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Title: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on April 27, 2021, 01:07:03 PM
Any news at all? Teams are starting to unveil theirs now, we still with Kappa for next season?

I also made these, I didn't want to bump an old thread so thought I'd leave them here, for the 150th year coming soon.

Home (based on 1874 - http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Aston_Villa/Aston_Villa.htm)

(https://i.imgur.com/KhVqwRz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mpgmDCP.jpg)

Away (based on 1878 - http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Aston_Villa/Aston_Villa.htm)

(https://i.imgur.com/e5dX8HU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3I4Vwub.jpg)

Third (based on some trophy some time)

(https://i.imgur.com/cup0Clf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V2AuW3r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HvR1zEN.jpg)

Used Adidas cos of Nassef. Cheers.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on April 27, 2021, 01:08:35 PM
You've gone bold and early, Smirker, fair play. You've also stolen the thunder of some chap called...Marshall(?) who usually pops-up in the summer with his creations.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dick Edwards on April 27, 2021, 01:55:29 PM
I haven't bought a Villa shirt other than retro ones for over twenty years but if we ever had an Adidas strip I'd be one of the first in the queue for it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on April 27, 2021, 02:03:45 PM
I realised I stopped liking shirts when they started making them out of plastic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on April 27, 2021, 02:32:20 PM
I haven't bought a Villa shirt other than retro ones for over twenty years but if we ever had an Adidas strip I'd be one of the first in the queue for it.

Nas Sawiris (Aston Villa and Adidas shareholder) loves you!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on April 27, 2021, 02:36:22 PM
These are all great Smirker, but Addidas will want their three stipes down the arm.  I also can't see us changing the badge, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ad@m on April 27, 2021, 03:00:01 PM
I love all of those - the away especially!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on April 27, 2021, 03:37:52 PM
I'd be all over the home & away shirts if they looked like that (especially if they're sans-sponsor).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Monty on April 27, 2021, 03:41:06 PM
I think we should only bring back the 1982-style away kit if we actually qualify for the Champions League at some point. It would be a nice touch.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on April 27, 2021, 03:42:44 PM
I donít like the hooped shirt even if we did wear it back in the day. Claret shirt, blue sleeves please. The away one they  can do what they like with though itís preferably white or yellow.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on April 27, 2021, 03:43:16 PM
They're all ace!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on April 27, 2021, 03:55:13 PM
I'd have them. I'd also like them sponsor-less for the season too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 27, 2021, 04:06:52 PM
We never get the kits out early, we are obviously minted as we don't seem to care about making money.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on April 27, 2021, 04:34:17 PM
I donít like the hooped shirt even if we did wear it back in the day. Claret shirt, blue sleeves please. The away one they  can do what they like with though itís preferably white or yellow.
Whilst I broadly agree with this principal, I think it would be good to have a change occaisionally, particulalry when it's to an historically influenced kit like this - Smirkers idea is the original 1874 kit for our 150th year, which I think would be fantastic.  I'd also like to see us wear the striped 57 FA cup shirt for a season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VillaSpen on April 28, 2021, 03:32:34 AM
I'd take Umbro again over adidas. I don't think they made one bad kit for us in an admittedly short time. Some of their efforts over recent years have been great too, particularly some of the Brazilian clubs in my opinion.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 28, 2021, 08:41:33 AM
Would be nice to have kits like that for the 150th anniversary. Complete with huge lion badge.

Just for 1 season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Walmley_Villa on April 28, 2021, 08:44:18 AM
1 year of Kappa left....

I personally don't want Adidas - we've never had them and I think of West Ham.

Umbro still produce good kits - Burnley's colours are spot on this season. I'm also partial to Hummel who have done a great job with our sister Cazoo club this season. Failing that New Balance.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 28, 2021, 08:59:05 AM
Always liked Hummel. There's something about the Chevrons on the arm.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: p_ad on April 28, 2021, 09:37:54 AM
Great kits would buy them all, the black away one is classy as f**k
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Breezeblock on April 28, 2021, 11:07:27 AM
Not a fan of the home hoops but that black away shirt is awesome
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on April 28, 2021, 11:49:32 AM
They are nice kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: mrfuse on April 28, 2021, 12:50:32 PM
Great kits would buy them all, the black away one is classy as f**k

Love the black one also.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 28, 2021, 03:16:06 PM
Looks like the kit launch could be in May this year which would be borderline shocking.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on April 28, 2021, 03:16:58 PM
Looks like the kit launch could be in May this year which would be borderline shocking.

Now't like knowing which division you'll be in to plan ahead is there?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on April 28, 2021, 06:37:54 PM
If by some chance we do go Adidas we could go all Claret with 3 hoops ?

I will say, though, that Kappa have done a great job with this seasons kits
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 28, 2021, 06:41:30 PM
What's this hoops nonsense?

Claret shirt, blue sleeves. That's the only rule.

Hoops, honestly. I bet you like three at the back. 🙄
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on April 28, 2021, 06:57:29 PM
What's this hoops nonsense?

Claret shirt, blue sleeves. That's the only rule.

Hoops, honestly. I bet you like three at the back. 🙄

Have a look at our first ever kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 28, 2021, 07:06:26 PM
Have a look at everyone's first ever kit. They're all weird and should bear no relation to the "proper" kits which get established over time.

I don't actually mind if we break the rule as a one-off for the 150th anniversary, but... that isn't yet.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on April 28, 2021, 07:10:01 PM
Could maybe get away with some stripey effort of that nature as an experimental third (or fourth) kit.

But it's too loud for the home kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on April 28, 2021, 07:10:42 PM
What's this hoops nonsense?

Claret shirt, blue sleeves. That's the only rule.

Hoops, honestly. I bet you like three at the back. 🙄

As it happens 😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on April 28, 2021, 08:08:19 PM
I like the white one
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Allan C on April 28, 2021, 09:53:13 PM
Have a look at everyone's first ever kit. They're all weird and should bear no relation to the "proper" kits which get established over time.

I don't actually mind if we break the rule as a one-off for the 150th anniversary, but... that isn't yet.
Iíve got to agree  the home shirt should always be claret body with blue arms, white shorts, blue socks. I like the current collection and would be happy to stick with Kappa. I didnít like Hummel or Umbro to be honest but would look at what Adidas had to offer.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 28, 2021, 10:47:30 PM
Someone not involved in murdering animals for "sport", please. That aside, kind of prefer the smaller names as you feel like they give more of a shit. Whereas, say, Nike, just consider you another item in their catalogue, barely worth a mention on the website.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on April 29, 2021, 05:02:27 AM
Is be very happy if we had Umbro supplying the kit
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 29, 2021, 05:45:30 AM
Gola, Bull Boys or Cica for me. Possibly Hi-Tec. Maybe Dunlop.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 29, 2021, 05:47:28 AM
Maybe Sergio Georgini could be tempted into sportswear? We are very wealthy.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on April 29, 2021, 07:32:43 AM
I love my old Nike hoodie. Just plain grey with the smallest rampaging Villa lion embroidered onto the sleeve in a slightly darker shade of grey and a small white tick embroidered on the breast. Itís a bit worn now and we have never produced anything like it since. Iím not a fan of huge emblems or logos.

I did like those Nike kits when we had Acorns on the front.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on April 29, 2021, 09:28:00 AM
Maybe Sergio Georgini could be tempted into sportswear? We are very wealthy.

Tommy Hilfinger perhaps.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on April 29, 2021, 09:54:18 AM
It's sort of unusual that we never had Adidas. I liked umbro, Reebok and Nike the best and didn't care much for the others, especially macron and Hummel. Diadora had one nice kit and one dreadful kit. Kappa are about mid-table, this year's is nice (but it's no 92/93 or 95/97).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 29, 2021, 10:09:55 AM
Maybe Sergio Georgini could be tempted into sportswear? We are very wealthy.

Tommy Hilfinger perhaps.

Did you buy it at the covered market?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on April 29, 2021, 10:57:41 AM
Gola, Bull Boys or Cica for me. Possibly Hi-Tec. Maybe Dunlop.

Sondico?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 29, 2021, 11:00:00 AM
Gola, Bull Boys or Cica for me. Possibly Hi-Tec. Maybe Dunlop.

Sondico?

Great shout. I used to love their tailored pop socks.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: in exile on April 29, 2021, 11:10:23 AM
Have a look at everyone's first ever kit. They're all weird and should bear no relation to the "proper" kits which get established over time.

I don't actually mind if we break the rule as a one-off for the 150th anniversary, but... that isn't yet.
Iíve got to agree  the home shirt should always be claret body with blue arms, white shorts, blue socks. I like the current collection and would be happy to stick with Kappa. I didnít like Hummel or Umbro to be honest but would look at what Adidas had to offer.
How could anyone not like those beautiful Umbro kits from the 1970's?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on April 29, 2021, 12:01:11 PM
Nobody has mentioned Luke!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on April 29, 2021, 12:05:41 PM
Moore? He is covered in that Stefan article I posted.

Oh, Roper. Well, he's the only kit designer of the Villa whose shirts sold-out completely (home, promotion-winning season).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cannock villa on April 29, 2021, 12:06:58 PM
Nobody has mentioned Luke!
What's Darth Vaders son got to do with our kits
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on April 29, 2021, 12:15:06 PM
Nobody has mentioned Luke!

Or Matt.  Or even Ken for that matter.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on April 29, 2021, 12:28:32 PM
I like a nice Le Coq or lotto
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 29, 2021, 12:37:45 PM
I like a nice Le Coq a lotto

I am 43 years old, and a teenager, so I've fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on April 29, 2021, 01:02:00 PM
I like a nice Le Coq a lotto

I am 43 years old, and a teenager, so I've fixed that for you.
I did that on purpose
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 29, 2021, 01:05:20 PM
I like a nice Le Coq a lotto

I am 43 years old, and a teenager, so I've fixed that for you.
I did that on purpose

My apologies, AAC! See you in the common room!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on April 29, 2021, 01:39:55 PM
I thought it was a bit on the dark side, Luke.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 29, 2021, 01:45:38 PM
I was talking to a mate about this last week and we went through every one of our previous kit manufacturers and couldnít think of another English club that has had more than we have.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 29, 2021, 07:26:47 PM
We change our clothes manufacturers more often than Small Heath fans change their clothes.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on April 30, 2021, 12:39:49 PM
Cheers lads, great fun messing about with kits.

A May launch for 21/22 would be most welcomed and long overdue.

Kits out and available by pre season please.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Proposition Joe on May 01, 2021, 09:27:23 AM
Next season is 40th anniversary of 81/82 so a European Cup tribute kit could be a goer. Especially as there will be a dcoumentary about our 80-82 era team on BT Sport from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ads on May 01, 2021, 09:34:24 AM
It will be Adidas the season after and with a good couple extra million into the bargain.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on May 02, 2021, 08:14:12 AM
It will be Adidas the season after and with a good couple extra million into the bargain.

Iím hoping for a bostiní kit deal next time which puts us on a par with top 6 clubs in terms of revenue, come on Naseef time to put that Adidas board position to good use.

In the meantime a nice shirt for the 40th anniversary would be good.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 03, 2021, 03:59:55 PM
It will be Adidas the season after and with a good couple extra million into the bargain.

Is this just a guess or is there info suggesting this will be the case?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Grande Pablo on May 03, 2021, 04:28:41 PM
There's 1 more year left on the Kappa deal unless someone bigger comes in & buys that contract out.  Can't see that happening myself.

Hummel have signed a deal with Wasps which is exceedingly interesting.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 03, 2021, 06:12:14 PM
Liked our home kit when we won the play offs.

Much preferred the colour of claret on the Nike kits under MON
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 06, 2021, 11:40:14 AM
This is nice. Source is email from the Club.

Cazoo Golden Goals
Cazoo, Aston Villaís shirt sponsor and principal partner, has been donating £1,000 to The Aston Villa Foundation, the Clubís official charity, for every goal scored by the first team in the Premier League this season.

To celebrate the first ever Cazoo Football Derby, Cazoo doubled the usual 'Golden Goals' donation from £1,000 to £2,000 resulting in an additional £4,000 raised on Saturday, thanks to a goal from Ollie Watkins and another from Anwar El Ghazi.

As a result of Aston Villa's on-pitch successes so far, we are delighted to announce that The Aston Villa Foundation will benefit from a £50,000 ĎGolden Goalsí donation from Cazoo, which will help to continue to deliver its mission of ĎWorking Together to Enrich Livesí.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 06, 2021, 12:01:36 PM
There's 1 more year left on the Kappa deal unless someone bigger comes in & buys that contract out.  Can't see that happening myself.

Hummel have signed a deal with Wasps which is exceedingly interesting.

We'll supply you with kits if you stop being stingy bastards and leave us alone in beer gardens.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 06, 2021, 12:04:29 PM
I would like adidas kit but without stripes on the arms .  Looking at Real madrid kit yesterday our away kit in white with 3 claret and blue stripes down the side

would look lovely
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 06, 2021, 01:08:45 PM
I would like adidas kit but without stripes on the arms .  Looking at Real madrid kit yesterday our away kit in white with 3 claret and blue stripes down the side

would look lovely

Leicesterís third kit is really nice too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 06, 2021, 03:55:24 PM
I would like adidas kit but without stripes on the arms .  Looking at Real madrid kit yesterday our away kit in white with 3 claret and blue stripes down the side

would look lovely

I must admit I'm old school and prefer the stripes on the shoulder.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: German James on May 06, 2021, 07:20:13 PM
Hummel have signed a deal with Wasps which is exceedingly interesting.
Hummel is German for bumble bee... As you were.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 06, 2021, 07:41:23 PM
I would like adidas kit but without stripes on the arms .  Looking at Real madrid kit yesterday our away kit in white with 3 claret and blue stripes down the side

would look lovely

I must admit I'm old school and prefer the stripes on the shoulder.

yep but i think wet spam
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: West Derby Villan on May 07, 2021, 01:43:35 PM
I would like adidas kit but without stripes on the arms .  Looking at Real madrid kit yesterday our away kit in white with 3 claret and blue stripes down the side

would look lovely

I must admit I'm old school and prefer the stripes on the shoulder.

Yeah the traditional Adidas look
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 07, 2021, 01:47:39 PM
Hummel have been making some really good kits recently. Rangers and Coventry had great ones over the past two seasons.

Until we change the crest though, it doesn't matter. I'd love a nice Villa jacket but not with the Lerner crest.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on May 07, 2021, 09:38:20 PM
Arseís new away shirt (if the leaks are correct) just has the cannon instead of the whole crest. We really should look at just having the lion on ours.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 07, 2021, 11:39:55 PM
Not for me, I want to see the words "ASTON VILLA" on there again. Preferably "FOOTBALL CLUB", too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 07, 2021, 11:42:25 PM
Arseís new away shirt (if the leaks are correct) just has the cannon instead of the whole crest. We really should look at just having the lion on ours.

100%

Eventually I think that's what it will be for most clubs. Full crest for the media and embroidered mascot on the kit.

Looks so much better. Compare Liverpool's shirts with the full crest to now. Spurs as well.

Are we ever going to hear anything about this from the club? Have the current owners spoke about it?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 08, 2021, 12:17:05 AM
Not for me, I want to see the words "ASTON VILLA" on there again. Preferably "FOOTBALL CLUB", too.

Yes. This
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on May 08, 2021, 06:58:46 AM
Arseís new away shirt (if the leaks are correct) just has the cannon instead of the whole crest. We really should look at just having the lion on ours.

The leaked Arsenal home would also work well in claret and blue too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on May 08, 2021, 10:24:05 AM
Clarrie Blue for the badge
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: BC Villain on May 08, 2021, 10:25:38 AM
I realised I stopped liking shirts when they started making them out of plastic.

I stopped liking them when we went through that phase of having betting companies plastered across the front of them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ez on May 08, 2021, 11:08:26 AM
I rarely buy them although I just did buy this seasons. They're being sold off for £17 now in the club shop.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on May 08, 2021, 11:16:30 AM
Arseís new away shirt (if the leaks are correct) just has the cannon instead of the whole crest. We really should look at just having the lion on ours.

100%

Eventually I think that's what it will be for most clubs. Full crest for the media and embroidered mascot on the kit.

Looks so much better. Compare Liverpool's shirts with the full crest to now. Spurs as well.

Are we ever going to hear anything about this from the club? Have the current owners spoke about it?

Something like this, but without the AV
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TI824nbDwus/UKPzH9AirII/AAAAAAABfOA/LSjnGh-iEPo/s1600/aston_villa_fc_logo+history2.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 08, 2021, 11:24:48 AM
Yes. Just the same lion from the crest.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 08, 2021, 11:32:51 AM
The lion on the classic 80s badge was better as it looked like the proper Scottish Lion Rampant, which is what it is supposed to be.

The current Villa lion looks like he's more likely to maul a cake than a gazelle. It's rubbish.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on May 08, 2021, 12:35:25 PM
Yes. Just the same lion from the crest.

(https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.3retro.com%2Fteam%2Faston-villa%2Faston-villa%2F16_Aston-Villa-1971-No8-Retro-Football-Shirt.html&psig=AOvVaw2o54WdmsFwl1lEAAb2GtC_&ust=1620559945913000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCNiKx7n-ufACFQAAAAAdAAAAABAL)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on May 09, 2021, 07:09:03 AM
Current fashion is to strip back club badges back to very minimal designs. Spurs being a good example.

A rampant lion, with ďThe VillaĒ underneath. Better than just AVFC.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: saunders_heroes on May 09, 2021, 09:03:38 AM
Current fashion is to strip back club badges back to very minimal designs. Spurs being a good example.

A rampant lion, with ďThe VillaĒ underneath. Better than just AVFC.

The rampant lion with Prepared  under it would be even better. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 09, 2021, 02:27:12 PM
I've never liked that motto.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 09, 2021, 03:05:34 PM
I've never liked that motto.

Itís worked when we have been. Which since we won the European Cup has been only short spells under Ron, Sir Brian, JG and MON. And a bit now under Dean. But other that weíve been anything but.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 09, 2021, 03:54:13 PM
I've never liked that motto.

Hopefully at some point we'll be able to change it to Repaired.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on May 10, 2021, 01:49:00 AM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.

Adidas shirt with the 80s crest would be a huge hit with the fans and would be a bit of a statement .Would sell thousands of them and the Village would not be able to cope with the Demand
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: wince on May 10, 2021, 02:27:02 AM
Arseís new away shirt (if the leaks are correct) just has the cannon instead of the whole crest. We really should look at just having the lion on ours.

100%

Eventually I think that's what it will be for most clubs. Full crest for the media and embroidered mascot on the kit.

Looks so much better. Compare Liverpool's shirts with the full crest to now. Spurs as well.

Are we ever going to hear anything about this from the club? Have the current owners spoke about it?

Something like this, but without the AV
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TI824nbDwus/UKPzH9AirII/AAAAAAABfOA/LSjnGh-iEPo/s1600/aston_villa_fc_logo+history2.jpg)

I actually owned an original Harry Hampton shirt crest like that  he was given but gave it away to a mate...
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 10, 2021, 02:38:17 AM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.

Adidas shirt with the 80s crest would be a huge hit with the fans and would be a bit of a statement .Would sell thousands of them and the Village would not be able to cope with the Demand

Can we take this as a resignation from buying the shirts?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 10, 2021, 03:34:15 AM
Maybe shirtless would be preferable, or claret and blue body paint?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: in exile on May 10, 2021, 11:55:05 AM
Maybe shirtless would be preferable, or claret and blue body paint?
I wouldn't wear one of them!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 10, 2021, 12:13:23 PM
Maybe shirtless would be preferable, or claret and blue body paint?
I wouldn't wear one of them!

You'd look great, mate! Ha!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 10, 2021, 12:57:16 PM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.

Adidas shirt with the 80s crest would be a huge hit with the fans and would be a bit of a statement .Would sell thousands of them and the Village would not be able to cope with the Demand

I'm sure the club will be distraught.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 10, 2021, 04:27:38 PM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.

Adidas shirt with the 80s crest would be a huge hit with the fans and would be a bit of a statement .Would sell thousands of them and the Village would not be able to cope with the Demand

I'm sure the club will be distraught.

Don't we sell 'thousands' of shirts whatever they look like?

Anyway, fuck Adidas, if it's just an exercise in what I like personally, can't we get Paul Smith to do our kits?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 10, 2021, 05:10:20 PM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.

Adidas shirt with the 80s crest would be a huge hit with the fans and would be a bit of a statement .Would sell thousands of them and the Village would not be able to cope with the Demand

I'm sure the club will be distraught.

Don't we sell 'thousands' of shirts whatever they look like?

Anyway, fuck Adidas, if it's just an exercise in what I like personally, can't we get Paul Smith to do our kits?

I thought you were more of a Hi-Tec and Wranglers* man?


*I'm still smarting over Adrian Chiles.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 10, 2021, 06:03:56 PM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.

Adidas shirt with the 80s crest would be a huge hit with the fans and would be a bit of a statement .Would sell thousands of them and the Village would not be able to cope with the Demand

I'm sure the club will be distraught.

Don't we sell 'thousands' of shirts whatever they look like?

Anyway, fuck Adidas, if it's just an exercise in what I like personally, can't we get Paul Smith to do our kits?

I thought you were more of a Hi-Tec and Wranglers* man?


*I'm still smarting over Adrian Chiles.

I am. I like Paul Smith but I'm too tight to buy it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on May 10, 2021, 06:08:36 PM
I have not and will not buy a Shirt with the current badge on , it is horrendous.


Is there any aspect of the club that you like? Anything at all?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 15, 2021, 10:22:17 PM
Kit should be announced this month apparently. Kappa have been using more of a retro style for their other teams from what I've seen so I've made this.

Black socks because they are retro Villa.



(https://i.ibb.co/2MtVYd5/kit1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2MtVYd5)

(https://i.ibb.co/cTq2CJ3/kit2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cTq2CJ3)

(https://i.ibb.co/vXGdStT/kit3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vXGdStT)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 15, 2021, 10:24:50 PM
Hopefully not Puma as they endorse "Israeli" League teams in the illegally occupied settlements. Plus no to Under Armour as they support ritual animal murder for "sport".
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 15, 2021, 10:30:58 PM
Hopefully not Puma as they endorse "Israeli" League teams in the illegally occupied settlements. Plus no to Under Armour as they support ritual animal murder for "sport".

It's Kappa next season.

Puma would be great imo. They make beautiful jackets.

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2020-21-manchester-city-puma-stadium-jacket-bnib.html

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2019-20-manchester-city-puma-reversible-bench-jacket-bnib-xl-718258.html

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2019-20-manchester-city-puma-iconic-track-jacket-bnib-673951.html

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2019-20-olympique-marseille-puma-woven-jacket-bnib.html

 8)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 15, 2021, 10:40:44 PM
Is Kappa the one we already have? Happy for us to keep the same one hopefully means no excuse for getting the kits out early for a change.

Oh and shocked to see the Emirati scabs selling out Palestine again...
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on May 15, 2021, 10:41:45 PM
A nice Umbro one would for me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: mike on May 15, 2021, 11:12:11 PM
Hopefully not Puma as they endorse "Israeli" League teams in the illegally occupied settlements. Plus no to Under Armour as they support ritual animal murder for "sport".

I'd never heard about Under Armour sponsoring trophy hunters until I read this, so thanks. I can't believe that hasn't been more widely publicised.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 15, 2021, 11:15:02 PM
No bother. Sure I was banging on about it on one of the previous seasons' kit threads. 🙂

Absolute wankers, mate.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldie.7 on May 15, 2021, 11:54:30 PM
Hopefully not Puma as they endorse "Israeli" League teams in the illegally occupied settlements. Plus no to Under Armour as they support ritual animal murder for "sport".

It's Kappa next season.

Puma would be great imo. They make beautiful jackets.

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2020-21-manchester-city-puma-stadium-jacket-bnib.html

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2019-20-manchester-city-puma-reversible-bench-jacket-bnib-xl-718258.html

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2019-20-manchester-city-puma-iconic-track-jacket-bnib-673951.html

https://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/2019-20-olympique-marseille-puma-woven-jacket-bnib.html

 8)

N/R, but I recently sold them one of my classic Villa shirts and I was shocked how big their set-up was. It's frigging huge!

(https://i.postimg.cc/qpL3tjHS/qqqq.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on May 15, 2021, 11:57:02 PM
Indeed. Well covered previously, total boycott of UA for me, truly horrific stuff.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on May 15, 2021, 11:57:43 PM
Itís got to be Umbro and make them all wear long sleeves cowans/ Morley style
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 16, 2021, 09:24:14 AM
No bother. Sure I was banging on about it on one of the previous seasons' kit threads. 🙂

Absolute wankers, mate.
yes and I do my best to tell everyone why they should not buy the trophy Hunter wankers gear.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flamingo Lane on May 16, 2021, 10:22:03 AM
Itís got to be Umbro and make them all wear long sleeves cowans/ Morley style

This modern thing of some players wearing short sleeved shirts with some kind of tight fitting long sleeved under garment does need to be outlawed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Three Spires Villa on May 17, 2021, 10:03:51 PM
Hopefully not Puma as they endorse "Israeli" League teams in the illegally occupied settlements. Plus no to Under Armour as they support ritual animal murder for "sport".

Well said 👍
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Duncan Shaw on May 27, 2021, 01:04:34 PM
I want Hummel back - Southampton new kit and Everton away kits are fantastic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 27, 2021, 01:07:26 PM
The Luke kit was superb , obviously was not making enough ££ on it , shame really
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Martin Carruthers on May 27, 2021, 01:12:02 PM
Love a Hummel kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: thick_mike on May 27, 2021, 02:30:07 PM
Itís got to be Umbro and make them all wear long sleeves cowans/ Morley style

This modern thing of some players wearing short sleeved shirts with some kind of tight fitting long sleeved under garment does need to be outlawed.

Was it Ashley Young that started that?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 27, 2021, 02:34:39 PM
An emphatic 'no' to Hummel from me. Up there with Diadora in terms of our worst kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2021, 02:36:49 PM
An emphatic 'no' to Hummel from me. Up there with Diadora in terms of our worst kits.

The Humnel kits were ace, you nutter!

The Diadora one was shite, I'll give you that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cannock villa on May 27, 2021, 02:40:10 PM
It’s got to be Umbro and make them all wear long sleeves cowans/ Morley style
No, make them wear short sleeves in winter ala Peter Withe and no fancy baselayer underneath
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: curiousorange on May 27, 2021, 02:57:05 PM
Hummel kits of the 80's were, with a few years hindsight, appreciably retro. Hummel kits of the 2000s were terrible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 27, 2021, 05:05:52 PM
An emphatic 'no' to Hummel from me. Up there with Diadora in terms of our worst kits.

The Humnel kits were ace, you nutter!

The Diadora one was shite, I'll give you that.

'89-90 is the only decent Hummel kit we had. The 2000s ones were desperate and I am one of those who don't like the 87-89 one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Martin Carruthers on May 27, 2021, 05:11:45 PM
You never seem to see the 89/90 one anywhere. There are retro versions of 87/89, originals on sale online, remakes...surprising considering how good we were in 89/90.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 27, 2021, 06:11:48 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GxI31Xe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HFkfQbx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iA8NmG8.jpg)

I made these lightning bolt kits. The lion is embossed into a pattern on the shirts and shorts and the gas lamp outside the Holte is on the back of the neck.

If I'm not allowed to post these let me know and I'll stop.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 27, 2021, 06:18:10 PM


I made these

Thank Christ for that! Wink.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Mister E on May 27, 2021, 06:42:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GxI31Xe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HFkfQbx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iA8NmG8.jpg)

I made these lightning bolt kits. The lion is embossed into a pattern on the shirts and shorts and the gas lamp outside the Holte is on the back of the neck.

If I'm not allowed to post these let me know and I'll stop.
Crystal (Peighton) Place - no thanks!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan For Life on May 27, 2021, 06:50:35 PM
Thatís a horrible shirt!

The away shirt should be based upon the 1982 away shirt to mark the 40th anniversary.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2021, 06:53:44 PM
I like it.

I wouldn't bother with a 40th anniversary shirt. We can go for nostalgia fest with the 2023/24 shirts for the 150 years anniversary. Recreation of the double-winning kit for the home shirt, 1982 Final kit for the away shirt, 57 Final kit third choice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 27, 2021, 06:53:55 PM
Thatís a horrible shirt!

Yes.

Quote
The away shirt should be based upon the 1982 away shirt to mark the 40th anniversary.

No.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on May 27, 2021, 06:55:39 PM
Itís got to be Umbro and make them all wear long sleeves cowans/ Morley style

I always bought a long sleeve shirt whenever I could.. we haven't had the opportunity in years.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 27, 2021, 06:59:36 PM
I like it.

I wouldn't bother with a 40th anniversary shirt. We can go for nostalgia fest with the 2023/24 shirts for the 150 years anniversary. Recreation of the double-winning kit for the home shirt, 1982 Final kit for the away shirt, 57 Final kit third choice.


By 2023/24, we won't need nostalgia.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 27, 2021, 07:03:39 PM
Thanks for the feedback lads.

I'll try again  8)

Will also post ones based on info if leaks come out.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 27, 2021, 08:09:12 PM
Crystal (Peighton) Place - no thanks!!

You think it would look nice with a Harrington?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on May 27, 2021, 09:18:15 PM
Itís got to be Umbro and make them all wear long sleeves cowans/ Morley style

I always bought a long sleeve shirt whenever I could.. we haven't had the opportunity in years.

How can you do the Denis Law thing of playing while holding the cuffs, which automatically instilled you with 110% cool factor if you wore a short sleeve strip?.

Until they saw me play.

I was responsible for creating my works B team, and made myself manager so I could pick me every time. We lost every game we played but I got to wear claret and blue (and held onto the shirt cuffs like Denis Law). There are no sufficiently excremental words to describe my football talents, but I looked so, so cool.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on May 27, 2021, 09:51:56 PM
Hummel kits of the 80's were, with a few years hindsight, appreciably retro. Hummel kits of the 2000s were terrible.

Yep. 80s one great. Even the ďtemplateĒ one we had first. The second one was a thing of beauty. Especially the white and black away one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 28, 2021, 10:39:16 PM
Made these classic Hummel remakes and also made a third kit in black using the same template  8)

(https://i.imgur.com/8LoePmm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aN4Nn0n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k7lhfMK.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 28, 2021, 10:40:34 PM
That grey one is smart.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 28, 2021, 10:44:05 PM
Away and third are fine, though I suspect the last one would look terrible when worn, as all grey kits do.

The home one is a monstrosity and has no resemblance to a proper Villa home shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 28, 2021, 10:49:01 PM
Away and third are fine, though I suspect the last one would look terrible when worn, as all grey kits do.

The home one is a monstrosity and has no resemblance to a proper Villa home shirt.

I liked the original one  ;D

The away one was my first ever football shirt and I'm hoping Hummel release a proper remake. They did release some Denmark remakes recently so maybe they will. It's a beauty imo.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 28, 2021, 10:52:17 PM
https://www.scoredraw.com/premier-league/aston-villa-/849_aston-villa-1996-retro-football-shirt.html

Just seen this got released.

(https://www.scoredraw.com/siteimg/productimages/849-208.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on May 28, 2021, 10:55:29 PM
Thereís massive money in old Villa kits. I donít know why the likes of Le Coq or Hummel donít produce re-runs. That white/black/purple away Hummel from 1990 would really sell.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 28, 2021, 11:01:22 PM
Retro kits in general tbh. I don't buy new ones, I did buy this seasons and the Luke one but those were exceptions.

Retros are just much better, in every way. And they aren't rip offs.

My favourite villa shirt is the 1992 home one Umbro made. I got it from the club shop, for £30. I am wearing it now.  8)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ad@m on May 28, 2021, 11:13:05 PM
Thereís massive money in old Villa kits. I donít know why the likes of Le Coq or Hummel donít produce re-runs. That white/black/purple away Hummel from 1990 would really sell.

The white/blue/black Umbro one from the early 90s would be amazing too.

That was one of my first shirts and I loved it!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 28, 2021, 11:42:18 PM
https://www.scoredraw.com/premier-league/aston-villa-/849_aston-villa-1996-retro-football-shirt.html

Just seen this got released.

(https://www.scoredraw.com/siteimg/productimages/849-208.jpg)

 Very nice, though I'm not a fan of collars that are too, erm... collarey.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 28, 2021, 11:45:57 PM
I want a remake of the 1994 cup winning goalie top.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 28, 2021, 11:49:15 PM
I want a remake of the 1994 cup winning goalie top.

I will have a go  ;D
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 29, 2021, 07:46:51 AM
Think we should do this, if only to annoy my brother, who hated those kits at the end of the 80s.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on May 29, 2021, 07:54:33 AM
Made these classic Hummel remakes and also made a third kit in black using the same template  8)

(https://i.imgur.com/8LoePmm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aN4Nn0n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k7lhfMK.jpg)
YES YES YES!!!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on May 29, 2021, 08:06:05 AM
https://www.scoredraw.com/premier-league/aston-villa-/849_aston-villa-1996-retro-football-shirt.html

Just seen this got released.

(https://www.scoredraw.com/siteimg/productimages/849-208.jpg)

Love this shirt and the away one. Think you can send them off and get the branding put on also.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 29, 2021, 08:39:58 AM
Made these classic Hummel remakes and also made a third kit in black using the same template  8)

(https://i.imgur.com/8LoePmm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aN4Nn0n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k7lhfMK.jpg)
YES YES YES!!!!


Donít mind the aways, hate the home one. Claret shirt, blue sleeves. Coventry City veer from stripes to halves to whatever every so often but we are Aston Villa. The 87-89 Hummel was ok as a one off and thatís how it should stay.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 29, 2021, 08:42:09 AM
https://www.scoredraw.com/premier-league/aston-villa-/849_aston-villa-1996-retro-football-shirt.html

Just seen this got released.

(https://www.scoredraw.com/siteimg/productimages/849-208.jpg)

Love this shirt and the away one. Think you can send them off and get the branding put on also.

Iíve still got my original 95 one and it still fits which is great. They just need to redo 89-90 and the whole run of classic retros is done with the exception of the Henson relegation top.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on May 29, 2021, 08:47:27 AM
Made these classic Hummel remakes and also made a third kit in black using the same template  8)

(https://i.imgur.com/8LoePmm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aN4Nn0n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k7lhfMK.jpg)
YES YES YES!!!!

NO NO NO!!!

Sorry, Smirker, didnít like them first time around either
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2021, 09:11:17 AM
I want a remake of the 1994 cup winning goalie top.

I will have a go  ;D

Cheers fella! I really like your Hummel mock-ups by the way, though blue sleeves on the home shirts should always be paramount! :)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2021, 09:21:51 AM
Think we should do this, if only to annoy my brother, who hated those kits at the end of the 80s.

😡😡😡
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hopadop on May 29, 2021, 10:16:44 AM
I like the badge!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 29, 2021, 10:48:49 AM
https://www.scoredraw.com/premier-league/aston-villa-/849_aston-villa-1996-retro-football-shirt.html

Just seen this got released.

(https://www.scoredraw.com/siteimg/productimages/849-208.jpg)

Love this shirt and the away one. Think you can send them off and get the branding put on also.

Where would you send it? If anyone knows let me know, I always wanted this shirt but never had one  :-[
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2021, 12:11:04 PM
NO NO NO!!!

Sorry, Smirker, didnít like them first time around either

Same here, can't understand the love for Hummel amongst football fans. Much prefer Kappa, Adidas, Umbro. Their "iconic" Denmark '86 shirt was shite as well.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 29, 2021, 12:29:28 PM
NO NO NO!!!

Sorry, Smirker, didnít like them first time around either

Same here, can't understand the love for Hummel amongst football fans. Much prefer Kappa, Adidas, Umbro. Their "iconic" Denmark '86 shirt was shite as well.


These sentiments echo my own. Their only saving grace was they weren't Henson.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 29, 2021, 01:14:37 PM
Aside from 89-90, those late '80s efforts by Hummel were just very poor and are my least favourite of all. They aren't even close to the villa colours.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 29, 2021, 01:19:12 PM
I want a remake of the 1994 cup winning goalie top.

I will have a go  ;D

Cheers fella! I really like your Hummel mock-ups by the way, though blue sleeves on the home shirts should always be paramount! :)

Here you go  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/bZRB2Oq.png)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on May 30, 2021, 02:01:54 AM
I noticed that the 1997/98 "Collymore" away shirt has been added to the retro range. I coveted that shirt at the time but had to make do with the home jersey that year.

It's a pity Villa can't use the manufacturer's logo on most of the retro shirts (Reebok in this case, Hummel for the 87/88 ones). Not that I'm overly keen on being a walking advertisement, but it just looks like something is missing and also a bit incongruous when the main sponsor is there across the chest.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 30, 2021, 04:46:05 AM
I want a remake of the 1994 cup winning goalie top.

I will have a go  ;D

Cheers fella! I really like your Hummel mock-ups by the way, though blue sleeves on the home shirts should always be paramount! :)

Here you go  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/bZRB2Oq.png)

That'd definitely be a winner with the youth! Cheers mate!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on May 30, 2021, 07:00:19 AM
NO NO NO!!!

Sorry, Smirker, didnít like them first time around either

Same here, can't understand the love for Hummel amongst football fans. Much prefer Kappa, Adidas, Umbro. Their "iconic" Denmark '86 shirt was shite as well.
in hummelís defence, the quality is excellent. Iíve the got the first one they did early 2000s. I wear it quite often, beach, swimming exercise etc. itís still in top nick now 20 or so years on. Faded a bit but a lot better than some of the shite weíve had occasionally
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on May 30, 2021, 07:10:44 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/P17VGY7/A6-B176-CC-57-E4-4-D7-E-803-D-2-B184-BC5-CF64.jpg) (https://ibb.co/P17VGY7)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 30, 2021, 07:47:13 AM
For sponsors peeling off, the Nike kits take some beating. Loved the away in 09-10, though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 30, 2021, 09:50:59 AM
I noticed that the 1997/98 "Collymore" away shirt has been added to the retro range. I coveted that shirt at the time but had to make do with the home jersey that year.

It's a pity Villa can't use the manufacturer's logo on most of the retro shirts (Reebok in this case, Hummel for the 87/88 ones). Not that I'm overly keen on being a walking advertisement, but it just looks like something is missing and also a bit incongruous when the main sponsor is there across the chest.

1997-98 was a case of the away being better than the home. The previous home was very classic and, for me, the 1997-98 home was a tad too dark.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on May 30, 2021, 10:31:50 AM
Made these classic Hummel remakes and also made a third kit in black using the same template  8)

(https://i.imgur.com/8LoePmm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aN4Nn0n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k7lhfMK.jpg)

Love the away and third. Home one should always have blue sleeves I think ( I know the original didn't)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on May 30, 2021, 04:22:01 PM
I noticed that the 1997/98 "Collymore" away shirt has been added to the retro range. I coveted that shirt at the time but had to make do with the home jersey that year.

It's a pity Villa can't use the manufacturer's logo on most of the retro shirts (Reebok in this case, Hummel for the 87/88 ones). Not that I'm overly keen on being a walking advertisement, but it just looks like something is missing and also a bit incongruous when the main sponsor is there across the chest.
Yeah, I've been tempted by them, but the lack of manufacturers logo puts me off. They just don't look quite right. Tho tbh through the years I've worn less and less official club merchandise, now its just down to a thin claret & blue scarf with "Aston Villa, Coca Cola Cup Final 1994" on. Pride and joy, that is.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 31, 2021, 01:11:42 PM
I noticed that the 1997/98 "Collymore" away shirt has been added to the retro range. I coveted that shirt at the time but had to make do with the home jersey that year.

It's a pity Villa can't use the manufacturer's logo on most of the retro shirts (Reebok in this case, Hummel for the 87/88 ones). Not that I'm overly keen on being a walking advertisement, but it just looks like something is missing and also a bit incongruous when the main sponsor is there across the chest.
Yeah, I've been tempted by them, but the lack of manufacturers logo puts me off. They just don't look quite right. Tho tbh through the years I've worn less and less official club merchandise, now its just down to a thin claret & blue scarf with "Aston Villa, Coca Cola Cup Final 1994" on. Pride and joy, that is.

It just doesn't feel right without the logo on.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 28, 2021, 10:24:29 PM
I guess this isn't going to be the one year out of every twenty when the kit's on sale before the end of summer.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 28, 2021, 10:33:17 PM
Itís a bit odd that very few clubs have announced their new kits this year.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on June 28, 2021, 10:34:14 PM
Could we keep the same kit?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 28, 2021, 10:35:28 PM
We could. But given that we like money, it's unlikely.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 28, 2021, 10:49:21 PM
Ah, the good old days when we usually kept a kit for two years.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on June 28, 2021, 10:52:09 PM
i think they should go back to changing kits every 2 years but alternate with home and away i still think they would make a lot of £
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: andyh on June 28, 2021, 11:05:46 PM
We could. But given that we like money, it's unlikely.
Could we keep the same kit?
The club have been selling replicas shirts for about £15 recently, so I doubt it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: D.boy on June 28, 2021, 11:14:20 PM
I got one for £15. I don't mind paying that for one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 29, 2021, 08:25:50 AM
I was thinking that most clubs may be waiting for England to crash out of the Euros before they put the new strips on sale. If they go out now, theyíre competing (mostly) with England merch and it might not be the best time for them to go on sale. Fresh and exciting once Englandís euro campaign is done and dusted. Just a theory.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on June 29, 2021, 08:58:00 AM
I was thinking that most clubs may be waiting for England to crash out of the Euros before they put the new strips on sale. If they go out now, theyíre competing (mostly) with England merch and it might not be the best time for them to go on sale. Fresh and exciting once Englandís euro campaign is done and dusted. Just a theory.

