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The ComeOnYouSaints.com Glossary 2009/10


The Glossary

By ComeOnYouSaints.com
August 3 2007

One of the delights of an Unofficial Website is the ability for its contributors to introduce nicknames for players, places and the like. For those of you new to the comeonyousaints.com website, many of the terms used on the message boards will probably be somewhat confusing. This glossary has been compiled to ease your path through the nicknames and jargon regularly found on the message board...

the ComeOnYouSaints.com Glossary 2009/10

                                                         

One of the delights of an Unofficial Website is the ability for its contributors to introduce nicknames for players, places and the like.

For those of you new to the comeonyousaints.com website, many of the terms used on the message boards will probably be somewhat confusing.

This glossary has been compiled to ease your path through the plethora of nicknames and jargon regularly found on the message board. Many of these are self-explanatory, notes are provided where applicable….

If you have any queries, or indeed can fill in any blanks (especially pictures of players, staff etc.), please leave a note on the message board and we'll up date the Glossary as soon as possible giving due credit where applicable.
 

 

 

CURRENT SAINTS PLAYERS:

 

 JOE ANSBRO (centre) –

 CHRIS ASHTON (full-back) – Ash, Flash, Crashton, Asbo 

NEIL BEST (back-row ) - Beast, Animal

 

 JOHN BRAKE (wing) (A*) –


JAMES CANNON (lock) (A*) –

 JOHN CLARKE (utility back) – JC, Cooper, Nobby

CHRISTIAN DAY (lock) -Daisy

ALAN DICKENS (scrum-half) -

 LEE DICKSON (scrum-half)- Dicko

 PAUL DIGGIN (wing/fullback) – Digger, Digs

 JAMES DOWNEY (centre) –

PHIL DOWSON (back-row) -

REGARDT DREYER (prop) - Reggie

 MARK EASTER (No. 8) - Bunny (as in Easter Bunny)

 BARRY EVERITT (fly-half) – Kenny

 BEN FODEN (scrum-half) - Fodes

SHANE GERAGHTY (fly-half, centre) - TinTin

JOE GRAY (hooker) (A*) –

SCOTT GRAY (back-row) -Scotty, Kepple (as in a back-row of Wilson, Kepple and *ahem* Besty)

 DYLAN HARTLEY (prop, hooker) - Rabbit

 MARK HOPLEY (back-row) - Hoppers 

JUANDRE KRUGER (lock/back row)- Freddie

COURTNEY LAWES (lock) (A*) – The LawMan, Long Arm

IGNACIO FERNANDEZ LOBBE (lock) - Nacho, Iggy, Nacho Nacho Man

 CHRIS MAYOR (centre) -

DARREN MORRIS (prop) -

BRIAN MUJATI (prop) - The Mooj, Bwian (from Monty Python after Mr Mujati wasbanned for pushing over referee Nigel Owens - "Welease Bwian!")

 STEVEN MYLER (fly-half) – Smyler

 EUAN MURRAY (prop) – Eugene

 BRUCE REIHANA (full-back) – AirBruce, Spruce, Brucie Bonus (from a certain Mr B. Forsyth), Bruiser

BRETT SHARMAN (hooker) -

 SOANE TONGA’UIHA – Tiny

DAN VICKERMAN (lock) - The Student

JOHN VICKERS (prop) (A*) –

ROGER WILSON (back-row) - Besty's Pet, Sargeant, Sarge

 

note (A*) denotes a Senior Academy player.


SAINTS STAFF etc.

 KEITH BARWELL - Uncle Keith (term of endearment for the club's chairman), UK

 MAGGIE BARWELL - Auntie Maggie (Keith's wife - see above)

 JIM MALLINDER (head coach) – Big Jim, Lord Jim, Melinda

 DORIEN WEST (forwards coach) – Nobby, Doreen

 PAUL GRAYSON (Backs Coach)- Grays, Grayse, Larry,

 ALLAN ROBSON (Chief Executive) - Mr Prawn Sandwich (so named after Roy Keane's famous out burst in football that corporate hospitality guests were more interested in their food and drink than the game), Mr PS

 DAVID POWELL (Head Groundsman) - Piggy

GEOFF ALLEN – Uncle Geoff (Stadium Announcer)

CHRIS WEARMOUTH – (Saints Communications Manager) - Barfly (Chris’s moniker on coysdc) 

NICK JOHNSTON (Head of Performance) - The Hood

PAUL SHIELDS - (Acting Team Manager) - Shieldsy

GRANT SEELEY (Academy Coach) -

KEVIN BUCKBY - The Kit Man

 BERNIE (Saints Mascot) - A fun loving hound whose role in life is to gee up the support and generally make a fool of himself. Kiddywinks, do not be swayed by what the old gits tell you - BERNIE IS REAL - there is no-one inside him, he is a proper dog. Bernie just loses his head occasionally......

