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Albion team up with Nike

The Argus: Albion chief executive Paul Barber is delighted with the new Nike kit deal Albion chief executive Paul Barber is delighted with the new Nike kit deal

Albion have clinched a lucrative, long-term kit supplier deal with Nike.

The world's leading sporstwear brand is replacing Errea, Albion's kit partners for the last 15 years.

The multi-year agreement with Nike begins on June 1.

Albion's first team, under 21s, women's and youth teams will be wearing the new kit when they report back for pre-season training at the new training ground and academy in Lancing in the summer.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "In securing a long term agreement with Nike, we are delighted to announce another record-breaking partnership for the club. Nike is the leader in football and a huge global brand, which will help lift our club's profile as we continue to develop.

"The new deal represents a significant increase on our existing commercial arrangement, and we are looking forward to working closely with Nike to give our supporters a new kit and exciting product range.

"Errea, our long-standing and outgoing kit partner, has done an excellent job for the Albion since 1999. On behalf of everyone at the club and our fans, I'd like to thank Errea for their wonderful support."

Nike will produce a new Albion kit for 2014-15, to be unveiled later this year, and a range of training and leisurewear.

Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website."

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2:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

daveyboy35 says...

Wow
Wow daveyboy35
  • Score: 8

2:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

WooahWooah says...

Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website."

Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.
Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website." Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one. WooahWooah
  • Score: -72

2:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

WooahWooah wrote:
Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website."

Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.
He didn't say 'ALL fans', just 'fans', and many will be delighted.
[quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website." Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.[/p][/quote]He didn't say 'ALL fans', just 'fans', and many will be delighted. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 45

2:21pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Aye Aye says...

An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP.

Thumbs up to all concerned.
An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP. Thumbs up to all concerned. Aye Aye
  • Score: 45

2:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

that must be the worst kept secret ever hehe anyhow a marvelous endorsement to our club that a huge name like nike wants to be associated with us. must be worth a few quid too for the ffp merchants
that must be the worst kept secret ever hehe anyhow a marvelous endorsement to our club that a huge name like nike wants to be associated with us. must be worth a few quid too for the ffp merchants albionfan33
  • Score: 11

2:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

WooahWooah wrote:
Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website."

Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.
'Fand will be delighted to hear of the partnership,' surely that is right, this is good news because it will bring their money to the club's bank account, how can that be wrong. This deal is going to be in the millions over the term of the partnership. I don't see a down side.
[quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website." Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.[/p][/quote]'Fand will be delighted to hear of the partnership,' surely that is right, this is good news because it will bring their money to the club's bank account, how can that be wrong. This deal is going to be in the millions over the term of the partnership. I don't see a down side. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 13

2:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

albionfan33 wrote:
that must be the worst kept secret ever hehe anyhow a marvelous endorsement to our club that a huge name like nike wants to be associated with us. must be worth a few quid too for the ffp merchants
It may have been a badly kept secret, but that didn't stop a lot of people thinking the deal had been done with Adidas :-)
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: that must be the worst kept secret ever hehe anyhow a marvelous endorsement to our club that a huge name like nike wants to be associated with us. must be worth a few quid too for the ffp merchants[/p][/quote]It may have been a badly kept secret, but that didn't stop a lot of people thinking the deal had been done with Adidas :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 12

2:41pm Thu 20 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

QPR went public about their new five year deal with Nike, it was reported to be in the 40 million range. No I am not suggesting that we too will get 40 million over five years, but what ever we get, the number won't be small.
QPR went public about their new five year deal with Nike, it was reported to be in the 40 million range. No I am not suggesting that we too will get 40 million over five years, but what ever we get, the number won't be small. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 14

2:42pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Cory and Trevor says...

It's bitter-sweet for me, this.

Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us.

Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.
It's bitter-sweet for me, this. Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us. Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Notters_Seagull says...

Aye Aye wrote:
An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP.

Thumbs up to all concerned.
I'm sorry but how is impressive? Are you generally impressed that Oxford United have Nike kits? How about the mighty Tamworth? What difference does it make?
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP. Thumbs up to all concerned.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but how is impressive? Are you generally impressed that Oxford United have Nike kits? How about the mighty Tamworth? What difference does it make? Notters_Seagull
  • Score: -20

3:23pm Thu 20 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Notters_Seagull wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP.

