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Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by WebmasterFF » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:37 am

https://saveourshirt.co.uk/

For those who haven't seen it, Huddersfield Town are now sponsored by Paddy Power and got into a bit of trouble with the FA over their sash sponsoring of the kit over the weekend.
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This, as likely to be the case, turned out to be a prank and they have launched a campaign to have shirt sponsors removed from kits and as such will not have Paddy Power on Town's shirts for this season, encouraging other clubs to do the same

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Personally I think it was a fantastic stunt and completely agree with them. Two of our best ever shirts are the unsponsored Pony shirts of the 90s (prior to Dr Martens) and I like we can buy unsponsored versions of our current shirts.

With the shoulder sponsors, back sponsors and short sponsors currently in use throughout the EFL and PL I think this is a fantastic idea
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Post by Colours never run » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:41 am

Excellent campaign. Love Paddy Powers style.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:43 am

Brilliant

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by aaronhammer » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:51 am

Brilliant bit of marketing yet again by PP.

Ultimately sponsored shirts are surely for the TV audience in the main to get brands seen whilst being worn by the players. So why not sell sponsorless versions to fans? Although I guess some (younger) fans will want to have a shirt exactly the same as their idols. However with the amount of gambling companies now sponsoring shirts, kids ones are plain already.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:56 am

I'd like to see what would happen if a top level Prem striker, immediately after scoring, put their arms over the shirt sponsor or rolled the shirt up so it was hidden, until the game kicked off again.

I bet they'd get fined, or there'd be some new rule introduced to stop it from happening.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by EssexIron » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:08 am

Clubs don't have to have a sponsor on their shirts. Just don't take the money and have a plain shirt.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by S-H » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:17 am

Clever stuff from Paddy Power.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by Big George » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:44 am

PP are evil bastards preying on vulnerable youngsters and creating addicts. Beltway too but they aren’t as good at it. Don’t fall for this BS.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by Beavis Danzig » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:20 am

my compromise would be:

- make it mandatory that sponserless shirts are available (as well as sponsored ones) in all sizes
- force the sponserless shirt to be worn by the senior team in atleast one game a season, so kids don't feel like they're not wearing the "proper" shirt by having a sponsorless one

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by sendô » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 am

Shirt sponsors have been around since the 80's. The clubs dont have to have them, but they do because it generates extra revenue.

Huddersfield will still be getting some money from this, and Paddypower are still getting publicity from this. It's a stunt, not a virtuous crusade to bring back footballing traditionalism.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by S-H » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 am

sendô wrote:Huddersfield will still be getting some money from this, and Paddypower are still getting publicity from this. It's a stunt, not a virtuous crusade to bring back footballing traditionalism.
This.

Paddy Power doing what they do best, it's not for the club, it's not for the fans, it's for themselves.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by EastVillageHammer » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:11 pm

S-H wrote: This.

Paddy Power doing what they do best, it's not for the club, it's not for the fans, it's for themselves.
I'm not sure I mind who instigates it to be honest - I'd love us to be free from advertising.

I also think the near all encompassing advertising of gambling in football should be removed in the same way smoking ads should - and that coming from a part time smoker and someone who occasionally has a flutter.

If Paddy Power get some good publicity for doing something that is ultimately a good thing then I think that's fine.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by Up the Junction » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 pm

It's pretty cynical exploitation in the name of profit.

Not totally unlike Socios attaching themselves to the Isla Caton fundraising campaign.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by brothernero » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:40 pm

Personally I think all Betting company's should be banned from sponsoring Sports teams. To many people have lost their lives over gambling addictions.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by Carlton'sGoal » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:44 pm

Are alcohol companies still allowed to be shirt sponsors?

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by mickthekeeper » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:51 pm

Carlton'sGoal wrote:Are alcohol companies still allowed to be shirt sponsors?
Nope and neither are tobacco companies if I recall - why gambling is, when it is also addictive like alcohol and tobacco I am not sure about either

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by EssexIron » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:00 pm

EastVillageHammer wrote:
I'm not sure I mind who instigates it to be honest - I'd love us to be free from advertising..

Would you take no sponsorship but then not being able to buy Haller or Fornals?

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by Carlton'sGoal » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:01 pm

mickthekeeper wrote:Nope and neither are tobacco companies if I recall - why gambling is, when it is also addictive like alcohol and tobacco I am not sure about either
Thanks Mick, your second point was going to be my follow up. Baffling really.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by ereford ammer » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:14 pm

I would like to see advertising for gambling having the same restrictions as tobacco. I have nothing against small independent bookies but I believe that the marketing clout of the big names is fuelling addiction.

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Re: Save Our Shirt Campaign (Possibly WHUFC related)

Post by ereford ammer » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:18 pm

If there was less advertising revenue for football clubs, the price of players would come down. I woud love to see it banned and the effect on the game would be negligible. The only ones affected would be the players and their agents who would remain filthy rich.

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