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[Archived] Middlesborough's Club Badge


Darth Paul

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Having watched Match of the Day for the 1st time this season following the Sunderland game, (alienated viewer, both our fault and the programmes!) I happened to notice that Boro had changed their club badge, and in particular the date of the club's formation, back to 1876, from the date of 1986, which was linked with their liquidation.

I was confused by this and checked Wikipedia, which offered some kind of explanation that in '07, Boro decided to changed back to their original date on the badge, to "reflect the clubs long (fruitless) history and not just their post-liquidation status".

Now I am no expert on the subject, but this just seems wrong. Can a club do this, or when they were liquidated, did they cease to exist, and are the Boro we now know only 22/23 years old?

Like Boro, Rovers and many other clubs struggled financially over the years, but unlike Boro, to successfully keep the club afloat we and the others made sacrifices, sold players to survive, as well as doing all the things that are now stuff of legend down at Ewood, such as reusing the tea bags etc etc, which is obviously in stark contrast to the game we know today.

I am proud of our clubs long history and status, despite it being under threat over the years due to struggling finances. My question is, should clubs like Boro be allowed to simply erase history and claim that they are only one year younger than the mighty Rovers, despite their liquidation, or do I have a point?

I don't really have an anti-Boro agenda, but this just doesn't sit right with me. can any of the financial experts on this board shed any light on the subject for me?

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Can be the first to say that for you to be even considering this is very sad indeed.

If being the first makes you feel good then feel free. It is important that you try to socialise at this time of year.

Any answers from someone with an IQ with 3 numbers in it?

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If being the first makes you feel good then feel free. It is important that you try to socialise at this time of year.

Any answers from someone with an IQ with 3 numbers in it?

I suspect that if you are worrying over this during this heavy socialisiing time of year, it is not I who needs to try and socialise.

As someone with a reasonable IQ, I suggest that if you want to find out about something about Boro, try a Boro web site not a Rovers Web Site!

Have a Happy New Year! :brfcsmilie:

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I suspect that if you are worrying over this during this heavy socialisiing time of year, it is not I who needs to try and socialise.

As someone with a reasonable IQ, I suggest that if you want to find out about something about Boro, try a Boro web site not a Rovers Web Site!

Have a Happy New Year! :brfcsmilie:

They could be in trouble for mis-representation!

and I think you have a point other wise they would not be trying to refer to their long and proud history, which obviously has a value if it is genuine as in the case of the Rovers

:rover:

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Taken from a website talking about the Boro logo:

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The new Middlesbrough crest has come under serious criticism, but there are some good points to it as well and compared to the old Boro crest (below) it’s definitely an improvement.

The Bad - the ribbon at the bottom will (and already has) get the new Middlesbrough crest unfavourable comparisons with public school logos

The Good - better colors, more space for the lion, and the shield is fine as well.

I've got a feeling the RSPCA has told M'Boro to improve it.

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one of the more interesting things about Middlesbrough is how it is spelt. This thread title makes the classic mistake of giving it an extra "O" so Middlesbrough becomes Middlesborough. to confuse things more, they (the football club) are often called "Boro"

once you know how to spell it, you will became a real anal pedant pointing it out on (eg) blackburn rovers website forums.

now, who says i am a saddo who needs to get a life?

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