Flybe ends Southampton FC shirt sponsorship deal

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert Rickie Lambert

AFTER four years and almost £2m, Flybe is to end its role as main sponsor with the Saints at the end of the season, the airline has announced.

The shirt sponsor, which last week announced it had managed to remain profitable despite the recession, described its sponsorship deal as a “rollercoaster of a ride”.

A Saints spokesman was last night unavailable to comment.

This morning however, Saints revealed they intend to launch a shirt without a sponsor, to mark the club's 125th anniversary.

Thanks to the massive wealth of Saints’ Swiss billionaire owner Markus Liebherr, the need for a shirt sponsor is not as pressing as in the past.

Flybe described the end of the deal as a “very amicable” parting, but the relationship has not always been smooth. Last June, before the takeover by Mr Liebherr, there were reports of an “irretrievable breakdown”

in relations after the regional air giant reported feeling “very poorly treated”

before frantic behind-the- scenes negotiations stabilised the situation.

Worth £250,000 a year in the Championship, the sponsorship’s value fell along with relegation to League One. However, over the course of the four-year deal Flybe are estimated to have spent between £1.75m and £2m on promotional activity with Saints.

Simon Lilley, Flybe’s director of marketing, said: “The sponsorship deal between Flybe and Southampton has proved a very beneficial partnership. The four years have been a real rollercoaster ride that have seen the Saints experience the highs and lows and it’s been an honour to have been the club sponsor during this time.

“We know the club were very grateful for the way we stood by them at the end of last season and provided commercial stability amongst their sponsors, and as a result we are parting on very amicable terms with Southampton and leave the club in a good position – solvent and with an exciting future under the new owners.

“Since the decision has been taken, Flybe have worked closely with the club to help them source a new sponsor and fully intend to continue supporting the club in whatever way we can over the next few years.”

During its tenure, Flybe has made a significant investment in the local community.

Last Christmas, Flybe took children from the Wessex Cancer Trust on one-off Santa flight for which Southampton Football Club players and management played starring roles.

Flybe also worked closely with the community through the annual Flybe Community Cup in association with the Saints, Hampshire County Council and the Daily Echo that encouraged grassroots football to schools from all over Hampshire.

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7:52am Tue 2 Feb 10

romsey saint says...

that is something worth waiting for a Saints shirt without an advertisement on it
that is something worth waiting for a Saints shirt without an advertisement on it romsey saint
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8:12am Tue 2 Feb 10

Optimist says...

YES! A shirt I will wear with more pride than any before.
Pure and unsullied the colours will be ever richer.
In fact I think I will buy more than one, in case a sponsor does return, it would be nice to have a spare.
YES! A shirt I will wear with more pride than any before. Pure and unsullied the colours will be ever richer. In fact I think I will buy more than one, in case a sponsor does return, it would be nice to have a spare. Optimist
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8:19am Tue 2 Feb 10

Saint Cope says...

Looking forward to the new shirt - lets hope it's a traditional design worth buying.
Looking forward to the new shirt - lets hope it's a traditional design worth buying. Saint Cope
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8:23am Tue 2 Feb 10

billythesaint says...

That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...
That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore... billythesaint
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8:27am Tue 2 Feb 10

St.Yorkie says...

Always thought Sponsor's logos all over it ruined the whole idea of a football shirt being a fashion item. After all who wants to walk around with "Tool" on their belly?
It sends a message out to the footballing nation - we don't need a shirt sponsor this year. When we do it will be possibly the best shirt sponsor in the world. I'm all for promoting a Southampton Company and giving them a leg up if we need to do something...any suggestions?
Always thought Sponsor's logos all over it ruined the whole idea of a football shirt being a fashion item. After all who wants to walk around with "Tool" on their belly? It sends a message out to the footballing nation - we don't need a shirt sponsor this year. When we do it will be possibly the best shirt sponsor in the world. I'm all for promoting a Southampton Company and giving them a leg up if we need to do something...any suggestions? St.Yorkie
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8:27am Tue 2 Feb 10

My View from the Hill says...

It will take me back to days before the dreaded sponsorship of Rank Xerox.

I remember asking my old dad if Rank Xerox was a foreign player, Oh the innocence of youth, he ripped me about that for years after.
It will take me back to days before the dreaded sponsorship of Rank Xerox. I remember asking my old dad if Rank Xerox was a foreign player, Oh the innocence of youth, he ripped me about that for years after. My View from the Hill
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8:29am Tue 2 Feb 10

My View from the Hill says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Always thought Sponsor's logos all over it ruined the whole idea of a football shirt being a fashion item. After all who wants to walk around with "Tool" on their belly?
It sends a message out to the footballing nation - we don't need a shirt sponsor this year. When we do it will be possibly the best shirt sponsor in the world. I'm all for promoting a Southampton Company and giving them a leg up if we need to do something...any suggestions?
Great idea about promoting a company or even maybe a charity, Help For Hero's I feel would be a worthy cause, in the current climate.
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Always thought Sponsor's logos all over it ruined the whole idea of a football shirt being a fashion item. After all who wants to walk around with "Tool" on their belly? It sends a message out to the footballing nation - we don't need a shirt sponsor this year. When we do it will be possibly the best shirt sponsor in the world. I'm all for promoting a Southampton Company and giving them a leg up if we need to do something...any suggestions?[/p][/quote]Great idea about promoting a company or even maybe a charity, Help For Hero's I feel would be a worthy cause, in the current climate. My View from the Hill
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8:36am Tue 2 Feb 10

realistic lover says...

i'm going to take all credit for this, as i suggested this back before christmas. i disagree with anyone who believes the club did anything but take up this idea on my advice

(then again, i'm making a big judgement on assuming 'the club' intend to do it at all, as opposed to the echo quoting me within their story)

s/w fish-hope. No joke of a lie. embarrassing
i'm going to take all credit for this, as i suggested this back before christmas. i disagree with anyone who believes the club did anything but take up this idea on my advice (then again, i'm making a big judgement on assuming 'the club' intend to do it at all, as opposed to the echo quoting me within their story) s/w fish-hope. No joke of a lie. embarrassing realistic lover
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8:37am Tue 2 Feb 10

timjim says...

First Air Florida, now Flybe. Never plane sailing with airline sponsors is it?
First Air Florida, now Flybe. Never plane sailing with airline sponsors is it? timjim
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8:38am Tue 2 Feb 10

wallop wonderboy says...

ould 'Pinnacle' be appropriate !!!!
ould 'Pinnacle' be appropriate !!!! wallop wonderboy
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8:39am Tue 2 Feb 10

Optimist says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Always thought Sponsor's logos all over it ruined the whole idea of a football shirt being a fashion item. After all who wants to walk around with "Tool" on their belly?
It sends a message out to the footballing nation - we don't need a shirt sponsor this year. When we do it will be possibly the best shirt sponsor in the world. I'm all for promoting a Southampton Company and giving them a leg up if we need to do something...any suggestions?
Ringwood, then I could get a decent pint!
A charity would be nice, Rose foundation is the most prominent local one I can think of.
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Always thought Sponsor's logos all over it ruined the whole idea of a football shirt being a fashion item. After all who wants to walk around with "Tool" on their belly? It sends a message out to the footballing nation - we don't need a shirt sponsor this year. When we do it will be possibly the best shirt sponsor in the world. I'm all for promoting a Southampton Company and giving them a leg up if we need to do something...any suggestions?[/p][/quote]Ringwood, then I could get a decent pint! A charity would be nice, Rose foundation is the most prominent local one I can think of. Optimist
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8:40am Tue 2 Feb 10

My View from the Hill says...

wallop wonderboy wrote:
ould 'Pinnacle' be appropriate !!!!
As long as it aint Gobshite, sorry I meant Jobsite
[quote][p][bold]wallop wonderboy[/bold] wrote: ould 'Pinnacle' be appropriate !!!![/p][/quote]As long as it aint Gobshite, sorry I meant Jobsite My View from the Hill
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8:48am Tue 2 Feb 10

ludachris says...

The shirt is ours .. brilliant i can't wait to buy one now without a stupid logo on the front.
The shirt is ours .. brilliant i can't wait to buy one now without a stupid logo on the front. ludachris
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8:59am Tue 2 Feb 10

Tank Johnson says...

All the vultures that fed on our bones are eating humble pie instead ...

Who`s next?
All the vultures that fed on our bones are eating humble pie instead ... Who`s next? Tank Johnson
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9:08am Tue 2 Feb 10

stickymcglue says...

this will be the biggest selling football shirt in the history of SFC... bring it on !!
this will be the biggest selling football shirt in the history of SFC... bring it on !! stickymcglue
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9:19am Tue 2 Feb 10

St Retford says...

