Tony Spike

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  1. i did their is nothing in here that explains why you created a team called boston minutemen .......far as i knew boston dosnt have an NFL team or i wouldnt be asking
  2. you have made no mention of this so i thought i would ask, what's your reasoning behind changing the team names? i thought you were just updating the kits to look like the flags, im not saying you shouldn't of course, im just asking why you chose to go that route instead of merely updating the unis
  3. i would like to say that i thought of HBO when i first saw this, it was only when i looked again and saw concepts that i realised this wasnt the case, i would like to see your other ideas before i give you any opinion though as i wonder if any of your old ones can be added to this to improve it i often find this a handy thing to do whenever i come up with an idea
  4. If you're gonna use this one, at least use the non-digital version: (P.S. One of my favorites as well). nuff said their mate, .....this is pure and simple the best album in the world and possibly the best kind of design you can find, im going to post this one to suppliment it its important we dont confuse bands we like with the actual album art we like (i like iron maiden and metallica for example), but its also rare to find great album art on a great album, because to me a great album dosnt need fancy art lol
  5. well i use paint shop pro so thats what this is all about, i think its a little easyer to use than PS even if it dosnt have some of the features of PS yet, you might want to consider it its not bad and these templates are fully compatible with it
  6. They are also known as The Jacks. Due to the people of Swansea being called Swansea Jacks so your point is? ...the team is called as the swans, the term jacks hasn't been used since the 30s, i mean many clubs have two nicknames (West Ham are called both The Hammers and The Iron) but its a case of what's more current (no one calls West Ham The Iron any more) not personal opinion and the fact is they more often than not referred to as the SWANS, ......i mean case in point he has Manchester City as The Citizens, if you had put the sky blues witch is also a nickname i would have pointed this out, but as it happens its the Swansea nickname that is wrong My point is that using the nickname The Jacks he is still correct about using it. It is still relevant apart from it being in your little world.Just because YOU don't hear it does not mean it is relevant. as i suspected you have no point then, you see i never actually flat out said it was incorrect i said it wasnt used as much, witch last i checked is exactly what you said here helloooooo pot ...this is kettle i could level the same accusation at you at the end of the day, just saying, look im not going to get into a slanging match with you just because you are too ignorant to realise the correlation between something's relevance and something the majority of the country has used for the last 50 years fact is its not exactly my personal bubble when Clive Tyldesley and company use it, is it? and quite frankly i would rather listen to them (and the few fans of the club that i know, hell even the few hundred people that i have heard use the term on TV, in bars, ect over the course of my lifetime), than listen to someone who thinks that being known as a nickname, and being relevant and current are the same things I mean its clear that the club itself disagrees with you or it wouldnt have called its charity "swan aid" for crying out loud
  7. Sure ....and it aint QPR ..their all my club Sheffield Wednesday lmao
  8. possibly the supporters are but its definitly more common to call the team the swans or at least its the term i hear the most passed round by commentators ...a few of their supporters that i know, and generally most of the people i know, so i wouldnt particularly call the jacks a common name tbh, its an older name, i know that (i had heared of it before now) and i know the term stems from a story about a local dog saving some people in the 30s but like i say, swans is the more common term used to describe the club, i ,mean its only the same as west hams nickname of the irons, its the older term, stems from the time they were called thames ironworks, but hammers is the most common because of their logo
  9. They are also known as The Jacks. Due to the people of Swansea being called Swansea Jacks so your point is? ...the team is called as the swans, the term jacks hasn't been used since the 30s, i mean many clubs have two nicknames (West Ham are called both The Hammers and The Iron) but its a case of what's more current (no one calls West Ham The Iron any more) not personal opinion and the fact is they more often than not referred to as the SWANS, ......i mean case in point he has Manchester City as The Citizens, if you had put the sky blues witch is also a nickname i would have pointed this out, but as it happens its the Swansea nickname that is wrong About your alphabetical order issue, please take a look here. Thanks. i did, but it still dosnt change the fact that S comes before T and you have them out of order on the above image, .....no im sorry and im not gonna make this an issue, but what the hell does the order they are in on behance.net have to do with how they are presented above?, im looking at and talking about the images in the first post, .....if you had posted them as they are on the other page i wouldn't have brought it up
