Asics shocked Villa fans with this effort in 1993. The old club traditionally had a white away kit with trim of their beloved home colours blue and claret, so to introduce this garish look featuring the clashing colours green, red and black was quite controversial at the time. Nevertheless somebody must have liked it as Villa kept it for two whole seasons. This kit was one of the first examples of a departure from the traditional away colours that many teams had always had. Just as with home colours, most clubs had a particular chosen colour or set of colours that dominated their change kit history. The radical introduction of something entirely alien by Villa for the 1993-94 season marked the beginning of the era we know today, when away kits and sometimes home kits are completely unpredictable: when Manchester United can play in blue and Newcastle United can play in red, with few people raising an eyebrow in protest.