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Therefore you'd have to say no to Jaguar / Landrover too right?
Woah woah woah, let's not get too hasty!

Of course not, but I was using Oz's rule of thumb to be facetious. :P

Doesn't matter anyway.

 

I can tell you now that Jaguar Land Rover will NEVER sponsor Aston Villa.

 

Jaguar as an individual brand wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility, but still very very unlikely and certainly not in the near future. But Land Rover won't ever be on our shirts unless something at the company was to change drastically.

Interesting, what is it that makes you say that about LR, Steveo?

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd is one company under Tata now anyway is it not?

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Acorns is the only company that I've been proud of to have on our kit. The rest is for me just about which company gives us most money. Ok, there are probably a few that I really wouldn't want, but gambling companies aren't among those. I know that being addicted to gambling is more common than one can think, but it's still a mind problem and it's up to each persons responsibility. As so few here have even heard about this company before I guess its' main reason is to get in to the english betting market first and foremost. Take customers from other betting companies already ruling that market. Like most new companies want. Nothing new. The thing I wonder most is how much they give us.

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Therefore you'd have to say no to Jaguar / Landrover too right?
Woah woah woah, let's not get too hasty!

Of course not, but I was using Oz's rule of thumb to be facetious. :P

Doesn't matter anyway.

 

I can tell you now that Jaguar Land Rover will NEVER sponsor Aston Villa.

 

Jaguar as an individual brand wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility, but still very very unlikely and certainly not in the near future. But Land Rover won't ever be on our shirts unless something at the company was to change drastically.

Interesting, what is it that makes you say that about LR, Steveo?

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd is one company under Tata now anyway is it not?

 

It's one company but two separated brands.

 

Land Rover as a brand has a small list of sports that it will support. I think it's only 5. I can't remember them all but Rugby and Equestrian are certainly on there.

Football definitely isn't one of them. It's just not a market Land Rover is interested in, certainly in the UK.

 

Not saying that'll never change. But it certainly won't be any time soon.

 

 

Jaguar is more relaxed. But it's still very unlikely they'd sponsor a team as it wouldn't benefit them (or at least the benefit wouldn't represent good value for money) and, given the fairly large corporate presence they have with Coventry City (or the Ricoh to be specific, but still heavily related to Cov), it's be very unlikely they'd choose Villa to sponsor if they were to move into Football Sponsorship, imo.

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Had quite an interesting conversation with a Manc friend of mine last night who lives in Brum & has always been a huge Man u fan.. he was wetting himself at the fact that our board had made us a bit of a laughing stock by having Dafabet as the sponsor. He came out with the old "sounds like daft bet" comment which appears to be being used by all the anti Villa patch of Birmingham... He can't get his head round the way a club with such huge potential is being run in such a small time way...

 

So i said to him.... "But you have just answered your own question"

 

"what do you mean?" he said

 

"well you have just spent the last five minutes talking about a company you had never heard of before" " so that just shows you the power of having your companies name on a Villa shirt!" He momentarily was stuck for words... then started hurling "my club is bigger than your club" five year old comments at me :lol:

 

I didn't bother answering him about those things however.. After all Man U fans specialise in patronisation  because they know they have the biggest fan base, stadium, trophy cabinet, income off sponsors etc etc... so it's an argument they simply cannot lose.... very easy to rub it in peoples faces from that position is it not?.... So i just let him humour himself.

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Had quite an interesting conversation with a Manc friend of mine last night who lives in Brum & has always been a huge Man u fan.. he was wetting himself at the fact that our board had made us a bit of a laughing stock by having Dafabet as the sponsor. He came out with the old "sounds like daft bet" comment which appears to be being used by all the anti Villa patch of Birmingham... He can't get his head round the way a club with such huge potential is being run in such a small time way...

 

So i said to him.... "But you have just answered your own question"

 

"what do you mean?" he said

 

"well you have just spent the last five minutes talking about a company you had never heard of before" " so that just shows you the power of having your companies name on a Villa shirt!" He momentarily was stuck for words... then started hurling "my club is bigger than your club" five year old comments at me :lol:

 

I didn't bother answering him about those things however.. After all Man U fans specialise in patronisation  because they know they have the biggest fan base, stadium, trophy cabinet, income off sponsors etc etc... so it's an argument they simply cannot lose.... very easy to rub it in peoples faces from that position is it not?.... So i just let him humour himself.

