Southampton to produce own kit for 2014/15 Premier League season

Daily Echo: Dani Osvaldo and Jose Fonte in the current Adidas made kit. Dani Osvaldo and Jose Fonte in the current Adidas made kit.

SAINTS have confirmed they are to produce their own kit for the coming season.

In a statement, the club confirmed that the playing kit, team wear and training wear would be made in-house.

It comes after Adidas announced they would not be providing the team's kit in 2014/15, after one season of doing so.

The club added that the new shirts and kit would be unveiled in the coming weeks.

In 1999, Saints began producing their own kits, after the end of a deal with manufacturer Pony came to an end.

The club continued to produce its own kits until Umbro began to do so in 2008.

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7:31pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Blandford Saints says...

Nice photo. Cannot see that happening!!!:)
Nice photo. Cannot see that happening!!!:) Blandford Saints
  • Score: 10

7:35pm Mon 30 Jun 14

m27 says...

You have got to be having a laugh using that photo. Surely you could have found another one!!!
You have got to be having a laugh using that photo. Surely you could have found another one!!! m27
  • Score: 7

7:50pm Mon 30 Jun 14

SaintChris46 says...

That means the kit should be crap, if previous home made ones are anything to go by. More cost cutting.
That means the kit should be crap, if previous home made ones are anything to go by. More cost cutting. SaintChris46
  • Score: -13

7:50pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Northam Block 40 says...

Hopefully have Adidas back season after next, Anyone checked out Dusan Tadic on youtube yet?? Adam who??????
Hopefully have Adidas back season after next, Anyone checked out Dusan Tadic on youtube yet?? Adam who?????? Northam Block 40
  • Score: 11

7:51pm Mon 30 Jun 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

STRIPES!
STRIPES! worried of n e hampshire
  • Score: 15

7:51pm Mon 30 Jun 14

SaintChris46 says...

Should be crap quality then, more cost cutting.
Should be crap quality then, more cost cutting. SaintChris46
  • Score: -21

7:52pm Mon 30 Jun 14

SaintChris46 says...

SaintChris46 wrote:
Should be crap quality then, more cost cutting.
Sorry, didn't mean to repeat myself!
[quote][p][bold]SaintChris46[/bold] wrote: Should be crap quality then, more cost cutting.[/p][/quote]Sorry, didn't mean to repeat myself! SaintChris46
  • Score: -23

7:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

THE12THMAN says...

This could be a good thing as a lot of the kits made by the so called big company's are poor quality and very expensive, red and white stripes would be nice.
This could be a good thing as a lot of the kits made by the so called big company's are poor quality and very expensive, red and white stripes would be nice. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 19

7:58pm Mon 30 Jun 14

InCortesewetrust says...

Cheap option, will it have the S for Sh*t badge again?
Cheap option, will it have the S for Sh*t badge again? InCortesewetrust
  • Score: -26

8:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....
It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: -15

8:10pm Mon 30 Jun 14

pitbull says...

I wouldn't mind seeing the Saints in stripes but not plain boring ones.

There's a few nice designs for the new kit on this website, only a few though.
http://www.designfoo
tball.com/design-gal
leries/saints-kits/s
outhampton-home-kit-
errea-17519#joomimg
I wouldn't mind seeing the Saints in stripes but not plain boring ones. There's a few nice designs for the new kit on this website, only a few though. http://www.designfoo tball.com/design-gal leries/saints-kits/s outhampton-home-kit- errea-17519#joomimg pitbull
  • Score: -4

8:23pm Mon 30 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

As long as the board don't do a Cardiff , I don't care who makes the shirt although I would like something that sets us apart from stoke and Sunderland if we do go with stripes
As long as the board don't do a Cardiff , I don't care who makes the shirt although I would like something that sets us apart from stoke and Sunderland if we do go with stripes saintand266
  • Score: 15

8:26pm Mon 30 Jun 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

what's the betting the price stays high, if it does i will pass.
what's the betting the price stays high, if it does i will pass. likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 7

8:26pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players
Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -26

8:28pm Mon 30 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

pitbull wrote:
I wouldn't mind seeing the Saints in stripes but not plain boring ones.

There's a few nice designs for the new kit on this website, only a few though.
http://www.designfoo

tball.com/design-gal

leries/saints-kits/s

outhampton-home-kit-

errea-17519#joomimg
Like the stripes that curl off over the shoulder.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't mind seeing the Saints in stripes but not plain boring ones. There's a few nice designs for the new kit on this website, only a few though. http://www.designfoo tball.com/design-gal leries/saints-kits/s outhampton-home-kit- errea-17519#joomimg[/p][/quote]Like the stripes that curl off over the shoulder. saintand266
  • Score: -2

8:30pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ] steekeemcglue
  • Score: -3

8:31pm Mon 30 Jun 14

St.Gaz says...

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players
Didn't we go down last time we did are own kit?
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players[/p][/quote]Didn't we go down last time we did are own kit? St.Gaz
  • Score: -8

8:33pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bathsaints says...

I thought Ralph said we needed to raise the profile of the club from a commercial point of view...pretty sure making our own kits rather than signing up with a global brand is not akin to global domination...losing faith in this board but want to be proved wrong once the football starts!
I thought Ralph said we needed to raise the profile of the club from a commercial point of view...pretty sure making our own kits rather than signing up with a global brand is not akin to global domination...losing faith in this board but want to be proved wrong once the football starts! bathsaints
  • Score: -8

8:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

slugger says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....
I'm pretty sure that Ralph and Katherina won't be running them up in her spare room ........... Good grief !
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure that Ralph and Katherina won't be running them up in her spare room ........... Good grief ! slugger
  • Score: 16

8:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

St.Gaz wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players
Didn't we go down last time we did are own kit?
Let's hope that won't happen this time round ! Can't understand the reasoning behind these decisions reminds me of the poortvielt/ Woote days when we were run by clowns ! So sad ;(
[quote][p][bold]St.Gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players[/p][/quote]Didn't we go down last time we did are own kit?[/p][/quote]Let's hope that won't happen this time round ! Can't understand the reasoning behind these decisions reminds me of the poortvielt/ Woote days when we were run by clowns ! So sad ;( Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -7

8:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance.

I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance. I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 53

8:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

isolated saint says...

Does it mean players cannot exchange shirts at the end of games as may be a shortage.
Does it mean players cannot exchange shirts at the end of games as may be a shortage. isolated saint
  • Score: 4

8:40pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Shareholder says...

