Tottenham and Nike

wishkah

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#65
Nike arena is a step too far.
Interested as to why you say this.

My thinking was that the kit could tie with the stadium which would be linked to the NFL. kind of a package deal for max revenue and exposure.

I don't think the Nike Arena would be worse or better than say, Delta Centre, Easy Jet Avenue or Cathy Pacific Hart Lane. I'm picking airlines here due to Emirites and Etihad.
 

yankspurs

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#66
this. Nike is huge in the States and this alone will bring new fans. This may not make sense to the British but few Americans have any real ties to a British club.
Under Armour cuts into Nike's market share in the states by the minute. The gap is closing and rapidly.
 

yankspurs

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#68
I think UA and us are a great match, but I can't help feel that there has been a souring in our relationship with them. On Instagram, UA regularly post about their endorsee's successes - Cam Newton, Steph Curry, Jordan Speith, Mark Phelps, Andy Murray, even bloody Memphis Depay - yet have not posted about our title challenge once, despite us apparently being their marquee 'soccer' association and being serious about cracking the market

There was a bit of a farce where one of our kits got leaked and had to be released early IIRC, maybe that did irreconcilable damage to the relationship?

I hope not because I really like UA and I think we are a good match
Tough to know who exactly are the ones leaking the kits.

So you want to leave UA because they arent promoting us as they do Steph Curry, arguably the best NBA player in the world? Or Jordan Spieth, arguably the best golfer in the world? Lol. They dont promote Notre Dame either, despite being UA's #1 college. Or Maryland, despite being to UA what Oregon is to Nike. Also, Nike doesnt exactly promote teams either.
 

arunspurs

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#69
On 8th March 2011 we announced 16m$USD (approx 10m£) on a 5 year deal with UA
We still have another season (till 2017) to go on with UA.

If we really going to sign 30m£ with Nike, thats the best possible contract we could get - 3 times the current deal is no brainer IMO. I hope, UA matches the offer with Nike. If they do, I really want us to stick with UA - if not Nike is the obvious choice
 

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#70
Harry Hotspur reckons Nike want to buy the club. Sponsor the shirt and stadium. The whole shebang. $1.6bn
 
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#71
This Nike deal runs out in 2017 I think.
UA supply all college football I think.
UA supply a number of colleges, but there is no widespread deal. Each college negotiates their own deal. Oregon for example are generally the flagship programme of the latest Nike uniform. The NFL is different as mentioned, with a league wide deal.
 

yankspurs

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#73
I think people are underestimating how big Under Armour are in America. They have two of the biggest stars in The NBA and NFL, Stephen Curry and Tom Brady.

Stephen Curry is predicted to be the next Michael Jordan and it's estimated he could raise UA's worth to $28bn. They've grown 430% in the last 5 years which is spectacular. They're are a fantastic and innovative company to be associated with.

They've over taken Adidas in North America sales and are just behind Nike now and are desperate to become a major global brand. Nothing would promote that more by sponsoring a Tottenham team in the Champions League (fingers crossed).

Having family in America I came onto Under Armour not long after they started out, I'm a but of a fanboy as you might of guessed and have a vested in the company. You can imagine my face when they signed with Spurs, it was like watching my missus have it off with Emily Ratajkowski.

They've been out bidding Nike on a lot of contracts recently, hopefully Spurs might be another one!
Wrt them outbidding Nike, I know, with 99% certainty, that UA monetarily outbid Nike for the big kahuna of colleges, the University of Michigan, last year. The reason UA didnt get the contract is because Michigan is a traditional Nike school and the fans(myself included) and big donors were infuriated when they left Nike for Adidas about 8 or 9 years back and have desperately wanted to go back to Nike. Also didnt hurt to have Michael Jordan personally call Jim Harbaugh to offer him becoming the first football team wear the Jumpman brand.
 

chrissivad

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#75
On 8th March 2011 we announced 16m$USD (approx 10m£) on a 5 year deal with UA
We still have another season (till 2017) to go on with UA.

If we really going to sign 30m£ with Nike, thats the best possible contract we could get - 3 times the current deal is no brainer IMO. I hope, UA matches the offer with Nike. If they do, I really want us to stick with UA - if not Nike is the obvious choice
So the Nike deal would start the season we move onto the new stadium?
 

worcestersauce

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#78
Interested as to why you say this.

My thinking was that the kit could tie with the stadium which would be linked to the NFL. kind of a package deal for max revenue and exposure.

I don't think the Nike Arena would be worse or better than say, Delta Centre, Easy Jet Avenue or Cathy Pacific Hart Lane. I'm picking airlines here due to Emirites and Etihad.
Sponsor the shirt and they have their flash on it sponsor the stadium and they have their name on it, it is their stadium and we are their club, that will be the case with any sponsor but Nike push the ownership role, Dr Faustus comes to mind.
The Nike name defining our club is a step too far.
 

Ribble

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#79
Harry Hotspur reckons Nike want to buy the club. Sponsor the shirt and stadium. The whole shebang. $1.6bn
I think I'd trust Ole Gibbsy before listening to HH, the conflicts of interest created by Nike owning a football would be mind boggling.