Enough of Mcleish talk and lets turn our attention to the New Kit and James has sent these thoughts in.
I am one of the sad few people who enjoy’s the world of football in the summer, not just because International tournaments or the transfer market, but also the release of new kits.
Admittedly this may be the least of any Villa fans issues currently due to the dire league position. However this article is to try and have a nice distraction from all the trouble both on and off the pitch – it is also a nice distraction from all the revision and coursework as a student I am dealing with at the moment.
Granted the money making scheme of 2/3 new kits each season can get frustrating, paying £40+ just for a slightly altered design, but watching the leaks and releases throughout the summer, seeing who has a hideous design or wishing you had someone else’s kit is something we all guiltily enjoy.
I have pieced together the designs of all Aston Villa shirts since 2000 (excluding short/sock colour alterations) and we have had nice, but also poor designs.
In February it was announced we have signed a deal with Macron (LINK), which means we avoid basic Nike templates and more recently pointless checks, which in my opinion, are truly horrible. Personally I think Macrons designs on West Hams kits have been poor – this season pointless logos on the shoulder and unnecessary use of yellow ruins the kit. So we may see a similar design due to identical colour schemes.
John Greenfield stated that
– ‘they certainly won’t be going away from the traditions of the home shirt’
– ‘the away kit, will be exciting for the club and supporters. There’s an ever-changing market and we have to be mindful of our fans but also of trends and fashions
In the past two seasons we have seen Arsenal, Northampton and Burnley adopt yellow and claret away kits – which fans have taken fondly to. This is something I can see being introduced and something I personally would like, yellow shirts are a bit different from the usual white/black kits we have seen in recent years. I also think sky blue kits have not been used as much as I would hope, despite their frequency in the 60’s.
What type of kits are fans hoping for next season, simple claret and blue with little deal as home? Or something new and exciting from Macron? What do people also want as an away kit; white, black, blue, yellow, grey or maybe even a green/black/red stripes with a giant red logo?
Admittedly this topic is not the top of everyone minds, but as I said it is a distraction from the mess the club are in both on and off the field.