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Villa Consultation Points

Vital Villa asked what consultation points do you want to put to Villa at the SCG meeting this Saturday.

The clear winner was season tickets for 200 to fill Villa Park which got 43% of the votes. I think this one will be a hard sell myself!

Villa fans both ends with away fans moved out of the way got 33%

The third choice was to restore the Villa badge which got 15% of the votes. Obviously this issue isn't as simple as it sounds as the club would have to consult and ask, restore it to what?! I'd say a badge without stripes would be a great start, stripes have never been part of the Villa history so why they were introduced remains a mystery.

Better catering and service on match days, which I thought would be one of the 3 points to put to them, got 5%.

3% voted for the club to smarten up the outside and make the Villa signs better, they presently look cheap and plastic.

A PA system you can hear (!) got 1% but is definitely a point that many fans have spoken about.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 15 2006

Time: 4:31PM

Your Comments

Very interesting. This could be a very beneficial happening at Villa Park, and Mr Lerner and the board have to be applauded for taking this initiative. Obviously not all proposals and suggestions will be acted upon, perhaps only a very few will indeed see the light of day, but the very fact that there is now this line of communication between supporters and the club has to be good for business. Good luck to everyone involved in the venture.
glensider
Don't we already have Villa fans at both ends for most games now? Only seems to be the big games where that doesn't happen
Crossman
"stripes have never been part of the Villa history" - well, J, true if you're talking about the significance of stripes in the club's history, but stripes were of course the theme in the '57 FA cup final and in the early 90s ('93/4?) they were in vogue - perhaps the current badge started from that time? Up till 1887, stripes were often used, and prior to 1886/87, black and white stripes were the colours for some time.
the_lergy
I guess it's a lttle insensitive to ask for the Doug Ellis Stand to be more appropriately named so soon after the buy out. I'm sure the board has longer term plans to circumvent the issue.
Equatorialvilla
At the risk of offending many, I wonder if this survey is the best reason why fans should not be voted onto club boards. Why? Because the 200 season ticket idea will hit the club financially and surely improved services: catering and hearing the PA are more important than a badge. Surely it is better to build the club to the point where tickets are sold at full value rather than take a short term pack 'em in view? What are the famous quotes about the results of committees? A camel is a horse designed by a committee? I applaud the club for the consultation initiative but I feel we have let them down. And yes, I know I'm going to get flack for these views, but I think this is an opportunity missed.
Gordonsleftboot
Don't think what you say is offensive, also don't think anyone really wants a fan put on the board though do they? AND I've said in the forum and elsewhere, no way to do we want everything done by committee and these guys would not do that even if we all jumped up and down demanding. We have industry leaders in charge, let them lead!

I was suprised the catering and pa didn't make the cut but then, I'm pretty sure it will from other reps. The 200 idea, not sure as it wasn't my suggestion and I didn't do the maths, but to fill VP for a season at least whilst we are in transition might be a great option, get the stay away fans back? As you say, long term, a winning team will do it, but maybe this would bridge the gap? If there are no discounts, just a flat 200 who knows? can't see it happening, but that is what democracy is all about, it was put up to the vote. I'd have personally liked to have taken catering, market stalls (think that is a great idea) and possibly either pa system or villa fans at both ends.

not a wasted opportunity though, this is what fans on this site wanted put forward, there is another meeting in 3 months where no doubt more will be put AND there are another 14 people at the meeting today, I'd be surprised if all of the main points aren't covered in one way or another. With the way this new board act, I can't see there being many issues left this time next year!
The Fear
i know of a few season ticket holders who spent there money for this years season ticket on a holiday purely based on the fact that the club was then being run by you- know- who. when the takeover and the second coming of the lord our MON happened, they were gutted but dont have the money for even a half season ticket in jan, they will be back next year though and come when funds allow it this season. this may be something that has happend to many fans.not making excuses for low gates, but all those who arent there this season due to the old regime should have no excuse next year.
bobbyfett
gordonsleftboot. If you look at the revenue generated by ticket sales last season, you will see that once extra catering, sponsorship and merchandise are taken into account, 35,000, 200 season tickets will actually generate more money than the current pricing structure. So maybe you are right about these surveys proving that fans shouldn't have a say, because if everybody was as shortsighted as yourself then we would be in trouble. If you look at the actual details you will see that you haven't got a scooby doo what you are on about.
utv-sotc
How will feed back from themeeting be diseminated to the masses?
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