Amazing news. I wonder if the idea came from one of the threads on here? I remember discussing it and everyone giving it the thumbs up. Thank you Markus and Nicola.
Amazing news. I wonder if the idea came from one of the threads on here? I remember discussing it and everyone giving it the thumbs up. Thank you Markus and Nicola. St Retford
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9:20am Tue 2 Feb 10

realistic lover says...

St Retford wrote:
Amazing news. I wonder if the idea came from one of the threads on here? I remember discussing it and everyone giving it the thumbs up. Thank you Markus and Nicola.
i maintain i claim 100% credit for this. This was my gift to the fans....
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: Amazing news. I wonder if the idea came from one of the threads on here? I remember discussing it and everyone giving it the thumbs up. Thank you Markus and Nicola.[/p][/quote]i maintain i claim 100% credit for this. This was my gift to the fans.... realistic lover
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9:23am Tue 2 Feb 10

Brock_and_Roll says...

Read carefully guys - the club intends to launch A shirt without a sponsor logo....

What I think they mean is that they will produce a logo-free special shirt for punters to buy, possible with a retro design. But I will bet my bottom dollar that there will be a new shirt sponsor for the match shirts and the "normal" replica shirts.
Read carefully guys - the club intends to launch A shirt without a sponsor logo.... What I think they mean is that they will produce a logo-free special shirt for punters to buy, possible with a retro design. But I will bet my bottom dollar that there will be a new shirt sponsor for the match shirts and the "normal" replica shirts. Brock_and_Roll
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9:25am Tue 2 Feb 10

mack chinnon says...

stickymcglue wrote:
this will be the biggest selling football shirt in the history of SFC... bring it on !!
Agree. Cant wait to get mine. S/W yeah-nice
[quote][p][bold]stickymcglue[/bold] wrote: this will be the biggest selling football shirt in the history of SFC... bring it on !![/p][/quote]Agree. Cant wait to get mine. S/W yeah-nice mack chinnon
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9:34am Tue 2 Feb 10

down to earth says...

My View from the Hill wrote:
wallop wonderboy wrote: ould 'Pinnacle' be appropriate !!!!
As long as it aint Gobshite, sorry I meant Jobsite
no mate, you were right first time, ha ha,,,
have the wages been paid yet???
SW: user-blue - shouldn't that be USED blue????
As some useless P##pey punk used to taunt on here back the dark days BC (Before Cortese): LOVIN' IT LOVIN' IT
Come on HMRC
[quote][p][bold]My View from the Hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wallop wonderboy[/bold] wrote: ould 'Pinnacle' be appropriate !!!![/p][/quote]As long as it aint Gobshite, sorry I meant Jobsite[/p][/quote]no mate, you were right first time, ha ha,,, have the wages been paid yet??? SW: user-blue - shouldn't that be USED blue???? As some useless P##pey punk used to taunt on here back the dark days BC (Before Cortese): LOVIN' IT LOVIN' IT Come on HMRC down to earth
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9:37am Tue 2 Feb 10

Brite Spark says...

I will definitely be getting one of these shirts it will look great with no advertising on it, the only way mine can look any better would be if I put my name 'BRITE SPARK' on its back, coupled with a big number 7!
I will definitely be getting one of these shirts it will look great with no advertising on it, the only way mine can look any better would be if I put my name 'BRITE SPARK' on its back, coupled with a big number 7! Brite Spark
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9:59am Tue 2 Feb 10

Saint says...

billythesaint wrote:
That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...
I read / saw somewhere that Barcelona will have a sponsor on their shirt next season when they depart with unichef.
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...[/p][/quote]I read / saw somewhere that Barcelona will have a sponsor on their shirt next season when they depart with unichef. Saint
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10:00am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

Check out the official site theres a statement on there from nicola. Its mega no stupid logos and one to honour 125yrs we will be the only club in the whole league without crap on our shirt assuming it extends to the players kit which i hope it does. Not even the big boys do that cus there all in hock.Finally stability and forward thinkin at last after many years of waitin. Thankyou Markus & Nicola
COYR
Check out the official site theres a statement on there from nicola. Its mega no stupid logos and one to honour 125yrs we will be the only club in the whole league without crap on our shirt assuming it extends to the players kit which i hope it does. Not even the big boys do that cus there all in hock.Finally stability and forward thinkin at last after many years of waitin. Thankyou Markus & Nicola COYR Was 8 in 76
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10:02am Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

Saint wrote:
billythesaint wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...
I read / saw somewhere that Barcelona will have a sponsor on their shirt next season when they depart with unichef.
What has cooking got to do with it?
[quote][p][bold]Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...[/p][/quote]I read / saw somewhere that Barcelona will have a sponsor on their shirt next season when they depart with unichef.[/p][/quote]What has cooking got to do with it? worried of e sussex
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10:03am Tue 2 Feb 10

White and red till dead says...

How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches. White and red till dead
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10:03am Tue 2 Feb 10

Red&White Power says...

Typical of the Daily Echo to put an anti saints negative slant on this story.
Typical of the Daily Echo to put an anti saints negative slant on this story. Red&White Power
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10:05am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

White and red till dead wrote:
How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
Nest of vipers that one. I sugested that a few months back. I now seem to live in Coventry lol.
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.[/p][/quote]Nest of vipers that one. I sugested that a few months back. I now seem to live in Coventry lol. Was 8 in 76
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10:06am Tue 2 Feb 10

Shoong says...

A charity logo for the Away kit maybe?

Naomi House Children's Hospital would be a good choice.
A charity logo for the Away kit maybe? Naomi House Children's Hospital would be a good choice. Shoong
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10:07am Tue 2 Feb 10

season ticket holder says...

If we are having a shirt to commemorate 125 years surely the shirt should be as similar as possible to the first shirt worn by the Saints all those years ago
If we are having a shirt to commemorate 125 years surely the shirt should be as similar as possible to the first shirt worn by the Saints all those years ago season ticket holder
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10:09am Tue 2 Feb 10

kev63 says...

billythesaint wrote:
That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...
This made me chuckle

sw-hide-data.....mmm
mmm hairy deadneck maybe?
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...[/p][/quote]This made me chuckle sw-hide-data.....mmm mmm hairy deadneck maybe? kev63
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10:14am Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

White and red till dead wrote:
How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.[/p][/quote]leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is worried of e sussex
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10:15am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

season ticket holder wrote:
If we are having a shirt to commemorate 125 years surely the shirt should be as similar as possible to the first shirt worn by the Saints all those years ago
For defo rekon thats a good shout in honour of all the great players and fans over the years.
[quote][p][bold]season ticket holder[/bold] wrote: If we are having a shirt to commemorate 125 years surely the shirt should be as similar as possible to the first shirt worn by the Saints all those years ago[/p][/quote]For defo rekon thats a good shout in honour of all the great players and fans over the years. Was 8 in 76
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10:22am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is
Told ya everyone gets touchy over the logo. The only possible out would be to revert to the original logo 125 yrs back even that would be a risky sugestion. lol
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.[/p][/quote]leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is[/p][/quote]Told ya everyone gets touchy over the logo. The only possible out would be to revert to the original logo 125 yrs back even that would be a risky sugestion. lol Was 8 in 76
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10:22am Tue 2 Feb 10

rickrocks says...

why not put Liebherr on the shirts,as if it wasnt for him we prob would not have a club let alone a shirt.
why not put Liebherr on the shirts,as if it wasnt for him we prob would not have a club let alone a shirt. rickrocks
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10:22am Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

when was the last time England changed their logo? no i cant remember either.
when was the last time England changed their logo? no i cant remember either. worried of e sussex
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10:24am Tue 2 Feb 10

franiow says...

Did Flybe pull the plug? Did Saints management decide to celebrate our 125 yr? I think it was fortuitous: Flybe's deal finished, they didn't want to renew and Nicola saw an opportunity as we didn't need the money. Happy people all round (well not at Pompey obviously).
Did Flybe pull the plug? Did Saints management decide to celebrate our 125 yr? I think it was fortuitous: Flybe's deal finished, they didn't want to renew and Nicola saw an opportunity as we didn't need the money. Happy people all round (well not at Pompey obviously). franiow
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10:25am Tue 2 Feb 10

Harley.79 says...

