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Villa In Hot Potato Danger Shock!

Villa have sent out a pr to explain to Villans why they'll be no hot potatoes at the ground for a while.

Thank the good lord Paul McGrath that we have diligent councillors and brave men and women fighting to keep us safe - some of you might remember the dark days of football when, believe it or not, it was legal to take bottle tops into games with your drink bottles. Hard to believe really isn't it? I've seen many faithful fans fall by the way side due to this insanity.

Still, we are being protected by those great health and safety people - I believe they are also doing a feasibility study into giving us all cotton wool outfits for when we go to games, to make sure we don't bump into each other and suffer serious injuries like a little bruise or something equally as frightening.

Anyway, the long and short of it is the club have been playing with our lives and here is why:

Villa have been forced to remove the jacket potato carts that had proved popular at the stadium over the past few weeks.

The carts, which sold jackets on the lower Holte and lower Trinity Road stands, had been really well received and were greeted favourably on many supporter blogs.

Unfortunately, they are now deemed unsafe by Birmingham City Council’s safety advisor and we have to remove them immediately. Villa officials are meeting next week to see if there is a way of bringing them back next season in a safe and secure way.

Madness Villa, be ashamed and while you are at it, remove the candy floss machines, they are a real hazard and can result in sticky fingers or even worse, fluff in hair.

Insanity, I'm not sure I will take the risk of coming to a game again, I just can't take the risk.

Please people, be safe! ;o))

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 4 2008

Time: 8:18PM

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presumably the problem is that they (the potatos) are hot. I blame Randy for mistakenly thinking that hot food had to be served while hot. When Doug was in charge food was safelt lukewarm, indeed in the case of the pies I haven't eaten one at Villa for years since I almost broke a tooth on the frozen centre of a steak and kidney! Perhaps they could put up a sign saying that these potatos are hot and cause serious injury if eaten. Or how about the catch all safety net "may contain nuts" in the case of the lower holte thats probably true anyway!
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04/04/2008 21:38:00

Today the Spud stands Tomorrow the fish and chip vans, one day fans will be advised to bring sarnies if they want to eat, but please dont wrap the sarnies in tinfoil as you may catch the reflection of a 40 watt lightbulb and go blind. Jesus are we as a nation coming to the stage where we cant enjoy anything.
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04/04/2008 22:36:00

Oh my God...PC madness crops up all over the place dosen't it? Baked potatoes are too hot. Ice cream to cold? Perhaps they should ban birds from the skies case they crap on these morons heads! Where do they get them from?
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04/04/2008 23:07:00

Yeah, it's politcal correctness gone mad isn't it? Course, that's what i would say if i read the daily mail or some other right wing balls trying to convince me that all is lost in being British and 'ard. Now, i don't doubt that if someone got hit by a potato it wouldn't be fatal...but at the end of the day, it is the perfect missile if anyone wanted something to throw at Christiano Ronaldo et al. and so banning them from stadia where fans get overly aggressive and just want something to throw is understandable. The same can be said for bottles, which if full and with the lid on would ****ing hurt. So stop whining about the whole PC thing and stop reading the ****ing right wing press.
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05/04/2008 00:14:00

Very true,must be every Villa home game some player or another is hit with a Jacket and Beans or the lilt bottle from hell,Jesus H Christ.
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05/04/2008 07:05:00

We live in dangerous times, and to think people go on about the dangers during WW2. Ha, they know nothing!
The Fear
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05/04/2008 09:23:00

If you think this country hasn't gone PC mad AMON then you are one of the minority. Instead of banning the things we love because some idoit might use it to hurt others the council and others who run this country should be trying their hardest to apprehend such individuals, not stopping the enjoyment of the masses, which is the easy option.
Hoss The Villain
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05/04/2008 09:25:00

We all know that this PC thing is all right wing propaganda and such things don't really happen in our society today. The Daily Mail is the root of all evil not the politicians and liberal minded councilors who make these rules and then hide behind them branding anyone who doesn't agree with their way of thinking a right wing BNP supporter.
Hoss The Villain
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05/04/2008 10:29:00

hahaha! come on now, lets face it, it would have to be a bloody good effort to hit christiano in the face with a cheesy beans jacket. much easier with um..... coins or a mobile phone or other stuff you can bring in (and has been thrown before). besides if you can hit him with a potato you could def whack him with a hotdog or lob a burger at his head. comedy.
sick note
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05/04/2008 10:43:00

Who would know if Ronaldo has been hit by a potato? He looks like Mr Potato Head (without the moustache). Then again I assume that toy has been banned too because it is discriminating against potato's
Hoss The Villain
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05/04/2008 11:05:00

I want to know what someone has to do to successfully apply for the role of Birmingham city council's safety advisor. what scenarios would they have to re-enact to prove they can protect the safety of us vulnerable public? cor blimey. Reminds me of my driving instructor who once asked me to be wary of a passing helicopter
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05/04/2008 11:22:00

Just hope no-one ever launches a lethal hot dog, killer burger or nukes a player with a pie - or else we'll all have to starve for 90mins!
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05/04/2008 12:11:00

I am surprised a lot of clubs food bars haven't been shut down already with the stuff some serve up!
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05/04/2008 14:51:00

This is bizarre. I live in one of the most PC countries on the planet but i must say, I do get shocked (or at least surprised) at the relaxed attitude toward safety here. Believe it or not, this has very little to do with PC it has more to do with people feeling they have to justify their jobs and finding new rules and things to interfere with to enable them to do so. That and the socialist propensity to try to regulate everything and if it's not regulated by them then it's not allowed, or if it doesn't fit into their existing bureaucracy then it's not allowed. Bloody typical lefties!!!! Stick that in your pipe AstonMartinOneill. :oP
Villain Of The North
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05/04/2008 17:42:00

Farcical. It truly is. Totally disagree with AstonMartinOneill. This sort of regulation/control is way, way out of order, and way over the top.
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05/04/2008 23:18:00

They even highlighted on MOTD an empty lilt bottle last night,Jesus if you watch any European/South American games highlights then you see thousands of seats/bottles on the pitch,surely it keeps players agilities up to speed having to dodge debris ?? Probably why we`ll never win a world cup again !!
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06/04/2008 08:34:00

I think ice-cold drinks should be banned next, cos I don't want to get arthritis in my fingers in later life...thank you Birmingham City Council, we don't know what we'd do without you, but please feel free to bring this up at the next meeting ;-)
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06/04/2008 13:11:00

Actually, could Birmingham City Council not stop all this dangerous tackling on the pitch too? It's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt (again) and I'm sure all the referees would welcome such a move. :OP
Villain Of The North
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06/04/2008 17:06:00

How is this right wing??? Seems down to the lefties who are all overly protective and trying to be non prejudice towards spuds.
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06/04/2008 17:24:00

They wont be happy until the choice of everyone centres around sitting on your couch at home watching footie on the t.v.
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11/04/2008 18:35:00


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