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  1. Engvall to Djurgårdens IF?

    That’ll be the dragons.
  2. Would this keep everyone happy?

    OK, (almost) everyone's feedback has been addressed... More subtle, less cluttered wording. A more effective outer crest/shield/shape. A football(s). A proper looking bridge. 1894. I managed to squeeze in another City fan / OTIB reference with the football. It's very heavily influenced (copied) from the Willem ii badge of the 70s. There was also a late call for a roundel and the St George flag to be included. The roundel kept looking a bit Charlton and as far as I'm aware this side of Bristol has never had a round badge - for these reasons I canned it. As it stands, there are three versions: Simple. Shield. Shield with flag.
  3. Would this keep everyone happy?

    Thanks for all the feedback. Based on everything that's been said, I'll tinker with it for another hour or so over the weekend to include: More subtle, less cluttered wording. A more effective outer crest/shield/shape. A football(s). A proper looking bridge. 1894.
  4. Would this keep everyone happy?

    Glad you like it! I did try incorporating Ashton Gate, but the new non-symmetrical stand wasn't working for me at the time. Everything else was balanced along the centre vertical line and the pointy top left bit of the stadium (sorry I've been overseas for the last 15 years and don't know its official name) was throwing everything else out. Trying to incorporate it did lead to me turning it upside down, which inspired the design of the crown with the eight marks. I didn't try footballs so I'll try out a few options over the weekend. In keeping with the robin badge, I'll aim for the black and white panel style of ball instead of the older strip panels that feature in a lot of other badges. Thanks for the feedback.
  5. Would this keep everyone happy?

    Yep, agree with your first two points. It was getting late and the unicorns weren't playing nicely with the shield. The words aren't sitting that pretty in their current format. I did try the SS Great Britain in landscape but it's a bloody long ship!
  6. Would this keep everyone happy?

    That's unfair. You're asking me to compete with perfection!
  7. Would this keep everyone happy?

    I don't disagree with anything you've said there. The crest was proving to be difficult with the unicorns and it was getting late, so the words just kind of got slapped on at the end.
  8. Would this keep everyone happy?

    Recently, there's been a bit of conversation on here about the club badge; and what it should (and should not) be. As expected, there were very different opinions floating around. Broadly speaking they were: Robin, bridge and football. The Bristol coat of arms. Something simple like Brentford's. At the time, I wondered if there was an option that could keep "everyone" happy. Today I got home from work, stopped wondering and set out to create the most Bristol City / OTIB community / Crowd pleasing badge I could think of. This is the first (and most likely last) draught of where I got to. The overall design of the badge is a shield. It's shape and colour represents a robin's chest. Inside the shield there is a coat of arms that takes the meaning of the original - a ship and castle to signify a strongly fortified harbour - but updates our strongly fortified harbour to include the SS Great Britain and the Suspension Bridge. Above the Suspension Bridge there is a robin in full flight. The robin was created by repeating the shape of Concorde's nose over and over again. The SS Great Britain is facing forwards, never retreating. The unicorns are still there, as unicorns will only do homage to men of virtue. The helmet/arms/scales/serpents from the original coat of arms have been removed. The meaning given to all of those elements was that "good government depends on wisdom and justice and these are divine gifts from above." They've been replaced with a representation of our own wise, just and noble gift from above… a gold crown with eight marks on it - one for each of the Ashton Gate Eight. The font is Gill Sans Bold which was created in 1926 for the signage of a Bristol bookshop. The design is pretty simple but still needs quite a bit of work to tighten it all up. To be honest, it's probably not going to happen because it's 1am here, the missus thinks I'm mad for doing it in the first place, and I have work again tomorrow morning. For what it's worth, I'm firmly from the robin, bridge and football era; and am a big fan of the screeching robin on a football badge that someone on here created not so long ago. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Good or bad, it doesn't really matter as I had fun doing it!
  9. Should be a good one today.....local boy !

    The team fancy lad, Niall Sea.
  10. New Crest

    Let's not forget our League Trophy wins!
  11. More VAR fun

    VAR similarly disrupting games down here in Aus: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/western-sydney-wanderers/var-overshadows-western-sydney-wanderers-thrilling-draw-with-newcastle-jets-20180216-h0w8fe.html
  12. BCTV

    I think a few of the camera issues may be a result of this: https://www.bristolrugby.co.uk/news/bristol-sport-embarks-on-uwe-partnership/ I actually think this is a good thing. I was very happy with the coverage when I could watch the games. Apprenticeships/training should always be encouraged and a few mistakes (in this industry) aren’t going to kill anyone. That said, I am f’d off that I paid £110 for an ever decreasing amount of games. I’m obviously loving that we’re doing well, but the honest knock on effect of all these TV games is that I’ve found some very good internet alternatives and don’t feel the need to resubscribe next season.
  13. Song for Lois

    Can we just sing the Bullseye theme tune every time he scores?
  14. Atyeo as a christian name (WORKING TITLE)

    We went through this recently. The missus said outright that there would be no City related names Closest I got to sneaking one through was Ashton or Bailey. My favourite football name story is this one from a couple of years ago:
  15. “Hard Sun” BBC trailer - Ashton Gate?

    It was filmed in London and Anglesey and it wouldn’t make any sense (financially or creatively) to do pick-up shots anywhere else. https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/hard-sun-on-bbc-one-cast-locations-and-everything-else-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-bbc-thriller-a3733536.html%3famp I’m going to say it’s The Emirates. There are a few more tower blocks next to the two, top right of the pic, but you could easily frame them out...