Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by csg4005, Aug 27, 2012.
You know the old saying....where there is smoke there is fire :-|
They may just have Blake right now .
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.
Hopefully that won't happen its a legendary name in Tennis would hate to see it go away again .
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!
Now I'm really confused are you talking about Donnay? Surely not Dunlop?
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.......
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. ;-)
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...
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.
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.
Confirmed on both account via Twitter gentlemen:
https://twitter.com/JRBlake/status/837493921311666176?ref_src=twsrc^tfw @vsbabolat @Fed Kennedy
Yesterday on TennisChannel, Blake, Davenport and a 3rd person were doing a gear segment sponsored by TW. They were discussing how often they restring. The other two opined and then the 3rd person looked at Blake and said "You only have 2 rackets, right?" Blake smiled and replied "Yeah, I pretty much don't have a choice. When I break one, it gets strung right then."
He used the new Speed at Memphis and another PowerShares tournament. Don't worry though, he still uses his Dunlops!
there was some talk about that speed here: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/james-blake-using-new-speed.579365/#post-10844274
The Speed looks a bit glossy to me in cluckcluck's album
Glossy and no shared holes on the 18x20 Speed.
Also, his GXT Radical was 18x20
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