FA Cup Final Commemorative Shirt Released

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Diamond, May 1, 2019.

  1. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

  2. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    If the Commercial Dept. had any sense, they'd have been on the blower to Adidas the morning after the semi-final instructing them to get a decent sized batch of the new shirts done with commemorative embroidery, and to launch the new kit in the Final. Bit of an opportunity missed there IMO.
     
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  3. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Looks like something even Bovvy market wouldn't sell. Awful.
     
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  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Just a generic t-shirt isn’t it? The FA Cup bit doesn’t even look embroidered.
     
  5. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Are we not having a sponsor for the final? Good on them.
     
  6. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Yeah you're right but the £30 price tag is the key, a real replica shirt would be £50+. I spoke to the club shop back in January asking if any more replica shirts were coming in and they said no, once stock has gone it takes too long to make any more before the season is over. I've been watching ebay ever since as I like this seasons shirt, (but was too tight to buy it at early season prices).
     
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  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yes, with one thing and another it looks like it’s the first season in ages they’re not going to have to massively reduce prices to get rid of loads of remaining shirts. Shame as I wanted more cheap ones for the kids.
     
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  8. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Only problem is we're playing in our green kit.
     
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Yeah I was hoping to buy a home shirt in the end of season fire sale. Can't believe the first time ever it sold out is the first time I've ever wanted one...

    I'll probably buy one of these shirts, might be worth something if we win.
     
  10. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    It’s XXL and above that sell out quickly. Fat middle aged men in nylon shirts, what a sight!
     
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  11. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Yes, it might be worth a momento of our club's biggest ever moment in history. A miracle unexpected win against one of Europe's top clubs in a Wembley cup final. A keepsake. Something to be treasured.

    But I expect you are referring to monetary 'value'. How much would it fetch on e-bay. The dirty dollar. The filthy lucre. Speculate a little bit. Dabble in the market. That sort of thing.

    We have truly become premier league.
     
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  12. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    It's cheap tat made in China. Frippery means nothing to me.

    If I can flog it to some whopper with more money than sense and spend the proceeds on booze I'd be a fool not to.
     
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  13. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Bloody child labour loving commies.
     
  14. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    The official replicas have been at 20% off for a month or 2 making them £40.
     
  15. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    I agree. It looks awful and a massively cheap knock off attempt.

    I'd be more inclined to buy one of the yellow commemorative t-shirts for £15. Much nicer look and something to keep after.
     
  16. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    2 seasons ago I got the home and away (with the collars that no one was buying) at half price and bogof. 2 shirts for £22.

    Bargain.

    I have the home but am hoping the green away may drop to half price if that doesn't sell out.
     
  17. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    It's nothing I'm going to bother checking but I believe our green shirt has given us many more points than other away strips in recent memory.
     
  18. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    If you must have a replica shirt, you only need one. I had an Iveco one bought in the early 80s which strangely seems to have shrunk over the years :rolleyes: so I bought a larger '84 Cup Final replica shirt at a big discount a few years ago. Let's hope that one doesn't shrink as well....
     
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  19. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    They've not been available since November. Shorts and socks you can buy, but no shirts in any sizes.
     
  20. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Show me a link. There are none.
     
  21. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north First Year Pro

    Sorry. I am think it's only the away now available. The home was on the official shop site until only very recently - maybe just before the semi final.
     
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Is that in the shop itself too? I wandered past on Saturday as I'd walked up from town rather than Croxley for once. Nearly popped in the shop as I was going to look for kids shirts but saw how busy it was and gave up. It looked like they had plenty of home shirts on display on the back wall though?
     
  23. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    That's interesting. I'm up that way tomorrow so will pop in and see what's in there. Cheers.
     
  24. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think I'll crayon the runner up medal on mine.
     
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  25. Now. As you probably know, I am not one for buying the club's overpriced tat and wouldn't be seen dead in a football shirt, however on this occasion I have purchased a yellow T-shirt (the one with the smaller Cup design) just to get into the spirit of things. I MIGHT ACTUALLY wear it to the game (if I can get a ticket).

    I have also got a flag which I am going to put on the wall here for the Manu/Arse/Livepule etc students to admire and weep into their parents' Sky subscription (HOW MUCH!!!!!!).
     
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  26. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Do they do it in XXXL?

    You fatty fat fat.
     
  27. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Why can't both teams play in their proper colours, since they are nowhere near identical?
     
  28. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Bigger sizes already gone. Fat b*stards.
     
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  29. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Christ I thought you were joking. XXXL gone and XXL low stock. Normal human being sizes still plenty of stock.
     
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  30. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    I emailed May Robinson a month ago about the home shirt and this was his very nice reply (not being sarcastic, I genuinely thought it was nice.)

    “Thanks for the email.
    Unfortunately we have no more home shirts available. We have sold out.
    Clearly we are having an amazing season and this has compounded sales. Good for us , but clearly we know we wanted more shirts.
    We did in fact increase this seasons shirt orders by 40% over last seasons which is a huge amount.
    Our shirt orders are done about 9 months in advance of us getting them. Being a bespoke kit, Adidas had to source all materials and factory time to produce them. Adidas have none to supply us and its simply not possible to get these back into production.
    What you will see in 2-3 week's time, is a commemorative Home shirt that is FA cup final stitched. This looks virtually the same as the home kit but is alas not Adidas branded. But what ive have seen, it looks very good.
    Keep you eye out on our website, as you will see it go live there. We may even do pre-orders.
    Hope this helps explain why.

    Many thanks
    Mat Robinson
    Head of Retail

    Edit: I order my commemorative shirt as well.
     
  31. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    if the commemorative shirt is cotton t-shirt type material, it will be preferable to the nasty nylon fire-hazard actual kit. And why does he think having adidas branding is a positive?
     
  32. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    So it's a cheapo tat t-shirt with an iron on FA Cup symbol?

    They think the fans are stupid don't they?

    They would be right.
     
  33. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Win though, and that tat would become a collectors item that some idiot would pay even more for. I’m looking at it as a really risky investment that might quadruple my money 30 years from now.
     
  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    People would pay even more. He's the head of retail.
     
  35. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    The commemorative shirt looks awful. I did however buy the 1984 replica shirt which is very nice.
     

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