We Want Shrewsbury Town to Return to Their Historic Badge
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Shrewsbury Town

We Want Shrewsbury Town to Return to Their Historic Badge

    1. Justin Gill
    2. Petition by

      Justin Gill

      Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Supporters of Shrewsbury Town are grateful for the professional manner in which Roland Wycherley has run the club during his tenure as Chairman, and hope he will continue to do so for years to come. We understand the need for financial stability in the club, having witnessed the plight of many clubs who lived outside their means; Darlington and Rushden & Diamonds to name two recent examples. We are happy that this is not a scenario which Shrewsbury Town will ever face whilst Roland Wycherley is chairman.


The vast majority of supporters now understand the reasoning behind the move to a new all-seater stadium in the outskirts of the town and accept that it was necessary to ensure the long term survival of the club.
One thing, however which many supporters can not accept is the change of logo from the "Loggerheads" emblem, which is representative of the town of Shrewsbury and the historic county of Salop, to a single lions head taken off Microsoft clipart, although it could be argued represents the clubs roots, the club having being founded in the "Lion Hotel" the execution is far from great and it is also extremely easy to copy the Lion at the centre of the design to produce "knock-off" merchanchise with only minor adjustments needed to avoid a breach of copyright which is surprising given that the logo was reportedly introduced to reduce this problem.


We feel that given the scale of the transition the club has gone through during the last decade, it is important that the club remains connected to it's history and that of the town and county - in which it is the only football league club - by returning to the true historic emblem which represents them and ensure the club does not lose it's identity as a part of them.

Floreat Salopia-1886

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    1. VOTE YES today!

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      To each and every single one of our valued petition signatories – we need YOU!

      You last heard from the Bring Back The Loggerheads campaign back in May. We asked for your thoughts on the ‘badge issue’ and then submitted them for consideration at the Supporters’ Parliament Badge Meeting. The dozens of passionate responses confirmed what we have known for over seven years; the Loggerheads crest is the club’s true badge and should be reinstated immediately.

      During the Badge Meeting, it was agreed that a vote will take place with Town fans voting in response to the question: ‘Do you think that Shrewsbury Town FC should change their current badge?’. The vote has been open since June, and will close at the end of August 2014.

      The club have confirmed that they will accept a majority decision. If more than 50% of the votes cast are YES votes; the irrelevant clip art lion will be removed and a new badge introduced ahead of the 2015/16 season. We are closer than ever before to restoring a crest which represents the history, heritage and identity of our beloved football club – but we still need YOUR help!

      While there’s been an unbelievable response so far – with 700 votes being received over the pre-season period – many reading this message will not yet have voted. Please, please, please VOTE YES and edge us ever closer to victory.

      Voting is easy – it only takes 30 seconds and you can vote online through this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BadgeVote

      In order for your vote to count, you will need your unique Supporter Number which can be found on the bottom left-hand corner of ticket stubs. If you cannot find yours, please contact the club directly (01743 289177) and they will happily tell you.

      To have the opportunity to vote on the club’s badge is a truly historic development and one we never expected to happen! We are nearly there but need as many YES votes as possible. After all, to VOTE YES is to vote in favour of our club’s heritage and future commercial interests.

      Please don’t delay. VOTE YES today!

      Floreat Salopia and Thank You,

      Bring Back The Loggerheads

    2. Reached 1,300 signatures
    3. The Cost Argument

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      It is understood that a change of badge would incur costs. The change should only take place should these costs not prove to be prohibitive, and as such any attempts to reduce the costs (through phased introductions or other alternatives agreeable to the club) in the short term or the long term would be supported - to ensure to quicker return to an acceptable badge supporters would be happy to help in any way through fundraising if unnecessary.

      It is the belief of many that if the club were to offer for sale "Loggerheads" merchandise demand would be high enough to ensure enough sales to cover costs of a change of club badge in the long term.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Alternative Logo Designs

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      This redesign could be a good compromise between club and fans, designed by a graphic designer with a genuine interest in the club. There are two badges he has designed, please share if you like them.

    6. 900 Signatures Reached | May 27th, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      We are now over 90% of the way towards the 1000 signature target. The petition has featured in the Shropshire Star, Shrewsbury Chronicle and the "When Saturday Comes" football magazine (thanks to David Campion for the article)
      If you want to help mop up a few more signatures don't forget to give the petition a quick share on Facebook and Twitter and tell friends and family about it.

    7. Polite Request

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      May I please request that if you prefer the current Shrewsbury Town badge you refrain from posting childish insults / signatures as I have better things to be doing than moderating this petition.
      Perhaps you could start your own petition in favour of the current badge?

    8. 800 Signatures Reached! | May 16th, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      Unfortunately, the growth of this petition has slowed considerably since the club issued a statement accusing it signatories of "curtailed and demeaning" the efforts made in promotion to league 1.

      This was never supposed to be a club vs supporters issue. After all, we are the ones who turn up to cheer on the team all around the country, often at great expense, and is difficult to see how signing a petition could possibly have such a detrimental impact.

      Anyhow, it is well worth ensuring that this petition achieves the 1000 signature target, ready for the time we undoubtedly have "yet another debate about the club badge" so keep on sharing and one day things will change.

    9. Reached 750 signatures
    10. Club Statement on Badge

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      "Following the public euphoria of the successful League Promotion the first in 18 years, it is extremely disappointing that the focus on the outstanding efforts of all involved from the club in achieving this goal has to some extent been curtailed and demeaned by yet another debate about the club badge"

    11. 700 Signatures Reached! | May 14th, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      Let's keep it going :)

    12. 600 Signatures Reached! | May 13th, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      The petition is now picking up signatures at an ever increasing rate, so to ensure this continues keep on tweeting, liking and sharing, see if your friends an family want their name put down.
      This is an issue that means a lot, to a lot of people. Lets make sure it's an issue which gets resolved!

    13. Reached 500 signatures
    14. 400 Signatures Reached | May 12th, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      We have now surpassed the 400 mark and even warranted an article in the Shropshire Star after just 2 days!
      It is now vitally important not to lose momentum, so as well as sharing online, remember to ask people who perhaps don't have internet access if they want their name putting down, as I am sure will be the case for many older supporters.
      Let's keep on going!

    15. 300 Signatures Reached | May 11th, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      We have now surpassed the 300 mark by quite some distance, but we still need more; keep sharing, liking and tweeting to make sure as many people as possible are made aware of the petition, thanks.

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. 200 Signatures Reached! | May 10, 2012

      Justin Gill
      Petition Organizer

      The petition has now accumulated 200 signatures with no press coverage whatsoever; remember to keep sharing the petition around: tell your friends and family, post it to facebook, tweet it, email it, post a link up on a messageboard.

    18. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Alex Prince SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      MATES

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    • Alex Taylor SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Salopian through and through, bring back the loggerheads,

      the lion doesn't do!

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    • Nayland Southorn CHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      We need to maintain our tradition by bringing back the Loggerheads

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    • Guy Southorn REDDITCH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Because the new badge looks shit. It's taken from Clip Art for God's sake!!! It also has nothing to do with Shrewsbury's town crest & has dropped the 'Floreat Salopia' to rid itself of any historical merit whatsoever. An absolute travesty. Bring back the old badge!!!

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    • Kieran Gregory ALDBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      To bring back the identity of the club I support, and get rid of the commercial aspect.

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