Manchesteruk 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??????????
YOWza 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.
SQNo1 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!
BAxMAN 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.
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.
VSFLYER747400 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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Mhodgson 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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Manchesteruk 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
Fbgdavidson 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"
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
: 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
: 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
: maybe he meant EY is least well known than others hey..
: 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
: 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