The boys should be revealing the new kits tomorrow then!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: andyh on June 29, 2021, 09:17:56 AM
Maybe weíre waiting to see if Jack will be appropriate for the launch photo shoot ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dorsetvillian on June 29, 2021, 10:00:36 AM
A friend of my son was doing a photo shoot for the new kit last Thursday. So imagine it's a little way off before they are revealed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on June 29, 2021, 12:15:53 PM
I wish they would get the kits out earlier.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 29, 2021, 12:33:03 PM
A friend of my son was doing a photo shoot for the new kit last Thursday. So imagine it's a little way off before they are revealed.

Is it claret with blue sleeves?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rico on June 30, 2021, 07:18:24 AM
Tempting fate, but can you imagine how many  Grealish shirts we're gonna sell.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on June 30, 2021, 07:21:08 AM
Tempting fate, but can you imagine how many  Grealish shirts we're gonna sell.

I was just thinking the same thing. I know other players names will be on shirts, but Jack would have the vast majority.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Duncan Shaw on June 30, 2021, 08:30:39 AM
Tempting fate, but can you imagine how many  Grealish shirts we're gonna sell.

I was just thinking the same thing. I know other players names will be on shirts, but Jack would have the vast majority.
Well they sold out of England shirts with his name on
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 30, 2021, 10:04:00 AM
I see the club said in the FCG that Home will be straight after Euro, Away 2 weeks later and the 3rd at the end of August....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: in exile on June 30, 2021, 10:58:05 AM
I wish they would get the kits out earlier.
Get your kits out for the lads.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 30, 2021, 11:52:48 AM
Just got last season's away shirt in the sales for £25. My first modern Villa kit in over a decade (for playing sport, not leisurewear - promise). I usually stick to the retro ones.

It's the Elite Athlete version, two sizes too big, but really only 0.5 times too big for normal mortals. Which means there's a bit of space for the belly to breathe (and, no doubt, grow).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 30, 2021, 12:51:49 PM
Isn't it time for that fella who does the mock-ups to be making an appearance?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on June 30, 2021, 12:54:15 PM
Isn't it time for that fella who does the mock-ups to be making an appearance?

Think he went easy and started this thread
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 30, 2021, 12:58:09 PM
No, not Smirker. There's a poster who only turns up at this time of year to do a bit of fantasy kit design. And some of his are good. Wink.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 30, 2021, 01:42:06 PM
Marshall.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on June 30, 2021, 01:58:49 PM
The usual guy on VT has generated some tidy mock ups
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 30, 2021, 02:18:14 PM
Marshall.

That's the fella.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 30, 2021, 07:35:30 PM
Claret shirt, blue sleeves, that's all I ask. Well, maybe a large claret and blue codpiece to intimidate the opposite.

Marshall, if you're not too busy? Fire up Microsoft Paint.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on June 30, 2021, 09:18:51 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/1KyLmXS/40-FFD4-D0-118-A-48-F5-9-FD4-F4-E706-CB951-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1KyLmXS)

remove duplicates from string (https://dedupelist.com/)


This is doing the rounds on Social Media. I have no idea if itís legit. I hope not, itís awful.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 30, 2021, 09:20:53 PM
Itís a claret top with mostly blue sleeves.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on June 30, 2021, 09:21:05 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/df0wfFn/20210630-211709.jpg) (https://ibb.co/df0wfFn)


Looks like home kits been leaked
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on June 30, 2021, 09:23:28 PM
I really dont like what they have done with the sleeves on this one.

I hope its fake
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 30, 2021, 09:28:24 PM
Doesn't look faked to my untrained eye. It'll do.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 30, 2021, 09:40:24 PM
Doesn't look faked to my untrained eye. It'll do.

Yep. Iím more concerned about who plays in it and how many games we win. The away/3rd kits interests me more nowadays as there is licence to be creative.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 30, 2021, 09:41:43 PM
Stripes. No.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on June 30, 2021, 09:42:47 PM
Worst Kappa one yet if true, not helped by the Ďmodelí wearing a shirt two sizes too small.

I was hoping for a retro kappa logos down the sleeves affair, like the old Man City ones from the 90s.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on June 30, 2021, 09:42:48 PM
Stripes. No.

Yep. Totally agree
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on June 30, 2021, 09:46:04 PM
Stripes. No.

Dont mind stripes but not these ones.

Worst kind of stripes

I poved that villa kit for years ago with thw ckaret and blue thick stripes. One of my fav kits
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 30, 2021, 09:50:39 PM
I hated that kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 30, 2021, 09:51:33 PM
If you're going to have something bold like stripes then the rest of the shirt should be minimal. There is too much pissing about with the collar and sleeves.

It's absolutely shit.

Hopefully it isn't real.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rich6by7 on June 30, 2021, 09:52:57 PM
I think the thick stripe 2000 kit would be held with the same reverence as the Asics pinstripe kits if weíd won the FA cup final that year.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 30, 2021, 09:54:42 PM
Hopefully it isn't real. Not mad on the stripes, but the shoulder bit is dreadful.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Exeter 77 on June 30, 2021, 09:57:19 PM
Stripes. No.
Unless we are planning to win the FA Cup in it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on June 30, 2021, 10:01:40 PM
Letís just hope itís not real, otherwise it can go straight in the bargain bin.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on June 30, 2021, 10:03:17 PM
Werenít their similar comments on here about the Luke promotion kit, which is now a classic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 30, 2021, 10:08:32 PM
A classic Hearts shirt, maybe. Villa shirts are claret with blue sleeves. I can't believe I still have to explain this to people every year. It's like talking to Climate Change deniers, Flat Earthers and people that admit to liking some of U2's early stuff.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 30, 2021, 10:29:14 PM
Werenít their similar comments on here about the Luke promotion kit, which is now a classic.

Don't think so. They were popular from the start. The third one was shit though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on June 30, 2021, 10:44:03 PM
It's a photo and not a mock up so I would suggest it's genuine. Reminds me a bit of the Cows/Hummel shirt in 2004 minus the chevrons and with the shadow stripe of the 80s thrown in.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 30, 2021, 10:59:58 PM
After a good year last year with kits, that's back to Kappa being shit. Dreadful effort if real.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on June 30, 2021, 11:15:06 PM
Saw this mock up/art on Twitter:


(https://i.ibb.co/QNp5VhX/E5-Fm7rp-WUAAIASR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QNp5VhX)


 (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 30, 2021, 11:25:52 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/df0wfFn/20210630-211709.jpg) (https://ibb.co/df0wfFn)


Looks like home kits been leaked

Why do they keep putting these toned stripes in our kits? This sort of thing has crept in since the weird 'chequered' efforts in 2010. I don't like them at all.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on June 30, 2021, 11:29:19 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/df0wfFn/20210630-211709.jpg) (https://ibb.co/df0wfFn)


Looks like home kits been leaked

Horrible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 30, 2021, 11:33:40 PM
Villa shirts are claret with blue sleeves.

A novelty shirt once in a while is nice, maybe once or twice a decade. We have had too many novelty shirts. Just give us the traditional villa kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 30, 2021, 11:45:42 PM
Those sleeves are terrible. If they'd just continued the blue up to the shoulder, and used the darker of the stripes for a solid claret body, it would have been OK.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 01, 2021, 12:08:55 AM
I'm more concerned with his waistline. Gabby's back?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 01, 2021, 02:32:37 AM
The super close up isnít flattering. But from a distance I wonder how much it will look like stripes. Either way my position is it looks like a home kit. Not the best weíve ever had if itís real and in Kappaís last year (I think) they might have done better. But hey ho, win games and the kit wonít matter
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 01, 2021, 03:36:29 AM
Saw this mock up/art on Twitter:


(https://i.ibb.co/QNp5VhX/E5-Fm7rp-WUAAIASR.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QNp5VhX)


 (https://imgbb.com/)

Nope. That's a West Ham shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 01, 2021, 06:42:00 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/s99Qxnj/20210701-064016.jpg) (https://ibb.co/s99Qxnj)

(https://i.ibb.co/Tw8Dr70/20210701-064004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Tw8Dr70)



Someone did a mock up of what he says the other rumoured kits were like
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on July 01, 2021, 07:33:29 AM
Bloody awful home shirt
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 01, 2021, 08:17:11 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/6FyJQtv/20210701-081604.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6FyJQtv)

(https://i.ibb.co/j5Yg0hQ/20210701-081551.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j5Yg0hQ)

check json error online (https://geojsonlint.com/)



More leaks. Looks legit to me.

It does look awful
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 01, 2021, 08:38:03 AM
i'm not much of a fan of Kappa kits, it always seems to me the mock ups look better that what we end up with.  With that said, I suspect it will look fine on the pitch.

Whilst I'm mainly traditionalist in my views, there's only so much you can do with claret body and blue sleeves and I have liked the odd change over the years.  I loved the Luke kit.  I also really like Smirkers 57 FA Cup homage at the start of this thread and would like to see something like that brought in for a season.

Edit - must have dreamt about a 57 homage as can't find it at the start of the thread.  Anyway, I'd like one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on July 01, 2021, 09:14:42 AM
Itís met the brief of Claret Body, Blue sleeves but just looks really poor.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on July 01, 2021, 09:34:07 AM
Villa shirts are claret with blue sleeves.

A novelty shirt once in a while is nice, maybe once or twice a decade. We have had too many novelty shirts. Just give us the traditional villa kit.
Me too.  As long as we're recognisably claret body, blue sleeves 90% of the time then I don't mind being a bit creative periodically.

Favourite novelty kits for me are the thick striped one and the Luke one.  Favourite non-novelty ones are the 89/90 Hummel one, the 92/93 Umbro one with the 1890s style, and the 2002/03 Diadora one (dark claret, sky blue sleeves).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 01, 2021, 09:53:02 AM
Villa shirts are claret with blue sleeves.

A novelty shirt once in a while is nice, maybe once or twice a decade. We have had too many novelty shirts. Just give us the traditional villa kit.
Me too.  As long as we're recognisably claret body, blue sleeves 90% of the time then I don't mind being a bit creative periodically.

Favourite novelty kits for me are the thick striped one and the Luke one.  Favourite non-novelty ones are the 89/90 Hummel one, the 92/93 Umbro one with the 1890s style, and the 2002/03 Diadora one (dark claret, sky blue sleeves).

NO.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 01, 2021, 09:57:05 AM
It's available for £8 on the Chinese fake shirts site. Too be fair some of the guys at my work have bought England Shirts for £12 and you can't tell the
(https://i.ibb.co/6R3cLZ4/Screenshot-20210701-095212-DHgate.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6R3cLZ4)
difference from genuine shirts
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 01, 2021, 10:02:09 AM
Rank
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 01, 2021, 11:05:15 AM
Favourite novelty kits for me are the thick striped one and the Luke one. 

Agreed. The Luke kit was helped by it being a nice rich shade of claret.

The new home if legit (and it appears to be) is dreadful, a complete mess with too much going on. Also it likely won't be very flattering on, the shoulder design will make the wearer look wider at the belly and narrower at the shoulders. Not a good look. Ah well, I wasn't going to buy it anyway and will now wait for next year's Adidas blockbuster.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 01, 2021, 11:10:34 AM
I feel a bit dirty now for thinking it's alright...5.5 out of 10 level alright.  But then I am a strange person. I wouldn't buy it, but think it'll look ok on the players.

I really miss collars on football shirts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on July 01, 2021, 11:15:54 AM
A classic Hearts shirt, maybe. Villa shirts are claret with blue sleeves. I can't believe I still have to explain this to people every year. It's like talking to Climate Change deniers, Flat Earthers and people that admit to liking some of U2's early stuff.

Don't knock us flat earthers,we've got believers all round the globe!

As for the top....if true....it's a no from me!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on July 01, 2021, 11:28:44 AM
I feel a bit dirty now for thinking it's alright...5.5 out of 10 level alright.  But then I am a strange person. I wouldn't buy it, but think it'll look ok on the players.

I really miss collars on football shirts.

76-81 and 95-97 are two of the all time best.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on July 01, 2021, 11:29:26 AM
Underwhelmed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 01, 2021, 11:38:37 AM
I really miss collars on football shirts.

76-81 and 95-97 are two of the all time best.

Not a fan of collars on shirts or the 90s baggy fit. 76-81 is a classic though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 01, 2021, 11:47:23 AM
1997-98 was a case of the away being better than the home. The previous home was very classic and, for me, the 1997-98 home was a tad too dark.

Agreed, I got 95-97 home and the 97-98 away, the AST sponsor seemed very apt. Never wore the away much as it was a bit skimpy on me. Must dig it out as may fit me now and still like the design.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 01, 2021, 11:55:41 AM
1997-98 was a case of the away being better than the home. The previous home was very classic and, for me, the 1997-98 home was a tad too dark.

Agreed, I got 95-97 home and the 97-98 away, the AST sponsor seemed very apt. Never wore the away much as it was a bit skimpy on me. Must dig it out as may fit me now and still like the design.

Loved that 97-98 away, and when studying abroad in the states gave it to a lovely Mexican girl I was with at the time. It's now pretty much the only shirt I don't have in my collection, and they never seem to pop up on eBay.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on July 01, 2021, 12:01:46 PM
I don't mind the stripes, I think the contrast between the 2 claret tones is too big though.

The shoulders are fucking awful though, as someone posted earlier the 2 combine to look narrow at the shoulders and wider at the belly, it'll be bad on professional athletes, on the average fan it's going to look horrific. If they really wanted this styling they need to add some blue panels on the sides to balance it out better. Which means it doesn't work as Villa home shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: in exile on July 01, 2021, 12:07:08 PM
Oh no, it's awful.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cannock villa on July 01, 2021, 12:12:05 PM
Its claret body and blue arms, that'll do me. Jack's toned torso will look great in it next season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 01, 2021, 12:21:05 PM
Its claret body and blue arms, that'll do me. Jack's toned torso will look great in it next season.
"Claret"
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Duncan Shaw on July 01, 2021, 12:30:11 PM
Personally not keen, but I'm a retro 80s shirt sort of guy, having worn my actual Umbro to the European Cup final and my European Cup final replica to the Play-Off final!!

My lad who is 21 said "Seen worse, it's OK" and I guess he is nearer the target market than crusty old fuckers like us on here!!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 01, 2021, 12:51:49 PM
It's available for £8 on the Chinese fake shirts site. Too be fair some of the guys at my work have bought England Shirts for £12 and you can't tell the
(https://i.ibb.co/6R3cLZ4/Screenshot-20210701-095212-DHgate.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6R3cLZ4)
difference from genuine shirts

I like the name and number options there. Includes 'Barkley 20' - good luck with those!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 01, 2021, 12:56:08 PM
1997-98 was a case of the away being better than the home. The previous home was very classic and, for me, the 1997-98 home was a tad too dark.

Agreed, I got 95-97 home and the 97-98 away, the AST sponsor seemed very apt. Never wore the away much as it was a bit skimpy on me. Must dig it out as may fit me now and still like the design.

Loved that 97-98 away, and when studying abroad in the states gave it to a lovely Mexican girl I was with at the time. It's now pretty much the only shirt I don't have in my collection, and they never seem to pop up on eBay.

There is now a retro version of 97/98 (Nostalgia doesn't half catch-up!) but it's missing the 'Reebok' sign so looks a bit naked.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TaxDodger on July 01, 2021, 12:58:43 PM
It's available for £8 on the Chinese fake shirts site. Too be fair some of the guys at my work have bought England Shirts for £12 and you can't tell the
(https://i.ibb.co/6R3cLZ4/Screenshot-20210701-095212-DHgate.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6R3cLZ4)
difference from genuine shirts

I like the name and number options there. Includes 'Barkley 20' - good luck with those!

Definitely going to get me a 'MCGIM 7' shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flamingo Lane on July 01, 2021, 01:43:24 PM
Horrible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 01, 2021, 02:08:17 PM
1997-98 was a case of the away being better than the home. The previous home was very classic and, for me, the 1997-98 home was a tad too dark.

Agreed, I got 95-97 home and the 97-98 away, the AST sponsor seemed very apt. Never wore the away much as it was a bit skimpy on me. Must dig it out as may fit me now and still like the design.

Loved that 97-98 away, and when studying abroad in the states gave it to a lovely Mexican girl I was with at the time. It's now pretty much the only shirt I don't have in my collection, and they never seem to pop up on eBay.

There is now a retro version of 97/98 (Nostalgia doesn't half catch-up!) but it's missing the 'Reebok' sign so looks a bit naked.

Cheers eamonn, I didn't know that. I've had a look, and yes, you're right about the Reebok sign. I suppose there must be some way around this for geeky shirt collectors like myself. I was 14 the summer that kit came out..time does indeed fly.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 01, 2021, 02:58:25 PM
Training gear is meh
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldenballs on July 01, 2021, 08:37:23 PM
It's available for £8 on the Chinese fake shirts site. Too be fair some of the guys at my work have bought England Shirts for £12 and you can't tell the
(https://i.ibb.co/6R3cLZ4/Screenshot-20210701-095212-DHgate.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6R3cLZ4)
difference from genuine shirts

What's the site? Or are you not allowed to mention for legal reasons.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ExclDawg on July 01, 2021, 09:10:21 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/df0wfFn/20210630-211709.jpg) (https://ibb.co/df0wfFn)


Looks like home kits been leaked
Horrible.
It looks like they were going for the 2011-12 look, but i don't know about small stripes on large stripes.  Also the contrast seems to be too much. I personally liked the 2011-12 shirts:

(https://resources.premierleague.com/premierleague/photo/2018/01/31/34296aef-8bc4-4c78-a18f-08ce3e2c103f/UMsDefbz.png)

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 01, 2021, 09:45:42 PM
It's available for £8 on the Chinese fake shirts site. Too be fair some of the guys at my work have bought England Shirts for £12 and you can't tell the
(https://i.ibb.co/6R3cLZ4/Screenshot-20210701-095212-DHgate.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6R3cLZ4)
difference from genuine shirts

What's the site? Or are you not allowed to mention for legal reasons.
look at the screenshot below the shirt infomation😉🙂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on July 01, 2021, 09:47:45 PM
Lol, 'McGim'
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 01, 2021, 10:01:26 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/PFxS7jk/IMG-20210522-WA0002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PFxS7jk)

(https://i.ibb.co/XDBMtdN/IMG-20210522-WA0001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XDBMtdN)

This is a fake shirt from the site. I don't buy shirts now, but always bought genuine ones. However not everyone can justify the ridiculous prices, so why not.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: in exile on July 02, 2021, 10:09:55 AM
Lol, 'McGim'
Surely it should be McGimm.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on July 02, 2021, 11:29:21 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/sPhN3vx/B97-DA359-1520-4700-9754-C04-BB718-FD63.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sPhN3vx)

(https://i.ibb.co/wLpS8zL/5-D6-D4-A75-B2-FB-484-B-ADCC-4-E0406602254.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wLpS8zL)


Again, just off social media. Zero knowledge if these are real. As theyíre not on an actual body, Iím more sceptical of these than the home one.

Love the black one !!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldenballs on July 02, 2021, 11:30:39 AM
How long was delivery, and what are the sizes like mate?

The Kappa logos peel off the real kits after about 5 cool washes anyway, the fake ones would struggle to be shitter than that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 02, 2021, 11:41:21 AM
Can't you get the original of this seasons kit for about 15 quid anyway?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldenballs on July 02, 2021, 11:48:10 AM
I think they had a few xxxl left
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 02, 2021, 11:54:12 AM
Kitbag has got xxl in both stadium and Elite versions.  Kappa comes up small, I bet the 'Elite' XXL is like a normal medium!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on July 02, 2021, 12:01:36 PM
Can't you get the original of this seasons kit for about 15 quid anyway?


If youíre a 3XL size. Think thatís all they have left
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 02, 2021, 12:34:07 PM
How long was delivery, and what are the sizes like mate?

The Kappa logos peel off the real kits after about 5 cool washes anyway, the fake ones would struggle to be shitter than that.
Delivery on the fake kits vary from 2-5 weeks. Depends on the seller, and his feedback.  Mate at work has worn his fake baggies shirts all season, the numbers are peeling off now. He can't fault them. Size wise, the one I've bought I'm normally large/xl and bought an xxl, but that was a kappa shirt. The Nike England Shirts I would go for an xl.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 02, 2021, 12:49:19 PM
How long was delivery, and what are the sizes like mate?

The Kappa logos peel off the real kits after about 5 cool washes anyway, the fake ones would struggle to be shitter than that.

(https://i.ibb.co/yptT0W6/received-3694139617351508.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yptT0W6)

(https://i.ibb.co/khCZgvq/IMG-20210511-WA0010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/khCZgvq)

upload a pic (https://imgbb.com/)
Apologies for not being a villa kit, but again these are £13 fakes.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 02, 2021, 05:21:00 PM
Can't you get the original of this seasons kit for about 15 quid anyway?


If youíre a 3XL size. Think thatís all they have left

The elite ones are down to £20/£25 and because of their unflattering fit, 2XL or 3XL are really two sizes lower than that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 02, 2021, 06:45:20 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 02, 2021, 06:47:57 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


Would it? If Kappa had the same design and instead the three stripes it was the Kappa logo what makes it great? The design I mean
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lsvilla on July 02, 2021, 07:11:16 PM
Not the design but the fact that every Tarquin who buys one puts money in Nasserís pocket which ultimately can lead to us buying their players. Lol.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on July 02, 2021, 07:33:01 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


That's gotta be the most boring shirt I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smithy on July 02, 2021, 07:40:12 PM
So Arsenal hoping to channel Ajax this season then?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 02, 2021, 07:45:08 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


That's gotta be the most boring shirt I've ever seen.
Wait till you see Liverpool's Nike effort
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 02, 2021, 07:54:20 PM
Again, just off social media. Zero knowledge if these are real. As theyíre not on an actual body, Iím more sceptical of these than the home one.

Love the black one !!

Both of those are nice particularly the black and the badge doesn't seem as out of place on them. The away would look better if it was plain white but the fact it is "striped" like the claret in the home shirt suggests it might be genuine if the home one is.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 02, 2021, 09:00:52 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


Would it? If Kappa had the same design and instead the three stripes it was the Kappa logo what makes it great? The design I mean
The general consensus on here seems to be that people would like a design from 81/82 our 40th anniversary. So this Arsenal kit fits the design, kappa, adidas, Nike personally I don't tend to buy shirts anymore( more training wear)so dont really mind.  I'm very old school, all I've ever wanted to see is a modern take on the 80's shirt with claret and blue striped collar and cuffs. We can all live in hope.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 02, 2021, 09:06:58 PM
Is that the general consensus on here? I know one or two have wanted it, but I don't think there's more than that. We didn't have one for last season's 40th anniversary of something.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 02, 2021, 09:12:52 PM
Is that the general consensus on here? I know one or two have wanted it, but I don't think there's more than that. We didn't have one for last season's 40th anniversary of something.

Not for me, wasn't a fan of the original. The away kit OTOH.....but looks like we might be honouring that this season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 02, 2021, 09:31:31 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


Would it? If Kappa had the same design and instead the three stripes it was the Kappa logo what makes it great? The design I mean
The general consensus on here seems to be that people would like a design from 81/82 our 40th anniversary. So this Arsenal kit fits the design, kappa, adidas, Nike personally I don't tend to buy shirts anymore( more training wear)so dont really mind.  I'm very old school, all I've ever wanted to see is a modern take on the 80's shirt with claret and blue striped collar and cuffs. We can all live in hope.

Agree with you, though I'd rather we saved nostalgia inspired kits for the 150th anniversary.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 02, 2021, 10:15:49 PM
"Fly Better" also looks naff on a shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 02, 2021, 10:17:26 PM
Will make it very difficult to re-sign Dennis Bergkamp, too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: wittonwarrior on July 02, 2021, 10:19:48 PM
If the leaked shirt is true, then very disappointing - We need to get shot of Kappa and Fanatics as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 02, 2021, 10:21:20 PM
Will make it very difficult to re-sign Dennis Bergkamp, too.

They might lure Vincenzo "il aeroplanino" Montella out of retirement, at least.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on July 02, 2021, 10:22:40 PM
Will make it very difficult to re-sign Dennis Bergkamp, too.

What a ball ache not flying when you're an international footballer.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 02, 2021, 10:23:47 PM
Will make it very difficult to re-sign Dennis Bergkamp, too.

What a ball ache not flying when you're an international footballer.

Could be worse. Would have totally ruined his career if he was a pilot.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on July 03, 2021, 10:40:42 AM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


Would it? If Kappa had the same design and instead the three stripes it was the Kappa logo what makes it great? The design I mean
The general consensus on here seems to be that people would like a design from 81/82 our 40th anniversary. So this Arsenal kit fits the design, kappa, adidas, Nike personally I don't tend to buy shirts anymore( more training wear)so dont really mind.  I'm very old school, all I've ever wanted to see is a modern take on the 80's shirt with claret and blue striped collar and cuffs. We can all live in hope.

Agree with you, though I'd rather we saved nostalgia inspired kits for the 150th anniversary.
I agree. 150th anniversary - 1981 home remake, plus 3 change kits (one for every 50 years) - 1982 away remake, 1957 away remake, and a remake of one of the early kits - maybe the plain black one with a giant red lion in the middle.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 03, 2021, 12:13:10 PM
I agree. 150th anniversary - 1981 home remake, plus 3 change kits (one for every 50 years) - 1982 away remake, 1957 away remake, and a remake of one of the early kits - maybe the plain black one with a giant red lion in the middle.

Dear Mr. Purslow,

Please hire algy as the club's kit consultant as soon as is convenient.

Yours, BV
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 03, 2021, 12:15:08 PM
Yeah, I'm down with those ideas.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on July 03, 2021, 12:30:19 PM
I agree. 150th anniversary - 1981 home remake, plus 3 change kits (one for every 50 years) - 1982 away remake, 1957 away remake, and a remake of one of the early kits - maybe the plain black one with a giant red lion in the middle.

Dear Mr. Purslow,

Please hire algy as the club's kit consultant as soon as is convenient.

Yours, BV

Seconded
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TopDeck113 on July 03, 2021, 12:40:22 PM
Just seen the leaked Arsenal shirt. If only we had adidas. That would look lovely in claret and blue.
(https://i.ibb.co/TWRJdkf/0-ty8wucqmrmr61.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TWRJdkf)


That's gotta be the most boring shirt I've ever seen.
Wait till you see Liverpool's Nike effort

Nice to see Arsenal pay homage to the 40th anniversary of our European Cup success by using our home kit from that season as a template.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 03, 2021, 12:45:24 PM
For the 150th anniversary away kit, we should have all black, with a big lion on it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 03, 2021, 12:50:54 PM
For the 150th anniversary away kit, we should have all black, with a big lion on it

That would be incredible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 03, 2021, 12:51:31 PM
And where would the sponsor go? That kit worked in 1878, not so much now. Now a black retro range or training kits with a big red lion? Count me in. The 57 home and away is always something I liked.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 03, 2021, 12:55:54 PM
And where would the sponsor go? That kit worked in 1878, not so much now. Now a black retro range or training kits with a big red lion? Count me in. The 57 home and away is always something I liked.

I'm sure we could forego a sponsor on the third (or fourth) kit if need be. A decent home and away kit would probably sell more than usual given it'd be the anniversary.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on July 03, 2021, 01:08:39 PM
I agree. 150th anniversary - 1981 home remake, plus 3 change kits (one for every 50 years) - 1982 away remake, 1957 away remake, and a remake of one of the early kits - maybe the plain black one with a giant red lion in the middle.

If we went 81, 82 and 57 as 3 of them surely 96 is the only sensible option for the 4th kit so we're celebrating our last win in each of the major trophies in our cabinet.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: wittonwarrior on July 03, 2021, 03:09:15 PM
When you look at the likes of Leeds/ Arsenal new kits we should cowe in Shame at our inferior new botch up
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 03, 2021, 03:20:23 PM
Are late middle aged men the key targeted demographic for replica kit sales these days? You lot are on to a winner if they are.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 03, 2021, 03:52:34 PM
Are late middle aged men the key targeted demographic for replica kit sales these days? You lot are on to a winner if they are.

Do you mind, it's early middle aged although I was a bit perturbed to find out recently I'm now eligible for AARP membership. :(
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 03, 2021, 03:57:38 PM
The brats will wear any old shit, no point in caring what they think, they'll be nagging the parents to buy it anyway.

The club need to be focusing on engaging with Middle Aged Messageboard Mafia to boost sales.

Except for those maniacs that like the crazy Hearts top or the numerous stripey monstrosities we've had over the last few decades, obviously. They should be ignored. Possibly killed, too, at the risk of being too harsh.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 10, 2021, 06:38:21 PM
Fourcastle Unitedís kit. Once you see it youíll never unsee it

https://twitter.com/skysportspl/status/1413898306569244673?s=21
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on July 10, 2021, 09:33:33 PM
The brats will wear any old shit, no point in caring what they think, they'll be nagging the parents to buy it anyway.

The club need to be focusing on engaging with Middle Aged Messageboard Mafia to boost sales.

Except for those maniacs that like the crazy Hearts top or the numerous stripey monstrosities we've had over the last few decades, obviously. They should be ignored. Possibly killed, too, at the risk of being too harsh.

You fucking Mensheviks are always too wishy-washy. It's why you never get anywhere. "At the risk of being too harsh." FFS, man.

You'll be dancing with five at the back at the politburo disco next, you sap.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 10, 2021, 11:31:28 PM
You're right, I'm sorry. I agree entirely.

*makes note:send Sexual Ealing to Gulag*
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on July 12, 2021, 12:21:36 AM
The reason the kits are late being launched is the away kit is going to be an Argentinian strip with a Villa badge. ITK.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 12, 2021, 12:28:54 AM
The reason the kits are late being launched is the away kit is going to be an Argentinian strip with a Villa badge. ITK.

I mentioned this to the missus and nipper tonight, that we'll have to cheer on Argentina at the next World Cup, what with them having 4* Villa players in the side.

*is that allowed?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 12, 2021, 12:39:55 AM
The reason the kits are late being launched is the away kit is going to be an Argentinian strip with a Villa badge. ITK.

I mentioned this to the missus and nipper tonight, that we'll have to cheer on Argentina at the next World Cup, what with them having 4* Villa players in the side.

*is that allowed?

It's encouraged, I was doing it back in '86.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Three Spires Villa on July 12, 2021, 08:49:54 AM
The reason the kits are late being launched is the away kit is going to be an Argentinian strip with a Villa badge. ITK.

I mentioned this to the missus and nipper tonight, that we'll have to cheer on Argentina at the next World Cup, what with them having 4* Villa players in the side.

*is that allowed?

It's encouraged, I was doing it back in '86.

😆😆
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: spangley1812 on July 13, 2021, 08:14:12 PM
New Home kit available to buy online and in the Villa shop from tomorrow
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 13, 2021, 09:17:46 PM
Nothing on web site.Where you got this?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 13, 2021, 09:18:37 PM
New Home kit available to buy online and in the Villa shop from tomorrow

And will it be the.one doing the rounds about.a week or so ago.....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on July 13, 2021, 09:21:40 PM
Nothing on web site.Where you got this?

Theyíve but a clip out on Twitter
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 14, 2021, 08:09:49 AM
There has been more leaks. I have to say whoever designed that home kit should be sacked. Its hideous. Definitely one of the worst we have had in years
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 14, 2021, 08:24:53 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/jWZbv9F/20210714-082422.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWZbv9F)


Terrible
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on July 14, 2021, 08:31:37 AM
There has been more leaks. I have to say whoever designed that home kit should be sacked. Its hideous. Definitely one of the worst we have had in years
Agree here. Might feel differently about it come the end of the season, but currently ... I'm just seeing bacon Frazzles.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on July 14, 2021, 08:32:26 AM
That looks worse than the one a few weeks ago. Terrible, no more bloody stripes (unless they are a claret and blue one off like 1994 or 1999).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 14, 2021, 09:12:49 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/jWZbv9F/20210714-082422.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWZbv9F)


Terrible

I take it that's the new pyjama set they've released.

When is the actual kit coming out?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 14, 2021, 09:25:08 AM

😂😂😂

(https://i.ibb.co/jWZbv9F/20210714-082422.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWZbv9F)


Terrible

I take it that's the new pyjama set they've released.

When is the actual kit coming out?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 14, 2021, 09:25:52 AM



(https://i.ibb.co/jWZbv9F/20210714-082422.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWZbv9F)


Terrible

I take it that's the new pyjama set they've released.

When is the actual kit coming out?

😂😂😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on July 14, 2021, 09:27:44 AM
That's really, really terrible. Shame, last year's were pretty decent.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on July 14, 2021, 09:30:43 AM
That reminds me of the kits from 83-85......

Bizarrely, I actually like it....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on July 14, 2021, 09:33:13 AM
Maybe theyíve come up with a shit one so they can do a minimal supply run and it wonít run out after two weeks, being early (for Villa) and as itís  last season of the contract, not heaps left over at 60% discount into next summer, when presumably (hopefully) a new supplier comes in? Iíve got no clue, just guessing, but 40 years following Villa makes you a bit cynical 😀
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: thick_mike on July 14, 2021, 09:33:17 AM
Itíll look fine with Jack Grealish in it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 14, 2021, 10:07:41 AM
Videos just popped up on Facebook with Mings, Grealish and Watkins wearing it. Ticks all the traditional boxes but nothing special and you'll either love or hate the shadow stripes on it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 14, 2021, 10:09:22 AM
https://youtu.be/12YA5YQGBR0

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on July 14, 2021, 10:10:49 AM
You can see what he looks like in itÖ surely they arent that daft to put him in itÖ.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 14, 2021, 10:11:02 AM
Itíll look fine with Jack Grealish in it


(https://i.ibb.co/PGQ9cbn/20210714-100948.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PGQ9cbn)

imageupload (https://imgbb.com/)


Still looks terrible to me
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on July 14, 2021, 10:12:31 AM
Seeing it 'in the wild' on the video rather than the leaked images I think it's fine, I doubt you'll even notice the stripes in a game. I get why people don't like it though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 14, 2021, 10:14:20 AM
The video was done back in May apparently
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on July 14, 2021, 10:14:28 AM
https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1415235158555435008?s=20

Ah well, hopefully the away kit will be better.

What a crap video that is as well, very amateurish.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on July 14, 2021, 10:19:11 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/jWZbv9F/20210714-082422.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWZbv9F)


Terrible
One of the worst yet, they have excelled themselves.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on July 14, 2021, 10:19:20 AM
The women's kit is slight different to the men's, the collars aren't the same.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: p_ad on July 14, 2021, 10:27:55 AM
I like it , as someone said I don't think you'll notice the stripes on the pitch , if jack was going I'm sure they would have edited it so all good ( fingers crossed)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: andyh on July 14, 2021, 10:31:02 AM
I like it. But then again, itís a villa shirt so why wouldnít I.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 14, 2021, 10:31:36 AM
Beyond awful
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on July 14, 2021, 10:32:14 AM
It's fine by me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dr Butler on July 14, 2021, 10:32:30 AM
I like it too


UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 14, 2021, 10:35:47 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1415235158555435008

Don't mind it. Isn't one of my favourites but at least it's claret shirt, blue sleeves. White shorts and blue socks is a bonus. I think the stripey affect won't really be noticeable during matches. How much Grealish features in the video is promising,  I think.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: andyh on July 14, 2021, 10:37:00 AM
Sneaky fuckers at the club thoughÖ.on ordering there is a delivery charge PLUS a handling charge of £1.99.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sid1964 on July 14, 2021, 10:38:06 AM
Donít buy any merchandise- buying my season ticket is enough for me
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on July 14, 2021, 10:39:11 AM
Donít buy any merchandise- buying my season ticket is enough for me

you can still have an opinion though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 14, 2021, 10:39:34 AM
Very rarely buy shirt due to being, at least technically, an adult. But will hopefully buy it as a souvenir in May when it has "FA CUP WINNERS" written below the badge.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dr Butler on July 14, 2021, 10:40:29 AM
Very rarely buy shirt due to being, at least technically, an adult. But will hopefully buy it as a souvenir in May when it has "FA CUP WINNERS" written below the badge.

that would be great :)

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on July 14, 2021, 10:41:41 AM
I don't mind it at all.  And I'll say what I always say, if it's worn by great players who win us loads of games it will be a great kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Bobby Boy on July 14, 2021, 10:44:22 AM
Not a fan of it at all.

What's so difficult about a plain claret front and blue sleeves?

Classic, perfect. This is neither of those things.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 14, 2021, 11:06:10 AM
It absolutely fine. You wonít see the stripes as pronounced once itís being worn by the players and the whole kit will darken when itís wet. And Jack and Tyrone are wearing it which is a plus even if the video was likely shot pre Euroís. Not the best weíve had, by far not the worst. Itís claret body, blue arms.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ozzjim on July 14, 2021, 11:09:25 AM
Bang average. Its claret and blue, so shrug.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: DennisHodgetts on July 14, 2021, 11:13:45 AM
The only thing that matters to me is that Jack is featured. That far outweighs the stripes, kit quality etc for me! Surely our club would not promote it and potentially sell thousands with Jack's name on the back if he is off? We have standards...... now.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on July 14, 2021, 11:16:05 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/jWZbv9F/20210714-082422.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jWZbv9F)


Terrible
One of the worst yet, they have excelled themselves.

When you enlarge the view It looks like the stitching is coming undone already at the bottom of the shirt
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: The Man With A Stick on July 14, 2021, 11:16:12 AM
It's fine, nothing special.  Amazingly it looks better in professional photos rather than some leaked photo of it stretched out over a pallet in a warehouse, whowouldathunkit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulWinch again on July 14, 2021, 11:30:53 AM
I like it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ads on July 14, 2021, 11:33:24 AM
Looks good on Jack.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: West Derby Villan on July 14, 2021, 11:34:30 AM
Nothing really wrong with it, Iíll get used to the ďstripesĒ Iím just looking forward to visiting VP and seeing the players again tbh
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 14, 2021, 11:55:46 AM
Impressed that they filmed that video two months ago and pics of the shirt only leaked in the last week or two.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on July 14, 2021, 11:57:51 AM
Impressed that they filmed that video two months ago and pics of the shirt only leaked in the last week or two.

We live in a world of NDAs now.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 14, 2021, 12:04:26 PM
Impressed that they filmed that video two months ago and pics of the shirt only leaked in the last week or two.

Agreed and really like the video, just the right amount of history, the ground and the players rather than larking around in a modelling shoot.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/july/Aston-Villa-s-new-2021-22-home-kit/

Also got to be encouraging when you see so much of Jack in the video. If they expected him to be on the way there may have been a bit of judicious editing before release. Kit's growing on me as well, looks fine on the players, and there's only so much you can do with claret body and light blue sleeves.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 14, 2021, 12:12:39 PM
For those who want Nike

(https://i.ibb.co/Rgvf9NJ/0183-E020-F32-E-4-D40-ACA4-FFD0078-C5-C0-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Rgvf9NJ)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 14, 2021, 12:14:30 PM
Now this would have been much better.It's on the training gear bit.Get rid of the stupid graphic.Cazoo in blue works.
(https://i.ibb.co/D5zsYkn/Screenshot-20210714-121102-Samsung-Internet.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6grV8b5)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 14, 2021, 12:14:37 PM
For those who want Nike

(https://i.ibb.co/Rgvf9NJ/0183-E020-F32-E-4-D40-ACA4-FFD0078-C5-C0-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Rgvf9NJ)










if ever Fabian Delph needed a club .....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on July 14, 2021, 12:42:05 PM
With the vertical stripes and the horizontal weave it looks a bit like a tartan tablecloth with blue sleeves.
It'll grow on me (???!!!) eventually, especially once we've won a few games wearing it!
Great to see Jack in it!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 14, 2021, 12:57:56 PM
I like it!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 14, 2021, 02:35:25 PM
Last time we won the FA cup we wore stripes







Just saying  ;)

They could play in skins for me as long as we get off to a flyer at the start
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nev on July 14, 2021, 03:16:45 PM
The electrical adpertisement boards around the town have adverts for the kit, making me smile and, I would imagine, the 'noses grimace.

Which is nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldie.7 on July 14, 2021, 03:18:56 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/1RqpKtNJ/59-quid-yeah-no-thanks.gif)

Yeah, no thanks.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on July 14, 2021, 03:25:32 PM
I like it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on July 14, 2021, 03:30:44 PM
Not a fan of it at all.

What's so difficult about a plain claret front and blue sleeves?

Classic, perfect. This is neither of those things.
Because they have to keep making it different from previous shirts..
Inevitably the style changes lead to more and more variations.
It would be great if the club returned to authentic shirts using sustainable materials but that seems unlikely.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on July 14, 2021, 03:32:10 PM
I think the 2 major comments about this sum exactly why I find all the angst over the shirt a bit much.

A group of people are upset because it's a bit weird and doesn't look enough like a traditional Villa kit.
Another group of people are upset because it's too similar to last season and is just ripping fans off.

The club have an almost impossible task of keeping both of those 2 group reasonably happy.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on July 14, 2021, 03:33:03 PM
I think I said somewhere in this thread that I like a novelty kit once a decade or so - as in 1994 and 1999 and, 2018/19 (not including that 2001/2002 effort).

However, this decade we have had a few striped efforts now plus the non blue sleeve effort. Next year I want something traditional, back to basics. In 1995/96 we went back to basics after the striped effort and I think that should be what we aim for next year.

I would love to see us go back to keeping a home kit for two seasons.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on July 14, 2021, 03:45:16 PM
Itíll look fine with Jack Grealish in it


(https://i.ibb.co/PGQ9cbn/20210714-100948.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PGQ9cbn)

imageupload (https://imgbb.com/)


Still looks terrible to me

Managed to make a guy who's quite hench as the kids say look like a skinny teenager.

Impressive that it looks ill fitting even on professional athletes.

Gives us all hope.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 14, 2021, 03:58:18 PM
To give it a bit of balance, I really, really don't like it.

