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Offline astonvilla82

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1605 on: September 13, 2023, 01:48:20 PM »
Three weeks and still waiting delivery
Nearly four weeks and contacted the Villa website after no delivery,had a email saying they will look into today, another email later stating  I will be refunded straight away,I can actually get the baby's kit from villa park less £5  delivery charges.More disappointed that  issues that seriously need addressing concerning on- line store

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1606 on: September 26, 2023, 07:16:09 PM »
Reports online that (understandably!) the players have complained about the kits. I was watching with a friend at the weekend and he said it looked like they’d all just fallen in a lake.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1607 on: September 26, 2023, 07:23:55 PM »
This whole story is absolutely fucking absurd.

We need to use this problem as cause to dump these idiots as soon as we possibly can.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1608 on: September 26, 2023, 07:24:17 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2023/09/26/aston-villa-player-complain-sweaty-castore-kit-performance/

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Aston Villa players have told club chiefs they are unhappy with this season’s wet-look shirts, which they claim are weighing them down.

Head coach Unai Emery is thought to be aware of the issue, with Villa now working with sports manufacturer Castore to try to find a solution as quickly as possible.

Villa launched new home, away and third kits this season, but supporters have noticed the shirts quickly become wet through and cling to players during games due to perspiration.

Telegraph Sport understands that has prompted complaints from players, who believe it to be a performance issue and have told members of the Villa hierarchy that the shirts become uncomfortable and heavy.

‌The problem has been particularly obvious on the claret home shirts, which quickly turn much darker during games, but players have claimed the white away kit is just as bad.

‌Villa are two years into what was described as a multi-year deal with British sportswear manufacturer Castore and it remains to be seen whether or not the issue could affect that deal.

‌Newcastle United triggered an exit clause to free themselves of a contract with Castore that had been due to run to 2027 so they can switch to Adidas at the end of this season.

‌One source close to a Villa player told Telegraph Sport: “The players are having to play in soaking wet t-shirts and it is a problem that needs to be solved. It cannot go on all season. The players look like they’ve jumped in a swimming pool after about 10 minutes.”

‌Villa have started the season encouragingly, winning four of their opening six Premier League games, but Emery will be keen for the complaints of his players to be swiftly dealt with.

‌The issue will not impact replica shirts bought by fans, with Villa not facing the possibility of having to recall kits or issue replacements to the public.

‌Any solution would likely require Castore to produce a new run of shirts for the players that do a much better job of absorbing sweat and remaining lightweight.

‌Announcing what was described as a ‘landmark’ partnership with Castore in May 2022, Villa released a club statement that said: “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.”

‌Other than Villa and Newcastle, Castore have this season produced kits for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rangers, Sevilla and Bayer Leverkusen among others.

Villa have announced the club will launch a new crest for a second successive campaign after concluding the round badge that features on this season’s shirts ‘has not had the impact which had been hoped’.

In an announcement on the club’s website, Villa have revealed they will canvas the opinion of supporters ahead of selecting a permanent new-look crest ahead of the club’s 150th anniversary next year.

Villa entertain Everton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night in front of what could be their lowest Villa Park crowd since their return to the Premier League.

The Midlands club have faced criticism from supporters for taking their first Carabao Cup game off season tickets and charging a minimum of £30 for an adult ticket.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1609 on: September 26, 2023, 07:36:01 PM »
Seemed fairly obvious, surprised we are this far into the season without a solution.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1610 on: September 26, 2023, 07:38:01 PM »

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1611 on: September 26, 2023, 07:48:27 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2023/09/26/aston-villa-player-complain-sweaty-castore-kit-performance/

Good news, hopefully Unai and the players will push Nas to get rid of Castore.

...and hopefully go with one of the big 'known' brands which would excite the next generation, such as Adidas, Nike, Umbro or Puma - None of this second rate shite like Macron, Castore, Hummel or Kappa that we've been served up in recent years.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1612 on: September 26, 2023, 07:50:10 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2023/09/26/aston-villa-player-complain-sweaty-castore-kit-performance/

Good news, hopefully Unai and the players will push Nas to get rid of Castore.

...and hopefully go with one of the big 'known' brands which would excite the next generation, such as Adidas, Nike, Umbro or Puma - None of this second rate shite like Macron, Castore, Hummel or Kappa that we've been served up in recent years.

Absolutely.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1613 on: September 26, 2023, 08:21:33 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2023/09/26/aston-villa-player-complain-sweaty-castore-kit-performance/

Good news, hopefully Unai and the players will push Nas to get rid of Castore.

...and hopefully go with one of the big 'known' brands which would excite the next generation, such as Adidas, Nike, Umbro or Puma - None of this second rate shite like Macron, Castore, Hummel or Kappa that we've been served up in recent years.

Absolutely.

I entirely agree.

I never buy replica kits (on account of me being a man in my 50s, and such things being inappropriate) but we need to be looking as smart as we possibly can, not mooking around in the sort of shite that looks like it was knocked up by a stall holder down the Rag Market.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1614 on: September 26, 2023, 08:22:06 PM »

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1615 on: September 26, 2023, 08:31:51 PM »
About time, it’s a horrible design and obviously now not even fit for purpose.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1616 on: September 26, 2023, 08:44:23 PM »
Surely every other team who uses Castore is suffering the same problem?
It can’t be that our lads shirts are made for a different material than other pro clubs can it ?

Offline AV84

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1617 on: September 26, 2023, 08:49:40 PM »
Surely every other team who uses Castore is suffering the same problem?
It can’t be that our lads shirts are made for a different material than other pro clubs can it ?

The Newcastle shirt looks like it's clinging to players at times too. It's not as obvious visually as the colours don't change as much as the claret. There's a pic from their weekend game too where a player is celebrating with the ball under his shirt and it looks like it's made of tissue. Can see the writing on the ball clearly through it.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1618 on: September 26, 2023, 10:19:34 PM »
We’d be fucking top of the league if our kits didn’t weigh us down.

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Re: Kits 23/24
« Reply #1619 on: September 26, 2023, 10:27:55 PM »
About time, it’s a horrible design and obviously now not even fit for purpose.
Another black mark against Purslow aka the bloke trying to be besties with the away club

 


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