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9 hours ago, PREPOSTEROUS said:

Like I said before, this is the premier club of Northern hemisphere RL and it just looks so cheap. It sets the tone for the rest of the game. 

It does, I agree. 

It's more a knock on the game itself rather than Saints, who are obviously getting a good deal out of it. But if the best we can get these days is a budget store, and plastered on the kit in a very obtrusive way at that (no effort to blend the logo in with the kit's design), then we're not in a good place.

If it was just the font and not the huge block with completely contrasting colours to the shirt, then I could probably live with it more. Hull currently make their sponsors logos fit in with the design and it looks far better.

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10 hours ago, PREPOSTEROUS said:

Like I said before, this is the premier club of Northern hemisphere RL and it just looks so cheap. It sets the tone for the rest of the game. 

Let's not go so over the top with absolutely everything. 

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A bit snobbish to be looking down on shops like Home Bargains. A discount store, yes, but offer good cheaper than many competitors, often to people who may not be able to afford to shop at pricier stores.

They a successful, family run and local business, the largest employer in Merseyside and by all accounts a decent employer (and pays it fair share of tax unlike others). It supports a hell of a lot of families, especially in Merseyside and as a Saints fan, I have no sense of embarrassment in having them as our main sponsor. 

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13 hours ago, PREPOSTEROUS said:

Like I said before, this is the premier club of Northern hemisphere RL and it just looks so cheap. It sets the tone for the rest of the game. 

It doesn’t set the tone. It reflects the fact our game continues to focus on its working class roots and hasn’t successfully transitioned beyond that demographic unlike football. So it reflects the nature of our supporter base

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4 hours ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

It does, I agree. 

It's more a knock on the game itself rather than Saints, who are obviously getting a good deal out of it. But if the best we can get these days is a budget store, and plastered on the kit in a very obtrusive way at that (no effort to blend the logo in with the kit's design), then we're not in a good place.

If it was just the font and not the huge block with completely contrasting colours to the shirt, then I could probably live with it more. Hull currently make their sponsors logos fit in with the design and it looks far better.

I think it's more of a Home Bargains issue than an RL one:

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1 hour ago, Chris22 said:

A bit snobbish to be looking down on shops like Home Bargains. A discount store, yes, but offer good cheaper than many competitors, often to people who may not be able to afford to shop at pricier stores.

They a successful, family run and local business, the largest employer in Merseyside and by all accounts a decent employer (and pays it fair share of tax unlike others). It supports a hell of a lot of families, especially in Merseyside and as a Saints fan, I have no sense of embarrassment in having them as our main sponsor. 

I think it's more the name of the brand rather than the brand itself. I shop their every week, love the place. But behind to lock you into a demographic when we're trying to appeal to more, much in the way we tried to move away from alcohol.

We complain about attracting people with cash to the game, but then plaster a store that calls itself as cheap in the name on our treble champions' shirts in the least subtle of ways. 

When did image stop being important? When we gave up trying to improve it?

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Wasn’t aware Home Bargains had sponsored Bolton but I know they have been involved with Tranmere Rovers in the past. Realistically I think that’s probably where we are as a sport these days in terms of attracting names. Do people expect our clubs to be sponsored by giant corporations like Premier League Football clubs? Not going to happen in the main, sadly. It’s a nice aspiration and I hope we get to those heights but if we ignore tobacco, alcohol and gambling sponsorship (either banned, outdated, unfashionable or under government scrutiny) then which clubs have managed to bring in big name sponsors? Without knowing the financial detail then Warrington should be congratulated for having Hoover on board at least but apart from them which clubs have major financial sponsorship from a big name? 
I also think it’s worth repeating, whilst I’d love Saints to be sponsored by say Santander or Apple, that we have at least moved on from bloody Cash Converters! 
 

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Never seen Hull KR in these colours before! 😮

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Didn't take long for someone in the West of the city to suggest where the inspiration came from...