  10. i disagree i have a manchester united replica shirt from 1998-2000 i dont wear it anymore because i dont support them, (i followed them at the time though, because all my family supported them, so i did too in the same way one might follow Barcelona but live in germany) but to me for to wear it again wouldnt be a problem (if i didnt have it hung on my wall as a collector piece) because it has Ryan Giggs name on the back (the mans a united legend) and it has the gold premier league logos worn in the 99-2000 season on the sleeves denoting the team are the current reigning champs, but that season previous they had won the champions league and F.A cup too ...so it was a season to remember for them, and im glad they kept the shirt two years in a row otherwise i wouldnt have been able to use the gold patches, but then again it wouldnt have mattered but i also have sheffield wednesday kits that dont particularly bring back fond memorys i mean we were hammered 5-1 at home by nottingham forest in that 1995-97 home shirt for christs sake .....but i wear em (and many other fans still do) because the designs are interesting, ...i mean in my opinion the only critisim i get when wearing them is for having an owl on the chest, and if thats all people have to critique then i dont give a but i also have some i do have good memorys of our 1991 league cup winning shirt for example the one we wore in the inaugural premier league season our 70s classic sets or christ even the one we wore 2 seasons ago when we got promoted its like that in football, i mean arsenals adidas "bruised" banana shirt from 1991 is thrown up in bad kit depates but once upon a time you couldnt look anywhere in london without seeing one, and i often still see them being worn today, its kind of a classic no matter what your view of its design by todays standards football tends to be like that
  11. eeeeeer swansea are known as the swans dude, and since you appear to have placed them in alphabetical order wouldnt they come between newcastle and tottenham? lol
  12. he he he ....technically i have actually spent the last 2 years researching what i can before attempting it .....but its mainly come about because i want my custom league to have the fonts used on the kits from that time lol i tell you what though, it helps to have the premier league archives on DVD thats for sure lol i mean i know their are some that aint 100% accurate but i have done what i can with the info i got, ...i mean most numbersets tend to be the basic Athletic block type with a manufacturers logo on them anyway
  13. yes i know but the problem is i cant find anything past 1998, since everything before that has simply been taken from images of teams the premier league (most sets seem to be universal)
  14. i like this ..someone do it for baseketball lmao
  15. i present my English Premier League and Football League font sets from 1992 to the present a few warnings some might not be 100% accurate as i have picked the closest fonts i have and have done what i can based on the evidence i have (few numbers and letters at best) - i will be constantly improving these designs thoughindividual numbersets go from 92 - 98 ....past this time the EPL used a universal font, the football league followed in 2000, but as of this time i have no evidence of any fonts used by football league teams between 97 and 99 ..when i do i will update the set, both FL fonts used a fixed colour border (silver then gold respectively) no matter what colour is inside the fontthese fonts are big (300-400 px long AND wide) they are designed to stand up when resized like an SVG but be layered like a psd and some have 4 layers each, do not try to open them all at the same time, unless you have sufficiant computer memoryif anyone has any changes or updates, please state here in this threadPaintshop Pro download link (mediafire) Photoshop compatible versions will be forthcoming
  16. i present my English Premier League and Football League font sets from 1992 to the present a few warnings some might not be 100% accurate as i have picked the closest fonts i have and have done what i can based on the evidence i have (few numbers and letters at best) - i will be constantly improving these designs thoughindividual numbersets go from 92 - 98 ....past this time the EPL used a universal font, the football league followed in 2000, but as of this time i have no evidence of any fonts used by football league teams between 97 and 99 ..when i do i will update the set, both FL fonts used a fixed colour border (silver then gold respectively) no matter what colour is inside the fontthese fonts are big (300-400 px long AND wide) they are designed to stand up when resized like an SVG but be layered like a psd and some have 4 layers each, do not try to open them all at the same time, unless you have sufficiant computer memoryif anyone has any changes or updates, please state in my thread dedicated to the templates (not here)download link (mediafire)
  17. thats why i said that it wasnt as big of a sin because i wasnt sure, as i said it could have been plausible,
  18. why does everyone insist on calling me tony spike when clearly tony is a first name lol anyway ......hey im not questioning your naming choices im just pointing out something that gets on my nerves their and telling you european names are far from generic (me and 1clk had a talk about the interesting origins of the name dynamo just last night) and i always say the reason we dont do franchising is because 100 years being a communitys club is more important to us i mean it was only in 2005 we had Wimbledon FC trying to move to Milton Keynes (a place built in the 50s that had no team) and the F.A. ruled that they had to give up their trophys and history to AFC Wimbledon, (the club the fans formed in protest) cutting a long story short Wimbledon FC became MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon has now taken the old teams place, the football association considers MK dons a team formed in 2005 with nothing to do with the old team (in a continuity's sense) AFC Wimbledon is the continuation fact is if Manchester United moved they would lose the right to the name Manchester United, and any trophys or historys or prestige associated with it, to start a new club in london (London Red Devils?) .........witch no club owner wants to risk doing, ....if they cant take the name and prestige with them then whats the point in america they have been franchising since baseball began, so its ingrained in them and only natural that they should carry it over to soccer plus their league is new ....each club hasnt got the history their baseball and american football teams have so owners will be more likeley to do it but to us it isnt the done thing just because we have history, and possibly more respect for fans, but dont quote me on that
