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VILLA 'Everything That Is Still Right In Football'

Our Vital Villa forum was visited yesterday by a Liverpool fan - Dragosani - wishing us well.

An opponent fan wishing us well. Why? Well, according to him Villa represent all that is right with the game.

The gent said:

'I hope you don't mind a Liverpool fan dropping in to say a few things.

I just wanted to say that I will be rooting for you to grab a champions league spot (even if it means Liverpool missing out, my issues with the current Liverpool team I won't bore you with!). I will also be rooting for you to win the Carling Cup final.

My reasons, I feel that Villa represent everything that is still right with English football, because there is a lot wrong with it now.

Villa represent a club that doesn't spend beyond their means. A club that doesn't try and buy success in a season but has made a slow steady improvement, as it should be.

A club that has both an honest and respected manager, but also a respected chairman.

A club that unlike so many in the Premiership has a strong mix of English players and finally a club that promotes a charity instead of a shirt sponsor.

I really like Villa, and I know many neutrals do as well. So here's wishing you every success this and future seasons, you deserve it.'

Thought it worthy of a wider audience, have to say I agree - I know, as Villa fan I would - that Villa are going about things the right way and do feel we have got a fair share of good will from fans at other clubs who appreciate a decent, well run club when they see one.

Nice to read that, will pass it on to the Villa management also!


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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 28 2010