Thumbs up to all concerned.
I'm sorry but how is impressive? Are you generally impressed that Oxford United have Nike kits? How about the mighty Tamworth? What difference does it make?
Nike are reported to be paying QPR some 40 millions over the next five years, if we get just 15 million over the same term, that would impress me.
[quote][p][bold]Notters_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP. Thumbs up to all concerned.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but how is impressive? Are you generally impressed that Oxford United have Nike kits? How about the mighty Tamworth? What difference does it make?[/p][/quote]Nike are reported to be paying QPR some 40 millions over the next five years, if we get just 15 million over the same term, that would impress me. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 9

3:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

Before we get too excited about Nike being associated with us, please remember that Hartlepool wear Nike, and Southend have been for 11 years
Before we get too excited about Nike being associated with us, please remember that Hartlepool wear Nike, and Southend have been for 11 years ColinPep1
  • Score: 10

3:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Cory and Trevor says...

ColinPep1 wrote:
Before we get too excited about Nike being associated with us, please remember that Hartlepool wear Nike, and Southend have been for 11 years
True Colin, but they won't be getting as much money as we will for doing so!
[quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: Before we get too excited about Nike being associated with us, please remember that Hartlepool wear Nike, and Southend have been for 11 years[/p][/quote]True Colin, but they won't be getting as much money as we will for doing so! Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 14

3:54pm Thu 20 Mar 14

rolivan says...

Don't you hear "Just Do It"
Don't you hear "Just Do It" rolivan
  • Score: -1

4:05pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
ColinPep1 wrote:
Before we get too excited about Nike being associated with us, please remember that Hartlepool wear Nike, and Southend have been for 11 years
True Colin, but they won't be getting as much money as we will for doing so!
True. The money is the positive of the deal.
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: Before we get too excited about Nike being associated with us, please remember that Hartlepool wear Nike, and Southend have been for 11 years[/p][/quote]True Colin, but they won't be getting as much money as we will for doing so![/p][/quote]True. The money is the positive of the deal. ColinPep1
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

Anyone know whether it is a deal with Nike or a deal with Just Sport, who then go on to manage the club shop too? I hope it is just Nike, because Just Sport means the club shop becomes very bland, with every item being part of a job lot where one of exactly the same item is produced for other teams (be it souvenirs, leisurewear or training-wear). Barnsley, Palace (until next season), Charlton, Bradford, Southend all have that arrangement, meaning the price is higher and originality vanishes.
Anyone know whether it is a deal with Nike or a deal with Just Sport, who then go on to manage the club shop too? I hope it is just Nike, because Just Sport means the club shop becomes very bland, with every item being part of a job lot where one of exactly the same item is produced for other teams (be it souvenirs, leisurewear or training-wear). Barnsley, Palace (until next season), Charlton, Bradford, Southend all have that arrangement, meaning the price is higher and originality vanishes. ColinPep1
  • Score: 7

4:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

paul6391 says...

My god some of you are so negative, dont follow the Albion or post on here, keep your negativity at home along with your depressing lives...UTA
My god some of you are so negative, dont follow the Albion or post on here, keep your negativity at home along with your depressing lives...UTA paul6391
  • Score: -5

4:12pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Aye Aye says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Notters_Seagull wrote:
Aye Aye wrote:
An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP.

Thumbs up to all concerned.
I'm sorry but how is impressive? Are you generally impressed that Oxford United have Nike kits? How about the mighty Tamworth? What difference does it make?
Nike are reported to be paying QPR some 40 millions over the next five years, if we get just 15 million over the same term, that would impress me.
That concludes the case for the defence.

Notters seems to have missed my point and it's immaterial how many other clubs also have an association with NIke, it's the size of the Nike purse which matters. Whichever way you cut it, this has to be a good deal for the Albion
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Notters_Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: An impressive brand association. It will also mean an important revenue stream in new kit and other related ancillary sales which will help with FFP. Thumbs up to all concerned.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry but how is impressive? Are you generally impressed that Oxford United have Nike kits? How about the mighty Tamworth? What difference does it make?[/p][/quote]Nike are reported to be paying QPR some 40 millions over the next five years, if we get just 15 million over the same term, that would impress me.[/p][/quote]That concludes the case for the defence. Notters seems to have missed my point and it's immaterial how many other clubs also have an association with NIke, it's the size of the Nike purse which matters. Whichever way you cut it, this has to be a good deal for the Albion Aye Aye
  • Score: 1

4:33pm Thu 20 Mar 14

tug509 says...

