Albion breaking records already

It wasn't just the orange shirts which brightened up Albion's defeat by Southampton

It wasn't just the orange shirts which brightened up Albion's defeat by Southampton

First published in Sport

Albion's new Nike kit has attracted record sales to fans on the internet and in the club store at the Amex.

The Seagulls had record advance online orders for the home and away kits and the best-ever sales in store at the Southampton friendly last week, when Sami Hyypia’s side wore the third-choice kit of orange and black.

Ben Price, the club’s head of retail, said: “The new shirts are proving especially popular and we are seeing more of our younger fans buying the Nike shirts, which is great news.

“Nike’s leisure and training wear is proving popular too and sales are showings no signs of slowing down ahead of the new season.

“At the Southampton game the total spent was a record for a pre-season match. Our total take was almost double the spend at Albion’s first-ever senior game at the Amex against Spurs in 2011.”

Albion expect demand to be high again for the opening game of the season at home to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow, which coincides with the Football League’s ‘Wall of Colour’ campaign encouraging supporters to wear their team’s colours.

Price said: “We are anticipating a steady supply of stock from Nike and we expect an even busier day in store ahead of Saturday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday - and we are hoping fans will embrace the Football League’s Wall of Colour day and make the Amex the best opening day show of club colours.”

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6:44am Fri 8 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

BHA seem to be doing everything right commercially. On the field it seems to be a little different. Where are the transfers?
BHA seem to be doing everything right commercially. On the field it seems to be a little different. Where are the transfers? Peppers I
  • Score: 20

7:29am Fri 8 Aug 14

arc12 says...

Peppers I wrote:
BHA seem to be doing everything right commercially. On the field it seems to be a little different. Where are the transfers?
On the middle of the shirts!
[quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: BHA seem to be doing everything right commercially. On the field it seems to be a little different. Where are the transfers?[/p][/quote]On the middle of the shirts! arc12
  • Score: 54

8:06am Fri 8 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

arc12 wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
BHA seem to be doing everything right commercially. On the field it seems to be a little different. Where are the transfers?
On the middle of the shirts!
Correct LOL
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: BHA seem to be doing everything right commercially. On the field it seems to be a little different. Where are the transfers?[/p][/quote]On the middle of the shirts![/p][/quote]Correct LOL Peppers I
  • Score: 6

8:12am Fri 8 Aug 14

SMF20 says...

I have to admit that this continued good news about all things commercial is driving me nuts.... In my mind it just adds to the insult that we are being taken for granted.
With all this revenue incoming from shirt sales, sponsors, season tickets and fees for players sold, I think you could be forgiven for expecting to have a good team ready to go for the season kick off.

At some point, the board are going to get one very big wake up call
I have to admit that this continued good news about all things commercial is driving me nuts.... In my mind it just adds to the insult that we are being taken for granted. With all this revenue incoming from shirt sales, sponsors, season tickets and fees for players sold, I think you could be forgiven for expecting to have a good team ready to go for the season kick off. At some point, the board are going to get one very big wake up call SMF20
  • Score: 22

8:13am Fri 8 Aug 14

Kit Napier's Beard says...

Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?
Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon? Kit Napier's Beard
  • Score: 11

8:47am Fri 8 Aug 14

The lev says...

All the kits have been sold , all the good players have been sold , the Harvey's sold out , are we closing down ?
All the kits have been sold , all the good players have been sold , the Harvey's sold out , are we closing down ? The lev
  • Score: 10

9:02am Fri 8 Aug 14

Rhodes Seagull says...

The lev wrote:
All the kits have been sold , all the good players have been sold , the Harvey's sold out , are we closing down ?
are we closing down ?
No chance there is still Bovril and pies left!!!!
[quote][p][bold]The lev[/bold] wrote: All the kits have been sold , all the good players have been sold , the Harvey's sold out , are we closing down ?[/p][/quote]are we closing down ? No chance there is still Bovril and pies left!!!! Rhodes Seagull
  • Score: 4

9:11am Fri 8 Aug 14

arc12 says...

Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?
I think we just have to accept that we won’t now hear anything for a couple of weeks, and get behind those players we do have for the next few games.

The fact that signings have been not been forthcoming suggests to me that we are waiting largely for the Premiership clubs to announce their squads of 25 (which isn’t for another week) and then any who are not included will no doubt be sought after by clubs like ourselves.

