Disclaimer: This will probably only work for the felt lettering on officially license EPL shirts. If the lettering is screen printed (ie practically flush with the fabric) it probably won’t work and it serves you right for being a cheapskate.
It’s pretty simple, but you’ll need a few things.
Ok, now the process:
Eventually you’ll have all the letters off but there will still be some glue residue. What I did to minimize the amount of residue left on the shirt was to fold a few sheets of paper towel and use the iron over that where the letters used to be. My logic is that the heat will melt the glue a bit and the paper towel should soak the glue up.
There will probably always be a slight shadow left from the name. It is possible to burn the glue as well if you’re not careful with how hot you let it get. Don’t do this.
Finally it should end up looking like this:
You can probably make out a bit of the lettering still, but it’s better than still having the name of a jerkface poop butt on the back of your beloved team’s shirt.
Further Disclaimer: If you’re doing this to a Tottenham shirt you should probably just burn the whole thing and start supporting a proper club.
Addendum: Some googling has helped me discover that soaking the area with diluted white vinegar then laundering (no dryer) can be used to dissolve the glue residue. I haven’t tried it myself yet, but sounds promising.
It’s the greatest sport on Earth.
I spent a long time writing this last night. I’d love it if you took the time to read it.
The North London Derby is a time honored tradition in English Football. It dates back to 1887, one hundred years before your author’s birth, when Royal Arsenal traveled from South London (where they were located at the time) to Tottenham in North London. The proper rivalry began in 1913 when Royal Arsenal relocated to Highbury and painted North London red.
The match that took place on 27 February 2012 was one for the history books. It was a game of thirds. The prologue labelled Arsenal as being faulty. Tottenham were described by the media as the new big club in North London. This was supposed to be the worst team fielded in 15 years for Arsenal, while our opponents were hailed as the greatest Spurs side in 50 years. The first act did a wonderful job to set up the conflict for our heroes. As the first act came to a close the crescendo of the second act ushered in the final third which saw our Gunners reign victorious and silence their critics.
I wrote another match review. It’s another long read. I am a major Arsenal Nerd. As always, feedback is welcome. I want to get better at this.
If I had to describe this match in as few words as possible they would be: (in chronological order) Frustration, Patience, Dread, Vindication and Legend.
Have you ever been to America? Where specifically?
I’ve also been to Raleigh North Carolina for my friend’s wedding last summer, Boston on several trips, seen far too much of Calais Maine for my liking, and a whole lot of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. That’s pretty much it though.