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Tiglon
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Exeter Chiefs

Post by Tiglon » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:13 pm

Some of the more avid news readers amongst us may have noticed the battle between fans of Exeter Chiefs about whether their branding is racist or cultural appropriation or not. I don't really know the answer to that, or particularly care, but I have always considered the native American branding to be completely bizarre for a Devonian rugby club.

With that in mind, perhaps we could help them come up with something more fitting. My initial suggestions, having previously lived in Devon for some years, are as follows:

Exeter Donkeys (after their World renowned donkey sanctuary)
Exeter Students (most of the population of the city is now University students, it seems)
Exeter Fishermen
Exeter Romans
Exeter Tuckers (cloth trade history)
And finally... Exeter Hillbillies, for all my Devonian friends.

Any other helpful suggestions for them?

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by loretta » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:18 pm

Cornish wannabes?
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:25 pm

After the way they arrive at rucks Exeter Divers

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:30 pm

After some of the haircuts of their players..

Exeter Mullets.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by Traveller » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:11 pm

Exeter Boars

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by ads » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 pm

Personally I don't think it's appropriate and they'll probably change their name now it's out in public. I don't see how they can keep it in the current times.

As for names, why not just Exeter RUFC.

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by ay2oh » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:20 pm

Exeter blockers :smt003
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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 pm

ads wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Personally I don't think it's appropriate and they'll probably change their name now it's out in public. I don't see how they can keep it in the current times.

As for names, why not just Exeter RUFC.
Stop it, that's far too sensible

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by ads » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:41 pm

longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 pm
ads wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Personally I don't think it's appropriate and they'll probably change their name now it's out in public. I don't see how they can keep it in the current times.

As for names, why not just Exeter RUFC.
Stop it, that's far too sensible
Ok, Exeter Cream Teas!

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by aslongaswebeatsaints » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:17 pm

ads wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:41 pm
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 pm
ads wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Personally I don't think it's appropriate and they'll probably change their name now it's out in public. I don't see how they can keep it in the current times.

As for names, why not just Exeter RUFC.
Stop it, that's far too sensible
Ok, Exeter Cream Teas!
Their neighbours will then be the Cornish Pasties.....

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by sapajo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:32 pm

Exeter Rugby
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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 pm

Exeter cowboys...
Used to run around with an 11, 14 or 15 on my back.

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by BigDan50 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:04 am

On the theme of rugby clubs getting their names, where does Leicester Tigers come from?

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by Hot_Charlie » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:13 am

ads wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Personally I don't think it's appropriate and they'll probably change their name now it's out in public. I don't see how they can keep it in the current times.

As for names, why not just Exeter RUFC.
I’m not sure they need to change the name, but just move to a more culturally acceptable branding. The origin of their “Chiefs” name may be as old as our “Tigers”; apparently it’s a common Devonian practice for the 1st XV to be called “Chiefs”. The Native American branding came far later to match the name and create an identity.

That said, when a decision is made, they may consider the brand toxic?

I prefer Gloucester’s approach.

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Re: Exeter Chiefs

Post by wellstiger » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:10 am

Exeter Exiles. Exeter Exe. Exeter Dumnones
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