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#21 Marauder

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

Stop Press. The new Newcastle United shirts with the new sponsors name (WONGA.COM) on the front are now available at £39.99 or 36 monthly payments of £253.70p
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#22 Bleep1673

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:09 AM

Hull City/Tigers fans take note


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

Act II, Scene 2, Romeo and Juliet, by  Billy Shakespeare

 

What's in a name? that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Hull City would, were he not Hull City call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Hull City, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.



#24 Old Frightful

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Tiger, tiger, burning bright....

 

Oh sorry, that's hardly appropriate.


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#25 JohnM

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

:biggrin:

 

I sense that Allam is not very popular. Am I right?  Hull Tigers/Hull City Tigers/ Hull City Nil..its all the same to me but I guess coming from this guy its somewhat inflammatory. Has he really saved the club?



#26 Old Frightful

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

Allam has certainly saved Hull Tigers, of that there is no doubt.

 

However, his absolute arrogance of, whatever decision I make is the right one and if you lot don't like it then you're obviously wrong, is quite breathtaking.


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#27 JohnM

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

John Prescott backs Hull City's name change to Tigers.  Ouch!

 

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#28 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:59 PM

Madness.

 

I know "Tigers" isn't exactly unknown in English sports, just think Castleford or Leicester but it just sounds daft next to all the City, United, Town, Rangers, Rovers etc monikers. It's like turning up in jeans and a leather jacket to a function where everyone else is wearing a suit.



#29 Johnoco

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

What's wrong with having a name that goes against the grain anyway? Not every football club has a regular nickname. Hotspur, Albion and Academicals are some that come to mind.

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#30 TheTerminator

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

I think the danger here is, that once name changes are pushed through and become 'de rigeur', some owners will soon be incorporating sponsors into the clubs official title. Its been happening with ground names for some time now, and that would be the next logical step for owners who perhaps aren't quite in synch with the importance of tradition to a lot of fans.

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#31 JohnM

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

that is already the case: PSV Eindhoven, Vauxhall Motors FC, Bayer Leverkusen, Red Bull Salzburg.......



#32 Johnoco

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

IIRC the Wednesday bit in Sheffield refers to the fact that the team was comprised of shop workers
who had Wednesday afternoons free. Hardly a sensible name if you want to argue about it.

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#33 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

IIRC the Wednesday bit in Sheffield refers to the fact that the team was comprised of shop workers
who had Wednesday afternoons free. Hardly a sensible name if you want to argue about it.

It was even less sensible back in the day when they were called simply "Wednesday".



#34 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

What's wrong with having a name that goes against the grain anyway? Not every football club has a regular nickname. Hotspur, Albion and Academicals are some that come to mind.

Those are all the historical names of the team. AFAIK they were always called that.

 

With Allam, he is arguing that the decision is a business one and no-one has the right to question him (he even said that). He said that it makes the club more marketable; this would appear not to be the case in Hull but more than likely he means more marketable in Malaysia.



#35 Johnoco

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Those are all the historical names of the team. AFAIK they were always called that.

With Allam, he is arguing that the decision is a business one and no-one has the right to question him (he even said that). He said that it makes the club more marketable; this would appear not to be the case in Hull but more than likely he means more marketable in Malaysia.

What was it that certain people used to say to RL....you have sold your soul and must live with the consequences. If he is putting the money in (and I haven't a clue if he is or others are too) then he calls the shots.

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#36 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

Madness.

 

I know "Tigers" isn't exactly unknown in English sports, just think Castleford or Leicester but it just sounds daft next to all the City, United, Town, Rangers, Rovers etc monikers. It's like turning up in jeans and a leather jacket to a function where everyone else is wearing a suit.

they are already known as the tigers


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#37 Ullman

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

they are already known as the tigers

Exactly, they have also always marketed themselves as such. It's difficult to see how incorporating the name into their official title could help them shift a few more Tiger onesies or silly hats or indeed herald a stampede of Far Eastern billionaires wanting to invest in the club. A lot of people just don't buy Allam's line that the name change is purely about generating extra revenue.


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#38 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

they are already known as the tigers

As a nickname not a moniker.



#39 Northern Sol

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

What was it that certain people used to say to RL....you have sold your soul and must live with the consequences. If he is putting the money in (and I haven't a clue if he is or others are too) then he calls the shots.

Well, this is true but I don't think it means that fans of the club shouldn't have an opinion on it.

 

There is a huge contrast between Allam and Hull City and Koukash and Salford City Reds (as was). Both have adopted nicknames as part of their official name.

 

The first put his cash in and has made a huge difference to the playing standard of the team but has a huge ego and seems to go out of his way to annoy the fans. It's all about him.

 

With Salford, the cash has gone in and we expect a much improved Salford side but the name change has broadly been welcomed as Koukash does seem to have the best interests of the club at heart even if he is a little "intense" at times.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:32 AM

Exactly, they have also always marketed themselves as such. It's difficult to see how incorporating the name into their official title could help them shift a few more Tiger onesies or silly hats or indeed herald a stampede of Far Eastern billionaires wanting to invest in the club. A lot of people just don't buy Allam's line that the name change is purely about generating extra revenue.

Thanks mate

That clarifies things 

 

I can see the thinking now


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