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New Name for The University of Macron. ft. Reebok Stadium


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3 hours ago, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

No, but I wish we had a proper unofficial name for the stadium that people could use instead of the sponsored name (not the Reebok as that's still a brand name).

Your'e a bright chap

Thatd be very unpopular with any sponsor

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6 minutes ago, Casino said:

Your'e a bright chap

Thatd be very unpopular with any sponsor

I don't mean as determined by the club necessarily, just a colloquial one among supporters.

We already have that with "the Reebok" but I think it's a bit naff. 

Similar to how City suppporters used to refer to the Emptihad as Eastlands.

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6 minutes ago, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

I don't mean as determined by the club necessarily, just a colloquial one among supporters.

We already have that with "the Reebok" but I think it's a bit naff. 

Similar to how City suppporters used to refer to the Emptihad as Eastlands.

I don't find "The Reebok" naff at all. Even my kids call it that now, and they never even went when it was called The Reebok.

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23 minutes ago, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

I don't mean as determined by the club necessarily, just a colloquial one among supporters.

We already have that with "the Reebok" but I think it's a bit naff. 

Similar to how City suppporters used to refer to the Emptihad as Eastlands.

Westlands or Middlebrook?

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1 minute ago, Alf Hartigan said:

Westlands or Middlebrook?

In my experience, people use Middlebrook for the retail park rather than just the stadium.

Was Westlands the name of the area before it was built on?

I know it won't catch on by the way, I'd just prefer it if we had some kind of ideally, geographic unofficial name.

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Just now, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

In my experience, people use Middlebrook for the retail park rather than just the stadium.

Was Westlands the name of the area before it was built on?

I know it won't catch on by the way, I'd just prefer it if we had some kind of ideally, geographic unofficial name.

Not a clue mate, was just taking on board your point and making a couple of suggestions.

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12 hours ago, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

Was Westlands the name of the area before it was built on?

No. It was 'Red Moss', a large peat farm. Not sure anything with 'Red' in the title is going to work.

You'll find 'Middlebrook' on maps relating to a small river there, but, as a Horwicher, I can assure you it was unknown to normal people.

The Reebok, The 'bok, The Ground seem to be the most common locally.

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23 hours ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

No. It was 'Red Moss', a large peat farm. Not sure anything with 'Red' in the title is going to work.

You'll find 'Middlebrook' on maps relating to a small river there, but, as a Horwicher, I can assure you it was unknown to normal people.

The Reebok, The 'bok, The Ground seem to be the most common locally.

It was a massive landfill wasn't it?

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1 hour ago, mickbrown said:

It was a massive landfill wasn't it?

Yep, though later. Just nearer de-Haviland way than the Moss. It's possible the landfill filled-in what the Moss had left behind.

We used to play on the peat farm. There was row upon row of trenches, with the extracted peat briquettes layered in 4ft walls drying out.

It allowed for great games of "Grand National" as we hurdled these walls, trying not to fall into the watery ditches as you landed. Looking back after the 'race' we'd left quite an untidy mess. There was also a real wild-west push-me, pull-me narrow gauge railway thingie (think early scenes of 'Blazing Saddles') which was also great fun to wizz along on.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

Yep, though later. Just nearer de-Haviland way than the Moss. It's possible the landfill filled-in what the Moss had left behind.

We used to play on the peat farm. There was row upon row of trenches, with the extracted peat briquettes layered in 4ft walls drying out.

It allowed for great games of "Grand National" as we hurdled these walls, trying not to fall into the watery ditches as you landed. Looking back after the 'race' we'd left quite an untidy mess. There was also a real wild-west push-me, pull-me narrow gauge railway thingie (think early scenes of 'Blazing Saddles') which was also great fun to wizz along on.

Did you used to go on your pushbike on the coal (I guess?) tips on Lostock Lane opposite the old Bromilow? Many a memory from that as a kid in the 70s, th'uppy downies as they were nicknamed.

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56 minutes ago, SatanGreavsie said:

Did you used to go on your pushbike on the coal (I guess?) tips on Lostock Lane opposite the old Bromilow? Many a memory from that as a kid in the 70s, th'uppy downies as they were nicknamed.

No, we were on Hilton Estate so we went past the Monkey Tunnel & along the back of 'the Works'. 

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