The Albion are not going to give up a 15 year partnership with ERREA ,without the promise of a better deal ,from Nike .
Who`d have thunk it ,lil,ol us with American Express for shirt sponsors and Nike as shirt suppliers ,how the Mighty have Grown .
Who knows even those tw@s at sky may realise how big we will be ?!. UTA
The Albion are not going to give up a 15 year partnership with ERREA ,without the promise of a better deal ,from Nike . Who`d have thunk it ,lil,ol us with American Express for shirt sponsors and Nike as shirt suppliers ,how the Mighty have Grown . Who knows even those tw@s at sky may realise how big we will be ?!. UTA tug509
  • Score: 7

4:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?
On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ? dave from bexill
  • Score: 5

4:47pm Thu 20 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

It's a great endorsement for the club. American Express and Nike as our two main sponsors just shows what progress the club has made.
An added bonus for fans is that I'm sure Nike's gear will be superior to Errea's.
For a start they're likely to have decent zips that dont undo themselves every time you encounter a breath of wind.
Better quality all round, I'm sure........ just like the football we're watching !!!
Well done PB for securing a great deal.
It's a great endorsement for the club. American Express and Nike as our two main sponsors just shows what progress the club has made. An added bonus for fans is that I'm sure Nike's gear will be superior to Errea's. For a start they're likely to have decent zips that dont undo themselves every time you encounter a breath of wind. Better quality all round, I'm sure........ just like the football we're watching !!! Well done PB for securing a great deal. fratsomrover
  • Score: 7

4:48pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

albionfan33 wrote:
that must be the worst kept secret ever hehe anyhow a marvelous endorsement to our club that a huge name like nike wants to be associated with us. must be worth a few quid too for the ffp merchants
Maybe lol.But still wonderful news for both the club and fans.We are now on the way to really playing with the big boys.Do i still keep all these old errea-kits.You know i do.Still love the first one from the Withdean days.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: that must be the worst kept secret ever hehe anyhow a marvelous endorsement to our club that a huge name like nike wants to be associated with us. must be worth a few quid too for the ffp merchants[/p][/quote]Maybe lol.But still wonderful news for both the club and fans.We are now on the way to really playing with the big boys.Do i still keep all these old errea-kits.You know i do.Still love the first one from the Withdean days. The Bosch
  • Score: 3

4:57pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

I think the conflict here is that some people (forgetting the additional money from Nike) think that it's a positive just to be wearing Nike for the brand's sake. Some people disagree with that, rightly pointing out that the swoosh is everywhere. Lewes were wearing it a couple of years ago. Obviously they were buying their kit rather than being sponsored, just like Oxford, Southend and even the likes of Charlton will be getting a lot less money out of it than Albion. Some people would mock Belgium for wearing Burrda, but actually they are getting a bespoke kit of good quality, whereas England for example are wearing Nike catalogue templates made as part of a mass production. With Adidas, Puma or Nike you are getting templates. That might work out nicely, or it might be rather bland. Time will tell. But no-one can deny the fact it's our biggest deal is a great thing for the club.
I think the conflict here is that some people (forgetting the additional money from Nike) think that it's a positive just to be wearing Nike for the brand's sake. Some people disagree with that, rightly pointing out that the swoosh is everywhere. Lewes were wearing it a couple of years ago. Obviously they were buying their kit rather than being sponsored, just like Oxford, Southend and even the likes of Charlton will be getting a lot less money out of it than Albion. Some people would mock Belgium for wearing Burrda, but actually they are getting a bespoke kit of good quality, whereas England for example are wearing Nike catalogue templates made as part of a mass production. With Adidas, Puma or Nike you are getting templates. That might work out nicely, or it might be rather bland. Time will tell. But no-one can deny the fact it's our biggest deal is a great thing for the club. ColinPep1
  • Score: 4

4:57pm Thu 20 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

fratsomrover wrote:
It's a great endorsement for the club. American Express and Nike as our two main sponsors just shows what progress the club has made.
An added bonus for fans is that I'm sure Nike's gear will be superior to Errea's.
For a start they're likely to have decent zips that dont undo themselves every time you encounter a breath of wind.
Better quality all round, I'm sure........ just like the football we're watching !!!
Well done PB for securing a great deal.
I'm sure you're right in terms of quality. However, have you not noticed the problem Mr Wenger has with the zip on his Nike coat; always makes me chuckle
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: It's a great endorsement for the club. American Express and Nike as our two main sponsors just shows what progress the club has made. An added bonus for fans is that I'm sure Nike's gear will be superior to Errea's. For a start they're likely to have decent zips that dont undo themselves every time you encounter a breath of wind. Better quality all round, I'm sure........ just like the football we're watching !!! Well done PB for securing a great deal.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you're right in terms of quality. However, have you not noticed the problem Mr Wenger has with the zip on his Nike coat; always makes me chuckle dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

5:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

dave from bexill wrote:
On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?
Balls I guess. I really do hope they are not taking over the running of the club shop too though.
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?[/p][/quote]Balls I guess. I really do hope they are not taking over the running of the club shop too though. ColinPep1
  • Score: 6

5:02pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

tug509 wrote:
The Albion are not going to give up a 15 year partnership with ERREA ,without the promise of a better deal ,from Nike .
Who`d have thunk it ,lil,ol us with American Express for shirt sponsors and Nike as shirt suppliers ,how the Mighty have Grown .
Who knows even those tw@s at sky may realise how big we will be ?!. UTA
A stars and stripes 3rd kit perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: The Albion are not going to give up a 15 year partnership with ERREA ,without the promise of a better deal ,from Nike . Who`d have thunk it ,lil,ol us with American Express for shirt sponsors and Nike as shirt suppliers ,how the Mighty have Grown . Who knows even those tw@s at sky may realise how big we will be ?!. UTA[/p][/quote]A stars and stripes 3rd kit perhaps? ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Aye Aye says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
It's bitter-sweet for me, this.

Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us.

Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.
The tenet of your point is sound and one I think most decent folk would support. However, it might be worth reading this;

www.businessinsider.
com/how-nike-solved-
its-sweatshop-proble
m-2013-5
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: It's bitter-sweet for me, this. Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us. Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.[/p][/quote]The tenet of your point is sound and one I think most decent folk would support. However, it might be worth reading this; www.businessinsider. com/how-nike-solved- its-sweatshop-proble m-2013-5 Aye Aye
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

dave from bexill wrote:
On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?
I don't know if you have it over in the UK but over here, average Joe can go to the store have have the underside of your foot mapped. Once done you are told which of the liner pads are needed to help support your foot. This application would work with boots as well as shoes. That would come under the heading or, technical as Nike do make boots but I don't know if they offer that service. The ball for training and matches, I don't know, possible I guess, but doesn't the league control that?
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?[/p][/quote]I don't know if you have it over in the UK but over here, average Joe can go to the store have have the underside of your foot mapped. Once done you are told which of the liner pads are needed to help support your foot. This application would work with boots as well as shoes. That would come under the heading or, technical as Nike do make boots but I don't know if they offer that service. The ball for training and matches, I don't know, possible I guess, but doesn't the league control that? VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Thu 20 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please? East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 2

5:23pm Thu 20 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?
I don't know if you have it over in the UK but over here, average Joe can go to the store have have the underside of your foot mapped. Once done you are told which of the liner pads are needed to help support your foot. This application would work with boots as well as shoes. That would come under the heading or, technical as Nike do make boots but I don't know if they offer that service. The ball for training and matches, I don't know, possible I guess, but doesn't the league control that?
Thank you Vegas. Goodness, it's all a long way from footy boots that used to cover the ankles and lace up balls. Apologies to all the younger fans on here.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: On the albion website, it states "Nike will be the clubs new kit, treatment and technical partner" What does "technical partner" mean, anyone ?[/p][/quote]I don't know if you have it over in the UK but over here, average Joe can go to the store have have the underside of your foot mapped. Once done you are told which of the liner pads are needed to help support your foot. This application would work with boots as well as shoes. That would come under the heading or, technical as Nike do make boots but I don't know if they offer that service. The ball for training and matches, I don't know, possible I guess, but doesn't the league control that?[/p][/quote]Thank you Vegas. Goodness, it's all a long way from footy boots that used to cover the ankles and lace up balls. Apologies to all the younger fans on here. dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Thu 20 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Ha, you've noticed me then
[quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?[/p][/quote]Ha, you've noticed me then dave from bexill
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Sheil says...

Please please make the numbers more clear on the new kit!
The yellow numbers were a no-no!
Please please make the numbers more clear on the new kit! The yellow numbers were a no-no! Sheil
  • Score: 5

5:44pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Sheil wrote:
Please please make the numbers more clear on the new kit!
The yellow numbers were a no-no!
I think Barber stated (in his video interview) that this was already in the pipeline for the new kit and they would have a plain panel behind the number, so worry no more.
[quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: Please please make the numbers more clear on the new kit! The yellow numbers were a no-no![/p][/quote]I think Barber stated (in his video interview) that this was already in the pipeline for the new kit and they would have a plain panel behind the number, so worry no more. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Thu 20 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

dave from bexill wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Ha, you've noticed me then
Maybe amongst about 15,000 others!
[quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?[/p][/quote]Ha, you've noticed me then[/p][/quote]Maybe amongst about 15,000 others! East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

East of CrawleyDown says...