SaintChris46 wrote:
That means the kit should be crap, if previous home made ones are anything to go by. More cost cutting.
And you thought the Adidas kit was quality?
[quote][p][bold]SaintChris46[/bold] wrote: That means the kit should be crap, if previous home made ones are anything to go by. More cost cutting.[/p][/quote]And you thought the Adidas kit was quality? Shareholder
  • Score: 16

8:43pm Mon 30 Jun 14

St.Gaz says...

bathsaints wrote:
I thought Ralph said we needed to raise the profile of the club from a commercial point of view...pretty sure making our own kits rather than signing up with a global brand is not akin to global domination...losing faith in this board but want to be proved wrong once the football starts!
Totally agree selling your English internationals
Making your own kits with a sponcer that's no ones every heard of!
Hardly make for improving your world wide appeal
All sounds a bit Mickey Mouse to me! But look at it this way! It can only get better from here on in! (Can't it?)
[quote][p][bold]bathsaints[/bold] wrote: I thought Ralph said we needed to raise the profile of the club from a commercial point of view...pretty sure making our own kits rather than signing up with a global brand is not akin to global domination...losing faith in this board but want to be proved wrong once the football starts![/p][/quote]Totally agree selling your English internationals Making your own kits with a sponcer that's no ones every heard of! Hardly make for improving your world wide appeal All sounds a bit Mickey Mouse to me! But look at it this way! It can only get better from here on in! (Can't it?) St.Gaz
  • Score: -10

8:44pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

slugger wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....
I'm pretty sure that Ralph and Katherina won't be running them up in her spare room ........... Good grief !
we need a decent kit supplier who can take and outsource all the agro that goes with merchandising... NC totally bu99ered up the adidas contract but that is history...... but we had 3 months to pin down an interim 1-2 year deal with a smaller European supplier who would have bitten our arm off at the opportunity.... this is yet another complete embarrassment.... lets hope its the last c0ck-up legacy that dear old NC leaves us with.... I have contacts in Puma and they have said the situation could have been salvaged easily....
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure that Ralph and Katherina won't be running them up in her spare room ........... Good grief ![/p][/quote]we need a decent kit supplier who can take and outsource all the agro that goes with merchandising... NC totally bu99ered up the adidas contract but that is history...... but we had 3 months to pin down an interim 1-2 year deal with a smaller European supplier who would have bitten our arm off at the opportunity.... this is yet another complete embarrassment.... lets hope its the last c0ck-up legacy that dear old NC leaves us with.... I have contacts in Puma and they have said the situation could have been salvaged easily.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Kings Lynn Saint says...

I don't have a problem with this.

As long as the material is good and the sizings are good (I thought the last Umbro kit (the pin-stripe) was a tad on the small size) what does it matter who the kit manufacturer is? Surely it's the badge on the front of the shirt that counts?

And a we're making it in-house, we may embrace our heritage and tradition with the design. How about red and white quarters with blue shorts and socks? Or red and white stripes with blue shorts and socks?

Check this website out. It shows every league teams kit through history(the skates used to war PINK!!!)
http://www.historica
lkits.co.uk/English_
Football_League/seas
on/2014-2015/2014-20
15.html
I don't have a problem with this. As long as the material is good and the sizings are good (I thought the last Umbro kit (the pin-stripe) was a tad on the small size) what does it matter who the kit manufacturer is? Surely it's the badge on the front of the shirt that counts? And a we're making it in-house, we may embrace our heritage and tradition with the design. How about red and white quarters with blue shorts and socks? Or red and white stripes with blue shorts and socks? Check this website out. It shows every league teams kit through history(the skates used to war PINK!!!) http://www.historica lkits.co.uk/English_ Football_League/seas on/2014-2015/2014-20 15.html Kings Lynn Saint
  • Score: -7

8:45pm Mon 30 Jun 14

apm1954 says...

does it mean we are going to have some players to wear it.
does it mean we are going to have some players to wear it. apm1954
  • Score: 4

8:54pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;( Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -10

9:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

saintand266 says...

slugger wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....
I'm pretty sure that Ralph and Katherina won't be running them up in her spare room ........... Good grief !
Maybe that is going to be Sammy Lee s job , lock him away in a cupboard with a sewing machine.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: It shows a total lack of priority ...... kit suppliers are guess what : GOOD AT SUPPLYING KITS.... football clubs are guess what :GOOD AT PLAYING FOOTBALL ( relatively of course ). For the club to have the time to mess around with a small-fry textiles company is frankly ludicrous.... we had easily enough time to get a 1 season deal with a smaller recognised supplier....[/p][/quote]I'm pretty sure that Ralph and Katherina won't be running them up in her spare room ........... Good grief ![/p][/quote]Maybe that is going to be Sammy Lee s job , lock him away in a cupboard with a sewing machine. saintand266
  • Score: 9

9:02pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Micle1974 says...

Have I got a meat head or does the head hole in the saints shirts always seem too small?
Have I got a meat head or does the head hole in the saints shirts always seem too small? Micle1974
  • Score: 6

9:03pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mosin85 says...

i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up..................
....................
........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj Mosin85
  • Score: 25

9:03pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mosin85 says...

i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up..................
....................
........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj Mosin85
  • Score: 10

9:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mosin85 says...

Mosin85 wrote:
i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up..................

....................

........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
sorry pressed Enter haha..............

they all winge like babies so you'll all fit in perfectly!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj[/p][/quote]sorry pressed Enter haha.............. they all winge like babies so you'll all fit in perfectly!!!!!!!! Mosin85
  • Score: 0

9:07pm Mon 30 Jun 14

KSO16R says...

Whinge whinge last year whinge whinge this year . . . Its a game! Red and White stripes and the saints go marching in. Enjoy supporting the team!
Whinge whinge last year whinge whinge this year . . . Its a game! Red and White stripes and the saints go marching in. Enjoy supporting the team! KSO16R
  • Score: 17

9:08pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Clever Dick says...

Who bl00dy cares who makes the kit. Given the huge hullabaloo last year it seems that some are just looking for an excuse to criticise absolutely everything. Nobody is going to be watching us beating the Spuds and Skiverpool and discussing the shirt manufacturer .. They'll be too amazed by the total football we'll be playing while we are taking their sides apart.
Who bl00dy cares who makes the kit. Given the huge hullabaloo last year it seems that some are just looking for an excuse to criticise absolutely everything. Nobody is going to be watching us beating the Spuds and Skiverpool and discussing the shirt manufacturer .. They'll be too amazed by the total football we'll be playing while we are taking their sides apart. Clever Dick
  • Score: 28

9:10pm Mon 30 Jun 14

slugger says...

80% of you lot on here are a friggin disgrace !
80% of you lot on here are a friggin disgrace ! slugger
  • Score: 20

9:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sparky130a says...

I'm not inherently against this. But it will either be a great success or as previously a complete failure.

But yet again the board need to start working harder to make the good news happen. You cannot subject the fans to this sustained negative news without providing some positives. The new manager was one but we need more. And that means one thing... Signings.
I'm not inherently against this. But it will either be a great success or as previously a complete failure. But yet again the board need to start working harder to make the good news happen. You cannot subject the fans to this sustained negative news without providing some positives. The new manager was one but we need more. And that means one thing... Signings. sparky130a
  • Score: 4

9:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

Mosin85 wrote:
i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up..................

....................

