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Post by Portnoy on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 1:36 pm

I stumbled a reference in a different google search.

The earliest reference I can find is http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/html/NF18471847?thread=7687728 - more specifically -

Message 12. Posted by blackfrost on Friday, 13th August 2010 permalink

its my 9 year old sons guinnea pigs name. the great and good (and lazy at typing) of 606 decided that the aviva premiership was a mouthfull and also another example of the faceless corporate marketing that as infected our beautiful game. so jeff just seemed as good as anything.
viva the jeff.

I know that that is not the earliest reference as there was a previous discussion as to what to call it as a backlash against the re-branding from the old Guinness Premiership in favour the financial/insurane company back in 2010.

Anyhow here's Jeff! - https://2img.net/h/i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab187/blackfrost3/P8190024.jpg
and a later discussion where I found him. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A73197804

I hope Jeff's still alive and well. And well done blackfrost and his boy. They will be egging on the Falcons to get back into the Jeff fold.


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Post by Looseheaded on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 1:44 pm

I'm still uncertain as to Jeff's current health, hopefully he's still okay, but if not, I vote for an annual pilgrimage to his place of burial.

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Post by Portnoy on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 2:18 pm

Well, well, well!

Scraping away a trace of sand, who else should I find at the bottom of it but Hersh?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A71596669
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Post by AsLongAsBut100ofUs on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 5:42 pm

Portnoy wrote:Well, well, well!

Scraping away a trace of sand, who else should I find at the bottom of it but Hersh?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A71596669
Fairy muff, Portnoy, Hersh is at the bottom of most things

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Post by Portnoy on Sun 26 Aug 2012, 6:13 pm

Actually this post provides an unexpected wormhole back into the old 606.

If you wanted to you can explore explore back at least four calendar years or so back by picking a poster, retrieving his/her profile and delving (and delving).
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Post by GunsGerms on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 4:21 pm

I call it the Aviva Premiership

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Post by Portnoy on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 4:24 pm

GunsGerms wrote:I call it the Aviva Premiership
S'OK, GnG. It's not compulsory.
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