Thursday, January 03, 2008
Billy the Badger - New Cult Hero
Since Fulham introduced Billy the Badger as our new mascot a few seasons back he has been slowly growing on me. Most top clubs have a mascot of some kind and I think it's a good thing to keep the kids interest up and encourage new young supporters. The badger was a nice idea being a) black and white and b) a bit unusual. I don't know of another professional football team with a badger as a mascot. Anyone who remembers the club's first attempt to introduce a mascot will surely appreciate they have done a much better job this time around. Sir Craven was in principle a good idea but very poorly executed. Apologies to the guy who WAS Sir Craven, as I know he is a big Fulham fan, but my overriding memory of him was the wobbly shield and hat that looked like it had been made for a junior school project. Billy looks much more professional and has now achieved cult status (in my book) by accosting Avram Grant on the way back from the half time break. Classic.