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Spurs Screened, Food AND Drink?!

Villa have started screening live games that are available on Sky and Setanta at The Holte which sounds a great idea to me!

The next one being shown, with plenty of tv's around in all the rooms, is the Spurs v Villa match (Monday night at 8pm). The Holte have extended the closing time until 11pm and are laying on a snack menu to accompany the beer on offer!

There is safe parking in the Holte End car park which is also well lit, so no worries about parking.

Sounds like a good crack to me. I know Vital member Erod went to the Man City game screening there and said it was great watching it with such a good atmosphere and historic surroundings.

The official site promo also reminds you that Thursday night is curry night with a curry and drink for just 6.50 and Friday offers up a Surf and Turf or other meals from 7.95. Not forgetting a Sunday roast on, err, Sundays for a tenner including a drink.

The Holte, Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE.
Telephone Number: 0121 327 2299 extension 400
E-mail: theholte@avfc.co.uk

We'll have to fix up a Vital Villa meet up when one of the away games is screened there. We can split the tables for optimists, realists and pessimists. Only problem is, I'll not be able to make up my mind which table to be on!

Just a reminder that we've got a Vital Villa meet up arranged for Friday 21 December at the Holte Pub, early evening for some nosh and onward until they throw us out.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 28 2007

Time: 1:52PM

Your Comments

Mr Fear, to make it easier for you first of all sit on the optimists table when your glass is half full, when it reaches half empty you can go on the pessimists table then when your glass is empty you can go on the realists table and buy us all a drink.
Hoss The Villain
I didn't notice the comma in the headline at first and thought this was an article about Totteringham keeping tabs on thier meals to avoid sh**ing themselves before a big game again!!!
Rocky7
lol Rocky.

Hoss, sounds like a good set up to me! I'm like the Paul Whitehouse character at the bar who can't make up his mind in the great fast show. 'Started well haven't we?' yes. 'No we haven't we are rubbish.' Yes, thats what I mean, total rubbish. 'you can't say we are rubbish, we are on top' exactly, totally on top.... I'll get me coat!
The Fear
Quality Rocky, It should be Lasagne night not curry night.
Villan444
Great idea. Obviously not as great as actually being at the stadium, but a good way to enjoy the game all the same. Beer flowing, in the company of fellow Villans, and the goals flowing in from the lads. Its what life's about.
glensider
I visited the Holte Hotel for the first time on Wednesday. I went in to meet a few pals after the game. I never actually went there until about quarter past ten because I had been having drinks in the MGregor Suite. Whilst the building and interior was impressive, it had been shunned by all but 7 supporters, and 4 of them were the pals I was meeting. I have consistently said it us, The Villa fans, who are the area of weakness that will let this club down. This was a perfect example. We have had so many people on here saying that it is great that the club have invested 4 million in rebuilding the place and that it was long overdue. Well thanks for the effort Randy. My first impression is that your efforts have been shunned. How can the pub, right behind the Holte End, be empty 45 minutes after a match finishes. As another example of fans demanding certain things but then not delivering, the Bluescouse game was the first game that the club had a shuttle bus service from Solihull, Redditch and Lichfield. This was at the demand of the fans. When I came out of the ground there were only 2 buses. So much for demand. This is just another example of Villa fans asking for something, then turning their nose up at it when they get it. The owners will eventually see we are all talk and they will stop investing in the things we ask for. And then we will complain that the club don't listen. Well the club are listening and reacting to our messages. The ones who will eventually be to blame for further things not happening will the fans. It has always been the same. 15 months ago, apparently 10's of thousands of 'missing' fans would return to VP as soon as Ellis left. What a load of rubbish that has turned out to be. The famous banner from O'Dearys last season should have read 'we ARE very fickle, we just don't like you'. And whilst I am in moan mode, another example of our fickleness, aside from only 25,000 turning up for the Leicester game, why was the ground half empty at the final whistle of the Bluescouse game? We were winning! It was only 4 o'clock so there would have been no rush for the last train. Traffic wasn't an issue. I left the Adventurers pub 45 minutes after the game, the roads were empty and I was on the motorway in 5 minutes. So why ******** fans have the decency to stay and applaud a good victory against a useful Bluescouse team? Everybody was quick enough to boo them off after the Leicester game. Our support is poor and hypocritical in my opinion. We ask for things, then don't use them. We would rather boo than cheer our own team. It is easy to see via these pages how many fickle nomarks we have supposedly supporting our club. Passion and pride for our club, don't make me laugh. Yes we have many partisan and superb supporters. But we have far to many part time supporters. It it is obvious from these pages that the majority of fans who attend regularly make supportive comments and offer constructive critisism where necessary. Those who can't go due to their location often seem to offer a balanced point of view. But those who turn up every now and again are the ones who slag off the club the most. In simple terms, those who put in the least amount of effort make the most bad feeling.
voiceoftheholte
I was gonna go but think I'll go rococo instead. It's closer, cheaper and has 2 massive HD TV's
DeanoVilla
Very valid comments voth. Never has the saying 'Empty vessels' been more appropriate than when aimed at our non-attendee's, couch supporters, and early leavers.
glensider
 

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