Date: 7th February 2007 at 9:14am
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Well, here goes another ‘tick’ in the box for Aston Villa as they’ve today announced that Nike will be the clubs official sportswear partner from 2007/8 in what the club are calling a long term deal.




HURRAH! Quality brands from a prestige company. NO more rubbish like Hummel. Villa are back, instead of looking at tenth rate, they are looking at the best.

Still love my Adidas though! ;-))

Aston Villa Chief Executive, Richard FitzGerald said: ‘This is a significant step forward for the club off the field and we’re delighted to have Nike partnering with us. Nike brings with it vast experience in technological innovation in terms of kit and the association will help us to drive the club forward. The brand sits perfectly with the new board’s vision for Aston Villa and we’re looking forward to working with Nike in the future.’

Jim Allaker, Vice President and General Manager of Nike UK, added: ‘Aston Villa is a major club with a fantastic history and a massive fanbase. We’re delighted they will be joining the Nike family, which already includes national teams such as Brazil and The Netherlands and clubs such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Celtic and FC Barcelona. We’re very excited to be part of the club’s future and we anticipate a long and successful partnership.’

Well done Villa, another great step forward.


 

51 Replies to “Another TICK In The Box For Villa”

  • Great news! Finally we have a quality kit manufacturer. Will be interesting to see who the new sponsor will be too. Great to see an end to the short sightedness and small-time thinking of the previous regime

  • Great news out of the blue!! Excellent!! Window closed and there is still good news! With McCann and Mellberg to sign contract extensions soon it is all good news!! Excellent

  • Class. What a great signing. Any team with a Nike kit looks infinitely more professional straight away. I wouldn’t say Hummel was tat though – like the fact no-one else has it and also it alludes to our Scandinavian connection.

  • It can not be under estimated at what a master stroke this is. This puts us firmly ‘up there’. In the big picture this is a massive statement of intent. In the smaller picture, the thought of a Nike Villa kit, with the round Villa badge on, containing the ‘star’, will definitely be worth queueing up at midnight for.

  • i personally would have rathered the three stripes in adidas, but nike is still no doubt some quality gear

  • Yeah, I’ve done a few adidas rambles recently, mostly in the hope that they send me a pair of free gazelles (!!!!!!!!!!), but Nike is another top brand and comes in close second!!!!

  • wooooooosh….another step in the right direction.

    I have cash burning a hole in my pocket to buy some Villa attire….but have you been in the club shop and seen whats on offer?……its like stuff you would expect to buy dow the Bull Ring Rag Market….cheap and tacky and as for the womens stuff…..well its even worse…..i look forward to seeing some top quality gear in the club shop for once……..nice one…..KEEP THE FAITH.

  • YAY! Happy abouy this even though Adidas probably would have been better. You get the sense that Villa are heading more and more in the right direction with almost every update you hear.

  • Get in there! No more wearing hummel down the boozer. Next season the barmaid may actually respond to my cheeky grins. Nike usually work with the elite clubs and countries (walsall being the exception) so I echo previous comments of it adding prestige to us. Djemba twins, angel and hendrie to be the stars of the next nike advert?

  • Why are you all so keen on Adidas? We have absolutely NO tradition of having the 3 stripes of Adidas on our famous kit. We have more tradition with the hummel chevrons – My very first full Villa kit was a hummel. Have you seen the awful Newcastle away strip? It’s sort of claret and blue with the adidas stripes and it looks TERRIBLE. I think the Nike Swoosh will look excellent on the Villa kit. Does anyone know the outcome of the badge poll? I strongly feel we should go back to the original traditional crest as used to adorn the Trinity Rd stand. Check out the front of the recent programs. The round badge is WAY too 80’s and looks the same as the majority of all the second rate Premier league teams badges (Middlesborough, Chelsea, Sheff Utd, Reading, Charlton, Blackburn… need I go on?)

  • I also don’t see what the fuss about adidas is…. Nike is a WAY bigger brand, and carries with it a huge international recognition. Having just got back from a trip to the states I can say that Nike are leaps and bounds above adidas in terms of brand awareness, the quality of their sotres/advertising etc… they are the market leader in sportswear, no doubt IMHO. Great move by the Villa, and just another part of the Randylution!!! UTV!

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