James Blake Racket

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by csg4005, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. High street sw19

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    You know the old saying....where there is smoke there is fire :-|
     
  2. Miami Tiburon

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    They may just have Blake right now .
     
  3. High street sw19

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    Not good because he is playing with a Dunlop !....wheels falling off the agency start up me thinks ;-)
    Fat Mike will pull their agency if they can't pay their bill, he has no morals.
    That's the problems with being a licencee, it's never your brand.
     
  4. Miami Tiburon

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    Hopefully that won't happen its a legendary name in Tennis would hate to see it go away again .
     
  5. jimbo333

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    Well if they can't actually pay their bill surely it could arguably be a moral thing to do?

    Having said that he is a successful ruthless businessman and may even do this even if they have paid their bill, if it helps his companies lol

    I should point out that I don't actually know what you are talking about here, I just know that he and the people that work with/for him are very successful and ruthless!
     
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    Now I'm really confused are you talking about Donnay? Surely not Dunlop?
     
  7. vsbabolat

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    He is talking about Donnay. But he does not know that Fat Mike bought Donnay in 1996 and then bought it into a low end house brand for Sports Direct.......
     
  8. High street sw19

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    I hope are not referring to me?

    The Korean Americans that are running the new license seem to be out of cash from what I was told a few weeks ago and are surviving on fumes and cannot pay players, suppliers etc....Fat Mike won't stand for that and soon a once great name will be back where he took it , on six packs of socks for 2.00. ;-)
     
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    Well, they (Sportsdirect) are only interested in making money. They dont care about the brand Donnay and its history.
    A couple of years ago i talked to Stephen Nardelli who was in charge when they made the deal back in 1996, i was very surprised how little or nothing he knew about Donnay rackets in general.
    Nice guy nevertheless...
     
  10. classic tennis

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    Except he was just a "Yes" man who got screwed himself in the end (karma), ask JM, DK, CM if you ever meet them it's a shame MC has passed, he hated what SN did with MA.
     
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    There is a former manager of the original UK Donnay distributor at the club and he said Fat Mike screwed loads of people in Couvin (and World wide), yes Classic it was a shame.
     

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