So what you are saying then, is back then we weren't a big club with no history and pedigree?...
No one was getting deals like this 5-6 years ago, bar maybe whatever deal Barca is on? The Madrid, United etc deals only happened within the last five years - and they had the pedigree to demand that. We were not close to being in this kinda position to try and be the biggest deal in the Premier League. Now we have the manager and a bucket load of marketable players, it's a hell of a lot easier to push.Anyway - bloody love this. I have no animosity towards New Balance, think they've done a brilliant job of the kits the last two years in particular. However Nike is such a global powerhouse, their range of gear outside of the jerseys themselves is boss. Can only imagine the amount of money I'll spend on all sorts of swag if this comes to fruition! The money is the big thing though, the fact we can talk about powers such as Nike being keen to put this kind of investment into us is testament to just how far we've come. On a personal standpoint, since I went to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks) where Nike was founded, I've got a lot of love for the company (obvious labor issues over the years and whatnot aside, which is certainly not isolated to them) and would love to see this happen. Got connections that can get heavily discounted Nike gear at the employee store at their world headquarters in Portland so they'd be getting a lot more communication from me if this does happen
No, don’t even try twisting that angle because that’s not what’s being said and you know it.