International Caps
October 22, 2008 3:12 AM   Subscribe

In 1886, Association Football adopted a new tradition: "That all players taking part for England in future international matches be presented with a white silk cap with red rose embroidered on the front. These to be termed International Caps."
posted by Wolfdog (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
posted by Jofus at 4:01 AM on October 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sorry Wolfdog, but there's not enough here.
posted by MrMerlot at 4:05 AM on October 22, 2008


It's a link to a quirky website. That's what Metafilter's for.
posted by cillit bang at 4:09 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I totally forgot about that All-Caps malarkey and took you for a shared anorak for footie memorabilia! I feel cheated, probably unjustly as it's my own fault really, like an England player on the plane home early from yet another failed international championship.
It's a shame they stopped handing out comedy moustaches with international caps, despite Graham Souness's bold attempt at a revival. They complimented the tassel so nicely.
posted by Abiezer at 4:11 AM on October 22, 2008


Caps were a real improvement on the top hats they forced players to wear during the game, and the mortar board the captain had to wear. Oh, the good old days!
posted by davemee at 4:16 AM on October 22, 2008


Do they have any pictures of the enormous novelty caps they need to fit over Wayne Rooney's giant melon?

*Sir Alex Ferguson voice* Seriously, the boy's noggin is quite large. It's like Sputnik: mostly round but pointy in places.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:46 AM on October 22, 2008


I DON'T GET IT
posted by not_on_display at 5:06 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Beckham:

Age 33
Bookings 14
Date of Birth May 02, 1975
Dismissals 2
Place of Birth Leytonstone
First Match Moldova, 01 Sep 1996
CAPS 107
Last Match Belarus, 15 Oct 2008
Won 62
Lost 20
Draws 25
Goals 17
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:13 AM on October 22, 2008


My friends and I keep track of our "fan" caps—how many U.S. men's team games we've attended. NO, THEY ARE NOT REAL CAPS.
posted by stargell at 6:24 AM on October 22, 2008


BUT HOW DID THEY KEEP THEM SECURE? SOME SORT OF LOCK, PERHAPS?
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 7:12 AM on October 22, 2008 [4 favorites]


Hold on, I'm a complete fucking idiot.
posted by cillit bang at 7:17 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


FOR SERIOUS THOUGH, DO THEY STILL GIVE EVERYONE AN ACTUAL CAP? I IMAGINE BECKS HAVING A CLOSET SOMEWHERE THAT HE JUST THROWS THEM IN AFTER HE GETS HOME FROM THE GAME AND SHUTS DOWN HIS ANDROID WIFE.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:37 AM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Cool site. Thanks for posting.
posted by VicNebulous at 11:09 AM on October 22, 2008


No, he gives them to Posh to wear.
posted by turbodog at 2:30 PM on October 22, 2008


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