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Offline Dazvillain

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2019, 10:40:09 PM »
Can anyone else see the face in his shorts?
Wow yes, spooky

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2019, 10:51:04 PM »
The only shirt they had with the new sponsor, a bygone age, I miss it.

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2019, 01:15:28 AM »
It was suggested on Facebook, and it kind of makes sense , that it was for a pre season game. The home kit for the following season had been released, but the away one ( the white with yellow hoops one) hadnít. So although the previous kit ( Davenports ) had gone , the new sponsors needed to be seen that summer, even if the new away kit wasnít ready

The really ridiculous thing was about three hours after posting the original post , I was within 10 ft from the man himself in Lichfield.

But he was with friends, so it didnít seem right to pester him.


« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 01:19:55 AM by aldridgeboy »

Offline willenhall villa

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2019, 01:16:57 AM »
Iíd go along with that as the picture is closely cropped and the setting seems empty behind. Still a lovely looking shirt.

It's the 1982-83 away shirt because I can't think of any combination of words that would be the size of what's underneath the badge except Champions of Europe, and the Mita logo makes it after January 1984. It's definitely the 1983-84 home shorts. Sid was injured throughout that season. Which makes the entire thing a mystery.

And so we come to what me and the world's saddest man greatest anorak on matters Villa (my mate Greg) reckon:

It's not from a match. It's likely a promo photo featuring the logo of our new sponsor, a player who just happened to be around and training on his own and a few random bits of kit that Doug kept at the back of a cupboard "because they might come in handy one day".

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2019, 05:31:14 AM »
Itís the away version of the 82/83 european shirt, which may not have ever been worn in a proper match. Didnt Sid break his leg in a pre-season game 83/84? It could be that match.

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2019, 06:07:55 AM »
I knew that was Sid before I clicked and enlarged the image ( I suspect everyone else did as well ) . Not many players have that classy playing style on the ball.

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2019, 09:49:36 AM »
Itís the away version of the 82/83 european shirt, which may not have ever been worn in a proper match. Didnt Sid break his leg in a pre-season game 83/84? It could be that match.

Davenports was shirt sponsor 82/83 .
« Last Edit: January 26, 2019, 10:12:47 AM by luke95 »

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2019, 10:00:05 AM »
It was suggested on Facebook, and it kind of makes sense , that it was for a pre season game. The home kit for the following season had been released, but the away one ( the white with yellow hoops one) hadnít. So although the previous kit ( Davenports ) had gone , the new sponsors needed to be seen that summer, even if the new away kit wasnít ready

The really ridiculous thing was about three hours after posting the original post , I was within 10 ft from the man himself in Lichfield.

But he was with friends, so it didnít seem right to pester him.




The sponsors weren't announced until the following January.

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2019, 10:12:52 AM »
The shirt was used in a game against Boca Juniors at the Nou Camp. No idea what this was for but it looks like a Villa hispsters wet dream!




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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2019, 10:19:17 AM »
The shirt was used in a game against Boca Juniors at the Nou Camp. No idea what this was for but it looks like a Villa hispsters wet dream!




That was when he broke his leg.

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2019, 01:33:01 PM »
Thatís a different shirt in the Nou Camp.
Itís this one I think


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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2019, 01:36:15 PM »
Which is a gorgeous shirt !!! They should do a retro one of these !

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2019, 01:48:05 PM »
I knew that was Sid before I clicked and enlarged the image ( I suspect everyone else did as well ) . Not many players have that classy playing style on the ball.

you could also close you eyes and know when Sid had just kicked the ball
it always made a beautiful clean pinging noise that could only have been him

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2019, 02:48:08 PM »
That is a beatuy would love one of them did anybody go to that Boca game?

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Re: What kit is this ?
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2019, 03:25:35 PM »


That's 82-83. Away



82-83 Home (European Games, without the sponsor)



That's 83- Feb 84 Away.



That's 83- Feb 84 Home



That's Feb - May 84 Away



That's Feb - May 84 Home


Given what Dave says about Greg, I'd bow to his knowledge. He once told me that the replica shirt I had on wasn't a good one because the stripe on the top of the collar wasn't the right thickness.