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1 hour ago, JAMAICAN-VILLAN said:

Since this has been bumped.

I like the newest lion (With paws) but still hate the badge.

It tends to look terrible in social media and print as well.

I'd even like to see how it would look with the colours inverted.

Gold lion surrounded in claret for great contrast.

Then gold piping, and find a way to classily integrate the blue.

I genuinely don't know how much these "design experts" got paid for this but there are so many basics wrong it's astonishing IMO.

Same, I've got no problem with the design of the lion in the current badge. My main issue is the colouring. Just look how little claret there actually is in it. It looks awful. I think it would be a massive (and easily achievable) improvement by simply changing the lion from gold to claret or by doing what you say. Either would look better than it does at the moment. It looks so cheaply made and poorly thought out.

The way it is at the moment is like, if you were to show it to someone who knows absolutely nothing about football and ask them what colour kit we play in, would they say claret and blue? No.

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30 minutes ago, ThunderPower_14 said:

I quite like the current lion, but the badge overall stinks of design by commitee, which it was, if I recall correctly. Didn't Lerner get everyone to vote on what they wanted to be in the badge, or something like that?

I'm sure there was a vote involved. I distinctly remember being in my sixth form school library using the computers (internet access was rare in those days) to vote.

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@Okonokos is spot on about the colours. The blue and the yellow are so pale and indistinct that the lion seems to wash into the shield except when you look at it up-close. Even worse when websites that use white/light grey backgrounds represent us with the white-bordered badge. The whole thing all but sinks into the page (see Google, for example).

I'm not set on us returning to a round shield, simply because too many redesigns employ one. I'd prefer the shield we've got, while adding a bit more detail and seeing a return of the scroll, or using something more distinctive. I even wouldn't be averse to removing the surrounding shield entirely and leaving the lion on its own, akin to 1878-1886 and 1969-1973. In any case, I would like us to think outside the box and not just settle on the 1973-1992 design.

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I love the most recent version of the Lion. Really don't like the star (would rather the gold one above the badge, but understand the restrictions around this) and I hate the AVFC lettering. People bring up valid points regarding the colours also.

Personally I wouldn't mind if just the Lion was our badge, but if that's too minimalist, it needs to have Aston Villa FC/Football Club on the badge somewhere and not just AVFC.

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8 hours ago, Okonokos said:

I'm sure there was a vote involved. I distinctly remember being in my sixth form school library using the computers (internet access was rare in those days) to vote.

It was in like 2007. Internet access was not rare. 😆

The vote was bullshit though. I remember there being a question on the club name to include. The options were Aston Villa. Aston Villa FC, or AVFC. The vote was split on whether or not to have fc after the name so we ended up with AVFC. Despite well over half of the voters wanting Aston Villa on it.

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18 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

It was in like 2007. Internet access was not rare. 😆

The vote was bullshit though. I remember there being a question on the club name to include. The options were Aston Villa. Aston Villa FC, or AVFC. The vote was split on whether or not to have fc after the name so we ended up with AVFC. Despite well over half of the voters wanting Aston Villa on it.

Woah woah woah; are you suggesting the vote options weren't thought through so that one choice (that had a multitude of different versions depending on how you viewed it) was unfairly put up against a single binary option?!

We should be careful to make sure that never happens again through fear it may spread to even more important decisions that would impact on generations of people! Can you imagine what would happen at a Government level if people didn't think through what options to put on a ballot?!

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42 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

It was in like 2007. Internet access was not rare. 😆

The vote was bullshit though. I remember there being a question on the club name to include. The options were Aston Villa. Aston Villa FC, or AVFC. The vote was split on whether or not to have fc after the name so we ended up with AVFC. Despite well over half of the voters wanting Aston Villa on it.

Yeah, internet access was rare then compared to today. No Twitter. No smart phones for going online whenever you wanted (Sounds great, actually). Either had to wait until you got home or had to make use of those free periods in the sixth form library checking Villa news 😂

I just remember the whole thing being a bit of a joke. I'm convinced any of us on here could improve the badge in about 10 minutes.

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The roundel is the best we've had in my opinion. Also, under that sign did we conquer (and go down and stuff but... **** you!).

Claret outer circle, blue inner circle, claret lion, gold piping and lettering. Make it so.

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Badge is fine for me ... The the position of the star is my only gripe after a few years ago my old housemates drew on all the shirts I had with it on (about 5) in permanent marker a little line so it looked like the lion was holding a sparkler the Fookin barstewards ...

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On 05/03/2020 at 00:00, Okonokos said:

Yeah, internet access was rare then compared to today. No Twitter. No smart phones for going online whenever you wanted (Sounds great, actually). Either had to wait until you got home or had to make use of those free periods in the sixth form library checking Villa news 😂

I just remember the whole thing being a bit of a joke. I'm convinced any of us on here could improve the badge in about 10 minutes.

There were definitely phones with internet on them in 2007. I remember I started this same job in 2006 and used to use MSN on my Nokia 6630 with a 3G connection. Also remember using Facebook and MySpace on it. I used to sit in the canteen on my lunch breaks browsing the internet on it whilst listening to fm radio - nowadays phones don't even have radio on them.

Guess it depends on how much into tech each person was back then, but it was definitely available for those that wanted it or learned how to use their phone for features other than calling and texting.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Junxs said:

There were definitely phones with internet on them in 2007. I remember I started this same job in 2006 and used to use MSN on my Nokia 6630 with a 3G connection. Also remember using Facebook and MySpace on it. I used to sit in the canteen on my lunch breaks browsing the internet on it whilst listening to fm radio - nowadays phones don't even have radio on them.

Guess it depends on how much into tech each person was back then, but it was definitely available for those that wanted it or learned how to use their phone for features other than calling and texting.

 

 

May brand new phone has a radio. 

Ya boo sucks! 

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6 hours ago, Junxs said:

There were definitely phones with internet on them in 2007. I remember I started this same job in 2006 and used to use MSN on my Nokia 6630 with a 3G connection. Also remember using Facebook and MySpace on it. I used to sit in the canteen on my lunch breaks browsing the internet on it whilst listening to fm radio - nowadays phones don't even have radio on them.

Guess it depends on how much into tech each person was back then, but it was definitely available for those that wanted it or learned how to use their phone for features other than calling and texting.

 

 

My point was it was not as prevalent as it is today. I was 17 and didn't have a phone. Not even a Nokia. So it was either wait until I got home or use the school library computer and that's exactly what I remember doing to vote on the stupid badge ideas.

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