Since announcing lastnight the 3 designs that the club have chosen to be our next crest, Everton fans have been debating the new crest. A new wave of internet debate has been sparked with fans taking to twitter to express outrage at the club once again.
On a personal note, I feel this outrage is unfair. The club have listened to the fans and although the initial survey was very tailored to getting the response that the club wanted, they have consulted the fans throughout. Certainly director of communications at the club, Alan Myers has been at the forefront of talk and has certainly spoken to the fans throughout. On a personal level, I think the way he has handled this situation has been fantastic.
Of the 2 designs, personally I think crest 1 is very close to a very good design, I think it is just missing something (im not sure what) to make it brilliant – I think it could be a goer. I think crest 2 is awful and is basically just a mishmash of the latest crest and badge 1. Crest 3 could have been brilliant, but I also think they have missed a trick and I have certainly seen a better version of that on one of the many Everton forums. It seems to just be a missmash of badge 1 and a new design.
My main gripe of the 3 designs is that they are all fairly similar. I thought we would have been presented with 3-5 badges with lots of different choice. In essence the 3 crests are simply the same design, just packaged slightly differently. I understand that the main design is essentially going to be roughly the same, I just thought there may have been a vaster array of designs and variations rather than the same old stuff, just repackaged.
I think in this modern era, people will have different opinions and people will always take to social media to whinge, but right now we have to get behind the club and bring the crest issue to an end. We have 3 versions of crests that don’t look like they have been designed by a 5 year old and offer a traditional and contemporary version. It’s a shame we didn’t have more choice, BUT such is life and we need to move on.
You can’t please all of the people all of the time.
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