So when is the new kit unveiled?

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So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by StaffordTiger » Sat May 30, 2015 11:31 am

Forgive me if there are already previous threads on the topic, but isn't the new kit usually released around this time of year?

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Hot_Charlie » Sat May 30, 2015 6:02 pm

It depends... Canterbury's first two were released for the play offs, but last years was later. Cotton Traders were normally a little later whenever we had a signing to parade.

Rumour is this year's (Kooga?) will be about the same time as last year's. Releasing it at the Welford Road open day makes commercial sense to be fair.

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Coops » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:33 pm

Simon Cohen confirmed on the RL Rugby show that it is indeed Kooga, apparently at the choice of Kitbag, which I find strange.

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:08 pm

I understand that Canterbury have been very difficult to deal with and that the lack of sizes for the larger gentleman or lady are down to Canterbury not providing them to Kitbag.

My reading of Kitbag 'choosing' Kooga may be that they will supply to the demand, rather than supplying to what they think the demand will be.

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by JackFlashJonny » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:22 pm

I have heard they are waiting on us signing Nadolo so that the release can coincide with that...Mauger has got him released and apparently we are going to play him at 12 how he likes to for Fiji :smt003

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Noddy555 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:49 pm

Whenever the new kit is revealed for next season can I make yet another plea regarding discarding the shocking Orange Alternative kit, lets go back to White and then Black for the Euro games.

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by chipnchase » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:22 pm

Its a shame the suppliers dont get the fans to vote on the next kit, surely if we vote for it we'll buy it!

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Cagey Tiger » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:34 pm

chipnchase wrote:Its a shame the suppliers dont get the fans to vote on the next kit, surely if we vote for it we'll buy it!
Democracy? Heaven forbid! You'll be suggesting we get the vote on team selection next :smt002 :smt003

Seriously though, at first glance not a bad idea. Put say 3 designs per kit on the Tigers website and ask for a vote. Or would that be open to hijack by non-Tigers fans and we end up with the worst options. Thinking about it, deciding who can vote could/would be problematic.

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Bill W (2) » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:59 pm

Cagey Tiger wrote: Thinking about it, deciding who can vote could/would be problematic.
No that would be easy! Thee and me alone and I have twice as many votes as thee!!

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by AlphaWiseOwl » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:06 pm

I like the idea of a vote although probably the only way to keep it "legal" and avoid being hijacked by fans from other clubs would be to restrict the vote to season ticket holders and members. They would be required to enter their reference number and name, just as you have to for ticket purchases on-line, before the voting options are offered. Not difficult to do, it works well for priority ticket sales and season ticket renewals. Whether the club would have the courage to do that though is another matter. That said, they could save themselves time and trouble by doing what they know we all want and that is approving a red, white and green hooped design for home games and a non dayglo colour like the Caterpillar light blue for away games. Don't really see why we need a European shirt either because we would just wear our home or away design with different badges. Then again, I forgot, we need another one just to make more money - silly me :smt003

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Coops » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:19 pm

JackFlashJonny wrote:I have heard they are waiting on us signing Nadolo so that the release can coincide with that...Mauger has got him released and apparently we are going to play him at 12 how he likes to for Fiji :smt003
Really? As well as signing Olivier? Nadolo is related to Lote Turquiri (cousins) just out of interest. Now who did he play for once?

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by KevinR » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:22 pm

Nadolo is also a big friend of of Lachlan MacCaffrey and they used to room together. When they met up in Sydney the other week, I had the temerity to suggest to Lachlan on Twitter that he should encourage his mate to come to Leicester too and was quite chuffed when this was favourited :-)

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:59 pm

Coops wrote:Simon Cohen confirmed on the RL Rugby show that it is indeed Kooga, apparently at the choice of Kitbag, which I find strange.
Canterbury arrived when Kitbag took on the retail contract. At the time Canterbury were owned by JD Sports. In 2012 Canterbury were sold by the JD Sports group. Kooga is another brand owned by JD Sports, so therein lies the answer as to why it has changed at the end of the 3yr contract. Nothing sinister - it's effectively with the same people.

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by RagingBull » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:04 pm

JackFlashJonny wrote:I have heard they are waiting on us signing Nadolo so that the release can coincide with that...Mauger has got him released and apparently we are going to play him at 12 how he likes to for Fiji :smt003
Is that really true?

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Re: So when is the new kit unveiled?

Post by InGuinnessVeritas » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:51 am

AlphaWiseOwl wrote:I like the idea of a vote although probably the only way to keep it "legal" and avoid being hijacked by fans from other clubs would be to restrict the vote to season ticket holders and members ... they could save themselves time and trouble by doing what they know we all want and that is approving a red, white and green hooped design for home games and a non dayglo colour like the Caterpillar light blue for away games.
That's perfectly logical although I guess there might be moans from non-ST holders and members. The answer to that is quite simple - if you want a say, join the club. I'm not too sure about the idea of a 'non-dayglo' colour for the away strip. Why not just stick with the three colours, make the home strip predominantly green and, in the away strip, swap the green and white round?

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