11 May 2016 20:24:37
Am I the only person who isn't bothered by the money shop!?!
Why does everyone have such a big issue with it? Please some sensible replies.
1.) 11 May 2016
11 May 2016 21:19:06
I personally wasn't going to buy a strip out off principal, not just that its money shop as sponser but because 13000 fans have been ignored. This is our club not moxeys, owners and chairmen will come and go, the fans will always be here. Out of interest does anyone know if we are playing our home games at the KC stadium next season? Seeing as we'll be wearing they're strip?!
2.) 11 May 2016
11 May 2016 21:30:21
If you read down this board (Banter and Rumours pages) there's lots of explanations. In brief, things like it conflicts with WWFC as a family club that cares about its community (and so with SJH's and SM's legacies) and as a financially prudent club that lives within its means.
It also compromises Wolves heritage and identity as an inclusive heroic attractive glam club, because Moneyshop sponsorship is cynical / sold out, class defined / class limited, some of Wolves current and potential reach won't be willing to associate with it, so it reduces the range of people the club can appeal to for support and revenue and in order to grow (it's a glass ceiling that would make WWFC an urban local only club, like Baggies are) . It also threatens to harm the image of Wolverhampton to the region, maybe even Nation, by branding it as a broken pay-day loan society, which threatens to harm it's chances of regenerating. And it will crash shirt and merchandising sales, etc.
But most of all, because it's apparently small change and so is unnecessary, and because it divides some fans from club and some fans from other fans, at a time the club is already stressed (and for sale, and needs to be as unified and positive as possible) . Our club knew no division, but Moneyshop is one.
And all of that makes the club less saleable.
and btw, I'm not criticising or hating on fans who buy the shirt, if some don't feel disenfranchised by it fine, I wish I didn't mind either and could enjoy it, but I can't get away from what I can see Wolves could be if it's identity was managed well, this is exactly wrong direction and threatens the really good stuff.
3.) 11 May 2016
11 May 2016 21:52:05
You make some great points Ulf. Why would you go for such a controversial sponsor at a time when, the club is up for sale and the team are under performing? Getting a little more money will always come first for moxey.
4.) 11 May 2016
11 May 2016 21:59:45
Apart from all that, it's awful!
5.) 11 May 2016
11 May 2016 22:00:33
Thank you for the response Ulf, I at least have some understanding as to why people may not like the money shop, very much appreciated.
I'm afraid it doesn't change my view of the whole thing but I can see where some are coming from I suppose.
6.) 11 May 2016
11 May 2016 22:25:36
Well if Moneyshop doesn't get dropped and assuming I go from being angry about it to sulking so I end up trying not to support them next season - make sure you give the players an occasional cheer from me (but not Moxey. I'd suggest you should throw stuff at him but I've seen in the zoo, it's not allowed, whatever it is he'd probably eat it) :-)