Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by rovex, Jan 28, 2011.
Any reason for this?
They're too big. Same way Makarova dropped her Guinot-whatever logo because it was too big
The contracts have expired. It'll be interesting to see if they re-appear.
Probably nearer the summer or if he wins on Sunday!
I reckon RBS will.
RBS had to be bailed out by the state, but still enough money to pay bonuses but not Andy.
what kind of companies are these two? too lazy to search for it online. anyone have an idea??
rbs had a function 2 days before the aus open started at the tennis centre i work at and andy murray was there..so pretty sure he is still sponsored by them but perhaps jsut doesnt have it on his clothing but is the face of rbs
Royal Bank of Scotland (a bank)
Highland Spring Water (bottled water)
There's also the possibility of Adidas paying him more for exclusivity. Maybe they'll care more if he has a major title.
Lol - exactly! In that RBS is now 84% owned by the (hugely indebted) British taxpayer, it was probably deemed unadvisable to be seen to be paying out large sponsorship deals (whether or not the endorsement would prove to be economically worthwhile) and running lavish corporate shindigs at top sporting events.
But as we know (just to squeeze in the requisite chippy and facile, yet somewhat logically self-defeating jab), the bankers must get their bonuses; they are doing God's work and will "go elsewhere."
RBS grew in the space of a decade from being a modest and staid Scottish bank to incredulously becoming the bank with the largest balance sheet in the world (nearly USD 4 trillion in assets i.e dodgy loans!). The global economy went pop and they ended up reporting the largest loss in British corporate history of GBP 24 bn and 'had to be' nationalised.
Highland Spring, on the other hand, although also Scottish, decided not to make an approach for the worthless Dutch bank ABN Amro, and instead satisfied themselves by focussing on their traditional strength of purveying overpriced, but mid-market, bottled water to the witless public. As a solvent, independent going concern, they are free to pay Murray what they feel fit without fear of moral retribution.
Pure Alpha you sound like a comedian
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