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#21 Steve Smith

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (F.Slater @ Mar 3 2010, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It has been done before !!



Sorry, I didn't know. Unsuccessfully it would seem. Maybe we're just too parochial and old-fashioned in our ideas, we should perhaps embrace everything new as necessarily innovative and a good thing?

#22 genesis

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:27 PM

No, this is pirate badge mark 2. Was it 5 years ago, when we were.- then wern't the pirates, then back to the crest for a year then back to the new pirate that we all love ? I actually prefered pirate no 1 and those shirts were better.

#23 Matt J

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:38 PM





3 of the 4 weve used since 2000.

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#24 The Baby Faced Assassin.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:19 PM

Sorry to butt in here guys, and this is a genuine question, but why do we have a pirate as a mascot anyway? Does anyone know, is a Rover in some why connected with sea faring people and I have never been aware of it?? blink.gif

#25 Robin Evans

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (The Baby Faced Assassin. @ Mar 3 2010, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to butt in here guys, and this is a genuine question, but why do we have a pirate as a mascot anyway? Does anyone know, is a Rover in some why connected with sea faring people and I have never been aware of it?? blink.gif
it goes something along the lines of rover being a morph of the dutch word "roven", which means pirate! I think that's it, but it could be just cak!

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#26 The Baby Faced Assassin.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Mar 3 2010, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it goes something along the lines of rover being a morph of the dutch word "roven", which means pirate! I think that's it, but it could be just cak!


Thanks for that Robin, I think! wink.gif

#27 Maureen T-k

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:29 PM

Right everyone, ive tidied up this thread and removed the inane postings of two individuals, and im now prepared to let this debate carry on. Anymore trading of personal insults people will be issued with warnings., which could result in a ban from this forum.


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#28 Goose

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

Cheers Moz ....


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#29 Chris Hirst

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:19 PM

The design of the shirt is good but the quality is extremely poor.

I prefer the old badge but perhaps our younger supporters prefer the new style.

#30 JasonNorth

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (Chris Hirst @ Mar 5 2010, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The design of the shirt is good but the quality is extremely poor.

I prefer the old badge but perhaps our younger supporters prefer the new style.


I prefer the new badge i think it reaches out to a bigger audience by making the club look more appealing to people!

I think it's more fitting with the clubs ambitions, and going forwards as a modern club with touch of traditional values.

Anyway thatís my opinion!!


#31 BlondyRJT

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:29 PM

To be honest, I think the pirate badge is/ was a very mislead marketing campaign that simply hasn't worked! The badge isn't representative of the clubs history, the name of the club / town, nor is it an image that I think we should be portraying. Afterall, the crest worked for Wigan why can't it work for us?

The word "Roven" - if this is the origin of the word "Rover" in Dutch, means to pilage, plunder, rape, violate & steal. Which has then been losely adapted to become to word pirate. Sorry but i'm not interested in the pirate emblem as a representation of a family club that is supposed to be looking to the future.

As for being an image that the younger generation can identify with? Hhhmm... not so sure about that one either.

The shirts like the ticket prices are bordering on extortion so much for wanting to attract new supporters and to build loyalty, after 2 years abroad for uni the ticket prices have shot up to £9 for students. The shirts aren't the best quality material and the iron on badges cheapen the item further, thought I have to admitt I do like the actual design of the shirt. Think i'll be waiting for the sale at the end of the season again...



#32 Robin Evans

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:40 PM

did someone make you pay for your own beer last night??????? sad.gif
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