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2021 Jerseys, Sponsorship, Logos etc

Discussion in 'NRL' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Perth Red

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    Rather than designing a different jersey every year in the vain hope of selling a few hundred clubs should pick iconic designs and keep them to build their brand. Make up your merchandising sales by coming up with decent leisure wear that isn’t plastered with sponsors.
     
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    Fair enough. I think jersey sale numbers aren’t a great thing to chase for NRL clubs. Look at the Roosters. Haven’t changed their jersey in forever and probably don’t do as many sales as a team (most teams) that slightly alters their jersey every couple of years. Doing this has given them a very strong brand image in my eyes. I hate them, but I respect them for how traditional and consistent their jerseys are.

    I’d say that’s why people dislike the new ‘home’ Raiders jersey and it’s why I don’t like the unnecessary use of away jerseys. So often a team will wear their away jersey when it’s really not necessary just to meet their quota of how many games they’ve figured out they need to wear the away to boost sales. I have absolutely nothing to back that up with, it just makes sense to me that that’s the reason that unnecessary away jerseys get worn so often.
     
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  3. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I absolutely love this method of bait-posting.

    Start with an absolutely false position as though something that is the norm actually isn't, to make it seem like there's a problem - which there isn't.

    The lions share of clubs now do pick iconic designs and stick with them. Not every club's gonna do that, but the majority absolutely do.
     
  4. MugaB

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    Yeah i get that, and i did love that heritage jersey in 2011, my wife has one, i cannot find a size from that ISC made jersey, they seemed to just get their designs right, where "classic" completely failed, and matched it with a full white kit... terrible, O'Neills droped the white as soon as they could
     
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  5. Perth Red

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    how many teams this year have a different design jersey to last year, let alone over say the last three years? I’d wager it’s majority of them and probably nearly all of them in three years
     
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  6. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    You can split hairs over what a different design is, but:

    Canberra - have changed their "home" jersey but retained last season's as a heritage which they appear to be wearing regularly.
    Canterbury - same design since 2013, and their general design hasn't changed for 45-50 years save for the bowing of the chevrons and whether they're cut by a sponsor.
    Cronulla - varying themes on the same hoops for at least a decade now.
    Newcastle - have stuck with the classic Henny Penny look for a good 5 years now haven't they?
    Parramatta - also seem to have settled on the 80's-90's style as their main kit
    Penrith - similarly have settled into the black with three colour band
    St Geo Illa - duh
    Souths - duh
    Roosters - duh
    Warriors - now 3 seasons in with the 95 strip and judging by the away, looks to be keeping that style
    Wests Tigers - same basic design concept for a good 5-6 years now as well.

    Broncos, Titans, Cowboys, Melbourne do seem to shift their designs around fair bit, probably because they're younger clubs I guess. Manly seems to be having an identity crisis too, which is odd because their jerseys have been good for the most part in recent decades.
     
  7. roofromoz

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    Didn't mind the white jersey as it was in a way copying the inverse design from the 1991 design but didn't feature at all last year with the exception of the trials. TBH not a huge fan of the pink as the away strip, should just be the WIL design, but the Panthers have been using the pink as the second jersey quite regularly since 2013 (even when an actual away jersey has been released) and that mindset probably won't change anything soon.
     
  9. Saint Doc

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    It has only just occurred to me that it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the GF jersey combination could be this:

    344DDEB5-B644-42E6-B27E-D2CADE6AAE5D.jpeg

    Anyone have the phone number for the NRL fairytale / match fixing department?!

    although who am I kidding, we all know these two teams would make it, and they’d run out in these...

    337ABFED-D488-48BA-BD1F-97FAF43C1702.jpeg
     
  10. MugaB

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    I have the new penrith heritage jersey, it actually will be used for the canberra game, as an ode to the 1991 GF
     
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    Bring back John Fifita First Grade

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    The Bulldogs are set to announce Audi as their new major sponsor this week after the Storm game...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Took me a second but...

    Tampax would be a good get for CB.
     
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    That’ll be disappointing but understandable. Blue would not sit well on that kit. I love that all of their main sponsors have been club colours as of late. Very rare in this day and age
     
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    It would look good on the Sharks kit. Swap it for their green Zthingy.
     
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    Make it happen dogs Screenshot_20210408-074244~2.png
     
  17. Canberra The Peoples Team

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    Would have thought ALDI would have been more in keeping with the Dogs.
     
  18. GAZF

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    Hard to organise on a week's notice. Some black electrical tape will have to do.
     
  19. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    #7 jersey retired in all four grades, stitching embroidered into the NRL jersey.

    Full Tommy day in Round 9, they could wear something then but unless they have a Magpies heritage already in the can, seems unlikely they'll wear one.
     
  20. Frailty

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    Tigers have already announced they will be wearing the Black jersey despite original plans to wear the orange at Leichhardt.

    No way they could produce a Victa-era Magpies Jersey in time.
     

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