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Started by: kathpressey (5228) 

lots of debate on Facebook about the Warriors new badge. I fear it may have backfired on the club.

Started: 2nd Nov 2020 at 08:46

Posted by: TerryW (6031)



Looks alright to me and better than the Wigan Council badge, makes me laugh when I see fans with the council tattoo on their legs.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 10:15

Posted by: peter g (2512) 

I don't like it. If they want to change it do a better one

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 12:41

Posted by: 0 years (4312)

I like it, it looks very familiar.....I don't know why.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35175829

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 12:49
Last edited by 0 years: 2nd Nov 2020 at 12:50:52

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

at least its geet the reet town name on it, not like trafford's which says manchester for some unknown reason...

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 14:45

Posted by: whups (5266) 

stupid is as stupid are .

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 15:06

Posted by: laughing gravy (6708)

your the stupid one if you think owd scaffold is in manchester...

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 16:08

Posted by: whups (5266) 

stupid is as stupid are.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 16:18

Posted by: roylew (3210)

Looks like Costa coffee logo...but it’s ????

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 19:38

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Manchester United have their ground in Trafford.

Wigan Athletic have their ground in Pemberton.

What's different?

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 20:03

Posted by: 0 years (4312)

Isn't Pemberton in Wigan or is it out of the town boundaries?

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 20:30

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Pemberton is as much in Wigan as Trafford is in Manchester. Really it's not, but it is, if you know what I mean ?

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 20:46

Posted by: 0 years (4312)

Well, yer live and learn.

Replied: 2nd Nov 2020 at 20:48

Posted by: gideonfel (318)

Isn't it ironic that the ones who designed this nonsense have kept the proud legend "Ancient and Loyal"? For me, there's nothing ancient or loyal about this design, because it appears to be a rejection of the club's proud and glorious history. Where's the loyalty to the thousands of supporters both past and present who've worn the old badge with pride? This is a gimmick, an advertising logo that sweeps away the past, and replaces it with what looks like an ageing biker.

Replied: 3rd Nov 2020 at 08:48

Posted by: Joe Maplin (393) 

its cack !.....hang your head Mr Radlinski

Replied: 3rd Nov 2020 at 12:48

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

It's probably an idea of the new owner (or part owner). You'll be glad of his money. Think of the players he can afford to buy !

Replied: 3rd Nov 2020 at 16:57

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

Times are changing in RL and Wigan is moving with it. I always thought the "Coat of arms of Wigan" with its motto "Progress With Unity" would be a far better one than the Wigan Council badge, Ancient and Loyal my Jacksy, hardly been loyal to the people of Wigan have they, they've knocked half of the place down.

Replied: 3rd Nov 2020 at 20:06

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Eh.? What you call the "Coat of arms of Wigan, with its motto Progress With Unity", IS the Wigan Council badge.

'Wigan' doesn't have a coat of arms!

Replied: 3rd Nov 2020 at 21:20

Posted by: Joe Maplin (393) 

Funnily enough, Wigan RL sold some merch with Progress with Unity on, in the early 80s , that was cack too

Replied: 3rd Nov 2020 at 22:12

Posted by: tuddy (1120)

Arms of the County Borough of Wigan
The authority of Wigan County Borough was granted arms in 1922.[4] The design incorporated several elements from a number of ancient seals.

The arms consisted of a red shield bearing a silver triple-towered castle with a gold ancient crown over the central tower. The design was taken from the earliest surviving seal of the borough dating from the twelfth century, which showed a castellated gateway over which appeared a crowned head, believed to be that of Henry I.

The crest consisted of a gold couchant lion in front of the head and shoulders of a king in a red robe and gold crown. The depiction used on the letters patent granting the arms was modelled on a portrait of Edward III. The lion was taken from the royal arms of England. In a charter of 1350 Edward granted Wigan the right to use a seal known as the King's Recognaisance Seal on which were depicted the king's head and royal lion.

The supporters were also royal lions, each holding aloft a branch of mountain ash or "Wiggin Tree".

The motto was Ancient and Loyal. Wigan described itself as the "Ancient and Loyal Borough", an epithet originating in the 1663 charter of Charles II which described the town as an "ancient borough" and noted its "loyalty to us". The 1663 charter governed the town until its reform by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835.

Replied: 4th Nov 2020 at 00:23

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

I stand corrected then Tonker, I always thought that was the coat of arms.

Replied: 4th Nov 2020 at 11:18

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Gideonfel said, "For me, there's nothing ancient or loyal about this design, because it appears to be a rejection of the club's proud and glorious history. "

So, as I suggested, is it a rejection of the council?
Have they jumped ship?

Who knows? Mike Danson might!

Replied: 4th Nov 2020 at 12:40

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3230) 

I just hope that all the fans that support the club and have strong feelings about the new badge ,ie if they don't like it ,then vote with your wallet and STOP buying all their new shirts and merchandise then the likes of Radlinski& Laughlin can stuff their views where sun does not shine . As for myself i think it's an utter abonimation ,i am totally proud of the true badge which is and should be alaways , ANCIENT AND LOYAL with the coat of arms on it .

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 13:18

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

"i am totally proud of the true badge which is and should be alaways , ANCIENT AND LOYAL with the coat of arms on it ."

You mean they should keep the Council's badge?

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 17:12

Posted by: tuddy (1120)

Dose any body remember the old Wigan Grammar School badge? I'm sure I was once told that the badge was the original Wigan coat o arms.

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 22:47

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Wigan has never had a coat of arms. The grammar school badge was the council's 'seal'.

Replied: 5th Nov 2020 at 23:35

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

But the W M B C has a coat of arms the Progress With Unity one I was on about, one granted in 1922 and the other in 1974.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 09:21

Posted by: tonker (22777) 
Posted by: TerryW (6031)

Wigan Coat of Arms then.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 18:11

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

No. Wigan council coat of arms. Wigan is the name of the town. The town doesn't have a coat of arms. The local authority (council) does.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 18:35

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

Sod off.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 19:08

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

No. You need lessons. Get to know!

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 19:09

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

You need to take that elastic band off your nadgers you do.

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 19:12

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Wigan council elastic band?

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 20:56

Posted by: TerryW (6031)

No. Yicker laccy.

Replied: 7th Nov 2020 at 15:38

Posted by: Heatons68 (51)

Ive been down past the stadium this morning
the new badge is prominent on the training ground
( Robin Park arena ) and much larger than the old one , but the old ancient and loyal badge is stiil on the D.W. stadium .

Replied: 9th Nov 2020 at 13:11

Posted by: tonker (22777) 

Aye, the council will make sure they keep their finger in. They are the landlords and part owners after all.

Replied: 9th Nov 2020 at 18:23

 

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