It'll be good not being a walking advertisement!
Saints in a Sash for the comemorative 125 year anniversary shirt. COYR
It'll be good not being a walking advertisement! Saints in a Sash for the comemorative 125 year anniversary shirt. COYR Harley.79
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10:30am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

rickrocks wrote:
why not put Liebherr on the shirts,as if it wasnt for him we prob would not have a club let alone a shirt.
Na rekon it should be the Spitfire Trust to help towards providing a fitting tribute to our World Famous Plane and the people who built and flew it.
[quote][p][bold]rickrocks[/bold] wrote: why not put Liebherr on the shirts,as if it wasnt for him we prob would not have a club let alone a shirt.[/p][/quote]Na rekon it should be the Spitfire Trust to help towards providing a fitting tribute to our World Famous Plane and the people who built and flew it. Was 8 in 76
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10:36am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

I must admit it would be nice if it was made of cotton like the olden days instead of that modern stuff they use now. After all they will sell shed loads and i want mine to last the next 125yrs
I must admit it would be nice if it was made of cotton like the olden days instead of that modern stuff they use now. After all they will sell shed loads and i want mine to last the next 125yrs Was 8 in 76
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10:43am Tue 2 Feb 10

Shaving your pubes is so 2010 says...

shirts without a sponser just look weird.f-that.put a sponser on it.a good one though.like corona extra beer.
leicester play without a sponser and their kit looks odd.
shirts without a sponser just look weird.f-that.put a sponser on it.a good one though.like corona extra beer. leicester play without a sponser and their kit looks odd. Shaving your pubes is so 2010
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10:45am Tue 2 Feb 10

Shaving your pubes is so 2010 says...

Harley.79 wrote:
It'll be good not being a walking advertisement!
Saints in a Sash for the comemorative 125 year anniversary shirt. COYR
i agree with the sash.a bit like palaces away kit.also your right one the badge.it looks childish and was only designed in a competition in the 70's.that needs changing to be modernised of the city today.i have heard liebherr wants to change the badge.
[quote][p][bold]Harley.79[/bold] wrote: It'll be good not being a walking advertisement! Saints in a Sash for the comemorative 125 year anniversary shirt. COYR[/p][/quote]i agree with the sash.a bit like palaces away kit.also your right one the badge.it looks childish and was only designed in a competition in the 70's.that needs changing to be modernised of the city today.i have heard liebherr wants to change the badge. Shaving your pubes is so 2010
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10:53am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

Shaving your pubes is so 2010 wrote:
Harley.79 wrote:
It'll be good not being a walking advertisement!
Saints in a Sash for the comemorative 125 year anniversary shirt. COYR
i agree with the sash.a bit like palaces away kit.also your right one the badge.it looks childish and was only designed in a competition in the 70's.that needs changing to be modernised of the city today.i have heard liebherr wants to change the badge.
A sash looks crrrap we should stick to our stripes. Does anyone know if we have always had the stripes what was our original kit 125 yrs back?
[quote][p][bold]Shaving your pubes is so 2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harley.79[/bold] wrote: It'll be good not being a walking advertisement! Saints in a Sash for the comemorative 125 year anniversary shirt. COYR[/p][/quote]i agree with the sash.a bit like palaces away kit.also your right one the badge.it looks childish and was only designed in a competition in the 70's.that needs changing to be modernised of the city today.i have heard liebherr wants to change the badge.[/p][/quote]A sash looks crrrap we should stick to our stripes. Does anyone know if we have always had the stripes what was our original kit 125 yrs back? Was 8 in 76
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10:56am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

I take it back it was a sash
I take it back it was a sash Was 8 in 76
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11:03am Tue 2 Feb 10

Was 8 in 76 says...

http://www.historica
lkits.co.uk/Southamp
ton/Southampton.htm

I like the squares that would be different
http://www.historica lkits.co.uk/Southamp ton/Southampton.htm I like the squares that would be different Was 8 in 76
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11:24am Tue 2 Feb 10

Tye-Dye says...

season ticket holder wrote:
If we are having a shirt to commemorate 125 years surely the shirt should be as similar as possible to the first shirt worn by the Saints all those years ago
Totally agree sth, though the fabric may have to be slightly modernised, if the old saints shirts of the 60's got wet you weighed 10st heavier, not helpful on a 6-a-side pitch ;) But the design as close to the original as possible and please keep the badge nice mr Leibherr, though if you change it.....we wont argue. COYS!!
[quote][p][bold]season ticket holder[/bold] wrote: If we are having a shirt to commemorate 125 years surely the shirt should be as similar as possible to the first shirt worn by the Saints all those years ago[/p][/quote]Totally agree sth, though the fabric may have to be slightly modernised, if the old saints shirts of the 60's got wet you weighed 10st heavier, not helpful on a 6-a-side pitch ;) But the design as close to the original as possible and please keep the badge nice mr Leibherr, though if you change it.....we wont argue. COYS!! Tye-Dye
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11:25am Tue 2 Feb 10

St.Yorkie says...

I have reservations about a plain striped shirt - we'll all look like staff on a tea-break from TGI Fridays!
I went there once - and got away with it - wife thought it was a old Saints re-union until I pointed out they were the waitres and waitresses!
I have reservations about a plain striped shirt - we'll all look like staff on a tea-break from TGI Fridays! I went there once - and got away with it - wife thought it was a old Saints re-union until I pointed out they were the waitres and waitresses! St.Yorkie
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11:29am Tue 2 Feb 10

mack chinnon says...

I reckon shirt sales will outdo season ticket sales next year. Especially with our magnificent logo. They will probaly do a few different designs. Old and new.Cant wait.
I reckon shirt sales will outdo season ticket sales next year. Especially with our magnificent logo. They will probaly do a few different designs. Old and new.Cant wait. mack chinnon
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11:35am Tue 2 Feb 10

St.Yorkie says...

Just been thinking of the style of shirt to commemorate 125-years.

A traditional shirt and something like "1886-2011" underneath the badge. A nice embroidered badge rather than a cheap transfer that will wash/iron off.

I'd settle for a polo or hawaian shirt in a similar design for casual wear in cotton.
Just been thinking of the style of shirt to commemorate 125-years. A traditional shirt and something like "1886-2011" underneath the badge. A nice embroidered badge rather than a cheap transfer that will wash/iron off. I'd settle for a polo or hawaian shirt in a similar design for casual wear in cotton. St.Yorkie
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11:40am Tue 2 Feb 10

Ross96 says...

I know it sounds odd but I don't like kits without a sponser on it. It makes them look unfinished almost as if we can't find a sponser.
I know it sounds odd but I don't like kits without a sponser on it. It makes them look unfinished almost as if we can't find a sponser. Ross96
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11:44am Tue 2 Feb 10

franiow says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Just been thinking of the style of shirt to commemorate 125-years. A traditional shirt and something like "1886-2011" underneath the badge. A nice embroidered badge rather than a cheap transfer that will wash/iron off. I'd settle for a polo or hawaian shirt in a similar design for casual wear in cotton.
1885-2010 surely
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Just been thinking of the style of shirt to commemorate 125-years. A traditional shirt and something like "1886-2011" underneath the badge. A nice embroidered badge rather than a cheap transfer that will wash/iron off. I'd settle for a polo or hawaian shirt in a similar design for casual wear in cotton.[/p][/quote]1885-2010 surely franiow
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11:49am Tue 2 Feb 10

Shaving your pubes is so 2010 says...

Ross96 wrote:
I know it sounds odd but I don't like kits without a sponser on it. It makes them look unfinished almost as if we can't find a sponser.
bang on mate,leicester kit at the moment looks rubbish,i really hope this dosent happen.what we need is a sponser that looks good.
coca cola
coroona extra
jose cuerva tequilla
peroni nastro azzuro beer.
why the plainness?boring.
[quote][p][bold]Ross96[/bold] wrote: I know it sounds odd but I don't like kits without a sponser on it. It makes them look unfinished almost as if we can't find a sponser.[/p][/quote]bang on mate,leicester kit at the moment looks rubbish,i really hope this dosent happen.what we need is a sponser that looks good. coca cola coroona extra jose cuerva tequilla peroni nastro azzuro beer. why the plainness?boring. Shaving your pubes is so 2010
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11:51am Tue 2 Feb 10

IanRRR says...

Poor decision Flybe. Just as we are on the up. you pull the plug. Oh how you will regret that decision when we are on TV every week in years to come....
Poor decision Flybe. Just as we are on the up. you pull the plug. Oh how you will regret that decision when we are on TV every week in years to come.... IanRRR
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11:55am Tue 2 Feb 10

scprof says...

If you remember the 30th anniversary shirt for winning the FA Cup had no sponsorship logo on it.

And what about the likes of West Brom who don't have a shirt sponsor. It's not unique.

My gripe about sponsors names is when they put a background on it. Remember the Hummel kits with Draper and the black background. That looked crap.
If you remember the 30th anniversary shirt for winning the FA Cup had no sponsorship logo on it. And what about the likes of West Brom who don't have a shirt sponsor. It's not unique. My gripe about sponsors names is when they put a background on it. Remember the Hummel kits with Draper and the black background. That looked crap. scprof
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12:07pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

what about a chequered pattern like croatia? always liked that?
what about a chequered pattern like croatia? always liked that? worried of e sussex
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12:11pm Tue 2 Feb 10

G0Rf says...

why doesnt Markus Liebherr sponsor the shirt?
why doesnt Markus Liebherr sponsor the shirt? G0Rf
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12:12pm Tue 2 Feb 10

gosportsaint says...

