What if Manchester United ventured into other sports?

Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by horsechoker, Jul 3, 2019.

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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Around Europe many teams have their finger in the pie of other sports. So what if United followed suit and launched a basketball team, handball team, darts team, pub quiz team etc?

    Would the United name be enough to thrive on?
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    Lukaku would be unbelievable at pinball.
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Would definitely be in favour of this but we all know the ownership will never be willing to fork out the money that would be required.
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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    Why plummet to new depths in other sports too.
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    Spoony The People's President

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    We used to have a basketball team.
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    Within the UK, there isn't much of a market for it. The only possible choices would be a Cricket or Rugby team but every county or City/town have their teams already.

    The reason it works well throughout Europe is due to the popularity of the smaller sports. The Euro league in the basketball is a big deal and well regarded outside of the states. Handball is a big market through mainland Europe and same with Ice Hockey in parts too.

    The UK equivalents don't have enough of a following for it to even be considered for a club like United or any prem team.
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    Crustanoid Full Member

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    We need to put effort into doing better at the sport we’re famous for first. I hope Woody doesn’t get this idea. He’ll be spending even less time on his actual role and prioritising baseball shirt sponsors and jockstrap partnerships
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    Welsh Wonder A dribbling mess on the sauce

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    We're crap enough at football lets not ruin other sports for ourselves.

    Although Lingard in UFC would no doubt delight a few on here.
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    poleglass red Full Member

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    we should have a gaelic football team, at least then, when we are sending balls over the bar we at least a get a point.
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    That's a nice way of Dublin our profits
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Heh
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