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Celebrity Villa Fans - Updated List!

I've been waiting for a while to get our archives back online (this week they'll be available to all again) so I could find our full list of celebrity Villa fans. This was the list from 2008, have we any new 'celeb' fans that need to be added?!

Celebrity Fans:

HRH Prince William

Actors:

Tom Hanks (actor - or should that be one of the most famous actors in the world?!)
Martin Shaw (actor)
Mark Williams (actor - you might have seen him in Harry Potter! and comedian from the Fast Show)
Brendan Gleeson, (actor, appeared in Braveheart, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter films, AI...)
David Bradley (actor, Harry Potter, other films, tv and stage)
Pauline McLynn (actress. Played Mrs. Doyle in 'Father Ted')
Ian Lavender (actor, best know as Private Pike in Dads Army)
James or Oliver Phelps (one of the twin Weasley brothers in Harry Potter - one is on the dark side and supports Blues)
Chris Marshall - My Family (the tall one), BT ads etc
Jim Hacker, best known as the Prime Minister in TV and Radio Series; Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.
David Moran, ex-Crossroads actor

Musicians:

Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iomi
Brian Travers (UB40)
Several members of bands Duran Duran
Several members of Ocean Colour Scene
Nigel Kennedy (violinist)
John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Kingstanding lad (Atlantic Road) Steve Winwood of Spencer Davis Group + Traffic fame.
Pete Way (bassist with rock band UFO)
Colin Abrahall, lead singer of Brum punk rockers GBH.
Chris Storr (plays trumpet in the Jools Holland Band)

Presenters:

Dr Carl Chinn MBE (local historian, tv and radio presenter)
Jonny Gould, (media radio/tv broadcaster and commentator)
Emma B (radio1 presenter)
Professor and guardian columnist Marcel Berlins.
Vassos Alexander and Phil Williams (both radio 5 live announcers)
Matthew Bannister (radio 5 live?)
Emma Griffiths, MTV presenter and model
Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
Floella Benjamin 80's TV Presenter
Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown

Sports:

Ian Bell (Warwickshire and England cricketer)
Jim Lewis (owner of the late great Villa fan Best Mate)
Jane Sixsmith (England Olympic hockey player)
Justin Rose - Golfer

Mix:

Howard Hodgson (presenter, author, including best seller Six Feet Under)
Benjamin Zepphaniah (poet)
Mervyn King, (Governor of Bank of England )
Jacqui Smith MP for Redditch and former Home Secretary
David Cameron (leader of Conservative party)
Ian Duncan Smith MP
Trade Union leader Bill Morris
Lord John Taylor (once briefly in the news when controversially deselected as a black Tory election candidate (Cheltenham, IIRC), also had a brief TV career as a 'legal eagle')
Sir Digby Jones, ex head of the CBI
Lee Child. (Author of books in the Pulp Fiction genre specifically know for his series of Jack Reacher books)


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 24 2010

Time: 11:24AM

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Future king and future PM both Villa fans - the countries tides are turning all rise, the claret and blue army!!
leelindsay
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24/02/2010 11:28:00

Future king and future PM both Villa fans - the countries tides are turning all rise, the claret and blue army!!
leelindsay
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24/02/2010 11:28:00

Ian Duncan Smith MP
ljkal
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24/02/2010 11:45:00

Ian Duncan Smith MP
ljkal
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24/02/2010 11:45:00

Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
ljkal
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24/02/2010 11:46:00

Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
ljkal
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24/02/2010 11:46:00

Some bloke called Gabriel Abonghalor - Footballer. And Zat Knight. And Ian Taylor.
ljkal
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24/02/2010 11:50:00

Some bloke called Gabriel Abonghalor - Footballer. And Zat Knight. And Ian Taylor.
ljkal
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24/02/2010 11:50:00

Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown on air the other day very excited about Everton beating Man Utd. Some listeners called in enquiring if he is an Everton supporter and his response "My God no! I support 2 teams Aston Villa and anyone who plays against Man Utd." Man after my own heart.
ZA-Villan
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24/02/2010 11:55:00

Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown on air the other day very excited about Everton beating Man Utd. Some listeners called in enquiring if he is an Everton supporter and his response "My God no! I support 2 teams Aston Villa and anyone who plays against Man Utd." Man after my own heart.
ZA-Villan
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24/02/2010 11:55:00

what radio is that ZA-Villan?
Have added Pete and will email him and let him know he is a celebrity! lol. Didn't know Duncan Smith was a Villa fan, were did you see that ljkal?
The Fear
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24/02/2010 11:56:00

what radio is that ZA-Villan?
Have added Pete and will email him and let him know he is a celebrity! lol. Didn't know Duncan Smith was a Villa fan, were did you see that ljkal?
The Fear
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24/02/2010 11:56:00

Dr Danielle Coombs, Professor, Kent State University
trekker
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24/02/2010 12:09:00

Dr Danielle Coombs, Professor, Kent State University
trekker
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24/02/2010 12:09:00

Wonder how many closet villa fans are out there? List would be much bigger [:->
Ericols_Son
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24/02/2010 12:10:00

Wonder how many closet villa fans are out there? List would be much bigger [:->
Ericols_Son
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24/02/2010 12:10:00

Dan Pallet BBC Midlands Today presentor
trekker
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24/02/2010 12:10:00

Dan Pallet BBC Midlands Today presentor
trekker
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24/02/2010 12:10:00

Joe Calzaghe is a massive Villa fan. He had an interview in the Metro the other week saying how he hoped that we beat his good friend Wayne Rooney in the final.
CJHanna
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24/02/2010 12:12:00

Joe Calzaghe is a massive Villa fan. He had an interview in the Metro the other week saying how he hoped that we beat his good friend Wayne Rooney in the final.
CJHanna
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24/02/2010 12:12:00

David Bradley had a season ticket five seats across from me last season. I didn't renew though
young_jonah
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24/02/2010 12:13:00

David Bradley had a season ticket five seats across from me last season. I didn't renew though
young_jonah
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24/02/2010 12:13:00

You mention John Lodge of the Moody Blues, I'm fairly sure that lead singer Justin Hayward was a Villa fan. Memory tells me he used to live in Cooksey Road Kingstanding, but my memory is fading with my age, and so you may need to check that one out!
krfeskivilla
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24/02/2010 12:41:00

You mention John Lodge of the Moody Blues, I'm fairly sure that lead singer Justin Hayward was a Villa fan. Memory tells me he used to live in Cooksey Road Kingstanding, but my memory is fading with my age, and so you may need to check that one out!
krfeskivilla
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24/02/2010 12:41:00

just read up on Calzaghe, he's a Juventus fan
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:02:00

just read up on Calzaghe, he's a Juventus fan
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:02:00

IDS? Been on a number of similar lists I've seen. Next time I bump into him I'll ask! Calzaghe? He could have an English team too? Don't we all have fave foreign teams? (Auxerre, Inter, Schalke, Real (for comedy aspect)...)
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:06:00

IDS? Been on a number of similar lists I've seen. Next time I bump into him I'll ask! Calzaghe? He could have an English team too? Don't we all have fave foreign teams? (Auxerre, Inter, Schalke, Real (for comedy aspect)...)
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:06:00

Actually on Wikipedia it says IDS is a Spud!...
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:08:00

Actually on Wikipedia it says IDS is a Spud!...
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:08:00

might add him with a question mark then krfeskivilla, can't see anything online with him talking about footie.
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:09:00

might add him with a question mark then krfeskivilla, can't see anything online with him talking about footie.
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:09:00

Amy Winehouse, she was picture a while back with something to do with the mighty Aston Villa, can't remember what right now though!
niblot1
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24/02/2010 13:26:00

Nessa (Ruth Jones) from Gavin & Stacey!!!!!! In bed with Smithy in her Villa top. I used to bump into Barney and the lads from Napalm Death at loads of away games in the mid 90`s. Phil Etheridge from The Twang is a Villa fan as well.
greenday61
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24/02/2010 13:26:00

Amy Winehouse, she was picture a while back with something to do with the mighty Aston Villa, can't remember what right now though!
niblot1
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24/02/2010 13:26:00

Nessa (Ruth Jones) from Gavin & Stacey!!!!!! In bed with Smithy in her Villa top. I used to bump into Barney and the lads from Napalm Death at loads of away games in the mid 90`s. Phil Etheridge from The Twang is a Villa fan as well.
greenday61
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24/02/2010 13:26:00

http://tinyurl.com/ybc2lgm
niblot1
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24/02/2010 13:28:00

http://tinyurl.com/ybc2lgm
niblot1
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24/02/2010 13:28:00