Reading the OS article, I would say that the design has already been decided. Also, it refers to sponsors, so the way I have read it is that a sponsor will get its name on the away shirt, tracksuits etc..., but will have to agree to no name on the home shirt for one season.
Reading the OS article, I would say that the design has already been decided. Also, it refers to sponsors, so the way I have read it is that a sponsor will get its name on the away shirt, tracksuits etc..., but will have to agree to no name on the home shirt for one season. gosportsaint
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12:12pm Tue 2 Feb 10

puppy saint says...

Tank Johnson wrote:
All the vultures that fed on our bones are eating humble pie instead ... Who`s next?
did someone say pie?
[quote][p][bold]Tank Johnson[/bold] wrote: All the vultures that fed on our bones are eating humble pie instead ... Who`s next?[/p][/quote]did someone say pie? puppy saint
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12:12pm Tue 2 Feb 10

mastershot100 says...

Will we be the only team in the top 4 divisions without an advert on their shirts?
We will be setting a new trend if so.
Will we be the only team in the top 4 divisions without an advert on their shirts? We will be setting a new trend if so. mastershot100
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12:17pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Saint Pete II says...

I agree a plain shirt with no sponsor would look unfinished. However, it doesn't necessarily need a sponsor...just something to fill the gap. As mentioned previously, maybe a charity could go there instead. Or alternatively a club motto or similar. I'm sure the Saints creative team can think of something
I agree a plain shirt with no sponsor would look unfinished. However, it doesn't necessarily need a sponsor...just something to fill the gap. As mentioned previously, maybe a charity could go there instead. Or alternatively a club motto or similar. I'm sure the Saints creative team can think of something Saint Pete II
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12:23pm Tue 2 Feb 10

wallop wonderboy says...

I do not believe that the Fly-be withdrawal was totally unexpected as they recently posted either halfyearly or quarterly figures that showed a dramatic drop in customers and like many others they must look to survival and sponsorship was probably a luxury item and one of the first to go.
Its a tough world out there at the moment as many companies and clubs are finding.
C.O.Y.S.
I do not believe that the Fly-be withdrawal was totally unexpected as they recently posted either halfyearly or quarterly figures that showed a dramatic drop in customers and like many others they must look to survival and sponsorship was probably a luxury item and one of the first to go. Its a tough world out there at the moment as many companies and clubs are finding. C.O.Y.S. wallop wonderboy
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12:23pm Tue 2 Feb 10

chapellady says...

How about The Sophie Barringer Trust. Sophie was a little girl that died of cancer and who was a Saints fan and a matchday mascot not long before she died. The charity supports other children with cancer. James Beattie is a patron of the charity after meeting her that day.
How about The Sophie Barringer Trust. Sophie was a little girl that died of cancer and who was a Saints fan and a matchday mascot not long before she died. The charity supports other children with cancer. James Beattie is a patron of the charity after meeting her that day. chapellady
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12:24pm Tue 2 Feb 10

BrixtonSaint says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
White and red till dead wrote:
How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is
when did a club badge/crest become a logo?

I'm guessing that the comments regarding unfinished/crap kits without company sponsors logos are coming from younger fans. It's a sign of the times that something the older generation despises, ie the spoiling of the original is feted by the 'yoof'.

A sash (Peru) or quarted (Bristol Rovers) are the ONLY options apart from stripes.

Personally the sash or early 80's Patrick kit which harks back to our most successful league spell are for me the way to go
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.[/p][/quote]leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is[/p][/quote]when did a club badge/crest become a logo? I'm guessing that the comments regarding unfinished/crap kits without company sponsors logos are coming from younger fans. It's a sign of the times that something the older generation despises, ie the spoiling of the original is feted by the 'yoof'. A sash (Peru) or quarted (Bristol Rovers) are the ONLY options apart from stripes. Personally the sash or early 80's Patrick kit which harks back to our most successful league spell are for me the way to go BrixtonSaint
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12:26pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Denzil says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I will definitely be getting one of these shirts it will look great with no advertising on it, the only way mine can look any better would be if I put my name 'BRITE SPARK' on its back, coupled with a big number 7!
You'll look like a knob.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I will definitely be getting one of these shirts it will look great with no advertising on it, the only way mine can look any better would be if I put my name 'BRITE SPARK' on its back, coupled with a big number 7![/p][/quote]You'll look like a knob. Denzil
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12:28pm Tue 2 Feb 10

IanRRR says...

Oh come on Saints, please let us have McK*nzie or Ben*h, then we can all look like chavs!
Oh come on Saints, please let us have McK*nzie or Ben*h, then we can all look like chavs! IanRRR
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12:29pm Tue 2 Feb 10

The Moog says...

I think a logoless shirt would look incomplete because we are used to having them there- I'm sure the reaction was the same when sponsors were first added; society is generally averse to change whether it be adding something or taking it away. Personally, I would prefer no sponsor as it would be about the club and not some commercial hangers-on. I think my centenary shirt is somewhat tainted with Draper Tools written across the front.

The only possible name would be Liebherr but St Markus, I believe, is no longer involved with the crane business. His company is called MALI which would not have the same impact oinpraising our saviour.
I think a logoless shirt would look incomplete because we are used to having them there- I'm sure the reaction was the same when sponsors were first added; society is generally averse to change whether it be adding something or taking it away. Personally, I would prefer no sponsor as it would be about the club and not some commercial hangers-on. I think my centenary shirt is somewhat tainted with Draper Tools written across the front. The only possible name would be Liebherr but St Markus, I believe, is no longer involved with the crane business. His company is called MALI which would not have the same impact oinpraising our saviour. The Moog
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12:41pm Tue 2 Feb 10

franiow says...

The OS statement is unclear. Replica shirts will be sponsor-free. Does that mean that the actual team kit may bear a sponsors name, but they will pay less because its not on the replicas?
The OS statement is unclear. Replica shirts will be sponsor-free. Does that mean that the actual team kit may bear a sponsors name, but they will pay less because its not on the replicas? franiow
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12:57pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Mado says...

billythesaint wrote:
That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...
Thank Billy, first comment in ages to make me laugh, Made my day!
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...[/p][/quote]Thank Billy, first comment in ages to make me laugh, Made my day! Mado
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1:00pm Tue 2 Feb 10

St Retford says...

What are you lot talking about? Sponsor-free shirts look AMAZING. Remember West Brom last year? Their plain stripes stood out look a beacon or purity and idealism in the knocking shop of corporatism that is the Premier League. It was as though they were saying "To hell with The Man - we believe only in beautiful passing football" and people loved them for it. (Admittedly, they did go down but that's by the by.)

Next season we should be celebrating the red and white stripes of Southampton and nothing else. I wouldn't even want a charity on the shirt.
What are you lot talking about? Sponsor-free shirts look AMAZING. Remember West Brom last year? Their plain stripes stood out look a beacon or purity and idealism in the knocking shop of corporatism that is the Premier League. It was as though they were saying "To hell with The Man - we believe only in beautiful passing football" and people loved them for it. (Admittedly, they did go down but that's by the by.) Next season we should be celebrating the red and white stripes of Southampton and nothing else. I wouldn't even want a charity on the shirt. St Retford
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1:10pm Tue 2 Feb 10

St Retford says...

BrixtonSaint wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote:
White and red till dead wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is
when did a club badge/crest become a logo? I'm guessing that the comments regarding unfinished/crap kits without company sponsors logos are coming from younger fans. It's a sign of the times that something the older generation despises, ie the spoiling of the original is feted by the 'yoof'. A sash (Peru) or quarted (Bristol Rovers) are the ONLY options apart from stripes. Personally the sash or early 80's Patrick kit which harks back to our most successful league spell are for me the way to go
Sad, isn't it? The advertising and marketing industries have truly won when we start thinking that brand names lend validity to a football club and not the other way round.

But it's a bold move from Nicola and, presumably, will mean we receive some much-inflated sponsorship offers for 2011-2012 now that companies know we don't have to say yes.
[quote][p][bold]BrixtonSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.[/p][/quote]leave the logo alone, its just fine as it is[/p][/quote]when did a club badge/crest become a logo? I'm guessing that the comments regarding unfinished/crap kits without company sponsors logos are coming from younger fans. It's a sign of the times that something the older generation despises, ie the spoiling of the original is feted by the 'yoof'. A sash (Peru) or quarted (Bristol Rovers) are the ONLY options apart from stripes. Personally the sash or early 80's Patrick kit which harks back to our most successful league spell are for me the way to go[/p][/quote]Sad, isn't it? The advertising and marketing industries have truly won when we start thinking that brand names lend validity to a football club and not the other way round. But it's a bold move from Nicola and, presumably, will mean we receive some much-inflated sponsorship offers for 2011-2012 now that companies know we don't have to say yes. St Retford
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1:52pm Tue 2 Feb 10

SaintPaul says...

