I think the kits like other commercial aspects of the club are outsourced to another company. Don’t think it’s matters one jot to the club how many we sell, we just get a solid fee for outsourcing it.Training starts a week on Wednesday. No new signings, no confirmation on Gallagher, no news on player deals, no new kit available (revenue for the club), concerning times.
I agree though we are often very slow to release them.
As for footballing matters I wonder if everything is on hold before we know who will / will not be in charge for next season. A similar thing happened with Grayson when it became clear he would be leaving but it took ages for Sunderland to come in officially.