New club badge

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


See post 1100 for options

  1. A No change

  2. B New Badge

  3. Don't Care/Neutral

  1. Yes looks like a bluebottle more than a hornet. Dreadful representation of a hornet but then 98% of them are.....
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  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I actually think it’s alright. And old Moosy looks very tired now. If not this time, it’ll have to be binned off soon. I think if people applied the same standard to Moosy as they have to the various potential replacements it’d be ditched without question.
  3. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    It's a fly not a hornet, so a big fat no from me. Was never a fan of changing, especially for the sole purpose of being able to market our nickname better. Would prefer the current design with a more fierce moose (a la the 1881 audentier banner) if we had to change it. But this one sucks. It's unimposing, uninspiring and feeble.
  4. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Absolute joke to have any old indistinguishable fly/insect on the badge.

    If you going to change to the nickname at least make a clear artistic representation of it.

    Whole issue needs a rethink & should be put on hold at least until we know what league we're playing in next season.
  5. RS2

    RS2 Academy Graduate

    Well it's definitely a hornet, albeit a timid looking one. It's probably the best of the ones they had to chose from but I've seen it described as a badge you'd find on the old Pro Evo Soccer game, which is spot on! I'd rather they updated the current badge to make it look less moosey.

    Change will happen at some point though. It's all about money and harts and hornets don't mix!
  6. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    So we're changing from a Hart (that is actually a Moose) to a Hornet (that is actually a fly/bog-standard Drosophila with a stingy bit on the end). It's beyond pathetic.

    And it's never wise to kiss either a hornet or a fly in case the latter's just stood in a pile of sh.t which this badge most certainly is.

    Look at the Wolves' badge. Surely we could at least have some sort of large and aggressive cartoon hornet.
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    There's an optical illusion around the sting that makes the line look bent and now I can't unsee it.

    It's a no from me.
  8. Damn, now me too.
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I give up. Just change it. I truly hope this abomination wins. I hope they ditch z cars and replace it with ****play too.

    It's nothing less than we fans deserve for not rising up in mutiny.
  10. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    Instead of Z Cars, the team could come out to that tune they played on Tiswas when everyone did the "Dying Fly" dance? Which The 1881 and the whole of The Rookery could join in with?
  11. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    So this is what the club chose before they launched this whole campaign? Seems a lot of time and effort to come up with something so awful. They're going to have rig the final vote to get this one through.
  12. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Leventhal running a vote on his Twitter. 5000+ votes so far and it's 52/48 in favour of the new one.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2019
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  13. Think that's going to need a confirmatory vote before it's adopted given it's so close and factors may change ?
  14. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I don't come from Hornetshire so this badge doesn't represent me.
  15. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Such a blatant fix. PR stunt at its finest. This terrible design was always rigged to win. Pathetic from the club.
  16. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Why is the hornet so feeble looking? Why is "1881" bigger than the word "Watford"? Why is it so ugly? Why do some people like it???
  17. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    I absolutely hate it. Will never buy any merchandise with that on it, as I think it's dreadful. I work in branding/marketing and I don't understand how that choice was ever made. It doesn't do what they wanted it to do, except for the fact it has a hornet on it.

    Personally think the current badge is far more distinguishable.
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  18. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    If this so-called badge ever gets onto our team's shirts then Deeney should immediately go round our entire squad and swat the pathetic things with a rolled-up copy of the Metro.
  19. ForzaWatford

    ForzaWatford Squad Player

    Also, I should add there is a tendency for fans to react emotionally and then come around to it, but I don't think I ever could with that badge. There was one option in the 5, i think it was Badge D, that would have actually achieved what they were hoping for.
  20. Chiswell

    Chiswell Academy Graduate

    Any new badge that can't at least pay some respect to the fact that the Hart is a proud part of the logos of both the town of Watford and county of Hertfordshire is worthless and disrespects all of the club's fans and players!
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  21. Mazzereth

    Mazzereth Academy Graduate

    Will it help us put the ball in the onion bag?
  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Come on you flies!
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  23. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Get rid of the 1881 on the crest and I'd think about it, looks forced in and is massive
  24. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Cobblers! It's about time the needs of us cervidophobes were addressed. Or are we just another minority to be repressed in these, so-called, enlightened times?
  25. Chiswell

    Chiswell Academy Graduate

    I think tradition matters. Even if the powers at the top (or soon to be at the top) want something new, at least bring in the new whilst bringing the old with you. Blast the wretched insect everywhere if the Americans want it and pay their money for it but please at least make room for a small hart in the corner somewhere to recognise what has gone before and who knows may return if we go back to our roots in the future?
  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

  27. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    I think some on here are being a bit harsh calling it a fly, maybe it's not a hornet but it's at least a wasp.

    What annoys me more is that the crest should be a bit broader.

    I'm fine with the moose being changed, and while this does look a bit more modern it's also just not very striking,
  28. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    In the past there have been badges that just had a hornet.

    This was a decent example of a submission which combined both though:

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  29. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    What started as a PR move to say that the humble Watford fan could create the new badge turned into a bun fight in which every ****** 'graphic design company' had a go.

    With this one, the company behind the logo has such esteemed clients as Weymouth FC and the Chiswick Half Marathon. They aren't Watford fans either, with seemingly one in St Albans and one in the US. So, it won't be a Watford fan creating the logo after all. Less of a fix but the ultimate 'cheap' option by the club.

    Thankfully, even if this disgrace wins, it'll last two years at the most until the Pozzo empire has completely collapsed, as it's in the process of doing, and our new owners will arrive, bringing back the old one as part of the deal.

    Saves me money in the meantime as I don't have to buy friends and family one single official, overpriced piece of crappy merchandise or immediately outdated calendars for the duration of this period.

    Happy days.
  30. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Welcome back.
  31. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    thats shyt an all
  32. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Hey! We're not a London club you know!
  33. CleyHorn

    CleyHorn Reservist

    Better than what's currently on offer.
  34. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

    Nope, I want this one

  35. Yes I like that one.

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