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Loco
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Unleash Solar

Just noted the comment at the bottom of the newsletter:

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A Note from the CEO

The Club is owed sponsorship monies by Unleash Solar. Unfortunately protracted negotiations have not resolved the issue. It is for this reason that the Club has removed all branding of its former sponsor. No further comment will be made by the Club in relation to this issue.
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Triton 95
Last year
12:49 31 Jan 13

Reply #401900

re: Unleash Solar

They sold cheap chinese products, I don't know why Adelaide expected anything else but this to happen.


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Pure Silk
Last year
12:53 31 Jan 13

Reply #401901

re: Unleash Solar

I wonnder if the Melbourne Renegades received their money ?


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So its their fault
Last year
12:54 31 Jan 13

Reply #401903

re: Unleash Solar

Now we can blame UNLEASH for them not sacking Marty


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Happy Days
Last year
13:28 31 Jan 13

Reply #401913

re: Unleash Solar

No great surprise.Lets hope they got something out of them.Another group of fly by nighters.


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CR
Last year
13:49 31 Jan 13

Reply #401918

re: Unleash Solar

Well the 36ers are still all over the Unleash Solar Web site.

And according to Unleash Solar Web site "the Unleash Solar Adelaide 36ers are one of the most successful clubs in the NBL".

And, quote "All the best to the 'Sixers for the upcomming season".

So not only does US not pay sponsorship money, they can't spell either. LOL ...


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Jake
Last year
14:10 31 Jan 13

Reply #401919

re: Unleash Solar

I wondering if Adelaide United are having any issues. THey are the main sponsors as well


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Proud
Last year
14:52 31 Jan 13

Reply #401933

re: Unleash Solar

Now to me this is something I'd like to see Keistina Kinneally take care of, I know age has a lot on her plate but if she is to ever impress the basketball community with her expertise (whatever that may be) then this is something she would easily sort out.


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HO
Last year
15:07 31 Jan 13

Reply #401936

re: Unleash Solar

Proud, how is she going to "easily" sort this out?

Here are some thoughts for you:

a) the contract sits between US and the Sixers
b) the contract probably has a dispute resolution process that I doubt includes BA
c) Lets speculate that Unleash are in financial difficulties and simply cannot pay
d) Why would the BA CEO engage in an NBL club/sponsor dispute?

And the obvious...

e) Would you expect Demetriou to get involved in a similar AFL situation?
f) Does the rest of the SPORT, not league, want her to be engaged in these types of isolated disputes?


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Bear
Last year
15:10 31 Jan 13

Reply #401939

re: Unleash Solar

The best solar panels in the world were made in Sydney until government charges, a lack of support from the government and manufacturing costs resulted in the company being bought out by the yanks!

Now the best solar panels in the world are made in Germany and, you guessed it, the US of A!!!


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FM
Last year
20:14 31 Jan 13

Reply #401989

re: Unleash Solar

If Demetriou did not get involved Port would no longer exist


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Anonymous
Last year
23:11 31 Jan 13

Reply #402000

re: Unleash Solar

I think the important question to ask is WHY? Why did they stop giving sponsorship dollars? interesting article below.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/basketball/adelaide-36ers-remove-branding-of-major-sponsor-unleas-solar-over-owed-money/story-fndekpx4-1226565888724

Why would United and Woodville West Torrens still get their money but not the sixers? Is this another clash with 36ers CEO? Like so many others she has gotten off-side? Or is it just a case of Unleash having too many sponsorship eggs in too many baskets and picking who to stay with? Still very wrong for Unleash to not pay, but why just 36ers? Love Boti to do some digging and find out. Think it is very important for 36ers fans to know who is at fault for losing what probably would be a substantial amount of money seeing that they are naming rights sponsor.


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Jack Toft
Last year
23:31 31 Jan 13

Reply #402001

re: Unleash Solar

Oh to be a fly on the wall.


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sixtiesrockstar
Last year
21:29 1 Feb 13

Reply #402124

re: Unleash Solar

Solar companies don't actually have any money. all their money comes from government subsidies, a big revolving circle of taxpayers money.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:26 1 Feb 13

Reply #402154

re: Unleash Solar

Pretty simple really. Show me the money and then pay as you promised. If the other clubs are happy then thats weird. Will be interesteing to see what transpires with the other clubs for sure.


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Proud
Last year
03:45 2 Feb 13

Reply #402185

re: Unleash Solar

Firstly I thought Kristina Kinneally was corrupt, now I don't care if she is or not but if her cronies can shake some $ out of US then atleast she will be seen to be doing something!

But seriously the NBL has sat on their hands WAY too much in the past and let teams die, does the AFL loan clubs money (Port Adelaide, St. Kilda, Melbourne, north Melbourne, Western Bulldogs and Fitzroy... All in the past 20 years)? The answer is absolutely.

I don't care that AFL have deeper pockets, the NBL let Sydney, Brisbane and South Dragons (all recent or reigning champions) fold and I don't want anybody else dying over a bad sponsorship or any other issues.

I didn't like Malcolm Speed as NBL chief but we need someone like him if KK is just gonna sit on her hands


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Anonymous
Last year
10:07 2 Feb 13

Reply #402213

re: Unleash Solar

The NBL has no real money to lend anyone, it's flat out staying afloat itself.


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Marcus Camby
Last year
13:32 3 Feb 13

Reply #402403

re: Unleash Solar

@Anon'2000...

"why just 36ers?"

Could it be the the dwindling fans coming to the games?

Could it be the booing at the home team at home in front of National TV?

If I were Unleash, I would have pulled funding after the first booing game.

I wouldn't want my company name tarnished by such fans.


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Anonymous
Last year
15:03 3 Feb 13

Reply #402422

re: Unleash Solar

@ Marcus Camby

It could also be because the 36ers are playing an unattractive and uninspired brand of basketball, have a coach who is out of his depth and a bunch of players who (although they try hard) look lost on court.


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Marcus Camby
Last year
16:02 3 Feb 13

Reply #402427

re: Unleash Solar

@Anon'422...

Could be yes I see your point.

However, why then have sponsors not pulled out of Cairns or 0-10 Townsville?


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Anonymous
Last year
16:13 3 Feb 13

Reply #402431

re: Unleash Solar

Because they're not bottom of the ladder unlike the 36ers.


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Marcus Camby
Last year
23:20 3 Feb 13

Reply #402512

re: Unleash Solar

They occupied that spot for half the season (yet still received support from their fans).

6'ers have been there 3 rounds (yet the knives come out weekly).


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Anonymous
Last year
23:35 3 Feb 13

Reply #402516

re: Unleash Solar

We have been there 3 years MC !


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Marcus Camby
Last year
00:18 4 Feb 13

Reply #402523

re: Unleash Solar

Not true....first year was not bottom.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:49 4 Feb 13

Reply #402527

re: Unleash Solar

They occupied that spot for half the season (yet still received support from their fans).


No they didn't, they had a huge drop in crowds.

6'ers have been there 3 rounds (yet the knives come out weekly).


36ers are bottom...again, 17 rounds into the season. For such a talented roster to go from 5-3 to 5-11 a bit more than knives needed to come out.

Marty should've been gone before he equalled the longest losing streak in club history (also set by him!).




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