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Villa Announce New Shirt Sponsors

Been doing the rounds for a while on the forum, well that is what rumours tend to do, but FxPro are the new official shirt sponsors, and no we haven't dumped Acorns.

The announcement on the Official Site explains that FxPro Financial Services Ltd are a leading global retail broker in Forex markets, (keep the jokes to yourselves people) which is foreign exchange to normal folk like you and me.

The deal is for an initial three years, and will see FxPro become the club's principal partner from July 2010 onwards.

The deal is also the biggest in our history, but as of yet there is no official announcement on what the deal is worth to us. Following on from plenty of comments from the club and General K though, it will be exactly what we wanted from the deal, the days of underselling our sponsorships are long gone.

Acorns now find themselves becoming the club's official charity and FxPro will be making a strong commitment themselves to helping us with our work with and for Acorns.

New in title Chief Executive (well he'd been doing the job for a while anyway), and all round top man Paul Faulkner commented:

'We are extremely and excited to enter into this new partnership with FxPro. I believe it will be a good partnership for the club and it reflects our continued growth as a club.

'Equally, we are pleased to confirm that Acorns will be our official charity partner and in meetings involving both FxPro and Acorns a close working alliance has already been forged.'

Denis Sukhotin, Director of FxPro is equally as enthusiastic about the new deal, saying:

'Aston Villa are one of the great names in the Premier League. We are proud to partner with Aston Villa as the club continues to work hard to achieve success.'

Jim Mancsak, Head of strategic Relations added:

'Villa are one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England and we look forward to connecting with Villa fans far and wide. We will work diligently with our partners at Aston Villa to extend the brand around the world.'

I shall leave the final words to Mr David Strudley, Chief Exec of Acorns:

'We are delighted to become Aston Villa's official charity partner and equally thrilled to hear of the shirt partnership with FxPro, an organisation which has also undertaken to support us as a charity.'

So after all the rumours we finally have our answer, we are still going to do the best we can - as always - for Acorns, but as we bid to break into that elusive Top 4 our coffers are boosted by the commercial deal.

Best of both worlds surely?

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 10 2010

Time: 3:24PM

Your Comments

Agreed Chocolate Teapot, but we cannot have it both ways and at the end of the day the club needs to maximise success which means it needs cash too. Any additional resources will also help with European qualification given the new rules on funding, so this is a mainly positive move. Lets just ensure we do not forget ACORNS.
Gordonsleftboot
We can hold our heads very high with regards to our close relationship with Acorns Hospice, and lets face it, its not as though we are severing our partnership with them, we are simply no longer displaying the Acorns name on our shirts. We had to make the move of securing shirt sponsorship again, needs dictate. Hopefully we have not sold the sponsorship cheaply, although with the professionals the club now has at the helm, that clearly wont have been the case.
glensider
It might be the best of both worlds Mike, but don't call me Shirley!
steff_the_villan
agree sir glen of sider and sir steff the gym. Great new deal, great exposure already given to Acorns, even more to follow and I'm sure FX and Acorns will also work together. Great deal this for the club, just a shame some on the internet had to jump the gun before the club announced things formally, sort of spoils it, bit like when a kid with a secret, you have to learn when to talk and when not to!
The Fear
Only of a weekend Steff, I've already promised that mate lol
mike_field
good for money but saw shirt other day, looks rather horid
Tr1dent
God it looks crap...like a Portsmouth sponsor. Cheap!
olofthegreat
Can't be worth more than a few Million, Approx the funds that MON has wasted in underselling the likes of Cahill, Davis and soon Curtis, Nige etc. A real shame because it made us proud to have the partnership. Now it looks like we only went with them because we didn't have any decent offers. As soon as a half decent one comes along and we have got money makers in charge we sell out. All the hard work and generous gestures etc. have been mostly undone now IMHO.....
Villan444
I loved having Acorns as our shirt sponser, it was good for the charity and showed that not all clubs are about helping themselves. Now as for the sponser change, it worries me a little bit, but only because I don't want a tacky looking sponser on our shirt. I'll check Fxpro out after I post this, hopefully it won't be THAT bad, atleast its not 188bet, Boltons kit last season was awful and the sponser didn't help.
Callum_ws
what sponsor name doesn't look bad??! necessary evil i guess....
leftfoot
It seems this company has a whole range of sponsorships and partnerships including Virgin Racing and (taken from their web site) The company’s renewed support of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics is just one component of its ongoing corporate social responsibility campaign. FxPro has projects supporting Green & Clean in Limassol, the restoration of a monastery in Burgundy, France, operations at a children’s hospital in Moscow, and the construction of a gymnasium at a children’s home in Podolsk, Russia. FxPro also deploys scholarship funds in support. Maybe ACORNS will be something of a fit for them too,
Gordonsleftboot
where have people seen the shirt? official site says it will be unveiled in July
AVbornandbred
a few 'versions' doing the rounds avbornandbred, in forums etc. Must admit, I'm never that bothered, would rather see the shirt when the club announce it as you then know it is the right one and this one up-manship to be the first to reveal is a bit naff in my eyes.
The Fear
 

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