I visited the Newcastle Utd online shop today and couldn’t believe that they are currently offering 30% off their 08-09 away and third shirts. 30%!! Great bargain if you’re a Newcastle fan and haven’t bought this season’s kit yet but its a bit of a kick in the teeth if you have already bought one – after all the shirts only been on sale for what, 3 or 4 months, and its already hugely discounted!! I mean there’s still almost 6 months of the season remaining!
I don’t understand the thinking behind this (could it be something to do with Northern Rock’s sponsorship?) – I realise the recession is with us and the club are trying to drum up Christmas sales but surely if this carrys on it will come to a point when any right-minded fan will wait just a couple of monthsafter a shirt is released and then purchase it at a much cheaper price.