Monday, 15 September 2008

The curse of Football Sponsorship

First XL holidays goes bust (the people who sponsor the West Ham shirts), now it looks like AIG might go the same way and they sponsor Man U

3 comments:

jamesshaddock said...

Ah, but in contrast to West Ham (and indeed West Brom, who haven't had a sponsor since the end of last season), I doubt Man Utd will be short of offers.

Oh, and as alluded to Gareth Aubery (http://auberius.blogspot.com/2008/09/your-name-here-subject-to-bailout.html), why is a state-run bank sponsoring Newcastle United FC, Newcastle Falcons RFC and Durham CCC with taxpayers money?

Brian Robson said...

Newcastle are sponsored by Northern Rock and seem to be about as functional at present...

Mind you, the previous two Sunderland sponsors (Reg Vardy and Vaux) are no more, too :o

Anonymous said...

T'was ever thus. Football is todays circus.

Look at the sponsors up and down the leagues and gasp at the way they reflect the booming sectors of our economy - gambling, drinking, debt - so why am I surprised that only a fw few estate agencies managed to hitch their names onto a few lower league club shirts over the past few years?