Dan Plumley: Bizarre kit crisis will leave Leeds United fans annoyed this month
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Dan Plumley has insisted that Leeds United will have been left “annoyed and frustrated” by the kit crisis they are currently going through at Elland Road.
The Finance Expert admitted it is completely out of their hands despite the fans no doubt being unhappy with the lack of kits available to purchase as the 2022-23 season got underway earlier this month.
It was reported that the away kit was delayed after a shipment on its way to the club sank in the sea, with the home kit also not available until the end of the month [Daily Mail].
“It is completely out of the club’s hands,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“As you say, it’s bizarre and nobody accounts for that, so looking at that from a club perspective, it’s not great, they want the merchandise to be there and they know the number of fans who want to buy the shirts for the first game of the season.
“It’s a big market, and fans will likely be unhappy if they aren’t there. It’s unprecedented circumstances though, and this totally unscripted. The club will be annoyed and frustrated but it’s just gone against the club at this point.
“Not the best scenario, but obviously we have to cut the club a bit of slack.”
Leeds sell a huge number of shirts each year, although that has changed this year.
Things have changed now though, with the away now fully available to purchase from Saturday morning [20 August], with the windfall no doubt set to come flying in.
Despite that good news, we are still without the home kit.
That is only described as being available in late August, so expect an announcement on that before the third kit also comes into play, although the club will hope for much less stress
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