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We're The Mighty Villa - A Club With Class

One of the major things Aston Villa lacked under the old regime was class, and yet in the space of just 2 years, one quiet man from America, the supposed home of Silicon and slot machines, has given us back what we never thought possible in the dark days.

Every summer when I go on holiday I am often asked who I support. For a long time my reply offered no route to small talk. If I had been a Spurs fan, they would have commented on Berbatov. If I was Reading they would have brought up our brave first season in the Prem.

But Villa? No. Just a half hearted 'oh right.'

Then Randy Lerner took over and Villa were a member of the foreign owner revolution.

Interesting stuff.

Now we're the mighty Aston Villa. The club that bucks the trend, that forgoes the fashion for lego land stadiums in favour of mosaics and Victorian hotels that once housed war heroes.

We're the club that says no to 1000 season tickets and deals with unsavoury partners.

We're a club to be proud of and I for one will happily discuss the new sponsor on the shirt I'll be wearing with any old Tom Dick or Harry who cares to ask me, and I wouldn't even consider buying a shirt without the logo.

I also just like to say that even though most of us had wind of this move a while back, the best reaction I have seen was from my Mom who had no idea that this deal was in the pipeline. She used to work at Birmingham Children's hospital and has seen many of her former patients move into the care of acorns. When the news broke she welled up. Enough said.

UP THE VILLA!




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Writer: coeur_de_lion Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 4 2008

Time: 9:22AM

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Good article dude!! Can I just say that I have followed Villa since 1993, not as long as most of the guys on here, but I still want to say that I cant ever remember being this happy or proud to be a Villa fan!!
young_jonah
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04/06/2008 09:42:00

Good article dude!! Can I just say that I have followed Villa since 1993, not as long as most of the guys on here, but I still want to say that I cant ever remember being this happy or proud to be a Villa fan!!
young_jonah
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04/06/2008 09:42:00

Good article indeedy,I to have supported villa for the same amount of time(due to age) as the above poster and i agree with his sentiments.Randy is a good man.
british84
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04/06/2008 09:52:00

Good article indeedy,I to have supported villa for the same amount of time(due to age) as the above poster and i agree with his sentiments.Randy is a good man.
british84
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04/06/2008 09:52:00

I'm more proud to be a Villan now than ever before. I even got a text off my Polish girlfriend who hates football yesterday saying "Fair Play to Villa" And to think Barry is even remotely considering leaving this Grand Old Club of ours for... you know who!?!? Surely not?! Every news article and PR to come out of Villa of late is ultra positive. Can the same be said of LFC? I don't think so. UTV
Adam Deuce
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04/06/2008 10:43:00

I'm more proud to be a Villan now than ever before. I even got a text off my Polish girlfriend who hates football yesterday saying "Fair Play to Villa" And to think Barry is even remotely considering leaving this Grand Old Club of ours for... you know who!?!? Surely not?! Every news article and PR to come out of Villa of late is ultra positive. Can the same be said of LFC? I don't think so. UTV
Adam Deuce
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04/06/2008 10:43:00

My mum loved it as well, Villa are down with the mums. Yeah
PTP
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04/06/2008 12:39:00

My mum loved it as well, Villa are down with the mums. Yeah
PTP
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04/06/2008 12:39:00

Violin players, royalty, Hollywood actors and now MILF ... is there no end to our club's fame?
Silver Fox
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04/06/2008 12:43:00

Violin players, royalty, Hollywood actors and now MILF ... is there no end to our club's fame?
Silver Fox
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04/06/2008 12:43:00

up the villa
Up The Villa
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04/06/2008 13:32:00

up the villa
Up The Villa
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04/06/2008 13:32:00

It has to be said Randy has not put a foot wrong since deciding to buy Aston Villa and this just continues the trend. Come On Randy, Come On MON, Up The Villa!!
Tallaght Villan
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04/06/2008 17:53:00

It has to be said Randy has not put a foot wrong since deciding to buy Aston Villa and this just continues the trend. Come On Randy, Come On MON, Up The Villa!!
Tallaght Villan
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04/06/2008 17:53:00

haha MILF's just love the villa!
industrial_musical
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04/06/2008 18:45:00

haha MILF's just love the villa!
industrial_musical
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04/06/2008 18:45:00

Funny how a club refusing to grab money and do something for charity has really opened the eyes of so many people up and down the country, its has restored faith in a Premier League team and brought great pride to thousands of its supporters.
col8
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05/06/2008 01:56:00

Funny how a club refusing to grab money and do something for charity has really opened the eyes of so many people up and down the country, its has restored faith in a Premier League team and brought great pride to thousands of its supporters.
col8
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05/06/2008 01:56:00

Fine piece of writing coeur_de_lion. Pride with a capital 'P', thats the name of the game at Brummagem B6 right now.
glensider
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05/06/2008 07:40:00

Fine piece of writing coeur_de_lion. Pride with a capital 'P', thats the name of the game at Brummagem B6 right now.
glensider
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05/06/2008 07:40:00

glensider that got me thinking... surely we should have 'Pride' on the badge instead of 'Prepared' ???? just a thought
industrial_musical
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05/06/2008 09:02:00

glensider that got me thinking... surely we should have 'Pride' on the badge instead of 'Prepared' ???? just a thought
industrial_musical
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05/06/2008 09:02:00

 

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