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  • Marc Wakeham's Avatar
    1 Minute Ago
    Marc Wakeham replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    If he was christened TED that would be his name. Whether it is daft or not is opinion. Cardiff had a perfectly good name until 2003 when Moffat stuck...
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  • Marc Wakeham's Avatar
    4 Minutes Ago
    Marc Wakeham replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    They are not the Manchester United Reds. They are Manchester United. Their nickname is the Red Devils. Yes you ate missing something very obvious. ...
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  • Rich_NL's Avatar
    8 Minutes Ago
    I suspect you're in a pronounced minority on that highlighted point; there's been constant criticism of it at pretty much every level, and it's only...
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  • Dickie E's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Dickie E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    OK. So if everyone calls Edward Ted, that is fine. But if his parents had christened him Ted, that is not fine. Is this the gist of it? Seems...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • SimonSmith's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    SimonSmith replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Reds is a colloquial name - usually Red Devils. Blues is the formal name.
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Dickie E's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Dickie E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    So you're OK with Manchester United Reds but not Cardiff Blues? I think I'm missing something. At least a colour has an association with the team,...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Camquin's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Camquin replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I admit that the Welsh and Irish national teams have done well out of the franchise system. But how has the club game held up - and hw is the flow...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • L'irlandais's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    L'irlandais replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    The Welsh franchises were created in 2003. Welsh rugby has had great success (4 Grand Slams) on the back of these changes. However the financial...
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  • Marc Wakeham's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Marc Wakeham replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    It just does not work and was done for the wrong, political, reasons (which I'll not bore you with). The only part that is appropriate is the...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • L'irlandais's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    L'irlandais replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    The earliest known chess pieces date from 761 AD. The game had been around hundreds of years at that stage. Earliest notations spoke of Red versus...
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  • crossref's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    crossref replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    it's only cultural appropriation if you think that a rugby team naturally represnents white culture (appropriating a non-white one). I hope we are...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Dickie E's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Dickie E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Why pathetic? Is it because "blues" is a style of music that should not be culturally appropriated? :shrug:
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  • Dickie E's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Dickie E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I wonder where it will all go. I thought to say "end up" but maybe it will never end up:
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Marc Wakeham's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Marc Wakeham replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I don't think copyright applies. Cardiff were always Cambridge Blue and Black. The Cardiff Blues team do not the play in Dark and light blue now....
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Marc Wakeham's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Marc Wakeham replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Cardiff was always the Blue and BLacks. When we had the "regional dream" they became "The Cardiff Blues" The marketing dept, the union and the BBC...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Camquin's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Camquin replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Exeter can hardly use the Pirate route as that is claimed by Penzance and Newlyn - sorry Cornish. But the Hound of the Baskervilles comes from...
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  • OB..'s Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    OB.. replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I support the Bedford Blues. I believe that is because their strip is a mixture of Oxford and Cambridge blues.
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  • Phil E's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Phil E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Does this mean I have to redact my Naval Career? "Chief Petty Officer Everitt"
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  • Pablo's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Pablo replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Hard to view the Waikato team as appropriation given a) they are based in the country of said Chiefs' origins, b) a substantial part of the fan base...
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  • L'irlandais's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    L'irlandais replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I agree for Washington the issue was more complex than for Exeter. This isn’t an issue that will simply go away. Just ask the Washington Redskins....
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  • L'irlandais's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    L'irlandais replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Cultural appropriation can come from an appreciation of the other culture. Without embracing and building upon the ideas of other cultures, humanity...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Marc Wakeham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Marc Wakeham replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Pirates / seafarers have more of a connection. Two quick thoughts I'm sure a bit of research could come up with plenty more. Jut no need to be as...
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  • Dickie E's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Dickie E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Maybe. Does "in honour" trump cultural appropriation?
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  • Dixpat's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Dixpat replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Perhaps their name is in honour of the various Maori Chiefs given that the Maori King resides in their catchment area>
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  • Dickie E's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Dickie E replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I wonder if these guys are breaking into a sweat too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiefs_(rugby_union)
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • SimonSmith's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    SimonSmith replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    I've never understood why a team from Exeter would think that Chiefs was a good idea. It's not like there's a good connection there. I guess the...
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  • Not Kurt Weaver's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    from the article: Some names that have been suggested as replacements include the Washington Senators, the Washington Warriors and the Washington...
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • crossref's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    crossref replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    That is true, so its not so bad. But even so it was never a clever choice https://images.app.goo.gl/qevmwFVVp1Pg3dnt7
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • thepercy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    thepercy replied to a thread the Chiefs in General Union talk
    Redskin is a derogatory racial slur, whereas chief is not.
    28 replies | 294 view(s)
  • tim White's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I think we can agree the AR made the mistake, you can hardly blame a ref for a touchline decision when there is a touchline expert who has a much...
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