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Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 am
Posted by Fallon on Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 am
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Also... Who celebrates 130 years of something, it's a really odd number to pick. Is there a specific reason or is it just to rinse some extra ££s out of fans?

Appreciate these are lean times for clubs but this particular product just seems way off the mark on so many levels.
Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:30 am
Posted by Him on Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:30 am
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Also... Who celebrates 130 years of something, it's a really odd number to pick. Is there a specific reason or is it just to rinse some extra ££s out of fans?

Appreciate these are lean times for clubs but this particular product just seems way off the mark on so many levels.

Yep. I don’t mind them finding reasons to make some money but it’s just so rubbish a shirt when it’s supposed to be a heritage one.

The NHS one was too. If that had been a better design I’d have bought one. Instead I just donated 10 quid to charity rather than pay 30 quid for a rubbish shirt.
Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:04 am
Posted by lionarmour87 on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:04 am
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I think I'm bit long in the tooth for wearing shirts ,but if I was one would be enough . Some people must have wardrobes full of them and I agree this one is awful .looks like they run out of ideas. If they want to memorialize a funny date like 130 years get the club historian and a team of researchers to produce a book . I know weve had the Headingley story ,but it could be added to and updated
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Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:10 am
Posted by cheekydiddles on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:10 am
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I appreciate I’m in a minority of one so far...but I quite like it :|

Modern with all the current sponsors, heritage with the old crest and the names of all the players to have ever played first team woven in the fabric around the bottom section and retro with the old style collar

Granted 130 years isn’t a number to celebrate like it would have been if 100 or 150 and it’s obviously been brought out to try and bring in some extra cash, which normally I’m dead against with the number of shirts brought out each year recently, but I kind of get it in the current climate and so am not as critical as I’d normally be.

Each to their own I suppose. Every one on here so far hates it, but I don’t mind it
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Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:13 am
Posted by christopher on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:13 am
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I just don’t get how they could get something like this so wrong when it is really simple to do.

Forget the bizarre reason (130 years, eh?) the club has fortunately got a very strong recognisable traditional kit design (like saints red V Wigan cherry hoops) so anything heritage should be easy to do Who signed it off and thought, yes that’s representitive of our history?

Bizarre.
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Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:16 am
Posted by christopher on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:16 am
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I appreciate I’m in a minority of one so far...but I quite like it :|

Modern with all the current sponsors, heritage with the old crest and the names of all the players to have ever played first team woven in the fabric around the bottom section and retro with the old style collar

Granted 130 years isn’t a number to celebrate like it would have been if 100 or 150 and it’s obviously been brought out to try and bring in some extra cash, which normally I’m dead against with the number of shirts brought out each year recently, but I kind of get it in the current climate and so am not as critical as I’d normally be.

Each to their own I suppose. Every one on here so far hates it, but I don’t mind it


I don’t particularly dislike the shirt it’s the fact that it isn’t well designed for what it’s meant to be that is bizarre, just put irregular hoops where the lines are and at least it’s representitive of our actual heritage
Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:47 am
Posted by The Ghost of '99 on Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:47 am
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It's 150 years since Leeds St Johns was founded, 1870 being the date the club had taken to putting as the establishment year on the vintage range - except for this shirt where they have gone back to the, wholly inaccurate, "est'd 1895" marker.

So there is a totally legitimate, club-supported 150th anniversary this year but they've chosen instead to celebrate the ground's 130th? Headingley is unique and important to both Leeds and the sport but it just seems totally random to choose this when there was an easier thing to select instead.

A genuine heritage design would not have been hard either. The club played in purely white at some stage, which could have produced a nice shirt.
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Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Posted by Lawrie L on Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:13 pm
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It's 150 years since Leeds St Johns was founded, 1870 being the date the club had taken to putting as the establishment year on the vintage range - except for this shirt where they have gone back to the, wholly inaccurate, "est'd 1895" marker.

So there is a totally legitimate, club-supported 150th anniversary this year but they've chosen instead to celebrate the ground's 130th? Headingley is unique and important to both Leeds and the sport but it just seems totally random to choose this when there was an easier thing to select instead.

A genuine heritage design would not have been hard either. The club played in purely white at some stage, which could have produced a nice shirt.



It’s a very good point about the 150th anniversary

If you look at how Leeds United celebrated their anniversary, we could have really gone to town and celebrated this historic moment
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Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:53 pm
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It's 150 years since Leeds St Johns was founded, 1870 being the date the club had taken to putting as the establishment year on the vintage range - except for this shirt where they have gone back to the, wholly inaccurate, "est'd 1895" marker.

So there is a totally legitimate, club-supported 150th anniversary this year but they've chosen instead to celebrate the ground's 130th? Headingley is unique and important to both Leeds and the sport but it just seems totally random to choose this when there was an easier thing to select instead.

A genuine heritage design would not have been hard either. The club played in purely white at some stage, which could have produced a nice shirt.

Yep the established 1895 frustrated me too. Simply because it’s wrong.

Nothing wrong with celebrating 130 years of Headingley but maybe produce a dvd/downloadable video of a documentary on the ground. I’d buy that.

Or even the shirt done properly. It just seems all so disjointed.
Re: 130th heritage Shirt
Post Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm
Posted by LeedsLurch on Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:03 pm
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It doesn't even say what it's made of. Could be cotton or not?
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