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Aston Villa Birmingham Name Change LOL

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the stupidity of others. This is one of those times.

All football fans, have a laugh at city council leader Mike Whitby.

Why?

He has suggested the mighty and proud club of Aston Villa should change their name (a name unique in the world of football by the way) to incorporate the name of the city.

Aston Villa Birmingham.

How about you changing your name to Mike Whitby Never In A Million Years!?

Councillor Whitby thinks the fans get confused because the name doesn't associate them with the city of Birmingham.

Whitby said: 'Aston Villa is one of Birmingham’s great institutions and is an international brand that the city is proud of. I think that a closer association between Aston Villa and the city of Birmingham could help boost Birmingham’s profile across the world. It is great to see the football club using the slogan ‘Aston Villa - pride of Birmingham’ this season.'

Bless him. 134 years with one name, founders of the league, then we change it to suit the council. Is this the same council who wanted to change Christmas to Winterville a few years ago?

Maybe Birmingham should rename itself Aston Villa!?

Not only has he insulted the fans of this club, he has also insulted the 'other arf' of the City as he might have forgotten there is a small club who reside at St Andrews who are called Birmingham City! Not to mention the insult that he thinks a man as classy as Randy Lerner, or any of the board for that matter, would even consider such a proposal.

As said, sometimes you've just got to laugh!



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 28 2008
Time: 2:24PM

Comments

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Priceless!
The Fear
28/11/2008 14:27:00
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I think we should run with this idea. It's comforting to know that my old friend 'common sense' is still alive and well. A great idea....stand up and take a bow Clr Whitby.
BEEFY
28/11/2008 14:29:00
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lol thats too funny
HuddersfieldYiddo
28/11/2008 14:38:00
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Arsenal North London, West Ham West London etc, I could go on. These council bod's could change the face of the premiership as we know it. Its good to see that the matters that really need sorting in these times of turmoil are getting sorted!
Cambs-Villan
28/11/2008 14:45:00
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I thought the Club's name represented the area in which it was established and still resides... yes the district of Aston. Maybe the councillor would also like the name of the Holte End changing to the Expressway End. After all he probably does not know why it's called the Holte End following the councils decision to bulldozed that bit of history back in the 60's to make way for the aptly name Aston Expressway. Whatever next banning hot potato’s on match days…
Hoss The Villain
28/11/2008 14:49:00
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Councillors. Idiots.
Mayo_12
28/11/2008 14:51:00
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Thinking about it maybe the councillor should first consider changing his name to one which is more symbolic of the city he represents… rather than a smelly fishing village in the North.
Hoss The Villain
28/11/2008 14:55:00
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No doubt the same guy who thinks Chrsitmas should be 'winterville'.
BEEFY
28/11/2008 15:09:00
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Or probably the same councillor that gave the go ahead for 600,000 leaflets to be printed which included a photograph of Birmingham, Alabama.
Hoss The Villain
28/11/2008 15:14:00
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For a great city Birmingham has been cursed with some ridiculous Council Leaders over the years with some absolutely barmy ideas. This one is among the 'priceless' category. Given that some great thinkers have come out of Birmingham in the past is really makes you wonder what got into the cocoa of this twerp.
Obediah
28/11/2008 16:45:00
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