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Football Shirts - The Real Con?

Football Shirts - The Real Con?

Is it just me or is the humble football shirt, the shirt you could wear with pride when your club beat the unbeatable, the shirt that showed your passion and love for your club when the got relegated and the shirt that showed that you supported your club, is one of the biggest cons of the modern era!

They bring out usually three or four shirts a year that you need to buy 'because wearing last years shirt makes you look very cheap' and the cost £40 putting your or your favourite players name and number on the back cost another £10 makes supporting your club and not even going to a match expensive!

Which brings me to my real reason for this rant! If you look at the front of your shirt you will see something that usually appears in bus stops, billboards and on the TV, a company's logo!

So if I get this right I pay £40 to become a moving advert! Surely something has gone a bit wrong here I am paying my hard earned money to become a human billboard?

The main reason I have a problem with this is that international shirts cost the same amount as club shirts they are guaranteed to last for four years and bare only the crest and the make, whereas club shirts usually last for a year and give large companies advertising I know that that is how football as a business works these days but if I am going to advertise for a big brand then I want some kind of discount don't you?

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Date:Wednesday October 10 2007
Time: 7:23PM


They're a con if they're white cos they stain so feckin easily!
10/10/2007 19:30:00
see what you mean. Howver, for me there is no greater pleasure than buying the team's new kit! Dunno where you got 3/4 shirts a year from?!! Seems like a bit of an exageration unless you're on about 3rd and training kits, which I don't think most people feel the need to buy!! I bought the new rovers shirt the week it cam out for 35 quid, plus a fiver for name and number. As for the advert.... the reality is it's never gonna change and I want the same shirt as that worn on the pitch (plus they can look quite cool!). I'd love it if rovers were as rich as Barcelona but it ain't gonna happen!!
10/10/2007 20:38:00
typical - everything is cheaper up north!
11/10/2007 17:07:00
are tarts cheaper up north?
12/10/2007 14:17:00
I've no idea, we've more class! As for footy shirts I think they're good value, am I in the minority then?
12/10/2007 15:59:00
Could you do us a favour Putney? run a check on the current prices up know, just for statistics...not that I´m interested in any way...but you know...:))))
Blue is the colour
13/10/2007 22:53:00
beer 2 old pennies a pint, white bread outlawed in favour of Hovis, whippet racing two old pennies to you want more?
14/10/2007 19:20:00
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