  19. actually ours is failing cos we plain dont like hockey or baseball ..or anything else as much as we do football (soccer), , i would assume the same for other countries as well to be honest its not the quality of the league or the naming traditions, its the sports, .....we have used american hockey names for years (Sheffield Steelers) and it does nothing
  20. Soccer teams don't usually have secondaries or wordmarkz. actually if the team is typically from the USA or Australia they do, the MLS has done it in the past and it is feasible that a league could do this and migrate the sponsors to the shirt back, since US teams like to draw inspiration from the spanish leagues this is a plausible (and a highly different) option to consider on a few of these teams now LaFarge, i love what you are doing here the logos and kits are top quality and im finding it hard to pick fault with them, but i AM going to give you a little tip to help you with your future club naming conventions, currently i love that the majority of your clubs have US naming as opposed to European naming, but i think if you are going to do this for one or two you should at least consider the actual meaning of these names before choosing them ....its not a big issue obviously i just think if your going to be thorough an understanding (and im not saying your not) is helpful, you see it kind of bugs me when american teams don't take this into account as such ..no offence, i love detailed club history's and detailed reasoning behind using certain designs, it adds character and since yours have this in spades i feel it would add extra dimension to actually take this into account ultimately its your choice ...but here are a few to get you on track if you need it obviously FC, CF, and AFC you already know, ...they all denote the club plays association football as opposed to rugby football, but did you know that AFC can also mean "a fans club" - a club formed by fans of a bigger team in homage to it, either out of respect, or because the owners did something to piss them offthe term Real means Royal and indicates a teams connection to royalty - also the term Royal itself can be used (Royal Charleroi)RC or "Racing" (Racing Santander, RC Lens) means Racing Club - the team might have links to say, the indie 500 (or maybe watkins glen is nearby) or maybe even horse racingSC or "Sporting" (Sporting Lisbon) mean Sporting Club, - the club is part of a multi sport playing associationAC means Athletic Club - denotes they have a running track or used to be part of a club that does athletic sports like javlin, discus ect, the spanish version is Atletico (Atletico Madrid)CD means Club Deportivo - witch means sports club, again a link to a multi sport playing association"Inter" means Internazionale -basically telling us the club buys none italian players (AC Milan used to only buy italians in the 50s)SS means Socia Sportiva, and is the italian version of SC and CDso theirs a few pointers, again i stress im not saying that you dont know this or that you should consider them, im just saying that perhaps adding the club being part of a wide range of sports to the history of CD Fenix (im assuming its pronounced pheonix) might be a nice touch lol
  21. i still cant see the T mate, besides if it does have one it should be made up of the actual BAYER wordmark in the logo rather than block lines C+C on some of your other kits, the FC Bayern Munich home kit has a collar thats too 90s looking (seriously it looks like arsenals from 1992 with that bloody triangle below it) and this gives the kit less of a modern feel, also it is a german tradition to place the name of the club below the numbers, without them the concepts just dont look german in my opinion also you have picked a stupid choice of league to "modernise" (because your not actually doing that your just changing the look) because the bundesliga is already one of the most modern leagues their is, ...so you have basically picked the most difficult place to start you could have i think that if you are going to even attempt this you should go back to the drawing board on the lot of them and really THINK about each design before you attempt it, your on the right track looking to their past kits for inspiration but you need to inject more personality into the kits, because the bundesliga is one of those leagues where each team is rich, and each team has enough clout in world football for companys like adidas to put effort into their design process rather than giving them a bog standard off the coat hanger template but that being said if you want any advice or help with this im happy to and im only a PM away
  22. sorry but i got to speak my mind ......and i disagree with some of the changes you have made (and other peoples opinions as a result) but agree with others i actually like the shape of your first concept better, i feel it was unusual, and this gave it character i also felt it gave the logo a more yankee patriot feel if you know what i mean, i understand that yours is a young footballing nation comparative to mine but i think an logo that reflects this would make you look more distinguished, right now you look like a team formed in 1996, when you were at the 1950 world cup (you beat us remember) - think of it this way your football has matured considerably in the last couple of years .... its time to stop dressing like an 18 year old (put down the skinny jeans and skateboard you look horrendous) pick up your pipe and smoking jacket and join the rest of us football old boys in the drawing room for a spot of brandy, you have earned it (no seriously my sense of humour aside you CAN act your age quite comfortably now)i liked the colours on the last two better, the gold looked out of place on the old onethe typeface improved on the newer two as did the removal of the word soccer (and no its not because its not called soccer its cos i like the stars better lol)the simplicity, the stripes should remain plain, and remove the football, less is more and i think the star on the top looked better and would round off the crest better if combined with the ones below, plus i feel since the badge is going on a football shirt it will be enough, and when you consider footballs popularity in your country compared to other sports i think it shouldn't scream its a soccer shirt, you see newest theorys on shirt design look at how good the shirt looks off the field with a pair of jeans, and in the case of america its a good idea to have the shirt speak for itselfi also liked the star in the A, but not when their are other stars on the badge thats just overkill, so taking it out was a good idea, speaking of stars does the USMNT have any achievements its proud of?, i hear they have won the CONCACAF Gold Cup 5 times perhaps the amount of stars on the badge can signify this? i mean England has a star for every world cup win above its badge and Uruguay has 4 (2 for its 2 world cup wins and 2 for its Olympic wins) but these are above the badge achievement stars, no one says you cannot have the ones on the physical badge mean something though so im wondering if you should consider thisthose are just a few of my suggestions - sorry for the ramble lol
