A few months back, I dedicated an FKF slot to the unpacking of clubs I made up in mid-to-late 1990s and today the catharsis continues.
Click here to see part 1 and for more on the background – tl; dr – a sometimes socially awkward teen found comfort in creating a Europe-wide empire with a lot of home-and-away kit interchangeability going on.
Today we look at three more teams, from Italy, Norway and Denmark.
FC Alcorón (Spain)
The way that I came up with club names was to open the big Philips atlas we had at home, pick out a major club with a recognisable club and then find somewhere near there. Unfortunately, I missed the second ‘c’ in Alcorcón, near Madrid.
The approach taken here was essentially an endorsement of my view that, if a club is the only one in its country to have a particular colour-scheme, it doesn’t really matter what the combination is, as in the case of Partick Thistle.
Base kits, in order: PSG home, Netherlands away, Borussia Dortmund home, Rangers away, PSV home, Barcelona away, PSG away, Portugal home/away.
Havstein IF (Norway)
Havstein were part of the second generation of clubs created as I moved away from England/Spain/Italy/Germany.
I could give a meaningful rationale for the colours but really there were to allow for Luton Town fantasia, almost a decade after they had left adidas – the sponsors, Norwegian fuel company Statoil, were big in Ireland at the time and their corporate scheme also fitted.
Havstein were conjured up in 1997-98, with the ubiqutious adidas design chosen, while the away was backdated to a 1996 style to create a two-season cycle. The 1999 home is based on the Bayern Munich kit of the time.
Roskilde BK (Denmark)
Was 14-year-old me aware in 1998 of the major annual music festival that took place in Roskilde? Absolutely not – it was simple somewhere that the atlas told me was near Copenhagen.
If Norway was Luton, Denmark was Watford, though, while it may not seem like it at first glance, the inspiration for these kits was Brazil. At the 1998 World Cup, Taffarel wore a shirt that was the reversal of the outfield top and I can remember at the time doing up an all-green away version.
Wanting to be a tiny bit more original, I kept the yellow shirt and white socks but sought different supporting colours and red and black were the most obvious.
Looking back now, the white socks are very much out of place but I still like the away.
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