........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
no it means the opposite.... it means when all the sums are done,, Saints will make less money... they will make more margin per item so think that will mean more profit , but it won't.... if it did..... then do you not think the big clubs would have cottoned onto this by now !?!? Its not rocket science.... there will be only one club in the premier league without a kit contract next season ... you think the other 19 have missed a trick ??
[quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj[/p][/quote]no it means the opposite.... it means when all the sums are done,, Saints will make less money... they will make more margin per item so think that will mean more profit , but it won't.... if it did..... then do you not think the big clubs would have cottoned onto this by now !?!? Its not rocket science.... there will be only one club in the premier league without a kit contract next season ... you think the other 19 have missed a trick ?? steekeemcglue
  • Score: -3

9:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

loosehead says...

Red & white stripes black shorts PLEASE!
Red & white stripes black shorts PLEASE! loosehead
  • Score: 6

9:21pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

sparky130a wrote:
I'm not inherently against this. But it will either be a great success or as previously a complete failure.

But yet again the board need to start working harder to make the good news happen. You cannot subject the fans to this sustained negative news without providing some positives. The new manager was one but we need more. And that means one thing... Signings.
not their fault... NC's mess.... there only fault I guess was not keeping a reign on him and allowing him to mess it up and commit us to a noddy-and-big-ears kit for a year.....
[quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: I'm not inherently against this. But it will either be a great success or as previously a complete failure. But yet again the board need to start working harder to make the good news happen. You cannot subject the fans to this sustained negative news without providing some positives. The new manager was one but we need more. And that means one thing... Signings.[/p][/quote]not their fault... NC's mess.... there only fault I guess was not keeping a reign on him and allowing him to mess it up and commit us to a noddy-and-big-ears kit for a year..... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

9:26pm Mon 30 Jun 14

noodlesnewman says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance.

I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.
good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast !
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance. I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.[/p][/quote]good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: -2

9:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

noodlesnewman says...

Mosin85 wrote:
i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up..................

....................

........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
well said mukka ! spot on !!
[quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj[/p][/quote]well said mukka ! spot on !! noodlesnewman
  • Score: 4

9:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

red/whitearmy says...

We did this back in the dell days. All money went to the club. As long as we return to stripes that's good enough.
We did this back in the dell days. All money went to the club. As long as we return to stripes that's good enough. red/whitearmy
  • Score: 3

9:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

I guess they can wear pull overs and fish nets as long as we have a great team playing flowing attacking football for the big Dutch master just a bit worrying oh well it wouldn't be the same if everything was perfect! COYR
I guess they can wear pull overs and fish nets as long as we have a great team playing flowing attacking football for the big Dutch master just a bit worrying oh well it wouldn't be the same if everything was perfect! COYR Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -1

9:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Saintsayer II says...

Surely this is a joke
Raise the profile
Improve the marketing
You could get better quality at a Spanish flea market than the last home produced gear
The top manufacturers make a kit that gives comfort to the players regardless of the wheather conditions
Yrt another Ice Hockey Krap idea
Surely this is a joke Raise the profile Improve the marketing You could get better quality at a Spanish flea market than the last home produced gear The top manufacturers make a kit that gives comfort to the players regardless of the wheather conditions Yrt another Ice Hockey Krap idea Saintsayer II
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Stroppy_gramps says...

it's just a shirt.
been plenty of different ones over the years, they all had the same badge on them - that's what counts.
it's just a shirt. been plenty of different ones over the years, they all had the same badge on them - that's what counts. Stroppy_gramps
  • Score: 6

9:42pm Mon 30 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance.

I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.
good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast !
technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance. I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.[/p][/quote]good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast ![/p][/quote]technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision" steekeemcglue
  • Score: -1

9:43pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Stnana says...

Come on own up Confucious, this was your idea and you're getting the family in China to run them up ! Can' t wait to read Seeds views on this , hope it's cheered him up cos it's certainly made me laugh.
Come on own up Confucious, this was your idea and you're getting the family in China to run them up ! Can' t wait to read Seeds views on this , hope it's cheered him up cos it's certainly made me laugh. Stnana
  • Score: 2

9:46pm Mon 30 Jun 14

THE12THMAN says...

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
All the moaning on this site is getting boring now, if the club was in the same position as Poopey then we would all have something to moan about. Saints can play in red and white leotards as long as they win every week COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]All the moaning on this site is getting boring now, if the club was in the same position as Poopey then we would all have something to moan about. Saints can play in red and white leotards as long as they win every week COYR. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 13

9:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sparky130a says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
sparky130a wrote:
I'm not inherently against this. But it will either be a great success or as previously a complete failure.

But yet again the board need to start working harder to make the good news happen. You cannot subject the fans to this sustained negative news without providing some positives. The new manager was one but we need more. And that means one thing... Signings.
not their fault... NC's mess.... there only fault I guess was not keeping a reign on him and allowing him to mess it up and commit us to a noddy-and-big-ears kit for a year.....
Maybe so. But the red and white stripe insistence and politics aside i quite liked the black away kit. And judging by the take up so did a lot of others.

They can play in whatever strip they want as far as i'm concerned, as long as results on the field continue and improve it's a moot point.

After the last month of torture i just want a good season that proves the smug t0ssers who predict our downfall to be proved wrong...
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky130a[/bold] wrote: I'm not inherently against this. But it will either be a great success or as previously a complete failure. But yet again the board need to start working harder to make the good news happen. You cannot subject the fans to this sustained negative news without providing some positives. The new manager was one but we need more. And that means one thing... Signings.[/p][/quote]not their fault... NC's mess.... there only fault I guess was not keeping a reign on him and allowing him to mess it up and commit us to a noddy-and-big-ears kit for a year.....[/p][/quote]Maybe so. But the red and white stripe insistence and politics aside i quite liked the black away kit. And judging by the take up so did a lot of others. They can play in whatever strip they want as far as i'm concerned, as long as results on the field continue and improve it's a moot point. After the last month of torture i just want a good season that proves the smug t0ssers who predict our downfall to be proved wrong... sparky130a
  • Score: 5

9:59pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Saint. says...

Oh dear!

RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things!

Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs!
Oh dear! RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things! Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs! Saint.
  • Score: 9

10:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Northam Block 40 says...

St.Gaz wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players
Didn't we go down last time we did are own kit?
we also got to an FA Cup final and in europe wearing our own kit. Get over it it just for one season then Adidas should be back or another big brand.
[quote][p][bold]St.Gaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: Another poor decision who the hell is in charge ? the last kit they made was awful ! Sh*t quality And can't see it being any different this time round ! Reminds me of the Lowe days absolute joke ;( let's hope Koeman has better luck signing players[/p][/quote]Didn't we go down last time we did are own kit?[/p][/quote]we also got to an FA Cup final and in europe wearing our own kit. Get over it it just for one season then Adidas should be back or another big brand. Northam Block 40
  • Score: -2

10:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
All the moaning on this site is getting boring now, if the club was in the same position as Poopey then we would all have something to moan about. Saints can play in red and white leotards as long as they win every week COYR.
An interesting vision if you like that sort of thing ;) but you are right as long as RK and the team are doing well that's all that matters
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]All the moaning on this site is getting boring now, if the club was in the same position as Poopey then we would all have something to moan about. Saints can play in red and white leotards as long as they win every week COYR.[/p][/quote]An interesting vision if you like that sort of thing ;) but you are right as long as RK and the team are doing well that's all that matters Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -3

10:17pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Saint. wrote:
Oh dear!

RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things!

Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs!
Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.
[quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things! Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs![/p][/quote]Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt. Kings Lynn Saint
  • Score: 8

10:28pm Mon 30 Jun 14

iswhite10 says...

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off iswhite10
  • Score: 5

10:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

iswhite10 says...

Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)
Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!) iswhite10
  • Score: 5

10:55pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off
What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off[/p][/quote]What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -2

10:55pm Mon 30 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Saint. wrote: Oh dear! RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things! Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs!
Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.
Very good point.

I imagine 99% of Saints shirts are bought either through the club's shops or via its website. In the age of internet shopping you really don't need a massive distribution network for these things. You just need a warehouse.
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things! Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs![/p][/quote]Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.[/p][/quote]Very good point. I imagine 99% of Saints shirts are bought either through the club's shops or via its website. In the age of internet shopping you really don't need a massive distribution network for these things. You just need a warehouse. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 4

10:59pm Mon 30 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

so everyone moaned this time last year because we were given a bog standard template shirt by adidas. now this year people are moaning that we haven't been given a bog standard template by either adidas or another smaller supplier, who would have course spent as much money on developing the materials as the large multi nationals!
lets be honest we aren't expecting the players to sit down after training and sow their own kits up, they will be professionally made!
is this why there has been a delay in the laloadsamoneyla deal going through? is he having a Sammy lee style change of mind because he fancies a bit of sowing?
ive got a great bit of technology these multi nationals have missed out on. put solar panels on the shoulders and wire them u to the players `gentlemens` area, make a mistake and the Koeman bros can apply a short sharp shock. might prevent AB playing around with the ball at the new library!
so everyone moaned this time last year because we were given a bog standard template shirt by adidas. now this year people are moaning that we haven't been given a bog standard template by either adidas or another smaller supplier, who would have course spent as much money on developing the materials as the large multi nationals! lets be honest we aren't expecting the players to sit down after training and sow their own kits up, they will be professionally made! is this why there has been a delay in the laloadsamoneyla deal going through? is he having a Sammy lee style change of mind because he fancies a bit of sowing? ive got a great bit of technology these multi nationals have missed out on. put solar panels on the shoulders and wire them u to the players `gentlemens` area, make a mistake and the Koeman bros can apply a short sharp shock. might prevent AB playing around with the ball at the new library! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 4

11:03pm Mon 30 Jun 14

iswhite10 says...

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off
What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend
It's just that you are relentlessly and underminingly negative, maybe you don't realise
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off[/p][/quote]What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend[/p][/quote]It's just that you are relentlessly and underminingly negative, maybe you don't realise iswhite10
  • Score: 3

11:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Kings Lynn Saint says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)
I quite like the idea of red and white stripes and blue shorts and socks (like our first kit as Southampton FC circa 1896)
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)[/p][/quote]I quite like the idea of red and white stripes and blue shorts and socks (like our first kit as Southampton FC circa 1896) Kings Lynn Saint
  • Score: 2

11:08pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Skating on thin ice says...

Remember the colours of the scarf Kit Kat wore when she came to games last season.... those Burberry checks are likely to be your shirt colours next season.
Remember the colours of the scarf Kit Kat wore when she came to games last season.... those Burberry checks are likely to be your shirt colours next season. Skating on thin ice
  • Score: -2

11:08pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Kings Lynn Saint says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)
I quite like the idea of red and white stripes and blue shorts and socks (like our first kit as Southampton FC circa 1896)
For the record, we didn't start wearing black shorts until 1950.
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)[/p][/quote]I quite like the idea of red and white stripes and blue shorts and socks (like our first kit as Southampton FC circa 1896)[/p][/quote]For the record, we didn't start wearing black shorts until 1950. Kings Lynn Saint
  • Score: -1

11:09pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off
What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend
It's just that you are relentlessly and underminingly negative, maybe you don't realise
I do realise and like you want us to have an amazing season ! Just a tad worrying seeing our best players go ! I'm sure Koeman will sort us COYR
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off[/p][/quote]What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend[/p][/quote]It's just that you are relentlessly and underminingly negative, maybe you don't realise[/p][/quote]I do realise and like you want us to have an amazing season ! Just a tad worrying seeing our best players go ! I'm sure Koeman will sort us COYR Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger
  • Score: -3

11:11pm Mon 30 Jun 14

iswhite10 says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)
I quite like the idea of red and white stripes and blue shorts and socks (like our first kit as Southampton FC circa 1896)
Ooooh, now that sounds good!
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)[/p][/quote]I quite like the idea of red and white stripes and blue shorts and socks (like our first kit as Southampton FC circa 1896)[/p][/quote]Ooooh, now that sounds good! iswhite10
  • Score: 1

11:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

iswhite10 says...

Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off
What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend
It's just that you are relentlessly and underminingly negative, maybe you don't realise
I do realise and like you want us to have an amazing season ! Just a tad worrying seeing our best players go ! I'm sure Koeman will sort us COYR
Love and support RK
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]Look, you're not a Saints fan, so why don't you f*** off[/p][/quote]What and you are c*ck it's called having an opinion not that you would have the sense to understand it !! B*llend[/p][/quote]It's just that you are relentlessly and underminingly negative, maybe you don't realise[/p][/quote]I do realise and like you want us to have an amazing season ! Just a tad worrying seeing our best players go ! I'm sure Koeman will sort us COYR[/p][/quote]Love and support RK iswhite10
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Jesus_02 says...

Technical kit isnt all that specialist now. So everyone acting like saints homemade kit will be made out of wool is barking up the wrong tree.

While I am not overwhelmed by the idea at least we will have a unique kit. Getting mistaken for sunderland is one thing but having the same kit as Bristol was a new low.

Where we may suffer is in availability and "presence in the market place ". But hey we are a football club not washing powder. So let's all get on with it
Technical kit isnt all that specialist now. So everyone acting like saints homemade kit will be made out of wool is barking up the wrong tree. While I am not overwhelmed by the idea at least we will have a unique kit. Getting mistaken for sunderland is one thing but having the same kit as Bristol was a new low. Where we may suffer is in availability and "presence in the market place ". But hey we are a football club not washing powder. So let's all get on with it Jesus_02
  • Score: 4

11:21pm Mon 30 Jun 14

brighton saint says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)
Deffo agree ...who cares who makes it..there were so many peeps banging on about our kit last year and how poor it was as it was a copy of one of adidas' generic kits...also no stripes..shocking we all thought but we still went and supported our club regardless and this time it will be the same...I just wish some would stop bleating on about the Lowe era...this board is nothing like that era...they have personally invested in the club...when did Lowe do that...he was as we all know just out for himself and his hockey mates!!! So looking forward to the next chapter in Saints history under RoKo...exciting times whatever kit we are wearing..happy days
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Red and white stripes and black shorts and red socks again pleeeeeeaaasseee!!!! (And unlike 90% of the so extremely "intelligent" posts tonight I couldn't care less who makes it!)[/p][/quote]Deffo agree ...who cares who makes it..there were so many peeps banging on about our kit last year and how poor it was as it was a copy of one of adidas' generic kits...also no stripes..shocking we all thought but we still went and supported our club regardless and this time it will be the same...I just wish some would stop bleating on about the Lowe era...this board is nothing like that era...they have personally invested in the club...when did Lowe do that...he was as we all know just out for himself and his hockey mates!!! So looking forward to the next chapter in Saints history under RoKo...exciting times whatever kit we are wearing..happy days brighton saint
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Jesus_02 says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Saint. wrote:
Oh dear!

RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things!

Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs!
Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.
I bought the pony one when i was in Liecester. I dont know if its the same.. i think Jjb may have been a game changer but i think th contract with makers and retailers was that they had to stock a full range. Also agreements with the clubs meantbthat you couldnt buy a shirt within a certain radious of the club. Eg you couldnt get a Leicster shirt in Leicester apart from the club shop
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things! Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs![/p][/quote]Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.[/p][/quote]I bought the pony one when i was in Liecester. I dont know if its the same.. i think Jjb may have been a game changer but i think th contract with makers and retailers was that they had to stock a full range. Also agreements with the clubs meantbthat you couldnt buy a shirt within a certain radious of the club. Eg you couldnt get a Leicster shirt in Leicester apart from the club shop Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

11:51pm Mon 30 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

slugger wrote:
80% of you lot on here are a friggin disgrace !
50% of that 80% = 2% probably, site has gone down hill faster than a Skate demise.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: 80% of you lot on here are a friggin disgrace ![/p][/quote]50% of that 80% = 2% probably, site has gone down hill faster than a Skate demise. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

11:52pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Block 42 says...

Great!!! This board is so retarded.
I thought/hoping we was gown get a killer brand yet I learn we gown make our own fabrics yall.
All the big shooters trick their stars out in swoosh clothings.
I guess on the flipside it should only be around 20 english pounds right?
I feel this club is heading for mediocrity.
Great!!! This board is so retarded. I thought/hoping we was gown get a killer brand yet I learn we gown make our own fabrics yall. All the big shooters trick their stars out in swoosh clothings. I guess on the flipside it should only be around 20 english pounds right? I feel this club is heading for mediocrity. Block 42
  • Score: -2

1:36am Tue 1 Jul 14

Saint. says...

Kings Lynn Saint wrote:
Saint. wrote:
Oh dear!

RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things!

Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs!
Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.
This might be true to a point, but you miss the point totally!

Go into Carnaby Street , Lillywhites and others in London and you will find all prem shirts but Southampton. Buying these shirts are tourist, and revenue the club miss out on. Asking staff in these stores do they get ask for Saints shirts, they reply yes, but not as much as other clubs. Many foreigner shoppers will buy on sear just seeing a prem shirt not always just the big clubs.

The biggest joke here is in a visit in Feb in Lillywhites, they even had Poopey shirts not supplied by a big brand! But under Adidas they could of sold more from more outlets. Tourism in London will often involve a purchase of a prem shirt. The club is missing out on club shirt sales.

Added to the fact that club shirts worn around the world is a form of advertising. On a trip to China I was wearing my Saints shirt? Many people did not know us, and did not know we are a prem club! Very annoying. Though many did like the shirt and wanted to buy one.
[quote][p][bold]Kings Lynn Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saint.[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! RK ( Ralph ) said an exciting development / opportunity here, hope he's got it right! Beginning to feel RK is trying to keep putting a positive spin on things! Though RK fundermental job is to bring in new investment opportunities, so how is he going to sell Saints shirts nation and World wide if made in house? Kit sales brings in millions of pounds for other clubs![/p][/quote]Outside of Southampton, where can you buy a Saints shirt? Even when they were made by Umbro and adidas you could only buy them from the club shops or online. You can't go into a Sports Direct or JD Sports in any other high street and buy a Saints shirt.[/p][/quote]This might be true to a point, but you miss the point totally! Go into Carnaby Street , Lillywhites and others in London and you will find all prem shirts but Southampton. Buying these shirts are tourist, and revenue the club miss out on. Asking staff in these stores do they get ask for Saints shirts, they reply yes, but not as much as other clubs. Many foreigner shoppers will buy on sear just seeing a prem shirt not always just the big clubs. The biggest joke here is in a visit in Feb in Lillywhites, they even had Poopey shirts not supplied by a big brand! But under Adidas they could of sold more from more outlets. Tourism in London will often involve a purchase of a prem shirt. The club is missing out on club shirt sales. Added to the fact that club shirts worn around the world is a form of advertising. On a trip to China I was wearing my Saints shirt? Many people did not know us, and did not know we are a prem club! Very annoying. Though many did like the shirt and wanted to buy one. Saint.
  • Score: 6

1:40am Tue 1 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance.

I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.
good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast !
technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"
This is cobblers. It doesn't cost millions to produce sport fabrics. The science can be bought quite cheaply in fact in places like China. What is needed is the scientific and technical know-how to manage the project to develop the product. There are a wide range of top quality sport fabrics already on the market which can be adapted to many applications. The next thing is the design and again there is no shortage of firms to choose from.

I admit the previous home made kit was poor - I had to wear some of it so I can tell you it was poor, especially the training, weather and warmth kit. But that doesn't mean the new stuff has to be. A large slice of the money paid for kit to the big firms is for their marketing and promotional services. I understand the returns to Saints from past suppliers was well below estimates. If the club use that element to pay for their own they will do much better especially in overseas markets. Ralph K has a strong background in this field so we can assume this will be one of his projects.

It would be nice if more people took the time to think about this and other stuff happening at the club and see the positives rather than belly-aching all the time. I wonder sometimes if I'm reading Saints supporters comments or those of the club's opponents.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance. I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.[/p][/quote]good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast ![/p][/quote]technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"[/p][/quote]This is cobblers. It doesn't cost millions to produce sport fabrics. The science can be bought quite cheaply in fact in places like China. What is needed is the scientific and technical know-how to manage the project to develop the product. There are a wide range of top quality sport fabrics already on the market which can be adapted to many applications. The next thing is the design and again there is no shortage of firms to choose from. I admit the previous home made kit was poor - I had to wear some of it so I can tell you it was poor, especially the training, weather and warmth kit. But that doesn't mean the new stuff has to be. A large slice of the money paid for kit to the big firms is for their marketing and promotional services. I understand the returns to Saints from past suppliers was well below estimates. If the club use that element to pay for their own they will do much better especially in overseas markets. Ralph K has a strong background in this field so we can assume this will be one of his projects. It would be nice if more people took the time to think about this and other stuff happening at the club and see the positives rather than belly-aching all the time. I wonder sometimes if I'm reading Saints supporters comments or those of the club's opponents. Shareholder
  • Score: 2

1:50am Tue 1 Jul 14

NewForestStu says...