Marketing genius - 50,000 limited edition shirts sold for £40 a pop = £2m, who needs sponsors!?
Marketing genius - 50,000 limited edition shirts sold for £40 a pop = £2m, who needs sponsors!? SaintPaul
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2:06pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

dont forget to pay the bloke who makes them, its the lot down the road who dont pay their debts! pay up pompey pompey pay up!!!!
dont forget to pay the bloke who makes them, its the lot down the road who dont pay their debts! pay up pompey pompey pay up!!!! worried of e sussex
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2:06pm Tue 2 Feb 10

bornandbredsaint says...

St Retford wrote:
What are you lot talking about? Sponsor-free shirts look AMAZING. Remember West Brom last year? Their plain stripes stood out look a beacon or purity and idealism in the knocking shop of corporatism that is the Premier League. It was as though they were saying "To hell with The Man - we believe only in beautiful passing football" and people loved them for it. (Admittedly, they did go down but that's by the by.) Next season we should be celebrating the red and white stripes of Southampton and nothing else. I wouldn't even want a charity on the shirt.
I can't see why any club would turn down a sponsor that is prepared to pay them good money. I thought WBA couldn't find one and therefore had plain stripes. Could it be that no-one has come forward with decent money to sponsor us?
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: What are you lot talking about? Sponsor-free shirts look AMAZING. Remember West Brom last year? Their plain stripes stood out look a beacon or purity and idealism in the knocking shop of corporatism that is the Premier League. It was as though they were saying "To hell with The Man - we believe only in beautiful passing football" and people loved them for it. (Admittedly, they did go down but that's by the by.) Next season we should be celebrating the red and white stripes of Southampton and nothing else. I wouldn't even want a charity on the shirt.[/p][/quote]I can't see why any club would turn down a sponsor that is prepared to pay them good money. I thought WBA couldn't find one and therefore had plain stripes. Could it be that no-one has come forward with decent money to sponsor us? bornandbredsaint
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2:22pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Saint Pete II says...

bornandbredsaint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
What are you lot talking about? Sponsor-free shirts look AMAZING. Remember West Brom last year? Their plain stripes stood out look a beacon or purity and idealism in the knocking shop of corporatism that is the Premier League. It was as though they were saying "To hell with The Man - we believe only in beautiful passing football" and people loved them for it. (Admittedly, they did go down but that's by the by.) Next season we should be celebrating the red and white stripes of Southampton and nothing else. I wouldn't even want a charity on the shirt.
I can't see why any club would turn down a sponsor that is prepared to pay them good money. I thought WBA couldn't find one and therefore had plain stripes. Could it be that no-one has come forward with decent money to sponsor us?
For the reasons SaintPaul mentioned above (and I pointed out in the fb group).

A de-sponsored (word?) special edition shirt celebrating 125 years would outsell a sponsored strip by far. If sponsorship in the Championship was worth £250K per year, sponsorship in League One would be more like £125K (i presume). At £40, they will most likely be making somewhere in the region of £30 profit per shirt. That means they only need to sell 4200 (rounded up) more shirts than they normally would to make more than a sponsorship deal would be worth.


Looking at the reaction from this story, they will have no problems achieving this. There are some smart cookies at Saints now!
[quote][p][bold]bornandbredsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: What are you lot talking about? Sponsor-free shirts look AMAZING. Remember West Brom last year? Their plain stripes stood out look a beacon or purity and idealism in the knocking shop of corporatism that is the Premier League. It was as though they were saying "To hell with The Man - we believe only in beautiful passing football" and people loved them for it. (Admittedly, they did go down but that's by the by.) Next season we should be celebrating the red and white stripes of Southampton and nothing else. I wouldn't even want a charity on the shirt.[/p][/quote]I can't see why any club would turn down a sponsor that is prepared to pay them good money. I thought WBA couldn't find one and therefore had plain stripes. Could it be that no-one has come forward with decent money to sponsor us?[/p][/quote]For the reasons SaintPaul mentioned above (and I pointed out in the fb group). A de-sponsored (word?) special edition shirt celebrating 125 years would outsell a sponsored strip by far. If sponsorship in the Championship was worth £250K per year, sponsorship in League One would be more like £125K (i presume). At £40, they will most likely be making somewhere in the region of £30 profit per shirt. That means they only need to sell 4200 (rounded up) more shirts than they normally would to make more than a sponsorship deal would be worth. Looking at the reaction from this story, they will have no problems achieving this. There are some smart cookies at Saints now! Saint Pete II
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3:09pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Mister E says...

As for local charity on the shirt :
Naomi House Children's Hospice.
Helps children (and their families) who will not live to adult hood.
As for local charity on the shirt : Naomi House Children's Hospice. Helps children (and their families) who will not live to adult hood. Mister E
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3:10pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Mister E says...

As for local charity on the shirt :
Naomi House Children's Hospice.
Helps children (and their families) who will not live to adult hood.
As for local charity on the shirt : Naomi House Children's Hospice. Helps children (and their families) who will not live to adult hood. Mister E
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3:24pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Patrick80's says...

franiow wrote:
St.Yorkie wrote: Just been thinking of the style of shirt to commemorate 125-years. A traditional shirt and something like "1886-2011" underneath the badge. A nice embroidered badge rather than a cheap transfer that will wash/iron off. I'd settle for a polo or hawaian shirt in a similar design for casual wear in cotton.
1885-2010 surely
The shirt from the 1893-1894 season with Markus Liebherr accross the front would show a big thank you from us fans for saving our football club and allowing it to prosper for another 125 years !

Vote for Markus Liebherr on the shirt !
[quote][p][bold]franiow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Just been thinking of the style of shirt to commemorate 125-years. A traditional shirt and something like "1886-2011" underneath the badge. A nice embroidered badge rather than a cheap transfer that will wash/iron off. I'd settle for a polo or hawaian shirt in a similar design for casual wear in cotton.[/p][/quote]1885-2010 surely[/p][/quote]The shirt from the 1893-1894 season with Markus Liebherr accross the front would show a big thank you from us fans for saving our football club and allowing it to prosper for another 125 years ! Vote for Markus Liebherr on the shirt ! Patrick80's
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3:26pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Rowester says...

White and red till dead wrote:
How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.
leave well alone,nothing wrong with our badge. Nice to see Ikea getting on board ,they are going to sponsor the stewards in the near future...'floors to go' have gone! gone!
[quote][p][bold]White and red till dead[/bold] wrote: How about the club redesign the logo too?? The current one looks like it was designed in a kindergarten. Something classy to match our new found riches.[/p][/quote]leave well alone,nothing wrong with our badge. Nice to see Ikea getting on board ,they are going to sponsor the stewards in the near future...'floors to go' have gone! gone! Rowester
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3:58pm Tue 2 Feb 10

H0ckeyd says...

That's a great idea, I mean, we've not had a huge amount of luck with shirt sponsors...personall
y, I travel a lot to Washington DC and have been very tempted to wear the Air Florida one, but don't fancy upsetting my hosts! :S
That's a great idea, I mean, we've not had a huge amount of luck with shirt sponsors...personall y, I travel a lot to Washington DC and have been very tempted to wear the Air Florida one, but don't fancy upsetting my hosts! :S H0ckeyd
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4:02pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Rowester says...

I would love to see saints design a shirt to mirror the original shirt....white with red sash..& maybe some kind of charity like 'Help the heros' across the shoulder...just a thoght would be fantastic me thinks.
I would love to see saints design a shirt to mirror the original shirt....white with red sash..& maybe some kind of charity like 'Help the heros' across the shoulder...just a thoght would be fantastic me thinks. Rowester
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4:03pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Rowester says...

Thought that is.
Thought that is. Rowester
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4:07pm Tue 2 Feb 10

ChilcoSaint says...

Why not just have the word "SAINTS" across the front, with 1885 - 2010 underneath?

Nicola has guaranteed that 100% of Saints fans will love the shirt - from the comments above I think anything other than that would cause uproar!

S-W work-fear - how did the Echo know that?
Why not just have the word "SAINTS" across the front, with 1885 - 2010 underneath? Nicola has guaranteed that 100% of Saints fans will love the shirt - from the comments above I think anything other than that would cause uproar! S-W work-fear - how did the Echo know that? ChilcoSaint
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4:55pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?
dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load? worried of e sussex
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4:57pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say !
to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say ! slugger
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5:01pm Tue 2 Feb 10

south west saint says...