All insignificant in comparison to Floella gents!!
Villan444
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24/02/2010 13:29:00

p.s. If we get to the FA Cup Final which I have a good feeling about, get ready for the mother of all Villa songs! A glam rock stomping toon about how freakin' great we are! "NIGEL KENNEDY VIVALDI'S FRIEND, PRINCE WILLIAM DOWN THE HOLTE END..."!!!
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:32:00

p.s. If we get to the FA Cup Final which I have a good feeling about, get ready for the mother of all Villa songs! A glam rock stomping toon about how freakin' great we are! "NIGEL KENNEDY VIVALDI'S FRIEND, PRINCE WILLIAM DOWN THE HOLTE END..."!!!
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:32:00

voted off IDS then! Have added Twang dude, forget them as most are blue noses I think?
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:38:00

forum
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:40:00

forum
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:40:00

phwoar....! :(
The Fear
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24/02/2010 13:41:00

Fear, that is too scarey, please remove it!!
Charizma
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24/02/2010 13:50:00

Why do you think I only posted the URL and not the picture, sorry should have added (NSFW), that's some scary sheet!
niblot1
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24/02/2010 13:51:00

Imagine waking up with Amy? Syringes at the bottom of the bed! Nice!
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:53:00

Imagine waking up with Amy? Syringes at the bottom of the bed! Nice!
ljkal
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24/02/2010 13:53:00

What about high jumper Tom Parsons? He likes to wear his lucky Villa socks when jumping. http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2008/08/01/olympic-hopeful-tom-parsons-insists-on-his-villa-lucky-charms-97319-21447360/
DoLpHiNaToR
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24/02/2010 13:55:00

What about high jumper Tom Parsons? He likes to wear his lucky Villa socks when jumping. http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2008/08/01/olympic-hopeful-tom-parsons-insists-on-his-villa-lucky-charms-97319-21447360/
DoLpHiNaToR
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24/02/2010 13:55:00

Surely HRH Wills is slightly more than a "Celebrity!" lol
Adam Deuce
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24/02/2010 14:21:00

Surely HRH Wills is slightly more than a "Celebrity!" lol
Adam Deuce
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24/02/2010 14:21:00

Emma Griffiths is now Emma Willis (she married one of Busted). I worked with her earlier this year, she's a big Villa fan. And incredibly fit.
IanSymes
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24/02/2010 14:22:00

Emma Griffiths is now Emma Willis (she married one of Busted). I worked with her earlier this year, she's a big Villa fan. And incredibly fit.
IanSymes
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24/02/2010 14:22:00

Lee Sharpe, ex-Man Utd
TheSaucyVicar
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24/02/2010 14:29:00

Lee Sharpe, ex-Man Utd
TheSaucyVicar
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24/02/2010 14:29:00

Highveld Stereo is the most popular radio station in Johannesburg
ZA-Villan
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24/02/2010 14:46:00

Highveld Stereo is the most popular radio station in Johannesburg
ZA-Villan
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24/02/2010 14:46:00

http://e-edition.metro.co.uk/2010/02/19/52.html Calzaghe - villa fan, last question
Mickey_Villa
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24/02/2010 14:52:00

One of the ginger twins from Harry Potter, and i think Richard Bacon, ex blue peter and crack user, now Radio 5 presenter
Lost_In_Ca
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24/02/2010 14:53:00

One of the ginger twins from Harry Potter, and i think Richard Bacon, ex blue peter and crack user, now Radio 5 presenter
Lost_In_Ca
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24/02/2010 14:53:00

I'm keeping the Winehouse image up, good reminder not to do drugs kids! LOL
The Fear
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24/02/2010 15:05:00

Thanks ZA, have added. Have changed Griffiths to Willis, that busted guy is very lucky is he not Ian!?
The Fear
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24/02/2010 15:07:00

Thanks ZA, have added. Have changed Griffiths to Willis, that busted guy is very lucky is he not Ian!?
The Fear
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24/02/2010 15:07:00

yeah, it is James or Oliver Lost_In_CA, not sure which so have them both up there, one is a blue nose though! Have added the others including Calzaghe.
The Fear
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24/02/2010 15:14:00

yeah, it is James or Oliver Lost_In_CA, not sure which so have them both up there, one is a blue nose though! Have added the others including Calzaghe.
The Fear
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24/02/2010 15:14:00

