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    official Canberra A-League team name

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    what should canberra's potential a-league team be called?

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    Re: official Canberra A-League team name

    Post by Chris1822 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:40 pm

    but once again lets face it the name is gonna be canberra united.


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    Post by Alex351 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:48 pm

    Then there will be 4 "United's" in the league if the team is called Canberra United.
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    Re: official Canberra A-League team name

    Post by Chris1822 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:51 pm

    Alex351 wrote:Then there will be 4 "United's" in the league if the team is called Canberra United.

    i'm not saying that i want them to be called united, just that that is what they are gonna call them.
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    Post by thom_canberra on Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:23 pm

    not necessarily, just because the womans team is called united dosen't mean a thing. There hasn't been nearly the amount of planning and preperation for the womans team as there would be for the mens and the w-league isn't particularly established, its only been running for a year so why should that determine what the mens team is called?
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    Post by Chris1822 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:58 pm

    I just emailed ivan slavich about it and he said that it'll be an FFA call but probably united, he also said he'd like to push what the public want however.


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    Post by Gate7 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:04 pm

    u cant call the team Canberra 1913 because the team wasnt founded in 1913. Im a big fan of teams with their foundation years in there names but 1913 isnt the foundation year of the club it is the foundation year of the city. Canberra Athletic would be the best name.

    CANBERRA ATHLETIC!!!!!

    Lets push for it
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    Post by Joey47 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:07 pm

    Gate7 wrote:u cant call the team Canberra 1913 because the team wasnt founded in 1913. Im a big fan of teams with their foundation years in there names but 1913 isnt the foundation year of the club it is the foundation year of the city. Canberra Athletic would be the best name.

    CANBERRA ATHLETIC!!!!!

    Lets push for it

    Because I conrtibuted in the email I know of the information. We never said that 1913 crap. We said Atheltic is a fans favourite and shoould be used.


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    Post by thom_canberra on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:27 pm

    Canberra Athletic!!!
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    Post by Gate7 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:23 pm

    Proud2BeCanberran wrote:
    Gate7 wrote:u cant call the team Canberra 1913 because the team wasnt founded in 1913. Im a big fan of teams with their foundation years in there names but 1913 isnt the foundation year of the club it is the foundation year of the city. Canberra Athletic would be the best name.

    CANBERRA ATHLETIC!!!!!

    Lets push for it

    Because I conrtibuted in the email I know of the information. We never said that 1913 crap. We said Atheltic is a fans favourite and shoould be used.

    i was talking to spets

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    Post by Kaibo on Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:32 pm

    Canberra Green FC
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    Post by Capital Thunder on Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:41 am

    I like Canberra Athletic but keep in mind that we're also talking about the region around Canberra which we'll need for support, funding, players etc. That's why the Brumbies aren't called the ACT Brumbies anymore.

    Maybe Capital Athletic?
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    Post by Chris1822 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:59 am

    the brumbies are still called the ACT brumbies aren't they???

    capital athletic sounds good too. anything with capital or canberra sounds decent except maybe capital green FC.


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    Post by Joey47 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:01 am

    ^^^^^^

    na they are called just the Brumbies now


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    Post by Chris1822 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:08 pm

    i'm in favour of calling the team something like canberra, capital or act.


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    Re: official Canberra A-League team name

    Post by bypopulardemand on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:58 pm

    Im in favour of keeping it simple why not Canberra Football Club (Canberra FC)?
    No need to copy the name of a european or asian team.
    Sure Royal Canberra if its sanctioned by the monarch, otherwise its just copying Real Madrid.
    There isnt much reason to use Athletic other than to copy Spanish clubs.
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    Post by thom_canberra on Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:33 pm

    Athletic isn't just a Spanish thing, what about Wigan Athletic in the EPL??

    Canberra FC isn't as individual as Athletic, which is a good representation for a Canberra team, also I think Canberra FC is taken by Canberra Deakin under copyright.
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    Post by Chris1822 on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:01 pm

    yeah thom_canberra it is copyrighted


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    Post by Gerrards_Homies808 on Fri May 01, 2009 3:33 am

    I have to join the rest of the crowd it should be Canberra Athletic because CanberraF.C just reminds me of the Croatian club and Canberra Olympic Is taken by the Greeks so i think that would be the best to go. :D
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    Post by Gerrards_Homies808 on Fri May 01, 2009 3:36 am

    But really i dont think we should go with a name more a title because all the names in the A-League r s**t e.g. Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory, Wellington Pheonix etc. the only good ones are like the Newcastle Jets, the NQLD Fury etc.
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    Post by Joey47 on Fri May 01, 2009 8:28 am

    Gerrards_Homies808 wrote:But really i dont think we should go with a name more a title because all the names in the A-League r s**t e.g. Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory, Wellington Pheonix etc. the only good ones are like the Newcastle Jets, the NQLD Fury etc.


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    they are the crappiest out of all of them.


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    Post by Chris1822 on Fri May 01, 2009 10:02 am

    yeah the jets and fury are a few of the worst i like the traditional names like united, athletic, FC...


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    Re: official Canberra A-League team name

    Post by Toby on Sat May 02, 2009 7:06 pm

    I think Canberra Athletic and Canberra United are too European and not really unique to our region. We shouldn't base our title on what other clubs in Europe call themselves. For this reason I find NQF, Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix unique. Our aim should be to find a name which incorporates the ACT and local NSW. Canberra's uniqueness can be reflected on the logo (ex: capital hill). If you look at teams across Asia (where we will be playing most of our football outside of Australia) they mainly use their city names (example : J-league, K-league, V-league, Q league etc). We need a name reflecting our area whilst being recognisable throughout Asia. What about Greater Canberra F.C. ?
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    Post by Chris1822 on Sun May 03, 2009 3:18 am

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    yeah i sort of agree with you tobster. i just can't really think of a name that fits the criteria suggested.


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    Post by Gate7 on Sun May 03, 2009 1:00 pm

    i sort of agree that anyone opposing canberra athletic should shut the hell up
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    Post by thom_canberra on Sun May 03, 2009 3:45 pm

    For this reason I find NQF, Brisbane Roar, Perth Glory, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix unique.

    Whats so unique about these names? Fury, Roar, Phoenix. They sound like names from the MLS in America. Who would want names like this? they sound stupid and have no football essence about them.

    The A-League is a great example of an original and growing football league in the AFC. Names such as Adeliade United, Sydney FC, CCM FC, Gold Coast United all reflect original but inspired true football names and dont sound like some silly MLS team.

    "Athletic" would not only be original to the A-League, it would truly represent the ACT and surrounding region with its great sporting history and culture.

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