But then again, I really, really don't care too much as I am never going to buy it anyway

*shrug*
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 14, 2021, 04:05:24 PM
Irrelevant I know, but have we ever had a strip with a blue body and claret arms?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ducksworthy on July 14, 2021, 04:06:45 PM
I couldnít really care less about the kit so long as itís claret and blue (or in the last few years there or thereabouts). If we do well this season then in five years everyone will be calling it a classic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 14, 2021, 04:14:49 PM
If it's any consolation we had stripes in our kit the last 2 times we got to the FA Cup final as well wearing them in '57. It's our year! :)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on July 14, 2021, 04:19:40 PM
If they wanted to go for the two tone claret option, they'd have been better off including a darker claret lion, 1874 or any other detailing against a lighter claret background on the main body of the shirt.

As per the 95/96 effort.

Instead of naff looking barcode efforts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on July 14, 2021, 05:25:36 PM
Bloody awful
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on July 14, 2021, 05:41:25 PM
Irrelevant I know, but have we ever had a strip with a blue body and claret arms?

I always wondered why we didn't just have a "reverse" of the home kit as the away kit
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on July 14, 2021, 05:43:29 PM
Irrelevant I know, but have we ever had a strip with a blue body and claret arms?

Nope. The half and half kits would be the closest to that in the 1800s.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 14, 2021, 05:44:49 PM
Because usually when we.have.a blue we get some people moaning that.blue is the colour of.inferior teams. I remember a real uprising against the.blue.95-96 away shirt. I liked it.and it sold well I think but a lot of.people didn't like it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on July 14, 2021, 05:47:33 PM
For those who want Nike

(https://i.ibb.co/Rgvf9NJ/0183-E020-F32-E-4-D40-ACA4-FFD0078-C5-C0-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Rgvf9NJ)


I like it.
Obviously with claret and blue swirls, though
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on July 14, 2021, 05:48:10 PM
Irrelevant I know, but have we ever had a strip with a blue body and claret arms?

I always wondered why we didn't just have a "reverse" of the home kit as the away kit

I don't think it would work these days as part of the away kit would be the same colour as the home team's. Same reason we sometimes have to wear claret shorts if the home team is wearing white ones.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: john e on July 14, 2021, 09:55:56 PM
To give it a bit of balance, I really, really don't like it.

But then again, I really, really don't care too much as I am never going to buy it anyway

*shrug*

Thatís exactly the same as me

in fact Iím  only on this new kit read because Iím bored
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chris_Jephcott on July 14, 2021, 10:00:36 PM
I donít think Iíll get one this season.

I wasnít a fan initially, but actually itís growing on me somewhat. Not sure why, but itís not not as horrific as I first thought it was
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: exigo on July 14, 2021, 10:21:24 PM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 14, 2021, 10:26:51 PM
To give it a bit of balance, I really, really don't like it.

But then again, I really, really don't care too much as I am never going to buy it anyway

*shrug*

Thatís exactly the same as me

in fact Iím  only on this new kit read because Iím bored

Me too.

I don't even read most of the posts, I just scroll past them gleefully, whistling like someone who doesn't really care.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on July 14, 2021, 10:33:03 PM
To give it a bit of balance, I really, really don't like it.

But then again, I really, really don't care too much as I am never going to buy it anyway

*shrug*

Thatís exactly the same as me

in fact Iím  only on this new kit read because Iím bored

Me too.

I don't even read most of the posts, I just scroll past them gleefully, whistling like someone who doesn't really care.

Yes, but is that down to the 'shite that's posted on this site these days'?

I too am here because I'm bored, however I don't mind the new shirt and will certainly not be buying it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 14, 2021, 10:54:41 PM
To give it a bit of balance, I really, really don't like it.

But then again, I really, really don't care too much as I am never going to buy it anyway

*shrug*

Thatís exactly the same as me

in fact Iím  only on this new kit read because Iím bored

Me too.

I don't even read most of the posts, I just scroll past them gleefully, whistling like someone who doesn't really care.

Yes, but is that down to the 'shite that's posted on this site these days'?

I too am here because I'm bored, however I don't mind the new shirt and will certainly not be buying it.

Dunno Lee

Just to clarify, I haven't read your post, it got caught up in the enormous scroll-past.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Clampy on July 15, 2021, 08:13:44 AM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Leighton, formally of the parish (I think) was up in arms about that last night. He wasn't a happy chappy..
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on July 15, 2021, 08:16:46 AM
I hope the claret and blue checks on the possibly leaked black one aren't real, that's a bit too "Randy Lerner" for me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on July 15, 2021, 08:19:26 AM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Leighton, formally of the parish (I think) was up in arms about that last night. He wasn't a happy chappy..

They've had hefty discount codes before for new kit and I got one because of it - its a good way of getting numbers of shirts sold. I doubt very much that its a mistake.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Small Rodent on July 15, 2021, 08:30:00 AM
If they had stripes going across too, at least it would look like a Villa tartan.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on July 15, 2021, 08:47:40 AM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Leighton, formally of the parish (I think) was up in arms about that last night. He wasn't a happy chappy..

Not sure how you can be up in arms about it as the markup on the shirts are massive. I went into the club shop the day before the new kit was released and you could get last years player issue shirts which were £90 down to £30.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sickbeggar on July 15, 2021, 09:11:09 AM
Another vote for the "horrible kit, but don't really care" faction.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on July 15, 2021, 09:36:20 AM
If it was pink and lilac I'd understand people being up in arms and pissed off etc. It's claret and blue with some detailing. People won't complain in a month when we start playing again.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on July 15, 2021, 09:38:46 AM
My amateur verdict on it :

Looks pretty shit close up
Will be ok from faraway/ telly
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sickbeggar on July 15, 2021, 09:43:02 AM
My amateur verdict on it :

Looks pretty shit close up
Will be ok from faraway/ telly

It's deffo in the "more you look at it, the worse it is" category.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: steamer on July 15, 2021, 10:04:04 AM
yuckk
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on July 15, 2021, 10:17:23 AM
It's ok for 27 quid!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Martin Carruthers on July 15, 2021, 10:20:03 AM
I don't mind it, it's fine.

I think I should have been a fashion writer.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 15, 2021, 10:23:11 AM
I don't mind it, it's fine.

I think I should have been a fashion writer.


concise and to the point you have nailed it 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: frank black on July 15, 2021, 10:33:01 AM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Leighton, formally of the parish (I think) was up in arms about that last night. He wasn't a happy chappy..

Wasnít it a staff discount code? If so I wouldnít be shocked if everyone got a refund email at some point. Fair play if they get them at that price though
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 15, 2021, 11:32:03 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/vvtF4pT/2-B912-C9-E-74-BF-4076-95-EC-9-ABCED49-FB11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vvtF4pT)

Looks good on a top professional footballer.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 15, 2021, 11:35:55 AM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Leighton, formally of the parish (I think) was up in arms about that last night. He wasn't a happy chappy..

Wasnít it a staff discount code? If so I wouldnít be shocked if everyone got a refund email at some point. Fair play if they get them at that price though

The margin they must make on these shirts !!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: rooboy316 on July 15, 2021, 11:55:12 AM
My amateur verdict on it :

Looks pretty shit close up
Will be ok from faraway/ telly
Will be bloody brilliant looking at it from Brissy then.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on July 15, 2021, 12:48:41 PM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Leighton, formally of the parish (I think) was up in arms about that last night. He wasn't a happy chappy..

Wasnít it a staff discount code? If so I wouldnít be shocked if everyone got a refund email at some point. Fair play if they get them at that price though

The margin they must make on these shirts !!!

Remember the Reebok ones from 95/96? They were £9 trade!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdward on July 15, 2021, 01:17:25 PM
A bit disappointed that Villa have now gone the route of having the sponsors logo on all training gear too.
 Up until last year, you could always buy training gear without sponsors logo's.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: JUAN PABLO on July 15, 2021, 01:20:13 PM
would look good on Alvarez
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on July 15, 2021, 02:18:43 PM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Jon Crofts on July 15, 2021, 02:24:24 PM
There's been a £30 off discount code doing the rounds on twitter, which loads have jumped on. Home shirt for £27; training tops for £2; shorts and socks for postage. It popped up half an hour ago, and has just been stopped on the online store. But someone's going to get hauled over the coals tomorrow morning.

Apparently the code worked in other club online shops as well, Man United & Southampton are two mentioned.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on July 15, 2021, 03:26:18 PM
I think it is shit.

Last season it was great.

I may purchase a retro shit for this season. One of the Reebok 90s ones. Anyone know where you can get the Reebok logo?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ian c. on July 15, 2021, 03:50:35 PM
I think it is shit.

Last season it was great.

I may purchase a retro shit for this season. One of the Reebok 90s ones. Anyone know where you can get the Reebok logo?

Would that be a white dog turd?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sickbeggar on July 15, 2021, 03:53:57 PM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!

heh, the spirit of Doug lives on.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 15, 2021, 04:16:09 PM

I prefer ours to West Hams

https://cdn.footyheadlines.com/amp/4117758412040669280
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 15, 2021, 04:18:25 PM
Please don't link to that rag. ☹I'm sure the West Ham kit can be viewed elsewhere.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 15, 2021, 04:21:10 PM
Just for you cdbullyweefan.....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 15, 2021, 04:22:22 PM
Thanks DM 🙂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 15, 2021, 04:23:00 PM
Yeah, I'm not keen on that. West Ham always manage to make our colours look tacky.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on July 15, 2021, 04:36:10 PM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!

heh, the spirit of Doug lives on.

You'd have thought as a gesture of good will they'd have honoured the orders. Seeing as it was their mistake!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 15, 2021, 04:36:24 PM
Yeah their shade of blue has always been lighter than ours (although I think ours has been going that shade over the last few years) and they like a lot more white in their kits than we do. I like collars on football shirts but I really not keen on this one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on July 15, 2021, 04:42:38 PM
I don't normally bother with the new kit, though the discount code promising £30 off and the sense of momentum we have presently, meant I was tempted.

My order was confirmed via email last night and I've had nothing yet telling me they will cancel it and send a refund. UTV.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sickbeggar on July 15, 2021, 04:56:13 PM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!

heh, the spirit of Doug lives on.

You'd have thought as a gesture of good will they'd have honoured the orders. Seeing as it was their mistake!

Well yeah in an ideal world. On the other hand its probably a hell of a lot of money :o
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Richard E on July 15, 2021, 04:57:38 PM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!

heh, the spirit of Doug lives on.

You'd have thought as a gesture of good will they'd have honoured the orders. Seeing as it was their mistake!

And people knew full well that it was a mistake so it is taking the proverbial a bit to expect it to be honoured.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 15, 2021, 05:21:58 PM
It also isn't "our" money to honour. The manufacturers pay us for the rights to make the kits. The money from the sales goes to the manufacturer not the club.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sickbeggar on July 15, 2021, 05:24:29 PM
We do get some of it apparently. Liverpool get 20% which is the most in the premier league. (googled it)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on July 15, 2021, 07:12:06 PM
I don't normally bother with the new kit, though the discount code promising £30 off and the sense of momentum we have presently, meant I was tempted.

My order was confirmed via email last night and I've had nothing yet telling me they will cancel it and send a refund. UTV.
Spoke to soon. Just received two emails. They've cancelled the order and refunded the money and offered a 25% discount. Fair enough.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on July 15, 2021, 07:44:25 PM
I don't normally bother with the new kit, though the discount code promising £30 off and the sense of momentum we have presently, meant I was tempted.

My order was confirmed via email last night and I've had nothing yet telling me they will cancel it and send a refund. UTV.
Spoke to soon. Just received two emails. They've cancelled the order and refunded the money and offered a 25% discount. Fair enough.

Not sure but don't think the 25% discount applies to the new shirt!!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on July 15, 2021, 08:06:39 PM
I don't normally bother with the new kit, though the discount code promising £30 off and the sense of momentum we have presently, meant I was tempted.

My order was confirmed via email last night and I've had nothing yet telling me they will cancel it and send a refund. UTV.
Spoke to soon. Just received two emails. They've cancelled the order and refunded the money and offered a 25% discount. Fair enough.

Not sure but don't think the 25% discount applies to the new shirt!!!
At the moment it's not working for the new kit or anything else!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on July 15, 2021, 08:07:42 PM
You can get 15% off the kit if you sign up to kitbag.com and create a new account.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on July 15, 2021, 10:06:40 PM
My amateur verdict on it :

Looks pretty shit close up
Will be ok from faraway/ telly
Will be bloody brilliant looking at it from Brissy then.
especially after a few XXXXs
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 15, 2021, 10:09:27 PM
just seen a young lad in the players version he looked smart mind you he was 6ft odd and athletic the swine 😳
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on July 16, 2021, 09:44:23 AM
Just been for a nice walk through Stratford in my new players version shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aev on July 16, 2021, 09:55:40 AM
Just been for a nice walk through Stratford in my new players version shirt.

Ha.

I was doing the same in Stratford, and saw a small dumpy, dishevelled character wearing the same.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 16, 2021, 09:56:12 AM
Just been for a nice walk through Stratford in my new players version shirt.


You looked hot sir !!!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 16, 2021, 11:02:55 AM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!

heh, the spirit of Doug lives on.

Gnasher?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 16, 2021, 11:44:03 AM
Refunds now being issued to those that used the discount code!

heh, the spirit of Doug lives on.

Gnasher?

Iíve often wondered. He posted Ďlarfí the other day and I came down with a bit of PTSD.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on July 16, 2021, 03:42:17 PM
Yeah, I'm not keen on that. West Ham always manage to make our colours look tacky.

Traditionally, aye. 

But with one or two notable exceptions from the Macron merde years onwards, they've put out better kits than we have.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on July 16, 2021, 04:06:52 PM
Yeah, I'm not keen on that. West Ham always manage to make our colours look tacky.

Traditionally, aye. 

But with one or two notable exceptions from the Macron merde years onwards, they've put out better kits than we have.
they have put out some real shockers as well.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 16, 2021, 04:20:15 PM
Haven't liked a West Ham kit since the early 70s away one.Can still picture Clyde Best in it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 16, 2021, 04:29:31 PM
While I dislike their brutal football, Burnley tend to have the best "Villa" shirts in the last few years.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on July 16, 2021, 09:31:14 PM
Cheaply made - not cheaply sold.

No thanks.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on July 20, 2021, 11:36:03 AM
The away looks decent
(https://i.ibb.co/9pCLV25/7-E7790-F5-D745-475-D-BF3-C-07-E4-AF401-CFE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9pCLV25)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 20, 2021, 11:38:19 AM
Yes, that's very nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 20, 2021, 11:39:46 AM
Itís possible that is a photoshop. Itís very nice but also may not be real
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on July 20, 2021, 11:40:37 AM
Itís possible that is a photoshop. Itís very nice but also may not be real

Yes very true. Hopefully itís not though as looks smart.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 20, 2021, 11:47:05 AM
Itís possible that is a photoshop. Itís very nice but also may not be real
Think you're probably right.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 20, 2021, 11:49:53 AM
It looks nice but I'd rather we saved European Cup replicas for a big anniversary... such as the club's 150th coming up. 40th anniversaries aren't really worth celebrating and, in any case, are a reminder of our general underperformance since.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 20, 2021, 11:52:34 AM
oh well.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/july/GALLERY-2021-22-kit-shoot-at-Villa-Park-/


(https://i.ibb.co/jfqxrg5/ollie.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jfqxrg5)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 20, 2021, 04:16:36 PM
Down in space it's always 1982
The joke we always knew
C'mon, let's go
Slip Away
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Duncan Shaw on July 20, 2021, 04:23:36 PM
When is the away released?  That blokes design is awesome!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on July 21, 2021, 10:12:58 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/nDddXD0/C3-C2-B8-C5-6-F9-F-4-A75-BFDA-F0523-CEA2-FB3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nDddXD0)


Probably photoshopped, but I like this.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on July 21, 2021, 10:33:41 AM
It looks nice but I'd rather we saved European Cup replicas for a big anniversary... such as the club's 150th coming up. 40th anniversaries aren't really worth celebrating and, in any case, are a reminder of our general underperformance since.
Yeah, reminds me of a chipper I saw in Rhos-on-Sea in North Wales which had a big banner saying "Celebrating the 25th anniversary of winning the best chip shop in Conwy award", or words to that effect.  Seemed to be an odd thing to celebrate ... not doing anything notable for 24 years in what's a fairly small geographic area.

The 150th 'birthday' seems a more appropriate thing to celebrate.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nodge on July 21, 2021, 10:47:51 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/nDddXD0/C3-C2-B8-C5-6-F9-F-4-A75-BFDA-F0523-CEA2-FB3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nDddXD0)


Probably photoshopped, but I like this.

Definitely photoshopped, thatís my dadís garage.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: exigo on July 21, 2021, 01:36:18 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/nDddXD0/C3-C2-B8-C5-6-F9-F-4-A75-BFDA-F0523-CEA2-FB3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nDddXD0)


Probably photoshopped, but I like this.

Definitely photoshopped, thatís my dadís garage.

"...and we're not letting you out until you sign this contract Jack."
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 21, 2021, 11:52:37 PM
While I dislike their brutal football, Burnley tend to have the best "Villa" shirts in the last few years.

You were saying....https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/content/2021-2022-home-kit

This year's is absolutely honking!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 21, 2021, 11:56:53 PM
Oh dear, yes. They've fucked that right up.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hillbilly on July 22, 2021, 03:07:59 AM
Proper badge mind, not one of those horrible plastic things.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on July 22, 2021, 07:58:46 AM
Could you imagine the meltdown on here if that was offered as ours  :o
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on July 22, 2021, 09:30:09 AM
While I dislike their brutal football, Burnley tend to have the best "Villa" shirts in the last few years.
The Umbro one they had a couple of seasons ago was fantastic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 22, 2021, 09:31:51 AM
Proper badge mind, not one of those horrible plastic things.


i know but the sleeves the sleeves ?, for the love of God ! :-\
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: wittonwarrior on July 22, 2021, 12:19:26 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: SteveN on July 22, 2021, 12:31:48 PM
Spudz new away kit imust be a contender for the worst kit seen so far.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 22, 2021, 12:45:02 PM
Spudz new away kit imust be a contender for the worst kit seen so far.



(https://i.ibb.co/1dNnYw0/4-EC7-B910-7035-49-CE-8076-2-E097-A14-BE9-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1dNnYw0)

Itís an abomination
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 22, 2021, 12:46:05 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 22, 2021, 01:02:48 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on July 22, 2021, 01:04:43 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 22, 2021, 03:39:51 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

In a pack of long sleeve tee shirts I bought a couple of years or so back, there was one a perfect Villa blue. I wear it under my home shirts. I am Sid.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on July 22, 2021, 03:46:24 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

Players want to show off their arm artwork.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: frank black on July 22, 2021, 03:49:25 PM
Spudz new away kit imust be a contender for the worst kit seen so far.



(https://i.ibb.co/1dNnYw0/4-EC7-B910-7035-49-CE-8076-2-E097-A14-BE9-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1dNnYw0)

Itís an abomination


I like it, an instant cult classic though (I imagine)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on July 22, 2021, 03:58:15 PM
Spudz new away kit imust be a contender for the worst kit seen so far.



(https://i.ibb.co/1dNnYw0/4-EC7-B910-7035-49-CE-8076-2-E097-A14-BE9-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1dNnYw0)

Itís an abomination


On a par with Burnleyís home kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 22, 2021, 04:01:35 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 22, 2021, 04:23:59 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 

I'd like a leather kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on July 22, 2021, 04:33:35 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 

I'd like a leather kit.

Isnít there a thread somewhere else on the site for that sort of thing?!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 22, 2021, 04:48:21 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 

I'd like a leather kit.

Isnít there a thread somewhere else on the site for that sort of thing?!!

Haha. Point me in the right direction, mate!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 22, 2021, 05:15:34 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

Global warming.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on July 22, 2021, 05:42:02 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

I said the same thing.. I always bought the longsleeve if it was an option.

I would pay a hefty increase for one, sad to see them phased out.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on July 22, 2021, 07:39:24 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 

I'd like a leather kit.

Isnít there a thread somewhere else on the site for that sort of thing?!!

Haha. Point me in the right direction, mate!

They went to TBAR.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on July 22, 2021, 11:20:04 PM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 

I'd like a leather kit.

To further your modelling career? ; )

Reminds me of a conversation I had with someone whoís partner I knew better at the Buddhist Centre. I asked how they met, loved the matter of factness of the ďat an S&M clubĒ answer I hadnít been expecting.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 12:50:38 AM
Talking of the badge why so high up - its even higher than last year's effort.  The new shirt apart from the badge position looks okay

The kit looked great yesterday. The badge is too big for my liking by about 25%.
(https://i.ibb.co/bzHZ2wX/C590-DDA8-E788-4736-92-AA-93-E016289515.webp) (https://ibb.co/bzHZ2wX)

Just came to say the same (looks good). A bit different but just takes me a view or two to get used to it, I wonder if others shift too? Apparently change is inherent in the nature of reality, so said someone wiser than I.


an embroidered badge would look so much better 

I'd like a leather kit.

To further your modelling career? ; )

Reminds me of a conversation I had with someone whoís partner I knew better at the Buddhist Centre. I asked how they met, loved the matter of factness of the ďat an S&M clubĒ answer I hadnít been expecting.

Haha. Brilliant. Actually, leather kit might go down a storm here.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 23, 2021, 11:01:30 AM
The new Sheffield Wednesday kits are nice, particulalry away.  Decent launch video with the Sherlocks too.
https://twitter.com/swfc/status/1418496174630313989?s=20


(https://i.ibb.co/XyWGP42/E6-GDov-Xs-AEZb-n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XyWGP42)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on July 23, 2021, 12:03:33 PM
Is that...our very own Andre Green?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 23, 2021, 12:09:17 PM
Quote from: Axl Rose link=topic=62081.msg4005018#msg4005018

Adidas are doing long sleeve shirts for Man Utd £70

date=1626955368
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

I said the same thing.. I always bought the longsleeve if it was an option.

I would pay a hefty increase for one, sad to see them phased out.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 23, 2021, 12:09:27 PM
Is that...our very own Andre Green?
Yep, that's how I spotted it as I still folow him on Twitter
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 12:19:41 PM
The new Sheffield Wednesday kits are nice, particulalry away.  Decent launch video with the Sherlocks too.

Not bad at all but prefer the home. Certainly nicer than these these shockers.
https://www.thehornetsshop.co.uk/kit/home-kit/adult/3968_2021-adult-home-shirt.html
https://www.footyheadlines.com/2020/11/leaked-nike-tottenham-21-22-away-kit.html
https://www.footyheadlines.com/2021/02/leaked-tottenham-21-22-third-kit-to-be.html

Atlťtico Mineiro had a fan competition to design theirs. It's different and I like it but can understand if some don't.
https://www.footyheadlines.com/2021/07/fan-desiged-atletico-mineiro-21-22.html
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: OzVilla on July 23, 2021, 12:22:37 PM
I wasnít sure at first but itís actually growing on me. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on July 23, 2021, 12:23:49 PM
Christ alive, has the Spurs designer been suffering from acid flashbacks? They look like something you'd have worn to an illegal rave just off the M25 in 1989.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 23, 2021, 03:59:12 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

I said the same thing.. I always bought the longsleeve if it was an option.

I would pay a hefty increase for one, sad to see them phased out.
Adidas are bringing out a long sleeve version for Man Utd. Maybe the trend will return.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 04:10:11 PM
Why don't they make long sleeve shirts anymore?

I said the same thing.. I always bought the longsleeve if it was an option.

I would pay a hefty increase for one, sad to see them phased out.
Adidas are bringing out a long sleeve version for Man Utd. Maybe the trend will return.

I hope so.

Have loads of long sleeve Villa shirts, though this would be the cherry on top of the cake. Have never seen it for sale anywhere:


(https://i.ibb.co/dJbttGF/images.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dJbttGF)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on July 23, 2021, 04:11:13 PM
I've got the first Nike top in long sleeve, it's a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 23, 2021, 04:20:28 PM
I've got the first Nike top in long sleeve, it's a thing of beauty.

This one, mate? If so, you're right, it's a lovely shirt:


(https://i.ibb.co/SBNpgBQ/aston-villa-07-home-ls-7-2-1-1-1-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBNpgBQ)


I'm a big fan of the 2009-10 away with Acorns as the sponsor. Have that in long sleeve, and despite memories of the Carling Cup final, I love it.


(https://i.ibb.co/tZDtVM2/aston-villa-09-away-front-ls.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tZDtVM2)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 23, 2021, 04:31:48 PM
Iíve got that long sleeve Nike 07-08 shirt. Bloody lovely, I bought long and short that season. Only long sleeve I own I think.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on July 23, 2021, 04:44:07 PM
I've got the first Nike top in long sleeve, it's a thing of beauty.

This one, mate? If so, you're right, it's a lovely shirt:


I'm a big fan of the 2009-10 away with Acorns as the sponsor. Have that in long sleeve, and despite memories of the Carling Cup final, I love it.


I've got the white Milner long sleeve, still get compliments wherever I go.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on July 23, 2021, 04:55:35 PM
I've got the first Nike top in long sleeve, it's a thing of beauty.

This one, mate? If so, you're right, it's a lovely shirt:


(https://i.ibb.co/SBNpgBQ/aston-villa-07-home-ls-7-2-1-1-1-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBNpgBQ)


I'm a big fan of the 2009-10 away with Acorns as the sponsor. Have that in long sleeve, and despite memories of the Carling Cup final, I love it.


(https://i.ibb.co/tZDtVM2/aston-villa-09-away-front-ls.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tZDtVM2)


No mate, my mistake, it was the next one with Acorns on the front.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on July 23, 2021, 06:01:02 PM
why did long sleeves get phased out?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: john e on July 23, 2021, 06:33:12 PM
Not had much involvement in the kit discussion only once when I got a bit bored a few pages back

But would just say I like the Luke one best in recent times
I think we should have stuck with him to be honest

I just like the unique Villaness of it all
Itís what separates us from the rest of the football world

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on July 23, 2021, 06:50:42 PM
The Luke kit wasn't a traditional claret body and blue sleeve, yet is considered a real classic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 24, 2021, 12:33:48 AM
The Luke kit wasn't a traditional claret body and blue sleeve, yet is considered a real classic.

By people that are wrong.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 24, 2021, 01:07:23 AM
I've got the first Nike top in long sleeve, it's a thing of beauty.

This one, mate? If so, you're right, it's a lovely shirt:


(https://i.ibb.co/SBNpgBQ/aston-villa-07-home-ls-7-2-1-1-1-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBNpgBQ)


I'm a big fan of the 2009-10 away with Acorns as the sponsor. Have that in long sleeve, and despite memories of the Carling Cup final, I love it.


(https://i.ibb.co/tZDtVM2/aston-villa-09-away-front-ls.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tZDtVM2)


No mate, my mistake, it was the next one with Acorns on the front.

That's a lovely one, too. The sponsor rubs off like a bastard, however.

I recently picked up the not so classic 'glow in the dark' 2012-13 away in long sleeve. Being the lanky bastard that I am, my wife said I look like a glow stick at a boyband concert...
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VinnieChase84 on July 29, 2021, 03:30:20 PM
Away kits out tomorrow
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 29, 2021, 06:42:23 PM
Kappa's new home kit for Venezia FC looks quite nice.

https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420761044272640009
https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420730865517203458
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: JD on July 30, 2021, 10:12:41 AM
Kappa's new home kit for Venezia FC looks quite nice.

https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420761044272640009
https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420730865517203458

What football kit?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: JUAN PABLO on July 30, 2021, 10:46:50 AM
Away kits out tomorrow



Kappa's new home kit for Venezia FC looks quite nice.

https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420761044272640009
https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420730865517203458

What football kit?



change the orange and Green for C and B  and that would be really nice.    Off to the shower now.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on July 30, 2021, 11:10:57 AM
why did long sleeves get phased out?

Maybe when players started to wear those underskins?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Tuscans on July 30, 2021, 12:04:14 PM
Away kit

(https://images.footballfanatics.com/aston-villa/aston-villa-away-pro-shirt-2021-22_ss4_p-12056278+u-1c39ev038fm4a3rxc2r1+v-851a986906b340dd87bc04fedb742fe3.jpg?_hv=1&w=900)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sid1964 on July 30, 2021, 12:06:33 PM
I like it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Tuscans on July 30, 2021, 12:08:20 PM
(https://images.footballfanatics.com/aston-villa/aston-villa-away-shirt-2021-22_ss4_p-12056274+u-14b4jfveja6plapcl5mk+v-dbc2dde0013a4b2ebdab50b8fea33722.jpg?_hv=1&w=900)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villabear on July 30, 2021, 12:12:25 PM
(https://images.footballfanatics.com/aston-villa/aston-villa-away-shirt-2021-22_ss4_p-12056274+u-14b4jfveja6plapcl5mk+v-dbc2dde0013a4b2ebdab50b8fea33722.jpg?_hv=1&w=900)

Now that is nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on July 30, 2021, 12:13:16 PM
i love a simple kit
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on July 30, 2021, 12:13:33 PM
Looks great.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 30, 2021, 12:13:33 PM
Should have saved that for 150 years anniversary. Also, badge should be in the middle.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on July 30, 2021, 12:18:35 PM
Bad pastiche
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: p_ad on July 30, 2021, 12:20:00 PM
Love it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 30, 2021, 12:21:19 PM
Should have saved that for 150 years anniversary. Also, badge should be in the middle.

We'll be honouring the 2023 CL victory then.

The new kit is lovely. Love a white and claret shirt and they got the little details right like a bit of blue trim, the star at the back and the break in the stripes for the sponsors logo.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 30, 2021, 12:24:41 PM
Kappa's new home kit for Venezia FC looks quite nice.

https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420761044272640009
https://twitter.com/VeneziaFC_EN/status/1420730865517203458

What football kit?

Took me a while to notice it as well what the Venetian background. ;)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on July 30, 2021, 12:24:43 PM
Looks a bit nicer than the Macron version from 14-15 and that wasn't a bad shirt either.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Bad English on July 30, 2021, 12:36:17 PM
Like. Ordered.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: OCD on July 30, 2021, 12:37:25 PM
It's ok but I really liked last season's black away kit and the white third kit wasn't bad either.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on July 30, 2021, 12:47:50 PM
Last seasons Away shirt is on sale for £17 if you are xxl or 3xl, seems a good price
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 30, 2021, 12:56:39 PM
Home and away both nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rico on July 30, 2021, 01:16:25 PM
A thing of beauty. We'll done Kappa.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 30, 2021, 01:23:19 PM
Looks like one we had years ago


(https://i.ibb.co/m8Djg3Q/20210730-132213.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m8Djg3Q)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on July 30, 2021, 01:24:44 PM
The texture of the fabric seems to be nicer.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 30, 2021, 01:34:10 PM
The energy of this kit launch has been so dampened by the bid for Jack. Itís a lovely kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nii Lamptey on July 30, 2021, 01:38:18 PM
I just wish we'd be put out of our misery one way or another.

The club know how much angst this is creating for supporters, so assuming the bid is now 'officially official', why don't they release a statement with either a big 'Fuck off, he's not for sale' or 'Yes, we've accepted the bid - Jack will now hold talks with City'?

"It's the hope that kills ye, Tom"  :(
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on July 30, 2021, 02:17:39 PM
The texture of the fabric seems to be nicer.
those macron shirts were horrible scratchy material that made me itch like fk in the qld heat. No idea what the kappa ones will be like as I havenít bought one until the away one came out this season. Itís on itís way for the princely sum of 123 plastic Aussie dollars. Hoping I donít regret it when it arrives
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on July 30, 2021, 02:54:32 PM
I love it I really do great away kit I bought the home kit and it arrived today very nice indeed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on July 30, 2021, 03:21:05 PM
So the 3rd kit is that lovely black and blue one with checked squares.

That one looks nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on July 30, 2021, 03:48:40 PM
So the 3rd kit is that lovely black and blue one with checked squares.

That one looks nice

Any links to that, mate?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on July 30, 2021, 03:55:22 PM
what was the fitting like on last seasons strip? tempted to buy the away one at £17 . usually XL should I go for XXL?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Bad English on July 30, 2021, 04:02:48 PM
what was the fitting like on last seasons strip? tempted to buy the away one at £17 . usually XL should I go for XXL?
Yes. Unless you have the body of an athlete or pro footballer*

*Not talking Agbonlahor or McCormack obviously.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on July 30, 2021, 11:55:29 PM
what was the fitting like on last seasons strip? tempted to buy the away one at £17 . usually XL should I go for XXL?

Nah, go for xs. Then you really do have something to complain about.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on July 31, 2021, 01:57:27 PM
It's an OK shirt.  What I find annoying with alot of kit manufacturers. Why does the pattern not continue on the back. Having the claret pin stripes down the back, would make it look so much better.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 02:30:21 PM
It's an OK shirt.  What I find annoying with alot of kit manufacturers. Why does the pattern not continue on the back. Having the claret pin stripes down the back, would make it look so much better.

Conflicts with the numbers probably. That or you put the number in a square which spoils the look.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 02:33:07 PM
It's an OK shirt.  What I find annoying with alot of kit manufacturers. Why does the pattern not continue on the back. Having the claret pin stripes down the back, would make it look so much better.

Conflicts with the numbers probably. That or you put the number in a square which spoils the look.

Agree, I actually prefer the plain white back.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 03, 2021, 06:23:53 PM
Personally I like the various old school 100% cotton replica retro shirts: they're a bit cheaper, and look and feel much nicer on. They might take longer to dry, but you can't have everything!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Yeltzer on August 06, 2021, 10:54:42 AM
From the OS:

Aston Villa would like to offer the opportunity of a shirt exchange to those supporters who purchased this seasonís shirt printed with Jack Grealishís name and number on the back.

The exchange offer only applies to 2021/22 home and away jerseys purchased between 14 July 2021 and 5 August 2021 and only for purchases made in the official club store at Villa Park or online at shop.avfc.co.uk.

A proof of purchase will be required and a like-for-like exchange will only be offered in exchange for a surrendered jersey.

Ideally, supporters are requested to return the items in-store but to arrange an alternative return method or for any other queries, please contact the customer services team on +44 (0) 330 053 6010 or by emailing customer.services@shop.avfc.co.uk.

Our Customer Services team provides support between 9.30am to 5pm, 7 days a week (UK local time).

The refund offer closes on 31 August.

The club would also like to advise supporters of the following new squad numbers for 2021/22:

1 - Emi MartŪnez

3 - Matt Targett

8 Ė Morgan Sanson

10 Ė Emiliano BuendŪa

18 Ė Ashley Young

20 Ė Danny Ings
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 06, 2021, 11:19:26 AM
Good effort
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on August 06, 2021, 12:51:00 PM
Good to know Sanson hasn't been completely forgotten about!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Holte End Stylist on August 12, 2021, 09:58:18 AM
Has anybody had any of the training gear if so what's the sizing like this year ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on August 14, 2021, 03:28:50 AM
went for a Watkins away this time around.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 19, 2021, 01:17:48 PM
Already run out.Now on preorder.Not good with our first home game on Sat.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 19, 2021, 01:21:28 PM
Already run out.Now on preorder.Not good with our first home game on Sat.

Or from a marketing point of view - maybe it is just very popular - things do run out when they are eagerly sought after and as shirts have a limited shelf life of a season, judging how may to pre order must be very difficult
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 19, 2021, 01:28:10 PM
Especially when they're becoming more popular with each passing season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on August 19, 2021, 01:37:32 PM
This is where we fall short yet again, a failure to stock the shirts for the opening Home Match along with many people feeling frustrated with the Ticket Office.

I bet Man Utd don't have stock issues. We need vast improvements,  all over
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on August 19, 2021, 01:39:56 PM
This is where we fall short yet again, a failure to stock the shirts for the opening Home Match along with many people feeling frustrated with the Ticket Office.

I bet Man Utd don't have stock issues. We need vast improvements,  all over

Nonsense.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on August 19, 2021, 01:52:50 PM
This is where we fall short yet again, a failure to stock the shirts for the opening Home Match along with many people feeling frustrated with the Ticket Office.

I bet Man Utd don't have stock issues. We need vast improvements,  all over

I guess all we have going for us is four useable stands.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on August 19, 2021, 02:56:24 PM
This is where we fall short yet again, a failure to stock the shirts for the opening Home Match along with many people feeling frustrated with the Ticket Office.

I bet Man Utd don't have stock issues. We need vast improvements,  all over

I guess all we have going for us is four useable stands.

The North is a disgrace, the Witton has a bad name and cramped space..... The Trinity isn't what it was, and the Holte is smaller than before.

We've gone to the dogs.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on August 19, 2021, 03:56:57 PM
WILLLLMAAAA!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on August 20, 2021, 10:27:02 AM
High praise for the quality of the Kappa shirt (player fit)

https://twitter.com/_Spark_Academy/status/1428644603360591878
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on August 20, 2021, 10:30:04 AM
This is where we fall short yet again, a failure to stock the shirts for the opening Home Match along with many people feeling frustrated with the Ticket Office.

I bet Man Utd don't have stock issues. We need vast improvements,  all over

I guess all we have going for us is four useable stands.

The North is a disgrace, the Witton has a bad name and cramped space..... The Trinity isn't what it was, and the Holte is smaller than before.

We've gone to the dogs.
It's all good fun taking the piss out of Flin5tone (and rightly so a lot of the time), but in fairness I think it's reasonable to critisice people having to hold for over an hour to get through to the ticket office and understocking shirts for what, the third or 4th year running?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Tuscans on August 25, 2021, 08:37:37 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9pWmzVWUAMWxO6?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 25, 2021, 08:39:33 PM
So its black then id guess 👀
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 25, 2021, 08:44:27 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/bQRDYpL/20210825-204333.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bQRDYpL)


I hope this isnt it. That neon blue looks horrific
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: bilsim on August 25, 2021, 08:45:13 PM
Will be green... Or feature green heavily if the coaching staff clobber (and this ad) is anything to go by.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ads on August 25, 2021, 08:45:34 PM
Looks fine.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on August 25, 2021, 09:24:16 PM
I like it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 25, 2021, 09:25:40 PM
Looks nice, if that's it. Didn't we have one quite similar recently?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 25, 2021, 09:29:57 PM
Looks nice, if that's it. Didn't we have one quite similar recently?

There was a mockup that was black and had light blue chequered and lettering was light blue. That one looked nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on August 25, 2021, 09:31:25 PM
Presumably it will be a pastel green as per the font in the Twitter post and training kits rather than a fluorescent colour?

Watching the game yesterday with all the fans banners, really made me hope the owners being the old badge back tooÖor at least a modernised version of it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 25, 2021, 09:50:20 PM
There was a mockup that was black and had light blue chequered and lettering was light blue. That one looked nice

If it's the mock-up one I'll be happy, think it had claret & blue check under the arm.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 25, 2021, 10:18:21 PM
There was a mockup that was black and had light blue chequered and lettering was light blue. That one looked nice

If it's the mock-up one I'll be happy, think it had claret & blue check under the arm.

I agree BV. Looks nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 25, 2021, 10:29:08 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/vd86rrf/Screenshot-20210825-211103-Twitter.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wQ1Fbb8)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 25, 2021, 10:30:39 PM
Must we wear blue kits?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 25, 2021, 10:32:50 PM
Sorry but 3rd kit or not   that is not a Villa shirt. Fecking hideous
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on August 25, 2021, 10:43:02 PM
1995-96? Wasn't that year's blue kit controversial at first but quickly became a favourite?

That said, the above is horrific!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on August 25, 2021, 10:47:10 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/vd86rrf/Screenshot-20210825-211103-Twitter.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wQ1Fbb8)
WTF is that monstrosity?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 25, 2021, 10:50:20 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/vd86rrf/Screenshot-20210825-211103-Twitter.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wQ1Fbb8)

You can, like, support Villa and Everton at the same time.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 25, 2021, 10:52:58 PM
I don't really care about us wearing blue as that's the sort of thing they worry about. Does look a bit like we've been "mauled" by some particularly terrifying Hull City supporters, though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 25, 2021, 10:54:01 PM
1995-96? Wasn't that year's blue kit controversial at first but quickly became a favourite?


It was never a favourite of mine!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 25, 2021, 10:55:15 PM
I don't really care about us wearing blue as that's the sort of thing they worry about. Does look a bit like we've been "mauled" by some particularly terrifying Hull City supporters, though.

It's nothing to do with them for me. I hate all and every team that plays in a dark shade of blue.

Edit: Ok, it's moderately to do with them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on August 25, 2021, 10:58:33 PM
Awful shirt, let themselves down after the Home and Away jersey which were decent.

Hopefully we will have adidas and the 80's crest next season and we can all forget about the current hideous badge.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on August 25, 2021, 11:03:14 PM
Hopefully we will have adidas and the 80's crest next season and we can all forget about the current hideous badge.
Absolutely agree. Donít one of NSWE have strong connections with Adidas?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on August 25, 2021, 11:10:36 PM
Hopefully we will have adidas and the 80's crest next season and we can all forget about the current hideous badge.
Absolutely agree. Donít one of NSWE have strong connections with Adidas?


Yes, I'm sure Nassef has big shares in Addias.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: p_ad on August 25, 2021, 11:24:08 PM
That's just pure shite
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 25, 2021, 11:30:11 PM
No.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 25, 2021, 11:32:31 PM
1995-96? Wasn't that year's blue kit controversial at first but quickly became a favourite?

That said, the above is horrific!

Saw the blue one on Twitter earlier but didn't give it much credence. The black one was leaked with what turned out to be the actual home and away kits so hope/think it will be the 3rd kit.

I didn't like the 95-96 blue shirt but my uncle (who hates Blose and Rangers) did and bought it. Not for me but still much better than the one above.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on August 25, 2021, 11:41:02 PM
Holy feckin' shite Batman!

