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#1 XIII

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-union/24224152

With the contempt that RU clubs seem to be treating Heineken with, would it be a good idea to look to them as Blue Chip sponsorship for Super League?

Obviously a number of positives and negatives surrounding this, in that perception wise RL could be seen as second choice, but would this be outweighed by helping to entice more casual viewers to the product on show....

#2 deluded pom?

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:56 PM

We don't do alcohol sponsors of competitions do we?


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#3 Ponterover

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

We don't do alcohol sponsors of competitions do we?

 

Challenge cup?

 

Don't think we can afford to be picky, we'd even have to look carefully if North Korea Nuclear wanted to stump up some cash



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

Challenge cup?

 

Don't think we can afford to be picky, we'd even have to look carefully if North Korea Nuclear wanted to stump up some cash

Oops, forgot about Tetleys. 


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#5 PREPOSTEROUS

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

I wonder what the process is the RFL go through when securing (or not) sponsors for SL. I assume they are tirelessly speaking to local and national companies extolling the virtues of sponsoring the second most watched club sport on Sky Sports. I wonder why none have thought to take a punt on a relatively cheap sponsorship package.

Always though npower would be a prime candidate, Jet2 might be worth a shout given their base and potential to benefit from supporters flying out to France.

#6 1976PMJwires

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

This would be a real positive for the good of our game..... We can only dream.

#7 keighley

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

Could give us some Dutch courage to face the world.



#8 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

I like Heineken.

 

I try forget about the union comp whenever I enjoy a nice, refreshing pint of Holland's finest.

 

Ahh, Heineken, that's my choice for a tasty lager beer.

 

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#9 Manx RL

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:18 PM

Oops, forgot about Tetleys.


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#10 Larry the Leit

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

I like Heineken.

I try forget about the union comp whenever I enjoy a nice, refreshing pint of Holland's finest.

Ahh, Heineken, that's my choice for a tasty lager beer.

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#11 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:35 PM

It's muck.

I certainly have you down as a bitter man...

 

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#12 Old Frightful

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:36 PM

It's muck.

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#13 amh

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Always reminds me of Corfu where we referred to it as 'Why not'


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#14 LOYALION

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

Given their seeming willingness to sponsor dog fighting in the far east, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole or drink their muck!

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#15 Henson Park Old Firm

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

I'd rather see gillette get it, they have been loyal to the game, gillette super league...sounds good



#16 jim_57

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:26 AM

Given their seeming willingness to sponsor dog fighting in the far east, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole or drink their muck!


Based on that viral photo? I never really bothered to look it to it but I would say it's 99.99% likely it's a misleading photo and the dog fights were set up in an area where the Heineken flags were already placed. To think a huge company like Heineken would risk it's reputation for such little reward seems ludicrous to me.

#17 Larry the Leit

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:33 AM

Based on that viral photo? I never really bothered to look it to it but I would say it's 99.99% likely it's a misleading photo and the dog fights were set up in an area where the Heineken flags were already placed. To think a huge company like Heineken would risk it's reputation for such little reward seems ludicrous to me.


Agreed. Although they don't mind risking their reputation with the muck they refer to as beer.
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#18 Futtocks

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

Agreed. Although they don't mind risking their reputation with the muck they refer to as beer.

Or sponsoring that muck called Rugby Union. :P

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#19 LOYALION

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

Based on that viral photo? I never really bothered to look it to it but I would say it's 99.99% likely it's a misleading photo and the dog fights were set up in an area where the Heineken flags were already placed. To think a huge company like Heineken would risk it's reputation for such little reward seems ludicrous to me.


I would have agreed but on seeing the photo it appeared to show the arena set up for that particularly vile reason. It is also very quickly removed from Facebook pages whenever it is posted with no explanation and I've never seen a statement from them denying it!
Also as previously stated, the product is tasteless too!

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#20 keighley

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

Also as previously stated, the product is tasteless too!

 

Maybe, maybe not but if they poured 100,000,000 or so into RL I would be prepared to compromise by real ale principles and try a galss or two.






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