AJ
Earlier this month

Rumour: First Ever is done

Rumour doing the rounds that FE is done!

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Isaac  
Earlier this month



Any more info?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

isn't First Ever LK kids business

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Justin has moved on to another company but remains on the board. First Ever is not going anywhere.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

So the owner/ceo resigned? Yep,
Nothing to see here!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Making way for a proper apparel sponsor next year I hope!

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KET  
Earlier this month

lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Rumour: the rumour about First Ever is done

Does anyone know about this?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

(Making way for a proper apparel sponsor next year I hope!)


Yeah rumour is it's BBB

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

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Last ever

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

JK wasn't cut out for managing a company and whispers were that a relative didn’t like his money being pissed away for nothing.

Doubt FE returns. Saw their dealings at a school competition and the way they were going about business was completely amateur.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Can second this.
Typical job for daddys little boy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Nike or adidas please

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KET  
Earlier this month

What about Poomah

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STHEaster  
Earlier this month

This isn't a rumour, someone was following Justin’s LinkedIn. He says he is leaving first ever and going to private equity for a new gig. First ever likely will stay, this is how Kestleman hopes to make the league profitable or at least breakeven for him, create assets which league owners and clubs are semi gouged to use.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Dunlop

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twenty four  
Earlier this month

Is Fiddes still around?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Starter.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Is Fiddes still around?

Let's see. Yep. Wow, they even do kicks:

https://fiddes.com.au/product/elite-footwear/

Maybe low sales of the shoe range was what caused Giants v2 to be the cheap-and-nasty'iest NBL team of all time.

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Reality  
Earlier this month

First ever certainly aren't making any money thats for sure.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Monopoly situation and cant make money. That's a great sign for the league.

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KET  
Earlier this month

Why are they a monopoly? Over what? Selling NBL stuff?

That's hardly a big revenue situation.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

There stuff is actually not bad, getting better every year. Takes along time to establish a clothing brand.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Fiddes has never not been here.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

#639
Yep there stuffs quite good, I've got a few items and have no problems.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"There stuff is actually not bad"

"#639
Yep there stuffs quite good"

What are the chances?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

First ever isn't a clothing brand. They are an apparel supplier/manufacturer.

They have a licencing deal with the NBL.

The quality of their gear isn't one of kind. It's pretty standard stuff.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

People shitting on the First Ever brand need a reality check - if LK can't make money from the vertical opportunities surrounding the league, he most likely will stop burning cash into it. And good luck finding another league saviour when the last potential pathway to profitability is shown to be non viable.

So if you want another brand as the apparel supplier, be prepared for a return to the dark days of the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

First Ever costs the league money. Apparel sponsor brings sponsorship dollars.

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Cram  
Earlier this month

" if LK can't make money from the vertical opportunities surrounding the league, he most likely will stop burning cash into it. "

But I thought he saved the league and all the clubs had licences to print money now. Are you saying that might no be true?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"So if you want another brand as the apparel supplier, be prepared for a return to the dark days of the NBL"

So what were those days exactly?

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ME  
Earlier this month

I don't understand why the hate for First Ever. Okay, the ads were annoying. Their general apparel sucks. But I think the jerseys have been pretty good overall, and definitely better than any other options we;ve had over the past 20 years.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The Jerseys are shite. Ordered one and after one wash had things peeling off

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Fiddes has never not been here.

In the NBL sphere it has disappeared though.

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CT  
Earlier this month

agree. shit, annoying ads but the jerseys are fine. it's a sublimated dye Jersey, pretty hard to screw up.

If you've got things peeling off after a couple of washes talk to your mum and ask her to show you how to use a washing machine.

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Big Ads  
Earlier this month

Perhaps anon purchased a Frst Ever knock off?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

"In the NBL sphere it has disappeared though."
Duh.
Pretty hard to get a gig when the owners son has the contract and was giving away uni sets for FREE! Including NBL1.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Cmon guys Justin built FE with blood sweat and tears!!!!
Dont be jealous

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Perthworld  
Earlier this month

Pretty hard to get a gig when the owners son has the contract and was giving away uni sets for FREE! Including NBL1.

What about the 15 years (conservative estimate) pre-LK? They haven't had a NBL presence for a long time so not sure why anyone would be offended at someone asking the question if they still exist - unless you're from the business.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

FE jerseys are rubbish compared to previous Mitchell and ness ones. Hope they change

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

#790780 Lol the First Ever jerseys are exactly the same as Mitchell and Ness jerseys. They are made by Mitchell & Ness supplier. FE had an agreement to have M&N source them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

The quality of FE jerseys this season are poorer than last. Thinner material. They've obviously made a decision to cut costs by producing a cheaper product. Not the same as what Mitchell & Ness was.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

#794 well their supplier for 2019-20 is worse then the one they had in 2017-18.

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Trevor Torrance  
Earlier this month

FE are using Mitchel and Ness to make the jerseys anyway. They forced them into a manufacturing deal with all their branding.

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