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    Emirates Old Trafford

    This story certainly caught me by surprise

    Will Lanky now become the spiritual home for all Gooners fans?

    Will the gooners be miffed that their Emirates isn't called Emirates New Highbury or some such?

    Will Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger now be soulmates?

    Personally I couldn't give a tuppenny toss as long as Lanky can sign some decent cricketers

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    *wipes vomit from screen and mouth*

    Been calling it New Highbury since the outset, tbh.

    I know naming rights are important revenue stream and all that cobblers, but it's still a bit yuk, isn't it?

    Jesus kicked the money lenders out of the temple and for what, etc, etc...
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    "Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
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    Better question is why would Emirates Airlines care about Manchester when they market Dubai as a 5 star destination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Better question is why would Emirates Airlines care about Manchester when they market Dubai as a 5 star destination?
    Because it's a big local market where Etihad and Abu Dhabi have a strong foothold thanks to Manchester City?


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    Also because Man airport is one of the largest in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Because it's a big local market where Etihad and Abu Dhabi have a strong foothold thanks to Manchester City?
    Etihad is state run, whereas Emirates is a private company.

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    In Australia, the ABC (being a non commercial station) always refer to stadiums/grounds as their original name, which I love.

    Kardinia Park (instead of Skilled Stadium), Princes Park (instead of Optus Oval), Football Park (instead of AAMI Stadium) & Docklands (instead of Etihad Stadium).

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    Emirates sponsor bloody everything, sponsor The Riverside already don't they?

    Better than the Ageas bowl though, sounding as it does like a specialist toilet seat for the elderly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    *wipes vomit from screen and mouth*

    Been calling it New Highbury since the outset, tbh.

    I know naming rights are important revenue stream and all that cobblers, but it's still a bit yuk, isn't it?

    Jesus kicked the money lenders out of the temple and for what, etc, etc...
    Yeah, and look what they did to sweet baby Jeebus...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Will the gooners be miffed that their Emirates isn't called Emirates New Highbury or some such?
    On this one, no, because the Emirates has never been called anything else.

    Rangers are possibly looking at a stadium rename deal, but one of the conditions is that Ibrox has to be in the name somewhere.

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    Ashburton Grove?

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    Arsenal always been a franchise side anyway...

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    Not too bothered by this sort of thing. Not by this example anyway, as the original name has remained intact, sort of.

    Wouldn't be too thrilled if the name was completely replaced though. If I cared that is.

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    Still beats "Supersport Park". Anything beats "Supersport Park".

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Still beats "Supersport Park". Anything beats "Supersport Park".
    Blundstone Arena gives it a run for its money, IMO.

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