Dragons unveil crest options

Dragons unveil crest options

Dragons unveil crest options

Dragons unveil crest options

Dragons unveil crest options

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NEWPORT Gwent Dragons supporters must pick one of these three crests for their region to adopt next season.

The Rodney Parade outfit have started a web vote that will run until 5pm on Tuesday to decide their logo for 2014/15.

The tail features in all three but fans must choose whether they want Newport or Dragons to be more prominent.

The region has had their current crest – with Newport above the tail and Gwent Dragons beneath it – since their first season in 2003/4.

“It’s a brand refresh in that it’s not going to be massively different but it will set the tone for the direction that we are going next season,” said commercial and marketing consultant Ben Jeffreys.

“We are looking at the possibility of conducting some more in-depth research regarding the future of the entire region, whether it focuses on Newport, Dragons or something entirely new.

“This is a prelude to that but gives us a good way of setting the tone. We are changing for the better with the market opinion in mind.”

The winning crest will be announced next Thursday and details of season tickets will be announced the following day with leaflets handed out at the final game on the season against Treviso on Saturday, May 10.

A decision has not yet been made as to whether the new crest will feature on next season's home jersey or whether, like the current away top, there will just be the Dragons tail.

Vote for your choice at yourdragons.co.uk

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7:15pm Thu 1 May 14

mep says...

They should remember they tried the Gwent nonsense once before which was a disaster. The Newport crest would do nicely thank you.
They should remember they tried the Gwent nonsense once before which was a disaster. The Newport crest would do nicely thank you. mep
  • Score: 1

7:29pm Thu 1 May 14

Dragonsfan81 says...

i chose the 3rd one, to me its the best.
i chose the 3rd one, to me its the best. Dragonsfan81
  • Score: -1

7:38pm Thu 1 May 14

Ianto130 says...

Yet again we have a vague reference to a possible rebranding of the whole region. We need this put to bed once and for all, ideally before we are asked to fork out for a season ticket as fans need to know what they are buying into.
The current vote on the logo design my be a testing of the water but how representative will it be of those who are actually prepared to pay real money, go out in all weathers and endure a modest fare at best? The new brooms may well need to appreciate the value of the current supporter base before embarking on a rebrand which will inevitably alienate some sections with no guarantee of wiling replacements ready to take their place.
As a start, we need to know where games will be played next year, as for the last two seasons we have been tempted into early bird deals only to be told later that games will then be moved from Rodney Parade. Last year's plan was ultimately shelved but will we know more this year?
Most companies acknowledge that it is easier to keep current customers, than find new ones to replace them but does the new set up at RP recognise that in their deliberations when they set these hares running?
Yet again we have a vague reference to a possible rebranding of the whole region. We need this put to bed once and for all, ideally before we are asked to fork out for a season ticket as fans need to know what they are buying into. The current vote on the logo design my be a testing of the water but how representative will it be of those who are actually prepared to pay real money, go out in all weathers and endure a modest fare at best? The new brooms may well need to appreciate the value of the current supporter base before embarking on a rebrand which will inevitably alienate some sections with no guarantee of wiling replacements ready to take their place. As a start, we need to know where games will be played next year, as for the last two seasons we have been tempted into early bird deals only to be told later that games will then be moved from Rodney Parade. Last year's plan was ultimately shelved but will we know more this year? Most companies acknowledge that it is easier to keep current customers, than find new ones to replace them but does the new set up at RP recognise that in their deliberations when they set these hares running? Ianto130
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Thu 1 May 14

Amber in the blood says...

What ever the crest looks like we all no its" NEWPORT" !!!!!!!

COME ON THE PORT !!!!!!!!!!!!

These a clue in the name Lyn Jones it NEWPORT
What ever the crest looks like we all no its" NEWPORT" !!!!!!! COME ON THE PORT !!!!!!!!!!!! These a clue in the name Lyn Jones it NEWPORT Amber in the blood
  • Score: -2

8:40pm Thu 1 May 14

Caerleonboy says...

