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Kernow Yellow
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Summer news

Post by Kernow Yellow » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:25 pm

So we've got a (fairly impressive) first team coach, new kit supplier and club sponsor - sorry, 'partner'. Thai, obviously.

But the most intriguing article on the club website is this:

https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2018/june/esports/

Wtf? And why it is billed as news without any explanation? Is it just a report of someone playing a computer game or am I missing something?

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Re: Summer news

Post by Radley Rambler » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:15 am

Yep - me neither - we're obviously getting old.

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Re: Summer news

Post by recordmeister » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:46 am

eSports are going to MASSIVE. Just look at the Overwatch League in which Stan Kroenke owns a team. If he invents in the EPL, the NFL and some kids playing computer games, then you know there is probably something to take notice of.

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Re: Summer news

Post by SmileyMan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:21 pm

Trust me on this - the teenagers are either playing these games or watching others play them. It's ubiquitous

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Re: Summer news

Post by SmileyMan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:24 pm

...but what I actually came here to say is: the new kit is GORGEOUS!!!

Great look, great colour, sponsor logo in good proportion, lovely job.

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Re: Summer news

Post by OUFC4eva » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 pm

Looks like black trim going by that image - nothing special for me but passable!

Let’s hope the quality is good.

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Re: Summer news

Post by SmileyMan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:22 pm

This version definitely looking bluer:
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Re: Summer news

Post by SmileyMan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:32 pm

Well I got an answer from the boss!

https://twitter.com/jum_wu/status/1007581100971970561
Navy blue trim, logo, badge.
🐯TigerJum (@jum_wu)

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Re: Summer news

Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:55 pm

SmileyMan wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:22 pm
This version definitely looking bluer:
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That's a much better picture - not sure why the original article had such a poor image. Sponsor's logo is too big for me - don't mind the writing but the lion can shrink to at least half its size.

Back to esports - I dare say it is popular etc, but nobody has explained what it is! What's the bit about trials for fans etc? It's clearly not just one person playing a FM-style computer game.

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Re: Summer news

Post by Isaac » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:37 pm

Alright grandad,
It's two or more people playing a computer game (say FIFA, or fortnite which is the current craze I believe), but streaming it live via Youtube, or similar. Other people will watch it for free importantly and the players playing the game will get paid by Youtube (from advertising revenue). The top players can earn millions. It's very competitive, as you might imagine.
Presumably aligning these types of esports with actual football clubs is to generate more interest (i.e. money) in the games.

To further confuse you, there are other "esports" teams that are actual real people playing real football, but streaming it. One of these teams (the infuriatingly named Hashtag United) have just joined the football pyramid for real. Arguably this is a bit of a backlash against the price of pro football.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag_United_F.C.

Obviously might have some interesting gambling implications - what, if to maintain interest, the club engineers a relegation battle for example?

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Re: Summer news

Post by OtmoorYellow » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:23 pm

Best new kit in years.

They've got the yellow shade just right. I like the collar and neck line, and it looks good with the lion on too.

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Re: Summer news

Post by Werthers Original » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm

OtmoorYellow wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Best new kit in years.

They've got the yellow shade just right. I like the collar and neck line, and it looks good with the lion on too.
I'm not sure I agree. The 'three animals' look is a bit of a design car crash, in my view. But the main logo does look good.

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Re: Summer news

Post by Dr Bob » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:24 am

Werthers Original wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm
OtmoorYellow wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Best new kit in years.

They've got the yellow shade just right. I like the collar and neck line, and it looks good with the lion on too.
I'm not sure I agree. The 'three animals' look is a bit of a design car crash, in my view. But the main logo does look good.
I really like the image of the puma leaping away from the lion.

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Re: Summer news

Post by Boogie » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:56 am

On the shirt front, I do think the lion should have been smaller.

Surprised it has been quiet on here though regarding Mr Singha possibly taking a stake in Oxford and talking up the potential of Oxford as a global brand.

I have mixed feelings about this but if it helps to get us up the pyramid I'll take it so long as any dubious TAG style initiatives are not employed.

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Re: Summer news

Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 pm

Yes, I can't say that sentences like this set my pulse racing:

“If we can be exposed to South-East Asia which accounts for 600 million people, that’s a big market that we can play with.

“The key is setting the brand alight and to show the Asian people that not only the Premier League teams can be associated, but also those in the Championship and League One."

If it all works then we'll surely become everything I hate about modern football. I'm not holding my breath though - we can't really progress without progress on the stadium, and that's either a long way off or involves someone spending silly money quickly.

Blenheim Palace and top public schools indeed:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/footb ... obal_brand_/

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