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They were set up solely to make kits and provide balls for clubs in Manchester. I knew they had made tracksuits for British Olympic teams, as well as a few other things here and there, but by and large they have been a football company. 
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Don't remember that at all. Rugby jerseys were generally awful then though! In saying that,  they are worse now.

The real top quality rugby shirts were made between 1996-2000. Almost all of them were fantastic (the Scotland away shirts being an exception!).

After the millennium they started eliminating sleeves and the collar was eliminated around 2005. Since then, they have become almost indecipherable from football shirts.
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Yeah, I had a couple from that period and even a bit later. Fiji always had crackers and Italy, Argentina, France and Scotland all had some nice designs. There were some good club ones too. I remember having a couple of French club ones and everybody seemed to have a London Irish one at some point!

I would say they are much worse than football kits. Incredibly garish and with sponsors on every available bit of shirt. That's in the club game at least. I couldn't picture a single international shirt from the last decade, I don't think. Which I assume means they are all bland, inoffensive and £100 each.
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Originally posted by foggy.nelson foggy.nelson wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Really? So all their advertising was lies!Shocked

 
Yeah they did Ireland rugby in the earlys 90's and I believe they did St.Mary's rugby in Dublin for a while longer. I think they concentrated on football only in the mid to late 90s and there advertising was that they were football only (now).

St.Marys were Umbro into the 2000s but was probably Johnnycee as opposed to Umbro direct
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Don't remember that at all. Rugby jerseys were generally awful then though! In saying that,  they are worse now.

The real top quality rugby shirts were made between 1996-2000. Almost all of them were fantastic (the Scotland away shirts being an exception!).

After the millennium they started eliminating sleeves and the collar was eliminated around 2005. Since then, they have become almost indecipherable from football shirts.



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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by foggy.nelson foggy.nelson wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Really? So all their advertising was lies!Shocked

 
Yeah they did Ireland rugby in the earlys 90's and I believe they did St.Mary's rugby in Dublin for a while longer. I think they concentrated on football only in the mid to late 90s and there advertising was that they were football only (now).

St.Marys were Umbro into the 2000s but was probably Johnnycee as opposed to Umbro direct


Yes remember these ads appearing in Shoot in the 90s, for some reason I remember there being a similar one about roller skates not having the umbro logo
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, I had a couple from that period and even a bit later. Fiji always had crackers and Italy, Argentina, France and Scotland all had some nice designs. There were some good club ones too. I remember having a couple of French club ones and everybody seemed to have a London Irish one at some point!

I would say they are much worse than football kits. Incredibly garish and with sponsors on every available bit of shirt. That's in the club game at least. I couldn't picture a single international shirt from the last decade, I don't think. Which I assume means they are all bland, inoffensive and £100 each.

I developed a good collection between 1998-2002. You’d occasionally find an oldie in Elvery’s or Champion at a heavy discount on the original price. Nike made a beautiful top. I recall the South African away jersey in 1998 as a beautiful shirt. Canterbury were the first to start the evolution towards short sleeves as standard, with Ireland’s hooped jersey in 2000 as an example. While New Zealand had adidas make their stuff in 1999.
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Yeah, South Africa had a couple of great ones alright, but there wasn't a hope of getting me in one of them!LOL
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, South Africa had a couple of great ones alright, but there wasn't a hope of getting me in one of them!LOL

I can say I never owned owned one either.

My biggest recall though of that ‘98 jersey was Paddy Johns and Gary Teichmann tearing strips out of each other.
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Yeah, I remembered that. I used to love Paddy John's and I don't know why! Probably for things like that.
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Doesn't 3's FAI sponsorship end soon?  If they don't renew - and as far as I know they're not gonna - and the FAI don't find a new main sponsor, does that mean the new Umbro jersey will be - wait for it - SPONSORLESS?!?
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Originally posted by newrynyuk newrynyuk wrote:

Doesn't 3's FAI sponsorship end soon?  If they don't renew - and as far as I know they're not gonna - and the FAI don't find a new main sponsor, does that mean the new Umbro jersey will be - wait for it - SPONSORLESS?!?

3 have already ended the sponsorship a few months ago, the rumour was Bank Of Ireland was to take over the sponsorship, as part of refinancing the loan or some financial deal anyway to do with our debt.
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There was an issue with the termination of the three sponsorship as it was meant to end after the euro's, as these have been delayed by 12 months it's made the situation more complicated.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, I remembered that. I used to love Paddy John's and I don't know why! Probably for things like that.

Proper mild mannered man, but the way the South African team used behave after they won the World Cup would test the patience of anybody.
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, I remembered that. I used to love Paddy John's and I don't know why! Probably for things like that.

Proper mild mannered man, but the way the South African team used behave after they won the World Cup would test the patience of anybody.
Seemed lovely off the pitch alright, but he was hardly a saint on it either!
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I hope any new jersey goes back to a more vibrant green. Not a fan of the deeper green colour. 
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Originally posted by newrynyuk newrynyuk wrote:

Doesn't 3's FAI sponsorship end soon?  If they don't renew - and as far as I know they're not gonna - and the FAI don't find a new main sponsor, does that mean the new Umbro jersey will be - wait for it - SPONSORLESS?!?

I would imagine it just goes just to the highest (lowest) bidder
I don't agree with THAT, in the workplace!
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