I'm going to concur with Dmont and HamiltonFan in saying that I like Hamilton City FC/SC as a name. It's got history, and is actually usable unlike the two other prime historical Hamilton soccer names - Hamilton Thistle (too ethnic) and Hamilton Westinghouse (named after a company - although cheering for the 'Hoose would be fun).
Using my fantastic MS Paint skills, I came up with this:
Click here. I've linked it because it's huge.
I only noticed later that my HCFC symbol includes a long, hard shaft and two balls. Might want to change that. Or not.
Last edited by LSM; 03-25-2011 at 11:21 PM.
I'll put my last dollar that the team colours will be Black and Gold.
-has history with hamilton sports
-team will be sharing stadium and facilities, colour sheme in stadium will all be black n gold for the tigercats
-blank and gold makes a sharp football kit..a team out there has a great solid gold kit with a verticle black strip, dont have time to look it up tho
The team colors should either be black and gold or blue and gold. Blue and Gold, because those are the colors of the flag of Hamilton. I really like the chained Cinquefoil on the shield. Anyways, my vote is for the Stags. It's common in it's use of heraldry and carries the history of the Scottish Crawford Clan and further goes with the Cinquefoil of clan Hamilton. It's a name that gives a tribute to our English and Scottish origins but doesn't just a reuse of their naming conventions and still styled similar to American teams. That and of course the stadium will be shared with the Tiger-Cats of the CFL. What better way to enter a civicly owned stadium, where two football teams (and yes CFL Football is Football) call home then to this.
That being said, I also do like LSM's kit and logo too. I will say this, if Bob Young owns the team, I would expect SC to be more likely then FC as he's been selling Ti-Cats merchandise as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club for some time.
Last edited by -Hammer-; 03-30-2011 at 04:53 PM.
Hoping that Hamilton gets a 2nd Division team.
I agree that the chains just have to be somewhere in the crest - they're such a unique and cool little feature. The cinquefoil I can go either way - it's not the greatest symbol, but for want of anything else it's good.
I agree with you as well with the naming of "Stags", though I prefer if it's a nickname. Still like City as the official name. Considering this, I've changed my symbol and kit colours to match this up better. I hope you like it -Hammer-!
And here are the kits with colour changes: [Linked for huge.]
I've always thought that Hamilton Industrial SC?FC would be a great name
(although probably a little too rooted in the old Hamilton identity for today's citizens)