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  • "The fact is ALL gwent sides (with a small 'g' to placate the Newport people and board) can argue they have a history. Some have arguably been more successful than others. Some have produced more talent than others for so-called 'bigger' sides to profit from the 'smaller' ones' efforts in developing players.
    Usually success is linked to cash available. Often this relies heavily on a benefactor. Those days are almost over. Teams need to be smart and build a modern brand that generates revenue. (They need to choose marketing people very carefully too!!!) Harping on about a 3 - 0 victory over the All Blacks fifty years ago is useless and unproductive talk. We need to look to the future not the past. Glancing at this weekend's world-wide rugby results of successful nations gives us a clue...........Chief
    s V Lions, Bulls V Cheetahs, Reds V Blues. These sides couldn't give a toss about a drop goal victory fifty years ago. What matters is bums on seats, the here and now and especially the future."
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Dragons pull logo campaign

Dragons pull logo campaign

STAYING: The current logo

BINNED: Option one

BINNED: Option two

BINNED: Option three

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NEWPORT Gwent Dragons have decided to abort their supporters’ vote for a new crest less than 24 hours after it began.

The Rodney Parade region have pulled the campaign in an embarrassing climbdown after receiving negative feedback.

There have been 2,234 votes since the website went live at 6pm yesterday but the current logo - which has been on the jersey since 2003 - will remain next season.

The idea opened up a can of worms, firing up the rival factions that argue for a return to just Newport or for the region simply to called the Dragons.

A statement to supporters reads: “Yesterday we launched the ‘Your Dragons’ campaign, an initiative aimed at asking you, the supporter, to choose the new Newport Gwent Dragons logo for next season.

“We launched the campaign with the best intentions of providing you with the opportunity to choose the logo you enjoyed the most.

“Yet in light of the vast amount of feedback we have received from the Newport Gwent Dragons community, we have unanimously learned that the logos do not resonate with you in the way in which they were intended.

“As a result, we have decided to withdraw the campaign and will continue to use the current Newport Gwent Dragons logo for next season.

“Your feedback is always highly valuable to us and we hope that our swift response demonstrates our commitment to your thoughts.”

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