Time: 5:20PM

Your Comments

Quite right to. It's very hard not to dislike Villa's approach to the game in general
kernowboy71
Quite right to. It's very hard not to dislike Villa's approach to the game in general
kernowboy71
Well I make no secret of my dislike for Liverpool but then a lot of my issues with them would tie in with some of their fans issues anyway! Fair play to the man for his comments (of which I agree but then I am biased) and for taking the time to do that at all to be honest. Good stuff!
Sheriff Kimbo
Well I make no secret of my dislike for Liverpool but then a lot of my issues with them would tie in with some of their fans issues anyway! Fair play to the man for his comments (of which I agree but then I am biased) and for taking the time to do that at all to be honest. Good stuff!
Sheriff Kimbo
Does make for nice reading that, especially in the wake of the latest import at Man City which again sort of undoes the good work and strong foundations Villa are trying to lay down!
The Fear
Does make for nice reading that, especially in the wake of the latest import at Man City which again sort of undoes the good work and strong foundations Villa are trying to lay down!
The Fear
Takes a LIVERPOOL fan to point out how great our club is though. Sick of all the negativity on Vital Villa these days. thanks for scouse buddy! UTV and up MONNY!
simonbigron
Takes a LIVERPOOL fan to point out how great our club is though. Sick of all the negativity on Vital Villa these days. thanks for scouse buddy! UTV and up MONNY!
simonbigron
get a grip simon, I post one joke and you jump on a negative vibe. Who published this thing from the Liverpool fan? I've just looked through the articles and can see very little negative, match reports, ticket info, fan interviews, banter, most negative thing is you not taking to a joke. :(
The Fear
get a grip simon, I post one joke and you jump on a negative vibe. Who published this thing from the Liverpool fan? I've just looked through the articles and can see very little negative, match reports, ticket info, fan interviews, banter, most negative thing is you not taking to a joke. :(
The Fear
i think ppl would like us spurs as well if we stop being the most arrogant stuck up fans in the PL lol. but seriously i like villa and i think ur everyones 2nd team. however i also love arsenal
black-messi
i think ppl would like us spurs as well if we stop being the most arrogant stuck up fans in the PL lol. but seriously i like villa and i think ur everyones 2nd team. however i also love arsenal
black-messi
Quite right Mr Fear! I favour this site as opposed to some 'terrible' other Villa fan sites who seem to thrive on negativity, mentioning no names ahem, Damian (a bluenose in disguise if ever there was one). I used to 'respect' Liverpool, just as I respect Man U & the Arse for they way they do things (moaning managers and the Glazers aside...). The 2 US clowns running Liverpool along with the 'tubby southern European food assistant' have ruined Liverpools reputation. UTV! And PLEEEEEEEAAZZZE let's start finding the back of the net boys!!!!
ljkal
Quite right Mr Fear! I favour this site as opposed to some 'terrible' other Villa fan sites who seem to thrive on negativity, mentioning no names ahem, Damian (a bluenose in disguise if ever there was one). I used to 'respect' Liverpool, just as I respect Man U & the Arse for they way they do things (moaning managers and the Glazers aside...). The 2 US clowns running Liverpool along with the 'tubby southern European food assistant' have ruined Liverpools reputation. UTV! And PLEEEEEEEAAZZZE let's start finding the back of the net boys!!!!
ljkal
well, i'll be shouting for Villa for fourth and for the Carling cup. I just dislike you less than the others ;)
IrishGoon
well, i'll be shouting for Villa for fourth and for the Carling cup. I just dislike you less than the others ;)
IrishGoon
That's a great pat on the back to the club and the supporters. UTV!
leerj0
That's a great pat on the back to the club and the supporters. UTV!
leerj0
I almost feel bad for visiting Vital Liverpool with a bit of wind up banter now. Brilliant to read and not wrong!
JayVFC
I almost feel bad for visiting Vital Liverpool with a bit of wind up banter now. Brilliant to read and not wrong!
JayVFC
Thanks dragosani. I didn't enjoy being a Villa fan when Ellis was chairman but I have never felt bad. And now it's true that the Villa have much to be proud about. What's very sad for some other teams genuine fans is the ****s that run their clubs, the exploitation of fans, the flaunting of dodgy money and the behaviour of some of the players. Villa is among the best of a bad lot in pro football in 21st century. OK, I'm an old codger. I'll get my coat ...
144wittonlane
Thanks dragosani. I didn't enjoy being a Villa fan when Ellis was chairman but I have never felt bad. And now it's true that the Villa have much to be proud about. What's very sad for some other teams genuine fans is the ****s that run their clubs, the exploitation of fans, the flaunting of dodgy money and the behaviour of some of the players. Villa is among the best of a bad lot in pro football in 21st century. OK, I'm an old codger. I'll get my coat ...
144wittonlane
i completely agree with our scouse friend, im a gooner but i have a large soft spot for Villa and especially MON. ive always had fantastic banter with my villain mates but im still looking good for my double or quits bet on who takes a champions league spot that ran over from last season! My first every football match was watching (much younger) MON lead my mighty home town Wycombe wanderers to FA trophy glory at Wembly in 91 and have looked favourably on all his teams since. Keep up the good work guys!
Lloydytron
i completely agree with our scouse friend, im a gooner but i have a large soft spot for Villa and especially MON. ive always had fantastic banter with my villain mates but im still looking good for my double or quits bet on who takes a champions league spot that ran over from last season! My first every football match was watching (much younger) MON lead my mighty home town Wycombe wanderers to FA trophy glory at Wembly in 91 and have looked favourably on all his teams since. Keep up the good work guys!
Lloydytron
Humour? On Vital Villa? How dare you Fear!!!! You've never been funny before , why start now!!!???? On a more sensible point - I feel all warm and fuzzy inside, reading this. I've talked for some time about doing things the right way rather than going all out to win at all costs, and it's nice to see it being recognised by other Clubs. Come on the Acorns!!!!!!!
HeathfieldRoad1874
Humour? On Vital Villa? How dare you Fear!!!! You've never been funny before , why start now!!!???? On a more sensible point - I feel all warm and fuzzy inside, reading this. I've talked for some time about doing things the right way rather than going all out to win at all costs, and it's nice to see it being recognised by other Clubs. Come on the Acorns!!!!!!!
HeathfieldRoad1874
Funny in the head heathfield... you watch, my humour will catch on one day... ok, you are right, probably not! LOL
The Fear
Funny in the head heathfield... you watch, my humour will catch on one day... ok, you are right, probably not! LOL
The Fear
Im very funny and very lovely too
trekker
Im very funny and very lovely too
trekker
yes... lets get the back of the net thing going on... also, i wouldn't mind us staying clear of any more injuries. A spurs fan who loves arsenal eh???? what what... utv
explodedbassdonkey
yes... lets get the back of the net thing going on... also, i wouldn't mind us staying clear of any more injuries. A spurs fan who loves arsenal eh???? what what... utv
explodedbassdonkey
Keep it up. Apart from Mike's attempts at puns in his headlines, the humour is just right on here!!! My first and last website of the day - almost every day.
HeathfieldRoad1874
Keep it up. Apart from Mike's attempts at puns in his headlines, the humour is just right on here!!! My first and last website of the day - almost every day.
HeathfieldRoad1874
Proud to be a Villan. Proud to tell anyone who wants to listen I'm a Villan. There was a time when that wasn't the case. A time when we were a bit of a joke. Well who's laughing now? (Not Simonbigron obviously!! lol) Oh and while We're talking about laughing and jokes love this from ljkal 'tubby southern European food assistant' Genius!
Adam Deuce
Proud to be a Villan. Proud to tell anyone who wants to listen I'm a Villan. There was a time when that wasn't the case. A time when we were a bit of a joke. Well who's laughing now? (Not Simonbigron obviously!! lol) Oh and while We're talking about laughing and jokes love this from ljkal 'tubby southern European food assistant' Genius!
Adam Deuce
To make sure we keep it this way, please take a moment to look at this link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=271962936364&ref=nf&v=info Football donations to help the victims of teh Haiti Earthquake. Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea have already declined to help...let's not fall into that trap
Francobaresi13
To make sure we keep it this way, please take a moment to look at this link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=271962936364&ref=nf&v=info Football donations to help the victims of teh Haiti Earthquake. Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea have already declined to help...let's not fall into that trap
Francobaresi13
lol, did you just hear a 'twang' heathfield? That was Fieldy's heart breaking with your comment about his puns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
lol, did you just hear a 'twang' heathfield? That was Fieldy's heart breaking with your comment about his puns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
People did point to the Acorns deal and say its a publicity stunt and here we are 2 years dowwn the road and the publicity stunt is still running. People do take notice of these things, supporters are proud of the fact that Aston Villa support ACORNS 100% and when asked the supporters play their part by donating. Having spoken to a Chelsea supporter at the game at VP why was I not surprised to hear "his" club was now soulless and empty? All I can say is we are very lucky indeed that Randy Lerner came back after Initially walking away from the deal to take over the club.
col8
People did point to the Acorns deal and say its a publicity stunt and here we are 2 years dowwn the road and the publicity stunt is still running. People do take notice of these things, supporters are proud of the fact that Aston Villa support ACORNS 100% and when asked the supporters play their part by donating. Having spoken to a Chelsea supporter at the game at VP why was I not surprised to hear "his" club was now soulless and empty? All I can say is we are very lucky indeed that Randy Lerner came back after Initially walking away from the deal to take over the club.
col8
ljkal, was that really necessary? As a US Villan I have to agree the Glazers are an embarrassment they are indeed clowns. But did you have to point out they're from the US? ;-)
Pippsk
ljkal, was that really necessary? As a US Villan I have to agree the Glazers are an embarrassment they are indeed clowns. But did you have to point out they're from the US? ;-)
Pippsk
Had this story emailed to me from a Liverpool mate who is also a good sport .
Doug4ever
Had this story emailed to me from a Liverpool mate who is also a good sport .
Doug4ever
 

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