 

FORMER SAINTS

PAT BARNARD - Barney (now at Wasps)

ALAN BATEMAN - Batman

MARTIN BAYFIELD - Bayfs, Hagrid

NICK BEAL – Bealer

ANDREW BLOWERS – AB, Hurricane

SANTIAGO BONORINO - Santi (retired)

SELBORNE BOOME – Boomer (now at Stormers, SA)

JAMES BROOKS - Archie (now at Leeds)

DAMIEN BROWNE - DB1, Damo (now at Brive, Fr)

DANIEL BROWNE – DB2 (now at Bath)

CHRIS BUDGEN - Chicken, Bludgeon (now at Exeter Chiefs)

BEN COHEN - Air Ben, Big Ben, Kingsthorpe's Finest (now at Sale Sharks)

MARK CONNORS – Buzzard, Deso (now at Reds, Aus)

MATT DAWSON – Daws, Jar Jar (now on the BBC everywhere!)

SHANE DRAHM – Shine, Wee Drahm (now at Kubota Spears, Jap.)

DARREN FOX - Foxy (now at Cambridge)

DAVID GERARD – Daveeed, Daddy (now at Racing Metro, Fr)

JOHNIE HOWARD - Badger (now at Bayonne, Fr)

WYLIE HUMAN - Coyote (now at Stormers, SA)

ROB HUNTER - Eeyore (now working with the RFU)

MARTIN HYNES – Hynsey

CHRIS HYNDMAN – Handyman (now at Billingham)

PETER JORGENSEN – Jorgy

CORNE KRIGE - Blitz

ROBBIE KYDD - Kyddo (now at Bath) 

PAT LAM - Lammy

SEAN LAMONT - Monty (now at Scarlets)

JOHN LESLIE – JL, Long John

MATT LORD - Lordy, The Wookie

SIR IAN McGEECHAN - Geech

ROBBIE MORRIS - Roboprop (now at Connacht, Ire)

GARY PAGEL - OGP (One Gary Pagel)

JOHN PHILLIPS – JP (now at Peterborough)

ANTHONY “BUDGE” POUNTNEY - Budge

DAVID QUINLAN - Quins, DQ

BRENDAN RATCLIFFE – Rats

DAN RICHMOND – Danny Boy, Dan the Man (now at Bedford)

ORIOL RIPOL – Rips, The Golden Snitch, (now at Sale)

MARK ROBINSON - Sharky (now at Wasps)

TIM RODBER – The Mighty Tim

JOHN RUDD - Rhino (now at London Irish)

JOE SHAW – Sideshow Bob (now at Newcastle Falcons)

WAYNE SHELFORD - Buck

JON SLEIGHTHOLME - Sleights

TOM SMITH - Wee Tam

WAYNE SMITH – Smudger, WS

MARK SODEN - Snowy (now at London Scottish)

ALAN SOLOMONS  – Solly

CARLOS SPENCER- Los, King Carlos, KC (now at Gloucester)

JOHN STEELE - Tin Man

BARRY STEWART - The Bear

MATT STEWART – Muttley, Sarge

MARC STCHERBINA – Stitch

TEVITA TAUMOEPEAU – TT, Mr T (now at Worcester)

STEVE THOMPSON - Wally (now at Brive)

MARK TUCKER – Tucks, Kidger (now at Worcester)

PAUL TUPAI - Toops (now at Bedford)

IAN VASS - Vassy (now at Bedford)

 

REFEREES:

ED MORRISON - Father Ted

ASHLEY ROWDEN - Random, "Clive Norling?"

WAYNE BARNES -

ROY MAYBANK - Mayhem

STEVE LANDER - Slander

SEAN DAVEY - Wavey Davey

CHRIS WHITE - Persil

TONY SPREADBURY - Spreaders

DAVE PEARSON - Piglet

DAVID ROSE - Rosie

MARTIN FOX - Foxy

 

Places:
BATH - The Wreck (Recreation Ground)
BRISTOL - The Mem (Memorial Ground)
GLOUCESTER - Castle Grim (Kingsholm)
LONDON IRISH - The Madjet (Madejski Stadium)
LONDON WASPS – The Lost Causeway (Causeway Stadium - now back to Adams Park)
LEICESTER - Wellbad Road, WR (Welford Road), Pooh Corner
NORTHAMPTON - FG, Piggy's Patch (after the groundsman)
SARACENS – VR (Vicarage Road)
TWICKENHAM - HQ, Twickers, The Cabbage Patch

