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    United Kingdom Gridiron Football League

    United Kingdom Gridiron Football League
    Northern Conference


    Northumberland Reavers (Northumberland)
    Newcastle Rippers (Tyne and Wear)
    Carlisle (Cumbria)
    Durham (Durham)
    York Executioners (North Yorkshire)
    Blackburn (Lancashire)
    Leeds Crusaders (West Yorkshire)
    Hull (East Riding of Yorkshire, East Yorkshire)

    Liverpool Dreadnoughts (Merseyside)
    Manchester (Greater Manchester)
    Sheffield (South Yorkshire)
    Cheshire East (Cheshire)
    Derby (Derbyshire)
    Nottingham Sheriffs (Nottinghamshire)
    North Lincolnshire (Lincolnshire)
    Stoke (Staffordshire)

    Shropshire (Shropshire)
    Leicester (Leicestershire)
    King's Lynn (Norfolk)
    Birmingham Stallions (West Midlands)
    Warwick (Warwickshire)
    Northampton (Northamptonshire)
    Wychavon (Worcestershire)
    Rutland Hell Hounds
    (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire represents Rutland)

    Southern Conference

    Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)
    Ipswich (Suffolk)
    Herefordshire (Herefordshire)
    Oxford Steamrollers (Oxfordshire)
    Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire)
    Dacorum (Hertfordshire)
    Colchester (Essex)
    London Monarchs (Barnet / Greater London)

    Bristol (Bristol)
    South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)
    Wiltshire (Wiltshire)
    Reading (Berkshire)
    North Somerset (Somerset)
    Guildford (Surrey)
    Medway (Kent)

    Central Bedfordshire (Bedfordshire)
    Cornwall (Cornwall)
    Plymouth (Devon)
    Bournemouth (Dorset)
    Brighton (East Sussex)
    Isle of Wight (Isle of Wight)
    Southampton (Hampshire)
    Arun (West Sussex)

    Gaelic Division
    Aberdeen (Scotland)
    Glasgow Claymores (Scotland)
    Edinburgh Highlanders (Scotland)
    Dundee (Scotland)
    Belfast (Northern Ireland)
    Derry (Northern Ireland)
    Cardiff (Wales)
    Swansea (Wales)
    Newport (Wales)

    Last edited by Armorbeast; February 7th, 2017 at 08:44 PM.

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    So I have a couple of ideas for Peterborough & Rutland -
    Hell Hounds, Black Shucks (both of these from the legends of black hell hound(s) also known as Black Shuck(s) and the wild hunt ... prevalent in this Eastern area but first mentioned in the 11th & 12th century Peterborough version of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles. Said to have flaming eyes like saucers and jet black fur, and to be generally huge. Some say God gave it to Peterborough Cathedral because he didn't like the doings of one of the Abbots, or Bishops ...

    OR the brickies - from Peterborough's more recent history as country's main producer of bricks. Brickies is short for Bricklayers which isn't strictly correct really as Peebo is known for making bricks not laying them

    The Saxons - a lot of Anglo-Saxon history here, Rutland itself was part of Edward the Confessor's lands, part of which he gifted to his wife Edith.

    I'll have a think about some others
    Last edited by lornagracevibert; January 2nd, 2017 at 06:35 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Northumberland - Reivers, or Rebels
    was one of the homes of the Border Reivers see this illustration

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    Gave Rutland (Peterborough) the name Hell Hounds and Northumberland are the Reavers. Will be naming one of them the Saxons but not sure which and never would have thought of the Brickies (lol) but that does sound British and possibly something we might have named a team in the past.

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    Newcastle (on Tyne) - People from Newcastle are usually known here as Geordies - prob something to do with them supporting King George the something during the time of the Jacobite Rebellion in the 1700's

    Also they had the monopoly on shipping coal from very very early on, 1500's or something. Hence the term 'sending coals to Newcastle' as a term for a pointless exercise! So maybe the coalmen or even the hostmen as that was the name of the cartel who shipped the coal. Coalmen or Geordies would prob be better tho.

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    So then we call them the Rippers... can you figure out why?

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    Actually no, I thought of good ol' Jack, and then the Yorkshire Ripper, but nothing comes to mind for Newcastle!


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