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15 Oct 2019 20:34:56
As we all know our commercial manager james bisgrove is over in america for various reasons. I heard today that he will be talking to the american sports manufacturer New Balance, about the possibility of becoming rangers new kit manufacturers. I was told this by a guy i know, who's friendly with graeme park. He could also tell me its a possible 4 year deal and its big money, but New Balance want exposure with everything connected to rangers in a big way. Only passing on to fellow bears on here, to what i was told.

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15 Oct 2019 20:49:53
New Balance are everywhere just now. Right up there with the top end brands. Would be good if true mate. I would like to see Adidas manufacturing our kit. The make some amazing looking strips. Be interesting to see how this pans out!

15 Oct 2019 20:50:43
Coop, I think we should be asking Ashley who our kit supplier is going to be? 😡.

15 Oct 2019 22:38:47
NB are having a nightmare and have sacked their top guys in the UK who were looking after Liverpool and Celtic. Celtic apparently having a nightmare with them. I think this post is clutching at straws. Last time, Under Armour were your new suppliers. There’s no way anyone that isn’t directly connected knows anything about the commercial dealings. Not trying to be a d**k but hearing from someone who knows NB are based in the USA and that our CD is also there, isn’t so much rumour as too much time thinking.

16 Oct 2019 06:39:07
Where did you see/ read that both liverpool and celtic are having a nightmare with New Balance mate?

16 Oct 2019 10:12:10
This is an area I work in. Not directly by any means but it is common knowledge in the industry that NB have done well to reestablish themselves on the global scale. They are not one of the big players but have gone in hard on football (soccer) and got some contracts. However, they are having some significant internal relationship issues and sacked their top relationship managers who worked with Celtic and Liverpool in particular. This has led to frustration at the clubs trying to tie down new deals and other activation clauses. Tensions increased as clubs now have to travel to Boston whereas in the earlier days, NB wee desperate to be courting the clubs on their own patch. Relations are breaking down and this is acknowledged by the people I know within the these clubs.

I know nothing about Rangers doing deals but like I said before, it sounds like either wishful or unfounded speculation. I also don’t think Celtic would be keen on us sharing their market suppliers and this would be a factor for NB with their deal to be renegotiated. NB need Celtic more than the other way round.

16 Oct 2019 11:07:10
Ibrox4Me, i've actually heard celtic are leaving New Balance, when their contract is up and may well be going to puma as their new kit manufacturers. Liverpool are also leaving New Balance and going to nike as their new kit manufacturers.
So just maybe New Balance Would be very willing to do a deal with rangers, as our kit manufacturers, as its very much like they're losing liverpool and celtic mate!

16 Oct 2019 13:44:04
Are NB not supposed to be taking liverpool to court? Hopefully we get rid of ashley shortly then I'm sure we will have a queue of potetial suitors. Nike or adidas for me. 👍.

16 Oct 2019 15:32:28
Yately1, I'm like you, and although I feel this would be great for us, where will Ashley feature in this, as he seems to be able to block everything at present as regards our Kit, not being negative, but we have to get that contract terminated first.

16 Oct 2019 16:37:13
irvger, it’s fantasy island stuff to be talking about NB, Adidas and Nike while like you say we are obviously still contracted to Ashley! They still control a shop in our stadium and when or if that will ever end! For a club the size of ours to get involved with a small company like Hummel says it all, as all the big boys would never have got involved! All this is costing our club millions and millions😡😡😡.

16 Oct 2019 16:58:21
Guarantee you its puma ashley has us tied up in knots with this strip fiasco.

16 Oct 2019 18:27:15
We paid 3mil to SD to end the 7year 4p in the pound deal. We renegoiated a new 1 year deal on favourable terms for us with the catch being we had to give SD the right to match any new deal. We never, hence the court action that we lost. The hummel deal was 3 years, this is year 2. As I see it, SD should have been given the opportunity to match hummels 3 year deal. So we pay compensation to SD for the period up to now and continue with SD until the 3 year contract expires. Or we pay compensation for the full 3 years. I think ashley wants the compensation up to now and the 3rd year to try and renegoiate? Surely after the 3rd year that's it, he's gone?

