English Football Club Nicknames

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Can you name the English Football Clubs' Nicknames Knowing The Reasons Why?

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ClubNickname(s)Reason
Charlton AthleticA corruption of the word 'haddocks', named after a local fish and chip shop
Fulham FCFrom the traditional colours of the strip as well as the club mascot
West Bromwich AlbionAcquired when the players played in long shorts
Bradford CityA reference to the claret and amber colours of the club's strip
BarnetBased on colour of home strip
BrentfordMisinterpretation of an 1890s chant 'Buck up Bs'
Cardiff CityBased on colour of home strip
SunderlandNamed after the gun battery which stood on the river Wear. winning the FA cup.
Sheffield UnitedLocal links with steel and cutlery.
Birmingham CityColour of home football kit
ChelseaColour of home football kit
ChesterColour of home football kit
EvertonColour of home football kit
Grays AthleticColour of home football kit
Ipswich TownColour of home football kit
Shrewsbury TownColour of home football kit
Southend TownColour of home football kit
MiddlesbroughShort version of name
Stevenage BoroughShort version of name
Burton AlbionLocal links to the industry
Birmingham CityLocal pronunciation of 'Birmingham'/Given by fans in reference of the physical appearance of its executive, Karren Brady, 1990's nickname
Hereford UnitedAfter the local breed of cattle
Norwich CityInitially due to popularity of breeding these in Norfolk, later home strips are the same colour as it, and is now used in the club's logo.
WokingFrom the red of the red and white shirt halves
Wycombe WanderersLocal links to the furniture making industry
BournemouthStadium built on orchard of these trees
Bristol CityLocal links to cider making and drinking
Manchester CityDeveloped from 'City'/Colour of home strip
BurnleyColour of home strip
Northampton TownLocal links to the shoe making industry
Grimsby TownLocal links to the declining fishing industry
FulhamFrom club's ground
Carlisle UnitedThe county the club are from.
Dagenham & RedbridgeBased on club name
RochdaleShort version of name
Rushden & DiamondsShort version of name
Lancaster CityDerived from the fact that team originally played in the same colour as these washing tablets
Milton Keynes DonsA contraction of Wimbledon, from the club's original location, as Wimbledon F.C.
AFC WimbledonA contraction of Wimbledon
Crystal PalaceTaken from nickname of Benfica.
Leicester CitySeldom used, derives from previous ground being located on This Street
Ebbsfleet UnitedShort version of name
Leicester CityOriginal name/Name still in use by commentator Stuart Hall/Outline of Leicestershire on a map resembles a foxes head, Hunting tradition of the county
Bristol RoversOld ground next door to a Gasworks/Local links to shipping/Short version of name
GillinghamShort version of name
Yeovil TownLocal links to the glove making industry
Exeter City...was, for centuries, the nickname for people from the St Sidwells parish of Exeter where the ground is situated
ClubNickname(s)Reason
Torquay UnitedSeaside link
ArsenalLocal links to military arsenal/due to the founders was in fact workers on a local arms factory
West Ham UnitedAlthough this may initially appear to be based on a simple shortening of the name, observation of the club's crest will reveal crossed metalworking (answer), indicating the club's origins as the football team of Thames Ironworks.
Kidderminster HarriersShort version of name
Luton TownLocal links to hat making industry
Stockport CountyOne of Cheshire's and Britain's main hatting industry towns
GatesheadBased on shortening of Gateshead, and the local pronunciation of Head
Queens Park RangersDesign of home strip
WatfordColour of strip
Lincoln CityLegend of the imp statue in Lincoln Cathedral
Scunthorpe UnitedLocal links to the iron industry
Swansea CityShort version of name/Seamen from the town formerly referred to as these.
Kettering TownShortened version of name
TamworthTeam plays at The (Answer) Ground, named after a local pub
