Man Utd secure adidas kit deal

Manchester United have agreed a deal with adidas worth a minimum of £750million over 10 years from the 2015-16 season.

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lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

@truthwillout, I will level with you I didn't read your pile of drivel and hot air. But to end this pointless argument, Adidas revenue in 2012 was 14.88b Euro. Nike's was $24.1b in 2012. For you to even say that Nike isn't as big as Adidas when it comes to football is just plain silly. Nike is the world's market leader in sports apparel and footwear for all sports. Since 2012 Adidas' revenue has dropped and Nike's is up 10%.

Posted 6:03pm 17th July 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

@Harry, I said really dominant, Everton and Arsenal weren't really dominant, they may have been a force but I wouldn't class them as really dominant. We won the 1st Division in 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 88 and 90. So that's 6 titles out of 10. Villa won in 81, Everton won it in 85, 87 and Arsenal won in 89, which should have been us but we were so broken after Hillsborough we couldn't hold on, so it could and perhaps should have been 7 out of 10.

Posted 5:51pm 17th July 2014

HarryBoulton says...

Of course, you can now add Arsenal and City to that group of clubs who's financial strength is equal, or bigger than ours.

Posted 11:10am 17th July 2014

HarryBoulton says...

@lfcfan80, I'm not sure about that last point. Everton and Arsenal were both very good sides around that point in time as well. I think their fans may take issue with the opinion that you were the only team to be over-taking.......? The time of dominance went when Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003. From that point on we had to worry about not only Liverpool and Arsenal ,but a new club with bottomless pockets.

Posted 11:09am 17th July 2014

thetruthwillout (Manchester United) says...

lfcfan80 (Liverpool).... P.s. Adidas NOT Nike are the market leader in sportswear for the world's game football..... No I am not claiming that Adidas are bigger than Nike overall. Just simply making the point that football is very important to Nike & that's why they have paid world record amounts to the football teams they have in their portfolio. They were simply outbid by Adidas this time with United! Go on.... Admit it.... You are wrong this time!

Posted 10:25am 17th July 2014

thetruthwillout (Manchester United) says...

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) its hilarious but typical that you really can't admit when you were wrong! You can't turn YOU being wrong back on me! Lol! YOU said the following........."I have no idea if Nike wanted to keep the partnership with United or not and I'd be surprised if you did either, but I seriously doubt that United mattered to them more than a US sports team in the NFL, MLB or NBA. Those are deals which do matter to Nike. A foreign team like United isn't important to them in the same way as a US team is, that I can tell you.".... A couple of examples of the fact that you know absolutely nothing about what you claim to know is that Nike's deals in the states are with the leagues & individual players, and NOT with any individual teams. AND Nike have & do place massive importance on all their Football deals outside the states, because its the world's game & its represents a big potential growth area for them. YOU were/are wrong on all accounts. Admit when YOU are wrong, it will be good for you. If YOU can't it will show everyone what kind of guy you are!

Posted 10:17am 17th July 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

@thomo, no United won't finish above Chelsea or City for that matter. They could of course finish above Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham

Posted 12:56am 17th July 2014

petergriffin (Manchester City) says...

Tedcrilly - in his last spell at Barca he was sacked with them 3 points above the relegation zone and in his last spell at Bayern he was sacked after not qualifying them for the Champions league so not exactly true that he's been a success in all his posts. But I take your point I was just pointing out in his latest appointment he set up very similar to the style synergy was insulting. It ll be interesting to see how he sets United up to play. And yes I accept I was wrong about Chelsea but in the near future for City and Chelsea the "sugar daddy" insult will no longer apply as both are on course to be sustainable in the near future, I m sure we can all agree that?

Posted 9:09pm 16th July 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

@Harry, absolutely it isn't a given that Liverpool will get top 4 this season or indeed win the league. But for that matter it isn't a given that United will either. It is as close to a given as can be that City and Chelsea will finish top 4 so that only leaves 2 CL places left, meaning it will be one great season. As for United's financial might I absolutely agree that United are as strong as ever and one bad season won't affect that. But in footballing terms a clubs financial might is linked to their results on the pitch, United won't remain in good financial health if they continue to finish out of the top 4 or not win silverware. Time of course will tell and we will see how Liverpool and United do this season. Personally I think they will finish in the top 4, as for winning the league, no those times of dominance have gone, they went with Fergie as did the glory days of proper football a-la Shankly, Paisley, Busby etc. Yous have fallen off your perch now and City and possibly Chelsea will take over. Come September 1st we will see how much money United spent and on whom. The difference being when we fell off our perch in 1989/90 we were the only really dominant team, Fergie's United had to replace. Now you have to try and replace City, Chelsea, Arsenal, a getting stronger Liverpool, Spurs and to a lesser extent Everton. All this without Fergie.

Posted 8:50pm 16th July 2014

HarryBoulton says...

@petergriffin, you made no mention of FFP. What you said was that they had been in profit for the last three years, which was not only untrue, but so far from the mark as to be laughable. That, sunshine, is what they call a howler. And don't pretend you know what they'll post next, because no one knows that. The initial rules surrounding FFP require a teams losses to come down steadily over the first three years, so what applied last year doesn't apply this year. Whilst -£50m may have gotten them over the line last year, it won't this year, and having taken on three expensive, high profile players already this summer, plus salaries, I don't share your opinion that they'll be posting profits next December. Not even close, if I'm honest.

Posted 5:21pm 16th July 2014

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