New Shirt Sponsor

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by reids, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. reids

    reids Squad Player

  2. Disappointing.
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  3. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Same old corporate nonsense.

    The betting industry clearly sees easy profits are made from football fans.
  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    And Watford FC see betting companies as big profits. Circle of Life.
  5. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    I hope they're not paying us in cryptocurrency
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    VAR, live TV games at 3pm and now this.

    Will there be anything sacred left about the game in the future?
  7. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    What's weird is that the promotional video being referenced that they made for the partnership was published online fully yesterday; just seems like nobody noticed.
  8. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    To be fair, it's probably the highest concept thing that's ever been done for us.

    (Yes, I appreciate where that bar is set)

  9. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    A cryptocurrency company whose main other marketing activity is sponsoring a made-up tournament for fake countries - this just screams "scam".

    I'd have thought the Pozzos would be more savvy than this - unless it's all part of another elaborate ruse by them to secretively funnel money around.

    edit: Ha, the company's slogan is "know no borders", so that's obviously what it is - sneaky Pozzos.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
  10. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Without watching the video I like the logo on the shirt and the contrasting colours, works pretty well.
  11. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Some people might say that cryptocurrency sports betting is a polite way of describing money laundering

    Those people would of course be wrong, but they might say that anyway
  12. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Do you get a free Evolution HDTV with the first £1,000 you deposit?
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  13. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

  14. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

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  16. You seem less slapstick and more cynical/cutting these days GD. You ok Hun ?
  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Start of pre-season innit. The Facebook posts and pigeon war stuff will be along soon.
  18. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Genuinely quite disgusting.

    Particularly from ‘the original family club’ who at every opportunity publicly pontificate about how they are upholding the values and principles of Graham Taylor.

    I hate to give them any credit whatsoever but I heard Luton’s chief executive on the radio a few weeks back saying that they would never have a betting sponsor and have turned down several offers to do so. If a s**t, skint and generally scummy club like that doesn’t have to debase themselves in such a way then why do we - a club going into our fifth consecutive season in the richest league in the world - have to?
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  19. Avispón

    Avispón Academy Graduate

    If the add is correct it’s yellow socks this season.
  20. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Everything about it screams ‘classy’.
  21. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I don’t like the promotion of online gambling anymore than you - but we aren’t rich. Until the PL clamps down on them as a whole, then we aren’t in a position to turn away the riches they undoubtedly offer. But the eulogising from the club about how they are a different betting company is a bit much - they said the same about the previous two betting companies we affiliated ourselves with.

    Personally, if they have to allow it, I think betting companies should only be allowed to be the smaller sleeve sponsor.

    And that scum up the road can pontificate about turning down money from betting companies - but that would change when the money got serious. New grounds and players don’t pay for themselves...
  22. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Looking forward to Roy and the other full-time geezers taking bets via in 'The Bunker' next season.
  23. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Genuinely couldnt give a shyte what bollox is written on the front of our shirts.
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  24. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    It's time gambling advertising was banned. We should have the Persil logo on our shirts, or Ecover if we really want to make a statement
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  25. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Burnley are a similar sized club to us and are also sponsored by a shady foreign betting company, which they have been paid an estimated £5 million for.

    Presumably we are earning a similar amount and in modern day football to a club like us that is a pittance and would certainly not equate to ‘turning away riches’. To put it into perspective, it is around the amount we would make by finishing two places higher in the table. When you take into account that we would likely be able to attract another sponsor more befitting of our values and identity as a club, even if they might pay a million or so less, it’s just not worth it.
  26. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    If all these companies are lining up to sponsor teams, then why does every team pick a betting firm more or less? I’m not sure there’s much interest beyond them....

    And £5m is not a pittance to a club like us.
  27. I respect your views but an incremental £5m is not a pittance.
  28. J.B

    J.B First Team

    It’s not an incremental £5 million. We’ve had a non-betting company main sponsor for the last two seasons and received a reported £3 million for it.

    As I said, that sort of increase in revenue is simply not worth it, especially considering how much value the club seem to place in our family-friendly image.
  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I quite like it. Btw what does the dot IO mean at the end? I understabd its Internet jargon but im interested.
  30. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Everybody say IO, IO a boom boom yeah everybody say IO, IO.
  31. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    'Input Output'.

    As in, you put money in, get nothing out.
  32. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Well Leventhal has just tweeted that it’s worth between £21m-£25m over the 3 years. Bit more than £3m...

    So, not a pittance.
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  33. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

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  34. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Excellent. With this sponsor deal we can afford Cahill’s wages, signing on fee and he’s free. It’s a no brainer.
  35. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player


    We don’t need another midfielder.
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