I for one will be happy whatever the shirt is.
I for one will be happy whatever the shirt is. south west saint
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5:03pm Tue 2 Feb 10

gosportsaint says...

slugger wrote:
to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say !
Great idea Slugger, I think they should be relocated to Fratton Park
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say ![/p][/quote]Great idea Slugger, I think they should be relocated to Fratton Park gosportsaint
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5:03pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

already done it, move them to a corner
already done it, move them to a corner worried of e sussex
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5:13pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
already done it, move them to a corner
couldn't agree more,remember the little cage under the score-board at the dell ?......something along those lines me-thinks !
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: already done it, move them to a corner[/p][/quote]couldn't agree more,remember the little cage under the score-board at the dell ?......something along those lines me-thinks ! slugger
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5:16pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?
must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?[/p][/quote]must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! ) slugger
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5:19pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: already done it, move them to a corner
couldn't agree more,remember the little cage under the score-board at the dell ?......something along those lines me-thinks !
your right about the same size would be perfect!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: already done it, move them to a corner[/p][/quote]couldn't agree more,remember the little cage under the score-board at the dell ?......something along those lines me-thinks ![/p][/quote]your right about the same size would be perfect! worried of e sussex
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5:25pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

agree with most on here today....no sponser on the shirt would be great....sends a powerfull message (loadsamoney)......t
he os is unclear as to whether it will JUST be replica kits or not..i hope not !
COYR!!!!!
agree with most on here today....no sponser on the shirt would be great....sends a powerfull message (loadsamoney)......t he os is unclear as to whether it will JUST be replica kits or not..i hope not ! COYR!!!!! slugger
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5:37pm Tue 2 Feb 10

gosportsaint says...

slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?
must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )
Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?[/p][/quote]must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )[/p][/quote]Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one gosportsaint
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5:42pm Tue 2 Feb 10

tommy_1 says...

we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.
we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap. tommy_1
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5:43pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

gosportsaint wrote:
slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?
must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )
Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one
that was gonna be next !
[quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?[/p][/quote]must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )[/p][/quote]Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one[/p][/quote]that was gonna be next ! slugger
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5:51pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

slugger wrote:
gosportsaint wrote:
slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?
must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )
Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one
that was gonna be next !
it is a sinclair zx81 do i really need to upgrade?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?[/p][/quote]must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )[/p][/quote]Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one[/p][/quote]that was gonna be next ![/p][/quote]it is a sinclair zx81 do i really need to upgrade? worried of e sussex
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6:02pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
slugger wrote:
gosportsaint wrote:
slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?
must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )
Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one
that was gonna be next !
it is a sinclair zx81 do i really need to upgrade?
mark 1 or mark 2 ?
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: dont get me wrong i love this site but why is it so painfully slow to load?[/p][/quote]must be your computer ....mine loads in seconds !....try de-fragging it (whatever that is ! )[/p][/quote]Not your normal first class computer advice, surprised you didn't tell him to buy a new one[/p][/quote]that was gonna be next ![/p][/quote]it is a sinclair zx81 do i really need to upgrade?[/p][/quote]mark 1 or mark 2 ? slugger
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6:06pm Tue 2 Feb 10

GHamilton says...

Ah well i'm going to say it ...what are we the 95th post....I think we owe Flybe a lot of thanks, they sponsored us in what have been very difficult times, for many many companies outside of football,; who are not as fortunate as football clubs. I think they have done us proud, and i would like to wish them well. A lot of the public think this recession is almost over, it's only just getting started...there will be countless more companies go bust in the next few years, i hope Flybe is not one of them!
Ah well i'm going to say it ...what are we the 95th post....I think we owe Flybe a lot of thanks, they sponsored us in what have been very difficult times, for many many companies outside of football,; who are not as fortunate as football clubs. I think they have done us proud, and i would like to wish them well. A lot of the public think this recession is almost over, it's only just getting started...there will be countless more companies go bust in the next few years, i hope Flybe is not one of them! GHamilton
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6:06pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

GTi
GTi worried of e sussex
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6:10pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
GTi
up-grade to a bbc......only thing is,it's a pain in the arris copying cd's onto cassete so you can load them !
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: GTi[/p][/quote]up-grade to a bbc......only thing is,it's a pain in the arris copying cd's onto cassete so you can load them ! slugger
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6:13pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: GTi
up-grade to a bbc......only thing is,it's a pain in the arris copying cd's onto cassete so you can load them !
you sound like an expert, your not that bloke on the gadget show are you?
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: GTi[/p][/quote]up-grade to a bbc......only thing is,it's a pain in the arris copying cd's onto cassete so you can load them ![/p][/quote]you sound like an expert, your not that bloke on the gadget show are you? worried of e sussex
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6:19pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Tye-Dye says...

tommy_1 wrote:
we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.
tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx
[quote][p][bold]tommy_1[/bold] wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.[/p][/quote]tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx Tye-Dye
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6:30pm Tue 2 Feb 10

E-M27 says...

slugger wrote:
to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say !
Good shout, just done it
I hope it happens, if we can get the 12th man from the stands teams will be dread coming to SMS
At the moment the sections of the more noisy fans are too fragmented and sometimes 3 songs are being sung at the same time.
With the whole end and corners full of Saints it will be brilliant and if the away fans get located at the other end of the ground it may even prompt a bit of noise from the normally sedate parts of the ground
COYR!!!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say ![/p][/quote]Good shout, just done it I hope it happens, if we can get the 12th man from the stands teams will be dread coming to SMS At the moment the sections of the more noisy fans are too fragmented and sometimes 3 songs are being sung at the same time. With the whole end and corners full of Saints it will be brilliant and if the away fans get located at the other end of the ground it may even prompt a bit of noise from the normally sedate parts of the ground COYR!!! E-M27
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6:36pm Tue 2 Feb 10

worried of e sussex says...

E-M27 wrote:
slugger wrote: to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say !
Good shout, just done it I hope it happens, if we can get the 12th man from the stands teams will be dread coming to SMS At the moment the sections of the more noisy fans are too fragmented and sometimes 3 songs are being sung at the same time. With the whole end and corners full of Saints it will be brilliant and if the away fans get located at the other end of the ground it may even prompt a bit of noise from the normally sedate parts of the ground COYR!!!
i think we should keep them close so we can still have the banter just not behind the goal. if we stick them in the library they wont be happy!
[quote][p][bold]E-M27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: to anyone thats interested...there's a quick poll on the official site about re-locating the away fans........now's your chance to have your say ![/p][/quote]Good shout, just done it I hope it happens, if we can get the 12th man from the stands teams will be dread coming to SMS At the moment the sections of the more noisy fans are too fragmented and sometimes 3 songs are being sung at the same time. With the whole end and corners full of Saints it will be brilliant and if the away fans get located at the other end of the ground it may even prompt a bit of noise from the normally sedate parts of the ground COYR!!![/p][/quote]i think we should keep them close so we can still have the banter just not behind the goal. if we stick them in the library they wont be happy! worried of e sussex
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6:40pm Tue 2 Feb 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

GHamilton wrote:
Ah well i'm going to say it ...what are we the 95th post....I think we owe Flybe a lot of thanks, they sponsored us in what have been very difficult times, for many many companies outside of football,; who are not as fortunate as football clubs. I think they have done us proud, and i would like to wish them well. A lot of the public think this recession is almost over, it's only just getting started...there will be countless more companies go bust in the next few years, i hope Flybe is not one of them!
The best and most sensible post on here.

No strong feelings either way but a historic happening I guess !

However, think they should have a nod to local Charities, Rose Road, Naomi House, Hants Autistic Society to name but a few. May go to mend some fences after the fiasco of the other week perhaps :)
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: Ah well i'm going to say it ...what are we the 95th post....I think we owe Flybe a lot of thanks, they sponsored us in what have been very difficult times, for many many companies outside of football,; who are not as fortunate as football clubs. I think they have done us proud, and i would like to wish them well. A lot of the public think this recession is almost over, it's only just getting started...there will be countless more companies go bust in the next few years, i hope Flybe is not one of them![/p][/quote]The best and most sensible post on here. No strong feelings either way but a historic happening I guess ! However, think they should have a nod to local Charities, Rose Road, Naomi House, Hants Autistic Society to name but a few. May go to mend some fences after the fiasco of the other week perhaps :) freemantlegirl2
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6:44pm Tue 2 Feb 10

gosportsaint says...

