Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

I'm Fond Of My (Villa) Balls

I'm Fond Of My (Villa) Balls


Following the auction article: Villa Shirt To Auction - Click Here

I have decided to add a couple of my treasures to raise more money for this cause: In loving memory of Sarah - Click Here

The club have very kindly donated the following:

One XL Villa shirt signed by the current squad.
One Villa scarf.
One Villa enamel badge (which I have to be honest, I nearly nicked, I do like my badges !)
Two Villa pens.
One Villa keyring.
One Villa crest.
And a partridge in a pear tree (I've had two of the pears)

The bids stand at:

£25 for the keyring!!! Rocky7 (From Vital Arsenal)
£20 for a pen Gordonsleftboot
£10 for a pen IanRobo
£10 for the badge IanRobo
£10 for the crest IanRobo
£20 for the scarf PENFOLD17

£150 for the shirt - Steve64k

(auction still open if you want to increase any offers!)

NOW to be added

I am willing to offer up:

My signed by Dennis Mortimer DVD of Aston Villa - Champions Of Europe 1982.

+ if a bid of £100 or more comes in, a ball signed by the Villa team (2004) AND with Dennis Mortimers signature on it. As I say, I'm fond of this Villa ball, been an ornament in my lounge since putting in the winning bid at a Shareholders Association event, so I'll only let it go if we get a good enough bid!

Also now added, with thanks to Ash, is a mint condition 1982 European cup final programme. I'm sure I can twist the arm of Sir Dennis of Mortimer to sign it for the winner, so lets have bids over £50 added in the article comments below!

I think the auctions for all the above will need to be ended on Friday 23rd of March so we can get the funds to DeanoVilla to pass on to Birmingham Heartlands

DeanoVilla said: I'm going to spend the weekend totalling up all donations and getting a cheque made out to the Heartlands Hospital to present to them, looking like it could be around the 2k mark which would be brilliant! Thanks guys for all your messages of support, it still doesn't seem real to me, but its great having friends, family and internet buddies around me. Spoke to the head physio at the hospital last week and she was saying these new nebulisers are like gold dust, so if we could provide 3 that would be incredible. Thanks for your support - DeanoVilla

Further donations can be sent via:

Paypal - - or to be more official the funeral directors:

c/o Thos. Furber & Co. Ltd.
122 Station Road, Harborne, Birmingham. B17 9LS - UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 427 2233 (Cheques payable to Dean Stanbury

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday March 16 2007
Time: 6:21PM


So come on, who wants my balls. :-o
The Fear
16/03/2007 18:24:00
Elton John?
16/03/2007 19:10:00
In true Catherine Tate style, How very dare you!
The Fear
16/03/2007 20:33:00
lol dont mention Catherine Tate I hate that chav character realy badly
16/03/2007 22:01:00
Another item has kindly been offered for the auction we are holding. This is a mint condition 1982 European cup final programme. I'm sure I can twist the arm of Sir Dennis of Mortimer to sign it for the winner, so I'll add this to the sticky article at the top and bids over £50 can be put in the article comments.
The Fear
17/03/2007 11:13:00
Right, anyone up for the signed ball, dvd or match programme from 82 final (signed by Dennis Mortimer if I can arrange it, which I'm sure I can!)??
The Fear
18/03/2007 17:26:00
It's really great that something like this has been done and thta fans of all sites have been joining in, keep it rolling and lets get that equipment.
18/03/2007 17:35:00
Looks like Deano has raised enough for 3, would be great if we could make it up to 4!
The Fear
18/03/2007 17:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Garde Talks Duverne & Fleetwood Friendly

Manager Remi Garde has been talking about the importance of fitness coach Robert Duverne and in today's friendly against Fleetwood Town we WON!

Striker Who Scores Linked With Villa Exit Shocker

Baffling... Kozak being linked with a Villa Park exit...

Garde Talks Gardner & Kozak

Manager Remi Garde has said that he'll be closely assessing the fitness of Gary Gardner and Libor Kozak in today's behind closed doors friendly against Fleetwood Town.

Pre Watford Information

With stepped up security for games following the events in Paris, Aston Villa have released a brief statement ahead of the Watford match.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Sanchez69%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - N'Zogbia1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 13 8 4 1 28 8
2 Man Utd 13 8 3 2 27 10
3 Man City 13 8 2 3 26 14
4 Arsenal 13 8 2 3 26 12
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 13
6 West Ham 13 6 3 4 21 4
7 Everton 13 5 5 3 20 8
8 Southampton 13 5 5 3 20 5
9 Liverpool 13 5 5 3 20 2
10 Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 19 1
11 Stoke 13 5 4 4 19 -1
12 WBA 13 5 2 6 17 -5
13 Watford 13 4 4 5 16 -2
14 Swansea 13 3 5 5 14 -4
15 Chelsea 13 4 2 7 14 -6
16 Norwich 13 3 3 7 12 -8
17 Newcastle 13 2 4 7 10 -12
18 Sunderland 13 2 3 8 9 -12
19 AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 9 -13
20 Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 5 -14
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Former FIA boss slams Ferrari
Latest Vital Boxing News
Hughie Fury Fights on Dusseldorf Bill
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Nov 28 2015 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions936
2.The Fear578
Vital Football Comment