Our badge

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by rob9872, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. rob9872

    rob9872 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,000
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Probably been asked before, if so apologies in advance but I've not seen it ...

    Why do we have an elephant as part of our badge?

    I understand the three spires, the ball and the phoenixes, all make perfect sense, but no reasoning for the elephant.

    Was it originally a horse for Lady Godiva that somehow evolved or was misinterpreted? Is it supposed be the Elephant and castle (as the three spires are often referred or drawn as a castle), I have no idea. The swimming baths also referred to as the elephant but presumably our emblem pre-dated that construction.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    12,293
    Likes Received:
    7,995
  3. smouch1975

    smouch1975 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    67
  4. rob9872

    rob9872 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,000
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Thx :)
     
  5. torchomatic

    torchomatic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    21,174
    Likes Received:
    11,000
    I always presumed it represented strength.
     
    Gaz and Sky Blue Kid like this.
  6. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    16,523
    Likes Received:
    4,367
    now you must NEVER FORGET what the elephant represents
     
    lifeskyblue, ccfcrob and wingy like this.
  7. Speedies_Chips

    Speedies_Chips Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    150
    I thought it was down to the simiiarity between the way the club is run and Billy Smarts Circus.
     
  8. rob9872

    rob9872 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,000
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Oh you and your Take That references :)
     
    Somerset Sky Blue and ccfcrob like this.
  9. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    16,523
    Likes Received:
    4,367
    eh?

    whatever i said, whatever i did, i didnt mean it.
     
  10. ccfc92

    ccfc92 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    10,153
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    I think our badge is the best out of all the clubs.

    Not just because I'm a Cov fan, but the detail and variety in it makes it stand out from the rest IMO.
     
    Gazolba likes this.
  11. WiganSkyBlue

    WiganSkyBlue Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    1
  12. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    12,293
    Likes Received:
    7,995
    I like how Kilmarnock took our badge and replaced the elephant, griffin and phoenix with some squirrels and a good fingering

    [​IMG]
     
    TasmanSeaSkyBlue, vow and Nick like this.
  13. letsallsingtogether

    letsallsingtogether Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    10,428
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    Maybe now is the time to replace it with a clown.
     
  14. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    12,100
    Likes Received:
    8,062
    It's 'cos we're a walled city isn't it?

    (I'll now go click on those links to answer my own questions.)
    Edit: no, no it is not.
     
  15. pastythegreat

    pastythegreat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    427
    The 20 best badges in world football

    The daily mail would (almost) agree with you!
    With the exception of Newcastle in the UK!

    Sent from my SM-G928F using Tapatalk
     
  16. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    2,828
    That's fucking nuts.

    Pardon the squirrel pun.
     

Share This Page