Not sure I disagree that much to be honest @DevC - just a race to find a richer owner each time who can afford to keep funding the losses for most clubs I guess.
50/50 was quite often a thrill. Barely a week went by when one of us cried out at half-time if only they had turned up 2 minutes earlier they would have won as the number was only xx away and they always buy it from the same lady... etc etc
Best half time entertainment? Has to be parachutists followed by an improv drama entitled 'angry Irishman shouts at terrified marketing manager' and scene.
I'm probably missing it, but what's the comparison between a car and a bunch of kids?
Kids spending a few seconds pootling around a pitch surely doesn't give any risk of wrecking a pitch?
Any more than letting sponsors stroll around and at times wander off into the Frank Adams.
'pootling' is an underused word. I'm going to shoe horn it into three conversations tomorrow
As is ‘shoe horn’ that’s my three a day for tomorrow!
Dev has just described most football finances the world over I fear. It's only the owners and size of their bank accounts that changes. In the Prem you can make lots of money but you'll need to spend it all and more to stay there. Comfortable regular Champions league qualifiers are few and expensive.
Maybe the limited input the trust have should be as much about enabling a smooth handover as it is about helping the current owners thrive, tricky balance there for sure.
Selling players at their peak (not easy under pressure) Is part of the game now rather than just kicking the can down the road.
I read your post and thought not by me it isn't!
And sure enough it was in reference to me using it!
I swear Dev has a few posts pre written on a few subject on file and just pastes them in.
Hello. Can I have one pint glass, one travel mug and one mug please.
Certainly, that’s £38.
14 quid for a pint glass !
Why would an elephant need comforting?
Very much the elephant in the room, I'd say.
Dad - beer and golf
Mum - smellies and scarves
Good to see progressive thinking in the marketing department.
£10 for three golf balls!
I'm almost surprised there is a decimal point in the cost of the bib.
better come filled, twice, at that price.
I’ve no idea what the going rate for a golf ball is but fucking hell, £14 for a pint glass 😮
Just had a look around all the hipster local breweries round Nottingham and pint glasses appear to fetch about £4. Then I looked at Rebellion - £3.25 for an etched one and £3.75 for a colour logo one.
Titelist Pro V1 golf balls are about £4 a ball.
I’d be best surprised if these are as good as a leading manufacturer’s golf ball, which if I were playing, would all be lost by the 5th hole
Seen a mouse 🐭 perhaps !
How would you have done the marketing?
✅ pint glass for the baby
✅ bib for dad
✅ swap travel mug for mum and standard mug for dad #GirlPower
And as a child, I’d have preferred three golf balls to a PS4 / Xbox skin, but mainly because they hadn’t been invented then.
You can't swap a mum for a travel mug, that only gets you a fridge magnet.
My wife saw this and was outraged that the club would stereotype her as liking to smell nice.
Not split the list by gender. Fairly simple really.
the internet is full of ‘gifts for him/gifts for her ,’ lists this time of year. It’s a very strange thing to get upset about.
Wait until people realise the club are selling replica shirts for almost £50 when you can get a nice shirt in Asda for under a tenner.
next season a new range of unisex smellies will be launched
any other suggestions the perfume house will be happy to consider, bare in mind a £50 price point is a marketing requirement
Bovril shower gel (I mean, Marmite shower gel is a real thing)