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Nunez

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Don't really have any qualms with betting companies (though Neds are one of the worst) but my only concern is their logy is enormous and ugly.

Have a look at the Gold Coast Titans 2019 jersey :oops:

 

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"Neds - founded by Gold Coast-based former pornographer..."

You beauty Lions. Understand the desperation for some sponsor revenue but not exactly family-friendly to have betting ads and odds blasted over the PA is it? Think we'll steer clear of the merch this year.
 

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Get ******. The club obviously haven’t taken into account the potential hit on (adult) merchandise: guernseys, polos, & caps.

Despise gambling, a shame that the club doesn’t value their morals as highly as their finances.

The Dees were sponsorless for a two-year period recently, weren’t they?
 
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Incredibly disappointed. It’s bad enough that we operate pokies.

I was going to buy the hall of fame guernsey but I certainly won’t be.

I realise that our position is difficult of course, but this is a really disappponting and poor move.
 
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Lmao, this club is such an embarrassment. If only the club had the balls like AS Roma did to holdout from any sponsorship that they felt devalued their brand.
Lol, you're comparing the Lions to AS Roma. Give me a spell. Not even remotely comparable situation wise.
 
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Before ya'll lose your shit, we need the money, season starts next week and need to get guernseys etc squared away. Sure it's not the clubs first choice but we take what we can get.

I'm off to open a Neds account,
Go lions.

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Yeah agree. Not on opening a Neds account, I don't gamble, it's just a tax for the dumb. But meh, gambling isn't illegal, not a massive fan of a betting sponsor, but not the end of the world, and I'm sure it'll be a short term contract.

*Edit, tax for the dumb was just a joke. No different from any other hobby / habit, you spend the money you're not going to miss.
 
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It is what it is. We’re in a tight spot and have to swallow a somewhat bitter pill. We’ve already had betting agencies as lower tier sponsors before, and we run a pokie den, so it’s not like we are breaking a virginal seal of purity here.

Not happy about it being on our mighty jumper but I’m not going to try and add to the club’s troubles by staging a boycott.

I think we just have to close our eyes and think of England on this one. In a few years we will be in Springfield, have more financial autonomy and be able to be choosier with who we get into bed with. Hopefully we will be further up the ladder too and have more attractive suitors.
 
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