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AC Milan signs new sponsor deal

Discussion in 'Football' started by dospa, 19 April 2006.

  1. dospa

    dospa Non-League

    21 August 2003
  2. Does it ever bother you guys that football is so close with gambling? Most teams home pages have gambling on them, the German fiasco from last year, now Rooney owes millions to bookies. Now this and I think Middlesboro already has a gambling sponsor.

    Just wondering if that ever bugs or worries anyone to the integrity of the game. In the States, you can’t even have a pro team in Las Vegas. The guys who own the Kings (basketball) also own casinos and cannot have NBA games in their sports book. Not that gambling is not part of the games. Heck the 1919 World Series was fixed, college basketball certainly is, and there have been other instances in other sports. But because of that gambling is just not embarrassed by the teams and the leagues the way soccer/football does.
     
  3. Vlad19

    Vlad19 football manager

    5 January 2006
    I can't comment on fixes, but being sponsored by a casino or a gambling organisation is no different than being sponsored by a beer brand. Both things dig at a person's weaknesses, and if we're (rightly) libertarian enough to let people self-destruct through alcoholism, then the same should apply if they get addicted to gambling.

    With that said, I do think the premier european clubs need to be less conscious of money and more conscious of associating with classier brands. I mean they blow huge amounts on questionable transfers so easily, then they sign with the ugliest, most random sponsor and say it was 'financially favourable'. I like short snappy brand names like Opel, not bloody Samsung Mobile Subdivision of the Pan-European Sector or some sillyness like the AIG ManU signed with.
     
  4. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    I'm too used to the Opel symbol, it feels as if its a Milan logo by now.
     
  5. Vlad19

    Vlad19 football manager

    5 January 2006
    Exactly, it's like Inter and Pirelli, Juve and Danone back in the day. Long term partnerships with quality brands is what makes your team look classy as well. It also helps keep continuity for older jerseys, as if the sponsor's different to the present one, people think you're cheap for not buying the latest :roll:
     
  6. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    I don't think it looks good. I have a man utd shirt with vodafone on it and it's become a vodafone shirt, not a united one. When teams change their shirt, sometimes you only know who it is by their sponsor. I hate that.
     
  7. lumlum

    lumlum Premiership

    3 August 2003
    MUFC
    I know what you mean, whenever I see another team with Vodaphone on their shirts I think it's united.
     
  8. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    bah, it should not be allowed. The Portuguese league is called Liga betandwin.com. Crap shit since it only brings suspicion on the game.
     
  9. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool
    Last edited: 23 April 2006
  10. symbol changes are worst you can do to any team, here's what everyone's used to.

    man utd > vadofone
    milan > opel
    arsenal > O2
    inter > pirelli
     
  11. luke909

    luke909 League 2

    17 August 2004
    Man Utd > Sharp
    Arsenal > JVC
     
  12. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Got to agree with the long term sponsor theory - mind you, as far as Utd go, there was also Benfica and Urawa Reds with Vodafone as their sponsor (more?).
    Familiarity is strange I guess - all the footy clubs think about with sponsorship is the money, they don't give two hoots what it will look like on their shirts!
     
  13. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Maybe its Opel who dont want to renew the contract?
     
  14. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    Maybe betandwin pays more than Opel.
     
  15. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool
    I'm used to...

    Juventus - Sony
    Fiorentina - Nintendo
    Arsenal - Dreamcast/Sega

    Glorious days :(
     
  16. inglese

    inglese Non-League

    27 October 2005
    e si nuovo sponsor
     
  17. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    rumors around here that betandwin wants to sponsor all Benfica/Sporting/Porto, by offering the double that PT pays currently to them.
     

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