There's barely any change really, which doesn't bother me much. I highly doubt any of these new logo designs would alienate a true supporter. Newport, Gwent, Dragons or whatever else they decide to call it, I'll still support the team.
There's barely any change really, which doesn't bother me much. I highly doubt any of these new logo designs would alienate a true supporter. Newport, Gwent, Dragons or whatever else they decide to call it, I'll still support the team. Caerleonboy
  • Score: 6

9:51pm Thu 1 May 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

It's taken 10 years of mediocrity and underachievement to force the issue of the name change. Will it take another 10 to become a real region? Amazing what the force of economics can do.
It's taken 10 years of mediocrity and underachievement to force the issue of the name change. Will it take another 10 to become a real region? Amazing what the force of economics can do. Melvyn The Milk
  • Score: -9

11:38pm Thu 1 May 14

Game says...

mep wrote:
They should remember they tried the Gwent nonsense once before which was a disaster. The Newport crest would do nicely thank you.
You have a Newport crest still. It's the one whose team is (and still will be next season) the worst of the "Gwent" Premiership teams. There isn't any Gwent nonsense, there is Dragons "nonsense" that is an option. I hope if we do go Newport, we get wound up as the wonderful name of Newport won't cut the mustard if/when it comes down to culling a pro team for project North Wales etc.
[quote][p][bold]mep[/bold] wrote: They should remember they tried the Gwent nonsense once before which was a disaster. The Newport crest would do nicely thank you.[/p][/quote]You have a Newport crest still. It's the one whose team is (and still will be next season) the worst of the "Gwent" Premiership teams. There isn't any Gwent nonsense, there is Dragons "nonsense" that is an option. I hope if we do go Newport, we get wound up as the wonderful name of Newport won't cut the mustard if/when it comes down to culling a pro team for project North Wales etc. Game
  • Score: -11

12:14am Fri 2 May 14

The People's Republic of Newp says...

All three are dreadful and show a distinct lack of imagination. Then again, so does Dragons. Silures, Bowmen or Usksiders for me... if we must endure these idiotic monikers.
All three are dreadful and show a distinct lack of imagination. Then again, so does Dragons. Silures, Bowmen or Usksiders for me... if we must endure these idiotic monikers. The People's Republic of Newp
  • Score: 9

6:37am Fri 2 May 14

SWBorderer says...

Can't help thinking it's all a worthless excercise, l would much prefer that every effort was put in to improve the overall standard of "regional" rugby in Wales.
Someone needs to wake up and smell the coffee, the gulf between the standard of rugby in England and Wales is getting wider and all we can do is argue about what logo we want on the shirt....pathetic.
Can't help thinking it's all a worthless excercise, l would much prefer that every effort was put in to improve the overall standard of "regional" rugby in Wales. Someone needs to wake up and smell the coffee, the gulf between the standard of rugby in England and Wales is getting wider and all we can do is argue about what logo we want on the shirt....pathetic. SWBorderer
  • Score: 11

8:46am Fri 2 May 14

Dai Trying says...

Could this whole exercise be the result of a power struggle on the board of directors between the old Newport dinosaurs and the new more open minded forward thinking breath of fresh air that Lyn Jones and others have brought to this poorly run business.
Could this whole exercise be the result of a power struggle on the board of directors between the old Newport dinosaurs and the new more open minded forward thinking breath of fresh air that Lyn Jones and others have brought to this poorly run business. Dai Trying
  • Score: -1

9:36am Fri 2 May 14

Walter Devereux says...

They are all terrible! Keeping the squiggly tail in the shape of a 'G' is no rebrand at all. Keeping the same ridiculous three-word mouthful of a name is no rebrand at all. Where are the gold fluer-de-lys on a black/blue background? Where is the Newport chevron? What does this monster actually want to be?
They are all terrible! Keeping the squiggly tail in the shape of a 'G' is no rebrand at all. Keeping the same ridiculous three-word mouthful of a name is no rebrand at all. Where are the gold fluer-de-lys on a black/blue background? Where is the Newport chevron? What does this monster actually want to be? Walter Devereux
  • Score: 4

11:23am Fri 2 May 14

The People's Republic of Newp says...