Terrible design.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 26, 2021, 12:44:22 AM
Itís not being made for fat old blokes. It will look fine on the rare occasions we wear it and it is targeted to a much younger generation.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on August 26, 2021, 03:45:09 AM
Exchange the Lion for a pair of dangling bollocks and cazoo for Triton Showers and that monstrosity would be exactly what youíd expect.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 26, 2021, 03:59:24 AM
Just wrong in so many ways.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on August 26, 2021, 06:50:30 AM
Looks more like one of our training tops, but I haven't really got a problem with it as a third kit.

I do hope we move to addidas soon though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 26, 2021, 07:53:03 AM
I actually think that looks really nice! Love the navy and the slits. Ilm definitely be getting that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on August 26, 2021, 07:53:55 AM
I read itís supposed to be purple, not blue.
Itís not for me, but I donít think itís that bad, weíve certainly had worse.
As TV says, itís aimed at the younger generation

A little bit of Inter Milan?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on August 26, 2021, 08:17:44 AM
Royal blue with ďtiger marksĒ.

Whatever floats your boat. Canít wait until we have a proper kit manufacturer, because this is shite. IMO.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Mister E on August 26, 2021, 08:28:34 AM
Simple: just don't buy it!!
(that way, we'll spot Demitri in  a crowd  ;D ;D ;D )
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 26, 2021, 09:27:42 AM
{alt}
Simple: just don't buy it!!
(that way, we'll spot Demitri in  a crowd  ;D ;D ;D )

😂😂😂😂 ill give you a autograph 😉
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on August 26, 2021, 09:30:17 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/vd86rrf/Screenshot-20210825-211103-Twitter.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wQ1Fbb8)
WTF is that monstrosity?

Agreed, that's horrible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 26, 2021, 09:33:03 AM
What time is the official unveiling?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Yeltzer on August 26, 2021, 09:57:38 AM
Just been posted on Twitter official account. The above is true
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 26, 2021, 10:12:11 AM
Looks a bit better in the video, to be fair.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on August 26, 2021, 10:16:28 AM
Looks a bit better in the video, to be fair.

Yes, because you can hardly see it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Proposition Joe on August 26, 2021, 10:18:25 AM
If we were ever going to nick the Inter kit, it should have been the Bergkamp era one from Umbro, not the absolute mess that Nike have made of it this season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 26, 2021, 10:50:14 AM
I love it. Im 39 and dont think its designed for kids. Already  ordered
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on August 26, 2021, 11:14:29 AM
Of course.

Anyway, I'll let you know the verdict of a 6 year old later. I'm nonplussed by it but it's a third kit and not one we'll be identified by. We'll wear it a couple of times against the likes of West Ham and ManCity.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 26, 2021, 11:24:35 AM
It's grown on me. It isn't a very Blosey blue for those who worry about that sort of thing. Think it will be regarded as a bit of a classic in years to come. I'm very happy with all the kits this year, and we haven't had to endorse illegal Israeli settlements or murdering animals for "sport" along the way. Well done all.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 26, 2021, 11:25:08 AM
Maybe I just don't mind it as it is a bit Scotlandy.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 26, 2021, 11:48:11 AM
I don't mind it either but I'm a fan of when kit designs go bat-shit. Outside of the home kit I don't care if Timmy Mallet is the designer as I find most kits boring and samey.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TonyD on August 26, 2021, 11:51:17 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/vd86rrf/Screenshot-20210825-211103-Twitter.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wQ1Fbb8)
WTF is that monstrosity?

Agreed, that's horrible.
To think someone got paid to design that. And then someone at the club said yes to it. 
Awful.  Nothing Villa about it in any way. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 26, 2021, 11:52:55 AM
Maybe I just don't mind it as it is a bit Scotlandy.

I didn't like last year's 3rd kit for a similar reason. ;)

Just disappointed it wasn't the black one we discussed as I would have bought that one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 26, 2021, 11:56:43 AM
It's grown on me. It isn't a very Blosey blue for those who worry about that sort of thing. Think it will be regarded as a bit of a classic in years to come. I'm very happy with all the kits this year, and we haven't had to endorse illegal Israeli settlements or murdering animals for "sport" along the way. Well done all.

I agree bloses kit is more that chav blue than navy. Its nothing like a blose kit
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nev on August 26, 2021, 12:12:12 PM
The rags play in Royal Blue. This isn't Royal Blue. What it is though is absolutely fucking horrible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 26, 2021, 12:32:32 PM
The picture on here makes it look worse than it does elsewhere. Looks nicer here, for instance...

https://twitter.com/astonvillafr/status/1430833290848702469?s=08
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nev on August 26, 2021, 12:36:50 PM
If Mings has it on his back and is waving a trophy 'round like a trophy it might grow on me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldenballs on August 26, 2021, 01:29:36 PM
What a mess.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 26, 2021, 01:37:23 PM
I had the 95 away shirt, I liked it but then we won lots of games in it. I don't see the point of a third but it's obviously commercial reasons. It's better than the one we had in the championship promotion year.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on August 26, 2021, 01:42:08 PM
"To get back to the warning that I received. You may take it with however many grains of salt that you wish. That the brown acid that is circulating around us isn't too good.

"Same with the blue cocaine."
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on August 26, 2021, 01:44:17 PM
£90 for the ďproĒ shirt. Fuck off.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 26, 2021, 01:55:05 PM
£90 for the ďproĒ shirt. Fuck off.

As with cycling jerseys, team kit is for the team.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 26, 2021, 01:57:28 PM
they're all a rip off.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on August 26, 2021, 01:58:14 PM
£90 for the ďproĒ shirt. Fuck off.

As with cycling jerseys, team kit is for the team.

Fair enough. But still £57 for the ďfat bastardĒ version. I say it every year but they really are taking the piss.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on August 26, 2021, 02:02:07 PM
£90 for the ďproĒ shirt. Fuck off.

As with cycling jerseys, team kit is for the team.

Fair enough. But still £57 for the ďfat bastardĒ version. I say it every year but they really are taking the piss.

Yep. There's no doubt about it. I just can't see it ever changing either.

It's the kids kits that are the biggest rip off. You've got to spend £100 for a 6 year olds kit. Obscene.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: RamboandBruno on August 26, 2021, 02:41:30 PM
£90 for the ďproĒ shirt. Fuck off.

As with cycling jerseys, team kit is for the team.

Fair enough. But still £57 for the ďfat bastardĒ version. I say it every year but they really are taking the piss.

Yep. There's no doubt about it. I just can't see it ever changing either.

It's the kids kits that are the biggest rip off. You've got to spend £100 for a 6 year olds kit. Obscene.

Yep my son wants the new white away kit, best part of 100 notes it will cost, heís 11. Had to say to him heíll have to buy the top out of whatever pocket money heís saved over the months and weíll buy the shorts and socks. The shorts and socks are 37 quid on their own, Jesus wept.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on August 26, 2021, 02:54:26 PM
That's it, and when you add in the number on the back etc, and postage... And the fucking 'Handling and Storage' charge.....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TonyD on August 26, 2021, 03:08:55 PM
The kids ones should be very cheap.  Very shortsighted of clubs to rip off the future. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 26, 2021, 03:11:40 PM
Horrendous all round and I don't often dissa the Villa.  As for the cost no amount of marketing can possibly sell that rag at that cost.  The 82 away kit now that is smart.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on August 26, 2021, 03:16:40 PM
I haven't received my away top yet never mind the third strip.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on August 26, 2021, 03:20:56 PM
I haven't received my away top yet never mind the third strip.

Same.. paid silly money to have to shipped and this is the second delay - 8/20, then 8/27 now 9/6.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on August 26, 2021, 03:41:14 PM
I haven't received my away top yet never mind the third strip.

Same.. paid silly money to have to shipped and this is the second delay - 8/20, then 8/27 now 9/6.

Same here.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 26, 2021, 04:13:04 PM
Club has lot alot of money thiugh  through pandemic although i agree it is expensive.

Mines alreafy been dispatched hoping to have it by weekend.  Will let you know what its like when it comes
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on August 26, 2021, 04:26:14 PM
Am I being stupid thinking I'll be able to buy a kid's kit in the Club Shop on Saturday?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 26, 2021, 04:28:50 PM
Am I being stupid thinking I'll be able to buy a kid's kit in the Club Shop on Saturday?

You are, it'll never fit you!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on August 26, 2021, 04:31:57 PM
Am I being stupid thinking I'll be able to buy a kid's kit in the Club Shop on Saturday?

You are, it'll never fit you!

haha
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 26, 2021, 04:46:11 PM
Am I being stupid thinking I'll be able to buy a kid's kit in the Club Shop on Saturday?

You are, it'll never fit you!

😂😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 26, 2021, 05:17:23 PM
Seem to have ages 3 and up online
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TopDeck113 on August 26, 2021, 05:23:17 PM
Out of interest I had a look at all the kit on the official website.  Describing a trackie top as an "Anthem Jacket" is probably one of the most ludicrous things I have ever heard.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on August 26, 2021, 09:49:26 PM
If we wear that when we win the FA Cup this season, Iíd like to think weíd Ďdo a Barcelonaí and have a bag of home shirts ready for the trophy lift and photos.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 28, 2021, 10:42:28 AM
3rd kits come and it looks even better in person!

Def my favourite kappa kit so far. The quality and sizing is alot better too
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on August 29, 2021, 01:11:07 PM
3rd kits come and it looks even better in person!

Def my favourite kappa kit so far. The quality and sizing is alot better too

There were a few at the game wearing it. I thought it looked really nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 29, 2021, 01:22:04 PM
It's very smart, very Inter, saw a few about, but there's nothing about it that makes me think that's a Villa shirt. I've been a bit of a fan of the change shirts these last few years, even last year's black one, but don't think I'll be getting this one. Yet, anyways. Maybe it'll grow on me. From a distance, I thought the Brentford coaching staff were wearing it in the warm up.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on August 29, 2021, 01:41:41 PM
After seeing the third jersey in person it's not as bad as I thought , plenty had it on yesterday. Seems a hit
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 29, 2021, 01:57:43 PM
After seeing the third jersey in person it's not as bad as I thought , plenty had it on yesterday. Seems a hit
itís a shocker, we should never have a Blose shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on August 29, 2021, 02:15:36 PM
I don't care that it's blue, it just looks shit. Really cheap and nasty, and even worse in real life than it looks online.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 02:16:34 PM
After seeing the third jersey in person it's not as bad as I thought , plenty had it on yesterday. Seems a hit
itís a shocker, we should never have a Blose shirt.

Itís not a blues shirt. Not even close. Itís dark blue. Weíve worn blue a number of times in our history. Didnít turn us into them or Coventry.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 02:19:07 PM
Couldn't care less that's it's blue. Those twats don't have a monopoly on that colour. We play in claret and blue, for starters. It looks decent in person, and seems to be very popular judging by how may were already wearing it yesterday. Much better than the horrible army style third shirt we had last year which I had forgotten all about. The fact that I've forgotten it shows how rarely we wear our third kit, so those that don't like it won't have to see it very often.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 29, 2021, 02:26:28 PM
After seeing the third jersey in person it's not as bad as I thought , plenty had it on yesterday. Seems a hit
itís a shocker, we should never have a Blose shirt.

It isnt a blose shirt period
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 29, 2021, 02:28:00 PM
Couldn't care less that's it's blue. Those twats don't have a monopoly on that colour. We play in claret and blue, for starters. It looks decent in person, and seems to be very popular judging by how may were already wearing it yesterday. Much better than the horrible army style third shirt we had last year which I had forgotten all about. The fact that I've forgotten it shows how rarely we wear our third kit, so those that don't like it won't have to see it very often.

I agree it is definitely alot nicer than that grey one last year. This one looks a lot nicer.  I love it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Stinkin_Thinkin on August 29, 2021, 02:51:59 PM
My first thoughts were that it is strikingly similar to the Scotland 1986 shirt for world cup. Wonder if the shorts will have that fetching navy band across the middle to complete the look?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 29, 2021, 02:58:52 PM
Look great at the Sty.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 03:05:32 PM
You know Villa play in blue, yeah?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 29, 2021, 03:07:30 PM
Weally weally sowwy it's a colour a bit like another team. Awww... I  mean how do Arsenal fans cope when their away kit is white?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on August 29, 2021, 03:19:40 PM
Weally weally sowwy it's a colour a bit like another team. Awww... I  mean how do Arsenal fans cope when their away kit is white?

I don't know how they coped, but they've only had one proper white away kit since 1968.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on August 29, 2021, 03:25:41 PM
Does anyone actually know why we have a 3rd kit? Other than the fact that every other  team does and it allows the club to squeeze a few more pips out of our fans, thereís absolutely no need. How often will we play in it this season?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 03:25:47 PM
But theyíve had blue away kits like Chelsea, somewhat burgundy away kits like West Ham, yellow away kits like Spurs have had yellow away kits. Itís just not in any way shape or form a big deal.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 03:26:43 PM
Does anyone actually know why we have a 3rd kit? Other than the fact that every other  team does and it allows the club to squeeze a few more pips out of our fans, thereís absolutely no need. How often will we play in it this season?

Teams rarely have a third kit because they absolutely have to play in it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 03:27:30 PM
We should wear it at Chelsea to confuse them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on August 29, 2021, 03:31:04 PM
Does anyone actually know why we have a 3rd kit? Other than the fact that every other  team does and it allows the club to squeeze a few more pips out of our fans, thereís absolutely no need. How often will we play in it this season?

Teams rarely have a third kit because they absolutely have to play in it.

Like I say, itís to rinse our fans a bit more then if itís sold as a kit but not used as one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on August 29, 2021, 03:31:12 PM
But theyíve had blue away kits like Chelsea, somewhat burgundy away kits like West Ham, yellow away kits like Spurs have had yellow away kits. Itís just not in any way shape or form a big deal.

I'm not saying it was, just pointing out a historical fact.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 29, 2021, 04:21:04 PM
Does anyone actually know why we have a 3rd kit? Other than the fact that every other  team does and it allows the club to squeeze a few more pips out of our fans, thereís absolutely no need. How often will we play in it this season?

Teams rarely have a third kit because they absolutely have to play in it.

Like I say, itís to rinse our fans a bit more then if itís sold as a kit but not used as one.

Why is it? Surely itís just another choice. Nobody has to buy anything sold by the club.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 04:35:37 PM
Man United wearing suspiciously Man Cityish shirts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on August 29, 2021, 04:49:08 PM
Weally weally sowwy it's a colour a bit like another team. Awww... I  mean how do Arsenal fans cope when their away kit is white?
you all right?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ads on August 29, 2021, 05:14:06 PM
We've had loads of blue away kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on August 29, 2021, 06:58:53 PM
Since when do blose play in navy?

Its not a bloser kit. We wear blue as part of our home kit. If anything its more scotland than blose
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 29, 2021, 06:59:40 PM
Weally weally sowwy it's a colour a bit like another team. Awww... I  mean how do Arsenal fans cope when their away kit is white?
you all right?

I'm kushty. You still thinking about them lot?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on August 29, 2021, 08:13:46 PM
After seeing the third jersey in person it's not as bad as I thought , plenty had it on yesterday. Seems a hit
itís a shocker, we should never have a Blose shirt.

Wrong blue for it to be associated with them.
Navy not Royal
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 08:17:34 PM
Yeah, it is much more like Scotland or, for CL's benefit, the Chicago Bears.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 29, 2021, 08:21:48 PM
Yeah, it is much more like Scotland or, for CL's benefit, the Chicago Bears.

Good point, doesn't augur well for a successful season. :(
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 29, 2021, 08:35:15 PM
Ha. I doubt we will be wearing it too often, so hopefully won't curse us too much
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on August 30, 2021, 08:35:31 AM
Ha. I doubt we will be wearing it too often, so hopefully won't curse us too much

At a guess weíll use it vrs Southampton and Brentford, red and white stripes, as we wonít be able to wear either of the other two
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT on August 30, 2021, 08:50:32 AM
Yeah, it is much more like Scotland or, for CL's benefit, the Chicago Bears.

Surely any Chicago Bears link is reason enough not to like it?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 30, 2021, 09:02:20 AM
How dare you!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on September 02, 2021, 05:02:48 PM
So am i the only one who purchased the 3rd kit then 😂

I gotta admit its probably my favourote away kit in the last 10 years
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on September 02, 2021, 05:19:34 PM
The away kit is nice. Though the shorts I purchased for my son on Saturday have an issue with the number coming off during his first wear on Sunday!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 02, 2021, 08:05:34 PM
itís a shocker, we should never have a Blose shirt.

Wrong blue for it to be associated with them.
Navy not Royal

Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 08:06:49 PM
itís a shocker, we should never have a Blose shirt.

Wrong blue for it to be associated with them.
Navy not Royal

Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.
Looks pretty royal to me
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 02, 2021, 08:15:58 PM
Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.

Looks pretty royal to me

That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 08:20:57 PM
Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.

Looks pretty royal to me

That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.
Why are they known as "Huns" ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 02, 2021, 08:49:49 PM
Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.

Looks pretty royal to me

That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.
Why are they known as "Huns" ?

Don't think anyone knows for sure. https://www.irishpost.com/news/what-does-the-word-hun-mean-and-what-is-its-place-in-todays-society-91001
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 08:55:53 PM
Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.

Looks pretty royal to me

That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.
Why are they known as "Huns" ?

Don't think anyone knows for sure. https://www.irishpost.com/news/what-does-the-word-hun-mean-and-what-is-its-place-in-todays-society-91001
Very interesting.I'm going for the Harland & Wolf reason
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 02, 2021, 08:56:38 PM
Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.

Looks pretty royal to me

That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.

Teddy Bears is Glaswegian rhyming slang for 'Gers'. It honestly does work in the Glasgow accent!

As an aside, Scottish rhyming slang pisses all over its cockney cousin.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 09:00:39 PM
Not Villa 3rd kit related but I always wondered why Rangers wore light blue shirts. I'd have thought Royal Blue would have been a more natural choice.

Looks pretty royal to me

That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.

Teddy Bears is Glaswegian rhyming slang for 'Gers'. It honestly does work in the Glasgow accent!

As an aside, Scottish rhyming slang pisses all over its cockney cousin.
What's stairs then?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 02, 2021, 09:05:00 PM
No need for a rhyme for something as prosaic as stairs. It would sound the same as bears and Gers though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 02, 2021, 09:06:52 PM
How confusing
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 02, 2021, 09:55:25 PM
That's true I suppose but they were known as 'The Light Blues'. Mind you they were also known as 'The Teddy Bears' but they weren't exactly cute and wholesome.

Teddy Bears is Glaswegian rhyming slang for 'Gers'. It honestly does work in the Glasgow accent!

I had worked that out. :)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on September 03, 2021, 01:55:09 PM
I haven't received my away top yet never mind the third strip.

Same.. paid silly money to have to shipped and this is the second delay - 8/20, then 8/27 now 9/6.

Further delayed until 9/13.. this is ridiciulous. Iron some numbers on the shirt and put it in the mail.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on September 03, 2021, 07:55:06 PM
I haven't received my away top yet never mind the third strip.

Same.. paid silly money to have to shipped and this is the second delay - 8/20, then 8/27 now 9/6.

Further delayed until 9/13.. this is ridiciulous. Iron some numbers on the shirt and put it in the mail.

I had the same today it's a joke.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on September 03, 2021, 08:06:07 PM
As an aside, Scottish rhyming slang pisses all over its cockney cousin.
I concur.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on September 04, 2021, 09:19:26 AM
As an aside, Scottish rhyming slang pisses all over its cockney cousin.
I concur.
Bobby Moncur
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on September 04, 2021, 11:38:36 AM
Just seen some of the stuff is cheaper on the Kitbag site too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on September 15, 2021, 04:21:07 PM
I haven't received my away top yet never mind the third strip.

Same.. paid silly money to have to shipped and this is the second delay - 8/20, then 8/27 now 9/6.

Further delayed until 9/13.. this is ridiciulous. Iron some numbers on the shirt and put it in the mail.

I had the same today it's a joke.

My away top finally arrived yesterday at last.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on September 15, 2021, 04:23:09 PM
Just seen some of the stuff is cheaper on the Kitbag site too.

I saw that I ordered a training top from there that was nearly ten quid cheaper than the club shop.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on September 16, 2021, 09:10:27 AM
My mrs ordered me training top on kitbag for my birthday In early August- it turned up about two weeks ago. She ordered it mid-July. I ordered the away shirt through the Villa website and it arrived in about 2 weeks. I didnít know until she told me recently, but she also ordered something from Kitbag for my birthday last year and it didnít arrive at all.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rotterdam on September 16, 2021, 12:28:34 PM
I took my lads to VP at the weekend. The youngest had never been (he's 5) so we walked around and discussed the stands, the pictures the statue of WM etc. He loved it.
We then bought this years kits with Watkins for youngest, Ings for eldest...they had sold out of away kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on September 17, 2021, 02:11:04 PM
Were you not tempted to do the tour? Not been in years. Do we now offer the chance for a photo with a European Cup replica trophy for £10 extra ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sdwbvf on September 18, 2021, 03:55:28 PM
I did the tour just before Covid. Really enjoyed it, even my wife did. No photos of the European Cup though. Just me stretching a McGinn shirt (glad I didn't pick the G word!) my wife took that and it was free.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on October 01, 2021, 10:20:49 PM
My away shirt just arrived, ordered on August 13th!

Love it, quality shirt.. tighter than expected even with the regular fit. Good motivation to shed a couple lbs. ha!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on October 02, 2021, 12:55:52 AM
Yes- first kappa gear Iíve bought was the away shirt in a size L. Very snug fit. Need to cut back on the kebabs and beer ! My mrs got me a trining top for my birthday. Itís like some kind of superhero fit. The body bit is really tight and the shoulders and upper arms massive. Looks ridiculous on me! Iíve worn it once to show my gratitude, but thankfully itís coming into summer now and Ďtoo hot to wear ití will be the excuse 😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on October 02, 2021, 07:13:52 PM
How about this for an away top?

Queens Park

(https://www.queensparkonlineshop.co.uk/resources/away.jpg.opt500x535o0%2C0s500x535.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on October 02, 2021, 07:24:01 PM
Is that a magic eye picture?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: somec on October 02, 2021, 07:57:41 PM
Someone on ebay is selling what could have been the 2018/19 kits if UA had made them,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363557252605?hash=item54a5b36dfd%3Ag%3AtZEAAOSwkz5hUaOX&LH_Auction=1
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on October 02, 2021, 08:01:50 PM
How about this for an away top?

Queens Park

Should be sponsored by Tetris.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on October 02, 2021, 09:05:01 PM
Someone on ebay is selling what could have been the 2018/19 kits if UA had made them,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363557252605?hash=item54a5b36dfd%3Ag%3AtZEAAOSwkz5hUaOX&LH_Auction=1
WTF?! 😳
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on October 03, 2021, 09:19:33 AM
Someone on ebay is selling what could have been the 2018/19 kits if UA had made them,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363557252605?hash=item54a5b36dfd%3Ag%3AtZEAAOSwkz5hUaOX&LH_Auction=1
WTF?! 😳

Dodged a bullet with these.
The home top is awful, very WHU.
Not keen on the away top either, but it isnít too bad, though,
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Tuscans on November 13, 2021, 05:02:03 PM
Castore will manufacturing the kit from next season. I kinda like the simplicity of Rangers and Newcastles shirt.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Tuscans on November 13, 2021, 05:02:19 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FEFlvuTXoAEKvCu?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on November 14, 2021, 11:51:28 AM
Castore will manufacturing the kit from next season. I kinda like the simplicity of Rangers and Newcastles shirt.

Oh no. I spent a while taking the piss out of Wolves supporting mates as their Castore shirts looked like something from Brownhills market.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on November 14, 2021, 02:02:47 PM
Who the hell is Castore?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on November 14, 2021, 02:03:35 PM
Iím surprised Flint5stone isnít all over this disgrace!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on November 14, 2021, 03:11:48 PM
Who the hell is Castore?

If it's not Puma or Nike, or someone else you like, it's Castore.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on November 14, 2021, 03:15:15 PM
Who the hell is Castore?

If it's not Puma or Nike, or someone else you like, it's Castore.

Claps
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on November 14, 2021, 03:50:39 PM
Very good!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on November 14, 2021, 03:55:26 PM
So Iím still not sure who these are, but It sounds like the sports section of Primark.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on November 14, 2021, 10:45:54 PM
Complete shit. Knew it would be these.

Disappointed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on November 14, 2021, 10:48:33 PM
Complete shit. Knew it would be these.

Disappointed.

why dont you like them?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on November 14, 2021, 10:55:55 PM
Complete shit. Knew it would be these.

Disappointed.

why dont you like them?

Design and quality are both shit. I checked the Rangers forums when I suspected we'd end up with Castore. Unreal amount of complaints and manufacturing errors.

I just want something solid like Umbro or Puma so I can buy the training stuff. Puma would have been my first choice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 15, 2021, 01:57:49 AM
I assume they are paying us the most. Versus an identikit solution from a prominent brand paying less overall because weíre just not that attractive to them. The likes of Adidas, Puma etc are all spread so thin across many sports, not just football and they are going to pay more for the top clubs leaving much less of a share for the rest. You get the privilege of their brand without any of their true personal attention.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Demitri_C on November 15, 2021, 07:23:36 AM
Looked at castore and some of the kits designed look horrible.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on November 15, 2021, 07:53:24 AM
So Iím still not sure who these are, but It sounds like the sports section of Primark.
Think they're a pretty new company, basically 2 blokes operating out of a garage on the Wirral.

Albeit 2 blokes who are backed by some big multinationals
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Broadlee on November 15, 2021, 09:50:09 AM
Has this been confirmed officially? I was hoping for Umbro or adidas
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on November 15, 2021, 10:04:31 AM
Looking at the Wolves, Rangers and Newcastle tops, I have to admit the designs look fine.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: JUAN PABLO on November 15, 2021, 02:43:32 PM
Did they do Wolves Portuguese kit ?   That looked alright to me .  But  simple suits .
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on November 15, 2021, 02:47:46 PM
So Iím still not sure who these are, but It sounds like the sports section of Primark.
Think they're a pretty new company, basically 2 blokes operating out of a garage on the Wirral.

Albeit 2 blokes who are backed by some big multinationals

Itís crazy. From absolutely nowhere to being funded by the Issa brothers. Smells slightly fishy to me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdward on November 15, 2021, 03:10:58 PM
I was reading about these two before. Two brothers with marketing and business backgrounds, who have gone all out with getting investors on board, and strategic marketing to build the brand into a major sportswear player.
Seems like a good business idea when you consider the sportswear market. Even if it does all feel a bit manufactured, but really who cares what shirts the players are wearing if we're winning.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on November 15, 2021, 06:55:20 PM
Complete shit. Knew it would be these.

Disappointed.

why dont you like them?

Design and quality are both shit. I checked the Rangers forums when I suspected we'd end up with Castore. Unreal amount of complaints and manufacturing errors.


Isnít this something weíve had for years, including the Nike years under MON?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 15, 2021, 07:03:05 PM
Did they do Wolves Portuguese kit ?   That looked alright to me .

That was Adidas, I liked it too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on November 25, 2021, 12:56:27 PM
Meanwhile, Brentford have decided to roll their kit into next season too. Saving the environment and their fans some money. Good on them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on November 25, 2021, 08:57:44 PM
Meanwhile, Brentford have decided to roll their kit into next season too. Saving the environment and their fans some money. Good on them.

Fair play to Brentford.

We obviously can't follow suit due to the change of kit suppliers but I'd be more than happy if they decided to alternate the changing of the home & away strips going forward.

Also no need for a third strip!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on November 25, 2021, 10:01:40 PM
Meanwhile, Brentford have decided to roll their kit into next season too. Saving the environment and their fans some money. Good on them.

Fair play to Brentford.

We obviously can't follow suit due to the change of kit suppliers but I'd be more than happy if they decided to alternate the changing of the home & away strips going forward.

Also no need for a third strip!

The main reason we don't follow suit with that is we don't want to.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chris Harte on November 25, 2021, 10:08:10 PM
Meanwhile, Brentford have decided to roll their kit into next season too. Saving the environment and their fans some money. Good on them.
Villa haven't done this since around 1996-98. Till the pips squeek?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on November 26, 2021, 10:47:33 AM
If you're quick you can get 1p off the Villa retro away kit from 1994, in the Black Friday deals
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on November 26, 2021, 11:05:54 AM

Think they're a pretty new company, basically 2 blokes operating out of a garage on the Wirral.

Albeit 2 blokes who are backed by some big multinationals

Steven Gerrard and Mickey Beale ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on November 26, 2021, 11:07:29 AM
By my reckoning, three of our 90s home kits were each kept for two seasons. Unfortunately, the 1992-93 kit was not among the kits to be retained for two seasons. Loved that kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on November 26, 2021, 12:31:56 PM
By my reckoning, three of our 90s home kits were each kept for two seasons. Unfortunately, the 1992-93 kit was not among the kits to be retained for two seasons. Loved that kit.

One of the away kits did one better... the Venglos 90-91 Umbro shirt made an appearance at Anfield in 92-93.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on November 27, 2021, 07:57:29 AM
Going up to villa for a stadium tour Sunday. With Black Friday sales, I'm tempted to buy myself my first ever villa shirt again. The 1980 home. I've noticed the umbro logo has now been removed. Does anybody know why. All the retro kits look a bit 'lost' without the sports brand logo.Thanks
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on November 27, 2021, 08:04:29 AM
Going up to villa for a stadium tour Sunday. With Black Friday sales, I'm tempted to buy myself my first ever villa shirt again. The 1980 home. I've noticed the umbro logo has now been removed. Does anybody know why. All the retro kits look a bit 'lost' without the sports brand logo.Thanks
because they're not manufactured by the actual manufacturer from the original shirt
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on November 27, 2021, 08:53:31 AM
It used to be the case that the Premier League "Fans' Charter" specified that kits should be kept for two years. Obviously it was just completely ignored.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 27, 2021, 09:10:22 AM
Going up to villa for a stadium tour Sunday. With Black Friday sales, I'm tempted to buy myself my first ever villa shirt again. The 1980 home. I've noticed the umbro logo has now been removed. Does anybody know why. All the retro kits look a bit 'lost' without the sports brand logo.Thanks
because they're not manufactured by the actual manufacturer from the original shirt
Yes the so called replica shirts are made from dodgy material.
The club shop and its merchandise is a shit show.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on November 27, 2021, 09:33:22 AM
Thereís massive money in retro shirts these days, yet our offering in this area is garbage.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ad@m on November 27, 2021, 09:51:02 AM
Going up to villa for a stadium tour Sunday. With Black Friday sales, I'm tempted to buy myself my first ever villa shirt again. The 1980 home. I've noticed the umbro logo has now been removed. Does anybody know why. All the retro kits look a bit 'lost' without the sports brand logo.Thanks
because they're not manufactured by the actual manufacturer from the original shirt

I wonder if there's a time limit on design copyright. I can understand them not being able to use the brand logo but I'd have thought the shirt design would've been protected too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on November 27, 2021, 10:51:51 AM
Going up to villa for a stadium tour Sunday. With Black Friday sales, I'm tempted to buy myself my first ever villa shirt again. The 1980 home. I've noticed the umbro logo has now been removed. Does anybody know why. All the retro kits look a bit 'lost' without the sports brand logo.Thanks
because they're not manufactured by the actual manufacturer from the original shirt
I understand that, the retro shirts seem to be made by Score Draw, but a few years ago you could buy the 80's home and away with the umbro logo. The away is still available, the home sold out. Just the new stock, umbro has been removed. So was just curious.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on November 27, 2021, 11:50:04 AM
Thereís massive money in retro shirts these days, yet our offering in this area is garbage.

Yes, agree. We should be doing so much better. Us children of the 70s-80s do like our nostalgia.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on January 24, 2022, 07:56:11 PM
I'd imagine Bohs will sell more of their new away kit than usual. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/60117340

https://marley-bohemianfc.com
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on January 24, 2022, 08:12:51 PM
that's really smart
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on January 25, 2022, 10:05:40 AM
Having read the blurb, I like what they're about. 100% fan owned, charitable causes on away shirts, adding something back to the community... It all sounds good.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 25, 2022, 10:26:20 AM
I'd love the 89-90 home to be released by Score Draw. Their 90-92 reproduction is my favourite.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 25, 2022, 10:45:27 AM
I'd imagine Bohs will sell more of their new away kit than usual. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/60117340

https://marley-bohemianfc.com


Can we have one with Meat Loaf on?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on January 25, 2022, 11:40:36 AM
I'd imagine Bohs will sell more of their new away kit than usual. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/60117340

https://marley-bohemianfc.com


Can we have one with Meat Loaf on?

I don't see why not, Meat Loaf headlined at Dalymount Park in 1982. The only gig I saw there had the Red Hot Chili Peppers supported by Frank Black, Ice Cube, Therapy? and others. Neither of them though is as iconic as the Marley gig which was his last outdoor concert.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on January 25, 2022, 11:48:06 AM
I'd like ours to feature Billy Graham
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on January 25, 2022, 11:50:07 AM
It used to be the case that the Premier League "Fans' Charter" specified that kits should be kept for two years. Obviously it was just completely ignored.
From what I remember, it ended up being quite easy to get around.  Sides would "preview" the new kit on the last day of the season, meaning that it had been used for 2 seasons.

Actually think that a better rule might've been that a kit has to be used for a minimum of N domestic matches before it's retired.  Maybe 38 games for a home shirt, and 15 games for a 'change' strip.  Something like that.  Would've guaranteed the home shirt would be used for 2 full seasons near enough, and you could either have a new away shirt each season or an away & 3rd which last for a couple of seasons.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dr Butler on January 25, 2022, 11:50:20 AM
I'd imagine Bohs will sell more of their new away kit than usual. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/60117340

https://marley-bohemianfc.com


Can we have one with Meat Loaf on?

didn't Barry White and Bruce Springsteen play Villa Park ?  but there is also Take That if I remember right :(

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 25, 2022, 11:54:11 AM
I'd like ours to feature Billy Graham

Id prefer us to have a shirt featuring Barry White and his Love Unlimited orchestra
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on January 25, 2022, 12:23:39 PM
I'd like ours to feature Billy Graham

Id prefer us to have a shirt featuring Barry White and his Love Unlimited orchestra

It was the seventies Barry, with the big lapels and the big, lush barnet, stick that on the shirt and I'll buy it.

I've found it:
(https://images.webapi.gc.avfcservices.co.uk/2a1fa141-7ef2-4400-94ba-6fc590ef6e3e.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on January 25, 2022, 12:32:56 PM
IIRC at VP

Bruce Springsteen
Duran Duran
Billy Graham
Rod Stewart supported by Belinda Carlisle
Take That with Robbie Wanker and supported by The Pet Shop Boys

This summer - Foo Fighters
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on January 25, 2022, 12:41:06 PM
You've missed out Barry White, the only one off that list worth going to see.

I might have made the effort for Springsteen or Duran Duran but I'm not a big fan.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on January 25, 2022, 12:53:35 PM
I'd love the 89-90 home to be released by Score Draw. Their 90-92 reproduction is my favourite.

The club's retro offering is so poor at the moment. Could do with the 1995-96 away, the 1996-97 away and the 1997-98 home being released in my humble opinion.

They sold out the 1995-97 home and the 1997-98 away which shows you how popular those reebok kits were.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 25, 2022, 12:57:39 PM
I saw Thunder at the old Leisure Centre early 90's
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2022, 01:17:32 PM
IIRC at VP

Bruce Springsteen
Duran Duran
Billy Graham
Rod Stewart supported by Belinda Carlisle
Take That with Robbie Wanker and supported by The Pet Shop Boys

This summer - Foo Fighters

Barry White
Bon Jovi
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 25, 2022, 01:29:52 PM
Some of the shirts disappear from the Villa online shop but I always go on the score draw website itself, always seems to have the full range still. I got my missus the 95-96 top direct from them for xmas
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: rjp on January 25, 2022, 01:37:51 PM
I'd love the 89-90 home to be released by Score Draw. Their 90-92 reproduction is my favourite.

I also love that kit, it was my first replica shirt as a nipper.  However, the material was so coarse you could sand diamonds with it.  I had to wear a T-shirt underneath which is the only reason I still have nipples.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 25, 2022, 01:42:59 PM
I would have loved Luke to have another chance with a shirt , loved their version , all be it needed more blue in the sleeves
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on January 25, 2022, 02:01:47 PM
You've missed out Barry White, the only one off that list worth going to see.

I might have made the effort for Springsteen or Duran Duran but I'm not a big fan.

The Pets always put on a great show.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT Villan on January 25, 2022, 02:11:43 PM
For me, the overwhelming choice to have on the shirt would be Bono...

[lights fuse, steps away and awaits CDBullyWeefan]
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on January 25, 2022, 02:44:34 PM
For me, the overwhelming choice to have on the shirt would be Bono...

[lights fuse, steps away and awaits CDBullyWeefan]

Where is CDBWF actually? I'm on and off this site and he seems to have vanished in the few months I wasn't reading. Unless he's had a name change? Or he's called someone a c**t and got banned?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 25, 2022, 02:46:41 PM
Where is CDBWF actually? I'm on and off this site and he seems to have vanished in the few months I wasn't reading. Unless he's had a name change?

He now goes under the name of Footy-Vill.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on January 25, 2022, 02:49:12 PM
Where is CDBWF actually? I'm on and off this site and he seems to have vanished in the few months I wasn't reading. Unless he's had a name change?

He now goes under the name of Footy-Vill.

Daniel Day Lewis levels of character acting that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 25, 2022, 04:13:13 PM
You've missed out Barry White, the only one off that list worth going to see.

I might have made the effort for Springsteen or Duran Duran but I'm not a big fan.

I went to the Barry White/Love Unlimited gig and met Madeline Bell there
If i recall right -  it rained and the stage was set up on the Witton Lane terraces

I was almost thrown out as I attempted to meet up with Barry in person (on stage) :)

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on January 25, 2022, 05:33:42 PM
You've missed out Barry White, the only one off that list worth going to see.

I might have made the effort for Springsteen or Duran Duran but I'm not a big fan.

I went to the Barry White/Love Unlimited gig and met Madeline Bell there
If i recall right -  it rained and the stage was set up on the Witton Lane terraces

I was almost thrown out as I attempted to meet up with Barry in person (on stage) :)



Top work pal!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Mister E on January 25, 2022, 08:55:50 PM
You've missed out Barry White, the only one off that list worth going to see.

I might have made the effort for Springsteen or Duran Duran but I'm not a big fan.

I went to the Barry White/Love Unlimited gig and met Madeline Bell there
If i recall right -  it rained and the stage was set up on the Witton Lane terraces
I was almost thrown out as I attempted to meet up with Barry in person (on stage) :)
the Barry White concert was pretty much washed out. I had tickets and decided not to go.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flamingo Lane on January 25, 2022, 10:12:06 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/S70kt6R/bruce-springsteen-in-concert-villa-park-birmingham-tuesday-21st-june-ern5jw.jpg) (https://ibb.co/S70kt6R)

(https://i.ibb.co/82HgJ8s/bruce-springsteen-in-concert-villa-park-birmingham-tuesday-21st-june-ern36r.jpg) (https://ibb.co/82HgJ8s)


The audience at the Bruce Springsteen concert at VP, 1989.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 25, 2022, 10:59:18 PM
Never seen or will ever see again so many Wolves fans at Villa Park. Shocking scenes. Worst than Glasgow Rangers (RIP).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on January 25, 2022, 11:04:17 PM
You've missed out Barry White, the only one off that list worth going to see.

I might have made the effort for Springsteen or Duran Duran but I'm not a big fan.

I went to the Barry White/Love Unlimited gig and met Madeline Bell there
If i recall right -  it rained and the stage was set up on the Witton Lane terraces

I was almost thrown out as I attempted to meet up with Barry in person (on stage) :)



Got me thinking I donít think Iíve ever been thrown out of the thousands of gigs Iíve been to.
I organised a couple of really amazing performances at the national mental health hospital here in Uganda.

https://twitter.com/purpletrousers/status/1485649897927979016?s=21

includes a link to the song that captivated me/got me into the musician. The first set was outdoors (itís damn hot here!) and of course loads of I presume student nurses gravitated at the back and were chit chatting away during breathtaking acoustic music that moved me to tears, well that and seeing some poor folk come alive and engage.
I did the challenging them thing after I ran out of dirty looks, then gave up and tried to focus on the positive.  I guess I couldnít really throw them out of their own hospital.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nev on January 26, 2022, 11:52:28 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/S70kt6R/bruce-springsteen-in-concert-villa-park-birmingham-tuesday-21st-june-ern5jw.jpg) (https://ibb.co/S70kt6R)

(https://i.ibb.co/82HgJ8s/bruce-springsteen-in-concert-villa-park-birmingham-tuesday-21st-june-ern36r.jpg) (https://ibb.co/82HgJ8s)


The audience at the Bruce Springsteen concert at VP, 1989.

It was 1988. June 21st and 22nd.

I went to the second night with Damo and even went to have a look at the stage being built in the days before hand, wandering around the ground with no one taking any notice.

Famously, the weather conditions meant that the bass notes could be heard all over Brum, I could hear the first night in my back garden in The Peoples Republic of Sheldon.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on January 26, 2022, 02:12:38 PM
Nev is the new Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on January 26, 2022, 02:16:20 PM
Nev is the new Doctor Who.

I wonder if he can confirm whether we'll have won the FA Cup again by then.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on January 26, 2022, 02:17:28 PM
Nev is the new Doctor Who.

I wonder if he can confirm whether we'll have won the FA Cup again by then.

DREAMER
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on January 26, 2022, 03:17:22 PM
Nev is the new Doctor Who.

I wonder if he can confirm whether we'll have won the FA Cup again by then.

Or if we live underwater.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT Villan on January 26, 2022, 04:42:03 PM
Or is this all a computer-simulation run by an omnipotent VAR ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: placeforparks on March 04, 2022, 04:26:45 PM
so cazoo are going to carry on sponsoring villa next season. the previous deal was 2 years and due to expire at the end of this season.

interestingly they are not going to continue sponsoring everton, and have signed deals to sponsor valencia and real sociedad next season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on March 04, 2022, 04:29:43 PM
Yay, we get some of the Bluenose money.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pat Mustard on March 04, 2022, 04:43:46 PM
so cazoo are going to carry on sponsoring villa next season. the previous deal was 2 years and due to expire at the end of this season.

interestingly they are not going to continue sponsoring everton, and have signed deals to sponsor valencia and real sociedad next season.

