Next seasons kit choice?

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Wallsy » 06 Jul 2019 22:12

Delay in receiving the kit, i.e. modelling it etc is because of a balls up behind the scenes. Otherwise we’d have seen the kit on Monday as was planned.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Jagermesiter1871 » 06 Jul 2019 23:37

Wallsy Delay in receiving the kit, i.e. modelling it etc is because of a balls up behind the scenes. Otherwise we’d have seen the kit on Monday as was planned.


Is there a balls up every year? Wouldn't surprise me tbf.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Wallsy » 06 Jul 2019 23:49

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Wallsy Delay in receiving the kit, i.e. modelling it etc is because of a balls up behind the scenes. Otherwise we’d have seen the kit on Monday as was planned.


Is there a balls up every year? Wouldn't surprise me tbf.


We usually see the kit by second week of July and it tends to go on sale for the home friendly.

There was a cockup this year which set us back a few weeks, hence the reveal will tie in with the kit going on sale shortly after this time.

What we do every year is frustrating for many, but each club can pay a specific tier for when the kits are produced by and released, so it costs a bit more to have it in June than July etc. Reading being Reading save some money every summer by leaving the release until the last week or two before the season starts. A small saving if you will.

This summer however it’s just be a royal f**k up.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by The Enfield Royal71 » 06 Jul 2019 23:53

I mean does it really matter? Does it genuinely have an effect on people's lives that they cannot get an overpriced replica shirt this week or next week?

To me thats just being outraged for the sake of having an excuse to moan about nothing.

Who buys replica shirts apart from full kit vvankers anyway?

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Wallsy » 07 Jul 2019 10:26

The Enfield Royal71 I mean does it really matter? Does it genuinely have an effect on people's lives that they cannot get an overpriced replica shirt this week or next week?

To me thats just being outraged for the sake of having an excuse to moan about nothing.

Who buys replica shirts apart from full kit vvankers anyway?


Of course not, but the argument is there that we ended the season on a high and the feel-good factor was back, and we could have chosen to capitalise on that. The other reason to release early is to take advantage of the early sun, and kids nagging at their parents to get them the new shirts. It’s all small things but it’s business sense that’s all.


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Hendo » 07 Jul 2019 12:19

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The Enfield Royal71 I mean does it really matter? Does it genuinely have an effect on people's lives that they cannot get an overpriced replica shirt this week or next week?

To me thats just being outraged for the sake of having an excuse to moan about nothing.

Who buys replica shirts apart from full kit vvankers anyway?


Of course not, but the argument is there that we ended the season on a high and the feel-good factor was back, and we could have chosen to capitalise on that. The other reason to release early is to take advantage of the early sun, and kids nagging at their parents to get them the new shirts. It’s all small things but it’s business sense that’s all.


But we couldn’t have released the kits at the end of the year because the new sponsor wasn’t confirmed :|

Also, something like that would’ve had to be planned a good couple of months in advance, when our season could’ve easily gone the other way, and if it did, there wouldn’t have been anything to capitalise on.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Snowflake Royal » 07 Jul 2019 14:23

Surely there isn't much to gain. It's hardly likely to result in many extra units shifting, just a bit earlier. So if there is a cost attached to releasing earlier it's a no brainer.

You would have to plan well in advance to move the release date, so what you make up in one year from positive end of season buzz you lose in another from end of season disappointment and fatigue.

There's always going to be a buzz in advance of a new season.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by UpThePrem » 09 Jul 2019 11:30

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Jerry St Clair Anyone remember the Hat Painting tv interference kit from 1990? Well this season Forest Green Rovers bring you this.....made of bamboo too.



That is quite horrendous. Relegate them. Now


The hair or the kit?


That's Joseph Mills isn't it??? :o

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by Tilehurstsouthbank » 09 Jul 2019 12:03

Jerry St Clair Anyone remember the Hat Painting tv interference kit from 1990? Well this season Forest Green Rovers bring you this.....made of bamboo too.



:shock: My eyes! OMG my eyes burn!


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by The Enfield Royal71 » 09 Jul 2019 14:14

Yep it is Joseph Mills.

He is one of our best players and key to our success of last season.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 09 Jul 2019 14:32

The Enfield Royal71 Yep it is Joseph Mills.

He is one of our best players and key to our success of last season.


Do you think you might get a half & half Reading/FGR shirt?

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by The Enfield Royal71 » 09 Jul 2019 14:39

No. I don't like RFC shirts. They have been historically un-chic.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Nameless » 09 Jul 2019 16:13

Having a kit made of bamboo is asking for trouble if you run into any giant Pandas.
Having a shockingly poor design is just asking for trouble.
Have FGR banned haircuts for environmental reasons or just to fit in with the faux hippy branding ?


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Wallsy » 09 Jul 2019 19:36

Nameless Having a kit made of bamboo is asking for trouble if you run into any giant Pandas.
Having a shockingly poor design is just asking for trouble.
Have FGR banned haircuts for environmental reasons or just to fit in with the faux hippy branding ?


I’d be more concerned when they’re 2-0 down and can’t see the wood through the trees!

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Hound » 09 Jul 2019 19:41

I like the kits

The hair is disgraceful

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by The Enfield Royal71 » 09 Jul 2019 22:32

:|

The whole team Don't have hair like that.

Anyway I think its dashing and would love a flowing mane like that.

I like the kit. Come on you FGR!

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by dizzynewheights » 10 Jul 2019 07:58

I missed a couple of memos regarding FGR

I remember them being well thought of - plucky little overachievers, etc

The next minute - every football blog nonce out there can't find enough bad things to say about them


A bit like Reading actually I suppose

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Elm Park Kid » 10 Jul 2019 11:35

dizzynewheights I missed a couple of memos regarding FGR

I remember them being well thought of - plucky little overachievers, etc

The next minute - every football blog nonce out there can't find enough bad things to say about them


A bit like Reading actually I suppose


Well we've hardly been the best behaved team from a football purist point of view. . . . .

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Wallsy » 10 Jul 2019 15:33

There’s a disappointing lack of ITK’s regarding the kit this year. Paul doesn’t even seem to know anything.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Hendo » 10 Jul 2019 15:35

I would imagine that has something to do with the new supplier and potential new processes.

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