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  • TheSaint 9 Oct 2012 15:33:00 14,727 posts
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    Don't they already sponsor Blackpool?
  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 15:35:09
    Hearts too.
  • MadCaddy13 9 Oct 2012 15:35:42 2,039 posts
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    So the shirts will have Wonga on them? Eugh.
  • thedaveeyres 9 Oct 2012 15:38:59 11,493 posts
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    You get used to it.

    In a sport where loyalty, sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play are just words to laugh at, Wonga fit right in.

    (I'm more than a little disillusioned with football at the moment...)

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  • roz123 9 Oct 2012 15:40:28 7,113 posts
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    I know there are moral issues about Wonga but I can't stand their current sponser Virgin, a name I used to associate lovingly with music and amazing holidays but now it just makes me think of all the spam mail they send through my letter box.
  • mikew1985 9 Oct 2012 15:46:39 12,986 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    You get used to it.

    In a sport where loyalty, sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play are just words to laugh at, Wonga fit right in.

    (I'm more than a little disillusioned with football at the moment...)
    Who hurt you?
  • FWB 9 Oct 2012 16:06:02 45,247 posts
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    It's the only trophy Moyes is going to get. Granted, he has a few, but got to take what you can.
  • thedaveeyres 9 Oct 2012 16:23:11 11,493 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:

    Who hurt you?
    :)

    This season more than ever before, the accumulation of shit around the game has really turned me off. I'm just waiting for the straw to break the diving, money-grabbing, racist, foul-mouthed, cheating, mercenary camel's back. I questioned myself about whether to buy a season ticket this year as with a young family it's becoming increasingly difficult to attend games, but I convinced myself that the sport was, as a whole, worth the sacrifice of my money and more preciously, my time. I think I got it wrong. It's a shame as I've had a season ticket for 8 years consecutively, and 15 out of the last 20 - basically whenever I've lived close enough to warrant it. I watch Premier League games on tv and despair at the antics on the field and off. Not sure I want to be associated with the game or the fans any more really. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be back after a sabbatical.

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  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 16:29:41
    I don't see Wonga as any more unethical than McDonald's sponsoring England.

    Their adverts hint at an ideal world where athletic people sample the odd treat burger, but their CEO would get fired for a reality less than an army of fatboys.

    Edited by bitch_tits_zero_nine at 16:30:56 09-10-2012
  • thedaveeyres 9 Oct 2012 16:31:22 11,493 posts
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    Oh I should mention that when I say I don't want to be associated with the fans, I don't mean you lot. You're all smashing. ;)

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  • mikew1985 9 Oct 2012 16:34:06 12,986 posts
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    Yea I can see that, I still love the game a huge amount myself, maybe i've not been watching long enough to have reached saturation point. It's a massive part of my life and probably eats up the majority of my spare time as well as a good chunk of my finances.

    Granted I can't get over to see my team all that often (going over on the 20th \o/ cheers reddevil!unfortunately it's vs. stoke :D) but I still look forard to every game and end up watching it most of the weekend, especially if the Mrs. is working. if I'm not watching it i'm either playing/training with my team or with my mates.

    At the moment I can't imagine just cutting it out like that, would be such a big change for me but best of luck and hopefully it hooks you again soon for all the right reasons.
  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 16:36:54
    I've got a ticket in the away end for that game. First time at Old Trafford for a game; been round the museum and guided tour once.
  • White_Shadow 9 Oct 2012 16:38:26 2,537 posts
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    I don't really get the hate towards pay-day loan companies. Yeah, they're not the most classy of firms, but the idea of short-term lending and the penalties for not paying it back are made pretty clear. It's a bit unethical to offer loans to people if they don't know if they can pay it back (which seems to be the issue), but you would have thought that could be a consideration of the person taking out the loan in the first place.
  • Dougs 9 Oct 2012 16:46:53 69,125 posts
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    Isn't that the point though? That they don't take any of that into consideration. They should, but don't. Nor do reputable banks, hence a lot of this sorry mess we find ourselves in, but that's another matter.
  • King_Edward 9 Oct 2012 16:48:57 11,467 posts
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    I can't say I care. We're not going to get sponsored by a nice company are we? They don't have any money.
  • FWB 9 Oct 2012 16:49:48 45,247 posts
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    People are stupid. People have also been told to borrow for everything. Want a new TV? Borrow.
  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 16:52:17
    I did a bit of call centre work for the coop bank during the height of the lending boom. Considering their catch line is 'the ethical bank' 80 percent of loans sold by agents were expected to be with PPI. Failure to do so resulted in a motivational manager on your ass.
  • White_Shadow 9 Oct 2012 16:55:19 2,537 posts
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    I dare say a lot of companies don't really consider (or care) who they're selling their products or services to, Wonga and other pay-day lenders come across worse because their industry doesn't have a particularly good reputation.
  • ElNuevo9 9 Oct 2012 16:58:19 13,552 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    People are stupid. People have also been told to borrow for everything. Want a new TV? Borrow.
    Exactly, lots of people just live well beyond their means.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • El_MUERkO 9 Oct 2012 17:38:58 17,126 posts
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    oopps wrong thread


    burr burr burr FOOTBALL!

    Edited by El_MUERkO at 17:39:26 09-10-2012
  • President_Weasel 9 Oct 2012 18:04:26 9,607 posts
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    People are stupid, it's true. It doesn't mean it's all right to set up companies like Wonga or Crazy Dave's High-Interest Furniture Barn to exploit them. If your business model involves making poor people even poorer, you're a bit of a cunt.

    And if you're a bit of a cunt and you make your money exploiting people who are some combination of poor/desperate/stupid then I don't approve of you.

    There are a lot of payday loan companies, true. They're mostly dodgy, and Wonga are at the high end of the spectrum of interest charged. They do a lot of advertising though, so they make a great deal of money off people who don't shop around.

    If it were my football team, being associated with Wonga would leave a sour taste.
  • ResidentKnievel 9 Oct 2012 18:08:46 6,259 posts
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    What the hell is a St. James Park?!

    Sports Direct Arena until I die

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  • President_Weasel 9 Oct 2012 18:12:00 9,607 posts
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    Now THAT would be a stunt, Resi. When they take down the Sports Direct Arena sign, get yourself arrested for painting Sports Direct Arena on the wall near where the sign used to be.
  • reddevil93 9 Oct 2012 18:24:07 11,956 posts
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    @mike, thankfully you're far enough away from the stoke fans their presence might not offend :)

    No offence bitch_tits :p

  • ResidentKnievel 9 Oct 2012 18:24:15 6,259 posts
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    Ha :)

    I sdo feel uncomfortable with the Wonga sponsorship, but I guess most die-hard fans would rather not be walking around with Virgin on their shirts.

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  • Deleted user 9 October 2012 18:25:34
    :D
  • Tom_Servo 9 Oct 2012 20:41:07 18,083 posts
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    Good article on Spurs
  • SuperCoolEskimo 9 Oct 2012 20:56:12 10,017 posts
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    I agree with thedaveeyres. I hate the fact that I have had to accept all the diving, doping, disloyalty, impatience of supporters etc as part and parcel of the game now. In a way it has only made me support my club even fiercely though seeing as we do things the right way and set a good example for other clubs to follow on the whole (not trolling, I genuinely believe that).
  • King_Edward 9 Oct 2012 20:59:53 11,467 posts
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    I just watch the football.
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