Walcott’s timing right for Nike
Theo Walcott’s match-winning substitute appearance for England Under-21 this week was timely for his sponsor, Nike, whose first major ad campaign featuring the Arsenal forward has just been launched.
Walcott appears with Aaron Lennon in a poster campaign for the Nike Five sportswear range and participated in features for magazines including 4-4-2 and Men’s Health. The flurry of media activity follows an appearance in Hello! with his girlfriend Melanie Slade, but with his canada goose coat $5000 no credit check signature loans club manager Arsène Wenger and his own advisers committed to nurturing him there is unlikely to be any more activity until at least the new year.
Nike has supported Walcott since spotting him as a 14-year-old trainee with Southampton and signed a seven-figure renewal shortly before the teenager joined Arsenal last season, but Wenger’s can you best canada goose coat for skiing dry clean a canada goose coat stance means the company has had limited returns on its investment until now. The Frenchman insisted that Walcott be left to concentrate on football for the first six months of his time at Arsenal and did not give him a first-team debut until this season.
Nike, whose UK football sports marketing manager more info, Brian Marwood, was by coincidence summarising for Sky as Walcott scored his brace against Germany, remains hopeful that its patience will pay off and that the teenager will prove a long-term can you wash canada goose jacket replacement for Thierry Henry, who decamped to its rival Reebok in August.
Lambs to the slaughter
The president of England Squash has come under fire for making £1m from the sale of the historic Lambs Club in London, a move that will leave the capital with nine fewer courts and its 450 active members without access to their sport. Mike Corby, a former international, owns the lease on the club, which will be demolished and turned into flats after a ruling by a government best place to buy a canada goose jacket in toronto planning inspector yesterday. Campaigners say the judgment ignores planning law, which says sporting facilities must be protected unless they are no significant loss. England Squash’s chief executive, Nick Rider, described Corby’s role in the closure of Lambs as « unfortunate » but said that because the presidency is a non-executive post it canada goose coat – kensington was appropriate for Corby to remain involved until his three-year term expires next best ideas about canada goose parka on pinterest month.
Clubs in legal warning
Sensitivity among can you wash a canada goose jacket in the washer clubs being investigated by Lord Stevens has prompted the Premier League to write to newspapers and broadcasters warning them that speculation about the identity of the eight clubs still under suspicion may lead to legal action by any clubs who are named. Meanwhile the final stage of the broadcast-rights sales process began this week with invitations to overseas broadcasters to tender for rights from 2007-08. The last three-year deal raised £320m, with the most valuable territories being Scandinavia and South-east Asia. Since then the PL has established Premier League can you wash a canada goose coat Productions, a can i wash my canada goose coat joint venture with TWI, which controls live and highlights packages piped to overseas buyers. Overseas contracts are likely to push broadcast income to a massive £2.5bn.
FA aims to be hit in Tahiti
Geoff Thompson, the FA chairman, will not be resting on his laurels after this week’s uncomfortable trip to Croatia with the England team. After attending next Monday’s meeting of FA councillors, at which Richard Caborn will try to persuade them to back the Burns reforms, hard-working Thompson is off to French Polynesia where he will underline the FA’s commitment to the Oceania Football Confederation. The FA provides coaching support to the OFC nations, something Thompson will doubtless stress while visiting the idyllic Pacific island nation.