|The Romsey Town snowman, suitably dressed up for an afternoon at The By-Pass Ground.|
My personal favourite nickname is The Bloods (Droylsden FC). Very gothic! Proof that you don't have to be called The Robins, just because you have a red breast!
I had a ponder about the nickname of the Wessex League team that I occasionally watch when I'm not elsewhere in the county (Romsey Town). I didn't know it, so I checked on their website, flicked through an old programme, found their entry in the Non-League Club Directory...no luck! They don't appear to have one at all! I guess the closest they have to a nickname would be "Town", but I was sure they could do better...
Romsey Town play in white, so the easiest nickname to apply would be The Lilywhites, which is probably the most common name for a club that plays in such a strip. However, looking at the snowman that I built with my children on Friday - wearing my Romsey Town bar scarf - I thought that "The Snowmen" would be a grand nickname! I'm having second thoughts now though - it doesn't sound ruffty-tufty enough to be a proper nickname... I don't suppose it would ever catch on.
We'll stick with "Town" then.