 

Clubs:

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE ONE

BEDFORD BLUES – SOBs (Saints Old Boys)
CORNISH ALL BLACKS (Launceston) – Lanson
CORNISH PIRATES –

COVENTRYCov
DONCASTER Donny
ESHER

EXETER CHIEFS – Chuffs
LONDON WELSH –

MOSELEY – Mose
NEWBURY –

NOTTINGHAM

PERTEMPS BEES –

PLYMOUTH ALBION

ROTHERHAMRoth

SEDGLEY PARK

 

GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP

BATH – Barf, The Pretty City, The Shower
BRISTOL RUGBY - Brizzle, Brizz, Showgirls (from their former name "Bristol Shoguns")
GLOUCESTER - Glaws, Glass Door, Gloss
HARLEQUINS - Hairy Queens, HardlyWins, Sequins
LEEDS TYKES -
LONDON IRISH - Oirish, "Not Nots" (ie. Not London, Not Irish - err, not funny)
LONDON WASPS - Pests
NEWCASTLE FALCONS - Budgies
SALE SHARKS - Stale
SARACENS - Sarries, Sorries, FezHeads
WORCESTER - Wuss
LEICESTER - Tiggers, Tigs, Leicesternil, Listeria, Licefester, Cheetahs, Pooh Corner Posse (PCP)
 

 

OTHER NAMES/ SAYINGS:
THE OFFY - The Official Saints website

TERRY MORRIS – El Tel (Terry was the Chron’s Rugby Correspondent)
BRIAN MOORE - Pitbull
AUSTIN HEALEY - LTA, Little Thatched Austin
ROB ANDREW - Squeaky (originally because of his clean image, nowadays because he is always moaning!)
JEREMY GUSCOTT - Persil Boy (because he never got his shirt dirty whilst playing)
DANNY GREWCOCK – Scrumcap

MILES HARRISON (Sky Sports) – Smiley Miley

STUART BARNES (Sky Sports) – Lardy, K**bhead (copyright Howlin)
DEWI MORRIS (Sky Sports) - The Florist, The Nodding Dog

CLIVE WOODWARD – Woodentop, SirClaive, Woowar,

 WANDIES - The Wanderers, Saints Second XV

"AND THEN LAMMY SAID TO ME..." - A phrase occasionally seen on the COYS.com message-board usually in response to a message left along the lines of, "You know, I was talking to such-and-such-a-player last night and he said...". You are not the only one who sometimes talks to a player! Generally posted in fun and should not be taken to heart!

O WENDY - Knock, knock...Who's there?...O Wendy....O Wendy who?..."Oh, Wendy Saints, go marchin' in"

FROONING - informal FRiday afternOON drinkING get together for a swift half of shandy, generally 5 o'clock onwards at The Malt Shovel, Northampton, all welcome!

BRUCE BRUCE BRUCE! - A terrace chant which starts  when Bruce Reihana takes the ball deep in his own half and starts to run forwards. A cry of expectation!
 

 BBB - (Now not in use) Ben's Bum Brigade (from the girlies on the Official site who appreciated the qualities of Mr Cohen's backside)

THE LOMULATOR – Now mostly in disuse. A translating device at the cutting edge of technology needed to decipher the more cryptic (i.e most!) of the messages posted by Lom.

JETSCO - The Jimmy's End T-Shirt Company. A small clothing operation set up by members of comeonyousaints.com with a view to providing alternative quality Saints clothing for supporters whilst raising money for charity.

 KIA KAHA - "Be Strong" in Maori, a favourite saying of former coach Wayne Smith

Uncle Keith's Magnificent Erection -The Tetley's stand

 Uncle Keith’s Magnificent Tackle – Statue located in front of the Tetley Stand.

 The Lighthouse - the Express Lifts Tower

Hats on wheels - literal translation of a French phrase describing Saints attacking play early in matches

STH - Season Ticket Holder

The "Pay-Offs" - term for the end of season Play-Offs

NWL - Nothing Without Labour (Book by Brian Barron - A history of the club)

TUGBY RHYMES - Rugby Times - a weekly rugby newspaper

 

 

pictures courtesy of Empics, Claire Jones, David Lowrence, Simon Robinson, Colin Henson, Chris Hoddle, Simon Hendy, Lorraine O'Mahoney, Will Percy, Phil Hollis and Ben Hoomans.

 

 

©coysdc.ltd 2007/10 - Please do not reproduce in any form without permission. Thanks.

Compiled by Phil (Mav). last updated 8/03/2010


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