Next seasons kit choice?

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Ascotexgunner » 27 Jun 2022 13:13

PATRIQT There's a rumour of a potential 3rd kit this year, and it may be black.


Love the black away kits. Loved QPRs last season, but 3 kits is taking the piss. Clubs don't need 3 kits. You watch some of the PL clubs and some of those kits might only get worn 2 or 3 times.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by JedMaxwell » 27 Jun 2022 14:13

I know you have to have three kits available for European competition, so a lot of Prem teams will always have a third one.

Obviously for clubs lower down it's just another revenue stream. I don't mind really as I like kits and gear and all that stuff but yeah, we've had two kits for years and never had an issue.

I like the idea of one-off cup/charity kits. With our link to the No.5 youth charity that could be something to look at. Remake a classic from yesteryear for the FA Cup or something.

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by Millsy » 27 Jun 2022 14:52

PATRIQT There's a rumour of a potential 3rd kit this year, and it may be black.


KKKarboot would love it.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by 3points » 28 Jun 2022 13:44

surely a third kit just cannibalises the sales of the home and away kits. Assume most people will choose one kit to buy, not all three?

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Forbury Lion » 28 Jun 2022 17:10

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PATRIQT There's a rumour of a potential 3rd kit this year, and it may be black.


Love the black away kits. Loved QPRs last season, but 3 kits is taking the piss. Clubs don't need 3 kits. You watch some of the PL clubs and some of those kits might only get worn 2 or 3 times.
It's not about needing the kit, it's about fans buying the kits and some fans might buy a 3rd kit.

Maybe they should knock up replica kits in a variety of colours and sort of crowd fund them, if they get more than x number of backers or £x then get it made, Who cares if the team actually wear it or not, If someone wants to wear a pink Reading shirt, for example why not make them one and take their money?


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by tmesis » 28 Jun 2022 17:10

3points surely a third kit just cannibalises the sales of the home and away kits. Assume most people will choose one kit to buy, not all three?
Some will buy more than one, and having a 3rd option probably gives people more chance of having a kit they like.

It is almost certainly about milking sales though. There's rarely a need for a third kit.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by morganb » 29 Jun 2022 07:47

Pinch of salt but...

Our away kit just got leaked on @macronsports_ and they deleted and went private? #readingfc

https://twitter.com/1871_GS/status/1541 ... oA-dw&s=19

This but dark green allegedly


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Hendo » 29 Jun 2022 08:10

Interesting, Macron haven't missed yet - so will wait and see.

Would also explain the need for a 3rd kit.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Hendo » 01 Jul 2022 09:41

Think this will be a pretty good thing going forward - https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/01/fanatics-announced-as-official-retail-partner-of-reading-football-club/

FANATICS ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNER OF READING FOOTBALL CLUB


Used Fanatics to buy a bunch of NFL stuff in the past.


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Uke » 01 Jul 2022 11:39

Hendo Think this will be a pretty good thing going forward - https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/01/fanatics-announced-as-official-retail-partner-of-reading-football-club/

FANATICS ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNER OF READING FOOTBALL CLUB


Used Fanatics to buy a bunch of NFL stuff in the past.


How many in-house staff will be losing jobs as a result though? They've contracted out the online fan store.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by secks » 01 Jul 2022 11:50

Hendo Think this will be a pretty good thing going forward - https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/01/fanatics-announced-as-official-retail-partner-of-reading-football-club/

FANATICS ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNER OF READING FOOTBALL CLUB


Used Fanatics to buy a bunch of NFL stuff in the past.


So it mentions the fanstore, and online store will be closed until the 12th July. Is that then the potential date for the new kit to go onsale?

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by Hendo » 01 Jul 2022 11:55

secks
Hendo Think this will be a pretty good thing going forward - https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/01/fanatics-announced-as-official-retail-partner-of-reading-football-club/

FANATICS ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNER OF READING FOOTBALL CLUB


Used Fanatics to buy a bunch of NFL stuff in the past.


So it mentions the fanstore, and online store will be closed until the 12th July. Is that then the potential date for the new kit to go onsale?


I would say that would be a good indication, certainly then or maybe the following weekend.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by RG30 » 01 Jul 2022 12:36

Uke
Hendo Think this will be a pretty good thing going forward - https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/01/fanatics-announced-as-official-retail-partner-of-reading-football-club/

FANATICS ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL RETAIL PARTNER OF READING FOOTBALL CLUB


Used Fanatics to buy a bunch of NFL stuff in the past.


How many in-house staff will be losing jobs as a result though? They've contracted out the online fan store.


Might explain why the Fan Store Manager left recently.


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by From Despair To Where? » 01 Jul 2022 13:11

morganb Pinch of salt but...

Our away kit just got leaked on @macronsports_ and they deleted and went private? #readingfc

https://twitter.com/1871_GS/status/1541 ... oA-dw&s=19

This but dark green allegedly



Hope not, that looks fcuking horrible.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by PATRIQT » 01 Jul 2022 14:42

Non RFC but Caversham United's new shirt is pretty smart.


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by fartdad » 02 Jul 2022 02:29

Fanatics is garbage for various reasons, ask any American sports fan

Teams get lured by the savings of letting another company handle online retail but they are notoriously bad here. They eat up competition and make poor quality items. Soulless, boring.. actually maybe a good fit

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Jagermesiter1871 » 02 Jul 2022 09:57

fartdad Fanatics is garbage for various reasons, ask any American sports fan

Teams get lured by the savings of letting another company handle online retail but they are notoriously bad here. They eat up competition and make poor quality items. Soulless, boring.. actually maybe a good fit


This would be an issue if the current stuff sold in the megastore wasn't absolute shit. Fanatics stuff whilst maybe soulless can genuinely not be worse.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by SouthDownsRoyal » 02 Jul 2022 10:00

fartdad Fanatics is garbage for various reasons, ask any American sports fan

Teams get lured by the savings of letting another company handle online retail but they are notoriously bad here. They eat up competition and make poor quality items. Soulless, boring.. actually maybe a good fit


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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Ascotexgunner » 02 Jul 2022 12:48

PATRIQT Non RFC but Caversham United's new shirt is pretty smart.



Wow.....seriously that is one of the nicest shirts I've seen in a long time.

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Re: Next seasons kit choice?

by Stranded » 04 Jul 2022 08:50

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Hendo Think this will be a pretty good thing going forward - https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/july/01/fanatics-announced-as-official-retail-partner-of-reading-football-club/



Used Fanatics to buy a bunch of NFL stuff in the past.


So it mentions the fanstore, and online store will be closed until the 12th July. Is that then the potential date for the new kit to go onsale?


I would say that would be a good indication, certainly then or maybe the following weekend.


Would guess 12th online with sales starting in the Megastore prior to the West Ham game on the 16th.

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