Thursday, March 22, 2007

Supporters Get To Choose Kit

Over the last few months we have written about the opportunity that lies ahead for our Club to engage with supporters when the inevitable change of kit supplier happens.

We still feel that when the change of kit supplier comes it will give our Club a great opportunity to canvass supporter's views and opinions. In particular, supporters could be asked to put forward their designs for the next home shirt with the winning three designs chosen by an independent panel and put forward for inclusion in the choice of home shirts available which would then be voted on by the supporters. This process would ensure that our Club are keen to include the supporters in important decisions that affect them but perhaps even more important the first home shirt manufactured by the new kit supplier may become a sell-out/ commercial success. What a great way to start a new relationship.

The opportunity for our Club to take such a progressive move is fading fast and perhaps the ongoing takeover talks has some bearing on this. That aside, we did note that Sheffield United have recently managed to successfully canvass opinion of their supporters with reference to their away kit next season. You might not like their choice of a lime green shirt with black trim (supplied by Le Coq Sportif) but at least their opinions were sought and their final choice accepted.

Our previous articles can be read here and here

9 Comments:

At 8:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just have to watch the rag supporters don't get chance to wreck it by repeatedly picking a crap option.

 
At 10:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes i agree,i rather have the club choose a kit ,its too risky we might have other north west teams fans choosing a purple kit

 
At 10:34 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there would be ways to control the process. Plus if we are simply voting on the home shirt (as suggested) what is the worry? We'd be voting on several different styles of light blue? It can be done if the Club wants to engage with us the fans but I seriously doubt that the Club want to do that. Mind you didn't Tyrell say that no other Premiership club communicates more with their fans then City? Let's see the evidence please!

 
At 10:54 pm, Anonymous Bladesman said...

Blades got to 'choose' the home kit for next season as well as away kit...

 
At 10:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's easy to control, we get a voting form as we go through the turnstile! that not only eliminates rags but also stay aways/armchair 'fans'. As far as i'm concerned, the sleeves must be blue & the shorts white!
Nick (Congleton)

 
At 11:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is our kit supplier still going to be reebok then?

 
At 12:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy - only seasonticket holders can vote and they give their seasonticket number. Choosing away kit also is important - the red & black stripes for me please; its important that fans choose for the feel good factor, and that kit for me always brings back great memories and feelings.

 
At 12:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would certainly be up for it, pop on illustrater and works some designs...- would love an opportunity

 
At 1:16 pm, Blogger William said...

Other clubs that have tried that have enabled online voting with a £1 fee for voting. That way, even if rags fans etc want to vote, they'll be paying the club money to do so.

 

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