Writer: J P Fear
Date:Wednesday May 2 2007
So here we go. The great badge debate.
This is the new one:
This is the last one.
There are faults with the new one. From a personal point of view only, I think the star looks odd it takes away the balance and it shouldn't be white. I also think we should be Aston Villa not AVFC. Without seeing it on a shirt it is difficult to fully say but the yellow of the lion also looks pretty pale and should surely be a darker shade? Only my personal opinion though, been reading through the forum comments today and fans are split, they always were going to be, it is a big change for us all!
But hey ho, this was done via the survey, personally I'd have taken the survey as the first step, then consulted with the Supports Consultation Group (the idea for setting it up I thought) and then consult with fans on a match day picked at random, or those in the Villa shop etc. BUT, to me this is a million times better than the striped monster we had before. That was nothing to do with Villa, when were we ever a follower of other clubs kits etc? Where the hell did those stripes come from?
At least with the new badge we have a nod to our past. Hey, don't get me wrong when I first saw the new one I thought it was poor, then I looked again, and again and again and I think I've 'got it'. I grew up with the round badge so that was the one I loved, but the new badge shape is good, it is right, it nods to our history and the prepared wording is also done in a slightly retro style.
I know some fans hate it, some love it and some don't care as long as we win. A change this big is always going to bring in different opinions and I must say, despite the AVFC and the white star, I think I could grow to love this badge if it is warn on well designed Nike kits worn by quality players and especially when (WHEN) worn in Europe and in Cup Finals.
One major problem I do have is that my mouse matt is now out of date!!!!!!!
Our latest poll asks your opinion on the badge. At the moment it isn't fairing to badly with 40% saying it could be better and 26% saying it is at least an improvement on the last badge.
Date:Wednesday May 2 2007
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