New club badge

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by TheDon, Nov 21, 2018.


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  1. A No change

  2. B New Badge

  3. Don't Care/Neutral

  1. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Imagine this will need a thread of it's own.

    It appears the club announced this evening they're hoping to bring in a new badge ahead of the 20/21 season, "This is to aid the global growth of the club and to align the club with the nickname 'The Hornets'"

    I'm open to change of course.

    What are everybody's thoughts?
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  2. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist


    Already put this in the other thread but I am going to ensure that this one is selected. I will go to court with Bassini as my lawyer if I have to.

    P.S I'm unable to read any negativity when it comes down to the hard work i've put myself through to design the best possible badge with the resources I have available
  3. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    That's got to be worth £5-10 mill of anyone's money.
  4. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Why bother with a fan vote when we already have the answer?
  5. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I like our current badge. Distinctive. Every rebranded badge I can remember is far worse. Chelsea. QPR. Leeds. Brentford. Sheff Weds. Man City.
  6. oxhey67

    oxhey67 Squad Player

    It's not as if the current badge has been around for that long and as someone who remembers the 'Angry Hornet', I'd welcome a return via a modern version.

    This conceptual rebranding from two years ago is worth looking at, as is the post by Smudger (I think) which showed the process Wolves went through recently. Sadly I can't remember where that particular post is though!
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  7. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Who the **** supports a club because of the badge??
    CaveManHornet, UEA_Hornet and Timbers like this.
  8. Paulubana

    Paulubana Academy Graduate

    58D4EA0E-1BFB-4FB6-9B85-79EA72782512.jpeg The latest Junoir Hornet mailshot promoting the sticker album, did not feature the current badge but repeatedly used the hornet from the back of the latest shirt.

    I think someone else also pointed out the similarity between that the sixties/seventies badge and this shirt logo.
  9. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    I find the whole 'global recognition/brand synergy' argument quite strange, because we're never going to attract anywhere near the kind of overseas interest or merchandise sales to justify that as a concern. We're not literally The Watford Hornets, and it'll be hard to incorporate one without it looking a bit stupid, as far as I can envisage.
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  10. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Where's Carlos when we need him?
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  11. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    The Hertfordshire Hornets v North-West Liver Birds this weekend then

  12. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    No no no. This must not happen.
  13. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    We are a £120m a year club, in the most popular sport in the world, who are seen all over the world every week on TV and our global recognition/brand energy is only limited by defeatist thinking (in my view).

    I'm all for a change, and I really liked the Angry Hornet badge, and sometimes, the legs make it appear to move. Quite impressive.
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  14. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I like the idea. It's a better identity than a hart. I could never corelate the nickname with the badge.

    It will cost a lot of money though. It's not just shirts, it's all the branding. Everywhere you look in the stadium and training ground has the club badge on it. All that will need changing, so like any rebranding of a company, it will be quite expensive to change identity.
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  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    ZZ, what is brand energy?

    Sounds cool.
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  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Presumably, we appointed a new Marketing Director 3 months ago.
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  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If the new logo was based on Bobby P’s face, we could ramp his fee.

    Or feature Britos as an ad.
  18. Incredible work
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  19. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    After seeing it mentioned in Chumlax's post, I deeply considered the same question and came to the conclusion that Chumlax answer it. :D He deserves to, as he invented it.
  20. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I wonder how much that plagiarist had to pay brentford?
  21. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    This came out a year before Brentford's badge.
  22. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team


    The only thing I could even slightly consider accepting would be simply swapping the hart out for a hornet. I like our badge, it's already distinctive and recognisable and doesn't need to change. I genuinely think it's one of the better ones in football.
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    A prima facie case of copying another chap’s work but let’s concentrate instead on the graver issue of the exotic marketing wordplay.

  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player


    Just a case of where the word ‘London’ is slotted in.
  25. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Chumlax said brand synergy not energy. The difference is glaringly obvious.

    (To everyone except me)
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  26. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I honestly think it wouldn’t look too bad if the hornet that’s at the nape of the neck of the current home shirt was the logo.

    If it’s a complete redesign, history of recent other clubs attempts tells me that’s less is more.

    Can’t say I’m really bothered at all to be quite honest.
  27. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    I somewhat get the thinking behind it and probably could accept swapping the moose for a hornet provided that's all is changed. The crest itself, design, shape, layout whatever is all perfectly well and good.
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  28. PotGuy

    PotGuy Forum Fetishist

    The current badge looks dumb and makes no sense

    Definitely better to have a hornet

    We have had loads of badges in our history, no reason to get all protective over this one
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  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I like our current badge and it doesn’t need an update. The Hert is obviously the county symbol and it distinguishes us from other North of London clubs.

    As a homage to our greatest ever manager perhaps find a way to incorporate the great man’s legacy into the design.
  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Horrible idea. No one is bigger than the club, not even GT.
  31. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    To depict the anti-Watford attitude of the Premeeer League a representation of a ref sending of a TWO Watford players would be apt. Change the name to The Watford Red Cards. We can have a red card mascot.
  32. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    As long as we keep the unique shape of our crest I don’t mind changing the moose to a hornet.
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  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    ‘Do I not like that’ in Latin?
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    sM, I always think your posts are by Gino.

    Any pointers on Pereyra’s future?
  35. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Someone will get paid a **** load of money to come up with something rubbish

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