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User currently offlineManchesteruk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Middle eastern airlines eye up Manchester United for shirt sponsorship when vodafone runs out soon.. it could also involve the renaming of old trafford.
As a manchester united fan an and i know many others im sure this will cause some fury, as its been the name for 100 years+
and as its one of the richest football teams in the world im sure this could only be a positive move for any airline your views??????????


http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/me...328_airlines_court_man_united.html

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User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

I'll take the highest bidder, as long as OT doesn't get renamed. Anything but that  Smile

Google / MS / Etihad will all do for me...


User currently offlineKA501 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

Quoting DavidT (Reply 1):

Its a pity ''CITY AIRLINES'' don't have that sort of financial power Big grin


User currently offlineManchesteruk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

i wonder how vodafone went on maybe if there profits have soared they will make sure they bid the highest..... and i bet the majority of fans havnt even heard of the airlines in question.

User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

I'd love to see Virgin Atlantic on Man-U's shirts....and maybe Ryanair on Arsenal's  biggrin 

User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 4):
I'd love to see Virgin Atlantic on Man-U's shirts....and maybe Ryanair on Arsenal's

How about BA on Arsenal's? Very appropriate for such kind of rivalries between the two clubs/airlines.


User currently offlineManchesteruk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 4):
I'd love to see Virgin Atlantic on Man-U's shirts....and maybe Ryanair on Arsenal's

me too  highfive  and maybe easy jet on liverpools Big grin


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Quoting Superhub (Reply 5):
How about BA on Arsenal's? Very appropriate for such kind of rivalries between the two clubs/airlines.

That would be pretty neat.

Quoting Manchesteruk (Reply 6):
me too highfive and maybe easy jet on liverpools

..and Indepedence Air (The one that just went belly up) on Chelsea's.  duck 


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Quoting Manchesteruk (Reply 3):
i wonder how vodafone went on maybe if there profits have soared they will make sure they bid the highest

Given the global appeal of Man U any company choosing to pay for such a sponsorship would want something to appear on the shirt that would appeal to a global audience. Vodafone can not really maximize their advertising dollar in this role as they operate in many different countries under different name. In the US they are 45% of Verizon in Chile they are Smartcom etc etc. To compund this Vodafone is quite light off the grounf in Asia where Man U has a huge support base. With all that in mind I don't see Vodafone being interested in the future.

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 4):
Ryanair on Arsenal's

Emirates will be the shirt sponsor, they have inked a 100M$ deal including naming rights to their new Stadium.

As for renaming OT, well it's just a sign of the time. The could always rename just the field and not the stadium itself so it would be "Welcome to Etihad Field at Old Trafford. Today Man U vs xxx"

PS Has anyone else noticed the QR billboards appearing all round EPL grounds in the last few weeks?

YOWza



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User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 685 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

I read a story during the weekend in one of the newspapers that the online gambling chain Mansion was the front runner for a sponsorship deal with Manchester United with a £100 million pound, five year deal.

Sorry to let down those who wanted Old Trafford to be called the Etihad Stadium or the Qatar Airways Dome!  Wink

With Regards,
Alex.B


User currently offlineManchesteruk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

qatar airways also sponsors the news here...in assocition with qatar airways it says at the end of bulletins.... not sure if its bbc1 or itv though..as itv already has bmi baby sponsoring it.

User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

I would love to see BA become United's sponsors. This would cause utter revulsion amongst the large MAN community on this forum who despise BA for their lack of interest in MAN and, at the same time, have the cheek to call themselves 'British' Airways.

Unfortunately, it ain't gonna happen.

I wouldn't like seeing EY as sponsor of United. They are just too much of a 2nd division airline at the moment. A nice, established Premier League style brand such as Microsoft would be much more appropriate.

Quoting Superhub (Reply 5):
How about BA on Arsenal's? Very appropriate for such kind of rivalries between the two clubs/airlines.

