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Aston Villa Announce Genting As New Sponsor; Away Shirt To Be Revealed Tomorrow

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Genting is a Malaysian resort and casino developer with properties in Asia, North America and the United Kingdom (and three in Birmingham.) As Mat Kendrick hinted at earlier today this not exactly a household name, but they're certainly an emerging global company with some ties to the area. On my own personal desirability scale, this is a step above a gambling website (or any website for that matter) and the corporate logo is largely inoffensive and should blend with the color scheme fairly well. On first reaction I prefer it to FxPro and I certainly prefer to something like 188Bet, but it's still no ACORNS.

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The club announced earlier today on their Facebook page that the away shirt would be revealed tomorrow, but the basic concept has been floating around for a bit now and the club's 'denial' of its look was less than committal at best. I'll wait to see the finished product in action of course, but I have to say that the design concept has grown on me and it seems like the kind of shirt that would look even better on the players. I for one hated last year's kits when they were announced, but the more I saw them the more I became a fan. But most people will probably hate them and blame Alex McLeish.