New ‘City’ flag

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  1. sw88

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    I see the Council have unveiled a new flag for the City of Coventry.

    Is it me or does it look very much like the Coventry Building Society has just been plastered around the City? :emoji_confused:

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    Ironic it comes at a time of the Council potentially playing a part in the football club debacle yet the sky blue panels either side of LG are supposed to recognise the football club (surprised the panels weren’t yellow and black) :emoji_smirk:

    Look: One of these six designs is Coventry's new flag
     
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    What idiot designed those? Look fooking dreadful.
     
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    Exactly!

    if everyone saw all the others they would clearly be championing this one for sure.
     
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  5. Alan Dugdales Moustache

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    What's that appendage hanging down at the front , just touching her thigh top ?
     
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    Sagging boob?
     
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    just the one ?
     
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    At least it’s not yellow & black......yet!
     
  9. chiefdave

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    I don't get why we need it. We've already got a coat of arms, why not just use that?

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  10. Otis

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    We will after CCFC no longer exist and they champion Coventry United.
     
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    I didn't like any of those flags, maybe the spires effort was the closest to an entry I'd choose. I don't really see why we couldn't use the current coat of arms with civic colours as posted above....or at least have it as an option on the vote?
     
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    Hear hear.


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    There's a weird obsession with modernising everything. Sometimes people need to sit back and realise the traditional approach that's stood the test of time is the best option.
     
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    Yes, or if they're going to offer a modern take on something then just produce something that isn't total shite.
     
  18. Alan Dugdales Moustache

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    That's more like it. upload_2018-12-7_22-46-52.jpeg
     
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    A-men...
     
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    It wasn’t designed by the council, but by listeners of BBC C&W, so that might tell you something about the standard!
    I think it’s *OK* but don’t like it being so similar to the Council branding and the building society.
    Would’ve preferred an elephant and castle on a red and green background but that wasn’t a finalist.
    Apparently the coat of arms can’t be used for civic purposes other than by the Lord Mayor, or something.

    If you want someone to blame, it’s Cornwall ‘s fault for having an old flag which made every county want one too. All of them are very recent, and some better than others.

    At least this has SOME meaning to relate it to Cov
     
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    I don't take a flag to away games but if I did I'd have no problem taking that. I like it.
     
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    Are the flag poles working again now by the Ricoh?

    It's weird, usually has Wasps flags but when CCFC ones were wanted didn't the flag posts become unsafe?

    The new flag is shit as well. Unless it was done by a kid, then fair play. Good work.
     
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    I think that's meant to be the tip of her hair.
     
  25. Otis

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    CWR?

    Surprised we haven't ended up with a Daventry one then.
     
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    As far as I know the elephant and castle represent the ancient diocese of Mercia and is used by a few other towns but there's no concrete evidence.
     
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    Not sure they had concrete in ancient times to be honest.
     
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    They not only had concrete, it was considerably more durable than the modern version!
    Roman concrete - Wikipedia
     
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    Well there you go! My fact of the day!

    Next you'll be telling me they invented the aqueduct.
     
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    But apart from concrete, what DID the Romans ever do for us?!
     
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    Apparently, the "sky blue" colour down the sides is nothing to do with the football club. It is "Coventry Blue", a colour used during the city's weaving industry days, many years ago. In fact, there is an old saying.... "as true as Coventry Blue!"

    Definition of COVENTRY BLUE
     
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    Coventry Blue > Wasps Yellow
     
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    Yep, a well known saying for any true Coventrian.
     
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