Dai Trying wrote:
Could this whole exercise be the result of a power struggle on the board of directors between the old Newport dinosaurs and the new more open minded forward thinking breath of fresh air that Lyn Jones and others have brought to this poorly run business.
Lyn Jones needs to remember he's an EMPLOYEE. His constant references to Gwent Dragons and omission of the word Newport are divisive, embarrassing and unprofessional.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Trying[/bold] wrote: Could this whole exercise be the result of a power struggle on the board of directors between the old Newport dinosaurs and the new more open minded forward thinking breath of fresh air that Lyn Jones and others have brought to this poorly run business.[/p][/quote]Lyn Jones needs to remember he's an EMPLOYEE. His constant references to Gwent Dragons and omission of the word Newport are divisive, embarrassing and unprofessional. The People's Republic of Newp
  • Score: 3

1:33pm Fri 2 May 14

Robert Shillabeer says...

For heavens sake there are four Prem clubs in Gwent now that 60 players playing every week, all of them would like a crack at playing Regional rugby I'm sure. Watched the rugby this morning and noticed the team names are simply fronts such as Blue and Stormers, in Wales we should simply have the Blues, The Dragons, The Ospreys and the Scarlets. Each have thier feeder clubs many of which are doing quite nicely on the pitch even though not that well finance wise. The whole thing has now been scrapped a bit embarrassing to open a long running sore but more needs to be done to make it an inclusive regional side supported by far more than townies.
For heavens sake there are four Prem clubs in Gwent now that 60 players playing every week, all of them would like a crack at playing Regional rugby I'm sure. Watched the rugby this morning and noticed the team names are simply fronts such as Blue and Stormers, in Wales we should simply have the Blues, The Dragons, The Ospreys and the Scarlets. Each have thier feeder clubs many of which are doing quite nicely on the pitch even though not that well finance wise. The whole thing has now been scrapped a bit embarrassing to open a long running sore but more needs to be done to make it an inclusive regional side supported by far more than townies. Robert Shillabeer
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

Stop talking common sense Robert.
Stop talking common sense Robert. Melvyn The Milk
  • Score: -3

2:34pm Fri 2 May 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

At least Ben Jeffreys was open and honest with his efforts to be inclusive. Unlike the spurious Newport Library petition by Newport RFC which they then used to bolster their stand-alone case.
At least Ben Jeffreys was open and honest with his efforts to be inclusive. Unlike the spurious Newport Library petition by Newport RFC which they then used to bolster their stand-alone case. Melvyn The Milk
  • Score: -1

4:52pm Fri 2 May 14

blackandamber says...

Robert Shillabeer wrote:
For heavens sake there are four Prem clubs in Gwent now that 60 players playing every week, all of them would like a crack at playing Regional rugby I'm sure. Watched the rugby this morning and noticed the team names are simply fronts such as Blue and Stormers, in Wales we should simply have the Blues, The Dragons, The Ospreys and the Scarlets. Each have thier feeder clubs many of which are doing quite nicely on the pitch even though not that well finance wise. The whole thing has now been scrapped a bit embarrassing to open a long running sore but more needs to be done to make it an inclusive regional side supported by far more than townies.
But it isn't going to be is it. The supporters of the clubs mentioned want to support their team. A lot of the players playing for these teams dont want to step up a level because it would mean giving up their employment and becoming a full time rugby player.
[quote][p][bold]Robert Shillabeer[/bold] wrote: For heavens sake there are four Prem clubs in Gwent now that 60 players playing every week, all of them would like a crack at playing Regional rugby I'm sure. Watched the rugby this morning and noticed the team names are simply fronts such as Blue and Stormers, in Wales we should simply have the Blues, The Dragons, The Ospreys and the Scarlets. Each have thier feeder clubs many of which are doing quite nicely on the pitch even though not that well finance wise. The whole thing has now been scrapped a bit embarrassing to open a long running sore but more needs to be done to make it an inclusive regional side supported by far more than townies.[/p][/quote]But it isn't going to be is it. The supporters of the clubs mentioned want to support their team. A lot of the players playing for these teams dont want to step up a level because it would mean giving up their employment and becoming a full time rugby player. blackandamber
  • Score: 0

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