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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Red Boots » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:29 pm

Made me laugh.
Btw when will the Wasps v Tigers tickets be on sale?

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by biffer » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:50 pm

Iain wrote:By the way, if you want more examples of pettiness from our marketing / PR bods, visit http://www.englandsaxons.com.

That is petty as hell.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by TigerintheCatStand » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:38 pm

So let me understand this....we have bought the EnglandSaxons.com url and directed it at our website. Unbelievable.......

I thought putting our poster up on Wasps door step reflected badly on us.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Iain » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:27 pm

TigerintheCatStand wrote:So let me understand this....we have bought the EnglandSaxons.com url and directed it at our website. Unbelievable.......

I thought putting our poster up on Wasps door step reflected badly on us.

The club bought the domain as soon as England A rebranded as England Saxons. I think they saw it as another little victory over the RFU. Of course, nobody cared and you'd have known no more about it had I not shown you. Just makes the club look petty and unprofessional.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Linemakers » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:30 am

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Linemakers » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:34 am

johnthegriff wrote:To Simorscribble Tigers do a hell of a lot in the community over a very wide area. Their rugby camps spread near and far even abroad. Much of what they do benefits the community and rugby with no direct benefit to Tiger, Wasps have not done this over the years as they have moved from ground to ground, I doubt they will do it in Coventry when they continue to lose money each season.
They won't lose money as Landrover are picking up the tab. That's the reason they are playing in Coventry

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by northerntiger » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:56 am

With the crowds they are already getting, I doubt they will lose money. However one eyed we may be, so far the Ricoh move is a huge success

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by simoscribbler » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:33 am

johnthegriff wrote:To Simorscribble Tigers do a hell of a lot in the community over a very wide area. Their rugby camps spread near and far even abroad. Much of what they do benefits the community and rugby with no direct benefit to Tiger, Wasps have not done this over the years as they have moved from ground to ground, I doubt they will do it in Coventry when they continue to lose money each season.
That's good to hear, and long may it continue. We live a long way away now, but my (now adult) kids still talk about the summer camps that they attended in the late '90s. Given that our Academy has struggled to produce the numbers of first-teamers that I'd like to see (50%+) over the last few years maybe the best bet is to spread the net wider, and try to recruit the 18-20 year olds who start ripping it up in junior club set-ups across the region.

But on the point of losses I'm not sure you're right at all - doesn't it depend on how deep the Wasps' owners' pockets are? If I were in the Tigers commercial set-up I'd certainly be preparing for a long-term battle for hearts, mind, bums on seats and even young playing talent. Eras of dominance come and go - and we have no divine right to a place at the top table of English rugby. Maybe Wasps arrival is a straw in the wind, or maybe it will galvanise the club. I hope it's the latter.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by covrich » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:37 am

I agree with Iain I wasn't too sure about that poster, I know it was banter but part of me made it looked like we were worried or intimidated by the Wasps.

I live in Coventry Not far from the Wasps Nest actually

Sadly the Tigers Billboard near the Ricoh got defaced by from football fans calling us see you next tuesdays

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by InGuinnessVeritas » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:01 pm

covrich wrote:Sadly the Tigers Billboard near the Ricoh got defaced by from football fans calling us see you next tuesdays
It warms the heart to see some followers of 'the beautiful game' know how to behave in public, almost like this lot.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by dunks43 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:30 pm

biffer wrote:
Iain wrote:By the way, if you want more examples of pettiness from our marketing / PR bods, visit http://www.englandsaxons.com.

That is petty as hell.
Maybe its not officially a tigers thing though... All the tigers domains are registered to Tigers, englandsaxons.com is registered to a private house in London

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by Iain » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:42 pm

dunks43 wrote:
biffer wrote:
Iain wrote:By the way, if you want more examples of pettiness from our marketing / PR bods, visit http://www.englandsaxons.com.

That is petty as hell.
Maybe its not officially a tigers thing though... All the tigers domains are registered to Tigers, englandsaxons.com is registered to a private house in London
You're going to have to take my word for it. It is a Tigers thing.

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by ourla » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:47 pm

Someone from the unoffy has set this up:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundrai ... &pageUrl=2
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Raise money for charity re Wasps Billboard

Post by Tigers Tiger » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:01 pm

You probably all know about the Wasps Billboard in Leics. which cost their fans £800 to put up.
Well some Tigers and Wasps fans have decided to try and also raise £800 and give it to the Wasps nominated charity "MIND" to show that rugby fans can do great things together.
Over £400 has been raised for MIND by tigers supporters in the first 24 hrs, perhaps some of us Tigers fans on here can join in and also donate here -

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundrai ... &pageUrl=2

And Mind is the only winner here, unless you count Rugby fans pulling together ?

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Re: Wasps fans launch poster campaign in Leicester

Post by BengalTiger » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:03 pm

Ian wrote:-
The club bought the domain as soon as England A rebranded as England Saxons. I think they saw it as another little victory over the RFU. Of course, nobody cared and you'd have known no more about it had I not shown you. Just makes the club look petty and unprofessional.

Personally I think it makes the RFU petty and unprofessional, for not buying up the domain before the re-branding was announced.
Remember Tigers are part of the entertainment industry, sorry if that only adds to your angst but stunts like this are part of that package.

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