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By Richard Watts
February 25 2008

Yorkshire have announced that they will be called Yorkshire Carnegie in One Day cricket matches. Leeds Met University have brought the naming rights until 2012, in a link up which is a natural extension to the existing partnership that the club have with the university.

The club's official website www.yorkshireccc.com report:

The renaming of the cricket team adds to Leeds Met Carnegie’s strong portfolio of commitment to a wide range of sports, as well as partner clubs. The University has naming rights to national leagues, the Carnegie Premier League football in Northern Ireland and the Carnegie Challenge Cup rugby league competition, as well as to rugby league world championship the Carnegie World Club Challenge, a Superleague netball franchise and the Leeds Carnegie rugby union team.      

Stewart Regan , Chief Executive of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club said: “This is an exciting development for both Yorkshire CCC and Leeds Metropolitan University . They have proved to be an excellent partner of this club and we look forward to their support in developing Yorkshire Carnegie into the best one-day side in the country. We hope that the 52,000 students at the University plus the 250,000+ students in the Leeds Met network along with the many thousands of former Carnegie students will all get behind their team when the season gets underway in April. It will be great for the players to play in front of bigger crowds and hopefully the additional support can spur us on to success in 2008 and beyond.”

 

Professor Simon Lee, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University, said, “We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Yorkshire and to celebrate the one-day game in particular as Yorkshire Carnegie.”

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New Name for Tykes
Unofficial Yorkshire CC (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 15:18
New Name for Tykes

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
MADAVAL (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 15:27
Better Than Yorkshire Aunt Bessies I suppose!

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
Forward Defensive (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 15:44
And better than Phoenix. But why not Tykes?

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
MADAVAL (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 15:56
I thought that was self-evident by reading the official website FD.
Where once we were Tykes,we are now Canegies.

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
YorkyBoyInStaffs (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 16:14
The Power of Money and Relationship Building....

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
Rey (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 17:07
I'd rather they'd have announced this without implying we were actually signing a new player

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
Bullboy (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 18:00
I'd agree Rey though although I suppose it was an attempt at humour (Sm8).

As for the naming rights, if we have to have something to tack on the end of 'Yorkshire' in one day competition then why not make some money out of it? I would object however if this was ever extended to the CC.

 
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Kenny_Shovel (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 18:22
I guess it depends what new sobriquet they come up with. Yorkshire Carnegie I can live with, Yorkshire Lillets would perhaps be less palitable...



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Re: New Name for Tykes
Rey (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 20:53
And think - what are the headline writers on the various cricket outlets going to do now? They could pen lines to do with 'Phoenix' in the blink of an eye (usually some variant on "Phoenix from the flames"). Can't do much with 'Carnegie.'

 
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Tykemania (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 22:14
Am I the only one who is vaguely offended by this whole fiasco?

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
dpressed (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 22:35
Sorry to gloat ... but didn't I predict this (even though it was meant to be a joke)? Personally I don't care what they call us ... but are very unhappy with the ditching of the Lord Hawke designed rose.



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Bullboy (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 22:42
I totally agree with that sentiment dpressed I just hope it remains on the CC kit.

 
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Rey (IP Logged)
25/02/2008 23:24
Clarification on WRF - The replacement rose is only for one-day, not CC

 
Re: New Name for Tykes
Tykemania (IP Logged)
26/02/2008 10:51
Replacing the rose is an utter disgrace! Indeed, the whole thing seems horribly tawdry and the way it was put out to the fans was just desperate. I have to say, heads should roll!

 
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dpressed (IP Logged)
26/02/2008 11:35
The name doesn't bother me in the least.... the members have always goneto see Yorks rather than 'The Phoenix' ... & after a few beers the cry from the popular side has always been Y..e..r..k.sha. In fact as faras I know the only people who ever use Phoenix are stadium announcers & the guys in the Sky commentary box.



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With a new ball sting in his tail
And it could be me and it could be thee
And it could be the sting in the ale

 
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MADAVAL (IP Logged)
26/02/2008 12:03
This is the future.
Those of you who prefer to stay stuck in the past,and go on about tradition and heritage etc.aren,t living in the real world.
Congratulations Yorkshire for being in the forefront for a change when it comes to innovative marketing.
The 'Carnegie'lable has been prominant in other sports for some time,and can only serve to boost our popularity and attractiveness in the future.

 
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Tykemania (IP Logged)
26/02/2008 13:11
Quote:
dpressed
The name doesn't bother me in the least.... the members have always goneto see Yorks rather than 'The Phoenix' ... & after a few beers the cry from the popular side has always been Y..e..r..k.sha. In fact as faras I know the only people who ever use Phoenix are stadium announcers & the guys in the Sky commentary box.

I know what you mean, but think about it from the other side - Phoenix may not have been a particularly apposite title, but it was at least in keeping with the tenor of the changes to the one day game of the time, and meant nothing more than a suggestion of immutability. Carnegie, meanwhile, implies that we can be bought for a few bucks that will most likely refit the committee room or some equivalent!

 
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Bullboy (IP Logged)
26/02/2008 14:05
That's a fair point Tm but this 'significant investment' could solve a few worries about the new pavillion and speed up that process. Be nice if the amount were disclosed.

The name change doesn't bother me in the slightest, the badge change does (though this is nothing to do with the name change) but not too much if it remains on the CC kit.

 
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Tykemania (IP Logged)
26/02/2008 14:59
If they were to publish details of this significant investment it might assuage my concerns slightly - but I doubt that we are talking about the six figures sums that would be required to make a significant difference.

I'm afraid as regards the white rose, any changes are tantamount to treason.

 
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suffolkyorkie (IP Logged)
28/02/2008 11:24
This,IMO,is the thin end of the wedge.First one day cricket,next the championship.Soon there will be a move to play domestic matches overseas (not as silly as it sounds).Watch out for Yorkshire Tesco's with the rose replaced by a couple of fish fingers.Treason indeed.

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