It’s unlikely that any current league clubs are going to sell their best players on the eve of the season such as Bristol City with Baldock and who can blame them. Unless somebody comes from abroad and out of the blue I think we just have to be patient as I suspect the Premiership cast-offs will be the players we will pursue.
Forget about the lack of signings for the time being and get behind the lads this weekend and the next few games and hopefully TB will be true to his word that by the end of August we will have a squad who can challenge again. UTA!
[quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?[/p][/quote]I think we just have to accept that we won’t now hear anything for a couple of weeks, and get behind those players we do have for the next few games. The fact that signings have been not been forthcoming suggests to me that we are waiting largely for the Premiership clubs to announce their squads of 25 (which isn’t for another week) and then any who are not included will no doubt be sought after by clubs like ourselves. It’s unlikely that any current league clubs are going to sell their best players on the eve of the season such as Bristol City with Baldock and who can blame them. Unless somebody comes from abroad and out of the blue I think we just have to be patient as I suspect the Premiership cast-offs will be the players we will pursue. Forget about the lack of signings for the time being and get behind the lads this weekend and the next few games and hopefully TB will be true to his word that by the end of August we will have a squad who can challenge again. UTA! arc12
  • Score: 16

9:13am Fri 8 Aug 14

The lev says...

Rhodes Seagull wrote:
The lev wrote:
All the kits have been sold , all the good players have been sold , the Harvey's sold out , are we closing down ?
are we closing down ?
No chance there is still Bovril and pies left!!!!
Leicester will buy them at £8 each
[quote][p][bold]Rhodes Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The lev[/bold] wrote: All the kits have been sold , all the good players have been sold , the Harvey's sold out , are we closing down ?[/p][/quote]are we closing down ? No chance there is still Bovril and pies left!!!![/p][/quote]Leicester will buy them at £8 each The lev
  • Score: 9

9:44am Fri 8 Aug 14

GosportGull says...

I think that the Club are being deliberately being cagey so the greedy fat agents don't command their big commissions .. The nearer the end of the transfer window the more desperate players are to find a club and hence the better deals we can get .. I don't think we should panic , "trust in a berk" lol ... Well actually i trust in a "Bloom" . I think Tony has done rather well for us so far , lets trust in him again .... GG
I think that the Club are being deliberately being cagey so the greedy fat agents don't command their big commissions .. The nearer the end of the transfer window the more desperate players are to find a club and hence the better deals we can get .. I don't think we should panic , "trust in a berk" lol ... Well actually i trust in a "Bloom" . I think Tony has done rather well for us so far , lets trust in him again .... GG GosportGull
  • Score: 9

10:05am Fri 8 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

If they are selling so well might be enough in the kitty to buy a player---or is that asking too much Ho Ho!!!
If they are selling so well might be enough in the kitty to buy a player---or is that asking too much Ho Ho!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 0

10:13am Fri 8 Aug 14

4everaseagull says...

Lets be honest here all the time fans are prepared to pay for new shirts and other merchandise the club continues to benefit. Yes we all know prices are crazy for an adult home shirt, I believe around £45 but all the while fans are prepared to pay for them the club has to make the most of this income. As PB said at the forum on Monday evening our total income from sponsorship, corporate hospitality and shirt sales etc in one season is less than one parachute payment the relegated Prem clubs will get this season. Every club has to take advantage of shirt sales etc it is a business afterall. Looking forward to tomorrow and although I am disappointed with the lack of new players I will get behind the team and am confident of 3 points. UTA!
Lets be honest here all the time fans are prepared to pay for new shirts and other merchandise the club continues to benefit. Yes we all know prices are crazy for an adult home shirt, I believe around £45 but all the while fans are prepared to pay for them the club has to make the most of this income. As PB said at the forum on Monday evening our total income from sponsorship, corporate hospitality and shirt sales etc in one season is less than one parachute payment the relegated Prem clubs will get this season. Every club has to take advantage of shirt sales etc it is a business afterall. Looking forward to tomorrow and although I am disappointed with the lack of new players I will get behind the team and am confident of 3 points. UTA! 4everaseagull
  • Score: 5

10:31am Fri 8 Aug 14

OldGull says...

arc12 wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?
I think we just have to accept that we won’t now hear anything for a couple of weeks, and get behind those players we do have for the next few games.

The fact that signings have been not been forthcoming suggests to me that we are waiting largely for the Premiership clubs to announce their squads of 25 (which isn’t for another week) and then any who are not included will no doubt be sought after by clubs like ourselves.

It’s unlikely that any current league clubs are going to sell their best players on the eve of the season such as Bristol City with Baldock and who can blame them. Unless somebody comes from abroad and out of the blue I think we just have to be patient as I suspect the Premiership cast-offs will be the players we will pursue.
Forget about the lack of signings for the time being and get behind the lads this weekend and the next few games and hopefully TB will be true to his word that by the end of August we will have a squad who can challenge again. UTA!
Well said
Unfortunately missing the 1st match, so there will be one empty seat in WSU
[quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?[/p][/quote]I think we just have to accept that we won’t now hear anything for a couple of weeks, and get behind those players we do have for the next few games. The fact that signings have been not been forthcoming suggests to me that we are waiting largely for the Premiership clubs to announce their squads of 25 (which isn’t for another week) and then any who are not included will no doubt be sought after by clubs like ourselves. It’s unlikely that any current league clubs are going to sell their best players on the eve of the season such as Bristol City with Baldock and who can blame them. Unless somebody comes from abroad and out of the blue I think we just have to be patient as I suspect the Premiership cast-offs will be the players we will pursue. Forget about the lack of signings for the time being and get behind the lads this weekend and the next few games and hopefully TB will be true to his word that by the end of August we will have a squad who can challenge again. UTA![/p][/quote]Well said Unfortunately missing the 1st match, so there will be one empty seat in WSU OldGull
  • Score: 3

10:33am Fri 8 Aug 14

Rougvie Legend says...

