Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Win an Award!

Villa Win an Award!

I liked this story sent to me by Merlin so much I asked permission to print it! Just touched the right nerve for me, this is what football is all about. Well, ok in an ideal world it should be about winning something and all that, but as a Villa fan, you take what you are given AND say thank you!

Merlin explained:

Villa may not have won anything of consequence this season but my daughter thinks you deserve an accolade. Out of all the Premiership grounds she rates Villa Park as the best away ground in the country. She considers it better than Old Trafford, better then Anfield, better than St James Park and better than Highbury.

Now you may be wondering why. Could it be the atmosphere, could it be the sparkling wit of the home supporters or could it be something else? Well actually it is something else. Now it's not the meat pies because she's a fussy eater and because of her age it certainly isn't the beer. You can also discount the Coca Cola, Pepsi or Tango or good selection of crisps, sweets and odd shaped knick knacks.

As for the programme, well she says its okay and she'll suggest the view compares favourably with many others. Indeed, once entry has been gained to the ground she suggests it goes downhill from that moment. Now if you're suitably puzzled I suggest you read on.

See it's not actually Villa Park that she like so much, she reckons nothing is as grand as Stamford Bridge. However, when you ask her about that children's playground in the park that adjoins the ground her eyes light up.

When pressed she'll simply ask 'Why hasn't anybody else got one?' and at a recent Fans Forum she literally begged me to ask Peter Kenyon if Roman Abramovich could build one outside Stamford Bridge. Oh! for the innocence of childhood!

By Vital Chelsea site editor Merlin


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday March 31 2006
Time: 2:46PM

Comments

0
Made me smile that did!
The Fear
31/03/2006 14:46:00
0
Made me smile that did!
The Fear
31/03/2006 14:46:00
0
Playground ?! - That's our new Training Centre of Excellence !
Still-Ian
31/03/2006 14:54:00
0
Playground ?! - That's our new Training Centre of Excellence !
Still-Ian
31/03/2006 14:54:00
0
I think a lot of Villa fans would agree this year that the moment you gain entry to the ground its downhill from there!
Aronno7
31/03/2006 14:55:00
0
I think a lot of Villa fans would agree this year that the moment you gain entry to the ground its downhill from there!
Aronno7
31/03/2006 14:55:00
0
Must admit, I enjoy everything about Villa right up to the whistle (that is the kick off whistle not the final whistle!)
The Fear
31/03/2006 15:00:00
0
Must admit, I enjoy everything about Villa right up to the whistle (that is the kick off whistle not the final whistle!)
The Fear
31/03/2006 15:00:00
0
First time I ventured around the back of your new main stand I thought I'd gone through the tunnel in the Monaco GP! Normally I only have reason to go from the Yew Tree to the away supporters entrance.
merlin
31/03/2006 15:45:00
0
First time I ventured around the back of your new main stand I thought I'd gone through the tunnel in the Monaco GP! Normally I only have reason to go from the Yew Tree to the away supporters entrance.
merlin
31/03/2006 15:45:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Wyness - No Excuses For 2017/18

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has said the players will have 'no excuses' if we fail next season.

Positive McCormack Talks With Bruce

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has confirmed that there have already been positive talks between Ross McCormack and manager Steve Bruce.

Wyness Explains Pre Season Plans

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has confirmed that Aston Villa's summer friendlies will have a more local feel to them this summer at the request of manager Steve Bruce.

Villa Head To Germany In Pre Season

Aston Villa confirmed yesterday that the first team group would head to Germany for a mini tournament as we prepare for the 2017/18 campaign.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one40%
if you want to!60%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Monaco Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Brook Not on the Slide
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear355
2.JuanPabloAngel332
3.sirdennis230
4.BBJ199
5.villasince67181
6.Pride of Lions179
7.BodyButter132
8.Silhillvilla132
9.kefkat129
10.col8127
Vital Football Comment