  23. hey their ...im from europe too (england) and i like these concepts but with my extensive football knowlege i would just like to point something out i wouldnt really class european club names as generic since they all have meanings in some way shape or form for example most english clubs take names from the town coupled with something related to the area, Arsenal for example were formed by a cannon foundry (the Woolwich Arsenal) hence the name, Sheffield Wednesday were formed by the Sheffield, Wednesday Cricket Club (so called because they played their matches mid week) and clubs with names like City, Rovers and Athletic are more common than you say and all have interesting meanings (that i cant tell you right now cos im not sure im actually correct about what they mean) what i find strange is when american teams have a tendency to take european names without really understanding their true meanings ....Real Salt Lake for example, takes its name from teams like Real Madrid, Real Betis and Real Zaragosa ect but im not sure they realise that they are called "Real" because the club has links to royalty in some way, Real is basically a spanish version of Royal (like Royal Charleroi of Belgium) and im just not sure that Salt Lake City can really be considered a royalist community (Mormon certainly) lol ...or at least i don't see the connection, another culprit (though admittedly i don't think its as bad since it could be true) is Sporting Kansas City, .."Sporting" as you probably know is a derivative of the SC team prefix witch basically means Sporting Club, and is usually used by teams that were formed as part of a community athletics club, or a club with traditions in other sports, (another derivative would be the "AC" in AC Milan witch means Athletic Club, or the "Olympic connotations of Olympic Marseilles and Olympic Lyon) and whilst this one could be plausible (im sure Kansas City is a multi sport community ..i mean they have the Chiefs and im sure they have athletics ect) its not strictly true unless the teams owners also own the football team or the team has some kind of other sports facility's to me i think that american clubs should stick to the tradition they have established in other sports for the last 50 years, of giving the club an impressive sounding nickname (or at least they are nicknames to me, i mean lets face it if my club was american we would be Sheffield Owls, ...because our nickname is The Owls) it just makes more sense and gives the club a more american feel by calling the club NY COSMOS rather then NY Rovers' the only club that takes its name from somewhere else that i can understand is Club Deportivo Chivas USA, ..they are a offshoot of CD Guadalajara (or Chivas for short) and thus the club reflects this, plus a lot of Mexicans live in California (hell mexico owned the damn place at one point) so at least the club name makes sense, this is just my opinion of course
  24. sod this im just going to link to the PSDs i have collected ..its just easyer first short sleeved http://sortitoutsi.net/forums/topic/177/ss09-13-template-thread now long sleeved http://sortitoutsi.net/forums/topic/182/ls09-13-template-thread note he updates the thread with every release of football manager so if the links dont work check for them under the current release of the game
  25. It's a concept. At the end of the day it's up to the OP to decide if he wants to us the Adidas stripes or not. Obviously using them adds to the "realism" but the OP is under no obligation to do so. I hope we can move forward with more constructive comments and criticism and not get hung up on the lack of Adidas striping. .Pretty sure that's the first time Tony mentioned striping - I could be wrong - but either way, it is still a constructive comment. Possibly the OP didn't catch that all Adidas kits have the striping - except I believe the Supporters Team UK 2012 Football jersey. No one is getting hung up on anything, it was just a suggestion by Tony. It's the OP's concept. If he doesn't want the stripes, he doesn't have to use them. Move past it. That's final.actually i wasnt planning on saying anything else on the subject till i saw this to correct 1clkgtramg its actually the second time i have suggested that he should put his own logo on them, but i hadnt intended on getting bogged down in argument i was only making an observation basically i feel that all these designs look like they were made by the same company rather than the multiple company's portrayed and wished to point out as such witch i think you will find is a quite valid observation, since i think they would look better with his own logo on them rather than an brand logo it might be his choice weather he wants to do this or not, i never said that it wasn't, but i AM entitled to my own opinion on weather he should brand them as such or not and i reserve the right to say so without it being dismissed as none constructive, OR being dismissed as an attempt to get into an argument about something, it IS a valid observation now if you wish to drop the subject then fine, as i say i hadnt intended on going any further with it in the first place,but in future i suggest you see where something going before dismissing it as an argument (your attitude towards 1C sticking up for me indicates this) and i mean that in the nicest way possible