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New Aston Villa Crest: Here Tomorrow

Just a quick note to point out that as soon as the new official club badge/crest/logo/whateveryoucallit is released by the club tomorrow, Vital Villa will be releasing the breaking news.

After a fans consultation, the start of the re-branding of the club as a whole has been shown to club staff, with everyone else finding out what is going on 9AM Wednesday.

There are unconfirmed/confirmed/unconfirmed reports that the new badge/crest/etc. will be on the scarves offered to every fan at the game against Sheffield United this weekend.

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The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 1 2007

Time: 9:11PM

Your Comments

I will be setting my alarm logging on to see it...
col8
I've had my orders from JP Fear to be up for 9am to release the information so don't you worry I will be here. If anyone wants to PM The Fear and suggest that there should be some kind of reward for me covering for him whilst he swans around London then please do!
murph
hey those girls in the title aren't from villa! we need some villa chicks!
industrial_musical
We do but they are the next best thing!
murph
DO you think they will announce it with the new home shirt to... noticed the geord ies have their new shirt pictures everywhere.
iomvilla
I cant wait so excited feel like a kid going to disney land lol
randylerneravfc
The new home shirt wont be unveiled until July as I understand it. I could be wrong tho.
DeanoVilla
Ive seen it. and its ok i like it cant wait to see the new shirt
randylerneravfc
Just seen it - its ok but looks a bit retro! Would have rather seen more claret and less blue - perhaps reversed?? Having the star is the main thing though!!!
deano.avfc
Yes, it's, er, very light blue. Maybe it's a grower...
pongogidman
Its 9:03. You still in bed murph?
jonah
yeah it is a bit blue shocked me at first but i like it
randylerneravfc
wish it was round
VillaMalta
I have just seen it..well...I....err....like the star.
jonah
Wish it was a bit more claret...but otherwise it's ok...growing on me already!
pongogidman
Just seen it on the official site. Looks like a 9 year old kid traced the last one & forgot the claret stripes. It does not look quality
FatKev
seriously is it me or does it look really boring
VillaMalta
Looks a bit flat to me - and too blue. Is the lions leg falling off? Bit disappointed - hope it does 'grow'
Gordonsleftboot
we do like a moan
deano.avfc
It started growing on me and then stopped.
pongogidman
I thinkit looks OK, quite like that they have explained each littl bit in detail it makes me feel happier with it. In respect of the star it really doesnt look that bad, i thought it would be tacky but its OK. I think it is very inoffensive and also think it will lookreally good on a claret shirt
Bearvill
yeah just like realising the girl you brought home from a bangkok bar is really a man
VillaMalta
Erm... Really disappointed. Way too blue. Claret background with a blue lion would have been so much better. The yellow/gold lion against the light blue background doesn't work.
Adam Deuce
I don't mind the design, what annoys me is that they placed so much emphasis on marketing the club better with it, but neglected to actually put the clubs damn name on it. What is 'AVFC' on its own going to mean to someone in South America?
Spatula
Opportunity missed I think. I thought we were going to have a gold star? I'll wait and see what it looks like on a shirt - it may just be that in isolation it doesn't create the full effect.
godzvilla
Too Blue and just a bit too Blah
Still-Ian
I like it
myleftfoot
I like it, majority of teams have their abbreviations on it, really think your looking into that too much. 1st thoughts nice and retro, second thoughts would've preferred the old style shield but think it'll look good on a shirt
Its All Over FC
its just bland it doesnt need that much to be alot better like a darker shade of blue, black lining round the lion and Aston Villa FC instead of AVFC wonder if they could get a refund on 40,00 scarves
VillaMalta
It does look a bit better when you see it aainst a claret background. Oh well. I guess we have to learn to like it. UTV
Adam Deuce
when we win the champions league do we get to change it again wouldnt mind a constellation on the badge
VillaMalta
there is no pleasing some people lol
randylerneravfc
I like it 5 mins later....
myleftfoot
lol i know since when has anyone been so fussed about a new badge. I mean the badges on most clubs are really horrible, they hardly have to be a work of art
Its All Over FC
I personally really like it. It looks very old school, as though villa are being taken back to their roots. I prefer it to the current badge anyway. I also think it is a welcome change having more blue, with the current one what's with the stripes? we don't wear stripes, well we have done in the past but primarily we don't. Pros: Prefer the blue, nice star, very classic/retro style cons: avfc?? i want classic Aston Villa FC, it's a shield - round badge please.
industrial_musical
On the official site when you hover your mouse over the lion on the presentation that explains what all the bits of the logo represent it puts a black outline around it, and all of a sudden it goes from bleh to brilliant. Why couldn't they have done that? Otherwise, it is beginning to grow...
Spatula
New kit to be unveiled as early as possible after the Hummel contract has finished (31 May). These guys won't waste any time in getting the replica shirts available before the new season - they'll be doing their best to keep the interest levels high during the summer.
Equatorialvilla
New crest would look okay on the home shirt providing a balance of the claret. Assuming the new away shirt is white then I'm not sure the contrast between the blue and white would make it even visible!
Equatorialvilla
another thing: blue badge on claret shirt - will stand out more
industrial_musical
Spatula - You're right. The black outline makes all the difference.
pongogidman
Hmmmmm. Not sure. But it is another step away from the Ellis years and that can not be a bad thing. Lets hope they get it produced and put on the stands asap. The Witton Lane stand still has the the badge from 10 years ago. It also gives the owners the opportunity to remove the Ellis name from the cladding. So although it may still technically be called the Doug Ellis Stand, the actual writing proclaiming this, could be removed.
voiceoftheholte
it makes the lion so much bolder and stand out alot more and gives u a good point of focus
VillaMalta
Its not too bad, it will look better when there is another star on the other side of the badge, under the F & the C.
Quania
Will Saturday's free scarves carry the new crest ? If so I'll bring along a black marker pen to colour in the lion!
pongogidman
hmmm.......i gotta get used to this.....altho i would have hoped for the full "ASTON VILLA FC" instead of AVFC....anyway...if we are going to be a force to be reckoned with...everyone will know what AVFC stands for anyway......tis da future lads...da future....
reza
I like it, retro, and fitting. At first I was unsure, but I have kept going back and looking at it again and again. It will be interesting to see how it appears through the trees from the top of Trinity Road by the Holte Hotel, no doubt all signs around the ground will be changed asap. It does look better on a claret background, and cant wait to see the new kit. Its like a fine wine I suppose, it gets better with age and so far its only 57 minutes old!
Stig
Like most people, when I first saw it I wasn't overly impressed, it just looked a bit flat. But as people have said I think once it is on a claret shirt I'm sure it will look a lot better. It will depend on how the badge is produced for the shirt too, with the lion/wording maybe being stitched or emobossed in some way to make them stand out a bit more. I think the images of the badge for use on website's etc. could do with a bit more of a 3D feel to help them stand out. It is growing on me though....
splatt
I suppose keeping it simple could be making a statement that gone are the days of smokescreens and bull*****ting, and here are the days of boldness and honesty. Or it could just be a ***** badge? You decide!
DeanoVilla
Its simple yet effective.like before on a claret background will standout better than on the computer.Also like the fact there is plenty of space for more stars to be added haha bring on the new kit.
sk1nner80
I got there in the end, sadly I'm hungover. Not a great article but sod it...it's more than Fear has done!
murph
Its an improvement on the previous badge, a new look for the new era. I like it, definitely believing it to be a step in the right direction. A lot of thought has obviously gone into it, and lets face it, how many variations of the official club badge can there realistically be? No, its sufficiently fresh and different to receive my approval and backing.
glensider
 

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