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#41 The Baby Faced Assassin.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:10 PM

Sorry to be negative as nobody loves our club more than me but yet again we are pathetic when it comes to the shirt launch, marketing/merchandise etc angry.gif angry.gif . The busiest and best time of year for sales and Tuesday I went down to the shop to find the shop locked and in darkness so went round to the office to say I wanted to buy merchandise for xmas presents but "We don't have any as we have a new range coming out but it's not here yet". Tried to buy season tickets for xmas but "Not ready yet". As for advertising we have a fading poster of Mr Harris at the end of P.O.R urging us all to sign up for a season ticket for the coming 2009 season blush.gif blush.gif
Rant over but it had to be said, not good enough I am sure you will agree sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (The Baby Faced Assassin. @ Dec 17 2009, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to be negative as nobody loves our club more than me but yet again we are pathetic when it comes to the shirt launch, marketing/merchandise etc angry.gif angry.gif . The busiest and best time of year for sales and Tuesday I went down to the shop to find the shop locked and in darkness so went round to the office to say I wanted to buy merchandise for xmas presents but "We don't have any as we have a new range coming out but it's not here yet". Tried to buy season tickets for xmas but "Not ready yet". As for advertising we have a fading poster of Mr Harris at the end of P.O.R urging us all to sign up for a season ticket for the coming 2009 season blush.gif blush.gif
Rant over but it had to be said, not good enough I am sure you will agree sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif


I've been told Wakey are having the same problems re supply of shirts for Christmas, again supplied by Prostar. I'd hope the club has a contract for delivery by a set date, so that some benefit could be gained from the late arrival of stock.

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#43 Bob Fowler

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 02:43 PM

I can understand the frustration caused, but remember this, the shop is run by Volunteers, the problem with season tickets I can't answer.It makes life very difficult for me anyway to get to the club on a Saturday ,but I'll try I want a shirt as a regular Christmas present and as I have no chimneys, I have to take the shirt to Santa myself and I am due to pick up my snow chains Saturday Lunchtime. Yes we are all fed up, but getting angry will just spoil any enjoyment of Christmas. If I don't get a shirt I'll give him an I O U and a cuddle, I'm just glad to be having Christmas again and I won't let a late shirt worry me as for season tickets , well we don't need them till February. Wahtever happens let's do our best to remain calm or donate any swear money to the Blue Lagoon garden fund.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:10 PM

if they were 40 they would have been here by now biggrin.gif
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:16 PM

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if they were 40 they would have been here by now biggrin.gif


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Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:25 PM

QUOTE (The Baby Faced Assassin. @ Dec 17 2009, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to be negative as nobody loves our club more than me but yet again we are pathetic when it comes to the shirt launch, marketing/merchandise etc angry.gif angry.gif . The busiest and best time of year for sales and Tuesday I went down to the shop to find the shop locked and in darkness so went round to the office to say I wanted to buy merchandise for xmas presents but "We don't have any as we have a new range coming out but it's not here yet". Tried to buy season tickets for xmas but "Not ready yet". As for advertising we have a fading poster of Mr Harris at the end of P.O.R urging us all to sign up for a season ticket for the coming 2009 season blush.gif blush.gif
Rant over but it had to be said, not good enough I am sure you will agree sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

No i don't agree, the delay in the shirt launch is not the clubs fault. If the company that supplies the kit are late delivering what should the club do. Have the shirt launch on the advertised date with no actual shirt on sale. Don't think so.
The club shop is run by volunteers, if there aren't enough of them they will only open when they can. Tues and Wed are traditionally quiet days so why open then and not on busier days (fri/sat).
The season does not start till Feb so whats the panic over season tickets. I've paid for mine but will be happy to wait till it's available.
As for advertising i would hazard a guess that being the off season money is tight and seeing that there is not a lot to advertise about why spend money that can be spent elsewhere.
Calling these things patheitic is unfair on the people that are doing their very best, for free.
Having seen first hand the hard work that is being done at the ground to improve our already excllent facilities, a little more understanding wouldn't go amiss.
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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE (DMS @ Dec 17 2009, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No i don't agree, the delay in the shirt launch is not the clubs fault. If the company that supplies the kit are late delivering what should the club do. Have the shirt launch on the advertised date with no actual shirt on sale. Don't think so.
The club shop is run by volunteers, if there aren't enough of them they will only open when they can. Tues and Wed are traditionally quiet days so why open then and not on busier days (fri/sat).
The season does not start till Feb so whats the panic over season tickets. I've paid for mine but will be happy to wait till it's available.
As for advertising i would hazard a guess that being the off season money is tight and seeing that there is not a lot to advertise about why spend money that can be spent elsewhere.
Calling these things patheitic is unfair on the people that are doing their very best, for free.
Having seen first hand the hard work that is being done at the ground to improve our already excllent facilities, a little more understanding wouldn't go amiss.


