Should Reading change our club crest...

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Green » 30 Nov 2020 21:47

Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area


Disagree, it's not cricket. Reading don't really represent the county as a whole.

Sure fans come in from the surrounding areas but it's not on county lines.

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Sutekh » 01 Dec 2020 13:11

Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area




So, by that flag then, Reading should really be playing in Norwich type colours :?

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Forbury Lion » 06 Jan 2021 11:02

Reading4eva All the uproar across Everton & Port Vale about changing there club crests has got me thinking. Everton said their old crest was badly represented on TV, tablets and in computer games. It was also difficult to replicate, which led to a change. The Everton fans are not fans of this of course, and have already kicked off as reported in newspapers.

Their CEO has a point though, and it led to me thinking about Reading's crest. The wording is hard to see when the image is too small. Also the lion and the crown are difficult to see.

How about making a shield (in respect to our old crests), with a blue and white hooped background with Reading at the top and 1871 at the bottom, with a lion with a ball at its feet and crown on its head in the middle. Would be more of a brand than our current logo? Discuss!
I recall the reasons for switching to the current crest were pretty similar to those given by Everton above, plus working better on merchandise as a round logo.

You don't have to read the wording on a logo to recognise the logo.

I do get annoyed with things like away shirts that change the logo colour to the colour of the print rather than have the actual colour logo sewn on.

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by John Madejski's Wallet » 13 Jan 2021 15:36

Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area


Never quite understood that sh*tty broken tree. Seems an odd symbolism

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by Winston Biscuit » 13 Jan 2021 16:07

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Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area


Never quite understood that sh*tty broken tree. Seems an odd symbolism


Sir Geoff Berkshire planted that tree in 1458 right after slaying the plague riddled French. Upon his next visit to it a deer appeared and stood next to it looking up, he took this as a holy sign as Jesus' mum had once looked up at a tree, and the fable of the Berkshire Wonky Tree was born. Pilgrims are known to make their way to the site once a year from all over the globe.


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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Stranded » 19 Jan 2021 10:39

New golden badge revealed for next season's 150th anniversary celebrations:

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2021/j ... 1871-2021/

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Mid Sussex Royal » 19 Jan 2021 11:57

Looks like plenty of plans in place from OS which is good....including a new kit...maybe it will be narrow hoops circa early 1970's or even narrow stripes as per first ever kit??

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Pepe the Horseman » 19 Jan 2021 14:26

Mid Sussex Royal Looks like plenty of plans in place from OS which is good....including a new kit...maybe it will be narrow hoops circa early 1970's or even narrow stripes as per first ever kit??

According to this http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Reading/Reading.htm our first ever kit was narrow hoops. Would quite like a throwback to the 1879-91 era with a giant ?

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Hendo » 21 Jan 2021 13:58

That would be oxf*rd skillz.


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by Jagermesiter1871 » 23 Jan 2021 14:12

Not the best edit there (kits looks too long and badges too small) but like the concept - our first kit style with everything in gold. Is simple and basically what everyone wants. Macron have been class so far with kits so am optimistic they will smash it.

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Maneki Neko » 01 Feb 2021 15:52

Reading4eva No... But something more of a brand. The maiwand lion should take pride of place. It is the symbol of Reading after all. Palace have a new logo for next season too


its pretty distinctive as is.
think, along with the hoops its a more than recogniseable brand


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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Maneki Neko » 01 Feb 2021 15:57

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Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area


Never quite understood that sh*tty broken tree. Seems an odd symbolism


just an ancient oak innit.
they tend to grow like that when really old

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Green » 25 Mar 2021 22:03

That and it wouldn't fit on the flag if it was fully formed.

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by SouthDownsRoyal » 04 May 2021 13:27

Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area




I’m up for that, nice idea

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by PATRIQT » 16 May 2021 20:18

Hendo That would be oxf*rd skillz.



That would be a 10. Love that.

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Forbury Lion » 23 Jun 2021 10:29

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Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area




I’m up for that, nice idea
Maybe a start would be for fans to actually buy the flag and display it at the Mad Stad?

As the club do not own the Berkshire Flag, that would be an issue as they would not able to stop 3rd party vendors using it and indeed the owners of the flag (Berkshire council?) may block them using it or demand royalties.

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Winston Biscuit » 23 Jun 2021 10:56

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Winston Biscuit rel8ed - I have said for ages I think the shirt should have the flag of Berkshire on it. Maybe a little one on the sleeve. Something to differentiate it from others and make it more personally linked to the area




I’m up for that, nice idea
Maybe a start would be for fans to actually buy the flag and display it at the Mad Stad?

As the club do not own the Berkshire Flag, that would be an issue as they would not able to stop 3rd party vendors using it and indeed the owners of the flag (Berkshire council?) may block them using it or demand royalties.


Do you mean RFC would need to ask permission to display it but fans waving it wouldn't? (seems crazy that displaying a flag might need someone else's permission, but we live ni crazy times)

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Re: Should Reading change our club crest...

by Forbury Lion » 23 Jun 2021 11:40

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I’m up for that, nice idea
Maybe a start would be for fans to actually buy the flag and display it at the Mad Stad?

As the club do not own the Berkshire Flag, that would be an issue as they would not able to stop 3rd party vendors using it and indeed the owners of the flag (Berkshire council?) may block them using it or demand royalties.


Do you mean RFC would need to ask permission to display it but fans waving it wouldn't? (seems crazy that displaying a flag might need someone else's permission, but we live in crazy times)
RFC would likely need permission to make money from it, for example selling a football shirt with it printed on.... same as me needing permission to print the RFC badge on things I plan to sell.

I don't think anyone needs permission to fly the flag though.... other than perhaps planning permission if it's a new flagpole or something.

I would like to see Reading flags and the Berkshire flag flying from the corners of the Stadium.

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