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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.


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!

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 28 2008

Time: 2:24PM

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The Fear
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28/11/2008 14:27:00

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.
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28/11/2008 14:29:00

lol thats too funny
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28/11/2008 14:38:00

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!
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28/11/2008 14:45:00

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
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28/11/2008 14:49:00

Councillors. Idiots.
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28/11/2008 14:51:00

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
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28/11/2008 14:55:00

No doubt the same guy who thinks Chrsitmas should be 'winterville'.
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28/11/2008 15:09:00

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
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28/11/2008 15:14:00

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.
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28/11/2008 16:45:00

Wasn't it Mike Whitby or one of his political chums who referred to Villa Park as "Just a collection of sheds" a year or two ago?
chocolate teapot
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28/11/2008 17:42:00

Is this not the same council that wants to stop our fans from supporting their club by closing the stands? What a joke.
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28/11/2008 18:10:00

Birmingham Villa has got a better ring to it :-)
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28/11/2008 19:48:00

a part of me wants to laugh but is anyone else a tad worried? stranger things have happened!
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28/11/2008 22:06:00

Worried cat_shafton? No. Not one bit. This will clearly NEVER happen. However I have to admit to liking Mr Fear's idea; "Maybe Birmingham should rename itself Aston Villa!?" - I'll vote for that! ;)
Adam Deuce
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28/11/2008 22:35:00

I agree, we should include the name of the location where we play. Aston. Birmingham can go ****** as far as I am concerned.
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28/11/2008 23:46:00

Im from northamptonshire but i still have to say "t.w.a.t"
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29/11/2008 00:08:00

This guys is the type of tit that clearly has run out of things to suggest to his seniors. To prove that he still merits a salary (debatable), he's decided to come up with this garbage. Maybe Birmingham should change its name to reflect our magnificent club!
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29/11/2008 10:30:00

Can I just point out that nobody ever in the history of anything has wanted to rename Christmas "Winterval"? It was supposed to be an all-encompassing term for EVERY celebration that takes place in winter - Christmas, Diwali, Eid, New Years, etc. - not as a replacement for Christmas. But thanks to the right-wing press, it's ofted cited as "political correctness gone mad" and all the rest of it. It's completely made up, and has become an urban myth.
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29/11/2008 10:54:00

Stourbridge Villan
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29/11/2008 14:00:00

IanSymes you twist the point.What is the current name for this winter holiday period, "CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS". 2-0 to Villa.
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29/11/2008 14:10:00

Are you on the council Ian???Drooler
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30/11/2008 12:51:00

Just when you think you've heard, and laughed at, every stupid crack-pot idea imaginable, some clown can always come up with a classic to leave you stunned. Is the guy for real?
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01/12/2008 21:14:00

It really makes you stop and wonder how guys like this Mike Whitby ever get to be where they are. It really does.
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01/12/2008 21:15:00

And I quote "the fans get confused." Err which fans exactly? I'd be surprised if a fan, (and I mean a proper footie fan, not some old couple in Kansas or some 5 year old Chinese girl), doesnt know that Villa are based in Brum. Also let's not forget that Aston was once bigger than Birmingham and is as important to the city as another other ward or district.
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02/12/2008 18:57:00


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