They're all coming out the closet now! Villa fans on the rampage!
ljkal
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24/02/2010 15:52:00

They're all coming out the closet now! Villa fans on the rampage!
ljkal
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24/02/2010 15:52:00

He is indeed - mind you, Emma sat on my lap once. That was a highlight of the job.
IanSymes
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24/02/2010 16:00:00

He is indeed - mind you, Emma sat on my lap once. That was a highlight of the job.
IanSymes
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24/02/2010 16:00:00

There's a rumour around my way that Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy is a die hard Villa fan.
astonguerrilla
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24/02/2010 16:32:00

There's a rumour around my way that Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy is a die hard Villa fan.
astonguerrilla
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24/02/2010 16:32:00

Surely, you are enough of a celebrity to be added to the list, Lord Fear? Not that you are self promoting or vain, or anything like that!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
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24/02/2010 17:34:00

Surely, you are enough of a celebrity to be added to the list, Lord Fear? Not that you are self promoting or vain, or anything like that!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
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24/02/2010 17:34:00

The Metro interview with Calzaghe was him answering questions...he's a definite Villa fan. He may support an Italian team to due to his dad being an Italian.
CJHanna
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24/02/2010 18:33:00

everyones a villa fan. some just havent had the fortune of realising it yet.
lurman
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24/02/2010 18:52:00

everyones a villa fan. some just havent had the fortune of realising it yet.
lurman
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24/02/2010 18:52:00

MY favourite station in Johannesburg is Classic fm , unfortunately the morning D.J is a Baggies fan !!!!!
steamer
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24/02/2010 18:57:00

MY favourite station in Johannesburg is Classic fm , unfortunately the morning D.J is a Baggies fan !!!!!
steamer
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24/02/2010 18:57:00

What!!?!!? Craig Gardner not on the list????!?!?
bazzah
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24/02/2010 19:38:00

Simon Mayo radio 5 presenter
erod
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25/02/2010 10:58:00

Simon Mayo radio 5 presenter
erod
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25/02/2010 10:58:00

Been a long time reader, but signed up to put this one on the board... Craig Kieswetter. Cricketer for Somerset and now England. Been in the news recently after qualifying to play for England despite being born in South Africa. Great player and a future star. Had a chat with him last summer and he confirmed he's a Villa fan.
jonah7
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25/02/2010 13:30:00

Been a long time reader, but signed up to put this one on the board... Craig Kieswetter. Cricketer for Somerset and now England. Been in the news recently after qualifying to play for England despite being born in South Africa. Great player and a future star. Had a chat with him last summer and he confirmed he's a Villa fan.
jonah7
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25/02/2010 13:30:00

thanks Jonah7, have added. Welcome on board, hopefully you'll stick around!

Will add Mayo as well, where did you see that then Erod?!
the fear
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25/02/2010 14:20:00

thanks Jonah7, have added. Welcome on board, hopefully you'll stick around!

Will add Mayo as well, where did you see that then Erod?!
the fear
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25/02/2010 14:20:00

Not only is Pete Colley the tallest ginger villa fan on the list, it just so happens that it's his birthday tomorrow. Really, it is.
lorenzo
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25/02/2010 17:21:00

Not only is Pete Colley the tallest ginger villa fan on the list, it just so happens that it's his birthday tomorrow. Really, it is.
lorenzo
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25/02/2010 17:21:00

we believed you lorenzo!
The Fear
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25/02/2010 18:23:00

we believed you lorenzo!
The Fear
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25/02/2010 18:23:00

Simon Mayo is a nailed on Spurs fan - don't know where you got the Villa link from!!!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
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25/02/2010 21:16:00

Simon Mayo is a nailed on Spurs fan - don't know where you got the Villa link from!!!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
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25/02/2010 21:16:00

ahh, maybe it was Vassos Alexander not Richard Bacon i was thinking of. also forgot the big one - Randy Lerner - didn't he become a villa fan whilst studying at Oxford - sure i read that somewhere
Lost_In_Ca
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26/02/2010 02:08:00

fan of English football at least Lost In Ca. Cheers heathfield, must admit I'd not heard Mayo as a Villan, so have removed!
The Fear
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26/02/2010 11:36:00

 

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