Chris O (follow on Twitter: @COakleyFtbl)
Sun 7 October 2007

Shirts for 2007/08: Aston Villa (away / 2nd)

Yes folks, we're nearly there. Only two teams remain unfeatured in our look at some of the new shirts on show this Premier League season, and today's penultimate offering is the Aston Villa away shirt:

Just when you thought the pinstripe was dead, here it is again in all its glory. (Actually this isn't the only shirt you'll see paying homage to the pinstripe - Umbro's new Northern Ireland away shirt is a tribute to the one worn in the 1982 World Cup and made by Adidas, curiously enough, but we digress...)

This shirt's made by Nike and is in itself a visual nod in the direction of the one Villa wore between 1981 and 1983. It's just come out on sale and you can pick one up via Aston Villa's online store at the slightly pricey price of £45.00.

Is it worth it? Well perhaps so. Nike's recent trend for minimalist and slightly plain kit design appears to have been shelved temporarily to make way for this nostalgic and well-executed piece. To us it's got clean lines, is unfussy and makes good use of colour but hey, what do we know having judged nineteen shirts already? This feature's all about you telling us what you think, and you can do that by leaving us a comment or by registering your basic feelings on this handy online voting facility...


The final results were as follows:

Excellent: 40 (66%)
Good: 12 (20%)
OK: 4 (7%)
Poor: 3 (5%)
Terrible: 2 (3%)


Tell us what you think and let the world know how good a shirt this really is. Next time around we'll have the last in the series, and that'll be looking at the new Portsmouth 3rd shirt.

Get your handkerchiefs ready - it could be quite an emotional occasion...

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