Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by KiwiTig » Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:11 pm

Good stuff all round ..move on

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:38 am

chris111 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:13 pm
Excellent news, and well done to Exeter for (belatedly) joining the rest of us in the 21st Century.

Inevitably the odd lost soul will bemoan this as ‘pandering to woke sensibilities’….but that won’t stop the arc of history bending towards justice 💪
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by chris111 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:12 am

Scott1 wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:38 am
chris111 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:13 pm
Excellent news, and well done to Exeter for (belatedly) joining the rest of us in the 21st Century.

Inevitably the odd lost soul will bemoan this as ‘pandering to woke sensibilities’….but that won’t stop the arc of history bending towards justice 💪
"The arc of history bending towards justice" 😂 Calm down Batman!
Knew you wouldn’t be able to resist that one.

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:33 am

chris111 wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:12 am
Scott1 wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:38 am
chris111 wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:13 pm
Excellent news, and well done to Exeter for (belatedly) joining the rest of us in the 21st Century.

Inevitably the odd lost soul will bemoan this as ‘pandering to woke sensibilities’….but that won’t stop the arc of history bending towards justice 💪
"The arc of history bending towards justice" 😂 Calm down Batman!
Knew you wouldn’t be able to resist that one.
😂👍

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by jgriffin » Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:55 pm

It's cheered my siblings up as they really hated the chant and the faux Indian thing.
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Tiglon » Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:13 pm

What offended me the most about the situation were the tedious debates about whether it was offensive or not, so I'm pleased that it has been changed and we don't need to suffer those conversations any more! :smt015 :smt023

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Big Dai » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:09 pm

mightymouse wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:12 pm
I think it’s a great change .. well done to the chiefs for keeping a fantastic club name
And getting a an new updated logo based on local ancient tradition, that fits it.
Just need to change whoa whoa whoooa !
What noises did Iron Age tribes make do we think?

And before we get too complacent… wait for the Hindustan backlash!
Indeed....I was only looking at Tigers regiment cap badges the other day and thinking similar.
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Old Hob » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:03 pm

Big Dai wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:09 pm
mightymouse wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:12 pm
I think it’s a great change .. well done to the chiefs for keeping a fantastic club name
And getting a an new updated logo based on local ancient tradition, that fits it.
Just need to change whoa whoa whoooa !
What noises did Iron Age tribes make do we think?

And before we get too complacent… wait for the Hindustan backlash!
Indeed....I was only looking at Tigers regiment cap badges the other day and thinking similar.
Just ordered myself one. It will sit with my Notts and Jocks one
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by mightymouse » Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:26 am

I only mentioned the Tiger thing as a caution that you never know where the laser of scrutiny will point next.. although there is of course, debate as to where the Tigers got their name. Whilst many believe it was named after the regiment, others believe it is the colours of the original shirt. so if even the club historians don’t know for definite then it would be more difficult to criticise us negatively.

Having thought more about the Exeter thing … could they ( the current largely Anglo Saxon heritage, club officials and fan base) be criticised for culturally misappropriating a Celtic iconography that was decimated and wiped out by successive waves of Roman, Saxon and Norman invasion and settlement?
Just a thought
May have to do some mass DNA testing to prove that theory though!

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by ay2oh » Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:31 am

Not sure what was the most offensive the branding or the chant.
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Old Hob » Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:41 am

It is very probable that the "Celts" were not wiped out but assimilated. The old theory of the Celts being pushed West has largely been discounted. The "invasions" rolled over like water not like a bulldozer.
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by mightymouse » Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:52 pm

And yet our DNA is largely Saxon .. but maybe not in South West

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by jgriffin » Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:02 pm

mightymouse wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:52 pm
And yet our DNA is largely Saxon .. but maybe not in South West
Still plenty of predominantly Briton DNA from west England and Wales, west of Birmingham, studies have suggested it is surprisingly stable. Cornwall definitely HAD it but most of Kernow owned by outsiders now.
BTW it was the chant that my sibs hated most.
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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by SuperEagle » Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:56 pm

Common sense finally broke out.

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Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand for next season

Post by Louis » Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:33 pm

mightymouse wrote:
Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:52 pm
And yet our DNA is largely Saxon .. but maybe not in South West
We don't have DNA in the South West. We don't hold with that modern nonsense. Molecules capable of self-replication under the right cellular conditions? Political correctness gone mad. Hot soup of particles for us, please. None of your atomic muck.

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