No I agree in business being let down by suppliers happens but then it just happens too often to us wink.gif . Plus having no merchandise at this time of year (NOT SHIRTS) is financial suicide whether the person responsible for ordering is on 1OOK a year or doing it FOC. As for opening times the sign on the door lists the opening times which indicated they were open on the day in question at the time I attended but they were closed, whether busy or not if you advertise you are open then you open or amend your sign accordingly IMO laugh.gif .
No panic over season tickets just they are xmas presents and I don't like to wrap up an IOU and thought that the money would be welcome in my teams bank account ASAP but hey I'll keep it if they aren't ready for it yet , not a problem biggrin.gif .
The posters just look bad IMO and the money was there to promote them in the off season to promote ticket sales last year but fair play maybe not this season, if they had a new range of merchandise to sell maybe this would have funded a few dozen new posters or at least remove the old ones with a defunct player on wink.gif
As for understanding after so many decades watching my team, I fully understand but still care so felt the need to vent my spleen, I am sure you understand? wink.gif wink.gif

#48 Stratobill

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:52 PM

The same mess up every season with shirts and merchandise. We know everyone at the club does their best and we appreciate it but all we ask is for the basics to be delivered and when outside companies are constantly letting the club down us fans will always be annoyed because we can see that the club is the loser. What the club could do to make money is start advertising the boxing game match,its only 7days away and the advertising boards are still showing our next game is Batley! It simply is not good enough
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE (Stratobill @ Dec 17 2009, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The same mess up every season with shirts and merchandise. We know everyone at the club does their best and we appreciate it but all we ask is for the basics to be delivered and when outside companies are constantly letting the club down us fans will always be annoyed because we can see that the club is the loser. What the club could do to make money is start advertising the boxing game match,its only 7days away and the advertising boards are still showing our next game is Batley! It simply is not good enough

wouldnt it be a good idea to have a shirt launch at the begining of december? then fans have nearly a month to get there shirts for xmas, plus is there a week late for whatever reason, people still have a couple of weeks to get them in time for xmas. fans will be wanting them for xmas prezzies and a with less than a week till xmas, people have probably bought alternative prezzies, so the club could lose a sale alltogether.

#50 DMS

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:17 PM

Oh to live in a perfect world where everything is super lovely fabulous. Stuff happens so deal with it or help put it right.
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#51 TUUUUUUUUUUTA

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

To be fair there are going to be some shirts available tomorrow anyway. I'm sure the rest will come in a week or two.

In regards to the delay i'd rather the club explore every avenue in regards to sponsorship revenue......get the best deals it can..... and get the shirts a bit later. (This years kit looks to have a completely new set of sponsors on it)

We don't know when the final design was signed off for manufacture! (the away kit is already late because the RFL kept blackballing the design!!!)

Whatever they play in at least the waiting's nearly over......

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (DMS @ Dec 18 2009, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh to live in a perfect world where everything is super lovely fabulous. Stuff happens so deal with it or help put it right.

i can deal with it, am not losing a penny. just making a suggestion if thats ok with you?

#53 DMS

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:14 PM

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i can deal with it, am not losing a penny. just making a suggestion if thats ok with you?

Wasn't aimed at you zo9, must have posted at the same time as you.
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#54 Bob Crowther

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:21 PM


Talking to a widcats supporter who collected his wildcats shirt last week. Said that there were piles of boxes in the shop.
Dont tell me that the suppliers treat the SL teams more favourably?.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 04:24 PM

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Wasn't aimed at you zo9, must have posted at the same time as you.

sorry mate, am a bit touchy today biggrin.gif .

#56 Bob Fowler

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:08 PM

In reply to those who say that the shirts are late every year, I would point out that the last three years the shirts have been on sale BEFORE Christmas although there were issues getting every size on time. Let's not be negative and as for those who say it's a main Christmas present, may I suggest you decide on something else each year and use the shirts as a supplementary GIFT.
This is a time of peace , happiness and goodwill a time we all reflect on the past year and look forward to the next and hopefully success.


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#57 Robin Evans

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:12 PM

don't set him off Bob!!!!! tongue.gif
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#58 Phil Stone

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:16 PM

Does anybody have an idea of what the away shirt will look like?


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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:53 PM

hearing the same design but either, red or orange
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:58 PM

QUOTE (Bob Fowler @ Dec 18 2009, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In reply to those who say that the shirts are late every year, I would point out that the last three years the shirts have been on sale BEFORE Christmas although there were issues getting every size on time. Let's not be negative and as for those who say it's a main Christmas present, may I suggest you decide on something else each year and use the shirts as a supplementary GIFT.
This is a time of peace , happiness and goodwill a time we all reflect on the past year and look forward to the next and hopefully success.


Even at 42 Martin. laugh.gif

Chuffing ummers Bob, a 42 shirt as a supplementary gift. Wish i could afford that. Top post otherwise mate.
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