Television Stand


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Neil says:

    The Unibond have a rule that obliges it’s teams to have a sponser’s name on shirts?

    Fuck me.



  2. discostu says:

    what neil said!

  3. FCF says:

    I agree 100% with what thingummy (or 200% as I believe he’s known) says.

    What’s happened is that the TV/internet company promised not to screen games unless both competing clubs agreed. Both FC United and Curzon Ashton refused permission in this case so the TV company ignored them and decided to screen the game anyway.

    Curzon aren’t to blame here and will lose out significantly with lost revenue of over £10,000 if the boycott goes ahead compared with £400 match compensation from the TV company.

    Not only are all clubs in the league contractually obliged by the sponsorship deal to wear the Unibond logo on the shirt sleeves, they have to give Unibond free ads too. FC United (who have a match programme about the size of an average Football League club’s programme) have to devote 8-9 pages of the programme to ads for the League’s sponsor.

    FC United eventually changed their constitution this year to permit limited sponsor’s logos on shirt sleeves in cases where league rules forced it on them but continuing to ban sponsorship on the shirt front.

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