UK time is: 08:36:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A Frog And A Villa Ticket

An email sent to a fellow former VFC'er.

Heady days indeed. I spoke, with a frog in the throat and a wide, wide smile, to the lady at the ticket office on Monday. Booked a ticket for Reading. In (and believe me I emphasised EVERY word of it) The. Witton. Lane. Stand.

I just wanted to feel like i'd done something to help it on its way. Y'know, to mark the occassion. To tell someone that IT DID MATTER. Got the feeling I wasn't the only one who'd done this either.

She sounded happy to be busy on that day I can tell you. Closest i've felt to this was 97 when we finally got rid of the Tories. But, somehow, this one is all the sweeter.

So what now? Bid, counter-bid and lots and lots of sub-plot. Thing is, it don't matter one bit cos the headline is there, writ large in capitals.

'Ellis Has Left The Building'. Nothing, and I really do mean nothing, matters more than that. And the next time I see you, it will be my absolute pleasure to buy
the round on which we drink to that.

'Come the revolution'!

My friend, IT. IS. HERE

By Anon but hope I'm involved in his round!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 16 2006

Time: 7:05PM

Your Comments

mines a double scotch - hold the ice - Here's to the Witton Lane Stand - long may she remain!
Steve64k
It was known as The Witton Lane Stand long before he came, it should be known as The Witton Lane Stand long after he's gone.
glensider
My dad insists that the North Stand used to be called the Witton Lane Stand way before I was even born. Is he right or is he finally going senile? If he is right then what did the Witton used to be called?
DeanoVilla
My old man always used to call the North Stand the "Witton end" leaving out the "lane" bit........
nottinghamvillain
North Stand was known as Witton Road End or variations thereof.
Willie Willie Anders
Yes - I used to stand at The Witton End (North Stand) as a kid before I graduated to the Holte in my mid-teens. "The Herbert Ellis Stand" was always Witton Lane. Mr lerner - my step ladders are at the ready to change it back!
pongogidman
pongogidman, dont throw the letters away. you cant get a cotent anagram out of all the letters, but you can get 'Godsend, a title' and 'he's gone'
bobbyfett
Yes, The Witton End DeanoVilla. A glorified mud-bank. I've got many great memories of 'going 'Up The Witton'.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Something For The Weekend (473) (Friday November 28 2014)

Breaking News - Roy Keane Quits Villa (Friday November 28 2014)

Lambert's Confidence In Clark & Okore (Thursday November 27 2014)

Graham Does Head To Wolves (Thursday November 27 2014)

Lambert, Lambert, Give Us A Wave!? (Thursday November 27 2014)

U21s - Wolves 0-1 Villa (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 957
2. ClivetheVillan 871
3. The Fear 728
4. kefkat 316
5. Freeman14 299
6. sirdennis 231
7. DeanoVilla 201
8. Villan57 172
9. Clubpaver 129
10. gator 121

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10

Breaking League News

Team News: Manchester United v Hull
Hull City : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Team News: Swansea City v Palace
Crystal Palace : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Merson Predicts A Swansea City Win Though...
Swansea : 28/11/2014 23:07:00
No Win Prediction Again From Mark Lawrenson
Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:48:00
Kaikai Also Gets Loan Move
Crystal Palace : 28/11/2014 21:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Burnley (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - phew! 36%
Lose - gulp! 44%
Draw - meh! 20%