Pre-season trip to either of those sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on March 04, 2022, 05:55:21 PM
so cazoo are going to carry on sponsoring villa next season. the previous deal was 2 years and due to expire at the end of this season.

Good news, it's not a gambling firm and the logo is one of the less intrusive around.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 13, 2022, 03:20:17 PM
IIRC at VP

Bruce Springsteen
Duran Duran
Billy Graham
Rod Stewart supported by Belinda Carlisle
Take That with Robbie Wanker and supported by The Pet Shop Boys

This summer - Foo Fighters

You missed out the inaugural World Quizzing Championship in 2003. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Quizzing_Championship
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: The Left Side on April 14, 2022, 01:37:36 AM
Any word from the supporter's meeting with Purslow on next season's kit manufacturer? I hope it is not Castore, their range looks quite limited.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on April 14, 2022, 10:03:42 AM
Any word from the supporter's meeting with Purslow on next season's kit manufacturer? I hope it is not Castore, their range looks quite limited.
I think you're going to be dissapointed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on April 14, 2022, 10:38:27 AM
IIRC at VP

Bruce Springsteen
Duran Duran
Billy Graham
Rod Stewart supported by Belinda Carlisle
Take That with Robbie Wanker and supported by The Pet Shop Boys

This summer - Foo Fighters

You missed out the inaugural World Quizzing Championship in 2003. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Quizzing_Championship
English Subbuteo Championships (Midlands region) 1996.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on April 14, 2022, 12:16:02 PM
LUKE kits were absolutely fantastic along with the training and casual gear. I never buy official match shirts but actually did when they produced our jersey. The fans loved it so what do the club do get rid and bring in KAPPA now rumours of Castore. It's like they do it to wind us up , we all know a Luke/Adidas kit with 80s badge would sell in record numbers but they insist on poor quality brands and that horrendous current crest.

 A yellow lion on a Sky blue background? Looks blurred on Television and the lion looks like a depleated kitten.  Do the club EVER listen to the views of the supporters/customers ? Infuriating
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on April 14, 2022, 12:41:09 PM
LUKE kits were absolutely fantastic along with the training and casual gear. I never buy official match shirts but actually did when they produced our jersey. The fans loved it so what do the club do get rid and bring in KAPPA now rumours of Castore. It's like they do it to wind us up , we all know a Luke/Adidas kit with 80s badge would sell in record numbers but they insist on poor quality brands and that horrendous current crest.

 A yellow lion on a Sky blue background? Looks blurred on Television and the lion looks like a depleated kitten.  Do the club EVER listen to the views of the supporters/customers ? Infuriating


It is as always a commercial decision based on the greatest return for the club, same as with the sponsor that adorns it.

Luke was local and a great design but not at all known outside of the Midlands. I think i read somewhere that Nas's involvement at such a high level within Adidas means we will probably not have a kit of theirs whilst he is still around - not sure why but i'm sure someone like Red filth or Cite£ would get round that.

Then we have the colours and layout - not a great deal you can do with ours as if you asked 40,000 people they would give you 20,000 versions but most would remain traditional.

The third kit has become an abomination over recent years and we have done the 1982 versions to death

Its a difficult one to please us all
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on April 14, 2022, 12:43:47 PM
I don't understand why Sawiris having a small shareholding in Adidas would be a problem. He's not a majority shareholder, and we'd be small fry in terms of their global sales.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on April 14, 2022, 12:55:21 PM
Im not sure either but i deffo seen it written somewhere (might even of been on here) as a potential reason why we seemingly swerve Adidas
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on April 14, 2022, 12:59:35 PM
Adidas would certainly be my favoured kit supplier.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on April 14, 2022, 01:06:20 PM
It (a deal with Adidas) could be seen as a potential FFP dodge.  Or whatever the new strain is now.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 14, 2022, 01:10:38 PM
Interesting - to nerds like me at least - when we wore Le Coq shirts in 1982, they were a subsidiary of Adidas at the time. And Nike owned Umbro for a while.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on April 14, 2022, 01:19:45 PM
It (a deal with Adidas) could be seen as a potential FFP dodge.  Or whatever the new strain is now.

Highly unlikely, there'd be no reason for Adidas to do that. And even if they did, and it was, the Premier League just apply the Fair Value.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 14, 2022, 02:07:21 PM
I don't understand why Sawiris having a small shareholding in Adidas would be a problem. He's not a majority shareholder, and we'd be small fry in terms of their global sales.

I think I read he's the biggest shareholder in Adidas (6%) but also don't see why it would be an issue when you have Etihad and other Abu Dhabi entities sponsoring Citeh. Hopefully they're just waiting till we're in the CL before unleashing the Adidas kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on April 14, 2022, 02:23:32 PM
I understand Luke is not a known as Adidas but it's certainly growing. Has shops all over the UK and is distributed across Europe and further afield now.

Regardless of who makes it the 80s badge would be a big hit and massively improve sales.
I was hoping the new owners would bring the 80s crest back and our 'prepared' Moto would also return
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on April 14, 2022, 02:25:00 PM
Disclose it as a Related Parties transaction but with Sawiri's small shareholding, I don't think there would be any dis-allowing of the Adidas revenue in the accounts, if it was fair value as Risso says, would there?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 14, 2022, 02:26:36 PM
Regardless of who makes it the 80s badge would be a big hit and massively improve sales.
I was hoping the new owners would bring the 80s crest back and our 'prepared' Moto would also return

It's been discussed before (and I believe Dave W clarified it for us) but I don't think it's possible due to copyright issues.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: luke95 on April 14, 2022, 02:48:20 PM
LUKE kits were absolutely fantastic along with the training and casual gear. I never buy official match shirts but actually did when they produced our jersey. The fans loved it so what do the club do get rid and bring in KAPPA now rumours of Castore. It's like they do it to wind us up , we all know a Luke/Adidas kit with 80s badge would sell in record numbers but they insist on poor quality brands and that horrendous current crest.

 A yellow lion on a Sky blue background? Looks blurred on Television and the lion looks like a depleated kitten.  Do the club EVER listen to the views of the supporters/customers ? Infuriating


As much as I love the 70s/80s badge it belongs in the 70s/80s. Think the owners shouldve rebranded when we won promotion back to the Premier League though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on April 14, 2022, 05:33:48 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/5W9Qg21/FB-IMG-1649953862540.jpg) (https://ibb.co/d0cNw7f)
Still a thing of beauty
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on April 14, 2022, 08:12:51 PM
Adidas would certainly be my favoured kit supplier.

Puma did some wonderful ones a few years ago.
Not really kept up with their designs of late, though
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hillbilly on April 15, 2022, 06:04:51 AM
Umbro for me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 15, 2022, 06:55:06 AM
You can't beat Hummel
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on April 15, 2022, 07:19:30 AM
Interesting - to nerds like me at least - when we wore Le Coq shirts in 1982, they were a subsidiary of Adidas at the time. And Nike owned Umbro for a while.
I thought it was Adidas that owned Umbro for a time. Iíd love a nice smart Umbro kit like the one Burnley had a few seasons back.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 15, 2022, 09:45:36 AM
Nike bought and then sold Umbro.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on April 16, 2022, 11:49:49 AM
Adidas for me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on April 16, 2022, 12:02:52 PM
Umbro
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 16, 2022, 12:28:50 PM
Anyone but the murder-enabling Under Armour or Puma or the Jambo twat Luke, please.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on April 16, 2022, 02:10:55 PM
Why donít you like Luke CD?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: big 1st serve on April 16, 2022, 04:33:09 PM
 Henson anyone ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 16, 2022, 05:01:03 PM
Henson anyone ?

Don't be a muppet.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on April 16, 2022, 05:48:11 PM
Why donít you like Luke CD?

Didnít have blue sleeves last time, Iíd guess  ;D
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 16, 2022, 05:53:11 PM
Why donít you like Luke CD?

Didnít have blue sleeves last time, Iíd guess  ;D

Also I don't think he liked the claret. Too dark for him and too similar to the Jambos' maroon.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on April 16, 2022, 07:14:06 PM
Feel bad for saying it but I quite like West Ham's kit this season. Would love to see Villa back in Umbro.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on April 17, 2022, 10:03:05 AM
Quote
Feel bad for saying it but I quite like West Ham's kit this season


Reported!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on April 17, 2022, 10:41:04 AM
I don't like theirs. Their claret and blue seems off.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 17, 2022, 11:24:14 AM
I don't like theirs. Their claret and blue seems off.

Same here, Burnley have had a couple of decent (albeit plain) kits but never been very keen on West Ham's efforts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on April 17, 2022, 01:06:08 PM
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I don't like theirs. Their claret and blue seems off.

Same here, Burnley have had a couple of decent (albeit plain) kits but never been very keen on West Ham's efforts.

Agree on the home kits, but I have to admit that I always liked WHU away kit, all pale blue with the two claret hoops, late 60ís early 70ís
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on April 17, 2022, 01:22:59 PM
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I don't like theirs. Their claret and blue seems off.

Same here, Burnley have had a couple of decent (albeit plain) kits but never been very keen on West Ham's efforts.

Agree on the home kits, but I have to admit that I always liked WHU away kit, all pale blue with the two claret hoops, late 60ís early 70ís

Same here and they've gone back to it a few times e.g. in 1993 and 2001. Generally I don't like it (Villa or West Ham) when the light blue covers the shoulders although I could live with a Villa version of their 1980 home kit.
https://classicfootballshirtscollection.com/west-ham-retro-shirts/
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 09, 2022, 08:18:23 PM
Looks like they've been leaked:
https://twitter.com/1874dan/status/1523737197614043138


(https://i.ibb.co/tbqjtmF/2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tbqjtmF)

(https://i.ibb.co/K6630Pj/3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/K6630Pj)

(https://i.ibb.co/tHsWjRP/1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tHsWjRP)


https://twitter.com/amc89avfc/status/1523741060270559232
Goalkeepers

(https://i.ibb.co/Kzw7Q60/5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Kzw7Q60)

(https://i.ibb.co/QvsBwqq/4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QvsBwqq)

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 09, 2022, 08:22:42 PM
Plain but fine, let's hope Castore have upped their game on the quality control front.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 09, 2022, 08:23:49 PM
Be happy enough if it's those. I'd like a new (old) badge, but happy to wait until the 150th anniversary kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 09, 2022, 08:28:12 PM
Got to be honest, I'm not particularly impressed, doesn't look like any design work has gone into them at all.  But I guess they're traditional so...
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on May 09, 2022, 08:35:24 PM
The home looks fine to me, no complaints.

The away & 3rd look too much like off-the-shelf kits for my tastes. The sky blue one is reasonable enough but looks a bit like a Scunthorpe or Tranmere away shirt. Bot a fan of the black/yellow one at all.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 09, 2022, 08:37:45 PM
They'll do.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nii Lamptey on May 09, 2022, 08:44:01 PM
@Algy - Is it sky blue, or is it just the lighting and it's another white kit?

Plain enough designs for my liking, but they need to ditch this recent 'iron on transfer' marlarky - Looks like they've done it with the club badge too, which is unforgiveable!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on May 09, 2022, 08:44:13 PM
Thatís nice and simple and thatís how the home shirt should be.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 09, 2022, 08:44:57 PM
Thatís nice and simple and thatís how the home shirt should be.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 09, 2022, 08:45:56 PM
@Algy - Is it sky blue, or is it just the lighting and it's another white kit?

Looks like a white and gold frock to me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nii Lamptey on May 09, 2022, 08:47:35 PM
@Algy - Is it sky blue, or is it just the lighting and it's another white kit?

Looks like a white and gold frock to me.

😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 09, 2022, 08:49:15 PM
Home kit looks carbon copy of the first kappa effort in the first prem season. Not a bad thing though as I liked that one. The away that year was sky Bblue too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 09, 2022, 09:04:24 PM
I much prefer this seasons kits, and was never a fan of Kappa.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: JB1811 on May 09, 2022, 09:16:58 PM
the Away kit looks like a Pajama top!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on May 09, 2022, 09:18:06 PM
Amazingly for me, I don't mind all 3 shirts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 09, 2022, 09:22:45 PM
I'll be more concerned about who is wearing the kit and what they do in it next season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 09, 2022, 10:17:45 PM
I'll be more concerned about who is wearing the kit and what they do in it next season.
Well yes, but youíve clicked on a kit thread.  Youíd be best off on the Coutinho or transfer threads tbh
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 09, 2022, 10:18:57 PM
I'm quite happy to argue in all the threads.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 09, 2022, 10:25:53 PM
I'm quite happy to argue in all the threads.
Me too, but it would get pretty tedious if we all clicked on threads that donít interest us just to say Iím more interested in how the 1st team do on the pitch than this specific thread I have chosen to visit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 09, 2022, 10:41:06 PM
I'm going to say how much I hate Mrs Brown's Boys on the rugby union thread, just to stick it to The Man.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 09, 2022, 10:54:42 PM
I'm going to say how much I hate Mrs Brown's Boys on the rugby union thread, just to stick it to The Man.
In fairness I think itís reasonable to slate that tripe on any thread you choose.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 09, 2022, 11:15:37 PM
Meh. But the colours seem OK.


As for Mrs BB... Its offensive shite and I genuinely don't understand how anyone could think my licence fee should go towards making it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 10, 2022, 12:36:59 AM
I'll be more concerned about who is wearing the kit and what they do in it next season.
Well yes, but youíve clicked on a kit thread.  Youíd be best off on the Coutinho or transfer threads tbh

I mentioned the kit in my post so it deserves to be here. Thanks though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Oklahoma on May 10, 2022, 01:35:48 AM
The entire design process, for all 5 shirts, must have taken the crack Castore designers most of the afternoon.

Letís hope they are paying us a fortune & we improve sufficiently to get a big boy supplier next.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT Villan on May 10, 2022, 01:38:48 AM
The green one looks like a cheap plastic shopping bag.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on May 10, 2022, 08:09:14 AM
Iíve never heard of Castore. Iíd never heard of Henson either, and wish I still hadnít.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 10, 2022, 08:11:21 AM
The entire design process, for all 5 shirts, must have taken the crack Castore designers most of the afternoon.

Letís hope they are paying us a fortune & we improve sufficiently to get a big boy supplier next.

Not if they're going to treat us as shabbily as the last time we had "a big boy supplier", thanks.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 10, 2022, 08:30:46 AM
I like them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 10, 2022, 08:45:56 AM
I like those kits, especially the home. Nice, simple, classic villa kit.

I haven't liked the kits over the years that add in bells and whistles- the nike chequered squares, the awful Diadora pink effort, some of the mid-late 80s efforts just aren't villa kits for me, not a huge fan of the striped  home ones. I only like the 1994 kit because we won something in it and I only like the Luke kit because we got promoted in it (I didn't like it at first as it was our third year in Division 2 and seemed like a throwback to the aforementioned terrible 80s kits).

Edit, I do miss the days of having a kit for two seasons- 1995-97 being the last kit we had for two seasons in a row.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Proposition Joe on May 10, 2022, 09:01:44 AM
The green one looks like a cheap plastic shopping bag.

Interesting you see a green one. I see blue, black/yellow, claret and blue then the two goalie kits, orange and yellow. Have we our own "what colour is the dress?" kit?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villafirst on May 10, 2022, 09:10:42 AM
I'd like to see an Adidas or Puma design. Castore? Never heard of them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Bad English on May 10, 2022, 09:24:05 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/nwc5dp8/1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tHsWjRP)
This looks like the result of your nan's kitchen smock having sex with a drayman's apron.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 10, 2022, 09:50:13 AM
Iíve never heard of Castore. Iíd never heard of Henson either, and wish I still hadnít.

In fairness, he did a good job with the Muppets, and we played like them when we wore it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 10, 2022, 09:54:01 AM
I'd be happy if they wore the same shirt for 10 years, as long as it's a claret body with blue arms and the socks are blue. Any changes in the sock colour almost always means a season of struggle ahead.

Not a fan of the sky blue away top though, it's a bit too West Hammy
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 10, 2022, 09:55:33 AM
If that is the home shirt , it gets my vote.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 10, 2022, 10:31:51 AM
Iíve never heard of Castore. Iíd never heard of Henson either, and wish I still hadnít.

In fairness, he did a good job with the Muppets, and we played like them when we wore it.

Now I've got the theme tune going round in my head. Bastard.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on May 10, 2022, 12:13:38 PM
Looks like the type of gear you would find in Matalan - cheap, nasty and not at all classy - the Castore badge looks naff
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 10, 2022, 12:20:20 PM
The home shirt does at least look like a Villa shirt, but as Clive says it does look a bit cheap and nasty. Not much thought seems to have gone into it, but then the whole Castore setup seems a bit suspect to me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 10, 2022, 12:23:51 PM
The home shirt does at least look like a Villa shirt, but as Clive says it does look a bit cheap and nasty. Not much thought seems to have gone into it, but then the whole Castore setup seems a bit suspect to me.

Agree with this.

Having said that, it's just a snapshot in poor lighting rather than a marketing shot showing it off at it's best.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on May 10, 2022, 12:33:30 PM
I understand Castore have a got a shop at the new outlet place at Cannock so might be some cheap deals there for those that buy replica shirts?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on May 10, 2022, 12:41:04 PM
They have ^. I popped in a while back. Seemed decent stuff and maybe aimed at the under armour market
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on May 10, 2022, 01:22:51 PM
https://twitter.com/jd_designs1/status/1511759997696421895?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511759997696421895%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Ffootball-news%2Faston-villa-castore-new-kit-23620043

They are certainly better than these monstrosities - fuck me they are awful
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 10, 2022, 01:38:48 PM
The white one is quite stylish. The others, not so much.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 10, 2022, 01:48:59 PM
https://twitter.com/jd_designs1/status/1511759997696421895?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511759997696421895%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Ffootball-news%2Faston-villa-castore-new-kit-23620043

They are certainly better than these monstrosities - fuck me they are awful
Shocking
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on May 10, 2022, 03:09:47 PM
The home shirt does at least look like a Villa shirt, but as Clive says it does look a bit cheap and nasty. Not much thought seems to have gone into it, but then the whole Castore setup seems a bit suspect to me.


Having said that, it's just a snapshot in poor lighting rather than a marketing shot showing it off at it's best.
Fair comment Drummond - however just looked up the owners of Castore Sports - Tom and Phil Beahon two brothers from Liverpool looking to dominate the sports market with the support of Moshin and Zuber Issa who recently attempted to rescue McColls
Agree with this.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT Villan on May 10, 2022, 03:30:35 PM
The green one looks like a cheap plastic shopping bag.

Interesting you see a green one. I see blue, black/yellow, claret and blue then the two goalie kits, orange and yellow. Have we our own "what colour is the dress?" kit?

Well I am a bit color-blind so that could be the problem - the second one still looks like a cheap plastic bag though :)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on May 10, 2022, 03:55:41 PM
Not particularly impressed if these are the final designs, and donít like this Castore brand. Home shirt looks like it has feint chevron line detail? Donít like either the away or third kits at all, however Iím sure theyíll look better on the players than just photos of shirts lay flat. Itís been years since I bought an official shirt so hopefully theyíll be some decent training/casual wearÖif not, Iíll stick to my claret polos and hoody.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 10, 2022, 04:04:16 PM
https://twitter.com/jd_designs1/status/1511759997696421895?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511759997696421895%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Ffootball-news%2Faston-villa-castore-new-kit-23620043

They are certainly better than these monstrosities - fuck me they are awful

Nothing like bringing back the yellow Henson kit that represented the fall from grace of European champions within 5 years.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: DC1874 on May 10, 2022, 04:26:15 PM
These don't seem too bad!

https://www.footyheadlines.com/2022/05/aston-villa-22-23-home-away-third-kits.html


Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on May 10, 2022, 04:51:58 PM
These don't seem too bad!

https://www.footyheadlines.com/2022/05/aston-villa-22-23-home-away-third-kits.html

If those shirts turn out to be legitimate I can't be mad at all. I'm a sucker for a black kit.

I'll gladly buy one once I hear decent things about the quality.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 10, 2022, 05:07:58 PM
https://twitter.com/jd_designs1/status/1511759997696421895?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511759997696421895%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Ffootball-news%2Faston-villa-castore-new-kit-23620043

They are certainly better than these monstrosities - fuck me they are awful

Nothing like bringing back the yellow Henson kit that represented the fall from grace of European champions within 5 years.

You know. I mean, I did wear the full version of it almost solidly for two weeks in Estartit in Spain in the summer of 1987, but I was 10 and knew no better.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Oklahoma on May 10, 2022, 06:51:49 PM
The entire design process, for all 5 shirts, must have taken the crack Castore designers most of the afternoon.

Letís hope they are paying us a fortune & we improve sufficiently to get a big boy supplier next.

Not if they're going to treat us as shabbily as the last time we had "a big boy supplier", thanks.


Which is why we need to improve, so they treat us better.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: The Man With A Stick on May 10, 2022, 07:34:18 PM
https://twitter.com/jd_designs1/status/1511759997696421895?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511759997696421895%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Ffootball-news%2Faston-villa-castore-new-kit-23620043

They are certainly better than these monstrosities - fuck me they are awful

Christ on the flippin' cross.  People have a meltdown when we have a striped home kit every twenty years, imagine the reaction if they ran out looking like Wycombe fucking Wanderers.  And yeah, a Henson-retro effort aimed at all those lamenting the glory days of Paul Kerr and David Norton.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 13, 2022, 02:03:42 PM
If you're not keen on our kits there's always someone worse off. Thought the Yanited kit this season was a fairly nice, clean design but next season's is honking. https://imgur.com/a/pLVxs4G/
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 13, 2022, 02:05:18 PM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 13, 2022, 02:06:39 PM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440
Shame they donít put a surgical saw logo on it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ad@m on May 13, 2022, 02:31:55 PM
If you're not keen on our kits there's always someone worse off. Thought the Yanited kit this season was a fairly nice, clean design but next season's is honking. https://imgur.com/a/pLVxs4G/

Blimey - 1991 called, they want their shirt back.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on May 13, 2022, 03:01:22 PM
Looks like the type of gear you would find in Matalan - cheap, nasty and not at all classy - the Castore badge looks naff
Had a conversation with my partner earlier, I'd "justified" buying this season's Villa kit for my little boys on the basis that next season's kit will be (a) more expensive and (b) lower quality. She asked if it was worth going down the route of acquiring a knock off shirt off the internet, and wondered if it'd likely to be better quality than the official kit. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeonW on May 14, 2022, 06:32:11 AM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440

Thatís got to be a wind up, surely? That canít be true.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Steve67 on May 14, 2022, 06:50:02 AM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440

Thatís got to be a wind up, surely? That canít be true.

Eek!  Thatís hideous.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 14, 2022, 08:45:11 AM
Think the sleeves need some sort of edging on
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 14, 2022, 08:45:28 AM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440

Thatís got to be a wind up, surely? That canít be true.

The fact that they've appointed the CEO of Golf Saudi to their board suggests otherwise. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/61433365

The shirt itself isn't bad, it's the Saudi sportswashing connection that's so distasteful.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 14, 2022, 08:46:04 AM
https://twitter.com/jd_designs1/status/1511759997696421895?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511759997696421895%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Ffootball-news%2Faston-villa-castore-new-kit-23620043

They are certainly better than these monstrosities - fuck me they are awful

Christ on the flippin' cross.  People have a meltdown when we have a striped home kit every twenty years, imagine the reaction if they ran out looking like Wycombe fucking Wanderers.  And yeah, a Henson-retro effort aimed at all those lamenting the glory days of Paul Kerr and David Norton.
I like the yellow one
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: bez on May 14, 2022, 08:47:53 AM
Looks like the type of gear you would find in Matalan - cheap, nasty and not at all classy - the Castore badge looks naff
Had a conversation with my partner earlier, I'd "justified" buying this season's Villa kit for my little boys on the basis that next season's kit will be (a) more expensive and (b) lower quality. She asked if it was worth going down the route of acquiring a knock off shirt off the internet, and wondered if it'd likely to be better quality than the official kit. Any ideas?

I bought home and away shirts for my 7 year old a few months back, along with a couple of others thrown in for good measure (Dortmund home, PSG away). All 4 came with shorts included (no socks though weirdly) and for a couple of dollars more came with names, numbers and appropriate patches.

With the added cost of having stuff delivered to Australia it was great value, cost about AU$100 (GBP57) The PSG and Dortmund stuff was bang on, I honestly couldn't tell them apart from the real thing.

The home kit had a couple of negatives (claret was a bit off, badge a bit different) but for the money and wear it gets it was a steal. All the boy wants to wear is football kits, so will be stocking up once all the new stuff comes up.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 14, 2022, 08:59:30 AM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 14, 2022, 09:02:10 AM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions

Seconded.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on May 14, 2022, 10:13:47 AM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions

Seconded.

Probably a victim of the 'progression' into players all wearing athletic base layers instead.

I don't mind the Castore leaks, plus they always look better when officially released and modelled as fitted etc. Kit designs in general have taken a strange turn in recent years, but then with every passing year I'm that little further away from the 'kids' who are more the target audience.

Quick one on that NUFC leak; surely white as a change option to white/black isn't really the idea (allowed)?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 14, 2022, 10:54:49 AM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions

I noticed a few players wearing long sleeves shirts this season. A few Celtic players in particular
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on May 14, 2022, 11:03:48 AM
I read that Newcastle Saudi kit stuff in the Graun. Reckon itís bollocks. I think theyíve been duped with that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hillbilly on May 14, 2022, 11:08:08 AM

Quick one on that NUFC leak; surely white as a change option to white/black isn't really the idea (allowed)?
If you think thatís off wait until you hear about Collingwood aussie rules club. They play in black and white stripes and are so precious about it that when asked to do an away strip came back with white and black stripes. And the league rolled over. And Collingwood and the AFL wonder why everyone hates them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 14, 2022, 01:23:28 PM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions

I noticed a few players wearing long sleeves shirts this season. A few Celtic players in particular

I love a long sleeve.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 14, 2022, 01:29:13 PM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions

I noticed a few players wearing long sleeves shirts this season. A few Celtic players in particular

Very nice, promising news!

Same as Drummond said, I love a long sleeve, too. A few favourites include the 95-96 home, 2009-10 white away, and 2000-01 black away.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeonW on May 14, 2022, 05:08:07 PM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440

Thatís got to be a wind up, surely? That canít be true.

The fact that they've appointed the CEO of Golf Saudi to their board suggests otherwise. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/61433365

The shirt itself isn't bad, it's the Saudi sportswashing connection that's so distasteful.

Just seen that. Wow. Maybe Greg Norman will be joining in some capacity soon. Seeing some of the Newcastle fans online justifying it is even more sickening.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rich6by7 on May 14, 2022, 05:41:52 PM
Quite like those leaked designs; I think they highlight how much better the current badge looks in two colours as opposed to three.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 17, 2022, 04:35:05 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 17, 2022, 04:36:53 PM
Then there's Newcastle who have gone all in on the Saudi connection. https://twitter.com/NUFC_SSFC/status/1524864268067389440
Sort of kit I would chop me hand off to get😟
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on May 17, 2022, 05:11:06 PM
I just want the return of long sleeve versions

I noticed a few players wearing long sleeves shirts this season. A few Celtic players in particular

I love a long sleeve.

I always buy a longsleeve when available, that's why NIKE was great.. disappointed over the last few years with the option completely gone, even for the players.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 17, 2022, 07:55:11 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)


absolutely screams chav
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 17, 2022, 07:57:49 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)


absolutely screams chav


not the friendliest looks is it , but use what you have
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 17, 2022, 08:02:42 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)


absolutely screams chav


not the friendliest looks is it , but use what you have

Is Foden trying to be Liam Gallagher?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 17, 2022, 08:08:22 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)


absolutely screams chav


not the friendliest looks is it , but use what you have

Is Foden trying to be Liam Gallagher?


rock and roll init
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on May 17, 2022, 08:11:19 PM
so cringe.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on May 17, 2022, 08:37:58 PM
I like the Dave Hill tribute by the one on the right.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: UK Redsox on May 17, 2022, 09:27:11 PM
If you want to see a shit kit, check out the New England ODI shirt

https://shop.ecb.co.uk/collections/odi
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 17, 2022, 10:10:18 PM
If you want to see a shit kit, check out the New England ODI shirt

https://shop.ecb.co.uk/collections/odi

It's made more bearable by the fact that cricket is SHIT though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 18, 2022, 09:01:37 AM
If you want to see a shit kit, check out the New England ODI shirt

https://shop.ecb.co.uk/collections/odi

They've started playing cricket in Maine?!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: sid1964 on May 18, 2022, 09:35:17 AM
£60.00 for the privilege of wearing a replica shirt!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 18, 2022, 10:08:58 AM
If you want to see a shit kit, check out the New England ODI shirt

https://shop.ecb.co.uk/collections/odi

They've started playing cricket in Maine?!

I think the new shirt is bostin.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dave P on May 18, 2022, 11:35:51 AM
If you want to see a shit kit, check out the New England ODI shirt

https://shop.ecb.co.uk/collections/odi

That is shit.  *Checks who makes it*.  Oh bollocks!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 18, 2022, 11:41:53 AM
If you want to see a shit kit, check out the New England ODI shirt

https://shop.ecb.co.uk/collections/odi

That is shit.  *Checks who makes it*.  Oh bollocks!


It looks all a bit Coventry  city
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 18, 2022, 01:19:31 PM
Trouble is with our kit releases they are never early they are so late the season as kicked off before they come out.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on May 18, 2022, 06:41:27 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/QrXX3Cc/Screenshot-20220518-183703-Facebook.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QrXX3Cc)

quick image upload (https://imgbb.com/)
I just want the return of long sleeve versions
Castore have long sleeve Rangers shirts for next season, so fingers crossed
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 18, 2022, 06:45:24 PM
Oh, I wonder how they came up with that colour?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 18, 2022, 06:57:41 PM
Oh, I wonder how they came up with that colour?

Must be Seville orange.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on May 18, 2022, 07:00:50 PM
Oh, I wonder how they came up with that colour?
The pantone name is pish
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on May 19, 2022, 01:03:59 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)


absolutely screams chav


not the friendliest looks is it , but use what you have

Is Foden trying to be Liam Gallagher?


rock and roll init

If Foden was not a very talented footballer he would be selling crack for a living - chav indeed
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 19, 2022, 03:49:00 PM
Totally vomit inducing.

(https://i.ibb.co/sRLd50T/E232905-C-866-C-420-B-89-A9-AA03-C172-CF89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sRLd50T)


absolutely screams chav


not the friendliest looks is it , but use what you have

Is Foden trying to be Liam Gallagher?


rock and roll init

If Foden was not a very talented footballer he would be selling crack for a living - chav indeed

LOL
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: DC1874 on May 19, 2022, 04:41:02 PM
My eyes!!!


(https://i.ibb.co/0Yr6DWd/Eeerggh.png) (https://ibb.co/0Yr6DWd)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 19, 2022, 05:00:59 PM
I like the hammer and sickle. They're not the first club I associate with the Marxist struggle, admittedly.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 19, 2022, 11:31:46 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/QrXX3Cc/Screenshot-20220518-183703-Facebook.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QrXX3Cc)

quick image upload (https://imgbb.com/)
I just want the return of long sleeve versions
Castore have long sleeve Rangers shirts for next season, so fingers crossed

Thank you for that!

£70?!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 23, 2022, 03:23:56 PM
Bit off topic but I noticed hundreds ( thousands maybe) of Man City fans yesterday were already wearing next seasonís kit. No idea why we never manage to get ours ready and in the shops so early? Not that Iím a kit wearer so I donít know why it annoys me so muchÖ.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 23, 2022, 03:39:26 PM
Bit off topic but I noticed hundreds ( thousands maybe) of Man City fans yesterday were already wearing next seasonís kit. No idea why we never manage to get ours ready and in the shops so early? Not that Iím a kit wearer so I donít know why it annoys me so muchÖ.

I suppose we can't announce ours until the contract with Kappa expires.

We've got Castore though haven't we? Another three years of shite.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 23, 2022, 04:26:54 PM
I picked up this years away for £15 last week.  Don't tend to buy modern kits but it is a great design and I love the nod to 82.  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 23, 2022, 05:10:08 PM
I picked up this years away for £15 last week.  Don't tend to buy modern kits but it is a great design and I love the nod to 82.  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.

4xl for me.

15 quid is decent tbh. It's pretty good quality and fit too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Clampy on May 23, 2022, 05:12:36 PM
I picked up this years away for £15 last week.  Don't tend to buy modern kits but it is a great design and I love the nod to 82.  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.

4xl for me.

15 quid is decent tbh. It's pretty good quality and fit too.

I went for a large in the blue one and that was tight on me. The x large looked enormous.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 23, 2022, 05:25:16 PM
I picked up this years away for £15 last week.  Don't tend to buy modern kits but it is a great design and I love the nod to 82.  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.

4xl for me.

15 quid is decent tbh. It's pretty good quality and fit too.

I went for a large in the blue one and that was tight on me. The x large looked enormous.
Large?  You must be the size of a jockey

The XL looked tiny.  Unfortunately.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on May 23, 2022, 05:56:12 PM
never buy them but for £15 i am tempted

what size would I need if i'm usually XL
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 23, 2022, 06:04:11 PM
I picked up this years away for £15 last week.  Don't tend to buy modern kits but it is a great design and I love the nod to 82.  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.

4xl for me.

15 quid is decent tbh. It's pretty good quality and fit too.

I went for a large in the blue one and that was tight on me. The x large looked enormous.
Large?  You must be the size of a jockey

The XL looked tiny.  Unfortunately.

Haha I'm glad someone else said it.

Flintstone, I'd go at least one size up and very likely two sizes.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 23, 2022, 06:12:26 PM
If he's as loose with his shirts as he is with the truth I'd say a 4XL.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on May 23, 2022, 09:16:17 PM
If he's as loose with his shirts as he is with the truth I'd say a 4XL.

He'll be unhappy regardless.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nii Lamptey on May 23, 2022, 09:22:38 PM
never buy them but for £15 i am tempted

what size would I need if i'm usually XL

Save your money 5toner, you'll need it for your season ticket renewal!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on May 23, 2022, 10:38:24 PM
Are these £15 shirts only available online or down at the shop too? For £15 Iíd definitely pop down to VP, try them on and buy the white shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 23, 2022, 10:40:19 PM
Online by the looks of it...

https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-football-kits/t-31876437+d-3405109404+z-96-4265943694?cs=14
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 24, 2022, 11:15:32 AM
Any idea when the new kit will be revealed?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 24, 2022, 11:26:56 AM
Any idea when the new kit will be revealed?

Soon, with it available to buy sometime after Christmas.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 24, 2022, 12:27:18 PM
I'm guessing in line with player contracts, the kit deals will likely run until the end of June?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 24, 2022, 01:13:48 PM
I'm guessing in line with player contracts, the kit deals will likely run until the end of June?

Don't see why that needs to be the case, if Man City were playing in their new kits on Sunday.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Martin Carruthers on May 24, 2022, 01:14:28 PM
I'm guessing in line with player contracts, the kit deals will likely run until the end of June?

Don't see why that needs to be the case, if Man City were playing in their new kits on Sunday.

They haven't changed provider though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 24, 2022, 01:43:00 PM
never buy them but for £15 i am tempted

what size would I need if i'm usually XL
xxl if you like it snug, xxxl if you like it a bit roomier.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 24, 2022, 02:01:05 PM
I'm guessing in line with player contracts, the kit deals will likely run until the end of June?

Don't see why that needs to be the case, if Man City were playing in their new kits on Sunday.

They haven't changed provider though.

And they weren't in their new kit. There was a bee emblem, the same as Man Utd in solidarity for the Arena attacks.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on May 24, 2022, 03:00:09 PM
Doesn't matter if we change provider or not, we are always late to release ours, and often sell out of kids sizes nicely in time for Christmas.  It's what we do.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on May 24, 2022, 03:52:51 PM
Thanks , xxxl it is then.
Never thought I'd be buying that size
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 24, 2022, 03:53:39 PM
Disgrace!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: CT Villan on May 24, 2022, 04:04:36 PM
Sounds like Asian sizing on AliExpress...

(https://alixblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/size-women-men-conversion-chart-china-us-canada-europe-australia-new-zealand-africa-uk-aliexpress.jpg)

Don't take this as gospel !
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 24, 2022, 04:55:12 PM
So UK men's sizes in shirts are actually women's sizes? Fuck me, don't be telling luke:lamf
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on May 24, 2022, 05:01:54 PM
So UK men's sizes in shirts are actually women's sizes? Fuck me, don't be telling luke:lamf

Hahahaha!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Bad English on May 24, 2022, 05:31:51 PM
  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.
I had to have a 3XL. Then again I'm a fat-gutted bastard.

I've been telling SWMBO that the sizing is crazy on any item I buy these days
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 24, 2022, 05:33:40 PM
You could order a small circus tent if it makes you feel better
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 24, 2022, 06:22:02 PM
  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.
I had to have a 3XL. Then again I'm a fat-gutted bastard.

I've been telling SWMBO that the sizing is crazy on any item I buy these days

Supposed Woman/Man But Out?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Tuscans on May 25, 2022, 10:16:15 AM
(http://)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 25, 2022, 10:32:30 AM
(http://)

Fuck off no way?!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 25, 2022, 12:43:26 PM
(http://)
There is nothing there.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 25, 2022, 01:03:15 PM
(http://)



i bloody love it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 25, 2022, 01:07:26 PM
Did you pretend to be a weaver using the finest threads that only stupid people canít see them. Emperor Mings will look great in that kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dazvillain on May 25, 2022, 01:25:28 PM
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-new-castore-kits-24055710

If these are those to be released, they look a bit plain in design for me ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 25, 2022, 01:28:24 PM
(http://)
There is nothing there.

You have to hold it under a UV light and say ninety-eight Hail Marys.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 25, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-new-castore-kits-24055710

If these are those to be released, they look a bit plain in design for me ?

Blue sleeves, they'll do for me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 25, 2022, 01:31:39 PM
If that is the Home shirt then great.
Simple, colours seem ok and no stupid trimmings
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 25, 2022, 01:35:41 PM
Yup, same reaction as before, plain but fine. The away kit, if not exactly original, is growing on me.

They're the sort of plain kits that would look horrendous with a Chinese gambling firm's logo on the front so we're fortunate to have Cazoo as sponsors as their logo is pretty unobtrusive.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 25, 2022, 01:46:44 PM
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-new-castore-kits-24055710

If these are those to be released, they look a bit plain in design for me ?

Plain is better than some of the awful designs we have had over the years
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on May 25, 2022, 03:16:29 PM
Castore ones if genuine look really cheap and nasty.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on May 25, 2022, 03:41:47 PM
Castore doing the cricket
https://twitter.com/mufaddal_vohra/status/1529388511165485056?t=tfjUjxTfboY7tlsLjYssgw&s=19
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 25, 2022, 03:46:07 PM
Castore doing the cricket
https://twitter.com/mufaddal_vohra/status/1529388511165485056?t=tfjUjxTfboY7tlsLjYssgw&s=19

That's one of their better ones tbf.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 25, 2022, 06:13:48 PM
Castore ones if genuine look really cheap and nasty.

Woah! This isn't like you! Everything okay?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: rooboy316 on May 26, 2022, 12:19:16 PM
Castore doing the cricket
https://twitter.com/mufaddal_vohra/status/1529388511165485056?t=tfjUjxTfboY7tlsLjYssgw&s=19

That's one of their better ones tbf.
Iíd hate to be the kit manufacturer who stuffed up the brief of Ďwe need something with white sleeves, a white body and white pants.í
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on May 26, 2022, 12:21:25 PM
'That's the wrong shade of white' etc etc
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on May 26, 2022, 01:16:46 PM
They look good to me. Remind me of the 32Red shirts a bit. We'll all love these forever when we win the FA Cup again in them.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 26, 2022, 03:29:16 PM
Castore doing the cricket
https://twitter.com/mufaddal_vohra/status/1529388511165485056?t=tfjUjxTfboY7tlsLjYssgw&s=19

That's one of their better ones tbf.
Iíd hate to be the kit manufacturer who stuffed up the brief of Ďwe need something with white sleeves, a white body and white pants.í
Itís not easy as Aussies ask for invisible abrasive strips to be part of pants.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: tomd2103 on May 26, 2022, 03:43:32 PM
'That's the wrong shade of white' etc etc

True in this case though!!  Cricket 'whites' should be more of an ecru colour really.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on May 27, 2022, 10:19:03 AM
I've not been a fan of Nike kits in recent years, but it looks like they've done a good job with the women's Euro kits.
(Slightly off topic, sorry for any offence caused).

(https://i.ibb.co/mC07rTP/Screenshot-2022-05-27-101703.png) (https://ibb.co/mC07rTP)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 27, 2022, 12:45:34 PM
I've not been a fan of Nike kits in recent years, but it looks like they've done a good job with the women's Euro kits.

Nice but isn't the away kit well, a bit Dutch looking rather than English?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 27, 2022, 12:59:50 PM
I've not been a fan of Nike kits in recent years, but it looks like they've done a good job with the women's Euro kits.