Mosin85 wrote:
Mosin85 wrote:
i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up..................


....................


........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
sorry pressed Enter haha..............

they all winge like babies so you'll all fit in perfectly!!!!!!!!
If you think the kit will be manufactured in our home country you are a deluded fool.
[quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj[/p][/quote]sorry pressed Enter haha.............. they all winge like babies so you'll all fit in perfectly!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If you think the kit will be manufactured in our home country you are a deluded fool. NewForestStu
  • Score: 4

2:55am Tue 1 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

None of the big brands actually make football strips themselves. They outsource it to sweat shops in poorer countries. There is no reason why Saints can't outsource to exactly the same sweat shops. Of course, we might well give ourselves some good publicity by getting them made in Britain or, at least, having them made in 'ethically superior' sweat shops abroad.
None of the big brands actually make football strips themselves. They outsource it to sweat shops in poorer countries. There is no reason why Saints can't outsource to exactly the same sweat shops. Of course, we might well give ourselves some good publicity by getting them made in Britain or, at least, having them made in 'ethically superior' sweat shops abroad. Rising_Son
  • Score: 3

3:40am Tue 1 Jul 14

tbilisi saint carl says...

I quite like the feyenoord fc kit colours ,
at lest they are red n white
perhaps that could be rons first signing,
I quite like the feyenoord fc kit colours , at lest they are red n white perhaps that could be rons first signing, tbilisi saint carl
  • Score: 4

3:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

tbilisi saint carl says...

tbilisi saint carl wrote:
I quite like the feyenoord fc kit colours ,
at lest they are red n white
perhaps that could be rons first signing,
least ....ooops
[quote][p][bold]tbilisi saint carl[/bold] wrote: I quite like the feyenoord fc kit colours , at lest they are red n white perhaps that could be rons first signing,[/p][/quote]least ....ooops tbilisi saint carl
  • Score: -1

7:05am Tue 1 Jul 14

loosehead says...

Look from a guy who went to an FA Cup final Saints actually won.from a guy who went to every away match the year we got relegated before that FA Cup win .
A guy who woke up & started to play a sport I love to play(rugby) I'd love to see Saints on TV wearing the Red & White Stripes we were known for & because I have great memories of it the Yellow & blue kit we wore when we beat Man U in the FA Cup.
Look at the present kit then look at all the other Red shirts this manufacturer supplies not much difference in them is there?
Look from a guy who went to an FA Cup final Saints actually won.from a guy who went to every away match the year we got relegated before that FA Cup win . A guy who woke up & started to play a sport I love to play(rugby) I'd love to see Saints on TV wearing the Red & White Stripes we were known for & because I have great memories of it the Yellow & blue kit we wore when we beat Man U in the FA Cup. Look at the present kit then look at all the other Red shirts this manufacturer supplies not much difference in them is there? loosehead
  • Score: 0

7:16am Tue 1 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

Check out the villa away strip from last season, would look as good in red an white. And harks back to our history. Whatever they produce we will still be able to laugh at the brain dead sheep queuing up at 5am to be the first to wear it, even when the shirt is rubbish like last seasons .
Check out the villa away strip from last season, would look as good in red an white. And harks back to our history. Whatever they produce we will still be able to laugh at the brain dead sheep queuing up at 5am to be the first to wear it, even when the shirt is rubbish like last seasons . miltonarcher
  • Score: -1

7:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

BarnetSaint says...

Of much much more importance...
Can we please replace our 1970s style badge.
It's so outdated with that scarf etc
Of much much more importance... Can we please replace our 1970s style badge. It's so outdated with that scarf etc BarnetSaint
  • Score: -1

7:57am Tue 1 Jul 14

notaclue says...

Roma produced their kit last season and this season and it looks great have some faith, its not ameture night!
You cant slag it off if you haven't even seen it for goodness sake.
Roma produced their kit last season and this season and it looks great have some faith, its not ameture night! You cant slag it off if you haven't even seen it for goodness sake. notaclue
  • Score: 3

8:36am Tue 1 Jul 14

alanrr says...

Does make you wonder…if we were good at shirt making why did we only do 1 season of it…….secondly I thought the real shirt makers actually sponsored the team indirectly ie paid money into the club surely this will cost us….so not cost-cutting at all
Does make you wonder…if we were good at shirt making why did we only do 1 season of it…….secondly I thought the real shirt makers actually sponsored the team indirectly ie paid money into the club surely this will cost us….so not cost-cutting at all alanrr
  • Score: 2

9:09am Tue 1 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Shareholder wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance.

I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.
good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast !
technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"
This is cobblers. It doesn't cost millions to produce sport fabrics. The science can be bought quite cheaply in fact in places like China. What is needed is the scientific and technical know-how to manage the project to develop the product. There are a wide range of top quality sport fabrics already on the market which can be adapted to many applications. The next thing is the design and again there is no shortage of firms to choose from.

I admit the previous home made kit was poor - I had to wear some of it so I can tell you it was poor, especially the training, weather and warmth kit. But that doesn't mean the new stuff has to be. A large slice of the money paid for kit to the big firms is for their marketing and promotional services. I understand the returns to Saints from past suppliers was well below estimates. If the club use that element to pay for their own they will do much better especially in overseas markets. Ralph K has a strong background in this field so we can assume this will be one of his projects.

It would be nice if more people took the time to think about this and other stuff happening at the club and see the positives rather than belly-aching all the time. I wonder sometimes if I'm reading Saints supporters comments or those of the club's opponents.
its not cobblers... get a life and do some proper research... puma and adidas spend MILLIONS on research , as does Nike.... scientists work for these large global manufacturers.... professionals..... this costs MONEY. Saints own brand tat will benefit from none of that so should cost £20 and anyone that buys an own-brand shirt for £45 is an idiot in my most humble opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance. I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.[/p][/quote]good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast ![/p][/quote]technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"[/p][/quote]This is cobblers. It doesn't cost millions to produce sport fabrics. The science can be bought quite cheaply in fact in places like China. What is needed is the scientific and technical know-how to manage the project to develop the product. There are a wide range of top quality sport fabrics already on the market which can be adapted to many applications. The next thing is the design and again there is no shortage of firms to choose from. I admit the previous home made kit was poor - I had to wear some of it so I can tell you it was poor, especially the training, weather and warmth kit. But that doesn't mean the new stuff has to be. A large slice of the money paid for kit to the big firms is for their marketing and promotional services. I understand the returns to Saints from past suppliers was well below estimates. If the club use that element to pay for their own they will do much better especially in overseas markets. Ralph K has a strong background in this field so we can assume this will be one of his projects. It would be nice if more people took the time to think about this and other stuff happening at the club and see the positives rather than belly-aching all the time. I wonder sometimes if I'm reading Saints supporters comments or those of the club's opponents.[/p][/quote]its not cobblers... get a life and do some proper research... puma and adidas spend MILLIONS on research , as does Nike.... scientists work for these large global manufacturers.... professionals..... this costs MONEY. Saints own brand tat will benefit from none of that so should cost £20 and anyone that buys an own-brand shirt for £45 is an idiot in my most humble opinion. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 1

9:10am Tue 1 Jul 14

Clever Dick says...