Mr Bloom said at the forum we have signed our main targets, if that's the case there are no marquee signings in the pipe line, unless it's a poker bluff
Mr Bloom said at the forum we have signed our main targets, if that's the case there are no marquee signings in the pipe line, unless it's a poker bluff Rougvie Legend
  • Score: 1

10:53am Fri 8 Aug 14

rhett butler says...

Sami will have left within six months. Of that I am certain.as come Xmas we will be in the bottom six.unless big signings are made!!!
Sami will have left within six months. Of that I am certain.as come Xmas we will be in the bottom six.unless big signings are made!!! rhett butler
  • Score: -7

3:40pm Fri 8 Aug 14

daveyboy35 says...

More money coming in **** all going out!!!!!!
More money coming in **** all going out!!!!!! daveyboy35
  • Score: 0

3:46pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Fozzyboy says...

rhett butler wrote:
Sami will have left within six months. Of that I am certain.as come Xmas we will be in the bottom six.unless big signings are made!!!
I hate to say it but you are probably right. It does appear that our managers keep being sold a story about how ambitious the club is & gradually they are realising it's not happening, or not going to happen in their reign. I'm a firm believer that it will happen one day & until that day, I hope the season ticket sales & general interest in the club doesn’t plummet to a stage where we are back in financial trouble again.
As for shirt sales, even if we sell a massive 20,000 of them, the takings at say £45 a pop, would only generate £900,000. With a profit of around £300,000 (ish). It’s not the kind of income to be purchasing top quality players that some people are expecting.
[quote][p][bold]rhett butler[/bold] wrote: Sami will have left within six months. Of that I am certain.as come Xmas we will be in the bottom six.unless big signings are made!!![/p][/quote]I hate to say it but you are probably right. It does appear that our managers keep being sold a story about how ambitious the club is & gradually they are realising it's not happening, or not going to happen in their reign. I'm a firm believer that it will happen one day & until that day, I hope the season ticket sales & general interest in the club doesn’t plummet to a stage where we are back in financial trouble again. As for shirt sales, even if we sell a massive 20,000 of them, the takings at say £45 a pop, would only generate £900,000. With a profit of around £300,000 (ish). It’s not the kind of income to be purchasing top quality players that some people are expecting. Fozzyboy
  • Score: -1

3:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Captain Haddock says...

OldGull wrote:
arc12 wrote:
Kit Napier's Beard wrote:
Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?
I think we just have to accept that we won’t now hear anything for a couple of weeks, and get behind those players we do have for the next few games.

The fact that signings have been not been forthcoming suggests to me that we are waiting largely for the Premiership clubs to announce their squads of 25 (which isn’t for another week) and then any who are not included will no doubt be sought after by clubs like ourselves.

It’s unlikely that any current league clubs are going to sell their best players on the eve of the season such as Bristol City with Baldock and who can blame them. Unless somebody comes from abroad and out of the blue I think we just have to be patient as I suspect the Premiership cast-offs will be the players we will pursue.
Forget about the lack of signings for the time being and get behind the lads this weekend and the next few games and hopefully TB will be true to his word that by the end of August we will have a squad who can challenge again. UTA!
Well said
Unfortunately missing the 1st match, so there will be one empty seat in WSU
Another WSU seagull. Good man!
[quote][p][bold]OldGull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kit Napier's Beard[/bold] wrote: Great, another non news day coming out of the Amex and the Argus. Any word from Mr Burke expected soon?[/p][/quote]I think we just have to accept that we won’t now hear anything for a couple of weeks, and get behind those players we do have for the next few games. The fact that signings have been not been forthcoming suggests to me that we are waiting largely for the Premiership clubs to announce their squads of 25 (which isn’t for another week) and then any who are not included will no doubt be sought after by clubs like ourselves. It’s unlikely that any current league clubs are going to sell their best players on the eve of the season such as Bristol City with Baldock and who can blame them. Unless somebody comes from abroad and out of the blue I think we just have to be patient as I suspect the Premiership cast-offs will be the players we will pursue. Forget about the lack of signings for the time being and get behind the lads this weekend and the next few games and hopefully TB will be true to his word that by the end of August we will have a squad who can challenge again. UTA![/p][/quote]Well said Unfortunately missing the 1st match, so there will be one empty seat in WSU[/p][/quote]Another WSU seagull. Good man! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

2:21am Sat 9 Aug 14

mickage says...

Money, money, money, ain't it funny....in a rich man's world...

Buy more shirts...
Money, money, money, ain't it funny....in a rich man's world... Buy more shirts... mickage
  • Score: 0

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