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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wil Chips Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2021 at 4:24pm
As ever some succinct points.

I do think that with the exception of the Scarlets, none of the other Welsh regional teams ( or clubs!) could claim to have totally won over the hearts and minds of the original support base with their region branded names.

Even the Scarlets have a strong element that would want to see the club return to the 'Llanelli' name, and there's another raft of support who wouldn't' mind either way.

I happen to think that it's sensible from Cardiff Blues to re-brand to Cardiff Rugby. Nostalgia and empathy are significant components that the support base latch on to.

However how they have gone about it is so shoddy it's mind boggling.

First of all it doesn't kick in until September..by announcing it in March in order to allow time to 'transition the business' is absurd.
Change the name on the logo, the letterheads, the website and a few other bits and it's done. 6 months? Really?

The re-brand should have been accompanied by a new merchandise range launch at he same time, latching on to the nostalgia piece perhaps, been inked to season ticket launch, an introduction package for new members, and whole load of razzle dazzle.

Instead you have now got a lot of shop inventory that your going to have to put on a fire sale ( who would buy that Blues branded stuff now?) and most importantly missed out on a huge marketing scoop.

Bewildering.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2021 at 7:03pm
Agree with that plus it won’t make the match day experience at CAP any more enticing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mogwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2021 at 7:08pm
Ive had a matchday experience at CAP. The place is falling apart. Not a good advert especially for sponsors
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2021 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

Ive had a matchday experience at CAP. The place is falling apart. Not a good advert especially for sponsors
Only been the once for Blues v Zebre.

It’s so far behind PyS.
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by Mogwen Mogwen wrote:

Ive had a matchday experience at CAP. The place is falling apart. Not a good advert especially for sponsors
Only been the once for Blues v Benetton.

It’s so far behind PyS.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mogwen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2021 at 7:21pm
Had lunch in the main lounge and im sure it was a microwave dinner. Had to walk half way around the stadium, through the millenium stadium corridor to get to our seats. And tbh the seats were falling apart. My mates company paid over £150 per head for that. It was a shocking experience.
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a big question that must be asked is why there are so few Cardiff born/bred players in the set up and in the welsh set up
 
it is by far the biggest city in wales in terms of population but it is offering very little in terms of players for the test team
 
what is going on in Cardiff schools/club rugby that is causing this lack of players making it at the highest level
 
And why are they losing so many bright young talents to England LRZ Sheedy and now the Lloyd brothers
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fscarlet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2021 at 10:28am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

a big question that must be asked is why there are so few Cardiff born/bred players in the set up and in the welsh set up
 
it is by far the biggest city in wales in terms of population but it is offering very little in terms of players for the test team
 
what is going on in Cardiff schools/club rugby that is causing this lack of players making it at the highest level
 
And why are they losing so many bright young talents to England LRZ Sheedy and now the Lloyd brothers

Could the fact that Cardiff City were in the premier league a couple of years ago have anything to do with it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dyniol53 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2021 at 10:39am
Not representative but my family who live in Cardiff are football fans through and through. Only turn a rugby game on during World Cup or Six Nations.

Part of me thinks “big city” types are less likely to want their kids playing rugby and the rugby club is less central to the community.

But also I think the talented players from East Wales are more likely to be poached at a young age by the big English schools which are effectively 1 hour drive from Cardiff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2021 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

a big question that must be asked is why there are so few Cardiff born/bred players in the set up and in the welsh set up
 
it is by far the biggest city in wales in terms of population but it is offering very little in terms of players for the test team
 
what is going on in Cardiff schools/club rugby that is causing this lack of players making it at the highest level
 
And why are they losing so many bright young talents to England LRZ Sheedy and now the Lloyd brothers

Could the fact that Cardiff City were in the premier league a couple of years ago have anything to do with it?
 
same applies to Swansea but they still churn out top players in fairness to them
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Legendinmybathroom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2021 at 2:23pm
The Cardiff Blues CEO Richard Holland is stating in the WOL that the blues haven’t received a penny for the players involved in the recent 6 nations championship, I presume that’s the same for us and the other 2 regions.  
If this is correct (and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this was the case) then it just sums up the contempt the WRU have for any form of rugby under that of the national setup.
We have a union that loves to take all the plaudits when the national team and any of the regions do well (remember Howley claiming that our success in 2016 was partly down to the WRU and the national setup), constantly take any offer on the table for naming rights, sponsorship deals, TV deals etc, but never want to pay out what is rightful owed or fund the regions that feed the national team properly (unlike the other nations).
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