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Not sure why they changed the design BK, looks like it might have been a marketing decision to have the full name in the emblem. I see the Eels didn't change to the Eel emblem until 1980.The trial game photos. I've never knew the gold badge was used from the start of 1978. Anyone know the story of why the club had this gold badge?
Oh no! Spoiler alert. We are only up to Round 1My favourite season. I am a sentimental old fool and that year I was a young 11 year old boy wide eyed and totally in love with the Manly Sea Eagles.
That team played some of the toughest footy that I have ever seen from a Manly team. So many times the season was in difficulty and time and time again they came up with vital wins, often hard fought and it was a roller coaster of a season.
The finals series was memorable, down and out so many times and fighting back every time to be very strong teams and clinch the premiership sealed my love for the club.
The players that season I remember so well. My hero was Graham Eadie, Tommy Mooney, Russell Gartner, Stephen Knight, Simon Booth, Alan Thompson, John Gibbs/Steve Martin, Ian Martin, Bruce Walker, Terry Igor Randall, Ray Higgs, Wayne Springall, Ian Thomson, John Gray, Max Krillich, John Harvey and the reserves who helped the team win.
Forever my heroes that team!
That would be a likely reason. Thanks!Not sure why they changed the design BK, looks like it might have been a marketing decision to have the full name in the emblem. I see the Eels didn't change to the Eel emblem until 1980.
With the decision to have the gold background I'm thinking it was a throwback to our 1956 emblem which was the first to feature a sea eagle...
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I attended this game, it was part of the league a thon that went on that weekend and Manly humbled the whingers that day. There were over 44,000 people going this day of footy, fantastic day!