Nice but isn't the away kit well, a bit Dutch looking rather than English?

yes i thought that , but isnt a salmon pink
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Havencheese on May 27, 2022, 01:11:38 PM
Castore doing the cricket
https://twitter.com/mufaddal_vohra/status/1529388511165485056?t=tfjUjxTfboY7tlsLjYssgw&s=19

That's one of their better ones tbf.
Iíd hate to be the kit manufacturer who stuffed up the brief of Ďwe need something with white sleeves, a white body and white pants.í
Itís not easy as Aussies ask for invisible abrasive strips to be part of pants.
A slick, more modern and streamlined version of Atherton's sleight of hand.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: tomd2103 on May 27, 2022, 02:08:58 PM
Castore doing the cricket
https://twitter.com/mufaddal_vohra/status/1529388511165485056?t=tfjUjxTfboY7tlsLjYssgw&s=19

That's one of their better ones tbf.
Iíd hate to be the kit manufacturer who stuffed up the brief of Ďwe need something with white sleeves, a white body and white pants.í
Itís not easy as Aussies ask for invisible abrasive strips to be part of pants.
A slick, more modern and streamlined version of Atherton's sleight of hand.

Not equivalent at all!!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on May 27, 2022, 02:19:41 PM
I've not been a fan of Nike kits in recent years, but it looks like they've done a good job with the women's Euro kits.

Nice but isn't the away kit well, a bit Dutch looking rather than English?

It is indeed, I meant more in general terms that they are nice clean kits. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: aldridgeboy on May 28, 2022, 11:04:40 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/wJchpqw/3-EFA5-AA5-889-C-4-C3-C-9167-900-EEAEA70-E3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wJchpqw)

(https://i.ibb.co/2tyPzZm/FA4-FBA55-3-E1-C-46-BC-8-D48-F5022-FD19-B54.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2tyPzZm)


Some more images of this today on Twitter. Looks like this is the home kit. I really like it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 28, 2022, 12:37:26 PM
I really like it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on May 28, 2022, 01:27:54 PM
That is the best shirt since Luke IMO
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on May 28, 2022, 01:31:22 PM
Looks nice, I prefer the away kit, but if they're going to have iron on stickers for the crest, they will look cheap,  my money will then be staying in my bank.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 28, 2022, 01:32:59 PM
Might be the lighting but both the claret and light blue should be a bit darker. Like Si prefer the away ki.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on May 28, 2022, 03:37:13 PM
Whatever the new kit looks like, it would be good to be able to buy a long-sleeve version. UTV.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 28, 2022, 04:47:48 PM
That is the best shirt since Luke IMO

Right, you're going on the list.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 28, 2022, 04:48:23 PM
UPDATED

I think on some of the less important threads, such as those discussing politics or the imminent nuclear apocalypse set to destroy us all, a bit of debate is to be welcomed.

However, for something as important as next season's desired costume, we really need to root out the evildoers and purify the thread. I would urge our esteemed moderators to look at the lists which I have helpfully compiled, below.

I'm not suggesting that the posters in the degenerates list should all be banned. That said, I'm not suggesting that they shouldn't be banned, either.

Decent, upstanding pillars of the community

cdbearsfan
dave.woodhall
Sexual Ealing
ChicagoLion
Chris Harte
Deano's Mullet
Villan82
Risso

Wrong 'uns, bounders and ne'er-do-wells

chrisw
algy
VILLA MOLE
nigel
Brazilian Villain
edgysatsuma89
Pete3206

Now, I don't want to have to add to the list of debauchees above. So please can posters tread carefully before expressing any form of approval for yoghurt adverts, the Hodge monstrosity or the Hearts nonsense we wore a few years ago in the Second Division.

Hopefully this will create a more pleasant forum experience for the decent folk among us.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on May 28, 2022, 05:52:50 PM
Whatever the new kit looks like, it would be good to be able to buy a long-sleeve version. UTV.

I think youíll have your wish granted
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 28, 2022, 06:51:13 PM
If say that the Reebok AST kit is my favourite of all time, which of the above lists does that get me on?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: OCD on May 28, 2022, 07:02:27 PM
The home kit should never be difficult to do a decent job of. For the away kit, I tend to like the black kits they do so I prefer the third kit over the away kit. With Burnley down that's one less time we can wear the third kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 28, 2022, 09:10:14 PM
If say that the Reebok AST kit is my favourite of all time, which of the above lists does that get me on?

Claret shirt, blue sleeves. You're fine.

List updated!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 28, 2022, 10:53:27 PM
UPDATED

I think on some of the less important threads, such as those discussing politics or the imminent nuclear apocalypse set to destroy us all, a bit of debate is to be welcomed.

However, for something as important as next season's desired costume, we really need to root out the evildoers and purify the thread. I would urge our esteemed moderators to look at the lists which I have helpfully compiled, below.

I'm not suggesting that the posters in the degenerates list should all be banned. That said, I'm not suggesting that they shouldn't be banned, either.

Decent, upstanding pillars of the community

cdbearsfan
dave.woodhall
Sexual Ealing
ChicagoLion
Chris Harte
Deano's Mullet
Villan82
Risso

Wrong 'uns, bounders and ne'er-do-wells

chrisw
algy
VILLA MOLE
nigel
Brazilian Villain
edgysatsuma89
Pete3206

Now, I don't want to have to add to the list of debauchees above. So please can posters tread carefully before expressing any form of approval for yoghurt adverts, the Hodge monstrosity or the Hearts nonsense we wore a few years ago in the Second Division.

Hopefully this will create a more pleasant forum experience for the decent folk among us.


Risso. Upstanding pillar of the community. Comedy hour.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 28, 2022, 10:58:16 PM
He's probably even surprised himself. This is the biggest shock since the time Stephen Ireland was voted Player of the Year.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on May 28, 2022, 11:50:20 PM
I'm finally on a list! Fuck yeah.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 29, 2022, 12:35:35 AM
I really love the new kit I will buy it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 12:38:15 AM
I'm finally on a list! Fuck yeah.

And, on the right list! Disappointed for Risso though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on May 29, 2022, 01:01:24 AM
If say that the Reebok AST kit is my favourite of all time, which of the above lists does that get me on?

Claret shirt, blue sleeves. You're fine.

List updated!

I agree with Risso, '95-'96 was my first and favourite kit. Can I be added to a list as well, please?

I don't mind which, just don't want it to be like picking teams in PE, having to wait until the two captains move on from looking for good players to thinking 'well, he looks strong without being too fat, so we can probably stick him at right back'.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 03:15:23 AM
I really liked the Luke away kit. Does that put me on that bad list CD :) ?

Same as Risso and Rory, the 95-96 home is my favourite ever!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on May 29, 2022, 04:29:44 AM
I really liked the Luke away kit. Does that put me on that bad list CD :) ?

Same as Risso and Rory, the 95-96 home is my favourite ever!

Good man 😁
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dave P on May 29, 2022, 06:31:42 AM
95/96 was the last home kit we kept for 2 seasons. I remember being on holiday in Dawlish as a 14 year old on the day it come out and managing to find a tiny sports shop in Torquay that sold it. My god I looked the business in the club on the holiday park that night!  I agree that is the best kit ever.

I probably had Reebok trainers too and a Ciro Citterio or Sweater Shop jumper if I got a bit cold.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 29, 2022, 09:43:37 AM
The best kits we've had were when we went back to Umbro in 1990, both were magnificent. I also have love for the first Nike kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on May 29, 2022, 09:56:11 AM
Those Umbro early 90s kits were lovely. Apart of course from the yellow monstrosity Ellis foisted on us in the 91/92 season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 10:01:43 AM
The best kits we've had were when we went back to Umbro in 1990, both were magnificent. I also have love for the first Nike kits.

Yup, loved those especially the 92-93 'laces' effort, much better some abominations we had in the 80s. Also the 'Collymore' shirt in 97-98 which is the only away kit I've ever bought.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 29, 2022, 10:05:25 AM
95/96 was the last home kit we kept for 2 seasons. I remember being on holiday in Dawlish as a 14 year old on the day it come out and managing to find a tiny sports shop in Torquay that sold it. My god I looked the business in the club on the holiday park that night!  I agree that is the best kit ever.

I probably had Reebok trainers too and a Ciro Citterio or Sweater Shop jumper if I got a bit cold.

Blimey the Sweater Shop, that takes me back.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Martin Carruthers on May 29, 2022, 10:40:28 AM
{alt}
The best kits we've had were when we went back to Umbro in 1990, both were magnificent. I also have love for the first Nike kits.

Yup, loved those especially the 92-93 'laces' effort, much better some abominations we had in the 80s. Also the 'Collymore' shirt in 97-98 which is the only away kit I've ever bought.

I don't think a kit has ever been as closely associated with a player as that 'Collymore' one. I find it absolutely impossible to picture anyone else wearing it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 10:45:42 AM
I really liked the Luke away kit. Does that put me on that bad list CD :) ?

Same as Risso and Rory, the 95-96 home is my favourite ever!

You can do what you like with the away kits. So long as you like claret shirt, blue sleeves for the home kit you're fine.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 10:47:29 AM
UPDATED

I think on some of the less important threads, such as those discussing politics or the imminent nuclear apocalypse set to destroy us all, a bit of debate is to be welcomed.

However, for something as important as next season's desired costume, we really need to root out the evildoers and purify the thread. I would urge our esteemed moderators to look at the lists which I have helpfully compiled, below.

I'm not suggesting that the posters in the degenerates list should all be banned. That said, I'm not suggesting that they shouldn't be banned, either.

Decent, upstanding pillars of the community

cdbearsfan
dave.woodhall
Sexual Ealing
ChicagoLion
Chris Harte
Deano's Mullet
Villan82
Risso
Axl Rose
Rory
LeeB

Wrong 'uns, bounders and ne'er-do-wells

chrisw
algy
VILLA MOLE
nigel
Brazilian Villain
edgysatsuma89
Pete3206
Axl Rose

Now, I don't want to have to add to the list of debauchees above. So please can posters tread carefully before expressing any form of approval for yoghurt adverts, the Hodge monstrosity or the Hearts nonsense we wore a few years ago in the Second Division.

Hopefully this will create a more pleasant forum experience for the decent folk among us.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 29, 2022, 12:18:23 PM
cdbearsfan, many thanks for putting me in that list!

Just to reiterate, the best Aston Villa home kits of the past 50 years are :

1. Reebok, 1995-97
2. Umbro, 1976-81
3. Umbro, 1992-93
4. Le Coq Sportif, 1982-83
5. a tie between the last Hummel effort in 1989-1990 and the Reebok 1997-98 effort which had a darker, less traditional vibe than the previous Reebok kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 12:32:47 PM
I really liked the Luke away kit. Does that put me on that bad list CD :) ?

Same as Risso and Rory, the 95-96 home is my favourite ever!

You can do what you like with the away kits. So long as you like claret shirt, blue sleeves for the home kit you're fine.

I do. As our home shirt should always be.

But...I also liked the Luke home shirt.

I'm chuckling away as I write this. Sorry mate!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 12:33:25 PM
I didn't want to have to do this.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 12:34:04 PM
:D
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 29, 2022, 12:35:02 PM
I didn't want to have to do this.

It's the only language he understands.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 02:09:25 PM
I didn't want to have to do this.

It's the only language he understands.

Let's hope it's not lost in translation*.

*He's on the right list anyway.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 02:16:23 PM
Same as Risso and Rory, the 95-96 home is my favourite ever!

I bought it at the time but it's very 90s. The two I mentioned earlier have aged much better.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 02:35:08 PM
Same as Risso and Rory, the 95-96 home is my favourite ever!

I bought it at the time but it's very 90s. The two I mentioned earlier have aged much better.

I've got a wardrobe full of loads of Villa shirts here in Tokyo. I'm actually wearing the 2001-02 home shirt as I type this. Not a blue sleeve in sight, and it's a bit purple. Not a big fan to be honest, but brings back good memories of going top of the league after beating Bolton 3-2. I also think we wore it in the last home game of the previous season whilst sending Cov down.

Some real favourites are the 2007-08 long sleeve Nike home, 95-96 blue away, 2004-05 white Hummel away, and 2010-11 black long sleeve away.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 02:37:39 PM
That 2001/02 was probably the nadir. To manage to have a shirt that wasn't claret or blue, FFS.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 02:39:05 PM
That 2001/02 was probably the nadir. To manage to have a shirt that wasn't claret or blue, FFS.

Ha! I knew you'd hate that one.

I do like the collar though. I know that is really stretching things!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 02:40:57 PM
I've got a wardrobe full of loads of Villa shirts here in Tokyo. I'm actually wearing the 2001-02 home shirt as I type this.

Those first two Diadora kits used a horrific shade of "claret" and weren't helped by the garish NTL logo. Did like the all black away kit in 2000-01 though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 29, 2022, 03:03:20 PM
That 2001/02 was probably the nadir. To manage to have a shirt that wasn't claret or blue, FFS.

A shocker to be filed alongside some of the mid-late 80s ones.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 29, 2022, 03:08:26 PM
Where do you sit on away kits, cd? I mostly think they can do what they like, but my recent least favourite was the purple and white quarters thing. Just so badly put together, it was awful. Lerner's obsession with checks was a bit odd as well.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 03:16:46 PM
I'm similar, do what you like with the away kit. I rarely buy them so not sure on things like the fit or the stitch, just basing opinions on how they look. I didn't mind the quartered one though I shared your aversion to the weird checks we kept having down the side of the kits.

The Rotterdam kit is clearly the greatest away effort. I think my favourite away kits during my time watching were the two white and black Mita-sponsored ones at the end of the 80s/start of the 90s. The only ones I really hate (not counting when we had to dress as Small Heath for the odd game back in the day) were the 83-84 hoops mess or the 85-87 mustard monstrosity. Luckily both were, just about, before my time.

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Aston_Villa/Aston_Villa-change-kits.html
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 03:39:15 PM
I've got a wardrobe full of loads of Villa shirts here in Tokyo. I'm actually wearing the 2001-02 home shirt as I type this.

Those first two Diadora kits used a horrific shade of "claret" and weren't helped by the garish NTL logo. Did like the all black away kit in 2000-01 though.

Agreed. The long sleeve black one is a beauty. I have the white/cream coloured third in long sleeve from that season also. I'm not sure if we actually ever wore it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 03:42:48 PM
Where do you sit on away kits, cd? I mostly think they can do what they like, but my recent least favourite was the purple and white quarters thing. Just so badly put together, it was awful. Lerner's obsession with checks was a bit odd as well.

Yes, that quartered one is crap. I picked up the long sleeve version in a second hand clothing shop in Tokyo for about £4. It's really tacky, but surprisingly comfortable.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 29, 2022, 03:44:54 PM
I'm similar, do what you like with the away kit. I rarely buy them so not sure on things like the fit or the stitch, just basing opinions on how they look. I didn't mind the quartered one though I shared your aversion to the weird checks we kept having down the side of the kits.

The Rotterdam kit is clearly the greatest away effort. I think my favourite away kits during my time watching were the two white and black Mita-sponsored ones at the end of the 80s/start of the 90s. The only ones I really hate (not counting when we had to dress as Small Heath for the odd game back in the day) were the 83-84 hoops mess or the 85-87 mustard monstrosity. Luckily both were, just about, before my time.

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Aston_Villa/Aston_Villa-change-kits.html

The white Acorns effort from 2009-10 just trumps the Rotterdam kit for me.

I'm worried now what list I'm going to be put on :D
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 04:06:50 PM
2009/10 was smart albeit a bit England for my liking.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 29, 2022, 05:16:48 PM
For some reason, and I have no logical reason other than I like the design, Iíve always wanted to see Villa in a Peru style design for an away kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 05:18:41 PM
1999/2000 probably the closest.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 29, 2022, 06:09:37 PM
Always liked 92-93 the most but as Iíve got older I tend to favour the previous kit, 90-92.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 06:16:10 PM
2009/10 was smart albeit a bit England for my liking.

That was my issue with it too. The worst away kit of a recent vintage was the lime green and blue Genting effort of 2012-13. Can't really go wrong with white shirt/claret shorts or all black with a dash of claret. Hate the yellow shirt/blue shorts combo (especially since the 1992 FA Cup quarter-final*) but didn't mind the yellow and black 'Quickbooks' effort.

*Amazingly the attendance at Anfield was only 29k, hard to believe in this day and age.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 07:03:23 PM
We took an absolute load, too, as I recall.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on May 29, 2022, 07:04:23 PM
We took an absolute load, too, as I recall.
Yep but our allocation was cut on police advice from recollection.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 07:08:06 PM
Twats.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Ian. on May 29, 2022, 07:19:04 PM
The 2009/10 home shirt is the best in recent years along with that away shirt. I have a massive soft spot for the 92/93 home kit, really iconic.

You canít beat the 76-81 home and 82 away kit though, both absolutely glorious.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on May 29, 2022, 07:37:41 PM
Where do you sit on away kits, cd? I mostly think they can do what they like, but my recent least favourite was the purple and white quarters thing. Just so badly put together, it was awful. Lerner's obsession with checks was a bit odd as well.

Yes, that quartered one is crap. I picked up the long sleeve version in a second hand clothing shop in Tokyo for about £4. It's really tacky, but surprisingly comfortable.

I quite liked that one, but if I recall the dark colour (blackberry I think) was too close to claret so we couldnít wear it as often as we should have.

The last two Kappa away tops have been really nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KRS on May 29, 2022, 08:17:06 PM
I picked up this years away for £15 last week.  Don't tend to buy modern kits but it is a great design and I love the nod to 82.  Sizing is crazy though.  That's the first (and I hope last) time I've had that many x's on an item of clothing.
Drove past VP this afternoon so popped in to the shop. Picked up the white away for £15. Iím usually L or XL, and found them pretty much true to size. They had a selection of sizes on the rack so tried on the XL and XXL. The XL was a good fit but the XXL was too baggyÖdidnít try L but pretty sure Iíd have looked shrink wrapped.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Mister E on May 29, 2022, 08:30:08 PM
Yellow and blue combo is what I remember from my early days of watching Villa as being their changed strip. Loved it ever since.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 29, 2022, 08:36:32 PM
Yellow and blue combo is what I remember from my early days of watching Villa as being their changed strip. Loved it ever since.

As a 70s kid I associate it more with SHA. https://www.bcfc.com/news/all/2021-22-blues-away-kit-released
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 08:41:56 PM
The woman looks like she's in a hostage video.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on May 30, 2022, 02:50:31 AM
The away shirt from this season is quality- just a shame I havenít been able to wear it due to sizing issues/ me being a fat little fucker
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 30, 2022, 07:16:41 AM
I liked the colour of the acorns kits. The claret was spot on. Sometimes it looks no where near.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on May 30, 2022, 08:24:57 AM
Yellow and blue combo is what I remember from my early days of watching Villa as being their changed strip. Loved it ever since.

As a 70s kid I associate it more with SHA. https://www.bcfc.com/news/all/2021-22-blues-away-kit-released

I always associated them with the red version of the penguin strip in the early /mid 70ís
They changed to yellow and blue a couple of seasons after we stopped using it and went to white.
Iím pretty sure they just bought our old away kit and put their badge on
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: algy on May 30, 2022, 08:27:20 AM
{alt}
The best kits we've had were when we went back to Umbro in 1990, both were magnificent. I also have love for the first Nike kits.

Yup, loved those especially the 92-93 'laces' effort, much better some abominations we had in the 80s. Also the 'Collymore' shirt in 97-98 which is the only away kit I've ever bought.

I don't think a kit has ever been as closely associated with a player as that 'Collymore' one. I find it absolutely impossible to picture anyone else wearing it.
Yeah, I'm the same. Collymore and that shirt are pretty much inseparable. Went up to see a pre-season friendly that season against Motherwell, think that was the first time I saw either the shirt or Collymore wearing it. (Outside of the photo, obvs)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 30, 2022, 09:58:40 AM
I'd like to be on a list of my own, so a list of top draw kits:

1. 1956-57 FA cup
2. Le Coq Sportif 81-83 home & away
3. Reebok 99-00 Home ('The 'Merse')
4. Luke home & away
5. Humel 87-88 home & away (The SGT - Spinksy & Birchey, Alan McInally)
6. Asics 93-95 home (The muller)
 
Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 30, 2022, 10:01:02 AM
I remember picking up a tabloid in May 1997, must have been the day after he signed, and Collymore was standing in front of the Holte wearing that beautiful new away kit.

If I was to rank the top 5 away kits from the past 50 years:

1. 81/82 European Cup
2. 76-81 Title winning
3. 97-98 Collymore kit
4. 96-97 white
5. 95-96 navy/ 99-00 'sash'.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on May 30, 2022, 10:05:45 AM
That's the Kappa good bye dealt with then

(https://i.ibb.co/W5PkNRt/Screenshot-20220530-100413-2.png) (https://ibb.co/W5PkNRt)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on May 30, 2022, 10:21:19 AM
Contract probably kicks-off June 1st.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pokitren on May 30, 2022, 10:24:43 AM
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As a 70s kid I associate it more with SHA. https://www.bcfc.com/news/all/2021-22-blues-away-kit-released

For me there are more associations with the form of Ukraine. However, there is something of the SHA as well.

Hi all! Let me join your forum.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 10:30:32 AM
I'd like to be on a list of my own, so a list of top draw kits:

1. 1956-57 FA cup
2. Le Coq Sportif 81-83 home & away
3. Reebok 99-00 Home ('The 'Merse')
4. Luke home & away
5. Humel 87-88 home & away (The SGT - Spinksy & Birchey, Alan McInally)
6. Asics 93-95 home (The muller)
 
Hope this helps.

Luke is bad enough. 87/88 pink and red pinstripes, too? You're going on the list again.

I have also reported your post to the moderators in the hope that they take immediate action. It's for your own good.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 10:31:24 AM
UPDATED

I think on some of the less important threads, such as those discussing politics or the imminent nuclear apocalypse set to destroy us all, a bit of debate is to be welcomed.

However, for something as important as next season's desired costume, we really need to root out the evildoers and purify the thread. I would urge our esteemed moderators to look at the lists which I have helpfully compiled, below.

I'm not suggesting that the posters in the degenerates list should all be banned. That said, I'm not suggesting that they shouldn't be banned, either.

Decent, upstanding pillars of the community

cdbearsfan
dave.woodhall
Sexual Ealing
ChicagoLion
Chris Harte
Deano's Mullet
Villan82
Risso
Villan For Life

Wrong 'uns, bounders and ne'er-do-wells

chrisw
algy
VILLA MOLE
nigel
Brazilian Villain
edgysatsuma89
Pete3206
chrisw again
Lastfootstamper
Axl Rose

Fence sitting, yoghurt knitting, Lib Dem loving, indecisive Buck's Fizz singing useless posters

paul_e

Now, I don't want to have to add to the list of debauchees above. So please can posters tread carefully before expressing any form of approval for yoghurt adverts, the Hodge monstrosity or the Hearts nonsense we wore a few years ago in the Second Division.

Hopefully this will create a more pleasant forum experience for the decent folk among us.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nii Lamptey on May 30, 2022, 10:47:54 AM
Just putting it out there, but the Green, black and red number with Muller on the front is my favourite ever away kit..... Mainly because mine has McGrath #5 on the back.  ;)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2022, 10:58:03 AM
Time I put my choice out there/on here.

The white Umbro away kit with the claret and blue diamonds down the sleeves from the champions season and before is the best Villa kit ever. It looked brilliant with the light blue shorts too.

My favourite home kit is the lace up one from the first PL season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 10:59:36 AM
Yellow and blue combo is what I remember from my early days of watching Villa as being their changed strip. Loved it ever since.

As a 70s kid I associate it more with SHA. https://www.bcfc.com/news/all/2021-22-blues-away-kit-released

For me there are more associations with the form of Ukraine. However, there is something of the SHA as well.

Hi all! Let me join your forum.

Welcome 👋
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 30, 2022, 11:03:07 AM
Just putting it out there, but the Green, black and red number with Muller on the front is my favourite ever away kit..... Mainly because mine has McGrath #5 on the back.  ;)

Wrong 'un.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 30, 2022, 11:05:07 AM
For me there are more associations with the form of Ukraine. However, there is something of the SHA as well.

Ukraine and SHA do have one other thing in common, both live in the shadow of much bigger neighbours.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dave Javu on May 30, 2022, 11:50:51 AM
Blimey, those Turkish counterfeiters work fast.
(https://i.ibb.co/TwwQB0w/PXL-20220530-133507166.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TwwQB0w)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on May 30, 2022, 11:55:41 AM
I hate this time of year when H&V turns into GQ magazine. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2022, 11:59:30 AM
In for a penny...
I love the Luke shirt. Before it came along, I never wore a shirt to home games. I wear that one every time now. It's beautiful.
Away, it's the following season's green third kit for me.

I like it when designers have put in a bit more effort than "what did they wear last season? Yeahhh, do that again. Pub?"

Let the lager drinking Stalinist make of that what he will.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 30, 2022, 12:08:18 PM
In for a penny...
I love the Luke shirt. Before it came along, I never wore a shirt to home games. I wear that one every time now. It's beautiful.
Away, it's the following season's green third kit for me.

I like it when designers have put in a bit more effort than "what did they wear last season? Yeahhh, do that again. Pub?"

Let the lager drinking Stalinist make of that what he will.
Good lad, join the dark side of the naughty list.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rico on May 30, 2022, 12:17:40 PM
Best away kit ever imo.
(https://i.ibb.co/KW9QfRK/Screenshot-20220530-121412-2.png) (https://ibb.co/KW9QfRK)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on May 30, 2022, 12:18:33 PM
It's not the best ever, but I always thought highly of the first 32Red shirts. We had some decent times in that one.

(https://i.ibb.co/9s5BGT1/OIP.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 30, 2022, 12:21:00 PM
I hate this time of year when H&V turns into GQ magazine. 

Nice to see them out together but the state of Tyrone's shirt. https://twitter.com/AVFCStatto/status/1530502013565517825

Looks like it could be a silk number by 'Casablanca' but however much he paid for it was way too much.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 30, 2022, 12:22:01 PM
In for a penny...
I love the Luke shirt. Before it came along, I never wore a shirt to home games. I wear that one every time now. It's beautiful.
Away, it's the following season's green third kit for me.

I like it when designers have put in a bit more effort than "what did they wear last season? Yeahhh, do that again. Pub?"

Let the lager drinking Stalinist make of that what he will.

Good lad, join the dark side of the naughty list.

Welcome to the cool club!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 01:03:55 PM
30% off 1982 replica kits, if that's of interest to anyone.

https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-retro/t-20090815+d-0138328575+z-93-2426831238?_s=bm-FI-PEC-AVFC-SOLUS-RETRO&sc_src=email_2273098&sc_lid=225215093&sc_uid=BxL4Lf0H0P&sc_llid=74308&sc_customer=7bf24da5-a35c-4520-a5de-815d1aa78988
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on May 30, 2022, 01:24:05 PM
If they do get promoted (and I hope they do) we'll probably have another set of fans singing about us!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 02:06:59 PM
... and do they have nice kits?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 02:08:17 PM
In for a penny...
I love the Luke shirt. Before it came along, I never wore a shirt to home games. I wear that one every time now. It's beautiful.
Away, it's the following season's green third kit for me.

I like it when designers have put in a bit more effort than "what did they wear last season? Yeahhh, do that again. Pub?"

Let the lager drinking Stalinist make of that what he will.

There's a Gulag with your name on it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on May 30, 2022, 03:12:04 PM
I feel like a lib dem reading this thread because I agree that our home kit should normally be claret with pale blue sleeves but I also don't mind it if we have one every now and then which is different.

The only one I can recall having a problem with that wasn't a quality issue was the stripey reebok one in the late 90s (99/00 season maybe). The only other thing I didn't like was that for a while we seemed to get a lot of purple and blue kits which weren't horrible but just didn't look right.

On away shirts they can do whatever the fuck they like and, if I'm honest, I'm more likely to buy them than the home ones. Of the leaks for next year the 3rd kit in black and yellow is my favourite by a long way.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 30, 2022, 03:41:52 PM
Just putting it out there, but the Green, black and red number with Muller on the front is my favourite ever away kit..... Mainly because mine has McGrath #5 on the back.  ;)

I can get on board with this
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on May 30, 2022, 03:49:08 PM
That Green Blck and Red Muller kit was one in a long line of monstrosities inflicted on us down the years. Of course the Apex of this was the horrible beyond belief Yellow Umbro shirt Ellis inflicted/foisted on us when we got to an FA Cup Quarter Final. Not only is that the most Bluesesque small time cash in nonsense (then again it was Ellis the master of small time thinking) when combined with the pale blue shorts it made us look like Crystal Palace, Crystal fucking Palace. And for those who say it had overtones of Brazil, it didnít, we looked bloody awful in it wore it about 3 or 4 times lost every game in it and it was thankfully never seen again. I really really fucking hate that shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 30, 2022, 03:50:02 PM
That Green Blck and Red Muller kit was one in a long line of monstrosities inflicted on us down the years. Of course the Apex of this was the horrible beyond belief Yellow Umbro shirt Ellis inflicted/foisted on us when we got to an FA Cup Quarter Final. Not only is that the most Bluesesque small time cash in nonsense (then again it was Ellis the master of small time thinking) when combined with the pale blue shorts it made us look like Crystal Palace, Crystal fucking Palace. And for those who say it had overtones of Brazil, it didnít, we looked bloody awful in it wore it about 3 or 4 times lost every game in it and it was thankfully never seen again. I really really fucking hate that shirt.

I loved that shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on May 30, 2022, 03:51:18 PM
That Green Blck and Red Muller kit was one in a long line of monstrosities inflicted on us down the years. Of course the Apex of this was the horrible beyond belief Yellow Umbro shirt Ellis inflicted/foisted on us when we got to an FA Cup Quarter Final. Not only is that the most Bluesesque small time cash in nonsense (then again it was Ellis the master of small time thinking) when combined with the pale blue shorts it made us look like Crystal Palace, Crystal fucking Palace. And for those who say it had overtones of Brazil, it didnít, we looked bloody awful in it wore it about 3 or 4 times lost every game in it and it was thankfully never seen again. I really really fucking hate that shirt.

I loved that shirt.

They walk among usÖ.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 05:05:55 PM
I didn't mind that shirt. But it always makes me think of yet another year when it really should have been Our Year For The Cup, but wasn't.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 05:06:56 PM
I feel like a lib dem reading this thread because I agree that our home kit should normally be claret with pale blue sleeves but I also don't mind it if we have one every now and then which is different.

Ffs, I'm going to have to add a new category.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 30, 2022, 05:09:50 PM
That Green Blck and Red Muller kit was one in a long line of monstrosities inflicted on us down the years. Of course the Apex of this was the horrible beyond belief Yellow Umbro shirt Ellis inflicted/foisted on us when we got to an FA Cup Quarter Final. Not only is that the most Bluesesque small time cash in nonsense (then again it was Ellis the master of small time thinking) when combined with the pale blue shorts it made us look like Crystal Palace, Crystal fucking Palace. And for those who say it had overtones of Brazil, it didnít, we looked bloody awful in it wore it about 3 or 4 times lost every game in it and it was thankfully never seen again. I really really fucking hate that shirt.

Agreed, worst Villa kit and game in my lifetime.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 30, 2022, 05:11:16 PM
That Green Blck and Red Muller kit was one in a long line of monstrosities inflicted on us down the years. Of course the Apex of this was the horrible beyond belief Yellow Umbro shirt Ellis inflicted/foisted on us when we got to an FA Cup Quarter Final. Not only is that the most Bluesesque small time cash in nonsense (then again it was Ellis the master of small time thinking) when combined with the pale blue shorts it made us look like Crystal Palace, Crystal fucking Palace. And for those who say it had overtones of Brazil, it didnít, we looked bloody awful in it wore it about 3 or 4 times lost every game in it and it was thankfully never seen again. I really really fucking hate that shirt.

I loved that shirt.

They walk among usÖ.

I loved the yellow one but hated the green one. Where do I fit?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on May 30, 2022, 05:11:46 PM
I feel like a lib dem reading this thread because I agree that our home kit should normally be claret with pale blue sleeves but I also don't mind it if we have one every now and then which is different.

Ffs, I'm going to have to add a new category.

Yay, my own category.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on May 30, 2022, 06:47:00 PM
It's not the best ever, but I always thought highly of the first 32Red shirts. We had some decent times in that one.

(https://i.ibb.co/9s5BGT1/OIP.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)

It was undoubtedly the best recent kit, mainly because itís based on the best kit of all timeÖmodelled here by a suave Lew Chatterly. And yes we only lived in black and white in olden times.


(https://i.ibb.co/mR2XWwm/fdfa7f85c55973e1405f0dc07aaab519.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mR2XWwm)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 06:51:41 PM
It's a cracker. Be better with the correct badge, though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 30, 2022, 07:16:59 PM
Personally I think this is the best Villa kit of recentish years.

(https://i.ibb.co/mXZS63C/John-Carew-Aston-Villa-001-jpg.webp) (https://ibb.co/mXZS63C)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 30, 2022, 07:27:19 PM
Liked it especially with the unfussy Nike and 'acorns' logos but let down by the blue strip on the shoulder.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 30, 2022, 07:29:38 PM
Liked it especially with the unfussy Nike and 'acorns' logos but let down by the blue strip on the shoulder.

Agreed. That stripe was a pointless feature.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 07:39:55 PM
Personally I think this is the best Villa kit of recentish years.

(https://i.ibb.co/mXZS63C/John-Carew-Aston-Villa-001-jpg.webp) (https://ibb.co/mXZS63C)

It was great. Shame they didn't get it on sale until about November.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 30, 2022, 08:47:35 PM
Personally I think this is the best Villa kit of recentish years.

(https://i.ibb.co/mXZS63C/John-Carew-Aston-Villa-001-jpg.webp) (https://ibb.co/mXZS63C)

It was great. Shame they didn't get it on sale until about November.
I think that was the one the following season. The one with the chequered panels.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 08:58:31 PM
Not sure, I think it was Nike and the weird check nonsense was somebody else.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 30, 2022, 09:00:13 PM
Seems that was Nike, too, so you're probably right. 🙂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 30, 2022, 09:07:05 PM
I think it was the last Nike one before Macron.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: KevinGage on May 30, 2022, 09:39:14 PM
Nice, simple kits.

Less is more should be the takehome.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 31, 2022, 08:07:54 AM
The worst kit of my time going to VP was

https://i2-prod.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/article277168.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200b/0_Benito-Carbone-of-Aston-Villa.jpg
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 31, 2022, 09:02:51 AM
The worst kit of my time going to VP was

https://i2-prod.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/article277168.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200b/0_Benito-Carbone-of-Aston-Villa.jpg
I love that kit, was always too baggy though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 09:07:00 AM
FFS, I'm not putting you on a third time!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lsvilla on May 31, 2022, 09:22:35 AM
Castore now confirmed by the club. Kits to be revealed prior to the Australian tour "giving supporters the chance to see the kit in action ahead of the new season".
No mention of being able to actually buy it though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 09:30:36 AM
Nice to see we are upholding the club tradition of never having our new T-shirts on sale during the warmest months of the year.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 31, 2022, 09:31:14 AM
I can't remember if there was any fuss about it at the time, don't think fans were as militant then?  I'd always want us to go back to claret body and blue sleeves, but I like the occaisional different kit.  It also helps me to put memries into context - that one is always the Merse / Taylor / Ehiogu kit for me.  A great season we hardly lost a game from Dec-May.  Marred by the awful cup final though.  I'd love us to have a 57 homage, but guess that would be more likely to be an away kit.


(https://i.ibb.co/nbMMNtN/Merse.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nbMMNtN)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 31, 2022, 09:34:04 AM
Do Reebok still do kits? I would love to see us bring back Reebok.

I always thought my preference was umbro but looking at the lists I made Reebok are hands down the best we have ever had. That 95-97 kit is, for me, The Aston Villa kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 31, 2022, 09:35:55 AM
I can't remember if there was any fuss about it at the time, don't think fans were as militant then?  I'd always want us to go back to claret body and blue sleeves, but I like the occaisional different kit.  It also helps me to put memries into context - that one is always the Merse / Taylor / Ehiogu kit for me.  A great season we hardly lost a game from Dec-May.  Marred by the awful cup final though.  I'd love us to have a 57 homage, but guess that would be more likely to be an away kit.


(https://i.ibb.co/nbMMNtN/Merse.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nbMMNtN)


The problem there is we have had so many novelty kits. Once a decade is fine but off the top of my head we had 93-95, 99-00, 01-02 in that era and pretty much the entire second half of the 1980s!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: DC1874 on May 31, 2022, 09:49:23 AM
The Chinese are quick out the blocks too!

https://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/search.do?act=search&dspm=pcen.hp.searclick.1.5vRntwkE58gLCxHfTmyv%26resource_id%3D&sus=&searchkey=aston+villa&catalog=#pusearch1812
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 09:50:51 AM
Do Reebok still do kits? I would love to see us bring back Reebok.

I always thought my preference was umbro but looking at the lists I made Reebok are hands down the best we have ever had. That 95-97 kit is, for me, The Aston Villa kit.

They don't seem to sponsor teams any more.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on May 31, 2022, 09:54:44 AM
The 80 umbro shirts will always be my favourite, but the first year I bought a season ticket we had this Hummel kit. Absolutely loved it. The gold logo just looked great with the badge, and of course we had God.
(https://i.ibb.co/kJXdyFj/2e1a155006a61ef7940a5c787cc9558f.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kJXdyFj)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 09:56:42 AM
Proper badge, proper kit, proper player. Perfection.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on May 31, 2022, 09:59:19 AM
Agree, that Hummel kit is a real classic.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 31, 2022, 10:00:21 AM
The 80 umbro shirts will always be my favourite, but the first year I bought a season ticket we had this Hummel kit. Absolutely loved it. The gold logo just looked great with the badge, and of course we had God.
(https://i.ibb.co/kJXdyFj/2e1a155006a61ef7940a5c787cc9558f.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kJXdyFj)

Yeah, that's lovely.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 31, 2022, 10:10:14 AM
We've signed up with Castore.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 10:15:05 AM
"Multi year deal" but doesn't say until when. If we keep the same sponsor, maybe we could release kits on time for summer one season. I can dream...
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 31, 2022, 10:16:51 AM
Aston Villa have signed a multi-year partnership with premium sportswear brand Castore, supplying kits for the start of the 2022/23 season.

The agreement signifies Castoreís continued push into the highest level of English football, the Premier League, and is a further statement of Aston Villaís intent to partner with premium brands who share the Clubís ambitions.

Castore and Aston Villa are both aligned in terms of their future goals which include; striving for excellence, having a clear strategic direction and adopting a challenger mentality - making the new partnership a perfect synergy.

The new partnership sees Castore supply Villa with kits across all menís, womenís and Academy teams together with the clubís large and passionate fanbase in the UK and across the world. Castoreís range of exclusive Villa branded match apparel, training and leisure wear will be designed and manufactured with ultimate performance in mind.

The new home kit will be unveiled ahead of Villaís pre-season tour to Australia in July, giving supporters the chance to see the kit in action ahead of the new season. Two alternative match kits to the world famous Claret and Blue will be released in the coming months.
Castore

Pascal Lafitte, Director of Partnerships at Castore, said: ďAston Villa is the perfect fit for Castore due to their growth ambitions and relentless desire to innovate, on the pitch and with their partners, and we are beyond excited to be partnering with the club.

ďWe canít wait to get started with them next season and challenge each other to push the boundaries of everything we will do together."

Nicola Ibbetson, Chief Commercial Officer at Aston Villa, said: ďThis is a landmark partnership for the Club, joining with an exciting British brand who understand our ambition and strategy.

ďEnsuring we can provide high quality sportswear for both our players and supporters is crucial to the Club. Over the past four seasons our shirt sales have increased four-fold as our supporters around the world have reconnected with the club and we are delighted to continue this journey with Castore.Ē

Castore are excited to have Aston Villa join their already prolific line-up of sporting teams and personalities, such as McLaren F1, England Cricket, Saracens Rugby and Sir Andy Murray.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on May 31, 2022, 10:34:42 AM
"Two alternative match kits to the world famous Claret and Blue will be released in the coming months"

We've known it would be Castore for months - the first post about this deal on here was back in Nov-21.  Yet they're still not going to be ready to release all the kits until July / Aug - possibly even after the start of the season?  Why are we so shit at kit releases?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on May 31, 2022, 11:28:47 AM
Nice to see we are upholding the club tradition of never having our new T-shirts on sale during the warmest months of the year.

Life, death, taxes and the new kits not on sale until the summer is over.

Funnily I've just had a memory come back to me as a kid on holiday in Spain, having just bought the black and white Hummel away kit in 1989, and a bloke at the hotel asking me where I'd got it from as he was a copper and there had been a big theft of the tops before they were released.

I'd have been 12 at the time, the fuckers are never off duty are they?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on May 31, 2022, 11:52:03 AM
Nice to see we are upholding the club tradition of never having our new T-shirts on sale during the warmest months of the year.

Life, death, taxes and the new kits not on sale until the summer is over.

Funnily I've just had a memory come back to me as a kid on holiday in Spain, having just bought the black and white Hummel away kit in 1989, and a bloke at the hotel asking me where I'd got it from as he was a copper and there had been a big theft of the tops before they were released.

I'd have been 12 at the time, the fuckers are never off duty are they?

I'd settle for them being on duty these days.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on May 31, 2022, 12:05:47 PM
Calling it now so I can come back to it later. Castore will end up doing us at least one top notch retro shirt in our 150 anniversary season. They've done a few for Rangers and they've been very smart.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 31, 2022, 12:08:21 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 31, 2022, 12:10:59 PM
Just putting it out there, but the Green, black and red number with Muller on the front is my favourite ever away kit..... Mainly because mine has McGrath #5 on the back.  ;)

The home version was dreadful. Purple and dark blue stripes, with Muller plastered across it. Just horrendous.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 12:12:28 PM
I'd assumed they were Italian and should be pronounced "Cass-Tory". They're British though, according to Wikipedia, so is it "Cass-tour"?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 31, 2022, 12:26:40 PM
Just putting it out there, but the Green, black and red number with Muller on the front is my favourite ever away kit..... Mainly because mine has McGrath #5 on the back.  ;)

The home version was dreadful. Purple and dark blue stripes, with Muller plastered across it. Just horrendous.