Sheil wrote:
Please please make the numbers more clear on the new kit!
The yellow numbers were a no-no!
Yes the yellow numbers aren't great either. Errea have served us well over the years but they just didn't get it quite right this season, perhaps why the change of supplier. Also there needs to be more stripes on the shirt, too few and too broad on the current one.
[quote][p][bold]Sheil[/bold] wrote: Please please make the numbers more clear on the new kit! The yellow numbers were a no-no![/p][/quote]Yes the yellow numbers aren't great either. Errea have served us well over the years but they just didn't get it quite right this season, perhaps why the change of supplier. Also there needs to be more stripes on the shirt, too few and too broad on the current one. East of CrawleyDown
  • Score: 0

6:58pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Dorset Seagull says...

Were it not for the money, I'd much prefer us to stick with the bespoke kits produced by Errea. With Nike we'll no doubt have the same strip as countless others, only distinguishable from a distance by the sponsors on the front!
Were it not for the money, I'd much prefer us to stick with the bespoke kits produced by Errea. With Nike we'll no doubt have the same strip as countless others, only distinguishable from a distance by the sponsors on the front! Dorset Seagull
  • Score: 5

7:00pm Thu 20 Mar 14

tug509 says...

East of CrawleyDown wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Ha, you've noticed me then
Maybe amongst about 15,000 others!
Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA

Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C
[quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?[/p][/quote]Ha, you've noticed me then[/p][/quote]Maybe amongst about 15,000 others![/p][/quote]Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C tug509
  • Score: 5

7:28pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Bosch. says...

Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.
Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life. The Bosch.
  • Score: 5

7:38pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

The Bosch. wrote:
Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.
So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch.[/bold] wrote: Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.[/p][/quote]So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site. The Bosch
  • Score: -1

7:38pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Other than the size of the contract and the kudos, will there be any tangible benefit to have Nike manufacture the kits?
Other than the size of the contract and the kudos, will there be any tangible benefit to have Nike manufacture the kits? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

7:39pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Bosch. says...

The Bosch wrote:
The Bosch. wrote:
Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.
So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.
What is it with me and talking rubbish? I never know when to keep my big mouth shut. Its a schizophrenic illness so please forgive me. In truth I know nothing about football and even less about Brighton. Dunk is a magnificent player who gives his all every time he pulls on the shirt. Once again, ignore my ramblings and I promise to try to behave a little better when I post on this site.
Just think of this persona as the Billy Goat.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bosch.[/bold] wrote: Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.[/p][/quote]So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.[/p][/quote]What is it with me and talking rubbish? I never know when to keep my big mouth shut. Its a schizophrenic illness so please forgive me. In truth I know nothing about football and even less about Brighton. Dunk is a magnificent player who gives his all every time he pulls on the shirt. Once again, ignore my ramblings and I promise to try to behave a little better when I post on this site. Just think of this persona as the Billy Goat. The Bosch.
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The Bosch wrote:
The Bosch. wrote:
Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.
So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.
No, I'm not taking credit for the troll-spoof. That's someone else (and hats of to them).
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bosch.[/bold] wrote: Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.[/p][/quote]So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.[/p][/quote]No, I'm not taking credit for the troll-spoof. That's someone else (and hats of to them). Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

7:53pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Why shouldn't we get more than the £40m QPR are reported to be getting.
We're a bigger club, got a bigger fan base, got less debts, got a better manager, got a better team, stripes are better than hoops.......need I go on?
UTA
Why shouldn't we get more than the £40m QPR are reported to be getting. We're a bigger club, got a bigger fan base, got less debts, got a better manager, got a better team, stripes are better than hoops.......need I go on? UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 9

8:04pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Why shouldn't we get more than the £40m QPR are reported to be getting.
We're a bigger club, got a bigger fan base, got less debts, got a better manager, got a better team, stripes are better than hoops.......need I go on?
UTA
It's weird, isn't it? Maybe it's to do with Tony Fernandes's business interests out in Malaysia and the rest of south-east Asia. It's the growth market right now and I presume there's a lot of merchandising and marketing going on over there by the club's reps, so perhaps it's worth the extra to Nike.