THE12THMAN wrote:
Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger wrote:
RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;(
All the moaning on this site is getting boring now, if the club was in the same position as Poopey then we would all have something to moan about. Saints can play in red and white leotards as long as they win every week COYR.
I don't know about that. Can we compromise and have the girls selling the programmes in the leotards please.
[quote][p][bold]THE12THMAN[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Krueger ! More like Freddie Krueger[/bold] wrote: RK must be wandering what the f#*k is going on, players leaving, no signings and his first day at staple wood and that's not finished either and then someone tells him we've signed spammy lee nice to see Ralph using his Liverpool connection to good effect ! Embarrassing ;([/p][/quote]All the moaning on this site is getting boring now, if the club was in the same position as Poopey then we would all have something to moan about. Saints can play in red and white leotards as long as they win every week COYR.[/p][/quote]I don't know about that. Can we compromise and have the girls selling the programmes in the leotards please. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

9:41am Tue 1 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

Good News. We're fighting the monopoly.
Not wearing the kit that we were dictated to use, the kit that indicated to the other 'superior' franchised clubs what certain Saints stars might look like in their Plain red shirts. These other 'manufacturers' are just global marketing brands with their dirty fingers in every possible fruitful pie.
This is just one of the reasons why I would not buy any of their homogenous lookalike products or 'replica' kits. If the new board, and their cerebral collective can convince me of the morality and originality of this part of 'the project', I will definitely consider investing in my first ever 'replica' shirt (did the late 60's Umbro no badge, no sponsor count?). I would have no alternative if it were red and white stripes worn with only a 'subtle' sponsor branding, that was sourced ethically with fairer return for the actual manufacturer and the club.
Saints Forever.
Good News. We're fighting the monopoly. Not wearing the kit that we were dictated to use, the kit that indicated to the other 'superior' franchised clubs what certain Saints stars might look like in their Plain red shirts. These other 'manufacturers' are just global marketing brands with their dirty fingers in every possible fruitful pie. This is just one of the reasons why I would not buy any of their homogenous lookalike products or 'replica' kits. If the new board, and their cerebral collective can convince me of the morality and originality of this part of 'the project', I will definitely consider investing in my first ever 'replica' shirt (did the late 60's Umbro no badge, no sponsor count?). I would have no alternative if it were red and white stripes worn with only a 'subtle' sponsor branding, that was sourced ethically with fairer return for the actual manufacturer and the club. Saints Forever. lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

9:48am Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

NewForestStu wrote:
Mosin85 wrote:
Mosin85 wrote: i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj
sorry pressed Enter haha.............. they all winge like babies so you'll all fit in perfectly!!!!!!!!
If you think the kit will be manufactured in our home country you are a deluded fool.
Wow...are you saying that the idea of Saints having ethics is that absurd that anyone that thinks it must be delusional. Even Costa Coffee have ethic "choices" and they are complete cut throat capitalist icons
[quote][p][bold]NewForestStu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mosin85[/bold] wrote: i dont get what your all moaning about, If Saints make their own kit it means less money going out of the club to the kit makers and to be honest least if saints make it it'll more than likely be made in England not some 3rd world country where little kids are force to make it for a 1 pence a day. i for one am happy with this the rest of you need ot get a grip and stop shooting down the board for every little thing that the past Chaiman screwed up.................. .................... ........... infact why dont you just bugger of and go support Postsmouth, they all winge like little babbies so youj[/p][/quote]sorry pressed Enter haha.............. they all winge like babies so you'll all fit in perfectly!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]If you think the kit will be manufactured in our home country you are a deluded fool.[/p][/quote]Wow...are you saying that the idea of Saints having ethics is that absurd that anyone that thinks it must be delusional. Even Costa Coffee have ethic "choices" and they are complete cut throat capitalist icons Jesus_02
  • Score: -1

10:22am Tue 1 Jul 14

SaintJD says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
And how much do you think it costs adidas to make a template kit and get some kid in India to put it together? Probably less than £7 an item would be my guess. If anything I think we'll probably get a better quality product and the ones we produced ourselves in recent years were, from memory, at least no worse than what we've had of late.

I do think it shows signs of cost cutting and poor management though - again I think Cortese probably paid a premium to get the kudos of a big name sponsor to match his ambitions, but I doubt we got much of the pie as a result and, let's face it, the product was nothing more than an after-thought.

Something that befits a team aiming high would be good though Saints.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]And how much do you think it costs adidas to make a template kit and get some kid in India to put it together? Probably less than £7 an item would be my guess. If anything I think we'll probably get a better quality product and the ones we produced ourselves in recent years were, from memory, at least no worse than what we've had of late. I do think it shows signs of cost cutting and poor management though - again I think Cortese probably paid a premium to get the kudos of a big name sponsor to match his ambitions, but I doubt we got much of the pie as a result and, let's face it, the product was nothing more than an after-thought. Something that befits a team aiming high would be good though Saints. SaintJD
  • Score: -1

10:59am Tue 1 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

SaintJD wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
And how much do you think it costs adidas to make a template kit and get some kid in India to put it together? Probably less than £7 an item would be my guess. If anything I think we'll probably get a better quality product and the ones we produced ourselves in recent years were, from memory, at least no worse than what we've had of late.

I do think it shows signs of cost cutting and poor management though - again I think Cortese probably paid a premium to get the kudos of a big name sponsor to match his ambitions, but I doubt we got much of the pie as a result and, let's face it, the product was nothing more than an after-thought.

Something that befits a team aiming high would be good though Saints.
its not just the cost of production for adidas... where as with our tat this year it is.... this is simple manufacturing economics. I am staggered so many people can't grasp it. The words advertising collateral and overheads obviously mean nothing to you !? I have just seen the training kit and it looks pretty ropey... cheap looking white drifting into yellow at the bottom t-shirts and bland looking grey shorts....
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]And how much do you think it costs adidas to make a template kit and get some kid in India to put it together? Probably less than £7 an item would be my guess. If anything I think we'll probably get a better quality product and the ones we produced ourselves in recent years were, from memory, at least no worse than what we've had of late. I do think it shows signs of cost cutting and poor management though - again I think Cortese probably paid a premium to get the kudos of a big name sponsor to match his ambitions, but I doubt we got much of the pie as a result and, let's face it, the product was nothing more than an after-thought. Something that befits a team aiming high would be good though Saints.[/p][/quote]its not just the cost of production for adidas... where as with our tat this year it is.... this is simple manufacturing economics. I am staggered so many people can't grasp it. The words advertising collateral and overheads obviously mean nothing to you !? I have just seen the training kit and it looks pretty ropey... cheap looking white drifting into yellow at the bottom t-shirts and bland looking grey shorts.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 0

12:24pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

SaintJD wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
And how much do you think it costs adidas to make a template kit and get some kid in India to put it together? Probably less than £7 an item would be my guess. If anything I think we'll probably get a better quality product and the ones we produced ourselves in recent years were, from memory, at least no worse than what we've had of late.

