Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
I was actually speaking to somebody about, where the Rams came from as a nickname the other day, apparently during the 1st season of the football league, they decided to get a real life Ram as a mascot and would take it on the pitch before games, and it was away fans who called Derby the Rams because of this, and so the club decided to make that the official nickname.
And then came hundreds of years of sheep shagging jokes.
As for the emblem, I guess it had a Ram in it at the start of that season, so I don't know why. I guess it's a club for the county, which is mostly made up of countryside full of sheep.
It's changed quite a few times as well, it used to be a shiled type thing, the Ram used to face to the left, and now it faces the right.
You've got me interested in this now, I'll have to see if I can find out an official reason, or maybe Steel Neil or Durkos will know.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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