Oldham AthleticShortened version of name
Wigan AthleticShortened version of name
Preston North EndColour of home strip
FulhamColour of home strip
Tottenham HotspurColour of home strip/Shortened version of name/For the club's North London Jewish heritage
MillwallFeatured on badge
Newcastle UnitedBased on black and white colour of home strip
Notts CountyBased on black and white colour of home strip
Grimsby TownThe club is based on the coast
Leeds UnitedBased on the colour of the home strip
Rotherham UnitedBased on ground name
York CityAfter famous landmark in the city
Hartlepool UnitedDuring the Napoleonic wars the citizens of Hartlepool allegedly hung a monkey believing it to be a French spy.
Leyton OrientBefore Squad numbers on shirts, Orient Players wore this large letter on their shirt backs
Sheffield WednesdayBased on name of local area (Owlerton)
Boston UnitedLocal links
Plymouth ArgyleLocal links
PortsmouthThe nickname for the city
LiverpoolShort version of name/Shirt Colour
Hartlepool UnitedShort version of name
Kettering TownWhere the stadium is built (field of these)
Peterborough UnitedBelieved to derive from former manager Pat Tirrel proclaiming that he was looking for: 'Posh players for a posh team'
Stoke CityLocal links to the industry
Queens Park RangersAbbreviation of club name
DarlingtonLocal links to religious movement
Crewe AlexandraLocal links to railways
Derby CountyFolk song, and by extension an emblem of the city
FC United of ManchesterThe club having been formed by disaffected fans after the takeover of Manchester United by Malcolm Glazer.
Crawley Town??
Manchester UnitedNickname originally belonged to nearby rugby league team Salford
Nottingham ForestColour of home kit
Blackburn RoversAfter a side of the ground adjacent to a river/Short Name/Team home kit
AltrinchamColour of home kit same as a its chest
ClubNickname(s)Reason
Bristol CityColour of home kit same as a its chest
Charlton AthleticColour of home kit same as a its chest
Cheltenham TownColour of home kit same as a its chest
Swindon TownColour of home kit same as a its chest
Tranmere RoversShortened name
ReadingThe town is in the Royal County of Berkshire.
WalsallLinks to the industry
SouthamptonSt. Mary's Church Young Men's Association
St Albans City??
Scarborough AthleticProximity to the coast
Brighton & Hove AlbionBased on coast, also a response to the similar sounding nickname 'Eagles' of their arch rivals Crystal Palace
Chester CityOld ground named Sealand Road
BlackpoolBased on coast
BuryBased on a comment by the club's first chairman
Halifax TownOriginates from the club's ground
Aldershot TownShortened name
Shrewsbury TownShortened name
MorecambePossibly related to the fishing/shrimping industry in the region
Southend UnitedA historic local industry; alliterative
Macclesfield TownLocal links to the silk industry
Coventry CityColour of home strip
ChesterfieldDue to famous crooked spire in the town
Eastbourne BoroughDue to team's previous name of Langney Sports F.C.
Mansfield Town??
Accrington StanleyShortened name
Stevenage BoroughBased on the pattern of the home strip
BlackpoolColour of their home kit
WeymouthBased on the colour of their home kit
Huddersfield TownNamed after a breed of dog.
Gloucester CityColour of their home kit
Hull CityColour of their home kit
Ipswich TownLocal links to agriculture
Bolton WanderersIn the 19th century, one of their pitches was adjacent to a piggery and clearances often end up in there. Players had to 'trot' through the pig-pens to retrieve the balls
BarnsleyColloquial name for a Yorkshireman.
GatesheadGateshead is located here
Cambridge UnitedInitial of name
Colchester UnitedInitial of name
Oxford UnitedInitial of name
Port ValeBased on official name
Northwich VictoriaBased on shortening of official name
Aston VillaBased on official name
Doncaster Rovers??
Wolverhampton WanderersBased on shortening of name
Cambridge United(unofficial) Colour of home kit
Mansfield TownColour of home kit/Animal on badge

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