2018 Jerseys/Logos/Sponsorships

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Timmah, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Ever heard of paragraphs? FMD that's a painful read.

    Anyway, to summarise:

    • Holding the AFL up as a bastion of continuity and tradition is rubbish. 90% of clubs' current logos have been instituted within the last 10-15 years, guernsey designs yes - home designs for the most part persist (but have changed over time for most teams), but they too have many wacky away or clash jumpers.
    • They're called St George Illawarra
    • Agreed re: Manly, they've nailed the design.
    To be honest, I think you're agitating for something the clubs mostly recognise. The majority of clubs have either continued with or reverted to a simple classic look from eras you refer to. There are still a handful of clubs struggling for identity, but that's the case with any code.

    Basically I think you're getting worked up over something that isn't a big issue anymore.
     
  2. 9701

    9701 First Grade

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    I prefer the Barca stripes, I think it's our best looking jersey and should always remain our jersey
     
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  3. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    I didnt like it when it was release, but seeing it on the field gave me visions of 1999.

    Now all they need to do is stick with it (but, who am i kidding....)
     
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  4. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    I dont agree with you often, but youre right on this one....

    I think what happened was that, in the 90s, teams realised they had such strong brand recognision, they knew they could jump between jerseys and fans would still know exactly who they are and what their "main jersey was" (even if they had not worn that main jersey in 5 years).

    Except, after 30 years, we have a generation of fans who have only ever know this constant change of jumpers. It is an entire generation of fans who do not know what the clubs central brand is supported to be.

    The longer clubs go on like this, the worst it is going to get. "If the club doesnt respect the jumper, why should I?"
     
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  5. GAZF

    GAZF First Grade

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    It's a good looking jersey but it doesn't scream "Melbourne Storm" imo. Their last design was possibly my favourite look for them, suited their gloomy theme.
     
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  6. Cumberland Throw

    Cumberland Throw First Grade

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    This comment makes too much sense
     
  7. Stallion

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    Timmah . Not getting worked up at all? Think they are valid points which in your roundabout way you have agreed with! So perhaps you might acknowledge that the St George part of that merger is the most potent for recognition and familiarity for neutral and existing fans. Even the Illawarra part of this merger acknowledge that very clear market advantage. In a roundabout way you have begrudgingly accepted my point of familiarity and recognition and that makes me thankfull for small mercies. But in a roundabout way thanks for bagging my content and then agreeing with it to some extent.
     
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  8. Stallion

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    Fortunately tv replays can replenish and reinvigorate the visual association we are referring to.
     
  9. parrawentyfan

    parrawentyfan Juniors

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    Would love to see player names returned. It is just a standard in most sports that we shouldn't have lost.

    Superleague manages to do an upper back sponsor and a name. It looks a little cramped but much better than no name at all.
     
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  10. Saint Doc

    Saint Doc First Grade

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    They manage it via squad numbers.
    If you want names printed on jerseys, you need to abandon the traditional 1-17 numbering.
    Can’t print new jersey’s every week with new names
     
  11. Groth

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    All it needs is the collar to be red and it's perfect.
     
  12. Stallion

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    Absolutely! Spot on! The Knights needs to work on their away jersey. Maybe the 1988 style for the alternate strip?
     
  13. kdalymc

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    Needs lightning bolts of 1999
     
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  14. beave

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    I agree that the ‘99-esque bolts in the V would be superb.

    To me, that jersey does scream Melbourne storm and should be their fulltime home jersey.

    Go wild with the away, 9’s, ANZAC, WIL, charity, Marvel, indigenious, but just settle for a mainstay for the home jersey. There’s enough chance to sell jerseys to those who like go wild every year as well as then having a constant home jersey.

    You can actually have the best of both worlds.

    That goes for all clubs.
     
  15. Stallion

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    Agree. With everything else the same.
     
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    @gzerounian youd be the man to do a mock up?
     
  17. Stallion

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    ?
     
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  18. toomuchsoup

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    Why are Penrith wearing their away jersey at home for round 1....
     
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  19. Zerô

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    Warm afternoon, away jersey has more white
     
  20. Saint Doc

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    Yep they’ve done it for years. First 5 rounds they wear their predominantly white (or pink) jersey
     

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