UK time is: 08:16:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

General Krulak Explains Late Kit Availability


There has been some disappointment and angry comments about the new kits and their lack of availability.

The kit launch was a few weeks ago.. Kit Launch Images = Another 100 To Acorns and Villa Kit Launch Event - In Pictures!!! ... however, they won't be available until mid September.

To pre-order: www.astonvilladirect.com

A few complaints have been communicated to General Krulak in the forum thread (Click Here ) and GK answered:

'I am sure you all are well aware of the kit issue and what transpired but let me add a couple of points. This new partnership [with FXpro] came into being a bit late...and the negotiations, like all business negotiations of this type, took some time. The end result is that we provided the info to Nike late and they were obviously going to be a similar amount of time late in producing the kit.'

Adding, 'At the end of the day, we recognized that we would be late and that the impact would be on the Fans and on kit sales. We had to balance that against the value of the sponsorship/partnership itself over the long haul. I can promise you that if you had the same opportunity and the same value proposition, you would have made the same decision.'

'We are NOT happy with the length of time and we recognize the problem it brings to ALL of us but this is a good partnership over a period of years and we needed to make it happen. Again, I honestly believe that most of you would have absolutely made the same decision. We are not the only Club to be bringing out the kit later than usual.'

In the meantime, have you seen this beauty? www.astonvilladirect.com/stores Available now, it is superb, first bit of Villa kit I've bought in years (I usually steal them) ((Not really!)) ... oh and no, I'm not on commission!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 4 2010

Time: 3:25PM

Your Comments

Well if we can't sign players in time for the new season then having replica shirts for the fans on time becomes a minor issue. Someone should post a fixtures list to villa park.
Holte End Hero
It's a shame he needed to waste his time explaining the plainly obvious to those of the jerking knees, such is life.
steff_the_villan
but its an intresting way of looking at villas problems, you right at the end of the day it dont mean *****, but at the end of the day it says that villa 1)negotite too much at their loss 2 )lastminute.com 3)end up spending more then they should 4)expect the fans to be gracious, when we paying premium bucks for all the servies and merchandise.
snackiest
no worries jasper, as said, first bit of Villa 'kit' I've bought in years but just could not say no to this, it is lovely! lol
The Fear
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa's Dealings Done? (Monday September 1 2014)

Canales Bid Made? (Monday September 1 2014)

The Villa Times - 01/09/2014 (Monday September 1 2014)

Ron Vlaar Going NOWHERE - Concrete News (Monday September 1 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 108
2. Pride of Lions 71
3. DeanoVilla 70
4. sirdennis 39
5. david-avfc 34
6. Bonker 33
7. Fulford 28
8. Villan57 23
9. kefkat 22
10. littleburtonvilla 20

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 2 - 1 Hull City
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Stoke 0 - 1 Aston Villa

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 +7 9
2. Swansea 3 3 0 0 +5 9
3. Aston Villa 3 2 1 0 +2 7
4. Man City 3 2 0 1 +3 6
5. Liverpool 3 2 0 1 +2 6
6. Spurs 3 2 0 1 +2 6
7. Arsenal 3 1 2 0 +1 5

Breaking League News

An Alternative?
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:43:00
Grains of truth, mostly musings, ramblings maybe?
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:39:00
Torres - Resigned to Leaving!
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:38:00
First Choice Centre-Back!
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:36:00
Ben Arfa Deal Exposes Open Wounds
Newcastle : 03/09/2014 00:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa Player Of Month (August)
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 9%
Cissokho 20%
Hutton 54%
Senderos 3%
Vlaar 1%
Delph 1%
Richardson 1%
Westwood 1%
Sanchez 0%
N'Zogbia 1%
Bent 1%
Grealish 2%
Agbonlahor 3%
Weimann 3%