Monday, May 29, 2006

World Cup Merchandise

I want to get some Dutch soccer merchandise--t-shirts etc.--, so I went to sportcheck.ca to see what they had to offer. They only had stuff from five teams, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, and one more that I can't remember at the moment.

Do you know if the actual stores are better stocked than the online store? Do you know of any Canadian stores, especially in Southern Ontario, that would carry stuff from all teams?

Am I the only one who thinks it's lame that, as the world's biggest soccer event approaches, the biggest Canadian sports store that I can think of doesn't sell related products? Yeah, I know. Professional soccer's not that big in Canada (on the other hand, soccer is the most popular little league sport--even more popular than Hockey!). But it's the WORLD CUP! Get a clue folks.

4 comments:

Brielle said...

It's pathetic, eh? I always have trouble finding merchandise for my teams (Portugal and Holland) and it's frusterating!! I don't know if the actual Sportcheck stores are better stocked than the online stores, but I doubt it because I never find what I want at the actual stores.

My best luck for finding World Cup stuff has been little independent soccer shops. They usually have a wider selection of teams, but then less selection of things for a particular team (if that makes sense).

Last, but not least, WELCOME TO BLOGLAND! :) I'm looking forward to sharing some World Cup mania with you. :) Bring it on!

daniel said...

"soccer is the most popular little league sport--even more popular than Hockey!"

BLASPEHMY! HERETIC!

Don Cheery shall scour the Earth tirelessly until he locates you. You shall know NO peace!

Randy said...

"Don Cheery [sic] shall scour the Earth tirelessly until he locates you. You shall know NO peace!"

I better change my profile quickly then. He's from Kingston, and I'm the only math Ph.D. named Randy in Kingston.

simplysoccer said...

I just saw you were looking for Dutch merchandise.
I own a store in Southern Ontario called Simply Soccer. My name is Todd, I also have an Ebay store and once in a while when I can get the stuff I put it on line. At the moment I have one Holland jacket left as most of this town I am in are Dutch.Visit my web site and right down my ebay store site .
My web site is www.simplysoccerstore.com