Having spent last Tuesday freezing my proverbials off, as our game against Bradford headed to the inevitable penalty shootout, my mind has been increasingly turning to thoughts about more appropriate clobber for the winter months. The hat is already out, the long-johns are primed and a new pair of (smartphone friendly) gloves lined up for action. The biggest question for me is always at what point the scarf becomes a necessity, and whether or not I need to make an upgrade.
With that in mind I’ve recently had my attention drawn to the products of Savile Rogue. The name might have unfortunate connotations at the moment, but that can’t be said for their scarves which give a nod to football terraces of yesteryear, shunning in-your-face logos and cheap nylon in favour of a traditional bar design and the comfort, quality and warmth of top grade wool. Simple and understated, they’re perfect for the match but without the slogans and outlandish claims that might stop you wearing a scarf on the street.
They really are good quality and a good choice for a personal treat, a Christmas present or, I don’t know, something like your favourite webmaster’s Birthday (if only one of us had one due, hint hint!). But even if you don’t know anyone generous enough to treat you, one of our lucky members can still lay their hands on one because This Northern Soul has teamed up with Savile Rogue to give you the chance to win one of the worlds finest cashmere football scarves in Latics colours.
The competition is open to all of our message board members (register here and join in our debates if you haven’t already) and entry is as simple as an email to email@example.com with the answer to the following question*.
Which piece of neckwear was banned from football by FIFA in March 2011?
The deadline for this is midnight next Monday (12th November) so if you were thinking of getting me one for my birthday it would be too late.
*Please note that the prize from this competition can only be posted to a UK address.
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