Hummel have been very quiet though, they must have known that legal action from SD was a possibility. 👍.

16 Oct 2019 19:14:28
Coldo i think you are closer to the truth than we know. i believe King wants to negotiate through the court to end the deal and pay a reasonable amount of compensation to get rid of once and for all. i also believe that Hummel had it written into the contract that there was a early cancellation possibility incase SD won the case. i think Hummel will though retain their name over Auchenhowie for the balance of their contract. can't be sure obviously but it isn't unknown for companies to let courts settle compensation when they believe it will favour them ie they take into account the fact that under SD almost zero shirts were sold but under Hummel millions were moved on. they will know and rangers will ensure they know that gross sales today would not be the same under SD ownership.

16 Oct 2019 19:31:33
Very good post coldo with a lot of sense spoken. Rangers secretary james blair allegedly has been dishonest and very naive, in thinking he could tell ashley and SD lies and that would be the end of it. It was very amateurish by him and that's why we find our club in this kit deal mess.
He just went ahead and concluded the hummel/ elite deal anyway, without informing SD and if they were prepared to match the deal. Thus a judge has now ruled that there won't be a 3rd year with hummel as our kit manufacturers, as was originally signed up for. It ends a year early, after this season. Its a total shambles and a mess of the highest proportion, that employees of our club are guilty of. It wouldn't surprise me in the least, if SD again became our retail partner, taking over from elite, with obviously a very good deal for the club on the offering with puma again, becoming our kit manufacturers from next season. There could also be a compensation settlement, which may well amount to far too much for us to fork out. I have nothing against puma in general, as they're by far the 3rd biggest sportswear manufacturers in the business, behind the big 2 of adidas and nike. Hummel have had terrific designs in their 2 years with us, with plenty of different training wear, but they don't make enough and can't keep up with the demand, of a football club our size. We are arguably the biggest football club that hummel have ever had on board and have never got to grips by the demands from our supporters worldwide. Puma could most certainly keep up with the demands of a club our size, that's it in a nutshell.

16 Oct 2019 19:55:12
Correct coop, but it would only be for a year as that's when the initial hummel deal would have ended. Compensation would be paid to SD for the previous two years. The remaining year would have to be on the terms of the initial hummel deal as that was the right of SD to match any deal, so the year's terms would be favourable to us. Would compensation and a year with SD be worth it to finally rid of us the rat. We would have to suffer SD Logo's at ibrox. Would make me sick. 👍.

16 Oct 2019 21:06:07
Spot on coldo with most likely puma making our kits for that 1 year i'd imagine. Then we can sit down with the big guns in sportswear and negotiate a very good kit deal for our club, that a club the size of rangers should have, ie. adidas or nike. I would be equally delighted with either one.

16 Oct 2019 21:14:43
I think we have to wisen up to the fact that there is a real possibility that SD could be back for a year, whether we like it or not👍.

16 Oct 2019 21:30:52
We're not going to have much time at all, to get next season's kits made, no matter who our kit manufacturer is going to be. Ibrox4Me, who with your experience, do you reckon will quite possibly be our kit makers for next season mate?

16 Oct 2019 21:45:29
I genuinely don’t know. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was Hummel, could be anyone but a lot will depend on the conclusion of the Ashley Chapter. Once that is done, we have a massive demand from our fan base and we should have options.

16 Oct 2019 22:11:42
Is it not january when the compensation hearing is? It could be settled sooner via mediation but I highly doubt that. We will have options I4M, that's a cert. Surely the courts will realise that it is in both parties and the courts interest to part company as the relationship is beyond repair. Award SD compensation and terminate the deal. 👍.

17 Oct 2019 12:10:19
Celtic are with Adidas from next season am hearing.

17 Oct 2019 18:37:42
Them in Adidas next season and us back with Ashley?
Good God😭😤😡.

17 Oct 2019 19:27:29
All a good take on strip mess.

17 Oct 2019 23:01:36
Like i said when i was originally talking about the possibility of New Balance becoming our new kit manufacturers, that the east end mob were leaving New Balance and going to puma as their new kit makers. So i've heard different to you Tango_rfc1.



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