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villamad08

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Hello,
I am writing to you in regards to the new 2012-2013 kit, I would like to express my anger with the current sponsorship. Now I am aware of the premier league rules and that child's shirts aren't allowed to have the the genting casino logo on as it is a casino and company's such as alcoholic drinks and betting shops are not aloud to advertise of the front of children's shirts, this is why I am angry, firstly why has a sponsor been chosen that cannot be put on the front of the children's shirt as I'm sure you know that children want the replica shirt that is the same as what the players are wearing more than anything. Another reason why I am more confused than angry is that when attending our last home game of a dismal season last year, that when walking around the club shop, there were baby shirts and young children's shirts with the genting casinos sponsor on them.
Now I am a big fan of the new shirts and I think they look very good but was disappointed to see what it looked like on the online shop with out the sponsor.
I am a 15 year old boy who is not the average height for a child of that age as I am of the smaller size, and I have been a season ticket holder at Aston villa football club for the last 6 years and have enjoyed these years with the exception of the previous season but I'm sure your aware I'm not the only villa fan angered about last year. Now im almost 16 and as I said I don't look that age but I have many friends who would be wearing the adults shirts therefore they can have the sponsor on there shirts but just because they are taller than me doesn't make them any more mature, therefore just because I'm smaller it doesn't mean I am going to be influenced by a betting sponsorship on the front of my shirt any more than they are.
I am attending the kit launch tomorrow but at this moment in time I cannot justify spending 50 plus on my shirt to include printing, as well as another 50 for my brothers shirt, we will then have to repeat this in a months time when the new away shirt comes out.
This leads me onto my next point in regards to printing, now I will be getting my shirt printed but we do not know squad numbers for next year, now I know big name stars like Darren bent will remain #9 but I like to have younger players on my shirts for example Lichaj and Wiemann by I do not yet know what there confirmed number will be and also what would happen if I was to get a player like agbonlahor on my shirt and he then leaves? Will I be refunded or is it going to be blamed on me?

I look forward to hearing back from you and how you are going to resolve my problem

Ollie Bennett

Age 15


http://www.astonvilladirect.com/stores/astonvilla/products/kit_selector.aspx?pid=116560&portal=&cmp=

^ shirt plain no sponsor

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grannyspodder

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Letter back from Villadirect:

Dear Mr Bennet

We are a multi million pound business, why on earth would we be worried about ripping off thousands of fans every year. You go and spend your pocket money on our new shirt with or without sponsership and in a few months you can just go and do the same thing again, we get hundreds of letters like yours angling for a new shirt at our expense and quite frankly were bored now.



PS: did you see the match at the weekend?
 

villamad08

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@ grannyspodder LOOOOL very good, I'm gonna go and support chase town ;D cheaper hehe
 

Polecup

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It's the law in this country now and there is nothing Villa can do about it!

They have taken the sponsor because they offered the most money; It's like you being offered 20p a week pocket money or 1 a week. You'd choose to have the pound a week to spend in the tuck shop!

There are a number of clubs bigger than Villa in the same boat including Blackburn, Bolton, Wolves, Everton & Liverpool.

Just think yourself lucky that your supporting a premiership team, many of us don't and some of us have to watch worse football than you Villa fans!
 

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how about changing sponsor mid way through the season. Thats a good one. Not only did Newcastle make the change to virgin money when it bought northern rock, but it litteraly bstuck patches over the real players shirts with the new sponsor and continuted to sell the old sponsor shirt. Talk about unorganised.

I cant keep up with shirts. Thank god my 7yr old doesnt actually like the new away kit. (ps... a 7yr olds shirt is the same price as an adults now an dthey dont just want the shirt....but shorts and socks)
 

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Originally posted by Polecup

It's the law in this country now and there is nothing Villa can do about it!

They have taken the sponsor because they offered the most money; It's like you being offered 20p a week pocket money or 1 a week. You'd choose to have the pound a week to spend in the tuck shop!

There are a number of clubs bigger than Villa in the same boat including Blackburn, Bolton, Wolves, Everton & Liverpool.

Just think yourself lucky that your supporting a premiership team, many of us don't and some of us have to watch worse football than you Villa fans!

Not Liverpool, Now sponsored by Standard Chartered.
 

old rod

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Think yourself lucky Cardiff City have announced that they are changing the Bluebirds first team strip to "Red", stuff moaning about a cheap sponsor logo which changes over time how would you like it if the club changed its shirts to "Royal Blue"?[:W]
 

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I thankyou!
 

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Credit to Barcelona for sporting UNICEF on their shirts .. I did hear that both Man U and Man City were to be going with a charity theme also this year ??? .. and have teamed up namely with the RSPCA ?? ...
Why you may ask ??? ..
After questioning both boards it was determined that their's was a decision based purely on the pity held for the number of old dogs that roamed the city centre streets on a Friday and Saturday night ..
So ... I guess you get of lightly with Genting on the front .. additioanlly feel sorry for the other Malaysian club not so far away who just hadto change colours and emblems completely ??.
 

brasem

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Originally posted by andy72

how about changing sponsor mid way through the season. Thats a good one. Not only did Newcastle make the change to virgin money when it bought northern rock, but it litteraly bstuck patches over the real players shirts with the new sponsor and continuted to sell the old sponsor shirt. Talk about unorganised.

I cant keep up with shirts. Thank god my 7yr old doesnt actually like the new away kit. (ps... a 7yr olds shirt is the same price as an adults now an dthey dont just want the shirt....but shorts and socks)

To be fair, Northern Rock were bought out by Virgin half way through last season. Correct me if i am wrong but Virgin could have ditched the sponsorship if they wanted!!!
 

Sam Vimes

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I wish that they did football shirts without the sponsor on the front in adult sizes. I suspect that the days of me wearing such things are in the past. However, at least part of the reason is that I don't like the prospect of paying through the nose to be a walking billboard.
 

jason39

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if you have lots of older shirts pick one of those and wear it. just call it retro. problem solved
Jason
 
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