Opinion It is time we changed the Essendon logo

Crumpler83

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I heard a rumour a long time ago that we were possibly changing our logo for next season. Can't quite say I've ever heard anything about it since so was probably just not true anyway.

I don't mind our logo as it is. The old school one was cool too but just wasn't really menacing enough for my liking. I guess it's hard to make a plane look menacing but I like what they've done with the stealth bomber in our current logo.
 

daffo

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It would be great to see all AFL logos from the clubs to be made in the same shapes at least, like in the old days. how crap is the cats new logo.. yuck.
 

spiraldiver

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(Hypothetical question, of course.)

No, it's not going to win us any premierships, and some may say it's merely window-dressing, but I feel it's time the club considered a new logo. Why? Well, the club is no longer a dominant team in terms of membership, and its last four seasons on the field would hardly have inspired a new generation of supporters to get on board. With the rest of the field catching up I feel it's imperative that the club has the initiative to reinvent itself to appeal to more potential members, particularly coming off the end of the Sheedy/Hird era. I'd also like to see the logo appear on the club guernsey - why it doesn't has always been a mystery to me.

On a personal note, I've never liked the current logo. It looks rather amatuerish in my opinion. If anyone has any alternative designs I'd love to see them.
 

un_eggs

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Well, considering where we drafted from this year, and our venerable leader's name, I would be inclined to favour 'The Knights' as a logo... either that or the 'Terrorists'.
 

spiraldiver

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Okay, just to clear things up here, I didn't mean changing the name 'Bombers'. I meant changing the design of the logo/crest/badge - whatever you want to call it. I've never liked this design:

 

spiraldiver

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There goes your credibility.
Read the post again. Our membership hasn't declined but the rest of the field is catching up. With no guarantee of finals football in the next two or three seasons the club has to find other ways of attracting new members. Too many people assume Essendon has a natural right to be a giant of the competition and it's this attitude that could see us drift back to the dark ages of the pre-Sheedy era. Complacency is death in this business.
 

Ben the Gooner

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Read the post again. Our membership hasn't declined but the rest of the field is catching up. With no guarantee of finals football in the next two or three seasons the club has to find other ways of attracting new members. Too many people assume Essendon has a natural right to be a giant of the competition and it's this attitude that could see us drift back to the dark ages of the pre-Sheedy era. Complacency is death in this business.
Record membership despite the Sheedy sacking begs to differ.
 

Valve Bounce

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Read the post again. Our membership hasn't declined but the rest of the field is catching up. With no guarantee of finals football in the next two or three seasons the club has to find other ways of attracting new members. Too many people assume Essendon has a natural right to be a giant of the competition and it's this attitude that could see us drift back to the dark ages of the pre-Sheedy era. Complacency is death in this business.
OK!! I'll bite: what sort of Bomber would you suggest we change the logo to?
 

reincarnated

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OK!! I'll bite: what sort of Bomber would you suggest we change the logo to?
Have you noticed, ever since the logo was changed, we've being going downwards. That's because the Bomber is shown going downwards in the logo.

That Bomber should be changed so that it's flying upwards...so that it goes with our song and will also resemble our climb up the ladder over next few years. :D
 

Shane Hird

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May 8, 2006
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No.

Crows have an absolute sh*t looking logo but that doesn't seem to effect their massive membership numbers. And it seems they're in no hurry to change their logo just for the sake of it,
 

Ben the Gooner

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Have you noticed, ever since the logo was changed, we've being going downwards. That's because the Bomber is shown going downwards in the logo.

That Bomber should be changed so that it's flying upwards...so that it goes with our song and will also resemble our climb up the ladder over next few years. :D
I'm fairly sure we won the flag with this logo.
 

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