Pompey consider permanent crest change
By Colin Farmery

Added on 02 September 2014

Positive feedback from fans about the 1914-style crest on the World War One commemorative home shirt this season has prompted Pompey to consider a permanent change.
 
But the club wants to gauge wider fan opinion before committing to any move.
 
In the next fortnight, fans have a chance to have their say in a survey the club has commissioned. Once the feedback has been analysed the club will consider its options.
 
Colin Farmery, the club’s PR Consultant, who also has responsibility for the club’s history and archiving projects, said: “We have had lots of fans contacting us saying how much they prefer the traditional crest, so it seems like a good time to open the debate.
 
“However, changing the club crest is an important decision and, as a community club, one we would not want to take without proper consultation with our fans.
 
“Since 1912 the club has only had seven different shirt badge designs. The last re-design was launched in 2008 for the club’s 110th anniversary. 
 
“We want as many fans as possible to take part in the survey so we have as accurate picture of their views as possible. The club will use the results to inform a decision on changing the crest or not.”
 
The vote offers fans three options: stick with the 2008 crest design, change to a crest based on the 1914 design or initiate a further consultation on an all-new design. There is also the opportunity to give written feedback. 
 
Click here to take part in the survey.
 
The survey closes on Monday September 15.
 

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