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19 Apr 2019 11:12:06
The latest sentimental nonsense seems to have arrived. The rumour is that the latest home shirt is based on what happened 20 years ago with references to goal times in injury time tagged on the shirt, a shirt now inspired by Ole being manager. If true, what utter sentimental claptrap, tugging at the heart strings.

Maybe there is a recognition that sentimental items sell well at United. Yes make a retro shirt that respects what happened in 99 and yes it was one of our greatest nights, for heaven sake I was there, but it is another sad example of emotion and sentimentality running through the club. Players would be asked to wear a shirt glorifying the manager, doesn't anyone else feel uncomfortable with that?

Let's add that the manager, allegedly, won't park in the managers parking space because SAF might want it, what? Ole seems in awe of SAF. People forget the shadow cast by Sir Matt which took years to shake because of the emotional attachment to him. Now we seem to have the position where the manager is in the shadow of SAF again. It didn't work well after Busby.

This emotional sentimental ride we are on may sell a few shirts, but it won't put us back at the top, that needs some hard nosed business decisions moving the club forward. 1999 is ancient history and we should learn from history, one learning point is to cut out the sentiment.

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19 Apr 2019 12:08:47
I’m not at all fazed about celebrating one of our greatest nights ever on the shirt not one bit.
But what I do have a problem with is the reasons for it which is solely to sell shirts that is the main problem I feel is wrong with it and maybe you should too.

19 Apr 2019 12:11:40
Sentiment is a huge tool to get people behind an idea. It's used because house already have a built in emotion to it. Retro video game consoles. Your favourite childhood movie is constantly getting rebooted. Old T. V shows coming back. It's quite frankly a lazy way to sell a product. Putting 90+1 and 90+3 on the sleeves seems tacky and lazy.

One of the main problem's with changing a manager every 18 months, is that each new manager comes in and tells the players "You all start off with a clean slate. Everyone will get a chance to impress". You end up with players in the squad for years after their sell by date.

Ole has to quickly realise that the only way he can achieve his goals as our manager is to get rid of the weeds, root and stem.

19 Apr 2019 13:42:20
This car parking story. Where has it come from? It's starting to get thrown around on here like the Ole is a yes man jibe, when no one has actually got any evidence to back it up. Ah well, if it suits a narrative.

19 Apr 2019 14:29:09
Well said noucamp, far too many assumptions made by some, without being able to back them up.

19 Apr 2019 21:50:20
Does the strip make not produce and sell the strip.

19 Apr 2019 23:13:42
Your right in part jred.
Without knowing the ins and outs and exact terms of the contract. The club have sold the rights to Adidas sole manufacturer and distributors of all Manchester United branded sportswear and kit etc etc .
However the brand owners ie manchester united will have sole rights to the branding image design and marketing of said brand ie the brand manchester united. The club will probably outsource this expertise or ta k e advice on final brands plans.

20 Apr 2019 08:47:00
I would imagine it has very little to do with the likes of ED and co, which is the point .
You can always tell who the manufacturer of a strip is by looking at it .



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