CHAPTER SEVENTY ONE
14th June 1990 10.15
Andy Leaning, Bristol City, phoned to ask if there was any chance of an uhlsport contract. I said that no contract could be offered but he could buy uhlsport goods at reduced prices. He has been wearing Sondico gloves and said that they had written to offer him goods free of charge to the value of £xx , and pay him £xx . I repeated that from uhlsport the best on offer was goods at reduced special prices. Next season Bristol City will be in Division 2, last season they were in Division 3.
14th June 1990
I bought and sent to Bernd this weeks issues of "Shoot" and "Match". I also sent a copy of the new Sondico catalogue.
15th June 1990
I received a letter from Les Fridge, St.Mirren, thanking me for sending him goods when requested. He also sent a newspaper cutting about a goalkeepers course he was involved in.
18th June 1990 1.50
Theo Snelders, Aberdeen, phoned to see if I could send him a copy of the new uhlsport catalogue, and one was sent (No.95). I pointed out that not all of the goods shown will be available in the U.K.
19th June 1990
Theo Snelders, Aberdeen, phoned to say that he had received the catalogue. He asked if 681 Sweatshirts, 567 shorts, 325 undershorts were available and I said no. He also asked about caps and I said yes in stock and 012 glove bags which I said was not yet available but would be later. He said that it would not be worth sending the cap on its own, but would ask for a cap when he next asked for something else. I also explained that the 1990-91 catalogue only showed new items, most of the items in the 1989-90 catalogue are still available.
20th June 1990 10.55
Herve phoned to give me various pieces of information including that he now has a picture of the trophy uhlsport are prepared to donate regarding Goalkeeper of the Year etc., within "Shoot". He said that he would send details to me in the post. He also said that he had heard from Germany that Walter Zenga had been fined for wearing gloves with advertising in the World Cup.
21st June 1990
I bought and sent to Bernd this weeks issues of "Shoot" and "Match".
22nd June 1990
I received from Herve a letter from Lee Martin of Huddersfield requesting sponsorship, and a photo of the uhlsport trophy donated to the I.F.F.H.S., in relation to the possibility of a similar trophy for "Shoot".
22nd June 1990
I wrote to Lee Martin to offer the special reduced prices, but no contract or free goods.
22nd June 1990
Having received a delivery from uhlsport I sent to Terry Gennoe, Blackburn, 1 only 544 Green XL, 1 only 544 Silver XL, 2 pairs 031 size 9, 1 pair 554 trousers XL (No.96).
22nd June 1990 2.40-2.43
I phoned Herve about the trophy photo and "Shoot". He said that he would like me to continue talking to "Shoot" and all that Line 7 were prepared to do was to supply the trophy.
23rd June 1990
I received from Herve a letter from Andrew Collett of Middlesborough requesting sponsorship.
23rd June 1990
I wrote to Andrew Collett to say that nothing had changed since my letter of 20th April 1990, in reply to a previous request he had made for sponsorship. He was offered reduced prices for goods and had taken advantage of this on 14th June 1990.
25th June 1990
I received a letter from Bernd, giving details of the glove sizes that I had asked for, and asking for a Sondico price list along with a sample of the Sondico Airguard.
26th June 1990 1.40
Mark Coombe phoned to see if he could continue to get the reduced price gloves next season now that he has been released by Torquay United in Division 4. I said no as the reduced prices were only for Football or Scottish League clubs.
26th June 1990 2.34-2.41
I phoned Peter Stewart of "Shoot" to report on the progress regarding uhlsport/Line 7 donating a trophy for Goalkeeper of the Year. We discussed it in general terms and I said that I would send him a photo of the trophy uhlsport donated to the German publication I.F.F.H.S.
27th June 1990
I bought and sent to Bernd this weeks issues of "Shoot" and "Match", along with another copy of the Sondico price list, one previously having been sent on 22nd March 1990 to Reinhard.
27th June 1990 2.45
Alan Knight, Portsmouth, phoned to request some goods and 2 pairs 036 size 9.5, 1 pair 031 size 9.5, 1 pair 554 trousers XL were sent to him (No.97).
28th June 1990
I wrote to Peter Stewart, editor of "Shoot", and sent him the trophy photograph.
29th June 1990 1.30
John Burridge, Newcastle, phoned to order some goods and 2 only 544 Green XL, 2 only Silver XL, 3 pairs 036 size 9, 1 only uhlsport 1990-91 catalogue were sent to him (No.98). His new home address is xxx , Tel: xx .
2nd July 1990 4.30
Bernd telephoned to say that Bobby Geddes of Kilmarnock, he was formerly with Dundee, had now signed a goods only contract. He was previously paid money but has now changed to goods only. He thanked me for the Sondico price list and asked about the sample shinguard. I told him that I did not sell any shinguards but had ordered a pair for him from Sondico. He then asked me to find out the prices for half page and full page colour adverts in "Shoot" and "Match", He has seen the Sondico adverts and feels that perhaps uhlsport are losing out to their competitors. I pointed out my previous attempts to do promotional work and help/advise with advertising, which Reinhard would know about, but not really appreciated or accepted by Line 7, although they pay me for this work. I finally asked him if he knew when he would be visiting England, and he expected it to be in September for E.X.S.L. trade show. My final final point was whether he had received my letter dated 14th June for promotional items as I would soon be needing them for the start of the season. He could not be sure but said that he would tell me on Wednesday.
3rd July 1990 9.15
Gerry Peyton, Bournemouth, phoned to ask how he was going to receive his money for the World Cup. He was substitute 5 times therefore is owed £xx (5 x £xx). I said that I did not know but asked him how he would like it to be paid and he gave me a building society account details; XXXX . He said that he had enjoyed the World Cup and had received some goods from uhlsport's Italian agents, although not all that he had asked for. He also told me that adidas had not given them much kit and therefore he had shared the uhlsport goods that he had been given with Pat Bonner, the Umbro contracted first choice.