Would You Like To See The (Manchester) Bee Incorporated Into Any Future Badge Redesign?

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  1. jrb


    8 Oct 2008
    It's fair to say that if you were to poll people now and into the future, including City fans, they would say the Bee has now become a symbol of Manchester.(known around the World) Whereas many people would struggle to connect the red rose to Manchester, bar the older generation, and those people who still consider themselves as Lancastrian's as well as Mancunian's.

    I would like to see the Bee added to any future kit. Maybe on the back of the collar, on the shorts, or on the socks.
    Last edited: 26 Jun 2017
  2. Dunne's own goal

    Dunne's own goal

    25 Jan 2009

    But as some suggested, if it was to replace the 1894 I would not complain
  3. Shaelumstash


    30 Apr 2009
    Thanks, Gary. I'm on the same page as you, the ship, shield, 3 rivers are iconic symbols of Manchester and Manchester City, so it was essential they were included.

    I grew up with the rose badge, but as I've said, the rose no longer feels relevant to Manchester for me. However, I've seen a mock up of the current badge without the rose and it does look a bit plain, like something is missing. I think the rose being included adds something aetherically to the badge, and for me I see the symbolism as a nod to our old badge as opposed to representing Lancashire.

    Regarding the bee, I'm really fond of it's symbolism and have been since I was a kid. I and others tried to do a badge design with it included and it just never worked. On the sides it looked too cluttered, in the middle it just didn't look like a City badge.

    Perhaps it's best that it wasn't used on our badge, because then perhaps it wouldn't have gone on to gain even more significance around the city in recent times if it became more associated with the football club.

    I think it would be a great "secondary symbol" for City to use in future though. The modern football world requires simplified secondary icons for the socks, backs of shirts etc. United have the devil on its own, Arsenal have the cannon, Liverpool the liver bird, whereas we just have "City" written. I don't think there would be too many complaints if we had the bee replacing "City" on the socks, back of the neck of the shirt, or bottom of the numbers.

    Perhaps we could do this for cup finals in future, it's a real shame that we've stopped wearing the CoA in cup finals, don't you think?
  4. levets


    13 Sep 2005
    Here, There & Everywhere
    I hadn't noticed as I've been unable to walk for 3 years :-(
    So only been to the game a few times if a friend takes me. I went to the store last week and noticed the bee's .
  5. talkativesprout


    30 Mar 2009
    No, it is symbol unity of the whole borough, be you Rag, Citizen, Hatter, Shaker etc
  6. Cheadle_hulmeBlue


    27 Oct 2012
    the rose is also on loads of different things such as buildings and gates.
  7. yeah whatever !!

    yeah whatever !!

    18 Apr 2014
    Gas engineer - used to be samharris
    This forum is showing signs of a hive mentality. ;)
  8. mayo31


    8 Sep 2011
    Look at you wanting to be queen bee
  9. warpig


    30 Oct 2007
    We used the Manchester Coat of Arms inside the numbers when we played Stoke in the 2011 FA Cup Final.
  10. Mad Eyed Screamer

    Mad Eyed Screamer

    25 Nov 2010
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Having just got a new badge tattoo....... no.

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