Team names

Discussion in 'Super Rugby' started by QLD, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Why did all the teams drop their location names and just keep the nicknames? The only teams who haven't are the Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs and Western Force. We should revert back to team names because fans should be prouder about tribalism. I never knew there was a city called Lions in South Africa or province called Crusaders in NZ. One thing the NH have over us is they have kept their location name e.g Munster, Toulon, Saracens.
     
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Since when has "Saracens" been a location name?
     
  4. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    :D Was thinking that myself mite. Up the M1 for 20 minutes till you reach the town of Saracens.

    Don't mind me Dale I'm quite giddy today.
     
  5. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Could you explain the background of the name Saracens>?
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    http://www.saracens.com/contact-us/history.php

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    Basically, it was a playon words with "Saracens vs Crusaders"

    No matter, by the end of next season they will be known as "Fulham Springboks"
     
  7. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Ah yeah. All he had to do was avoid Wasps, Harlequins and Saracens and he would ave been fine :(.

    But one mix-up doesn't ruin a good point because I totally agree. It baffles me why teams insist on having gimmicky nick names. Is it meant to be intimidating or is it so we can ask 'Who would win in a fight, a Wasp or a Leicester?....no wait, I messed that up".

    It's bloody daft. It's not like you're going to get more outside support just because it doesn't seem like your team is tied down to one place....I really don't like Wasps, I do like Bath. Already proved that theory wrong. I can understand the Scarletts changing their name seeing as they preresent a whole lot more than Llanelli. But if Munster changed their name to 'Teh Mighty Southerners' or Connacht to 'the Western Farce' I would be none to happy.




    Disclaimer Against Australian Wrath: Western Farce joke was aimed at Connacht and not Western Force.
     
  8. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Ahhh the power of Marketing.
     
  9. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Fark I hate teams called Western, Eastern, Southern or Northern. "I support Western"

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Logorrhea @ Jul 6 2009, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I reckon marketing is a myth.
     
  10. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dale @ Jul 6 2009, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I reckon marketing is a myth.
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    That's what the people in marketing want you to think.
     
  11. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    All the teams should be named after their best player:

    Queensland Ioanes.
    ACT Giteaus.
    WA erm Sharpes?
    NSW Waughs
    Worchester Lathams.
     
  12. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Jul 6 2009, 10:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Nope, just <strike>Springboks</strike> SAffies. The Fulham move never got off the drawing board apparently. About a week after it was first mooted it was only the Evening Standard who was peddling the story...
     
  13. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    I've never been able to figure out how to get a line through my words....
     
  14. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Woldog @ Jul 6 2009, 11:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,2...5002381,00.html

    George Smith voted top Brumbies player for the EIGHTH time

    July 05, 2009
    Brumbies and Wallabies openside flanker George Smith has won his eighth Brett Robinson Players Player Award.

    The 28-year-old finished the Super 14 season with 204 votes, ahead of full-back Mark Gerrard (183), prop Ben Alexander (176) and fly half Christian Lealiifano (119) to claim the award for the seventh consecutive year.

    Smith has played 119 of the Brumbies last 120 matches, including the last 53 consecutively.

    "Every coach would love to have a George Smith in their side," Brumbies boss Andy Friend told the awards dinner on Saturday night.

    "He's a player that continually exceeds the expectations placed upon him at any level whether it be playing club rugby, with the Brumbies or at Test level for the Wallabies."

    The evening also featured a tribute to Brumbies lock Shawn Mackay, who died in April after being struck by a car during the side's South African leg in March.

    In the evenings other awards prop Ben Alexander was named Best Forward while Mark Gerrard was recognised as Best Back for a second successive season.

    AAP
     
  15. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    ACT Giteaus.
     
  16. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Woldog @ Jul 6 2009, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    You have to use these yokes [ s][/s]
    Theres no space in the first bracket but they wouldn't have shown up if I hadn't put it in there.
     
  17. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Woldog @ Jul 6 2009, 11:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think I've already established that George Smith is the king of Brumby town.
     
  18. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Brumbytown is by far the best name they could have.
     
  19. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    ACT George Giteaus.
     
  20. Voyager

    Voyager Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dale @ Jul 6 2009, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Well look at it as a graceful opportunity. Some place names are down right ridiculous - to the extend where some towns have small populations because of their names ! Say the smaller towns and villages enter the Super N competition en mass.... Imagine : a new union team for Burpengary ... think of the possible names for the up-and-coming team of Wongawallan ... how 'bout the dilemma that the team from Boksburg in the RSA might face.

    So if Burpengary's famous for the after effects of their famous beer fest ... and if Wongawallan is known generally for shoddy performances ... and if the Boksburg team is told off by SARU for using a reserved name like Boks ... Imagine then what the only logical name would be for my personal team which I plan to own one day ... I live in Mount GLORIOUS, which is famous for it's sun rises in the MORNING.

    D'you want me to elaborate ?
     
  21. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    Or be more up to date in the GP

    Watford Saracens
    Reading (not very) Irish
    High Wycombe Wasps
     
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