The collapse of the
ITV Digital case has left the Nationwide League looking over their
shoulders at the potential death of a number of clubs. With Bradford
City, Lincoln City and Notts. County all having dire financial troubles,
other bigger clubs will be scrutinising the accounts for every spare
penny that they will be able to screw out of the companies who sponsor
or fund their teams.
With this in
mind, I thought that perhaps Tottenham could break the mould and get
certain companies to sponsor individual players. This could reap
benefits for both parties, as the sponsors could fund the players wages,
while the player would be secure in his profession and gain spin-offs
from the company’s products, while carrying out advertising campaigns
and promotion of their wares.
Our new young
signing Rohan Ricketts, for example, could take on sponsorship by Rose’s
Lime Cordial. The nice tie-in could see him dressing up as a large green
fruit whenever he is out injured or suspended to push the refreshing
summer drink as part of the deal. It could also provide a source of
nutrition that would solve his named condition.
could take on BUPA, while Les Ferdinand could seek a similar deal with
PPP Healthcare. Teddy Sheringham would be a dead cert for Sanatogen,
while Simon Davies could gain financial benefits from a deal involving
Duracell batteries and Jamie Redknapp’s experience with BT during the
World Cup would stand him in good stead in this line of work, perhaps
for a suntan lotion advert, as he has a bit of a permatan. Milenko
Acimovic could feature in the hair-care range with his floppy, gelled
would be the most apposite front man for Gillette’s Mach 3 razor and
might even change his name to Christian Ziegemacher, with bonuses for
when he nets a hat trick. Goran Bunjevcevic would make at least a “score”
from Scrabble, his fellow defender Ledley King might be snapped up by a
burger chain and Chris Perry could be a living testimony to unctions and
potions to clear up nasty skin problems, seeing as how is known as “the
Rash”. Stephen Carr might obviously link up with Ford to promote their
latest small family vehicle.
would be ideal for modelling the Adams children’s store winter range
of clothing, because of his diminutive stature and the fact that being
frozen out of the first team will mean that he would welcome some warm
clothing. New Chinese signing Qu Bo could either enrol for a deodorant
company or maybe as a face for a new board game called "Qubo
would be a favourite for Harvey’s curtains, after that dreadful photo
appeared of him with his trademark haircut !! Steffen Freund might get a
sales contract with a clockwork toy company as he is such a wind-up
merchant and the goalkeepers would also do well. Neil Sullivan might try
fronting the “before” part of a campaign to sell happy pills, as
Kasey Keller might sell lots of luggage for Louis Vuitton.
With the players
we have though, it would depend on how successful we were this season as
to how much money the would make for their deals !!