How Expensive is the Aston Villa Training Gear in The Real World?
With the release of the new Castore Aston Villa training kit this week, many were shocked at the price of it compared to Wolves, who have the same principal kit make.
As someone who isn’t beyond a stupid impulse buy now and then, I’m not the person to preach about what people should spend their money on, especially at a time of a national cost of living crisis and potential recession.
Instead, to quantify how much the Villa training kit costs, let’s see what else you can get for the same amount.
As a baseline, I’m going for the full kit look that someone who wants to cosplay as a Villa player might wear to their local Five-a-side on a Monday night.
Full Kit Castore
The training top at £49
The shorts at £36
Last Year’s socks – rrp £18 as the new ones aren’t released yet.
Tracksuit Bottoms – £61
And lastly, the only thing a person of my age can get away with – the 1/4 Zip training top at £69
This makes a grand total of £233.00 before delivery.
The amount of £233 might cover your water bill for the year or your electricity bill for a few months (or soon to be weeks), but what impulsive buys could you make instead?
Phil looks at potential ideas that could help in the supporting of Aston Villa…
1. A Holiday – One quick internet search finds that for just 96p more at the time of writing, you can get seven nights in Cosmos Maris in Lardos, Rhodes, Greece. It is self-catering, but if Villa kit sizing is anything to go by, this is a good thing.
2. Creed Aftershave – If you fancied a dose of luxury, or more specifically a spray, you could treat yourself to a small bottle of Creed Aventus. It takes a lot to cover the stench of a Villa Park defeat, you need plenty of ‘notes’ and Creed certainly scores in that department.
- TOP NOTES Bergamot, Blackcurrant Leaves, Apple, Pineapple
- MIDDLE NOTES Pink Berries, Birch, Patchouli, Jasmine
- BASE NOTES Musk, Oakmoss, Ambergris, Vanilla
3. Beer – Let’s go middle of the road. You can get 186, 330ml bottles of Birra Moretti for the same price as the training kit. This would have been just about enough to get you through the second half of last season.
4. Watch – Obviously we aren’t talking about the watches MOMS allegedly gets to sponsor Something For the Weekend podcast episodes, but you could get yourself a Citizen AT2480-81L Eco-Drive Super-Titanium Chronograph 43mm for £233, just what you need to count the endless amount of wasted time that PGMOL referees neglect to add on at the end of matches.
5. Laptop, more specifically a Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6in Pentium 4GB 128GB Laptop. With this budget beauty, you can become the budding stats analyst that finally manages to quantify the meaningful stats for Villa’s midfield. Like most misplaced passes, most times walked past by the opposition and most corners that don’t get past the first man.
6. Headphones, maybe this should be as well as the training kit, to complete the full travelling footballer look. I’m not scrimping either, with the budget I’ve found – Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — Over-Ear, Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Built-In Microphone. As a result, they will make the MOMS podcast truly come to life next season.
Can you think of any other alternative items that might help with the supporting of Aston Villa?