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Re: New Badge

Post by jaws1 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:53 pm

Are they going to announce the signing of Jackson Hastings to cover up when they reveal the new strip another controversial thing for the fans to take in.

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Re: New Badge

Post by morley pie eater » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:49 pm

Have to confess I don't like the new badge. I have also steadfastly refused to use the word "Warriors" ever since its introduction. I don't buy baseball caps etc. But....
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    ...The average age of existing fans has increased noticeably since our 80s/90s heyday, and crowds (pre-lockdown) are falling.

    ...The younger generation have American Football, Premier League, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, social media, etc etc.

    ...Very few people under 40 are likely to care about an embroidered badge saying "Ancient and Loyal".
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I'm not saying Rads has got it right by a long chalk. But the reaction from so many fans - does it contribute to the club attracting more younger supporters, or make us look like a pensioners' association?

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Re: New Badge

Post by Mike » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:31 pm

I quite like the design overall now i've seen some high res versions of it. The one thing that sticks out is the Warrior. I don't like that it looks like a dwarf. Overall its nice and clean and would be great as a logo for all our digital and modern uses - just why do they have to chuck out the old one - keep them both.

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Re: New Badge

Post by CheshireWarrior » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:28 pm

Mike wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:31 pm
I quite like the design overall now i've seen some high res versions of it. The one thing that sticks out is the Warrior. I don't like that it looks like a dwarf. Overall its nice and clean and would be great as a logo for all our digital and modern uses - just why do they have to chuck out the old one - keep them both.
I agree regarding it being nice and clean and with keeping both. I think the new crest looks quite good on the training and leisurewear and suits but, I think it will take some time to adapt seeing it on the match day shirts.

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Re: New Badge

Post by Welski » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:27 pm

Didn’t Wigan drop the iconic crest on the shirts back in 1998-99 season? What was the story there, was it a failed attempt to ‘modernise’ back then or was it alway temporary?
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Re: New Badge

Post by Mike » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:53 pm

Here's some interesting info about the town crest - which is what our current logo is with Wigan Warriors written underneath..

https://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldryw ... itle=Wigan

I didn't know that the crest dates back only to 1922. The club predates that by quite a while, so what was our logo before that? Anyone know?

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Re: New Badge

Post by pieeater » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:55 am

It's bad for sure but it wouldn't be as bad if it was even cherry red - this is more like maroon.
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Re: New Badge

Post by Wiganrealist » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:57 am

So the new badge is to attract new fans and it’s in the club colours, in my opinion a badge never brings in new fans it team performances that new that and two things about the colour.

Firstly it’s not cherry and white, I may be wrong because I haven’t seen it in the flesh but non of the photos look the right colour, secondly if a big selling point is club colours why is it in black and white on all the training gear and hoodies.

I wouldn’t blame KR he’s just a yes man and does what he’s told, he doesn’t have the business experience to do the job he’s doing but then again neither does Ralph Rimmer so you can understand why the game is in such a mess financially

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Re: New Badge

Post by Caboosegg » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:05 pm

I hope we didnt pay anything for the badge.

Saw this on twitter...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _badge.svg

Apart from the Warrior its literally a ripped off football badge.
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Re: New Badge

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 pm

New Wigan badge: Costa Coffee logo or Johnny Welly with a helmet!

WIGAN Warriors certainly caused a stir when they rocked up at Saints at the weekend to project their new emblem on to the side of the Totally Wicked Stadium.

But they have copped plenty of light-hearted flack in return with the Warriors new badge being compared to a Costa Coffee logo.

And former Saints skipper Bobbie Goulding, who started his pro career at Wigan, said the head of the bearded warrior as looking like "Johnny Welly with a helmet on."

Fans had already ripped into the Warriors for imitating the badge of NRL outfit Canberra Raiders that includes ex-Wiganers George Williams and Ryan Sutton.


Bobbie Goulding wrote on his LinkedIn page: "Wigan Warriors have spent thousands on a new design for their new badge with a marketing firm. I've stared at the badge and thought it looked like Johnny Welly from St Helens with a helmet on."

https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/sport/18 ... ly-helmet/
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