Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Chelsea Fan So Nearly A Villan

Chelsea Fan So Nearly A Villan

Merlin has done a lovely article on Villa on his Vital site, I thought, hey, why not link it. I'm like that, full of spiffing ideas.
Chelsea - Memories of Villa Park #1
If Chelsea never existed there`s a fair possibility that Aston Villa would have been the club I`d have chosen to follow.

Just like our own name, there`s something a little different about the team from Aston. Hey, they even have a lion as their club emblem! Perhaps that`s why, as a gangly teenager back in high school, some three to four decades ago, it was Villa I chose as my best mate and I chose to err away from following the big clubs everybody else did and choose to pick two struggling teams just to see who`d have the most success.

My best friend chose Crewe Alexandra whilst I plumped for Aston Villa. Both were struggling in the old Division Three and whilst all around us were attaching themselves to the teams associated with glory-hunters we were quite happy, on a part-time basis, observing the results of our chosen sides.

The dalliance with the lower league was only supposed to last for eighteen months or so, until we left school, but you know how these things are, once you start taking the slightest interest in something your instinctive nature is to pursue it.

Therefore, as the years passed by, it was noticeable that Crewe Alexandra`s fortunes never changed but those of Aston Villa did. Even though my domestic loyalty was to another club I have to admit that I was willing Villa on to beat Bayern Munich, over in Rotterdam, in that European Cup Final, even if it were to just prove that back in those high school years I had an eye for the unexpected, almost kidding myself that I was clairvoyant (lucky more like!).

Read more: Click Here



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Tuesday October 12 2010
Time: 7:14PM

Comments

0
Hey Merlin.

Bit harsh on Crewe in my opinion! As someone who now lives in the town I have witnessed the recent league two football (eek), but I also watched the club in the Championship, I saw (and mocked) Peter Crouch in a league game against Portsmouth, I saw Wayne Rooney do cock all.

Most importantly of all, I saw Neil Cox play!
murph
13/10/2010 11:24:00
0
thanks for that clarification - at least somebody understood what I was trying to convey! And hey, my soft spot for you lot even survived being slashed in the toilets in the Holte End when we played you in the last game of the season several years ago! Butthat's another story! And as for a favourite Villa player - Tony Morley!
merlin
13/10/2010 20:12:00
0
bloody brummies need to learn how to talk properly
BigAlf
15/10/2010 13:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Video - Extended Highlights - Aston Villa v Fulham

Extended highlights including all the goals in the 2-1 win over Fulham.

The Oppo View: Fulham Manager/Fans React To Villa Loss

The view from the opposition, what the Fulham manager and fans thought of the 2-1 loss v Aston Villa.

Vital Villa Player Ratings: Aston Villa v Fulham

Player ratings for Aston Villa v Fulham... sort of like the title says really!

Villa Fans Post Fulham Win Reaction

Reaction from Vital Villa members following the 2-1 win v Fulham.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone12%
Elmohamady0%
Chester1%
Terry33%
Hutton0%
Snograss0%
Whelan2%
Hourihane0%
Adomah29%
Onomah21%
Kodjia0%
Sub - Davis0%
Sub - De Laet2%
Sub - Bjarnason0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
2017 United States GP - Race
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua’s First Choice Was Whyte
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear399
2.Pride of Lions301
3.JuanPabloAngel281
4.sirdennis230
5.HeathfieldRoad1874227
6.mike_field218
7.BodyButter147
8.DeanoVilla95
9.Sasquatch94
10.Melon Donkey88
Vital Football Comment