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Just now, AllRoverAsia said:

Are you suggesting or do you know that the Club are re-branding to a pale blue on a permanent basis?

I truly hope that 'NO' is the answer. 

The other improvements to the site all look like good upgrades. 

Nope, definitely not! All we know is this season's blue kit is the exact blue which is currently used on the forum. If they change back to a darker blue, we will too. 

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5 minutes ago, AllRoverAsia said:

Why change for what is hopefully just a passing fancy,  in bad taste. 

The idea is to update the colours to our latest home kit each season. These colours are not going to stay forever, but we want to keep the website fresh and up to date. It was a chance for someone (me) to get my head around the theming and layout of the forum software, which is something that has been neglected for a while now.

Although we may be used to a certain layout and colours, there were a number of things that weren't right - the huge header at the top of the page wasting a lot of vertical space, the convoluted menu layout, the lack of a proper area to collate the popular podcasts, the dated header/photo, etc. We are trying to move things forward, but obviously any constructive feedback is welcome.

There are going to be one or two other changes coming - namely the home page layout, whereby we will inject more latest content rather than have a home page that is ignored by us all (the last article in there is from six months ago!). So we're trying to give the forum a bit of life. I appreciate the new home kit colours aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I would rather the site didn't sit still and go stale. The new theme helps lead to other ideas and gives the volunteers a bit of a kick to move things forward!

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It would help if people could have a look around and report any bugs back to me; it's physically impossible for a small number of us to test across most browsers and versions, so feed anything broken back to me, and it'll get fixed. 🤓

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Just now, OnePhilT said:

The idea is to update the colours to our latest home kit each season. These colours are not going to stay forever, but we want to keep the website fresh and up to date. It was a chance for someone (me) to get my head around the theming and layout of the forum software, which is something that has been neglected for a while now.

Although we may be used to a certain layout and colours, there were a number of things that weren't right - the huge header at the top of the page wasting a lot of vertical space, the convoluted menu layout, the lack of a proper area to collate the popular podcasts, the dated header/photo, etc. We are trying to move things forward, but obviously any constructive feedback is welcome.

There are going to be one or two other changes coming - namely the home page layout, whereby we will inject more latest content rather than have a home page that is ignored by us all (the last article in there is from six months ago!). So we're trying to give the forum a bit of life. I appreciate the new home kit colours aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I would rather the site didn't sit still and go stale. The new theme helps lead to other ideas and gives the volunteers a bit of a kick to move things forward!

Thanks to you and JB for detailed and understandable responses. 

With Rovers biggest and best fan MB adopting this seasons colour scheme I hope the Club do not take it as a thumbs up for a longer use of insipid blue.

COYB. 

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25 minutes ago, tomphil said:

When they are going retro on the kits i'd like to see them hark back to the late 80's or early 90's versions for a change instead of every few years these powder blue affairs. We know the history but it's more likely something to do with the suppliers and what they have to hand !

I think the late sponsor deal also dictated a pale blue usage so the sponsor's logo could been seen. 

I don't go along with colours being chosen months in advance of shirt issue. 

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Just now, AllRoverAsia said:

I think the late sponsor deal also dictated a pale blue usage so the sponsor's logo could been seen. 

I don't go along with colours being chosen months in advance of shirt issue. 

That's a fair point worth considering.

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23 minutes ago, philipl said:

Not feeling terribly well.

Thought drugs were affecting me when I saw it- then I realised I am not on any drugs!

 

On instagram you get bright vivid flashing colours plus the odd pink elephant or 🌈  albatross,  or so I've been told,  allegedly. Definitely no Man City blue.

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12 minutes ago, DeeCee said:

Doesn't matter, we'll all be used to it in a few days anyway 😁

Sadly true, as we will one day to Venky Rovers playing at Balaji Park in pale blue and white kit. Well apart from me and a few others. 

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7 hours ago, AllRoverAsia said:

Thanks to you and JB for detailed and understandable responses. 

With Rovers biggest and best fan MB adopting this seasons colour scheme I hope the Club do not take it as a thumbs up for a longer use of insipid blue.

COYB. 

Oh that we had such influence...😉👍🏻

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Looks a bit work in progress. As already suggested needs a logo, flag or club crest to the right of BRFCS.com.

Edited by Cherry Blue

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8 minutes ago, jim mk2 said:

Don't encourage the club - Sky blue is Man City, not Rovers. 

Change it back please

 

Agree with you Jim even if it was the original colour.

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I've made a couple of minor alterations. A touch of red in the logo and a light blue more in line with our current kit. Thanks to those who gave some constructive feedback.

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1 hour ago, Cherry Blue said:

Agree with you Jim even if it was the original colour.

Pale Man City blue was not the original colour of Rovers first kit. It was white. 

We have used this insipid shade of pale blue just about 10 times in our full history, yes half of those occasions were in the very early years.

The Logo looks like the flag of Japan, badly washed on one half. 

Edited by AllRoverAsia

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The color is awful, the main font looks like it was designed on an Atari in 1979, but a part from that is good to go.....

Appreciate the effort but it looks awful, if it's not broke don't fix it a wise man once said...

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