All change for Rangers who have had to get their JJB kit off and get ready for the unveiling of the new Sports Direct kit.
As usual the losers will be the fans who have already forked-out for new gear to help their club this year but as Mr Green said today: “The more that our fans invest in retail products, the more revenue can be generated and re-invested back into the club.”
So in the current love-in with the owner of The Rangers Football Club Ltd I am sure they will answer the call even though many know that they have little alternative as Green is the only game at Ibrox.
There is still confusion as to whether Mike Ashley will be taking a personal shareholding at Rangers but little confusion over the new kit supplying company.
It started life on 13 July 2012 as SDI Newco No.1 Ltd when it was registered as an English company at Companies House in Cardiff.
On the 14 August 2012 it changed its name to Rangers Retail Ltd.
The company has a shareholding of 100 x £1 fully paid-up shares and all were allotted with the sole company Subscriber named as: Sportdirect.com Retail Ltd.
David Forsey, 46, is a director with a Shirebrook, Derbyshire address, which is the HQ of Sports Direct. The company secretary, at the same address, is Rebecca Tylee-Birdsall. Another director is Barry Leach, 46, with a Wigan address. All three were appointed on 13 July 2012.
No doubt the internet bampots will provide their own take as to who might lose their shirt in this move as JJB may have caught a cold having parted with £18 million up-front in 2006 in a 10 year deal which also paid £3 million a year.
JJB held exclusive rights to design, develop, source and retail merchandise associated with the club and it will be interesting to see whether Sports Direct will have similar control and only rebate a percentage of the profit to Rangers at the end of the day.
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