Date: 11th September 2010 at 4:07pm
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Aston Villa have released an official statement concerning the shirt shenanigans which have been a source of anger for many fans.

The statement on the Official Site explains much of what General Krulak had already covered on his thread in the forum, but for those who don’t partake of such pleasures:

‘On sale dates have been delayed due to quality issues identified by Nike in a small percentage of the shirts that had already been manufactured.

‘Therefore a decision was made jointly by Aston Villa and Nike to set new on sale dates for November.

‘We appreciate the inconvenience caused by these delays and apologise sincerely to all Aston Villa fans.

‘As a gesture of goodwill, please note that there will be free printing of names and numbers with every purchase of a shirt from either of our official stores.’

The club have also decided to keep last seasons prices for the new kit, so prices are as follows:

Adult – £45

Youth – £40

Kiddywinkles – £35

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