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I'm a bit torn on this one.  Obviously there is a very personal and touching story from Derek Beaumont behind both the special shirt and its design.  That is something I think we can all respect.

But, on the other hand, surely with cash generated from sales of the shirt going to Cancer Research, a very worthwhile cause, you would surely try and go for something that would generate more revenue.  I may be wide of the mark but I don't see many buying this for the shirt itself and so any purchase is in support of the charity... that's a good thing but with a different design you could have both surely?

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I know I'm going to get shot down for being a callous barsteward here but why would you want to wear a shirt designed by Derek Beaumont to look like his dead dad's dodgy garb? The power has gone to his head. It's all me me me with him.

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1 hour ago, Dunbar said:

I'm a bit torn on this one.  Obviously there is a very personal and touching story from Derek Beaumont behind both the special shirt and its design.  That is something I think we can all respect.

But, on the other hand, surely with cash generated from sales of the shirt going to Cancer Research, a very worthwhile cause, you would surely try and go for something that would generate more revenue.  I may be wide of the mark but I don't see many buying this for the shirt itself and so any purchase is in support of the charity... that's a good thing but with a different design you could have both surely?

My understanding is Derek is funding the shirt, ALL sales not profit to go to the charity. 
His dad was a bit of a local showman who spent most of his life performing as a Rod Stewart tribute act all over the country. 
The ability to have it personalised with a loved one lost or fighting the disease will be why it’s bought.

I wish I was able to do this when I lost my dad 

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47 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

I know I'm going to get shot down for being a callous barsteward here but why would you want to wear a shirt designed by Derek Beaumont to look like his dead dad's dodgy garb? The power has gone to his head. It's all me me me with him.

I tend to agree on this one. I quite like Beaumont, but I think this kind of thing is very self indulgent. I bought the Wire shirt for MND and Saints did the charity one a couple of years back with the charity logo - I think that is the way to go, this is the kind of thing an amateur club might do on a tour to a past player or something. 

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26 minutes ago, sweaty craiq said:

My understanding is Derek is funding the shirt, ALL sales not profit to go to the charity. 
His dad was a bit of a local showman who spent most of his life performing as a Rod Stewart tribute act all over the country. 
The ability to have it personalised with a loved one lost or fighting the disease will be why it’s bought.

I wish I was able to do this when I lost my dad 

That is great and I am a personal supporter of Cancer Research.

I have some more feelings on what would have been the best approach here but I will just shut up and say I hope that this initiative delivers for a very deserving charity.

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17 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

That is great and I am a personal supporter of Cancer Research.

I have some more feelings on what would have been the best approach here but I will just shut up and say I hope that this initiative delivers for a very deserving charity.

exactly the same on this.. support them heavily (as well as the specialist cancer hospital in sheffield) but agree with your second paragraph too.

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Presumably influenced by the brand Desigual. I have a dozen eccentric shirts by them in my wardrobe, was avante-garde 12 to 15 years ago for those seeking a flamboyant look .

Thumbs up to DB for making a statement, 

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5 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

I know I'm going to get shot down for being a callous barsteward here but why would you want to wear a shirt designed by Derek Beaumont to look like his dead dad's dodgy garb? The power has gone to his head. It's all me me me with him.

You deserve to be shot down for that tbf! 

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4 hours ago, Rupert Prince said:

I hope it's a good one because they are only there because we need 12 for Magic.

No idea what you're on about, but you actually think there will be a MAGIC weekend ? But at least lowly Leigh with their rubbish 21 man squad will be able to raise a team, unlike the BIG clubs that also have academy payers at their disposal. 🙄

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On 21/07/2021 at 21:04, Pigeon Lofter said:

Presumably influenced by the brand Desigual. I have a dozen eccentric shirts by them in my wardrobe, was avante-garde 12 to 15 years ago for those seeking a flamboyant look .

Leigh Centurions x Desigual 

Collab.

Do not ever let it be said that our sport is not at the cutting edge of commercialism. 

 

 

 

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Is there a list of family members that you’re allowed to honour, then? I don’t imagine we’d see some of the posts here had it been a child of Beaumont’s. 

Charity shirts are usually garish, hopefully they raise a fair bit for charity. 

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