Tye-Dye wrote:
tommy_1 wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.
tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx
Why have I got to put up with them in the Chapel.
I moved in there so I would get some peace and quiet and extra leg room.
Stick them in the Kingsland
[quote][p][bold]Tye-Dye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tommy_1[/bold] wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.[/p][/quote]tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx[/p][/quote]Why have I got to put up with them in the Chapel. I moved in there so I would get some peace and quiet and extra leg room. Stick them in the Kingsland gosportsaint
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7:08pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

just said on south today that saints will be playing in shirts wiyh no sponser !....goodo
just said on south today that saints will be playing in shirts wiyh no sponser !....goodo slugger
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7:11pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

worried of e sussex wrote:
slugger wrote:
worried of e sussex wrote: GTi
up-grade to a bbc......only thing is,it's a pain in the arris copying cd's onto cassete so you can load them !
you sound like an expert, your not that bloke on the gadget show are you?
expert, ha !...iv'e only recently worked out calculators !
[quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried of e sussex[/bold] wrote: GTi[/p][/quote]up-grade to a bbc......only thing is,it's a pain in the arris copying cd's onto cassete so you can load them ![/p][/quote]you sound like an expert, your not that bloke on the gadget show are you?[/p][/quote]expert, ha !...iv'e only recently worked out calculators ! slugger
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7:32pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Saint Pete II says...

Just done the poll on the OS about away supporters. I have to say, I am more impressed all the time with the Saints! It seems they really are listening to the fans requests, what with the sponsor free shirt and now moving the away fans to create a better atmosphere, they really are going the extra mile for the fans! lovin it!
Just done the poll on the OS about away supporters. I have to say, I am more impressed all the time with the Saints! It seems they really are listening to the fans requests, what with the sponsor free shirt and now moving the away fans to create a better atmosphere, they really are going the extra mile for the fans! lovin it! Saint Pete II
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7:42pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Tye-Dye says...

gosportsaint wrote:
Tye-Dye wrote:
tommy_1 wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.
tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx
Why have I got to put up with them in the Chapel.
I moved in there so I would get some peace and quiet and extra leg room.
Stick them in the Kingsland
Lol Gossie, as long as its not Itchen North then I'm cool with that, got a great bunch of regulars all around who would be mortified, some of a certain vintage's tickers wouldn't take it, we are like a nursing home on Saturdays.....I may get battered for that :))
[quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tye-Dye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tommy_1[/bold] wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.[/p][/quote]tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx[/p][/quote]Why have I got to put up with them in the Chapel. I moved in there so I would get some peace and quiet and extra leg room. Stick them in the Kingsland[/p][/quote]Lol Gossie, as long as its not Itchen North then I'm cool with that, got a great bunch of regulars all around who would be mortified, some of a certain vintage's tickers wouldn't take it, we are like a nursing home on Saturdays.....I may get battered for that :)) Tye-Dye
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7:49pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Southampton Heart says...

I wasn't too surprised about the Flybe sponsorship deal ending....and think that they've been really good for our club and I treasure their support durin recent times.

Southampton Forever!.
I wasn't too surprised about the Flybe sponsorship deal ending....and think that they've been really good for our club and I treasure their support durin recent times. Southampton Forever!. Southampton Heart
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7:50pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Tye-Dye says...

A little snippet of NC's comments on the OS, made me chest puff out in blower fish fashion...... "The current support that we have experienced has been so great, and we are well aware of this special celebration that we have coming up. We consider it to be very special, and despite the fact that we have only been involved in the very recent history of the Club, we are now a part of its future. That is why we wanted to make this gesture, from us to the fans, to produce a special shirt in a special year" Soooo proud to be a Saint ;)
A little snippet of NC's comments on the OS, made me chest puff out in blower fish fashion...... "The current support that we have experienced has been so great, and we are well aware of this special celebration that we have coming up. We consider it to be very special, and despite the fact that we have only been involved in the very recent history of the Club, we are now a part of its future. That is why we wanted to make this gesture, from us to the fans, to produce a special shirt in a special year" Soooo proud to be a Saint ;) Tye-Dye
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7:55pm Tue 2 Feb 10

gosportsaint says...

Tye-Dye wrote:
gosportsaint wrote:
Tye-Dye wrote:
tommy_1 wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.
tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx
Why have I got to put up with them in the Chapel. I moved in there so I would get some peace and quiet and extra leg room. Stick them in the Kingsland
Lol Gossie, as long as its not Itchen North then I'm cool with that, got a great bunch of regulars all around who would be mortified, some of a certain vintage's tickers wouldn't take it, we are like a nursing home on Saturdays.....I may get battered for that :))
There's plenty of spare leather chairs that don't get used.
[quote][p][bold]Tye-Dye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tye-Dye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tommy_1[/bold] wrote: we dont need a sponcer i have no shirt atm bcus i dnt wnt 2 look like a billboard in the steet, also i wudnt wnt a charity i dont support on my top2, its going to have umbro onit neways as its the make of the shirt which is right. i like the stripes of the saints with the original city crest or current one. none of this 100% saints crap.[/p][/quote]tommy, I truly do not have a clue what you just said, but with you 100pc...i think ;) And as slugger said, get onto the OS to vote about the away fans, get them away from the radio box as they always appear to be louder than us...........which sometimes is the truth, get them in a section of the Chapel, that will wake everyone up in there :))......only joking Chapel dwellers, I had my ST in there for 3 years xx[/p][/quote]Why have I got to put up with them in the Chapel. I moved in there so I would get some peace and quiet and extra leg room. Stick them in the Kingsland[/p][/quote]Lol Gossie, as long as its not Itchen North then I'm cool with that, got a great bunch of regulars all around who would be mortified, some of a certain vintage's tickers wouldn't take it, we are like a nursing home on Saturdays.....I may get battered for that :))[/p][/quote]There's plenty of spare leather chairs that don't get used. gosportsaint
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8:32pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Glen Wiffen says...

A shirt without a sponsor on the front would look great. I wouldn't mind seing a more retro looking Saints shirt design though with the club crest put in the middle. Is it still Umbro design though? as after seing the lack of people wearing the latest England shirt that they have been a public relations disaster. Still I like the Leicester City design with a plain front with a sponsor across the shoulder area above the players name. Noticable but yet more descreet. The big clubs in the premiere league go for big sponsors because of the stupendous wages they have to pay. (No disrespecet to our neighbours for having jobsite plastered over the stadium). Ok get rid of a sponsor but perhaps have a local chosen charity on the back of the shirt-not the front but something new and perhaps can we be the first English club to set a trend if we have the powers to afford it. I was at the General with my boy with meningitis 5 years ago when the team visited and was grateful that they took the time to give gifts and even to my then 2 years old daughter even though she was just visiting, thank you Niemi! Well a couple of quid to go to the chosen charity or hospital per shirt sold? Give the Shirt a realistic price though... and sell even more.
A shirt without a sponsor on the front would look great. I wouldn't mind seing a more retro looking Saints shirt design though with the club crest put in the middle. Is it still Umbro design though? as after seing the lack of people wearing the latest England shirt that they have been a public relations disaster. Still I like the Leicester City design with a plain front with a sponsor across the shoulder area above the players name. Noticable but yet more descreet. The big clubs in the premiere league go for big sponsors because of the stupendous wages they have to pay. (No disrespecet to our neighbours for having jobsite plastered over the stadium). Ok get rid of a sponsor but perhaps have a local chosen charity on the back of the shirt-not the front but something new and perhaps can we be the first English club to set a trend if we have the powers to afford it. I was at the General with my boy with meningitis 5 years ago when the team visited and was grateful that they took the time to give gifts and even to my then 2 years old daughter even though she was just visiting, thank you Niemi! Well a couple of quid to go to the chosen charity or hospital per shirt sold? Give the Shirt a realistic price though... and sell even more. Glen Wiffen
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9:06pm Tue 2 Feb 10

gosportsaint says...

Markus and his family already support local Southampton charities. I think the idea of putting one charity on the shirt would be contentous, as all charities are important, and most people have preferences. I would like to see Southampton F.C set up its own charity, and have that on the collars of the shirts, and any money raised through sales shared out amongst all children based charities in the SO postcode area
Markus and his family already support local Southampton charities. I think the idea of putting one charity on the shirt would be contentous, as all charities are important, and most people have preferences. I would like to see Southampton F.C set up its own charity, and have that on the collars of the shirts, and any money raised through sales shared out amongst all children based charities in the SO postcode area gosportsaint
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9:22pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

gosportsaint wrote:
Markus and his family already support local Southampton charities. I think the idea of putting one charity on the shirt would be contentous, as all charities are important, and most people have preferences. I would like to see Southampton F.C set up its own charity, and have that on the collars of the shirts, and any money raised through sales shared out amongst all children based charities in the SO postcode area
i have loads of children and they all live in an so postcode..........th
at is a cracking idea gossie !!! (better get registered as a charity,pronto !)
[quote][p][bold]gosportsaint[/bold] wrote: Markus and his family already support local Southampton charities. I think the idea of putting one charity on the shirt would be contentous, as all charities are important, and most people have preferences. I would like to see Southampton F.C set up its own charity, and have that on the collars of the shirts, and any money raised through sales shared out amongst all children based charities in the SO postcode area[/p][/quote]i have loads of children and they all live in an so postcode..........th at is a cracking idea gossie !!! (better get registered as a charity,pronto !) slugger
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10:33pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Billy 2 Baps says...