I do think it shows signs of cost cutting and poor management though - again I think Cortese probably paid a premium to get the kudos of a big name sponsor to match his ambitions, but I doubt we got much of the pie as a result and, let's face it, the product was nothing more than an after-thought.

Something that befits a team aiming high would be good though Saints.
The sponsor NC got us was 3aap.
[quote][p][bold]SaintJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]And how much do you think it costs adidas to make a template kit and get some kid in India to put it together? Probably less than £7 an item would be my guess. If anything I think we'll probably get a better quality product and the ones we produced ourselves in recent years were, from memory, at least no worse than what we've had of late. I do think it shows signs of cost cutting and poor management though - again I think Cortese probably paid a premium to get the kudos of a big name sponsor to match his ambitions, but I doubt we got much of the pie as a result and, let's face it, the product was nothing more than an after-thought. Something that befits a team aiming high would be good though Saints.[/p][/quote]The sponsor NC got us was 3aap. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Rising_Son says...

That should be aap3 off course.
That should be aap3 off course. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Hamble Saints says...

BarnetSaint wrote:
Of much much more importance... Can we please replace our 1970s style badge. It's so outdated with that scarf etc
Agreed. The current badge is naff ! The club needs to think about re branding imo. Small detail changes can make big impressions. Evolution not revolution. But hey YOU CAN'T CHANGE OUR BADGE, why not ?!
[quote][p][bold]BarnetSaint[/bold] wrote: Of much much more importance... Can we please replace our 1970s style badge. It's so outdated with that scarf etc[/p][/quote]Agreed. The current badge is naff ! The club needs to think about re branding imo. Small detail changes can make big impressions. Evolution not revolution. But hey YOU CAN'T CHANGE OUR BADGE, why not ?! Hamble Saints
  • Score: 2

1:01pm Tue 1 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

Rising_Son wrote:
That should be aap3 off course.
Kinda sticks in the memory doesn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: That should be aap3 off course.[/p][/quote]Kinda sticks in the memory doesn't it? lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Tue 1 Jul 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
Shareholder wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
noodlesnewman wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money
Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance.

I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.
good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast !
technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"
This is cobblers. It doesn't cost millions to produce sport fabrics. The science can be bought quite cheaply in fact in places like China. What is needed is the scientific and technical know-how to manage the project to develop the product. There are a wide range of top quality sport fabrics already on the market which can be adapted to many applications. The next thing is the design and again there is no shortage of firms to choose from.

I admit the previous home made kit was poor - I had to wear some of it so I can tell you it was poor, especially the training, weather and warmth kit. But that doesn't mean the new stuff has to be. A large slice of the money paid for kit to the big firms is for their marketing and promotional services. I understand the returns to Saints from past suppliers was well below estimates. If the club use that element to pay for their own they will do much better especially in overseas markets. Ralph K has a strong background in this field so we can assume this will be one of his projects.

It would be nice if more people took the time to think about this and other stuff happening at the club and see the positives rather than belly-aching all the time. I wonder sometimes if I'm reading Saints supporters comments or those of the club's opponents.
its not cobblers... get a life and do some proper research... puma and adidas spend MILLIONS on research , as does Nike.... scientists work for these large global manufacturers.... professionals..... this costs MONEY. Saints own brand tat will benefit from none of that so should cost £20 and anyone that buys an own-brand shirt for £45 is an idiot in my most humble opinion.
Where do the big manufactures have their produce made? Sweatshops in Asia where the workers are paid peanuts in horrendous conditions. It would be interesting to find out where this new stuff is being produced.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shareholder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: just a small nugget of a spanner in the works here..... Saints will charge £45 for a kit that someone has produced for about £7-£8 quid.... with none of the modern fabric technology that the big boys have spent years and millions of Euros developing... last years kit may have looked dire, but it was a technical kit..... Fans buying cheap non-technical kits at £45 are not exactly getting value for money [ not that they care I guess ][/p][/quote]Yeah, cos it's important to have state of the art (whatever that means) fabric technology in a shirt which fans mainly wear while while drinking beer and shouting at millionaires. It really enhances performance. I'm really not that opposed to this. The club has spoken a lot recently about it's ethical dimension. It would be nice if they could source a kit that isn't stitched together by children in some Indonesian sweatshop. Maybe we could even have one made in Britain. That would be something to be proud of. We do still just about have a textile industry.[/p][/quote]good shout sir ! besides shirts could be awfull but as long as the footballs good i dont care , i m more worried about getting quality signings in fast ![/p][/quote]technical kit is designed for players not large adults who wear replica kit.... the sales depend on the size XXLs proudly showing why they can't play football , just watch it , but the quality of the kit is a technical accessory like it or not.. and serious clubs want to give their professionals every edge they can... its the difference , however small.... and perfectly illustrates in just one small example how out of his depth NC was.... technical kit in all professional sports is the result of millions and millions of pounds worth of research. Companies like Gill ( sailing ) , Puma ( multi sports ) etc etc invest time and money to produce the best kit for appropriate activity... its why there is currently not 19 club boards running around in a panic shouting "look what Saints have pulled off.... how come we missed this trick"... you think we are the envy of the other 19 ?? you think a trend is in the making and the kit suppliers are quaking in their boots ?? well maybe. Quality signings may be hard to attract if they think this club is run by muppets... lets hope RK and the rest can sell the "vision"[/p][/quote]This is cobblers. It doesn't cost millions to produce sport fabrics. The science can be bought quite cheaply in fact in places like China. What is needed is the scientific and technical know-how to manage the project to develop the product. There are a wide range of top quality sport fabrics already on the market which can be adapted to many applications. The next thing is the design and again there is no shortage of firms to choose from. I admit the previous home made kit was poor - I had to wear some of it so I can tell you it was poor, especially the training, weather and warmth kit. But that doesn't mean the new stuff has to be. A large slice of the money paid for kit to the big firms is for their marketing and promotional services. I understand the returns to Saints from past suppliers was well below estimates. If the club use that element to pay for their own they will do much better especially in overseas markets. Ralph K has a strong background in this field so we can assume this will be one of his projects. It would be nice if more people took the time to think about this and other stuff happening at the club and see the positives rather than belly-aching all the time. I wonder sometimes if I'm reading Saints supporters comments or those of the club's opponents.[/p][/quote]its not cobblers... get a life and do some proper research... puma and adidas spend MILLIONS on research , as does Nike.... scientists work for these large global manufacturers.... professionals..... this costs MONEY. Saints own brand tat will benefit from none of that so should cost £20 and anyone that buys an own-brand shirt for £45 is an idiot in my most humble opinion.[/p][/quote]Where do the big manufactures have their produce made? Sweatshops in Asia where the workers are paid peanuts in horrendous conditions. It would be interesting to find out where this new stuff is being produced. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1
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