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Discussion in 'NRL' started by gzerounian, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. From Where the Sun Rises

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    That is a stretch Mr. Fantastic would be proud of with the Raiders :joy:

    I think (not certain), Newcastle were named the Knights because of the area’s name (castle, knight).
     
  2. From Where the Sun Rises

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    It’s just the same horizontal stripes Souths have been using since 1908?
     
  3. Nuke

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    In a 1992 book about how the Newcastle Knights came to be ('Our Town, Our Team: The Story Of The Newcastle Knights'), it says that the Knights name was chosen because they are the men of steel, and that suited both the town and the toughness the team wanted to embody.

    I think the 'castle' part of Newcastle surely would have also played a part in the decision too though.
     
  4. From Where the Sun Rises

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    Well there you go. Thanks.
     
  5. Nuke

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    It also says Brisbane wanted red and blue as their colours (as supposedly their thought process was that those colours added together made maroon), but they were causing all sorts of problems and whingeing to NSWRL headquarters about a number of things, so when Newcastle submitted their request for name and colours, Arko approved it, and told Brisbane that Newcastle beat 'em to it.

    Red and blue, incidentally, was chosen for Newcastle because it's the colours of the first school in Newcastle. MUCH better than the official colours of Newcastle which is cinnamon and green!!
     
  6. From Where the Sun Rises

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    Yes, I have heard about the cinnamon & green. Yeeessh, LOL.

    Supposedly blue & gold are the city colours of Brisbane, & were consequently also proposed.
     
  7. Saint Doc

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    Brisbane strikers
     
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    Yup. This is the logo of Brisbane city council.

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    And the flag:

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    I'm glad they went with maroon. There's enough blue and yellow teams and I'm sure it would morph into navy over time.
     
  10. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Haha, a team in a small regional city joining a comp from the Big Smoke. They want to steal the trophy and take it home.

    You might even say that they were “Raiding” the Sydney comp....

    Having a few angles to the name is good.

    But primarily, it is about the “man of steel” working class thing.

    IIRC Newcastle wanted to use Steelers when they were first offered entry, but Illawarra got in first
     
  11. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Canberra colours are also Yellow-Blue...

    Imaging how shit this comp would look if every did a “Titans” and just used city colours without thinking how dumb that was
     
  12. The Great Dane

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    Ironically that is pretty much how I picked the NS Bears as my favorite team when I was a kid, in fact that is how a lot of people pick their favorite teams.

    Go out and ask a bunch of people what their favorite team is and why, for every one that says they follow their team because their family follows it, it's the local team, or whatever, you'll get a handful that say they follow their team because they liked the tiger or green is their favorite colour.

    And despite your protest we do live in a global market and everybody is competing with each other. That's why big American and European competitions are eating up market share across the world and why our economy is taking a nose dive because China is struggling.
    So it's not just because you says so and you do have a rational for your opinion, you believe that 'stability on the core branding elements is key', yet we know that isn't true (to the standard that you are holding at least) because we can bring up millions of examples of brands that have changed their 'core branding elements' constantly without any major negative effects. In fact that is how most brands evolve.
    That is a total misrepresentation of the argument...

    Nobody is arguing that the Titans brand should be changed because it's historically inaccurate, they are arguing that the Titans brand is unimaginative crap that needs an update, and that one unintrusive way that you could achieve that and create something unique and interesting would be to make the logo design a more accurate depiction of a titan.
    The most criticized on this forum that is an echo chamber made up mainly of people that know precisely dick about marketing or branding, that spend all of their time repeating their own opinions back to each other...
    Why not?

    You personally may not like it, but it'd be relatively unique imagery that makes sense within the context of their brand, that also literally meets your standard of not changing a core branding element, and if well executed could be pretty cool.

    It's probably not what I'd do either, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't work.

    Besides the Storms' lighting bolt throwing god, that is extremely reminiscent of Zeus, seems pretty popular to me. If mythological god imagery wasn't successful then their brand would be a failure, and I don't think that any sensible person would argue that the Storms brand is a failure.
    I agree that the Titans probably won't change their brand in any meaningful way, but people probably won't stop drinking, smoking, and eating to much junk food, and you probably won't stop fighting straw men either, but that doesn't change the fact that those things probably should change!
     
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  13. The Great Dane

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    Well back in the day the NSWRL had to approve a brand before a team could use it, and they wouldn't allow new teams to take brands that were too similar to preexisting ones, that's why all of the expansion clubs of the 80s-90s were relatively unique from other brands in the competition, it's also why you got some weird and wonderful colours and unique jersey designs.

    However if Les McIntyre had got his way the Raiders probably would have look like this-
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    They werent, which makes that jersey all the more interesting.

    ive never been able to track down exactly why it was made, but i believe its a sponsor prototype or thank you gift. i need to check if its got the normal sponsor underneath.

    but it could just be something someones knocked together themselves, i doubt ill ever get an answer about it
     
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    If expansion ever happens, and that team has blue on their jersey, I'll cut my own dick off and eat it, than watch AFL.
     
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    Brisbane Bombers

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    I think GD nailed all of the responces except to this on...

    Regardless of the criticisms of their colour changes, no one has accused them of being a failed franchise in the sense of the GC Giants/Chargers/etc.

    Pretending a slightly different jumper is equal to a club collapsing is rubbish.

    Also, most critics will point to how random
    And inconsistent their colours/branding is within a single year

    Panthers at one point had
    - home = black, blue collar, and a rainbow of sponsors.
    - away = pink.
    - Training gold = gold.
    - Heritage = licorice all sorts.
    Since they have gone to their licorice allsorts full time across all club branding, i have only hear good things about their branding.

    (Warriors have also been pretty good since going back to the Aukland colours, but they still get pretty crazy with a few designs)

    But regardless of all of this, both clubs have a strong core brand and recognizable colours. The Titans have neither of these
     
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    Panthers had a few colour changes before their 1991 introduction of the lotto colours, but what helps is that they didn't have a history of success with the previous colour schemes. The lotto look is iconic because its' unique, colourful without being garish and it's also synonymous with Penrith becoming champions.

    It's for this reason I found Parramatta reverting to their 50's and 60's style jerseys an odd move- that jersey design was from a period where Parra were mostly rubbish (including 5 straight spoons). Sure it's traditional, but hardly a tradition of excellence. Conversely, going back to the '86 design is a much better move because that jersey brings back memories of their last Premiership and Price + Cronin going out as champions.

    Titans have no history of success to draw from, so if they changed their colours up nobody is going to miss them.
     
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  19. Craegus

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    Geez that is a throwback.

    Can't remember when (well before I watermarked/placed my logo on or near the design) or even why I made that design.

    Edit: Actually found the date, I designed that all the way back in July 2011.
     
  20. Saint Doc

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    Nice work. I presumed it was an official mockup. I know they have used navy in their logo so just did a google image search to see if there were any jerseys floating around out there.
     

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