Villa Noise: More kit teaser graphics for #ComeTogether
Paul Brown on events in B6.
6th Jun 2013
Villa Noise: More kit teaser graphics for #ComeTogether


Villa's upcoming home and away kits will be unveiled on Wednesday.

Fans on messageboards like Vital Villa, Villa Talk and Heroes & Villains have been fervently creating various mock-up versions for the 2013-14 season - see below.

It's always interesting to see mass supporter interest in what the new strips will look like and their efforts to replicate the final product based on snippets of information revolving around the internet.

This has intensified over the past 24 hours after official teaser images hit the web on Tuesday, featuring Christian Benteke, Ron Vlaar and Andreas Weimann.

Benteke and Vlaar were sporting the home kit, with Weimann modelling the away kit.

Another #ComeTogether teaser image is now featured above, showing Gabby Agbonlahor, Ashley Westwood and Brad Guzan in the new strips.

Agbonlahor in the home kit, Westwood is in the away kit and Guzan is in the home goalkeeping shirt.

Immediately below is our completed marketing teaser graphic, featuring all players in new kits.

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I'm sure the release of these new images will lead to even more frenzied artist impressions in the coming days.

Three members of Villa Ladies - Emma Follis, Dani Petrovic and Tash Merritt - have also taken part in marketing campaign photography for the club.

These images will be released soon.

The home and away kit will be seen in full for the first time on the morning of Wednesday June 12, as part of the brand new online store.

Later that afternoon, they will feature in store windows at Villa Park and New Street.

The home kit will be in Villa Stores to buy on Saturday June 15 as part of the Father's Day festival weekend while the away kit will be available to purchase from July 13.

In other news, the home kit will be worn for the first time by Lambert's Lions on the pre-season trip to Germany.

Villa look set to wear the home shirt for all three games.

Villa's lime green kit - this season's second strip - will be kept on as the third kit for the upcoming campaign.


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Prices for the new kit have also been announced.

The home kit for adults will be £46 [short-sleeve] and £50 [long-sleeve] for shirts, £20 for shorts and £10 for socks.

The goalkeeping kit for adults will be £51 [long-sleeve] for shirts, £21 for shorts and £10 for socks.

The home kit for juniors will be £40 [short-sleeve] for home shirt, £17 for shorts and £9 for socks.

The goalkeeping kit for juniors will be £43 [long-sleeve] for shirts, £19 for shorts and £9 for socks.

There is a little infants kit [children up to twelve-months-old] for £33 [entire kit] while there is also a little kids kit [one-to-six-years-old] at £35 [entire kit].


Please be aware that player names and numbers will not be available to buy when the new kit goes on sale next weekend.

Paul Lambert will make a decision on his squad line-up just before the start of the 2013-14 season.

Villa's merchandising department are eager to ensure all new shirts coincide with accurate numbers for players ahead of the upcoming term.

Therefore, fans will have to wait for the official release before names and numbers will be available.


Big thanks go out to Richard Franks from Counteract Magazine for helping organise the kit launch festival.

Villa fan Franks has been hard at work organising the event alongside club marketing chiefs as well as getting all the bands signed up to play.

There's a plethora of great artists performing on both days, including JAWS and The Artois.

This will be the second successive year where the new home and away kit has been launched at a music festival in B6.

The first gained fulsome praise and here's to another great event next weekend.

Sample some of the band music in the video player below

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Good luck to all the players released by the club this week - Richard Dunne, Eric Lichaj, Jean II Makoun, Andy Marshall and Simon Dawkins.

Paul Lambert spoke at the end of the season for the need to see the squad evolve and this is clearly stage one of this process.

All four were great to deal with media-wise during their varying times with the club.

I always found Richard good value in interviews.

He was a big man but spoke with a quiet authority that belied his thunderous size.

Eric could be guarded but would always make you laugh with a funny quote, like the time he called compatriot Brad Guzan "a giant polar bear."

Simon was a really nice lad, one of the politest I have ever dealt with during my eleven years at the club.

Andy was hammered for his dress sense by the other lads but took it all in his stride.

Jean II had a smile that could brighten any day.

I remember accidentally knocking his iPad out of his hands at Heathrow Airport when we were boarding a flight to Hong Kong.

Instead of scowling, he simply grinned, picked it up and carried on with his business.

Good luck to him - and his jumper - in the future.


Gareth Southgate has picked out two former Villa stars in his All-Time Dream Team.

Featured in football magazine Four-Four-Two, Southgate selects Paul McGrath and Dwight Yorke in his XI.

Of McGrath, he wrote: "An incredible footballer, even though he hardly ever trained by the time I joined him at Villa.

"He was physically so strong but also read the game so well.

"He was a quiet man but with a great will to win."

Of Yorke, he added: "He was phenomenal for us at Villa before he joined Man Utd.

"He always had a great work ethic and was a central character in the dressing room.

"And it's true what they say, he was always smiling."

Southgate XI: Seaman, McGrath, Adams, Pearce, Juninho, Ince, Scholes, Gascoigne, Gerrard, Shearer, Yorke. Subs: Martyn, Beckham, Owen, Sheringham, Rooney.

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Hope you have been following our special weekly features on individual stars on the official site.

To liven up our content during the quiet close-season, we have been dedicating articles to several first-teamers over successive weeks, with Gabby Agbonlahor, Brad Guzan and Fabian Delph enjoying guest spots.

Upcoming next week is Andreas Weimann, who enjoyed a thrilling 2013-14 season.

In keeping with previous weeks, we will have archive videos, archive pictures, up-to-date seasonal reviews, stat packs and in-depth analysis.

Weimann's first official senior AVTV interview came in August 2010 on the eve of the clash with his former club Rapid Vienna. That will feature next week.

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Great feeling of nostalgia on AVTV this week as two heroes feature heavily.

Tony Daley and Mark Draper were big fan favourites during their time at the club and both speak glowingly about Villa on our online television channel.

Daley discusses Paul Lambert's young lions but also reminisces about his time in claret and blue, praising the power of the fans to lift their idols.

Draper chats about his new role with the AVFPA and turns back the clock to chat about the 1996 League Cup final, the 3-1 victory over Man Utd at the start of that season and his admiration for former boss Brian Little.

Log-on to AVTV now to watch these two great interviews.

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