Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Salford Give Nod to History in New Logo

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Salford Give Nod to History in New Logo

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SALFORD Red Devils have unveiled a new club crest, restoring the name of the city and replacing the caricature devil with several nods to the club's history and the tradition of the surrounding area.

Over the course of the season, the Red Devils conducted extensive research, spearheaded by former player Robbie Hunter-Paul, and speculation mounted a decision would be made to rebrand the club Manchester.

However, that has not been the case and with owner Marwan Koukash signalling his intention to withdraw and hand the club over to a board of trustees, it is thought the club's new identity will connect with supporters old and new. The centrepiece of the new design is the willow tree, symbolising the club's spiritual home and indeed the city - the name Salford was initially derived from Sealhford, meaning a ford by the willow trees. …

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