What The Hell Is Wrong With The FA?
What he hell is wrong with the FA?
Head of merchandising John Greenfield has explained that the club have had to give up on the attempt to have a star added to the shirts to signify our European Cup triumph because apparently it is against the FA's rules.
Bloody red tape and rules is all this country ever produces! Beware, rant warning......no my mistake, just a bit of indigestion.
Greenfield wanted to add a star for the 2006-07 kits, but the initial application was rejected. Villa then appealed, but have been told the star will not be permitted in Premiership games. So our European cup winning teams aren't allowed to display their pride at winning this magnificent competition? Who at the FA decided that gem?
He told the official site: 'The simple fact is that adding the star to the shirt does not comply with FA regulations, so a star can only be worn for European competitions. Who knows, after the start we've had, maybe Martin O'Neill will steer us back into Europe next season and then we can take another look at this.'
'We're as disappointed as the supporters about the ruling and, believe me, we appealed right to the very top, but it's not allowed and that's that. In the meantime we'd always planned to launch the 25th anniversary range and that will be on sale before Christmas.'
Maybe next year our kits should be replica's of the 82 teams shirts to signify our 25th anniversary? Nice if they were made by Adidas wouldn't it?! ;-)