I'm still glad we have Bloom though.
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Why shouldn't we get more than the £40m QPR are reported to be getting. We're a bigger club, got a bigger fan base, got less debts, got a better manager, got a better team, stripes are better than hoops.......need I go on? UTA[/p][/quote]It's weird, isn't it? Maybe it's to do with Tony Fernandes's business interests out in Malaysia and the rest of south-east Asia. It's the growth market right now and I presume there's a lot of merchandising and marketing going on over there by the club's reps, so perhaps it's worth the extra to Nike. I'm still glad we have Bloom though. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

8:08pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tug509 wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Ha, you've noticed me then
Maybe amongst about 15,000 others!
Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA

Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C
I tend to prefer giving my money to the club by buying their pies :-) And that means that as and when I do buy a shirt I have to buy the largest!
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?[/p][/quote]Ha, you've noticed me then[/p][/quote]Maybe amongst about 15,000 others![/p][/quote]Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer giving my money to the club by buying their pies :-) And that means that as and when I do buy a shirt I have to buy the largest! Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

8:24pm Thu 20 Mar 14

ringtone says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Ha, you've noticed me then
Maybe amongst about 15,000 others!
Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA

Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C
I tend to prefer giving my money to the club by buying their pies :-) And that means that as and when I do buy a shirt I have to buy the largest!
And do you insist that you are a person born to parents not married to each other?
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?[/p][/quote]Ha, you've noticed me then[/p][/quote]Maybe amongst about 15,000 others![/p][/quote]Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer giving my money to the club by buying their pies :-) And that means that as and when I do buy a shirt I have to buy the largest![/p][/quote]And do you insist that you are a person born to parents not married to each other? ringtone
  • Score: -1

8:40pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Cory and Trevor says...

Aye Aye wrote:
Cory and Trevor wrote:
It's bitter-sweet for me, this.

Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us.

Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.
The tenet of your point is sound and one I think most decent folk would support. However, it might be worth reading this;

www.businessinsider.

com/how-nike-solved-

its-sweatshop-proble

m-2013-5
Thanks mate, good insight and post.

Interesting that it was only when business started to suffer from the bad press and pressure that they started taking action. Inevitable, i suppose.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: It's bitter-sweet for me, this. Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us. Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.[/p][/quote]The tenet of your point is sound and one I think most decent folk would support. However, it might be worth reading this; www.businessinsider. com/how-nike-solved- its-sweatshop-proble m-2013-5[/p][/quote]Thanks mate, good insight and post. Interesting that it was only when business started to suffer from the bad press and pressure that they started taking action. Inevitable, i suppose. Cory and Trevor
  • Score: 5

9:00pm Thu 20 Mar 14

tug509 says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
tug509 wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
dave from bexill wrote:
East of CrawleyDown wrote:
Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?
Ha, you've noticed me then
Maybe amongst about 15,000 others!
Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA

Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C
I tend to prefer giving my money to the club by buying their pies :-) And that means that as and when I do buy a shirt I have to buy the largest!
Excellent ,im a xxxl at the moment !?.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dave from bexill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East of CrawleyDown[/bold] wrote: Who manufactures the kits is of little interest but what does matter is how well the players that wear them play. I personally won't be buying one, I always feel the sight of middle aged men with protruding stomachs combined with their favourite teams shirt is not a good look at all! Still this may bring extra money to the club so positive move perhaps? My gripe about the current shirt is the odd yellow strip around the edges, it just doesn't look right, isn't part of the club colours and irks me every time I see it. Can the new manufacturers keep to our traditional colours please?[/p][/quote]Ha, you've noticed me then[/p][/quote]Maybe amongst about 15,000 others![/p][/quote]Personally I`ve got about 30 Albion shirts ,and will always buy them ,I don't get to as many games as I used to ,due to distance ,work etc. ,but wearing your colours not only shows the players on the pitch support ,it puts money into the club ,I also buy training and leisure wear ,because I like to show my allegiance . As a bonus ,I find I try to watch my waistline so that I can cut a fitting figure for the best team shirt in the league bar none ,and I don't mind the yellow trim . UTA Warning :Beware of imitations . All other teams wearing Blue & White stripes are poor copies and not to the standard of the Official Brighton & Hove Albion F.C[/p][/quote]I tend to prefer giving my money to the club by buying their pies :-) And that means that as and when I do buy a shirt I have to buy the largest![/p][/quote]Excellent ,im a xxxl at the moment !?. tug509
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Thu 20 Mar 14

B-hove says...

Aye Aye wrote:
Cory and Trevor wrote:
It's bitter-sweet for me, this.

Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us.

Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.
The tenet of your point is sound and one I think most decent folk would support. However, it might be worth reading this;

www.businessinsider.

com/how-nike-solved-

its-sweatshop-proble

m-2013-5
Good post Aye Aye. Must admit that, before I read your Business Insider link, my thoughts on Nike were the classic "sweatshop", the same as Cory and Trevor. Good to see that Nike may have taken steps to clean up their act, even if it was driven by commercial necessity and the effects of protests.

Errea has been a good partner during some of our toughest times.
[quote][p][bold]Aye Aye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: It's bitter-sweet for me, this. Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us. Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.[/p][/quote]The tenet of your point is sound and one I think most decent folk would support. However, it might be worth reading this; www.businessinsider. com/how-nike-solved- its-sweatshop-proble m-2013-5[/p][/quote]Good post Aye Aye. Must admit that, before I read your Business Insider link, my thoughts on Nike were the classic "sweatshop", the same as Cory and Trevor. Good to see that Nike may have taken steps to clean up their act, even if it was driven by commercial necessity and the effects of protests. Errea has been a good partner during some of our toughest times. B-hove
  • Score: 5

1:58am Fri 21 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

I also wish to add the knew Nike top is stunning.It will sell in its thousands with luck.Enjoy true Albion fans.UTA
I also wish to add the knew Nike top is stunning.It will sell in its thousands with luck.Enjoy true Albion fans.UTA The Bosch
  • Score: -1

8:36am Fri 21 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
WooahWooah wrote:
Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website."

Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.
He didn't say 'ALL fans', just 'fans', and many will be delighted.
True and the positive response. Well done Barber for getting the deal done which must be giving more income to the club.

Ignore the doom mongers finding something to moan about. No one puts a gun against your head to buy kit for you or your child.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WooahWooah[/bold] wrote: Albion’s head of commercial Simon Williams said: "Fans will be delighted to hear of the partnership between Albion and Nike and that we will also retain exclusive distribution via our stores and retail website." Oh, will we? Simon, I don't like being spoken for when I haven't been asked what my view is. And exclusive distribution rights sound like a way of keeping prices at whatever level the club deems appropriate - which may be reasonable, even normal practice - but doesn't delight this fan for one.[/p][/quote]He didn't say 'ALL fans', just 'fans', and many will be delighted.[/p][/quote]True and the positive response. Well done Barber for getting the deal done which must be giving more income to the club. Ignore the doom mongers finding something to moan about. No one puts a gun against your head to buy kit for you or your child. Withdean-er
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Cory and Trevor wrote:
It's bitter-sweet for me, this. Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us. Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.
Fair points. The sweatshop element and their refusal to sign up to the Bangladesh Accord(?) is a cloud but aside from that it should be a good deal all round.

Only questions now are how much will the replica shirts cost? How long is the deal for and what conditional agreements are in place? Will we have a bespoke design or a template?
[quote][p][bold]Cory and Trevor[/bold] wrote: It's bitter-sweet for me, this. Nike: sweat shop slave drivers who care only about money and profit. This deal is as good for them, sales-wise, as it is for us. Don't be flattered to be deceived here, fellow Brighton fans. It's all about the money, that's the nature of the beast of top-end football and we have to play the game. We'll be a Premier league team soon enough, and have to swim with the sharks if we're to make it and survive. But i personally draw the line at this. Wonga etc are beyond the pale though.[/p][/quote]Fair points. The sweatshop element and their refusal to sign up to the Bangladesh Accord(?) is a cloud but aside from that it should be a good deal all round. Only questions now are how much will the replica shirts cost? How long is the deal for and what conditional agreements are in place? Will we have a bespoke design or a template? Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

10:23pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Brighton Bill says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
QPR went public about their new five year deal with Nike, it was reported to be in the 40 million range. No I am not suggesting that we too will get 40 million over five years, but what ever we get, the number won't be small.
We are a bigger club than QPR so it will be more, stands to reason.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: QPR went public about their new five year deal with Nike, it was reported to be in the 40 million range. No I am not suggesting that we too will get 40 million over five years, but what ever we get, the number won't be small.[/p][/quote]We are a bigger club than QPR so it will be more, stands to reason. Brighton Bill
  • Score: 0

9:07am Sat 22 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

The Bosch. wrote:
The Bosch wrote:
The Bosch. wrote:
Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.
So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.
What is it with me and talking rubbish? I never know when to keep my big mouth shut. Its a schizophrenic illness so please forgive me. In truth I know nothing about football and even less about Brighton. Dunk is a magnificent player who gives his all every time he pulls on the shirt. Once again, ignore my ramblings and I promise to try to behave a little better when I post on this site.
Just think of this persona as the Billy Goat.
Oh oh, it's Lord Of The Rings Time!!!!

