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#1 Northern Sol

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

I do not like alliteration in club names. I also think that clubs could be a little more creative in their choice of monikers.

 

Anyway:-

 

I was looking at Widnes' website and apparently they considered becoming Widnes Warriors but the RFL asked them not to because Whitehaven had already baggsied the name. I seem to remember that Whitehaven were briefly "the Warriors" - maybe it was just the one season. Whatever happened to this nickname?

 

How did Wigan then get the rights to this name? Was it a case of what-Mo-wants-Mo-gets?



#2 EastLondonMike

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

The RFL probably asked  the same of Wigan, and they probably said 'no, we want to be called warriors'.. simple as that really. There are no 'rights' to be claimed with a nickname/moniker.


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#3 Pottsy

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

Widnes were always going to be Vikings due to the town's Nordic history.

#4 donald

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

Early 90,s when haven had the warriors name sure wigan took it on as soon as SL started

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

I do not like alliteration in club names.

I don't like silly gimmick monikers full stop.....still, life's a ##### eh?


Edited by chuffer, 10 April 2013 - 10:36 AM.


#6 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

I think Vikings is good - they'll always be the Chemics to me though.

#7 Padge

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Early 90,s when haven had the warriors name sure wigan took it on as soon as SL started

 
WIgan were slow to take up the Warriors name and unlike most clubs didn't add it at the start of SL, it was 1997 before they announced the change.
 

How did Wigan then get the rights to this name? Was it a case of what-Mo-wants-Mo-gets?

Mo was not even at Wigan when they added the Warriors Tag

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#8 Northern Sol

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

Widnes were always going to be Vikings due to the town's Nordic history.

 

According to their website, they had "Wizards" as their first choice then opted for "Warriors". The club were not even aware of the Nordic history until a schoolgirl made them aware of it.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

The club were not even aware of the Nordic history until a schoolgirl made them aware of it.


Really? How funny is that!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:40 PM


Widnes were always going to be Vikings due to the town's Nordic history.

I think York are more deserving of 'Vikings' tbh.

It's time to park the camels.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:54 AM

According to their website, they had "Wizards" as their first choice then opted for "Warriors". The club were not even aware of the Nordic history until a schoolgirl made them aware of it.

There are quite a lot of people in Widnes who are aware of the towns Nordic history, well before the club adopted the name.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:13 AM


There are no 'rights' to be claimed with a nickname/moniker.


I'm pretty sure Leeds Akademiks had to change their name?
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#13 Northern Sol

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

I'm pretty sure Leeds Akademiks had to change their name?

They were threatend with a lawsuit. They chose to change it. They could have laughed it off and in all likelihood nothing would have happened but probably (sensibly) thought it not worth the risk. They weren't actually forced to change.



#14 Northern Sol

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

There are quite a lot of people in Widnes who are aware of the towns Nordic history, well before the club adopted the name.

You'd have thought that somebody would have known but I'm just going on what was on their website.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

I think York are more deserving of 'Vikings' tbh.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

I think York are more deserving of 'Vikings' tbh.


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#17 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

I think York are more deserving of 'Vikings' tbh.

 

 

York very nearly were the Vikings at one point.

 

The Akkies thing was quite amusing at the time. All good now though. :)


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