Oh that could've been an easy win. You spend the next few minutes telling him what he already knows. How much they've won, how great their stadium is etc. Take the wind out of his sails by removing all the stuff he can throw at you. Which gets him onside, and then remind him that he's now very familiar with a company that, yesterday, he'd probably never heard of on Villa's shirt. Then walk away leaving him feeling like he has lost :)
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Had quite an interesting conversation with a Manc friend of mine last night who lives in Brum & has always been a huge Man u fan.. he was wetting himself at the fact that our board had made us a bit of a laughing stock by having Dafabet as the sponsor. He came out with the old "sounds like daft bet" comment which appears to be being used by all the anti Villa patch of Birmingham... He can't get his head round the way a club with such huge potential is being run in such a small time way...

 

So i said to him.... "But you have just answered your own question"

 

"what do you mean?" he said

 

"well you have just spent the last five minutes talking about a company you had never heard of before" " so that just shows you the power of having your companies name on a Villa shirt!" He momentarily was stuck for words... then started hurling "my club is bigger than your club" five year old comments at me :lol:

 

I didn't bother answering him about those things however.. After all Man U fans specialise in patronisation  because they know they have the biggest fan base, stadium, trophy cabinet, income off sponsors etc etc... so it's an argument they simply cannot lose.... very easy to rub it in peoples faces from that position is it not?.... So i just let him humour himself.

Oh that could've been an easy win. You spend the next few minutes telling him what he already knows. How much they've won, how great their stadium is etc. Take the wind out of his sails by removing all the stuff he can throw at you. Which gets him onside, and then remind him that he's now very familiar with a company that, yesterday, he'd probably never heard of on Villa's shirt. Then walk away leaving him feeling like he has lost :)

 

 

Nice tactics Bof :)

 

I will remember that for next time we speak ;)

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Just start boasting about Real Madrid's honours.

And when he exclaims that Villa haven't won that many European cups say

 

"Oh not Villa, I was boasting about Real Madrid. I just this second picked the most successful club I could think of and started supporting them. Isn't that how you did it?"

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To be honest there are far worse things to be supporting than gambling. I'd hate to be a Newcastle, Blackpool or Hearts fan who parades 'Wonga' around every time they put their club's shirt on. That is an enterprise set up purely to take advantage of the dis-advantaged.

 

Gambling is like Drinking or any other vice; done in moderation, and with amounts you can afford, it causes no real harm, and can actually act as a source of entertainment.

 

Out of interest, why do you think Wonga are that bad?

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To be honest there are far worse things to be supporting than gambling. I'd hate to be a Newcastle, Blackpool or Hearts fan who parades 'Wonga' around every time they put their club's shirt on. That is an enterprise set up purely to take advantage of the dis-advantaged.

 

Gambling is like Drinking or any other vice; done in moderation, and with amounts you can afford, it causes no real harm, and can actually act as a source of entertainment.

 

Out of interest, why do you think Wonga are that bad?

 

 

"Wonga's interest rate is an eye-watering 4,214% APR"

 

Guardian.

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To be honest there are far worse things to be supporting than gambling. I'd hate to be a Newcastle, Blackpool or Hearts fan who parades 'Wonga' around every time they put their club's shirt on. That is an enterprise set up purely to take advantage of the dis-advantaged.

 

Gambling is like Drinking or any other vice; done in moderation, and with amounts you can afford, it causes no real harm, and can actually act as a source of entertainment.

 

Out of interest, why do you think Wonga are that bad?

 

 

Wonga are basically legal loan sharks.

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Loans with high interest...but people have the freedom to choose whether to borrow from them, or to borrow at all, right? From the little I've read in the past few minutes they don't do loans for housing either so it's hard to argue, from my limited knowledge, that people who borrow from them genuinely need the money.

 

I genuinely struggle to understand why they are that bad, it's not like they coerce people into borrowing from them. Not trying to to elicit a response, I don't live in the UK and know next to nothing about Wonga.

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Had quite an interesting conversation with a Manc friend of mine last night who lives in Brum & has always been a huge Man u fan.. he was wetting himself at the fact that our board had made us a bit of a laughing stock by having Dafabet as the sponsor. He came out with the old "sounds like daft bet" comment which appears to be being used by all the anti Villa patch of Birmingham... He can't get his head round the way a club with such huge potential is being run in such a small time way...

