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Stadium names

Post by DrDom » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:09 am

Hello all, we are a research team at Manchester University looking at fans’ views on the naming of football grounds. We’re really interested in getting any Bolton fans’ views on the naming and renaming of club’s ground over the years. Would love to know how anyone feels about all those name changes (Burnden Park, The Reebok, The Macron etc.), and what those names mean (or don’t mean) to you. We have the moderator’s permission to start this thread, so look forward to reading some posts on this…

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Re: Stadium names

Post by boltonboris » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:11 am

I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
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Re: Stadium names

Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:49 am

^^ what he said.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by Jugs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:53 am

boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
Blimey, when you find out we only get peanuts for handing out name over to a sports company, it makes you wonder what BWFC are playing at.

I'd prefer our own name, please.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:17 am

I still called our place 'The Reebok' or 'The Bok' and will probably continue so to do.

I challenge anyone, without Googling them, to give me the current names of the grounds of the following clubs;

Bradford City
Leicester City
Bournemouth
Bury
Colchester
York (Truly horrific)
Brighton
Derby
Huddersfield
Peterborough
Walsall
Chesterfield
Mansfield
Orient
Crawley

And a bonus point if you can name St Helens RFL ground. ;)

And I never know which is The Emirates and which is The Etihad?! :?
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Re: Stadium names

Post by Jugs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:19 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:I still called our place 'The Reebok' or 'The Bok' and will probably continue so to do.

I challenge anyone, without Googling them, to give me the current names of the grounds of the following clubs;

Bradford City
Leicester City
Bournemouth
Bury
Colchester
York (Truly horrific)
Brighton
Derby
Huddersfield
Peterborough
Walsall
Chesterfield
Mansfield
Orient
Crawley

And a bonus point if you can name St Helens RFL ground. ;)

And I never know which is The Emirates and which is The Etihad?! :?
York City's was the horrific Kit-Kat Stadium, but they've now reverted it back to Bootham Crescent.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by William the White » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:23 am

I still think the Reebok/Macron is architecturally amongst the most impressive of the stadia.

On balance, last season, you'd have been better off admiring the architecture from the outside than going in to watch what was pretending to be football.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by bobo the clown » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:24 am

Jugs wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:I still called our place 'The Reebok' or 'The Bok' and will probably continue so to do.

I challenge anyone, without Googling them, to give me the current names of the grounds of the following clubs;

York (Truly horrific)

And a bonus point if you can name St Helens RFL ground. ;)

And I never know which is The Emirates and which is The Etihad?! :?
York City's was the horrific Kit-Kat Stadium, but they've now reverted it back to Bootham Crescent.
Aaaah. The old Kit-Kat shuffle.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:29 am

Jugs wrote: York City's was the horrific Kit-Kat Stadium, but they've now reverted it back to Bootham Crescent.
Have they given it a break?

Sorry :oops:
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Re: Stadium names

Post by DrDom » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:21 pm

boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
So what do fans think 'something proper' would be in terms of a name for the stadium?

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Re: Stadium names

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:33 pm

DrDom wrote:
boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
So what do fans think 'something proper' would be in terms of a name for the stadium?
Well, I for one think that one of the ends should be named after Graham Bell. :)
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Re: Stadium names

Post by truewhite15 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:35 pm

DrDom wrote:
boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
So what do fans think 'something proper' would be in terms of a name for the stadium?
'proper' stadium names would be either the location of the stadium (what road they're on or the district) or named after famous players or members of the club.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by Jugs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:38 pm

DrDom wrote:
boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
So what do fans think 'something proper' would be in terms of a name for the stadium?
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Post by Riviman » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:40 pm

truewhite15 wrote:
DrDom wrote:
boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
So what do fans think 'something proper' would be in terms of a name for the stadium?
'proper' stadium names would be either the location of the stadium (what road they're on or the district) or named after famous players or members of the club.
So ours would be something like Middlebrook Park/Stadium, Horwich Park/Stadium?
To be honest I prefer The Macron Stadium and get a bit of much needed money.
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Re: Stadium names

Post by Jugs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:45 pm

The Kevin Davies Arena has a ring to it.

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Re: Stadium names

Post by Gary the Enfield » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:10 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
DrDom wrote:
boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
So what do fans think 'something proper' would be in terms of a name for the stadium?
Well, I for one think that one of the ends should be named after Graham Bell. :)

Like City did for Colin?

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Re: Stadium names

Post by bettyrasta » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:07 pm

The (Warwick) Rimmer end has a nice ring to it! Sorry

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Post by a1 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:00 pm

boltonboris wrote:I was hoping that when Reebok ended their relationship with s, we'd name the ground as something proper - The amount we got just about covered Craig Davies's contract - Given the choice of having our 'own' name, or having a shit player that needed paying for, I'd have taken the former option any feckin' day of the week
ITK it paid for zach clough's .

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Re: Stadium names

Post by DrDom » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:54 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:I still called our place 'The Reebok' or 'The Bok' and will probably continue so to do.
Enjoying hearing your name suggestions - thanks!

Anyone else call it The Bok? How did this name come about?

What do you think about when you hear it called "The Bok"? The stadium? Reebok the company?

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Re: Stadium names

Post by bobo the clown » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:30 pm

DrDom wrote:
Bruce Rioja wrote:I still called our place 'The Reebok' or 'The Bok' and will probably continue so to do.
Enjoying hearing your name suggestions - thanks!

Anyone else call it The Bok? How did this name come about?

What do you think about when you hear it called "The Bok"? The stadium? Reebok the company?
You know, & I've not studied this much, but I suspect "the 'Bok" comes from a foreshortening of the word "Reebok". Now I could be wrong and I'm not a sophisticated academic, but I just feel that's the case.

&, you know, I've only just clicked that there was a Company called 'Reebok' as well as that being the stadium's (previous/original) name. Wow. Coincidence or what !?!?!?

How do I feel when I here that ? Personally all warm and cuddly but tinged with a slight sense of psychotic paranoia. Though, to be fair, I do about most things. It also makes me feel unreasonably pessimistic .... but ditto, and a little nostalgic too. Plus orange. I do feel rather orange when I hear it called that.
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