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On 12/7/2023 at 1:24 PM, Sir Sidney said:

They should have held a competition for locals to suggest nicknames, and then vote on a shortlist.  An excellent marketing exercise.

Otherwise, alongside the Cheetahs, they could have chosen another cat nickname, e.g. the Oxford Ocelots ;)

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4 hours ago, Grachan said:

I'm wondering about the 10 match pass that you can buy.

Does anyone know if two people can share one pass - ie 5 matches each when going together?

Might be worth getting one to be used by me and my son if it can be used this way.

Why not email the club and ask the question 

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7 minutes ago, Triple.H. said:

Why not email the club and ask the question 

But he no like the nickname

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41 minutes ago, Roger Jacobs said:

They should have held a competition for locals to suggest nicknames, and then vote on a shortlist. 

Only if you wanted them to end up being called  "Oxford Cheetah McCheetahface".

With Oxford being synonymous with boating, it might have been better to honour the local river and called the team  "Oxford Isis"

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3 hours ago, Triple.H. said:

Why not email the club and ask the question 

Yeah. I will do that. I had already looked on the website to see if there was an address there.

I reckon me and my son could do 5 a year and it would be a lot cheaper.

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3 hours ago, Toady said:

But he no like the nickname

Correct. It's rubbish.

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30 minutes ago, Grachan said:

Correct. It's rubbish.

So was “robins” to be fair  but that didn’t stop people watching them 

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1 minute ago, Toady said:

So was “robins” to be fair  but that didn’t stop people watching them 

That's because we were used to it. 

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15 hours ago, Grachan said:

Correct. It's rubbish.

For oldies like me, it should have been Cheetahs.

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15 hours ago, Grachan said:

That's because we were used to it. 

It never stopped me following the the” robins”from 2007 it was the last thing on my mind, I was just happy to have speedway close by after Oxford closed.

perhaps they should be called Oxford Morris men

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I don't know why its not Oxford Cheetahs 'A' and Oxford Cheetahs 'B'?

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33 minutes ago, Skidder1 said:

I don't know why its not Oxford Cheetahs 'A' and Oxford Cheetahs 'B'?

My first thought before the final name was announced was "Oxford Blues" - simply because it sounded "Oxfordy" and they have blue ( & yellow ) racesuits.  Not keen on Spires at all but probably not the worst team name ever.   Top of the list for me would probably be " Yarmouth Bloaters" way back in the 50s-60s ?

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4 hours ago, Toady said:

It never stopped me following the the” robins”from 2007 it was the last thing on my mind, I was just happy to have speedway close by after Oxford closed.

perhaps they should be called Oxford Morris men

It's not that it stops me going - it's just that I'm looking for Oxford to in"spire" me (see what I did there) to get me along.

Oxford Rebels would have inspired me.

It takes a lot to get me into a speedway stadium these days. I kind of want to support Oxford (I was born there, after all, and it is just as easy for me to get to as Swindon is) but I'm still not feeling it, ya know! Two years it's been back, and I've been twice - once each year. Premier league might get me along more though.

How about the Morris Oxford. That's a car don't you know.

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5 hours ago, Beowulf said:

For oldies like me, it should have been Cheetahs.

I think they might have worried that if they CL team wasn't called The Cheetahs people might desert it for the PL team.

Nicknames can mean a lot, don't you agree Toady? :D

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ITs a novel idea .... dont think it has ever been tried running teams in both the top 2 leagues? With mos clubs running only once a fortnight , weekly speedway alternating   PL and CL might just attract a good regular crowd.

Not so sure about the NDL. That comment applies to any NDL club to be honest.  Not sure it is viable with so few clubs and such irrelgular fixtures?

Did the "Spires" come wit ha sponsorship deal from the City Council ?

Given the craft  plying the Cherwell.

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