 

So i said to him.... "But you have just answered your own question"

 

"what do you mean?" he said

 

"well you have just spent the last five minutes talking about a company you had never heard of before" " so that just shows you the power of having your companies name on a Villa shirt!" He momentarily was stuck for words... then started hurling "my club is bigger than your club" five year old comments at me :lol:

 

I didn't bother answering him about those things however.. After all Man U fans specialise in patronisation  because they know they have the biggest fan base, stadium, trophy cabinet, income off sponsors etc etc... so it's an argument they simply cannot lose.... very easy to rub it in peoples faces from that position is it not?.... So i just let him humour himself.

Oh that could've been an easy win. You spend the next few minutes telling him what he already knows. How much they've won, how great their stadium is etc. Take the wind out of his sails by removing all the stuff he can throw at you. Which gets him onside, and then remind him that he's now very familiar with a company that, yesterday, he'd probably never heard of on Villa's shirt. Then walk away leaving him feeling like he has lost :)

 

 

Nice tactics Bof :)

 

I will remember that for next time we speak ;)

 

 

Better still don't associate with Mancs!!

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To be honest there are far worse things to be supporting than gambling. I'd hate to be a Newcastle, Blackpool or Hearts fan who parades 'Wonga' around every time they put their club's shirt on. That is an enterprise set up purely to take advantage of the dis-advantaged.

 

Gambling is like Drinking or any other vice; done in moderation, and with amounts you can afford, it causes no real harm, and can actually act as a source of entertainment.

 

Out of interest, why do you think Wonga are that bad?

 

"Wonga's interest rate is an eye-watering 4,214% APR"

 

Guardian.

Which is a completely meaningless figure as the loans don't last the year.

1% per day (4214% APR) is in many cases a better deal than what banks charge on overdrafts. Example: 300 pounds for one week. At 1% daily compounding, that grows to 315 or so. Meanwhile (per teh Grauniad) it's reasonably typical for a UK bank to charge 15 pounds plus a pound a day so 322 to repay. That's a 4500-ish percent APR if my quick back of the envelope math is accurate.

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Loans with high interest...but people have the freedom to choose whether to borrow from them, or to borrow at all, right? From the little I've read in the past few minutes they don't do loans for housing either so it's hard to argue, from my limited knowledge, that people who borrow from them genuinely need the money.

I genuinely struggle to understand why they are that bad, it's not like they coerce people into borrowing from them. Not trying to to elicit a response, I don't live in the UK and know next to nothing about Wonga.

I do not know Wonga, but they sound like a payday loan place here in the US. One of the big gripes with payday loans is they target poorer people and people who do not speak English in the hopes they will not understand exactly what they are getting into. We also have Title Loan places that take your car title as collateral and will repossess your car, which is often times more valuable than the value of the loan, if you fail to repay.

Free market a work. Hayek would be proud.

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Just start boasting about Real Madrid's honours.

And when he exclaims that Villa haven't won that many European cups say

 

"Oh not Villa, I was boasting about Real Madrid. I just this second picked the most successful club I could think of and started supporting them. Isn't that how you did it?"

 

 

Haha Ste

 

Tha'ts what i do now to all the manure fans I come across, shuts them right up.

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- get a sponsor that isn't dedicated to screwing people out of their money

 

 

An incorrect statement imo.

 

Bookmakers offer a form of entertainment. For every horse race, football bet, roulette spin, poker hand - there will be a winning customer - no doubt more. The entertainment part is trying to make that winner - you.

 

Screwing people out of money? Nah. They have a product and they sell it well. For me they are not screwing people any more than insurance companies, petrol stations, Asda, Local Pubs and even our beloved Aston Villa. At least with gambling you have a choice and there is no set price.  

 

 

Personally I think it is disturbing that so many of you think gambling is the same as any other business. The same as a pub, a supermarket, a petrol station? 

 

You have to understand that there are good betting companies, pinnacle are a great company, they will accept big bets, they won't ban winners. Betfair is an excellent exchange. 

 

However, the vast, vast majority of gambling companies aren't interested in offering good odds. If you do win, they will ban you. They will use arbitrage to guarantee profits but ban you if you do the same. What's more they are more interested in weaning people onto casino games and onto poker where they have an in-built advantage and will make a guaranteed profit. That's what I mean when I said they are dedicated to screwing people out of money. 

 

To compare that to companies that offer essential services is incredibly wrong in my view. We need supermarkets, petrol stations, insurers. I'm sure there are plenty of people who dislike private companies on principle but these companies shouldn't be viewed the same way as the vast majority of gambling firms at all. 

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