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Why I became a Villa Fan

I would like to know what where the reasons why you guys began supporting Aston Villa. I don't mean just the fact that you live in Birmingham, but were there some twist of fate that led you following the club.

Here is my story.

When I was a kid and first began following football, I saw a diminutive footballer play for a team called Liverpool, his name was Dean Saunders and I thought he was a good player and I used to model my playing style to his. Oddly enough I could not really say that I was a fan of Liverpool though. All my friends were massive Liverpool fans but with my limited knowledge on the game back then made me feel like a relative outsider in football discussions.

In the times I did watch Saunders play another player caught my eye, one Mr Ray Houghton. Then in the 90's these 2 players along with Steve Staunton moved to Aston Villa, and so did I. I did not know a single thing about Villa all I knew was that I had put myself on a transfer list with these players to Villa, for the first time, I was able to support my very own club and I spent hours of my days looking around for any information on Aston Villa, I collected news paper articles and even made a scrap book. I watch us beat Arsenal in a leg League cup play off, I saw us beat Man U 3-1 in the League cup final.

I saw Savo Miss a lot of IT score an absolute howitzer when we beat Leeds 3-0 in another League cup final. I became Villa through and through, I saw us rise and fall and hopefully we will rise to even greater heights in the future, but one thing I know for sure is that I you where to cut me - I would bleed Claret and Blue. I GOT Villa in my Veins.

Pablo1978

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Writer: Pablo1978 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 23 2009

Time: 10:30AM

Your Comments

My uncle took me to watch my first football, couldn't have been any more than 5 or 6, and I think as soon as I stepped into the ground I was a Villan, job done. Got my first kits, programmes...all AVFC. The passion grew year on year since, still does :)
Mayo_12
I was a little kid at infant school and all my class mates were gettinig into football,I asked them who were the best team in the midlands,They said villa and that was it,It was when the first premier league season kicked off,1992 i think.Saunders,atkinson,teale,god,spink,big ron,Pretty good side.
lerneravfc
Nice post pablo 1978. My Dad left me with no other choice other than to follow the Villa when I was a kid. There have been a few times in my life where I very briefly could have resented him for this, but the truth is I wouldn't have it any other way. God bless my Dad, god bless Paul Mcgrath, and god bless Aston Villa.
astonguerilla
How me and my brothers (and mum who couldn't speak a word of english at the time - 1962) started (apart from living round the corner from Villa Park was that my 2nd eldest brother went to Upper Thomas Street School and his teacher/headmaster was Ernie Dixon (Johhny Dixons Brother). He used to come around to the house (mum used to cook curries for him) and took us to Villa Park. We used to sit in the old trinity road in plush padded seats in them days - thought it was luxury. From that day we used to go everytime Villa played at home then started home and away from 70's onwards. Never forget the first time I saw the old trinity road stand - stood there in awe at the beautiful sight. Thought what a beautiful building and what a fantastic football club.
nazvfc
I was told by my Dad at the age of 5 that "I will Support Villa, and that's final!" I'm glad it was, probably the best thing he ever did for me!
farmer_dan
Thanks guys for the contribution, i am always keen to know about anything that involves Aston Villa. i hope more people add on their stories as well. thanks for the compliment Astonguerilla
Pablo1978
Ive lived in northamptonshire all my life and villa are the nearest big club to me. It was in the days of the great Dalian atkinson. Kings of the midlands. It was either that or support Leeds like the old man!
medzy
My dad is a Villa fan so it was the natural choice really, however I was taken to my first Villa match by my Grandad who was a lifelong WBA fan, it was Chelsea at home and we got beat if I remember correctly. But I just loved it, and have never looked back.
UpTheHolte
in 1982,I was very young boy, in my communist country, there was only one sport's magazine, ussued once a week. after the Final... end of story:)
Poncho
 

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