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2 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Never seen Hull KR in these colours before! 😮

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Didn't take long for someone in the West of the city to suggest where the inspiration came from...

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Just saw this on Insta. The bin reference is a pretty good one to be honest. 

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4 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Never seen Hull KR in these colours before! 😮

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Didn't take long for someone in the West of the city to suggest where the inspiration came from...

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I guess it won't be their year either...

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14 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Never seen Hull KR in these colours before! 😮

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Didn't take long for someone in the West of the city to suggest where the inspiration came from...

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They are the council colours, hence why they're on the MKM Stadium currently (although coincidentally are the MKM colours too).

Does make them look like a skip though 🤣

That diagonal band is horrendous. It just looks wonky rather than intentional, especially with the way they've got the sponsor logo in there. Definitely wouldn't go well with a Home Bargains sponsor!

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34 minutes ago, Waynebennettswinger said:

Wasn’t aware Home Bargains had sponsored Bolton but I know they have been involved with Tranmere Rovers in the past. Realistically I think that’s probably where we are as a sport these days in terms of attracting names. Do people expect our clubs to be sponsored by giant corporations like Premier League Football clubs? Not going to happen in the main, sadly. It’s a nice aspiration and I hope we get to those heights but if we ignore tobacco, alcohol and gambling sponsorship (either banned, outdated, unfashionable or under government scrutiny) then which clubs have managed to bring in big name sponsors? Without knowing the financial detail then Warrington should be congratulated for having Hoover on board at least but apart from them which clubs have major financial sponsorship from a big name? 
I also think it’s worth repeating, whilst I’d love Saints to be sponsored by say Santander or Apple, that we have at least moved on from bloody Cash Converters! 
 

This question always gets asked in response to a question about the profile of a sponsor. The choice isn't between bargain basement or luxury items, there's many many shades between.

I know as a sport we've struggled to attract top end brands, but have done well with middle brands.

And I could understand if it was one of our lower-profile clubs trying to break into a national sponsor. But this is our treble winning champions, who already have had many national sponsor over the years.

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3 minutes ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

This question always gets asked in response to a question about the profile of a sponsor. The choice isn't between bargain basement or luxury items, there's many many shades between.

I know as a sport we've struggled to attract top end brands, but have done well with middle brands.

And I could understand if it was one of our lower-profile clubs trying to break into a national sponsor. But this is our treble winning champions, who already have had many national sponsor over the years.

Fair enough but for every Typhoo there has been a Frontline Bathrooms. Whether it’s down to the image of the town, sport or club, I don’t know.
I do think, as a sport, we are at the same level as lower division regional football clubs and Home Bargains is about where we are at. It is a marked improvement on Cash Converters.

Would I prefer a more high profile sponsor? snobbishly yes, but I see Rugby League’s profile these days and sadly do wonder whether it is realistic to expect anything but what we have. 

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3 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

Never seen Hull KR in these colours before! 😮

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Didn't take long for someone in the West of the city to suggest where the inspiration came from...

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If you were going to make a #### shirt that no one will buy, why bother designing it? Just have a plain white one wi nowt on it.

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4 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

Never seen Hull KR in these colours before! 😮

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Credit to Hull KR for using one of the most well know, and clearly visible from miles around, large structures on Humberside in their promo.  Nice to see the Humber Bridge just beyond in the background too.

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4 hours ago, Waynebennettswinger said:

Fair enough but for every Typhoo there has been a Frontline Bathrooms. Whether it’s down to the image of the town, sport or club, I don’t know.
I do think, as a sport, we are at the same level as lower division regional football clubs and Home Bargains is about where we are at. It is a marked improvement on Cash Converters.

Would I prefer a more high profile sponsor? snobbishly yes, but I see Rugby League’s profile these days and sadly do wonder whether it is realistic to expect anything but what we have. 

Weirdly a couple of my pals who I’ve managed to grind down and create an interest in RL like how we’re sponsored by Batchelors Mushy Peas and companies like that, so much better than airlines and Asian betting companies. 

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