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Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:17 pm
by Ant76
I really like it, so much more interesting than most shirts which all look similar. I’ll be buying one and wearing it proudly, and my boys will both get one too.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:52 pm
by tommyd
The best I can say is it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Like last year I prefer the away kit.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:58 pm
by FGRWill
Very busy day launching this one. Dale has spoken to Sky Sports News, BBC and Talksport so far - we will try and share the coverage when we get a moment :mrgreen:

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:01 pm
by Tommo
Ant76 wrote:I really like it, so much more interesting than most shirts which all look similar. I’ll be buying one and wearing it proudly, and my boys will both get one too.


I agree. Me too I think. I am once again proud that Dale has found 'another way'

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:08 pm
by The Old TomCat
What everybody has commented upon is the kit design but nothing about the bamboo.
Let me say I think it be impressive for our environmental club and will guarantee more press coverage and supporters towards FGR.
However having said that, until I can feel a shirt I'm not sure how it will suit players for 90 minutes in extreme weathers.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:11 pm
by It is now
Yes love it too. Be bold be brave be noticed.

Well done FGR and never underestimate the value of media coverage in terms of attracting players, sponsors and fans.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:16 pm
by TreeHugger
This is utter madness. The first one of us to have a holiday in China will hunted down by frenzied Pandas before they’ve even stepped off the plane.

I’m sure the strikers will like it though. Bamboo shoots after all.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:56 pm
by The Jovial Forester
TreeHugger wrote:This is utter madness. The first one of us to have a holiday in China will hunted down by frenzied Pandas before they’ve even stepped off the plane.

I’m sure the strikers will like it though. Bamboo shoots after all.

I'm living in China now and have a stand of bamboo like in the photo by me front gate :D Lot better than I was expecting when they hinted at an animal print.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:14 pm
by DARTH
At least, we can now ' bamboozle ' the opposition !!

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:23 pm
by Fartvs Antiqvvs
And green and black matching Meggins for the winter.

Visit club shop? ;)

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Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:40 pm
by Eco-Exile
The Old TomCat wrote:What everybody has commented upon is the kit design but nothing about the bamboo.
Let me say I think it be impressive for our environmental club and will guarantee more press coverage and supporters towards FGR.
However having said that, until I can feel a shirt I'm not sure how it will suit players for 90 minutes in extreme weathers.


I have a few items of bamboo clothing. Socks and t-shirts. Very comfortable, soft and good for temperature regulation like merino. I will be interested to see how it stands up to the demands of elite sports physiology.

A great move by the club.

In terms of major brands who embrace sustainability and social ethos, Patagonia are the global leaders in outdoor performance gear. I think FGR should engage them for sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:08 pm
by twoguns
Firstly, I love the idea of the bamboo. I've never heard of that before as for the design it's hard to make a proper judgement as the picture only shows a front view. In the video it shows as green on green with a little black at top.

Maybe I need to look at the on line club shop for a better view. Not surprised there's huge interest in the media.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:23 pm
by TreeHugger
Eco-Exile wrote:
The Old TomCat wrote:What everybody has commented upon is the kit design but nothing about the bamboo.
Let me say I think it be impressive for our environmental club and will guarantee more press coverage and supporters towards FGR.
However having said that, until I can feel a shirt I'm not sure how it will suit players for 90 minutes in extreme weathers.


I have a few items of bamboo clothing. Socks and t-shirts. Very comfortable, soft and good for temperature regulation like merino. I will be interested to see how it stands up to the demands of elite sports physiology.

A great move by the club.

In terms of major brands who embrace sustainability and social ethos, Patagonia are the global leaders in outdoor performance gear. I think FGR should engage them for sponsorship and partnership opportunities.


Patagonia make phenomenal clothing and have a fantastic ethos. Sadly I can’t afford any of their stuff!

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:31 pm
by Charlie5football
Like the kit but the most important who is wearing one when we start the season against Oldham. Old fashioned I might be but still prefer the black and whites stripes but appreciate time does move on.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:54 pm
by GreenMachine
Looks utter cack in my opinion we are going to look embarrassing next season. Would rather Forest Green get known for their footballing prowess rather than this eco warrior nonsense, though I suppose that’s never going to happen under Coopers leadership and Vinces daft proposals for wooden stadiums.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:38 pm
by GETCARTER
One of my mates who served with the SAS in the far east, tells a lovely story about how they used bamboo sticks on prisoners, to make them talk.......it involved darkness and moisture..........i leave the rest to your imagination !.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:03 pm
by Norton Boy
GreenMachine wrote:Looks utter cack in my opinion we are going to look embarrassing next season. Would rather Forest Green get known for their footballing prowess rather than this eco warrior nonsense, though I suppose that’s never going to happen under Coopers leadership and Vinces daft proposals for wooden stadiums.


Good job its only your opinion then eh,just about everybody else seems to like it.I find it more embarrassing having fans like you constantly moan about every aspect of the club they claim to support.Coops has us playing beautiful football and the new ground is designed by one of the top architects in the world and Dales trying to make the club a more planet friendly concern,but you find these things embarrassing appsrently :roll:

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:04 pm
by NewForestRover
GreenMachine wrote:Looks utter cack in my opinion we are going to look embarrassing next season. Would rather Forest Green get known for their footballing prowess rather than this eco warrior nonsense, though I suppose that’s never going to happen under Coopers leadership and Vinces daft proposals for wooden stadiums.


As MC says:
There are a handful of people who will never be happy, whatever happens and whose glass is always half empty.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:19 pm
by The Old TomCat
GreenMachine wrote:Looks utter cack in my opinion we are going to look embarrassing next season. Would rather Forest Green get known for their footballing prowess rather than this eco warrior nonsense, though I suppose that’s never going to happen under Coopers leadership and Vinces daft proposals for wooden stadiums.

Not really sure if post is a wind up but suspect it genuine when author pens "Proud supporter of Forest Green. Love the team, hate the regime" under his name.
Few points worthy of reply:
# Without Mark C & Dale V it is almost certain FGR would not be a Football League club. [Think of Ady Pennock and winning first nine games of season but still not getting promoted]
# Without Dale V it is very probably that FGR could have gone out of business or at least now be playing ElGlosico matches against Shortwood or Cirencester or Brimscombe.
# With the exception of our friends at Cheltenham who have given our new kit the thumbs down, it has been generally well received by fellow football supporters.
# Being the first official Green club in the world has brought recognition to our club that is the envy of all our competitors. That recognition has also brought in decent sponsorship which will help the club move upwards.

Where GreenMachine would have been better advised to make issue is FGR's association with Sea Shepherd.
They have a very dubious history and this recent publicity could unfortunately harm FGR with its ever closer links to their chosen charity.

Re: FGR dazzles with world’s first bamboo football kit

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:21 pm
by stewjackhannah
Glass half full with me
Loving it all