"We loveses to be nasty to the young drinky Seagullses, don't we, Smeagal?"

"NO, Smeagal likeses the little Seagull, it just can't helpses itself thinking being nasty to it cos it stoles something from Smeagal. It stoles Smeagal's precious and it wants it BACK!"

"Yes it wantses it back!"
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bosch.[/bold] wrote: Apologies to All who post on here, I really don't now what I'm talking about. I am just a sad little man, a Johnny No Mates if you like. Just Ignore my pathetic ramblings and I promise to go out and get a life.[/p][/quote]So clever Ex-pat you have added a dot.Whats that you now have 13 different user names lol.Get a life you sad little man you have killed this site.[/p][/quote]What is it with me and talking rubbish? I never know when to keep my big mouth shut. Its a schizophrenic illness so please forgive me. In truth I know nothing about football and even less about Brighton. Dunk is a magnificent player who gives his all every time he pulls on the shirt. Once again, ignore my ramblings and I promise to try to behave a little better when I post on this site. Just think of this persona as the Billy Goat.[/p][/quote]Oh oh, it's Lord Of The Rings Time!!!! "We loveses to be nasty to the young drinky Seagullses, don't we, Smeagal?" "NO, Smeagal likeses the little Seagull, it just can't helpses itself thinking being nasty to it cos it stoles something from Smeagal. It stoles Smeagal's precious and it wants it BACK!" "Yes it wantses it back!" Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

9:14am Sat 22 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

The Bosch wrote:
I also wish to add the knew Nike top is stunning.It will sell in its thousands with luck.Enjoy true Albion fans.UTA
Yes of course you've seen it, being "in the know", Smeagal.

My favourite effort of yours so far was when you were bickering about Ex Pat (probably) last week and said you were "with Warren now" (referring to Aspinall). I love the idea of that dinosaur sitting patiently by while you punch your fingers furiously onto your smart phone's screen! Te he.
[quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: I also wish to add the knew Nike top is stunning.It will sell in its thousands with luck.Enjoy true Albion fans.UTA[/p][/quote]Yes of course you've seen it, being "in the know", Smeagal. My favourite effort of yours so far was when you were bickering about Ex Pat (probably) last week and said you were "with Warren now" (referring to Aspinall). I love the idea of that dinosaur sitting patiently by while you punch your fingers furiously onto your smart phone's screen! Te he. Captain Haddock
  • Score: -1

4:33am Sun 23 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
The Bosch wrote:
I also wish to add the knew Nike top is stunning.It will sell in its thousands with luck.Enjoy true Albion fans.UTA
Yes of course you've seen it, being "in the know", Smeagal.

My favourite effort of yours so far was when you were bickering about Ex Pat (probably) last week and said you were "with Warren now" (referring to Aspinall). I love the idea of that dinosaur sitting patiently by while you punch your fingers furiously onto your smart phone's screen! Te he.
What you have not even seen the knew kit yet ? lol.My god call yourself a fan.You say Warren is a dinosaur but he still works for the club you claim to love.Plus he gets paid still to work on radio and tell people what he think.You on the other hand don't even go to watch games,and have not even seen the knew kit yet Billy no mates.So lets be honest who really cares about your view sad man.Get a life you sad little man and some real friends.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Bosch[/bold] wrote: I also wish to add the knew Nike top is stunning.It will sell in its thousands with luck.Enjoy true Albion fans.UTA[/p][/quote]Yes of course you've seen it, being "in the know", Smeagal. My favourite effort of yours so far was when you were bickering about Ex Pat (probably) last week and said you were "with Warren now" (referring to Aspinall). I love the idea of that dinosaur sitting patiently by while you punch your fingers furiously onto your smart phone's screen! Te he.[/p][/quote]What you have not even seen the knew kit yet ? lol.My god call yourself a fan.You say Warren is a dinosaur but he still works for the club you claim to love.Plus he gets paid still to work on radio and tell people what he think.You on the other hand don't even go to watch games,and have not even seen the knew kit yet Billy no mates.So lets be honest who really cares about your view sad man.Get a life you sad little man and some real friends. The Bosch
  • Score: -1

2:42pm Mon 24 Mar 14

leonrobichaud says...

Well, at least it won't be as itchy around the neck and sleeves....everyone I know has complained about that over the last few years. Hopefully better quality overall.
Well, at least it won't be as itchy around the neck and sleeves....everyone I know has complained about that over the last few years. Hopefully better quality overall. leonrobichaud
  • Score: -1

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