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17th March 2010 09:34 AM
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The Steve Wrote:Now who's laughing? Big Grin

http://www.journallive.co.uk/safc/safc-n...-26047501/

Within 10 years Steve all top flight clubs will have a sponsor attached to their ground's name.

I can remember when Preston played at SJP a long time ago and they were the first side to have a sponsor on their shirt at our ground. Oh the scandal! No one of course bats an eye lid now.

Personally I see no issue with having a ground sponsor as long as the name of the ground is maintained. After all the FA Cup has a sponsor, but I'm fucked if I can remember who it is!

Chelsea, the second richest club in the country are planning it, and you watch even the likes of Old Trafford and Anfield have an extra moniker attached within the next few years - these clubs are desperate for cash.

The big mistake Llambias made was in the timing and the type of naming. All that @ business is bollocks, but I for one would not give a shit if NUFC played at "St James' Park as sponsored by Durex" or whatever.
17th March 2010 09:42 AM
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I really don't think it will work with existing stadiums though Lip. No one is going to call it Nike Old Trafford, nPower Anfield or something. They just won't. The only way it will work is if those two teams both mmove stadiums so it has a complete new identity.
17th March 2010 09:44 AM
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The Steve Wrote:I really don't think it will work with existing stadiums though Lip. No one is going to call it Nike Old Trafford, nPower Anfield or something. They just won't. The only way it will work is if those two teams both mmove stadiums so it has a complete new identity.

It'll be more like "Old Trafford as sponsored by Nike" or some such bollocks.

All depends how desperate clubs get for cash....I think that statement answers itself!

In fact I'll go further and bet that in decades to come team names will start to have sponsors, Newcastle "Greggs" United etc. And as TV images get more HD and 3-D I bet you start getting advertisements on sleeves, boots even pitches. I mean just look at the average Formula 1 car now compared to 50 years ago? Adverts on cricket pitches already happen?

This might all sound a bit far fetched now, but the way commercialism is going I can see many mad and kerazy schemes being dreamed up by the money men to squeeze as much cash going. Temporary tattoos, adverts shaven into hair. All sorts of crap.

In fact I've get so many ideas myself I ought to make myself available as a consultant!Big Grin
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17th March 2010 10:51 PM
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I can see this sort of thing happening more and more. I also think football has had it's heyday and the Rupert Murdoch experiment is slowly but surely showing signs of fatigue.

The media obsession with players lives, fuelled by SKYs sensationalism of every little thing is making it all a bit x-factorish....and boring. The recent John Terry case being the most recent example...but don't worry, there'll be another one along shortly.
17th March 2010 11:02 PM
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The_Flaming_Lip Wrote:It'll be more like "Old Trafford as sponsored by Nike" or some such bollocks.

All depends how desperate clubs get for cash....I think that statement answers itself!

In fact I'll go further and bet that in decades to come team names will start to have sponsors, Newcastle "Greggs" United etc. And as TV images get more HD and 3-D I bet you start getting advertisements on sleeves, boots even pitches. I mean just look at the average Formula 1 car now compared to 50 years ago? Adverts on cricket pitches already happen?

This might all sound a bit far fetched now, but the way commercialism is going I can see many mad and kerazy schemes being dreamed up by the money men to squeeze as much cash going. Temporary tattoos, adverts shaven into hair. All sorts of crap.

In fact I've get so many ideas myself I ought to make myself available as a consultant!Big Grin

I see your point actually. A lot of lower league stadiums have sponsors on fronts and back of their shirts. Look at South American teams as well...they look like Forumla One cars.

Red Bull Salzberg....
18th March 2010 09:18 AM
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