Saint wrote:
billythesaint wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...
I read / saw somewhere that Barcelona will have a sponsor on their shirt next season when they depart with unichef.
Maybe its Little unichef?
[quote][p][bold]Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: That puts us on a par with Barcelona then! Fantastic news really. "We don't actually need a shirt sponsor because we are so massive and wealthy!" 125 years eh. Most turtles don't make it that far anymore...[/p][/quote]I read / saw somewhere that Barcelona will have a sponsor on their shirt next season when they depart with unichef.[/p][/quote]Maybe its Little unichef? Billy 2 Baps
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10:44pm Tue 2 Feb 10

warness says...

Better to have a good brush with the swarm, than to climb discontentedly without realising that the weeds are in your soul.
Better to have a good brush with the swarm, than to climb discontentedly without realising that the weeds are in your soul. warness
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10:48pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

warness wrote:
Better to have a good brush with the swarm, than to climb discontentedly without realising that the weeds are in your soul.
can i have a pint of that please..(or smoke)?
[quote][p][bold]warness[/bold] wrote: Better to have a good brush with the swarm, than to climb discontentedly without realising that the weeds are in your soul.[/p][/quote]can i have a pint of that please..(or smoke)? slugger
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11:17pm Tue 2 Feb 10

saint in calgary says...

how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style. saint in calgary
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11:20pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Billy 2 Baps says...

saint in calgary wrote:
how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
Maybe we could have "Oilers"
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]Maybe we could have "Oilers" Billy 2 Baps
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11:23pm Tue 2 Feb 10

saint in calgary says...

Billy 2 Baps wrote:
saint in calgary wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
Maybe we could have "Oilers"
we could,but they are the poopey of the NHL,bottom of the league.the only difference is that they can afford to pay their bills.
[quote][p][bold]Billy 2 Baps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]Maybe we could have "Oilers"[/p][/quote]we could,but they are the poopey of the NHL,bottom of the league.the only difference is that they can afford to pay their bills. saint in calgary
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11:26pm Tue 2 Feb 10

saint in calgary says...

saint in calgary wrote:
how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt. saint in calgary
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11:30pm Tue 2 Feb 10

slugger says...

saint in calgary wrote:
saint in calgary wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.
now that would be funny !!!
a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.[/p][/quote]now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ? slugger
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11:40pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Billy 2 Baps says...

saint in calgary wrote:
Billy 2 Baps wrote:
saint in calgary wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
Maybe we could have "Oilers"
we could,but they are the poopey of the NHL,bottom of the league.the only difference is that they can afford to pay their bills.
Where did it all go wrong, had some of the best players, won titles and silverware.

By the way, I'm talking about the Oilers
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Billy 2 Baps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]Maybe we could have "Oilers"[/p][/quote]we could,but they are the poopey of the NHL,bottom of the league.the only difference is that they can afford to pay their bills.[/p][/quote]Where did it all go wrong, had some of the best players, won titles and silverware. By the way, I'm talking about the Oilers Billy 2 Baps
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11:43pm Tue 2 Feb 10

Billy 2 Baps says...

slugger wrote:
saint in calgary wrote:
saint in calgary wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.
now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?
I'm liking it on the back we could have "Loadsa Money"

Fitting that them up the road have
"Jobsite"
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.[/p][/quote]now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?[/p][/quote]I'm liking it on the back we could have "Loadsa Money" Fitting that them up the road have "Jobsite" Billy 2 Baps
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12:00am Wed 3 Feb 10

Optimist says...

warness wrote:
Better to have a good brush with the swarm, than to climb discontentedly without realising that the weeds are in your soul.
No sponsor, no weeds, big soul, good brush, good swarm!
No matter, good climb. Good view, some danger, sweet reward.
Take your time, enjoy the view, find beauty in the most mundane, take the pain as your reward.

I wish I could sum up a response in fewer words, thanks for the best comment I have read since Confucious.
[quote][p][bold]warness[/bold] wrote: Better to have a good brush with the swarm, than to climb discontentedly without realising that the weeds are in your soul.[/p][/quote]No sponsor, no weeds, big soul, good brush, good swarm! No matter, good climb. Good view, some danger, sweet reward. Take your time, enjoy the view, find beauty in the most mundane, take the pain as your reward. I wish I could sum up a response in fewer words, thanks for the best comment I have read since Confucious. Optimist
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7:50am Wed 3 Feb 10

Mike_Saint says...

http://www.historica
lkits.co.uk/Southamp
ton/Southampton.htm

YOU DECIDE!
http://www.historica lkits.co.uk/Southamp ton/Southampton.htm YOU DECIDE! Mike_Saint
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10:06am Wed 3 Feb 10

E-M27 says...

Mike_Saint wrote:
http://www.historica lkits.co.uk/Southamp ton/Southampton.htm YOU DECIDE!
Nice one Mike I've just looked and can remember different players from different seasons wearing many of the kits
I'd like to see a modern version of the sash kit circa 1885 or the first umbro kit from the 74-76 season
Great link
COYR!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike_Saint[/bold] wrote: http://www.historica lkits.co.uk/Southamp ton/Southampton.htm YOU DECIDE![/p][/quote]Nice one Mike I've just looked and can remember different players from different seasons wearing many of the kits I'd like to see a modern version of the sash kit circa 1885 or the first umbro kit from the 74-76 season Great link COYR!! E-M27
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12:35pm Wed 3 Feb 10

Ozmosis says...

Billy 2 Baps wrote:
slugger wrote:
saint in calgary wrote:
saint in calgary wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.
now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?
I'm liking it on the back we could have "Loadsa Money"

Fitting that them up the road have
"Jobsite"
Loadsa Money - PMSL!!! That has to be a chant for that game as well. Take some spare notes to wave as well (I know this has been suggested already)
[quote][p][bold]Billy 2 Baps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.[/p][/quote]now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?[/p][/quote]I'm liking it on the back we could have "Loadsa Money" Fitting that them up the road have "Jobsite"[/p][/quote]Loadsa Money - PMSL!!! That has to be a chant for that game as well. Take some spare notes to wave as well (I know this has been suggested already) Ozmosis
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12:35pm Wed 3 Feb 10

Ozmosis says...

Billy 2 Baps wrote:
slugger wrote:
saint in calgary wrote:
saint in calgary wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.
after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.
now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?
I'm liking it on the back we could have "Loadsa Money"

Fitting that them up the road have
"Jobsite"
Loadsa Money - PMSL!!! That has to be a chant for that game as well. Take some spare notes to wave as well (I know this has been suggested already)
[quote][p][bold]Billy 2 Baps[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: how about having "saints" or "sfc"where the sponsor usually goes !or maybe just a big saints crest in the middle of the shirt,ice hockey style.[/p][/quote]after thinking about it,why dont we just have a massive gold "pound"sign right in the middle of the shirt.[/p][/quote]now that would be funny !!! a one off special for the cup game,come on nicola how about it ?[/p][/quote]I'm liking it on the back we could have "Loadsa Money" Fitting that them up the road have "Jobsite"[/p][/quote]Loadsa Money - PMSL!!! That has to be a chant for that game as well. Take some spare notes to wave as well (I know this has been suggested already) Ozmosis
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10:31pm Wed 3 Feb 10

saintscleric says...

i agree with a couple of earlier posts, having no ad on the front will look strange and also think having the Childrens charity Naomi House will give a stronger message about our wealth
i agree with a couple of earlier posts, having no ad on the front will look strange and also think having the Childrens charity Naomi House will give a stronger message about our wealth saintscleric
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8:08am Thu 4 Feb 10

Optimist says...

Mike_Saint wrote:
http://www.historica

lkits.co.uk/Southamp

ton/Southampton.htm

YOU DECIDE!
Great link, nice to see the "fashion" does not change too much.
I would personally like to see thicker stripes, it seemed to make our players look larger when tucked in & tapered, also I would love to see a V neck with popper fastenings, from a practical point of view it would be easier to put on & make clear when the shirt was pulled ( poppers come undone ) making life a little easier for the ref.
[quote][p][bold]Mike_Saint[/bold] wrote: http://www.historica lkits.co.uk/Southamp ton/Southampton.htm YOU DECIDE![/p][/quote]Great link, nice to see the "fashion" does not change too much. I would personally like to see thicker stripes, it seemed to make our players look larger when tucked in & tapered, also I would love to see a V neck with popper fastenings, from a practical point of view it would be easier to put on & make clear when the shirt was pulled ( poppers come undone ) making life a little easier for the ref. Optimist
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