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.

8 comments:

FFC 4 LIFE said...

Billy is Genius...gets the crowd going and, as you say topped of his hero status against on Saturday!

He also has some smooth dance moves!!

Chopper said...

Indeed he does - essential for today's modern mascot!

kyle said...

I'm glad you guys like it! I'm sure proud of my idea!

Chopper said...

Kyle - if you're saying you are Billy then well done to you. Keep up the good work. Tried to convince my boy to have his picture taken with you at the Arsenal game (he's an Arsenal fan) but he bottled it!

CovCity#1 said...

I'm not a Fulham FC Fan, but what a mascot. Billy is a legend. Keep busting out those killer moves Billy!

Anonymous said...

I'm not the mascot! But I was the lucky kid who won the mascot competition.

kyle said...

I'm not the mascot! But I was the lucky kid who won the mascot competition.

chopper said...

In which case well done Kyle!