How about chaning the name of the ground ?

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    jackofalltrades Full Member

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    I once read an article that suggested we change the name of the ground to :

    THE

    SIR MATT BUSBY
    and
    SIR ALEX FERGUSON

    STADIUM
    AT

    OLD TRAFFORD

    Given SAF's recent health problem it might be a good time to think about it. I think it does a good job of payin homage to our two reat managers and keeps the words Old Trafford for easy use and therby maintaining the traditional name. Should the Glazers want to sell the naming rights, which I wouldn't rule out somewhere down the line, the extra name could be incorporated without chaging the rest.

    What do you think ?
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    Rockets Redglare New Member

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    No.
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    Vault Dweller Full Member

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    Old Trafford should always be Old Trafford.
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    dove Full Member

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    Aaaaaaand it's live from The Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson stadium at Old Trafford. No thanks.
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    Tony Babangida Full Member

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    How about “The Fergiedome”?

    Not really
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    Mr Pigeon baldy fatty bum bum

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    The Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson stadium at Chevrolet Old Trafford sponsored by Snickers - Get Some Nuts! located near Gary’s Pub, Home of the original Kitten Mittens.

    Rolls off the tongue quite well.
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    If only there were stands/roads we could name after club legends instead...
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    How about changing the title of the thread?
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    Definitely not your proposed name as it is way too long, and the timing is way off anyway along with Old Trafford being such an iconic name.

    Maybe in about 50 years or so we could name it either Sir Alex Ferguson Stadium or Sir Matt Busby Stadium, just like Madrid did with Santiago Bernabeu (seismic figure in United’s history may I add). I would rather we just stick to paying tribute to these legends by naming stands after them and building massive statues of them outside Old Trafford and Carrington rather than change our iconic stadium’s name though.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    witchtrials Full Member

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    I think it's supposed to accomodate sponsors so it'd be live from Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson's Gillette Fusion Proglide Stadium at Old Trafford.

    edit: just read Mr Pigeon's post
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    nah
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    The thread title was bad enough...... just no.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    What's a "chaning"?

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    Thought this was going to be a thread about incorporating Old Trafford into our chants.
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    Old Trafford should always be Old Trafford. You cant choose between Sir Matt and Sir Alex. Both equally important for this club but Old Trafford has been there since 10's. It survived 2 WW. Basically Old Trafford has been here for entire United history will continue to do so. Statues and tribune names should adequete enough for honoring both of them.
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    klsv Full Member

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    Also to consider:
    Best Stadium near the Railroad
    Robson - Bryan's Not Bobby's Though Stadium
    Giggs's Ball Hall

    I'd also suggest Pool to change theirs to
    The Salah Oh Mane Mane and Bobby Firmino Arena at Anfield Road
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    jackofalltrades Full Member

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    Silly billy
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    In fairness everyone would still call it Old Trafford even with that name change so it wouldn't affect much. Suppose it could just be some offical name change rather than one that is ever particularly used as it's just too long. The question then is what's the point or is worth it? Some might say it was.

    It's also changing and messing with tradition. I think I'm against it overall but it wouldn't be so bad if nobody actually ever called it that and stuck to Old Trafford.

    Now to be silly:
    The Double Knight Ground?
    Two Sir Stadium?

    If the stadium is at Old Trafford rather than the stadium being Old Trafford then where is the stadium now? Before anyone starts I'm, aware that Old Trafford is a place, I'm born and raised just down the road but the name would referring to the ground and specific site of it rather than the place otherwise it would be IN Old Trafford? The whole 'at' things sounds very American to me too, probably because of the way they do their sports fixtures with 'at' instead of 'vs'.
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    Daft OP
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    jackofalltrades Full Member

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    Exactly. For fun some might call it the Knights' stadium especially to wind up Scousers, after all, how many other clubs have got one knighted manager let alone two ?
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    I hope if they do change it , that it is spelt correctly
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    Not to mention two knighted players.
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    Just stick with Old Trafford and ditch that god awful cringe worthy "Theater of Dreams" reference
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    Once the stadium name is changed to a club legend, it’ll be more difficult to change it to anything else.

    Old Trafford represents more of an asset(not that I think they’ll ever cash in).
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    Old Trafford and always Old Trafford. However, 'Theatre of Dreams' has not been a good tag for a good few years now, not the way we play football these days.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    MUFC OK Full Member

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    Always will be OT, or soon to be the Chevrolet Superdome, reconstructed to show a chevron shape from a birds eye view.
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    theyneverlearn and this one probably never will

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    witchtrials Full Member

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    Probably a dozen or more clubs with one knighted manager - Ipswich have two. It's even more clubs if you include players.
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    RedFish Banned by user request until February 2020

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    How about Old Trafford 1.0 then everytime there's an update we can easily keep track of changes?
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    Not for me. Stands and statues are a more fitting tribute than renaming the ground.
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    I’m surprised our team of marketeers haven’t managed to fool a company into a silent sponsorship of Old Trafford.
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    I read that as our team of meerkats. I'd quite like that. Sorry.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    SirAF Ageist

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    How about: no.

    :drool:
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    Skills Snitch

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    If it's a new stadium yes.
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    How about you change your name to Shirley, or change your sex even though you still feel like a man? Pointless questions right, just as yours is, it should never ever be renamed.
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