BD are/were the official airline of the Gooners. Not sure how EK's involvement with Arsenal will affect this deal.
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/abou...essreleases.aspx?year=2004&rid=495



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 11):
Microsoft

You serious? Microsoft will not waste their money, they are already laughing in the profits this woudl be a pointless exercise. Also EY is not second rate despite what your pride in the UK may have you believe.

YOWza



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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 12):
. Also EY is not second rate despite what your pride in the UK may have you believe.

LOL.. What's with the bitterness?


User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 731 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1941 times:

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 11):
BD are/were the official airline of the Gooners. Not sure how EK's involvement with Arsenal will affect this deal

BD would be good sponsors - they could codeshare with the rest of the Premiership!


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1926 times:

Scot Airways sponsor Tottenham, and fly them to most of their northern games (either into BLK or MAN).


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User currently offlineVSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Quoting Manchesteruk (Reply 10):
qatar airways also sponsors the news here...in assocition with qatar airways it says at the end of bulletins.... not sure if its bbc1 or itv though..as itv already has bmi baby sponsoring it.

QR sponsors the weather slots on sky news. Shame UA are still financially not to fit otherwise there would be a perfect sponsor for MUFC.



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User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 731 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Quoting VSFLYER747400 (Reply 16):
Shame UA are still financially not to fit otherwise there would be a perfect sponsor for MUFC.

Yes, especially if they actually served Manchester!


User currently offlineManchesteruk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

but it does Big grin lol...... how come it doesnt serve manchester ???


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User currently offlineVSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 15):
Scot Airways sponsor Tottenham

Thomsons sponsor Tottenham.



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1797 times:
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Just can't see the "Qatar Airways stadium" or the "Etihad arena" happening, it will cause a storm amongst the fans. I can see a sponsorship deal being done though, a la Arsenal/Emirates.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 12):
Also EY is not second rate despite what your pride in the UK may have you believe.

Not second rate, but it's not an airline that's known very well over here (yet), Emirates are easily the most recognisable Middle East airline in the UK.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 20):
Just can't see the "Qatar Airways stadium" or the "Etihad arena" happening, it will cause a storm amongst the fans.

So did the Glazier's taking over - but its a case of put up or shut up. The fans can burn all the effigies they want but it won't change a thing. I've not seen Arsenal fans protestng at moving to the Emirates Stadium.



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User currently offlineManchesteruk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 21):
So did the Glazier's taking over - but its a case of put up or shut up. The fans can burn all the effigies they want but it won't change a thing. I've not seen Arsenal fans protestng at moving to the Emirates Stadium.

arsenal are making 30000 more tickets at their new stadium so of course they wont moan, they can jus see pound signs flashing in their eyes. we were protesing about being taken over by glaziers not about moving a grounds


User currently offlineEDKA From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

link to the similar thread in Non-Av forum

New Man Utd Shirt Sponsor?


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 8):
"Welcome to Etihad Field at Old Trafford. Today Man U vs xxx"

"Budweiser introduce Soccertainment, forget half time entertainment let's have Monster trucks! Middlesborough FC, now Middlesborough Red and White Socks...no more boring 0-0 draws, now added-time multiball"

etc etc



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
25 YOWza : No bitterness. I'm just tired of people bashing every GCC carrier and anything they do despite many people never having even flown them. I'm not Arab
26 Jacobin777 : YOWza, I couldn't agree with you more, just go to the nonav forum and you'll see all the "closet distrust" come out in full force........every 3rd th
27 Manchesteruk : maybe he meant EY is least well known than others hey..
28 Post contains images UK_Dispatcher : As much as I hate Man U, I think it would be good for Etihad to get the sponsorship deal - great worldwide publicity, especially with the AUH-MAN serv
29 BAxMAN : Goodness. I didn't mean to trigger some sort of inferiority complex. Sorry. What was meant by the remark is that EY are simply a poor man's EK. We al
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