We Want Shrewsbury Town to Return to Their Historic Badge
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.
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