I thought it was lovely...

(ducks for cover)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 31, 2022, 12:37:22 PM
You'll be on more lists than Prince Andrew at this rate!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on May 31, 2022, 12:42:14 PM
We knew about weeks ago.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 12:44:02 PM
Genuinely expected better from Axl. You anticipate repugnant behaviour from the Brazilian Villains of this worlds, but this has hurt me.

Still, on the list he goes.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on May 31, 2022, 12:58:15 PM
You'll be on more lists than Prince Andrew at this rate!

Ha!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Proposition Joe on May 31, 2022, 01:03:28 PM
30% off 1982 replica kits, if that's of interest to anyone.

https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-retro/t-20090815+d-0138328575+z-93-2426831238?_s=bm-FI-PEC-AVFC-SOLUS-RETRO&sc_src=email_2273098&sc_lid=225215093&sc_uid=BxL4Lf0H0P&sc_llid=74308&sc_customer=7bf24da5-a35c-4520-a5de-815d1aa78988

My gripe with the retro shirts is that some of them  ie the Mita Copiers ones, look so realistic that those of us with the original ones get confused with the retro buyers. To borrow from Beavis and Butthead's description of Helmet, if you saw us on the street, you wouldn't even know that we were cool.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Matt C on May 31, 2022, 01:56:32 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Competing with some of the biggest and most established brands in the world. Pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 31, 2022, 02:00:14 PM
Genuinely expected better from Axl. You anticipate repugnant behaviour from the Brazilian Villains of this worlds,

And that's only the stuff you know about......Mwahahaha!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on May 31, 2022, 03:06:15 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Competing with some of the biggest and most established brands in the world. Pretty impressive.

It really is impressive. I'd love to know how they did it.  A share of the company profits if targets are met, rebates, who knows?  I do like the logo though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on May 31, 2022, 03:16:30 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Competing with some of the biggest and most established brands in the world. Pretty impressive.

It really is impressive. I'd love to know how they did it.  A share of the company profits if targets are met, rebates, who knows?  I do like the logo though.

Adidas, Nike and Puma are really lazy though, stock designs, boring templates used across clubs and countries with no discernible feel for what clubs are about. Plenty of room for upstart companies with bold design and commercial offers.

I realise Macron were pretty low rent and poor quality but do you remember the Italian designer guy in the fluffy scarf who did the first kits, now thatís showing a bit of flair none of this Adidas or Nike template nonsense where your shirts are just a different colour to whoever they do in Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga .
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 31, 2022, 03:44:18 PM
I realise Macron were pretty low rent and poor quality but do you remember the Italian designer guy in the fluffy scarf who did the first kits, now thatís showing a bit of flair none of this Adidas or Nike template nonsense where your shirts are just a different colour to whoever they do in Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga .

I remember that video, it was a bit different, definitely.

Unfortunately, the shirt he produced was absolutely fucking minging.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 31, 2022, 03:45:06 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Competing with some of the biggest and most established brands in the world. Pretty impressive.
I wouldn't be surprised if so called super agents, like Mendes and Barnett, have invested  into this company to snap the slice of the cake that's mostly with Nike and adidas ATM.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on May 31, 2022, 03:47:57 PM
You'll be on more lists than Prince Andrew at this rate!

Ha!
But Axl I know you were never there with yogurt. You like Margherita Pizza.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 31, 2022, 03:55:08 PM
I liked the Muller kits but I my defense I was probably too young to know better and we had a decent team in it that won something no matter how quickly it fell apart afterwards. I don't mind the odd variant every 5 years or so but for me we are claret shirts blue sleeves. Coventry can wear checks, quarters, stripes and halves every season but we are the Villa so there. Even Blues don't mess with their basic formula too often, the most drastic thing they do is add or subtract how much white is on the shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on May 31, 2022, 04:00:54 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Big investment from private equity isn't it? They will go big at the beginning, throw the money around and then, as they grow they will reap the rewards down the line.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 31, 2022, 04:38:24 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Big investment from private equity isn't it? They will go big at the beginning, throw the money around and then, as they grow they will reap the rewards down the line.
Or not
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on May 31, 2022, 04:46:40 PM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Big investment from private equity isn't it? They will go big at the beginning, throw the money around and then, as they grow they will reap the rewards down the line.

They got about £7m I think. Yet they're competing against the likes of Adidas (worldwide turnover 21 billion) and Nike (worldwide turnover 36 billion). Even Kappa have turnover of 8 billion. Fair play I guess, it just seems a bit odd.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on May 31, 2022, 04:46:54 PM
The Chinese are quick out the blocks too!

https://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/search.do?act=search&dspm=pcen.hp.searclick.1.5vRntwkE58gLCxHfTmyv%26resource_id%3D&sus=&searchkey=aston+villa&catalog=#pusearch1812

Cheap as chips, too.
Doesnít appear to have a badge, though, which is probably the reason
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: The Left Side on June 01, 2022, 01:38:21 AM
The Chinese are quick out the blocks too!

https://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/search.do?act=search&dspm=pcen.hp.searclick.1.5vRntwkE58gLCxHfTmyv%26resource_id%3D&sus=&searchkey=aston+villa&catalog=#pusearch1812

Cheap as chips, too.
Doesnít appear to have a badge, though, which is probably the reason

They are good replicas and they do come with badges, the sizes tend to be small though. I have a dhgate account and i've bought a few shirts and they are a lot cheaper than the usual outlets.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 01, 2022, 04:21:35 AM
Just get fucking Umbro in to sort it! Weíll have a decent kit at a decent price, available when most people want to buy it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 01, 2022, 05:05:17 AM
Just get fucking Umbro in to sort it! Weíll have a decent kit at a decent price, available when most people want to buy it

what if they don't offer us the most money or the most lucrative deal/package to be our kit supplier?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 01, 2022, 05:27:02 AM
Just get fucking Umbro in to sort it! Weíll have a decent kit at a decent price, available when most people want to buy it

what if they don't offer us the most money or the most lucrative deal/package to be our kit supplier?
guess itís about priorities. Whatís Villaís priority, getting a decent kit out for supporters to buy in the summer, or twatting around for pences?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 01, 2022, 05:38:59 AM
Just get fucking Umbro in to sort it! Weíll have a decent kit at a decent price, available when most people want to buy it

what if they don't offer us the most money or the most lucrative deal/package to be our kit supplier?
guess itís about priorities. Whatís Villaís priority, getting a decent kit out for supporters to buy in the summer, or twatting around for pences?

do you really believe it's pennies that makes the difference? I would imagine it's a lot more than that. Umbro barely does any football kits any more. It's something they don't want to spend a lot of money on. So my guess is outside of West Ham and Schalke, they don't focus much on the professional game in terms of attire. And the argument can certainly be made that Castore in a very short space of time have greater brand presence than Umbro in football kits today with 3 PL deals heading into 2022/2023, as well as with Rangers and Roma.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 01, 2022, 06:07:50 AM
Will they / can they deliver? When was the last time a Villa top was available when it needed to be?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 01, 2022, 08:13:34 AM
Just get fucking Umbro in to sort it! Weíll have a decent kit at a decent price, available when most people want to buy it

what if they don't offer us the most money or the most lucrative deal/package to be our kit supplier?
guess itís about priorities. Whatís Villaís priority, getting a decent kit out for supporters to buy in the summer, or twatting around for pences?

The money. Have you missed the last thirty years?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 01, 2022, 09:48:36 AM
Aston Villa have signed a multi-year partnership with premium sportswear brand Castore, supplying kits for the start of the 2022/23 season.

The agreement signifies Castoreís continued push into the highest level of English football, the Premier League, and is a further statement of Aston Villaís intent to partner with premium brands who share the Clubís ambitions.

Castore and Aston Villa are both aligned in terms of their future goals which include; striving for excellence, having a clear strategic direction and adopting a challenger mentality - making the new partnership a perfect synergy.

The new partnership sees Castore supply Villa with kits across all menís, womenís and Academy teams together with the clubís large and passionate fanbase in the UK and across the world. Castoreís range of exclusive Villa branded match apparel, training and leisure wear will be designed and manufactured with ultimate performance in mind.

The new home kit will be unveiled ahead of Villaís pre-season tour to Australia in July, giving supporters the chance to see the kit in action ahead of the new season. Two alternative match kits to the world famous Claret and Blue will be released in the coming months.
Castore

Pascal Lafitte, Director of Partnerships at Castore, said: ďAston Villa is the perfect fit for Castore due to their growth ambitions and relentless desire to innovate, on the pitch and with their partners, and we are beyond excited to be partnering with the club.

ďWe canít wait to get started with them next season and challenge each other to push the boundaries of everything we will do together."

Nicola Ibbetson, Chief Commercial Officer at Aston Villa, said: ďThis is a landmark partnership for the Club, joining with an exciting British brand who understand our ambition and strategy.

ďEnsuring we can provide high quality sportswear for both our players and supporters is crucial to the Club. Over the past four seasons our shirt sales have increased four-fold as our supporters around the world have reconnected with the club and we are delighted to continue this journey with Castore.Ē

Castore are excited to have Aston Villa join their already prolific line-up of sporting teams and personalities, such as McLaren F1, England Cricket, Saracens Rugby and Sir Andy Murray.

We pay people to write this shite?

https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2012/02/06/villa-become-flagship-uk-club-in-record-breaking-deal-with-macron

https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2019/05/20/aston-villa-partner-with-kappa

https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2016/07/01/under-armour-confirmed


Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 01, 2022, 09:52:47 AM
I canít think of another club that has had more shirt manufacturers than we have. I reckon that Castore will be our 13th. Does that sound right?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 01, 2022, 10:08:07 AM
I canít think of another club that has had more shirt manufacturers than we have. I reckon that Castore will be our 13th. Does that sound right?

And not one of them has managed to get the shirts on sale in good time, it is genuinely unbelievable.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on June 01, 2022, 10:08:25 AM
Seems strange we dont have an Adidas kit, we've never had one either have we?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 01, 2022, 10:12:46 AM
Seems strange we dont have an Adidas kit, we've never had one either have we?

No, nor Puma, none of the German giants. We've gone Italian a couple of times and they've been shit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 01, 2022, 10:15:12 AM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Big investment from private equity isn't it? They will go big at the beginning, throw the money around and then, as they grow they will reap the rewards down the line.

They got about £7m I think. Yet they're competing against the likes of Adidas (worldwide turnover 21 billion) and Nike (worldwide turnover 36 billion). Even Kappa have turnover of 8 billion. Fair play I guess, it just seems a bit odd.

I'm leaning more towards it being a bit odd than fair play to them. It'll be difficult for a company to grow that quickly and unless it's managed properly I suspect we may pay for it in terms of supply and quality issues. Will be very happy to be proved wrong.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 01, 2022, 10:17:51 AM
Seems strange we dont have an Adidas kit, we've never had one either have we?

No, nor Puma, none of the German giants. We've gone Italian a couple of times and they've been shit.

We need to go 80s casual. Ellesse, Lacoste or Sergio Tacchini.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 01, 2022, 10:18:12 AM
I still can't quite get my head round how a company like Castore has gone from a start up to providing half of the Premier League teams in a little over a couple of years.

Big investment from private equity isn't it? They will go big at the beginning, throw the money around and then, as they grow they will reap the rewards down the line.

They got about £7m I think. Yet they're competing against the likes of Adidas (worldwide turnover 21 billion) and Nike (worldwide turnover 36 billion). Even Kappa have turnover of 8 billion. Fair play I guess, it just seems a bit odd.

I'm leaning more towards it being a bit odd than fair play to them. It'll be difficult for a company to grow that quickly and unless it's managed properly I suspect we may pay for it in terms of supply and quality issues. Will be very happy to be proved wrong.

To be fair, they've handled the zombies well enough it seems, which I'd imagine in terms of shirt numbers would be bigger than our demand.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PaulTheVillan on June 01, 2022, 10:19:23 AM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 01, 2022, 10:22:03 AM
The 1978 Mexico national shirt was made by Leviís
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on June 01, 2022, 10:24:58 AM
Seems strange we dont have an Adidas kit, we've never had one either have we?

No, nor Puma, none of the German giants. We've gone Italian a couple of times and they've been shit.

We need to go 80s casual. Ellesse, Lacoste or Sergio Tacchini.

Kappa was a good start, they did some great stuff in the 80s, football kits were great as well, I'm thinking of the Baresi AC Milan one and the Platini Juventus, the ones they did for us recently, not so much.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 01, 2022, 10:26:06 AM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

That's terrible, and not even in a "that's so bad it's good" sort of way.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PeterWithe on June 01, 2022, 10:27:18 AM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

Hardly the 'worst of all time' as the article says, the brown Coventry one has that title in the bag.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 01, 2022, 10:45:06 AM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

Hardly the 'worst of all time' as the article says, the brown Coventry one has that title in the bag.
And now a cult classic
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 01, 2022, 10:52:57 AM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

Hardly the 'worst of all time' as the article says, the brown Coventry one has that title in the bag.
And now a cult classic
the red Talbot big T was worse than the brown admiral one
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 01, 2022, 11:37:43 AM
Cov have got a Hummel variation of that Ď78 Admiral kit next season
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on June 01, 2022, 12:12:56 PM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

That is awful. Looks like some generic, entry-level swimwear.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 01, 2022, 12:18:11 PM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

That is awful. Looks like some generic, entry-level swimwear.

Yeah, it looks like the top half of a kids wetsuit
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on June 01, 2022, 12:21:24 PM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

That is awful. Looks like some generic, entry-level swimwear.

Yeah, it looks like the top half of a kids wetsuit

Haha. Post of the day
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 01, 2022, 01:16:08 PM
You just know if they turn up wearing swimming trunks and a pirate hat, that bastard Son will still score a hat-trick against us.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 01, 2022, 01:26:08 PM
You just know if they turn up wearing swimming trunks and a pirate hat, that bastard Son will still score a hat-trick against us.

He could come dressed like Jaques Cousteau wearing his flippers and he'd still run riot
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 01, 2022, 04:25:56 PM
With that naff "in the frame" goal celebration to boot. Still, at least he doesn't love-heart it anymore.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 01, 2022, 06:15:20 PM
The new Spurs away kit

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur-leaked-away-shirt-27115861?fs=e&s=cl#l3vdliqi36snyxb196k

I guess some over paid designer thought they were being smart?

Hardly the 'worst of all time' as the article says, the brown Coventry one has that title in the bag.

The Brown and Sick Yellow striped away kit that Newcastle had was an abomination. Think it was their first season back in the Championship for ages and must have compounded their misery.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Grande Pablo on June 01, 2022, 10:26:21 PM
Patrick are slowly coming back to the UK, & have just launched this beauty:
https://www.patrickuk.com/product/PK2131011-mk2-burgundy-white-sky-cagoule/

They've today launched a new teamwear range, so it's only a matter of time they'll start kitting teams out.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TopDeck113 on June 01, 2022, 10:56:12 PM
I always associate Patrick kits with Kevin Keegan at Southampton and Mick Hartford at Blues.  Weren't the Great Unwashed wearing Patrick when they lost to Altrincham?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 02, 2022, 03:48:29 AM
Patrick are slowly coming back to the UK, & have just launched this beauty:
https://www.patrickuk.com/product/PK2131011-mk2-burgundy-white-sky-cagoule/

They've today launched a new teamwear range, so it's only a matter of time they'll start kitting teams out.
Noice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 02, 2022, 07:34:15 AM
It's a bit West Ham that
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on June 02, 2022, 09:24:48 AM
It's a bit West Ham that

Classic early 90s Villa imv.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: robbo1874 on June 02, 2022, 01:08:31 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/fq4d22b/B0536-DC4-B344-4-BA1-9027-04-DBA72245-D1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fq4d22b)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on June 02, 2022, 03:42:45 PM
Patrick are slowly coming back to the UK, & have just launched this beauty:
https://www.patrickuk.com/product/PK2131011-mk2-burgundy-white-sky-cagoule/

They've today launched a new teamwear range, so it's only a matter of time they'll start kitting teams out.
Noice
Patrick cagoules were high fashion in the 80's.  I've notices a lot of retro 80s stuff making a comeback now, Tachini, Fila etc (size up is my advice)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 02, 2022, 06:03:43 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/fq4d22b/B0536-DC4-B344-4-BA1-9027-04-DBA72245-D1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fq4d22b)

Such a nice one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on June 02, 2022, 06:18:11 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/fq4d22b/B0536-DC4-B344-4-BA1-9027-04-DBA72245-D1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fq4d22b)

Such a nice one.

I loved that kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Proposition Joe on June 02, 2022, 08:12:43 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/fq4d22b/B0536-DC4-B344-4-BA1-9027-04-DBA72245-D1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fq4d22b)

Such a nice one.

I loved that kit.

My fave too, with 95-96 (collar up like Yorke) second.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on June 02, 2022, 08:30:47 PM
That's my favourite too I think.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on June 02, 2022, 09:09:02 PM
That's my favourite too I think.

I agree, it's a belter...I remember my older brother wearing that one.
Imagine though the meltdown if that was released today.
"Rubbish pattern in the claret"
"Claret on the sleeve"
"Wrong claret / blue"
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on June 02, 2022, 09:16:14 PM
I didn't mind the under armour but the claret was strange. In some lights the second home shirt in particular looked proper claret, in others it looked pink or even purple. Even looking at photos of it on Google some times it's claret, other times purple . I've quite likes the kappa kits, particularly the simplicity of the first  home kit they did which seems to be the basis for the incoming castore top, it looks identical.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on June 03, 2022, 04:44:19 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/sf0ghq7qdf391.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=5122634b6f33cd35c2ca9ffa91344e474bc3e8ab)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 03, 2022, 04:45:21 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/sf0ghq7qdf391.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=5122634b6f33cd35c2ca9ffa91344e474bc3e8ab)

Thatís actually very nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villa in Denmark on June 03, 2022, 04:48:43 PM
Just needs a decent badge instead of Randy's box of crayons effort. But yes the shirt itself is nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on June 03, 2022, 04:50:11 PM
It's all just very bland and safe. I know it doesn't happen anymore, but an embroidered Castore logo and Villa badge would look much better.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 03, 2022, 04:56:53 PM
(https://www.designfootball.com/images/joomgallery/originals/football_crests_8/aston_villa_fc_20200813_1903707846.png)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 03, 2022, 05:28:09 PM
That's a great looking shirt
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on June 03, 2022, 05:45:28 PM
They appear to have got the memo. Colours appear to be spot on, and itís a classic looking Villa shirt. Good work.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Steve67 on June 03, 2022, 05:54:03 PM
(https://www.designfootball.com/images/joomgallery/originals/football_crests_8/aston_villa_fc_20200813_1903707846.png)

Yes please.  That would look so much better next to the Castore logo too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 03, 2022, 05:57:25 PM
(https://www.designfootball.com/images/joomgallery/originals/football_crests_8/aston_villa_fc_20200813_1903707846.png)

Yes please.  That would look so much better next to the Castore logo too.

It's a yes from me on the badge, a modern looking update on most people's favourite.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 03, 2022, 05:59:23 PM
Remove the star.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Steve67 on June 03, 2022, 06:00:43 PM
Remove the star.

Wash your mouth out!! Naughty step for you Smirker.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 03, 2022, 06:03:21 PM
It's all just very bland and safe.

Sometimes safe is good, look what Nike have managed to do to this season's "Barca" shirt. https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/1532618399519580160
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 03, 2022, 06:13:46 PM
Some of the Nike kits this year are an abomination.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Exeter 77 on June 03, 2022, 06:16:06 PM
It's all just very bland and safe.

Sometimes safe is good, look what Nike have managed to do to this season's "Barca" shirt. https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/1532618399519580160
That is awful.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Oklahoma on June 03, 2022, 09:20:41 PM
Remove the star.

Yep
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 03, 2022, 09:35:40 PM
Have to see it in person but that claret looks wrong
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villa in Denmark on June 03, 2022, 09:45:44 PM
It's all just very bland and safe.

Sometimes safe is good, look what Nike have managed to do to this season's "Barca" shirt. https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/1532618399519580160
That is awful.
Even as a third kit that's shit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Pete3206 on June 03, 2022, 10:14:57 PM
Remove the star.

Yeah, no
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 03, 2022, 11:29:08 PM
It makes us look small time.

Sorry lads.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: olaftab on June 03, 2022, 11:37:49 PM
It makes us look small time.

Sorry lads.
Don't all winners carry star/stars on their shirts?  Real Madrid must have added additional yard of material to their shirts  to accommodates all the stars.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 03, 2022, 11:55:27 PM
It makes us look small time.

Sorry lads.

Couldn't disagree more.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 12:13:54 AM
It makes us look small time.

Sorry lads.
Don't all winners carry star/stars on their shirts?  Real Madrid must have added additional yard of material to their shirts  to accommodates all the stars.

No. In other countries they have a league system but only us and Forest do it in England for the European Cup which should tell you everything. Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea don't. They obviously don't feel like they need to prove anything.

If we were going to do it it should at least look like how Celtic do it but even then it is small time imo.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 04, 2022, 12:24:04 AM
Don't all winners carry star/stars on their shirts?  Real Madrid must have added additional yard of material to their shirts  to accommodates all the stars.

No. In other countries they have a league system but only us and Forest do it in England for the European Cup which should tell you everything. Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea don't. They obviously don't feel like they need to prove anything.

Man U, Liverpool and Chelsea don't need them as the media remind us often enough about their wins.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 12:36:59 AM
We don't need it either, anyone who matters knows about 1982.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on June 04, 2022, 12:52:51 AM
I hate to disagree but outside of Villa circles, I don't think many know or (spit) care. Bear in mind the media (and therefore people generally) often take the view that Newcastle and Leeds, for example, are bigger than Villa. I really think it's because we added a star to our badge that people are more aware of the club's accomplishment.

Why not celebrate the club's finest hour? It's the least that team deserve.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on June 04, 2022, 01:05:34 AM
I hate to disagree but outside of Villa circles, I don't think many know or (spit) care. Bear in mind the media (and therefore people generally) often take the view that Newcastle and Leeds, for example, are bigger than Villa. I really think it's because we added a star to our badge that people are more aware of the club's accomplishment.

Why not celebrate the club's finest hour? It's the least that team deserve.

Interesting point.
Iím a massive hypocrite as probably half the staff on every hospital ward Iíve ever worked on know Iím a Villa fan and it can be a running joke about me Ďnever mentioningí that I was there as a nipper, but on the whole - seasons like the last aside - I side with the danger of too much living in the past and we donít need a star to prove anything.

But I think you are right so many donít realise we ever won it, you might have won me round.

Youíd like to think we donít need a star for the same reason as others that have won it multiples/recently, but I guess until we have that problem of Ďjust how many stars is it right to have on the badge?í I can cope with it being there.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on June 04, 2022, 01:08:45 AM
It makes us look small time.

Sorry lads.
Don't all winners carry star/stars on their shirts?  Real Madrid must have added additional yard of material to their shirts  to accommodates all the stars.

No. In other countries they have a league system but only us and Forest do it in England for the European Cup which should tell you everything. Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea don't. They obviously don't feel like they need to prove anything.

If we were going to do it it should at least look like how Celtic do it but even then it is small time imo.

League system?

I just had to look at Celticís badge. Then shirt. A star floating above the badge, no thank you. Looks worse/even more small time.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on June 04, 2022, 01:16:51 AM
I hate to disagree but outside of Villa circles, I don't think many know or (spit) care. Bear in mind the media (and therefore people generally) often take the view that Newcastle and Leeds, for example, are bigger than Villa. I really think it's because we added a star to our badge that people are more aware of the club's accomplishment.

Why not celebrate the club's finest hour? It's the least that team deserve.

Interesting point.
Iím a massive hypocrite as probably half the staff on every hospital ward Iíve ever worked on know Iím a Villa fan and it can be a running joke about me Ďnever mentioningí that I was there as a nipper, but on the whole - seasons like the last aside - I side with the danger of too much living in the past and we donít need a star to prove anything.

But I think you are right so many donít realise we ever won it, you might have won me round.

Youíd like to think we donít need a star for the same reason as others that have won it multiples/recently, but I guess until we have that problem of Ďjust how many stars is it right to have on the badge?í I can cope with it being there.


"I side with the danger of too much living in the past and we donít need a star to prove anything." - I fully agree with this; lets be a club who does things, rather than one who talks about stuff it did once, decades ago. But as you say, until we become that club, what's the harm in celebrating the incredible thing Villa did? So few others will even get the opportunity to enter the competition, let alone win it, especially in the manner we did.

I'd love to get to the point where we have to reduce the lion a bit to fit all the stars in!

And if we could just get you to a wider-reaching platform, we could remove the star haha
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 01:30:39 AM
It makes us look small time.

Sorry lads.
Don't all winners carry star/stars on their shirts?  Real Madrid must have added additional yard of material to their shirts  to accommodates all the stars.

No. In other countries they have a league system but only us and Forest do it in England for the European Cup which should tell you everything. Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea don't. They obviously don't feel like they need to prove anything.

If we were going to do it it should at least look like how Celtic do it but even then it is small time imo.

League system?

I just had to look at Celticís badge. Then shirt. A star floating above the badge, no thank you. Looks worse/even more small time.

In Germany I think it's one star for five league titles, two for ten, three for fifteen and so on. Can't remember specifically but there is a way they do it per league titles.

Also that is typically how it's done at any level. International, continental or domestic. The star goes above the crest. Ours looks lopsided and awkward.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: purpletrousers on June 04, 2022, 01:33:56 AM
I work as a Chaplain these days, thatís the simplest way to explain it, but formally ďDept of Spiritual, Religious & Cultural CareĒ. Iím stretching it maybe but I say football is part of my culture and it certainly helps me to connect to a good chunk of the men I meet.
I often say wall charts should be up on wards for WC/Euros, itís culturally important

I work in some forensic wards where they certainly arenít going anywhere, but the fact I can chat about who weíve got on Saturday and going to the game does register with some. I (of course) genuinely enjoy talking about seeing Villa lose at Highbury but win the league, beat Bayern, and get kicked by Barca. Iíve had a few Buddhists comment on the fact Iím one of a few who Ďget paid to be be a Buddhistí, but I guess how often I engage using footy, Iím really paid to be a villa fan too😅
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 04, 2022, 01:39:37 AM
European Cup stars should be awarded and strictly regulated. One star, no matter how many you have won, above the badge. Then ban any clubs that attempt a Man City/Huddersfield/Rangers cvnt move of sticking stars on your badge to represent league titles/FA cups/number of disabled toilets at the ground.

We should be proud of having won the European Cup, but not so proud that we incorporate it into our very identity.

I think we need a new badge, and I'm open to lots of different ideas, but we need to bin the current one, which looks like it's been put together by a first-year design student on Canva. My conditions are simple: we need a (decently proportioned) lion, and our full name (no fucking initials).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: IFWaters on June 04, 2022, 06:02:00 AM
I can't do all the fancy graphics.

How about a complete revolution.

Great big white T-shirt thing, badge on the back, massive black on white letters on the front like Frankie says Relax but instead reading

SHIT ON
THE CITY

Think that would look excellent with Phil wearing it and a great big smile.

Perhaps 2nd and 3rd strips insulting the Tesco's and Dingles. It would all be a nice alternative to everything being so bland
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 04, 2022, 10:06:47 AM
The lion should he claret, not piss yellow. I don't mind the star but put it above the badge, don't make it look like the lion has just burped it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Bad English on June 04, 2022, 10:10:14 AM
They can redo the mosaic while they're at it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 04, 2022, 10:37:25 AM
The badge really does need changing, itís not bad the stripey one but itís piss poor.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 11:05:52 AM
The badge really does need changing, itís not bad the stripey one but itís piss poor.

Tony Xia said he was going to change it. Not sure where NSWE stand on it.

Once we get it changed and get a proper kit manufacturer in (Umbro, Puma, Nike or Adidas), we will compete at the top again. Right now we look lower league with Castore and the Lerner badge.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: p_ad on June 04, 2022, 11:11:00 AM
The kit looks ok colouring looks decent, but that badge is bloody horrible
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: TopDeck113 on June 04, 2022, 12:56:32 PM
Should we have the star? Absolutely, yes.  However, I agree with the suggestion that it should be UEFA mandated. Once you've been Champions of Europe you can have the star and that's it. Rather like the time when you could only have triangular corner flags if you'd won the FA Cup.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: bilsim on June 04, 2022, 02:44:44 PM
(https://assets.change.org/photos/6/kt/yc/jZKTYcIwifVkuIA-800x450-noPad.jpg?1528222892)

I cannot for the life of me understand any opposition to reverting to this crest. It is a masterpiece of simple design and superior to almost every other crest in football.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on June 04, 2022, 02:51:40 PM
Iím expecting/hoping weíll see a badge rebrand when the new stand is opened. Seems an ideal time to do it, with the new shop, museum etc being launched too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 04, 2022, 02:53:58 PM
I cannot for the life of me understand any opposition to reverting to this crest. It is a masterpiece of simple design and superior to almost every other crest in football.

There isn't any significant opposition to going back to it but isn't there a copyright issue that means we can't.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 04, 2022, 03:05:59 PM
Miss quote
Work in progress 🙄
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 03:22:06 PM
A selection of crests I have in my 'Kits' folder for making football kits on FIFA.

00s shield:

(https://i.imgur.com/DK6n4U1.png)

1950s shield but I edited it to have a gold lion:

(https://i.imgur.com/biePto8.png)

1950s shield:

(https://i.imgur.com/XYcmXo8.png)

Updated 70s:

(https://i.imgur.com/KeYlFKH.png)

Updated 70s with gold lion:

(https://i.imgur.com/3Yv7p0N.png)

Don't think there'd be an issue using an updated version of the 70s crest.

My preferred option is one of the above for media and documents and an embroidered gold lion on the kits and training stuff, similar to Liverpool and Tottenham:

(https://i.imgur.com/4uhI324.png)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 04, 2022, 03:27:14 PM
A selection of crests I have in my 'Kits' folder for making football kits on FIFA.

Thanks for sharing all those, I'd give you a gold star but fear it might not be well received.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 03:36:39 PM
A selection of crests I have in my 'Kits' folder for making football kits on FIFA.

Thanks for sharing all those, I'd give you a gold star but fear it might not be well received.

 ;D
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Weedy on June 04, 2022, 03:40:12 PM
All our kits, for comparison:

(https://i.ibb.co/c6C33tK/ASTON-VILLA-2020-21-BOTH.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c6C33tK)


Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on June 04, 2022, 04:13:07 PM
1884-85 is my favourite.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on June 04, 2022, 04:20:33 PM
As gorgeous as the old 70s/80s badge is, the only small criticism I can think of is that "it's been done" - by which I mean, clubs like Chelsea, Middlesbrough and others have already adopted the old school, round badge look. We would be very late in doing so, if that mattered at all.

I think the club opened a proper can of worms with changing the badge but opening it up to a vote - they simply will not be able to please everyone. Add to that, there's probably a correlation between the badge in use when we grew up and our preferred style, so finding a consensus might be tough. An example, I still love the original stripey badge with the Prepared banner beneath it. The one with the broken up Lion? Love it! Classic Aston Villa!

(https://logos-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Aston-Villa-Logo-1970-1980.png)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 04, 2022, 04:34:43 PM
Stripes are shit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 04, 2022, 05:15:14 PM
A selection of crests I have in my 'Kits' folder for making football kits on FIFA.

00s shield:

(https://i.imgur.com/DK6n4U1.png)

1950s shield but I edited it to have a gold lion:

(https://i.imgur.com/biePto8.png)

1950s shield:

(https://i.imgur.com/XYcmXo8.png)

Updated 70s:

(https://i.imgur.com/KeYlFKH.png)

Updated 70s with gold lion:

(https://i.imgur.com/3Yv7p0N.png)

Don't think there'd be an issue using an updated version of the 70s crest.

My preferred option is one of the above for media and documents and an embroidered gold lion on the kits and training stuff, similar to Liverpool and Tottenham:

(https://i.imgur.com/4uhI324.png)

The lions on the two shields look like they're trying to find their way around around a house in the dark
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on June 04, 2022, 05:24:39 PM
we need to get rid of 'prepared' - we're clearly not most weeks on the pitch.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 04, 2022, 05:32:06 PM
I've never really like "Prepared". Would rather we had a fancy Latin motto like "In vino veritas" or "Biggus Dickus".
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 04, 2022, 05:37:07 PM
Or we could go ironic and go with 'ficklus maximus'.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hopadop on June 04, 2022, 08:00:07 PM
Re the star....I thought something was said at the time of the Lerner design about the rules concerning it.

IIRC, UEFA / Premier League / somebody don't allow them to be displayed unless the team's actually playing in the European cup competition - so Liverpool, Barcelona etc can and do have them on those kits but not in league game games.

The way around it is to incorporate the star into the badge itself, which is what we did.

I may have made this up.

I like the new kit anyway. Maybe a shade darker blue.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 04, 2022, 09:15:15 PM
Barca don't have stars on their kits in Europe.

It's the PL that have the rule regarding stars. They need to be inside the crest which is why we ended up with our shit star.

Forest will probably be made to change theirs next season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on June 04, 2022, 10:46:47 PM
1884-85 is my favourite.

Get it in claret and blue... sorted.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 04, 2022, 10:55:17 PM
Surely the time to change it is 2024, our 150th anniversary.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rico on June 05, 2022, 09:23:24 AM
(https://assets.change.org/photos/6/kt/yc/jZKTYcIwifVkuIA-800x450-noPad.jpg?1528222892)

I cannot for the life of me understand any opposition to reverting to this crest. It is a masterpiece of simple design and superior to almost every other 9crest in football.

110% Agreed
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on June 05, 2022, 09:38:31 AM
We only had that crest for 20 years, yet it represented (arguably) the most successful period of our history. Whatever we do, it needs the words Aston Villa in it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Goldenballs on June 05, 2022, 03:41:52 PM
(https://www.designfootball.com/images/joomgallery/originals/football_crests_8/aston_villa_fc_20200813_1903707846.png)
I really like that, did you make it?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on June 05, 2022, 03:44:10 PM
1884-85 is my favourite.

Get it in claret and blue... sorted.

:) Would be an absolute belter!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 05, 2022, 03:48:09 PM
(https://www.designfootball.com/images/joomgallery/originals/football_crests_8/aston_villa_fc_20200813_1903707846.png)
I really like that, did you make it?

No, mate, just found it on the net.
I like it, too, but Iíd prefer a gold lion as opposed to a yellow one.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 06, 2022, 05:21:29 PM
I think our home kits look much better when the blue goes up the shoulders rather than just being blue sleeves. Makes us look like Lego men otherwise.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 06, 2022, 05:33:49 PM
I think our home kits look much better when the blue goes up the shoulders rather than just being blue sleeves. Makes us look like Lego men otherwise.

I know which list you're going on. Hate the light blue on the shoulders but it just shows it's impossible to please everyone.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 06, 2022, 05:35:29 PM
I think our home kits look much better when the blue goes up the shoulders rather than just being blue sleeves. Makes us look like Lego men otherwise.

I know which list you're going on. Hate the light blue on the shoulders but it just shows it's impossible to please everyone.

Are youÖ are you Santa?  :'(
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 06, 2022, 05:43:58 PM
I think our home kits look much better when the blue goes up the shoulders rather than just being blue sleeves. Makes us look like Lego men otherwise.

I know which list you're going on. Hate the light blue on the shoulders but it just shows it's impossible to please everyone.

Are youÖ are you Santa?  :'(

Yes, I only come once a year etc. :)

Not really, I was referring to CDBF's inverted lists of kit "shame".
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on June 06, 2022, 05:53:58 PM
I do like just the embroided Lion on the shirt - that looks great.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on June 06, 2022, 09:58:37 PM
These are an interesting alternative Villa Shirt. Similar to the PES football game.
https://footballtown.com/collections/the-villan-collection/products/the-villan
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on June 06, 2022, 10:21:53 PM
These are an interesting alternative Villa Shirt. Similar to the PES football game.
https://footballtown.com/collections/the-villan-collection/products/the-villan


I like these , sorry is that wrong??
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on June 06, 2022, 11:29:30 PM
These are an interesting alternative Villa Shirt. Similar to the PES football game.
https://footballtown.com/collections/the-villan-collection/products/the-villan


I like these , sorry is that wrong??

The long sleeve is a beauty!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 07, 2022, 07:59:59 AM
I do like just the embroided Lion on the shirt - that looks great.

Yes, like the early 70ís.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 07, 2022, 08:03:17 AM
I do miss the long sleeve. Always reminds me of Cowans for some reason.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 07, 2022, 08:03:57 AM
At the risk of being a splitter, I've never liked long sleeves on football shirts
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on June 07, 2022, 08:05:32 AM
At the risk of being a splitter, I've never liked long sleeves on football shirts

Me neither.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 07, 2022, 08:10:48 AM
These are an interesting alternative Villa Shirt. Similar to the PES football game.
https://footballtown.com/collections/the-villan-collection/products/the-villan

I really like that.
Very similar to the 57-62 top, which is my favourite Villa one.

I know Iíve said I like the all claret tops, I still do, because my first kit was the Ď69 one.
But if I was to choose my all time favourite it would be the 57-62 home and away tops.

Just to add, That black keepers top, with the gold lion, is stunning
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Flin5tone on June 07, 2022, 03:27:38 PM
Cazoo have announced 750 jobs will be going across the UK and Europe. Not sure if they are our sponsors next season but it's not a good look
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on June 07, 2022, 04:08:43 PM
Cazoo have announced 750 jobs will be going across the UK and Europe. Not sure if they are our sponsors next season but it's not a good look

I'd rather them stay afloat so we can get our 6 million/yr payment instead of pushing ahead with high payroll costs only to go under.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 07, 2022, 04:25:26 PM
Personally I'd rather people kept their jobs, and kids were fed etc.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: villadelph on June 07, 2022, 04:49:14 PM
Personally I'd rather people kept their jobs, and kids were fed etc.

They're used car salesman.. they never got sympathy before.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Axl Rose on June 07, 2022, 04:53:47 PM
At the risk of being a splitter, I've never liked long sleeves on football shirts

Me neither.

Boo to the both of you :)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 07, 2022, 05:12:37 PM
Personally I'd rather people kept their jobs, and kids were fed etc.

They're used car salesman.. they never got sympathy before.

I sit next to three lads that work at a car salesroom, they're real people too
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 07, 2022, 05:13:55 PM
I do miss the long sleeve. Always reminds me of Cowans for some reason.

Same here, not keen on the ones above though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 07, 2022, 05:16:26 PM
Cazoo have announced 750 jobs will be going across the UK and Europe. Not sure if they are our sponsors next season but it's not a good look

They've only gone and Grinched it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 09, 2022, 10:35:28 AM
For those of us with fond memories of the halcyon days of Umbro, boy have they gone to shit
https://twitter.com/WestHamViews_/status/1534796051105865728?t=C_Bg1wYBdPV10QsWjKIk6g&s=19
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 09, 2022, 10:51:05 AM
Dear God that's fucking awful, but so it should be.

All of the no-mark clubs that nicked our colours should be forced to wear piss poor imitations of it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 09, 2022, 11:09:17 AM
Ooh
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 09, 2022, 11:13:50 AM
That is an abomination!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 09, 2022, 11:17:36 AM
As per usual the West Ham home kit is awful. Umbro seem to be going for very thick collarless necklines and "cuffs" incorporating the 2nd & 3rd colours. Works on the new Ireland shirt (it's looks less camouflagey on) but absolutely doesn't on the Spam kit.
https://www.elverys.ie/Elverys/Football/Ireland/Umbro-Ireland-FAI-2022%C2%A0Home-Jersey/p/000000001124492002?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 09, 2022, 12:30:05 PM
As per usual the West Ham home kit is awful. Umbro seem to be going for very thick collarless necklines and "cuffs" incorporating the 2nd & 3rd colours. Works on the new Ireland shirt (it's looks less camouflagey on) but absolutely doesn't on the Spam kit.
https://www.elverys.ie/Elverys/Football/Ireland/Umbro-Ireland-FAI-2022%C2%A0Home-Jersey/p/000000001124492002?
Looks a bit too dark BV. The green I mean.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Charlie8182 on June 09, 2022, 01:05:57 PM
They've tried a reproduction of their 1991/92 relegation kit by the looks of it

https://www.google.com/search?q=west+ham+91%2F92+shirt&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB748GB748&oq=west+ham+1991%2F92&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i22i30j0i15i22i30j0i390.10843j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villa in Denmark on June 09, 2022, 03:39:07 PM
They've tried a reproduction of their 1991/92 relegation kit by the looks of it

https://www.google.com/search?q=west+ham+91%2F92+shirt&rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB748GB748&oq=west+ham+1991%2F92&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i22i30j0i15i22i30j0i390.10843j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Lets hope their season is a reproduction too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on June 09, 2022, 03:43:05 PM
The West Ham fan at work hates it. I sure won't be moaning about the Castore effort doing the rounds if that's what we get, it's a million miles better than the West Ham kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 09, 2022, 04:01:50 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 09, 2022, 04:03:22 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 09, 2022, 04:15:32 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?

Yeh I was talking more the designs
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on June 09, 2022, 04:38:02 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?

Probably factory seconds. See the away shirt Castore logo. Castore have production in Turkey.

I hope those are our shirts, they both look ace.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 09, 2022, 04:41:14 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?

Probably factory seconds. See the away shirt Castore logo. Castore have production in Turkey.

Sounds right, their "Rangers" kits have been available in Turkey pre-launch the last couple of seasons.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 09, 2022, 04:44:44 PM
As per usual the West Ham home kit is awful. Umbro seem to be going for very thick collarless necklines and "cuffs" incorporating the 2nd & 3rd colours. Works on the new Ireland shirt (it's looks less camouflagey on) but absolutely doesn't on the Spam kit.
https://www.elverys.ie/Elverys/Football/Ireland/Umbro-Ireland-FAI-2022%C2%A0Home-Jersey/p/000000001124492002?

