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.

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


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!
13/10/2010 11:24:00
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!
13/10/2010 20:12:00
bloody brummies need to learn how to talk properly
15/10/2010 13:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Neilson Not A Willing Souttar

Heart of Midlothian boss Robbie Neilson has issued a hands off warning to Aston Villa following speculation that we are preparing an offer for defender John Souttar.

Fans Held Back This Sunday

West Midlands Police have released a statement ahead of this Sunday's derby clash against Birmingham City and confirmed that travelling Villans will be held in...

Gardner Relishing Blues Clash

Midfielder Gary Gardner has also been wheeled out ahead of this weekend's derby against Birmingham City given his long association with the club.

Bruce - You Live For Games Like This

Manager Steve Bruce has continued his preview of this weekend's derby against Birmingham City and admitted people are in football for matches of this magnitude.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Villa get promoted?
Suggested By: J P Fear
Yes, automatically26%
Yes, through play offs41%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 introduces the Verstappen rule
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear567
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings150
Write for Vital Football