Looks a bit too dark BV. The green I mean.

Not for me as I've always felt that the green in a lot of ROI shirts is too light. I think we can both agree that this a beauty though.
https://www.elverys.ie/Elverys/Umbro-FAI-Home-21-LS-Jersey-Green/p/000000001108188003

Would love a simple claret and blue version of that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on June 09, 2022, 04:50:27 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?

Probably factory seconds. See the away shirt Castore logo. Castore have production in Turkey.

Sounds right, their "Rangers" kits have been available in Turkey pre-launch the last couple of seasons.

Yup. Just noticed the AVFC on the home shirt is all over the place.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 09, 2022, 05:40:34 PM
Think they're the Trezeguet to Trabzonspor special edition ones.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on June 09, 2022, 05:50:51 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?

Probably factory seconds. See the away shirt Castore logo. Castore have production in Turkey.

Sounds right, their "Rangers" kits have been available in Turkey pre-launch the last couple of seasons.

Yup. Just noticed the AVFC on the home shirt is all over the place.

That's Randy's design.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 09, 2022, 05:57:53 PM
Yeh if this is them (not yet released of course but apparently on sale in Turkey), then theyíre very smart.

https://twitter.com/alan_avfc1963/status/1534884573745758211?s=21&t=2_TG-kkRz_fQ4fXYsO11_A

Surely those will be fakes?

Probably factory seconds. See the away shirt Castore logo. Castore have production in Turkey.

Sounds right, their "Rangers" kits have been available in Turkey pre-launch the last couple of seasons.

Yup. Just noticed the AVFC on the home shirt is all over the place.

That's Randy's design.

Do you think he still has his ankle tat?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on June 09, 2022, 06:38:58 PM
That's Randy's design.

Ha! I still believe Risso's was better.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Nelly on June 09, 2022, 06:58:48 PM
I still remember that someone took the time to create a version of our badge with a big hippo on it.. haha I remember saving it somewhere, it made me laugh so much.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on June 09, 2022, 07:12:44 PM
I still remember that someone took the time to create a version of our badge with a big hippo on it.. haha I remember saving it somewhere, it made me laugh so much.

I think that whole thread made all of us laugh, it must be nearly 15 years ago but distinctly recall the hippo one, Rissos and several other splendid MS paint jobs. Randy Lerner, bless.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 09, 2022, 07:28:43 PM
It wasn't Randy's design, it was the result of a perfectly scrupulous poll.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 09, 2022, 07:50:38 PM
It's a terrible badge, which replaced a terrible badge.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 09, 2022, 08:33:01 PM
Let's hope the 150th anniversary results in a new badge... and a League Title...
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 09, 2022, 08:47:28 PM
As per usual the West Ham home kit is awful. Umbro seem to be going for very thick collarless necklines and "cuffs" incorporating the 2nd & 3rd colours. Works on the new Ireland shirt (it's looks less camouflagey on) but absolutely doesn't on the Spam kit.
https://www.elverys.ie/Elverys/Football/Ireland/Umbro-Ireland-FAI-2022%C2%A0Home-Jersey/p/000000001124492002?

Looks a bit too dark BV. The green I mean.

Not for me as I've always felt that the green in a lot of ROI shirts is too light. I think we can both agree that this a beauty though.
https://www.elverys.ie/Elverys/Umbro-FAI-Home-21-LS-Jersey-Green/p/000000001108188003

Would love a simple claret and blue version of that.
Lovely. This was apparently an unused design from 86/7
(https://i.ibb.co/R6JwxZh/football-shirt-6352-1-449x500x1.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 09, 2022, 09:05:05 PM
Too busy for me, looks more 90s than mid-80s. My favourite is still probably the white away Italia '90 'Opel' shirt. Great times.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ian c. on June 09, 2022, 09:48:47 PM
Looks familiar

(https://img.staticdj.com/6c9121e224b88c3548424c94deb6ff87_750x.jpg)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 09, 2022, 10:08:57 PM
Looks familiar

Safe to say it works better with the German colours.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Weedy on June 09, 2022, 11:54:46 PM
Hippo...


(https://i.ibb.co/fY28v2s/Villa-Hippo-Wallpaper.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fY28v2s)


Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 10, 2022, 12:25:58 AM
I'd love it if they made that the badge.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 10, 2022, 12:46:13 AM
I'd love it if they made that the badge.

In.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 10, 2022, 01:28:32 AM
We could get rid of Hercules and bring in George from Rainbow as our new mascot.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 10, 2022, 02:17:35 AM
Genuine question: were we the first football club to adopt the lion as our emblem?

I'd happily switch to a hippo because the lion is so overdone, but if we were the first, I'd rather we just sue every other club or nation with a lion on their crest.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 10, 2022, 06:22:02 AM
I don't mind swapping away from a lion to an animal that's genuinely brave. Lions aren't. It's a 500lb cat with razor sharp claws and teeth that hunts in packs, has no natural predators, and enjoys nothing more than a nice nap after dinner. Your average garden bird-table raiding squirrel shows more bollocks.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 10, 2022, 10:07:03 AM
Genuine question: were we the first football club to adopt the lion as our emblem?

It's a good question and possibly worthy of an article by Dave W or John R.

Crests on shirts are a more modern addition than many realise so I'm sure there's room for debate over when a club adopted one. According to this we adopted the lion rampant as our emblem in 1956. https://sportslogohistory.com/aston-villa-fc-primary-logo

A brief check suggests the lion rampant was adopted by Rangers in 1959, Dundee United in 1956, Chelsea in 1953 and Millwall in 1936 so the answer is likely no. Obviously if you're discussing it with fans of one of these 4 clubs you can claim we adopted it first wearing a lion on our shirts from 1878-1880. It appears the only crest we wore pre-1956 was the non-lion one from 1886-88.

However the answer is probably Burnley who had a rather lion camp and unicorn on their crest back in 1886 or England who have had the 3 Lions crest since 1872.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chris Smith on June 10, 2022, 10:10:36 AM
I'd love it if they made that the badge.

In.
I'd love it if they made that the badge.

ďCome on you HipposĒ as a chant would be a bit crap though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 10, 2022, 10:53:47 AM
I strongly disagree, Chris!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 10, 2022, 11:14:49 AM
Pottermus from Stoke is the worst mascot I have encountered on my away travels, though that weird mascot film they showed at Burnley away recently was surreal.

I do think our Hercules costume isn't as good as it could be. And where does he go after kick off? I always look for him but we reckon he sleeps on the roof.

I wouldn't be opposed to simplifying the kit to just have the rampant lion on. Though isn't the lion because of our Scottish links?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 10, 2022, 11:17:39 AM
I'd love it if they made that the badge.

In.
I'd love it if they made that the badge.

ďCome on you HipposĒ as a chant would be a bit crap though.

We could sing the "Hungry Hungry Hippos" theme song at our young and hungry stars of the future.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 10, 2022, 11:26:15 AM
Genuine question: were we the first football club to adopt the lion as our emblem?

It's a good question and possibly worthy of an article by Dave W or John R.

Crests on shirts are a more modern addition than many realise so I'm sure there's room for debate over when a club adopted one. According to this we adopted the lion rampant as our emblem in 1956. https://sportslogohistory.com/aston-villa-fc-primary-logo

A brief check suggests the lion rampant was adopted by Rangers in 1959, Dundee United in 1956, Chelsea in 1953 and Millwall in 1936 so the answer is likely no. Obviously if you're discussing it with fans of one of these 4 clubs you can claim we adopted it first wearing a lion on our shirts from 1878-1880. It appears the only crest we wore pre-1956 was the non-lion one from 1886-88.

However the answer is probably Burnley who had a rather lion camp and unicorn on their crest back in 1886 or England who have had the 3 Lions crest since 1872.

We first wore the Lion Rampant in 1878, though not sure if it was worn as a one-off, occasionally or in all our matches. I can't find any examples of anyone using it earlier, most clubs, including Villa, didn't bother with any sort of badge until well into the twentieth century.

Was surprised the other day to see that we regularly used to play in red and white as our home colours in the 1900s. For some reason the claret and blue was heavier and so not suited to the warmer months.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 10, 2022, 11:27:56 AM
Pottermus from Stoke is the worst mascot I have encountered on my away travels, though that weird mascot film they showed at Burnley away recently was surreal.


Bluesí old mascot - ďBlue NoseĒ - was surely the most ridiculous of the lot ? I canít be bothered searching for a picture of it on Google
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 10, 2022, 11:28:49 AM
Pottermus from Stoke is the worst mascot I have encountered on my away travels, though that weird mascot film they showed at Burnley away recently was surreal.

I do think our Hercules costume isn't as good as it could be. And where does he go after kick off? I always look for him but we reckon he sleeps on the roof.

I wouldn't be opposed to simplifying the kit to just have the rampant lion on. Though isn't the lion because of our Scottish links?

Surely the guy in the boiler costume at the Baggies is the worst mascot, if not the very worst thing in the world ever?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 10, 2022, 11:31:28 AM
I've never seen or noticed one at the blues and only seen the bird thing at the baggies.

The baggies had that awful pea though and then what looked like a fridge?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: London Villan on June 10, 2022, 11:36:06 AM
The lion was on the Trinity in the 1920s - I expect other clubs had icons at this point too, but it has been something we have used pretty much since we were formed.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Des Little on June 10, 2022, 11:37:02 AM
Anyone hoping for Umbro best have a look at the shit West Ham will be wearing next season
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Deano's Mullet on June 10, 2022, 11:38:09 AM
Castor have released Wulves'. Where's ours then?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Clampy on June 10, 2022, 11:43:49 AM
I went to watch Fleetwood v Oxford late last season and Fleetwood had a very jolly mascot by the name of Captain Cod.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 10, 2022, 11:45:43 AM
I went to watch Fleetwood v Oxford late last season and Fleetwood had a very jolly mascot by the name of Captain Cod.

I wonder about you.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 10, 2022, 11:46:05 AM
Castor have released Wulves'.

https://www.footyheadlines.com/2022/05/wolves-22-23-home-away-third-kits-leaked.html

Their home kit is quite smart and includes a natty long sleeve version, the away and 3rd kits are terrible.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Clampy on June 10, 2022, 11:51:10 AM
I went to watch Fleetwood v Oxford late last season and Fleetwood had a very jolly mascot by the name of Captain Cod.

I wonder about you.

He spoke highly of yow too.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 10, 2022, 12:21:46 PM
Two things, cba quoting people. Firstly, I'm pretty sure I can say there's not been any lions in Scotland since at least the end of the last ice age. And secondly, didn't Millwall adopt their lion after beating us? Or losing to us? Or was it Chelsea? One of those four outcomes, anyway.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 10, 2022, 12:28:30 PM
Two things, cba quoting people. Firstly, I'm pretty sure I can say there's not been any lions in Scotland since at least the end of the last ice age. And secondly, didn't Millwall adopt their lion after beating us? Or losing to us? Or was it Chelsea? One of those four outcomes, anyway.

I thought Millwallís lion badge and shirt colours was a nod to their Scottish founders. Or something
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 10, 2022, 12:30:17 PM
Firstly, I'm pretty sure I can say there's not been any lions in Scotland since at least the end of the last ice age.

I'm also pretty sure there have never been any unicorns in Scotland, doesn't stop it being their national animal.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Clampy on June 10, 2022, 12:36:25 PM
Whats the elephant on the Coventry Badge all about anyway?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 10, 2022, 12:43:51 PM
I don't mind swapping away from a lion to an animal that's genuinely brave. Lions aren't. It's a 500lb cat with razor sharp claws and teeth that hunts in packs, has no natural predators, and enjoys nothing more than a nice nap after dinner. Your average garden bird-table raiding squirrel shows more bollocks.

Honey Badger maybe? They're double-hard bastards
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 10, 2022, 12:45:52 PM
Whats the elephant on the Coventry Badge all about anyway?

There's an elephant on the city's coat of arms. It's something to do with medieval times. Apparently there used to be an elephant reservation where the cathedral is now but the council knocked it down. 
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 10, 2022, 12:53:36 PM
WHAT'S WRONG WITH BRITISH ANIMALS???//
Perhaps an adder, or a water boatman.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Mister E on June 10, 2022, 01:49:00 PM
We first wore the Lion Rampant in 1878, though not sure if it was worn as a one-off, occasionally or in all our matches. I can't find any examples of anyone using it earlier, most clubs, including Villa, didn't bother with any sort of badge until well into the twentieth century.
Was surprised the other day to see that we regularly used to play in red and white as our home colours in the 1900s. For some reason the claret and blue was heavier and so not suited to the warmer months.
I rather assumed that our adoption of the lion was linked to our Scottish connections - McGregor / Ramsay - back in the late 1870's.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 10, 2022, 01:57:51 PM
It was.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 10, 2022, 02:20:33 PM
And secondly, didn't Millwall adopt their lion after beating us? Or losing to us? Or was it Chelsea? One of those four outcomes, anyway.

I thought Millwallís lion badge and shirt colours was a nod to their Scottish founders. Or something

I thought so too but apparently not.

Quote from: Wiki
The club crest has been a rampant lion since 1936, which was also introduced by Charlie Hewitt. There have been many variations of the lion; the first was a single red lion, often mistakenly said to be chosen because of the club's Scottish roots. The lion bore a striking resemblance to signs used by pubs named The Red Lion. From 1956 to 1974 Millwall's crest was two leaping red lions facing each other.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 10, 2022, 02:27:22 PM
Found it. I'm sure it was posted on here some years ago, can't imagine how else it would have registered in my mind.

"The passing of time has led to many popular myths regarding football clubs up and down the land and Millwall are no exception. Their ĎLion rampantí club crest and Lions nickname are popularly believed to have come from the clubís Scottish roots. The true origins of how Millwall came to be lions actually stems from this epic encounter with Aston Villa over a Century ago."

Read on at
https://thegiantkillers.co.uk/1900-millwall-athletic
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 10, 2022, 02:41:09 PM
Looks familiar

(https://img.staticdj.com/6c9121e224b88c3548424c94deb6ff87_750x.jpg)

Change the white to pale blue and the red, black & amber to claret, with a small blue gap between the stripes. That would be a lovely away top.

Or, just change the stripes to claret and blue.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on June 10, 2022, 02:41:11 PM
That's a great read.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on June 10, 2022, 02:58:11 PM
Looks familiar

(https://img.staticdj.com/6c9121e224b88c3548424c94deb6ff87_750x.jpg)

Change the white to pale blue and the red, black & amber to claret, with a small blue gap between the stripes. That would be a lovely away top.

Or, just change the stripes to claret and blue.

Or... all claret, three shades of blue, and make it the home kit 😈
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on June 10, 2022, 02:59:22 PM
I don't mind swapping away from a lion to an animal that's genuinely brave. Lions aren't. It's a 500lb cat with razor sharp claws and teeth that hunts in packs, has no natural predators, and enjoys nothing more than a nice nap after dinner. Your average garden bird-table raiding squirrel shows more bollocks.

Honey Badger maybe? They're double-hard bastards

Absolute nutters. Although aren't hippos meant to be the world's most dangerous animal anyway? Stick with the big daft bastards.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 10, 2022, 03:04:14 PM
Change the white to pale blue and the red, black & amber to claret, with a small blue gap between the stripes. That would be a lovely away top.

Or, just change the stripes to claret and blue.

Or... all claret, three shades of blue, and make it the home kit 😈

Wouldn't work, would be too messy with the sponsor's logo.

Similarly this is one of my favourite non-Villa kits of recent years. https://www.futfanatics.net/adidas-mexico-away-2018-jersey
Would love to see it with light blue instead of green but the logo would ruin the clean design. Fine for international teams though.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on June 10, 2022, 03:08:56 PM
I hate sponsors logos. I know that's not controversial. I would happily pay a bit more and not have one on.

I like that Mexico kit.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 10, 2022, 03:38:31 PM

Similarly this is one of my favourite non-Villa kits of recent years. https://www.futfanatics.net/adidas-mexico-away-2018-jersey
Would love to see it with light blue instead of green but the logo would ruin the clean design. Fine for international teams though.



Same here. I liked it so much I bought one and regularly wear it for 5 aside.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 10, 2022, 03:39:28 PM
I've never seen or noticed one at the blues
(https://i.ibb.co/GThQPrZ/OIP.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Beau Brummie
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 10, 2022, 03:43:31 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/KxyvfKH/R.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YBjs10G)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 10, 2022, 03:48:02 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/KxyvfKH/R.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YBjs10G)

That's brilliant. A mascot so shit it has to have an explanation of what it is written on it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 10, 2022, 05:07:02 PM
I've never seen or noticed one at the blues
(https://i.ibb.co/GThQPrZ/OIP.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Beau Brummie

Actually yeah, I have seen this chap about. Poor hound.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 10, 2022, 05:08:21 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/KxyvfKH/R.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YBjs10G)


Thatís just absolutely bloody awful. Did they put snot trails on it in winter?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 12, 2022, 04:41:07 PM
Cazoo has just posted a £330million loss on Sales of £668 million, costs are £643 million and that takes some doing and is down to its huge marketing spend.
I wonder if they will last the season.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: The Man With A Stick on June 12, 2022, 04:54:17 PM
Cazoo has just posted a £330million loss on Sales of £668 million, costs are £643 million and that takes some doing and is down to its huge marketing spend.
I wonder if they will last the season.

They're sponsoring everything under the sun, including all the major snooker events (including the World Championship from next season).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 12, 2022, 05:02:47 PM
Cazoo has just posted a £330million loss on Sales of £668 million, costs are £643 million and that takes some doing and is down to its huge marketing spend.
I wonder if they will last the season.

They're sponsoring everything under the sun, including all the major snooker events (including the World Championship from next season).
It looks like a classic OPM gamble, raised $1billion and has seen its market valuation go down 90%.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 12, 2022, 05:18:36 PM
Mita, Davenport's, NTL, Rover, Muller, MG, AST, LDV.....
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 12, 2022, 05:33:06 PM
...We didn't start the fire!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 12, 2022, 05:42:36 PM
Nothing bad has happened to Muller as far as I know.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on June 12, 2022, 05:50:20 PM
Cazoo has just posted a £330million loss on Sales of £668 million, costs are £643 million and that takes some doing and is down to its huge marketing spend.
I wonder if they will last the season.
I know someone who works for them, well, did; he was made redundant last week.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 12, 2022, 06:56:06 PM
Nothing bad has happened to Muller as far as I know.

Think he's confusing it with The Ex-Files.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 12, 2022, 07:05:38 PM
Nothing bad has happened to Muller as far as I know.

☹️

https://www.espn.co.uk/football/germany-ger/story/4454547/bayern-munichgermany-legend-gerd-muller-dies
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 12, 2022, 07:10:10 PM
I thought Muller had gone the same way as the others. My mistake.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Exeter 77 on June 12, 2022, 07:21:54 PM
We really are the kiss of death to many of our shirt sponsors. How many of them are still around? Muller, FXPro, 32Red? Are W88 still a company in their own right? Even Acorns had financial issues after they were on Villa shirts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 12, 2022, 07:34:52 PM
I thought Muller had gone the same way as the others. My mistake.

Dina Asher-Smith won't be impressed with you. :)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: N'ZMAV on June 12, 2022, 07:38:53 PM
We really are the kiss of death to many of our shirt sponsors. How many of them are still around? Muller, FXPro, 32Red? Are W88 still a company in their own right? Even Acorns had financial issues after they were on Villa shirts.
I liked the Acorns arrangement
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Exeter 77 on June 12, 2022, 07:54:56 PM
We really are the kiss of death to many of our shirt sponsors. How many of them are still around? Muller, FXPro, 32Red? Are W88 still a company in their own right? Even Acorns had financial issues after they were on Villa shirts.
I liked the Acorns arrangement
So did I but they had financial problems shortly afterwards probably because of what at that point was called the 'Credit Crunch'. I remember reading somewhere at the time the link to Villa may have raised their profile to the extent they had more requests for help than they could cope with
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AV82EC on June 12, 2022, 09:06:32 PM
We really are the kiss of death to many of our shirt sponsors. How many of them are still around? Muller, FXPro, 32Red? Are W88 still a company in their own right? Even Acorns had financial issues after they were on Villa shirts.
I liked the Acorns arrangement

It was a great gesture but commercially extremely naive.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 12, 2022, 09:17:48 PM
What happened to the cows of DWS?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 12, 2022, 09:52:44 PM
Still going strong but no longer has any business links with the UK which is why they neglected to extend their sponsorship deal. According to Wikipedia. Not sure whether that counts another example of the Villa sponsor jinx or not.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Virgil Caine on June 12, 2022, 10:04:29 PM
What happened to the cows of DWS?

If memory serves then DWS were acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management who recently spent a fortune on rebranding the company name after acquiring Standard Life, the result being the inspired ABRDN- Iíll have  a vowel please Carol
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 12, 2022, 11:16:39 PM
I thought Muller had gone the same way as the others. My mistake.

Go stand in the corner.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on June 13, 2022, 06:11:11 AM
Make a massive loss? Cazoo yeah you can.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 13, 2022, 10:05:55 AM
Make a massive loss? Cazoo yeah you can.

It's the Motor way!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 13, 2022, 10:06:49 AM
Claret and blue trim, V or round neck and this would be the perfect away top.

https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 13, 2022, 10:08:21 AM
Claret and blue trim, V or Round neck and this would be the perfect away top

(http://www.shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13)
What would?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 13, 2022, 10:09:31 AM
Claret and blue trim, V or Round neck and this would be the perfect away top

(http://www.shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13)
What would?

Having a mare trying to put a photo on 🙄

Best I can do at the moment
https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on June 13, 2022, 10:20:57 AM
Claret and blue trim, V or Round neck and this would be the perfect away top

(http://www.shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13)
What would?

Having a mare trying to put a photo on 🙄

Best I can do at the moment
https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13



(https://i.ibb.co/b1jRF0M/download.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b1jRF0M)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on June 13, 2022, 10:21:05 AM
I thought Muller had gone the same way as the others. My mistake.

Go stand in the corner.

Wasn't their CEO at the time we were sponsored by them a bit fascist or something?  I remember reading something in my German Language night school course about him to that effect.  They lost my business after that revelation and I quite liked their Yogurts with the corner of fruit puree.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 13, 2022, 10:22:10 AM
Claret and blue trim, V or Round neck and this would be the perfect away top

(http://www.shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13)
What would?

Having a mare trying to put a photo on 🙄

Best I can do at the moment
https://shop.avfc.co.uk/en/aston-villa-short-sleeve-ringer-t-shirt-oatmeal-mens/p-8946773131680436+z-85-312056012?_ref=p-DLP:m-GRID:i-r4c1:po-13



(https://i.ibb.co/b1jRF0M/download.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b1jRF0M)


Excellent, cheers, bud
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: chrisw1 on June 13, 2022, 10:23:59 AM
I do like the embroided stand alone lion as a badge.  I think it looks very classy the way Liverpool and Spurs have done that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 13, 2022, 10:25:41 AM
Not for me. I want "ASTON VILLA" written on the shirts, again. It's the most beautiful name in world football, why would you not show it off?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on June 13, 2022, 12:11:54 PM
Not for me. I want "ASTON VILLA" written on the shirts, again. It's the most beautiful name in world football, why would you not show it off?

Why not both? Aston above, Villa below, get rid of the rest of the badge, have it all in 1 colour so you can change the colour to fit the shirt it's on. I guess the argument then would be whether it's light blue or yellow on the home shirts.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 13, 2022, 12:34:10 PM
Not for me. I want "ASTON VILLA" written on the shirts, again. It's the most beautiful name in world football, why would you not show it off?

Why not both? Aston above, Villa below, get rid of the rest of the badge, have it all in 1 colour so you can change the colour to fit the shirt it's on. I guess the argument then would be whether it's light blue or yellow on the home shirts.

Light blue please.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 13, 2022, 12:37:44 PM
Wasn't their CEO at the time we were sponsored by them a bit fascist or something?  I remember reading something in my German Language night school course about him to that effect.  They lost my business after that revelation and I quite liked their Yogurts with the corner of fruit puree.

Ahh, the kiwi & gooseberry fruit corner was awesome and truly missed, along with Pyramints and Ketchips.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gareth on June 13, 2022, 05:27:35 PM
If you want to see our new home kit just look on the new lad Rory Wilson Instagram stories
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 13, 2022, 05:30:08 PM
Not for me. I want "ASTON VILLA" written on the shirts, again. It's the most beautiful name in world football, why would you not show it off?

Why not both? Aston above, Villa below, get rid of the rest of the badge, have it all in 1 colour so you can change the colour to fit the shirt it's on. I guess the argument then would be whether it's light blue or yellow on the home shirts.

Would certainly be better than the current eyesore.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 13, 2022, 06:15:11 PM
If you want to see our new home kit just look on the new lad Rory Wilson Instagram stories
Can't see owt
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Si on June 13, 2022, 06:18:55 PM
If you want to see our new home kit just look on the new lad Rory Wilson Instagram stories
That's a photoshopped kappa shirt
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: PhilVill on June 14, 2022, 09:07:18 PM
The England cricket gear looks lovely so hopefully the gear for us will also be as nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on June 14, 2022, 10:04:55 PM
The England cricket gear looks lovely so hopefully the gear for us will also be as nice.
Too white
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 14, 2022, 10:37:43 PM
The England cricket gear looks lovely so hopefully the gear for us will also be as nice.

As AAC says, wrong shade of white.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 14, 2022, 11:01:05 PM
Not for me. I want "ASTON VILLA" written on the shirts, again. It's the most beautiful name in world football, why would you not show it off?

On a crest with 'Prepared' underneath, as per Trinity Road stand gable. No need for the name, fucking google it if you don't know mate.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 14, 2022, 11:07:26 PM
We need to bring back 'Prepared'. it was a bad decision to remove it
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 14, 2022, 11:15:54 PM
I don't like the motto "Prepared", but I do want a gable again.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 14, 2022, 11:17:42 PM
I don't like the motto "Prepared", but I do want a gable again.

Agreed. I'd like to see it replaced with "I didn't even revise".
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on June 15, 2022, 01:59:00 PM
(https://assets.change.org/photos/6/kt/yc/jZKTYcIwifVkuIA-800x450-noPad.jpg?1528222892)

I cannot for the life of me understand any opposition to reverting to this crest. It is a masterpiece of simple design and superior to almost every other crest in football.

What he said!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 15, 2022, 03:03:00 PM
It's certainly not beige, or is it? https://twitter.com/KitCrimes/status/1537019534577741824
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 15, 2022, 03:21:35 PM
I like that a lot!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 15, 2022, 07:26:31 PM
I like that a lot!

Agree, itís really nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: pauliewalnuts on June 15, 2022, 07:48:36 PM
Also agree, very nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 15, 2022, 08:02:26 PM
Not for me, but then I've always preferred Cadbury's to Rowntree's.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 15, 2022, 09:50:42 PM
Why can't we team up with Cadbury? Why? It makes sense.

One of the world's biggest brands. Cadbury to Villa should be like Pirelli to Inter and Phillips to PSV.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 15, 2022, 10:15:11 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 15, 2022, 10:16:12 PM
Wankers.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 15, 2022, 10:18:43 PM
Wankers.

My sponsor of choice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 15, 2022, 10:19:30 PM
Moments ago, I discovered that Flakes are now made in the middle east. Fuck Cadbury.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 15, 2022, 10:28:26 PM
Moments ago, I discovered that Flakes are now made in the middle east. Fuck Cadbury.

Do you think they show the ads over there?

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: VILLA MOLE on June 15, 2022, 10:30:45 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

they cadbury shweppes now ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on June 15, 2022, 11:00:36 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

they cadbury shweppes now ?

They're part of kraft.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Sdwbvf on June 15, 2022, 11:19:22 PM
Keep up. Kraft spun loads off as Modelez then merged with Heinz. Cadbury is mondelez now.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: stevo_st on June 16, 2022, 02:14:31 AM
.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Joe S on June 16, 2022, 07:07:19 AM
Keep up. Kraft spun loads off as Modelez then merged with Heinz. Cadbury is mondelez now.

Yes. Kraft split themselves into various companies. Mondelēz International became the snack food business whilst Kraft Foods retains the grocery brands etc.

Given our sadim touch with main sponsors I can fully understand why Cadbury would politely decline to show any interest.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 16, 2022, 10:22:46 AM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

Would you cope with a purple kit 😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on June 16, 2022, 12:40:23 PM
 
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

Would you cope with a purple kit 😂

A purple kit with orange trim would be a thing of beauty.  8)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 16, 2022, 01:08:52 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

Would you cope with a purple kit 😂

A purple kit with orange trim would be a thing of beauty.  8)

And kids, this is why crack is bad
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 16, 2022, 01:11:53 PM
Purple is horrible. Our white and purple quarters kit was a crime against humanity
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 16, 2022, 01:18:25 PM
Shush, you like the Hummel pink and purple stripes shirt, you scumbag. That quartered one was nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 16, 2022, 04:08:22 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

Would you cope with a purple kit 😂

A purple kit with orange trim would be a thing of beauty.  8)

For obvious reasons, we couldnít have a purple with orange trim away top
But, Orange with Purple trimÖ
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 16, 2022, 04:14:03 PM
Purple is horrible. Our white and purple quarters kit was a crime against humanity

The white and purple quarter one is one of my favourite shirts. I may very well get married in it.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 16, 2022, 04:23:44 PM
Purple is horrible. Our white and purple quarters kit was a crime against humanity

The white and purple quarter one is one of my favourite shirts. I may very well get married in it.

Well I'm not marrying you wearing that
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 16, 2022, 04:31:04 PM
Purple is horrible. Our white and purple quarters kit was a crime against humanity

The white and purple quarter one is one of my favourite shirts. I may very well get married in it.
class
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Gary Penrice on June 16, 2022, 05:15:31 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

Would you cope with a purple kit 😂

A purple kit with orange trim would be a thing of beauty.  8)

For obvious reasons, we couldnít have a purple with orange trim away top
But, Orange with Purple trimÖ

A fair point,well made......orange with purple trim eh?

Hope Castore are reading this.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on June 16, 2022, 05:33:22 PM
I'd love us to go as bold as a genuine orange away kit. That's the sort of thinking that creates iconic kits (and really shit ones).
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 16, 2022, 05:55:58 PM
Wankers.

My sponsor of choice.

Isn't that who Lineker/Lesta sold themselves to?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 16, 2022, 06:23:13 PM
I'm gonna guess because we want loads of money and Cadbury won't pay it.

Would you cope with a purple kit 😂

A purple kit with orange trim would be a thing of beauty.  8)

For obvious reasons, we couldnít have a purple with orange trim away top
But, Orange with Purple trimÖ

A fair point,well made......orange with purple trim eh?

Hope Castore are reading this.

Captain could wear a sash instead of an armband, change the badge to include a little bowler hat on the lion.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: andyh on June 16, 2022, 08:42:17 PM
There is picture of the away shirt doing the rounds.
Its plain, itís simple, Itís a thing of beauty.

https://twitter.com/liambryan02/status/1537516419444887553?s=20&t=Dkk12ePX-mUwCSMU4BC8lg
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 16, 2022, 08:57:46 PM
Shush, you like the Hummel pink and purple stripes shirt, you scumbag. That quartered one was nice.

Shut it you, or I'll ask Steven G to play 5 at the back all next season
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: charleeco7 on June 16, 2022, 09:12:02 PM
There is picture of the away shirt doing the rounds.
Its plain, itís simple, Itís a thing of beauty.

https://twitter.com/liambryan02/status/1537516419444887553?s=20&t=Dkk12ePX-mUwCSMU4BC8lg

Itís a cracker that.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on June 16, 2022, 09:20:21 PM
Love it.
Even that badge looks pretty decent!
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 16, 2022, 09:21:43 PM
Itís gorgeous if that indeed is the away top
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 16, 2022, 09:22:18 PM
There is picture of the away shirt doing the rounds.
Its plain, itís simple, Itís a thing of beauty.

https://twitter.com/liambryan02/status/1537516419444887553?s=20&t=Dkk12ePX-mUwCSMU4BC8lg

Itís a cracker that.

It's okay, needs more claret on the collar and the sleeves look very wide. Hopefully there's a long sleeve version with claret cuffs.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 16, 2022, 09:23:08 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVZR6DcWYAA7QoR?format=jpg&name=360x360)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVZR6RtWUAAeYMo?format=jpg&name=360x360)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVZR6eNXwAADz0O?format=jpg&name=360x360)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVZR6rWXEAAOKMt?format=jpg&name=360x360)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 16, 2022, 09:27:58 PM
Looks smart. Is it real?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Smirker on June 16, 2022, 09:33:04 PM
P sure it is.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 16, 2022, 09:33:27 PM
Purple is horrible. Our white and purple quarters kit was a crime against humanity

The white and purple quarter one is one of my favourite shirts. I may very well get married in it.

Well I'm not marrying you wearing that

Iím an absolute vision in purple and white Iíll have you know!  ;D
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dogtanian on June 16, 2022, 09:37:56 PM
There is picture of the away shirt doing the rounds.
Its plain, itís simple, Itís a thing of beauty.

https://twitter.com/liambryan02/status/1537516419444887553?s=20&t=Dkk12ePX-mUwCSMU4BC8lg

That is nice. Though I prefer the blue away top from season before last.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 16, 2022, 10:00:05 PM
I want to look at whatever the shirt is looking at. Ding-dong.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 16, 2022, 10:04:17 PM
I want to look at whatever the shirt is looking at. Ding-dong.

It knows Tyrone will be getting inside of it soon.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dave P on June 16, 2022, 10:48:39 PM
Looks like the leaked home shirt was right too

https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1537552066729721856?s=21&t=K33X7uREe22oWTdM0-du5A
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Dave P on June 16, 2022, 10:49:07 PM
Have to say, I love the simplicity of them
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 16, 2022, 11:20:05 PM
They are both absolutely solid.
(https://i.ibb.co/SBkHKtL/E80-EE2-B7-EBEE-4-E29-91-B8-363344-AAE572.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBkHKtL)

(https://i.ibb.co/wwM7mR7/119-E11-B4-566-E-4-E2-D-8580-BB3-A9067-D7-A7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wwM7mR7)

(https://i.ibb.co/2tS9knk/3080088-B-14-D7-4-DFD-831-C-444427-FC74-FE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2tS9knk)

(https://i.ibb.co/kqDxHCn/EBE9-ED5-A-18-A2-47-E9-B856-4-B461-BD8-E55-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kqDxHCn)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 16, 2022, 11:25:23 PM
Have to say, I love the simplicity of them

Agree. We have had too many kits with too much going on- pinstripes, chequered, macron men, kappa twins.

This looks like a more classic kit and I love classic villa kits.

Would love a remake of the mid 90s reebok kits.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 16, 2022, 11:43:00 PM
I'd love us to go as bold as a genuine orange away kit.

I think that shipped had sailed once we got rid of Terry.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 16, 2022, 11:46:39 PM
The white and purple quarter one is one of my favourite shirts. I may very well get married in it.

I liked that one, looked good in the flesh. Wouldn't mind an all dark purple away kit in the Fiorentina mould. No orange though, too reminiscent of Wolves. ;)
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Rory on June 16, 2022, 11:48:07 PM
The white and purple quarter one is one of my favourite shirts. I may very well get married in it.

I liked that one, looked good in the flesh. Wouldn't mind an all dark purple away kit in the Fiorentina mould. No orange though, too reminiscent of Wolves. ;)

I love Fiorentina kits. Don't think it would suit us, though.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 17, 2022, 08:20:10 AM
Haven't bought a Villa shirt in a while, but think I'll get one of these. Both really smart.

Might do the old man thing and buy it at the end of the season, when it's on sale.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: darren woolley on June 17, 2022, 08:33:33 AM
I really like them they look nice.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 17, 2022, 08:55:58 AM
There is picture of the away shirt doing the rounds.
Its plain, itís simple, Itís a thing of beauty.

https://twitter.com/liambryan02/status/1537516419444887553?s=20&t=Dkk12ePX-mUwCSMU4BC8lg

Itís a cracker that.

It's okay, needs more claret on the collar and the sleeves look very wide. Hopefully there's a long sleeve version with claret cuffs.

Itís the minimal claret trim that makes it look classy
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: nigel on June 17, 2022, 08:58:20 AM
They are both absolutely solid.
(https://i.ibb.co/SBkHKtL/E80-EE2-B7-EBEE-4-E29-91-B8-363344-AAE572.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBkHKtL)

(https://i.ibb.co/wwM7mR7/119-E11-B4-566-E-4-E2-D-8580-BB3-A9067-D7-A7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wwM7mR7)

(https://i.ibb.co/2tS9knk/3080088-B-14-D7-4-DFD-831-C-444427-FC74-FE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2tS9knk)

(https://i.ibb.co/kqDxHCn/EBE9-ED5-A-18-A2-47-E9-B856-4-B461-BD8-E55-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kqDxHCn)


The away one is class, and I really like this one, too

Please note cdbf 😂
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: German James on June 17, 2022, 09:10:29 AM
They are both absolutely solid.
(https://i.ibb.co/SBkHKtL/E80-EE2-B7-EBEE-4-E29-91-B8-363344-AAE572.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBkHKtL)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVZR6DcWYAA7QoR?format=jpg&name=360x360)
I like them both. Although I wish they'd finished off the sleeves on the home shirt with a thin claret line, as on the away version.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: LeeB on June 17, 2022, 09:12:09 AM
I like them, very smart
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: paul_e on June 17, 2022, 09:29:32 AM
I think it's safe to assume the black shirt (which was shown alongside those 2 on earlier leaks) is the 3rd as well.

On that basis I'd say this is as good a set of kits as we've had for a long time.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 17, 2022, 09:51:52 AM
Those with a keen eye for fashion like me will notice how the neck on the shirt mirrors the shape of the wings on the Castore logo. A nice little bit of attention to detail.

Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: andyh on June 17, 2022, 09:58:48 AM
Those with a keen eye for fashion like me will notice how the neck on the shirt mirrors the shape of the wings on the Castore logo. A nice little bit of attention to detail.


Very astute.
So, does my bum look big in this ?
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 17, 2022, 10:03:07 AM
Those with a keen eye for fashion like me will notice how the neck on the shirt mirrors the shape of the wings on the Castore logo. A nice little bit of attention to detail.

Well spotted, Gok Wan.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 17, 2022, 10:12:23 AM
These look very good. Thank goodness no stripey stuff so I hopefully I won't have to add any more miscreants to the proscribed list.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Risso on June 17, 2022, 10:14:49 AM
Those with a keen eye for fashion like me will notice how the neck on the shirt mirrors the shape of the wings on the Castore logo. A nice little bit of attention to detail.


Very astute.
So, does my bum look big in this ?

Positively John McGinn-esque.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 17, 2022, 10:21:25 AM
It's okay, needs more claret on the collar and the sleeves look very wide. Hopefully there's a long sleeve version with claret cuffs.

Itís the minimal claret trim that makes it look classy

The minimal claret works well on the body but just needs a bit more on the collar and cuffs. Hopefully we'll see that on the long-sleeved version.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Drummond on June 17, 2022, 10:24:24 AM
Those with a keen eye for fashion like me will notice how the neck on the shirt mirrors the shape of the wings on the Castore logo. A nice little bit of attention to detail.

Well spotted, Gok Wan.

The k is at the end of the wrong word.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on June 17, 2022, 10:48:23 AM
I always thought our late 70ís Umbro away kit was untouchable but I actually think this is a contender. Identical in style.

https://www.3retro.com/newin/newin/newin/942_Burnley-1980-Away-Umbro-shirt.html
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 17, 2022, 10:55:50 AM
I always thought our late 70ís Umbro away kit was untouchable but I actually think this is a contender. Identical in style.

https://www.3retro.com/newin/newin/newin/942_Burnley-1980-Away-Umbro-shirt.html

I hate our yellow away kits buy that is a stunning shirt. It's a nice rich shade of yellow and the claret & blue works well with it, topped off with the overly ornate, embroidered crest which seems just right.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Villan82 on June 17, 2022, 10:57:58 AM
That is nice
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Hookeysmith on June 17, 2022, 11:40:21 AM
They are both absolutely solid.
(https://i.ibb.co/SBkHKtL/E80-EE2-B7-EBEE-4-E29-91-B8-363344-AAE572.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SBkHKtL)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVZR6DcWYAA7QoR?format=jpg&name=360x360)
I like them both. Although I wish they'd finished off the sleeves on the home shirt with a thin claret line, as on the away version.

Just my opinion of course but.....

Home - a bit boring - i will wait till i see it in the flesh

Away - bit too West Ham for me  - but again might look good live.

I wonder if we are to have the Professional and fat bloke versions again
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Steve67 on June 17, 2022, 11:41:21 AM
Both are fab. Really like them. Simple but smart.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Stu on June 17, 2022, 11:41:51 AM
Can we change the badge soon? Back to the old circular one from the 80's please.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: eamonn on June 17, 2022, 11:46:20 AM
Away one looks lush as fcuk m'Lord, lush as fcuk.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brend'Watkins on June 17, 2022, 12:14:14 PM
The only issue I have with the home shirt is that it doesn't look very claret.  It might be just the picture not fully picking up the colour but it does look a bit rustic to me.  Hope I'm wrong.

edit: I'm also a bit colour blind so it might be just me.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 17, 2022, 12:53:14 PM
The only issue I have with the home shirt is that it doesn't look very claret.  It might be just the picture not fully picking up the colour but it does look a bit rustic to me.  Hope I'm wrong.

edit: I'm also a bit colour blind so it might be just me.

It's not just you, the claret looks a bit 'weak' but it might be the lighting. Preferred the vibrant shade of claret in the 'Luke' shirt.
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: Yeltzer on June 17, 2022, 01:10:50 PM
Tommy Jordan (AVFC Communications Director) has confirmed on Twitter that these are fake and not the real shirts
Title: Re: Next season's kits
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 17, 2022, 01:11:30 PM
Ffs 😡