Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Celebrity Fans - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Celebrity Fans - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)

Brown has an interview on the official site with Roger Taylor from Duran Duran who wanted to play for the mighty claret and blue.

Taylor said: 'Villa mean everything to me. I come with my dad still. He used to bring me when I was a kid - about four-years-old. We used to sit on the Holte End. He used to sit me on the bar and I remember being freezing cold throughout my childhood watching the Villa. But the games warmed me up! I started in the days of Charlie Aitken, the record appearance maker who was the crux of the team. Colin Withers was the goalkeeper. That was my first ambition - being the Villa keeper."

I can confirm that Taylor is a regular reader of Vital Villa... well, I can`t really, but hey, no one can disprove my claim can they?!?!?

Full interview: Click Here

And here is our list of celebs:

Celebrity Fans:

HRH Prince William

PM David Cameron


Tom Hanks (actor - or should that be one of the most famous actors in the world?!)
Martin Shaw (actor)
Ian Lavender (Pike!)
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)
Oliver Phelps (actor, twin from Harry Potter)
Pauline McLynn (actress. Played Mrs. Doyle in 'Father Ted')
Chris Marshall - My Family (the tall one), BT ads etc
David Moran, ex-Crossroads actor.
Nessa (Ruth Jones) from Gavin & Stacey!!!!!! (Yes we know Nessa was a fictional character!)
If we're going to go with fictional characters, Lenny Godber from Porridge!


Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iomi
Brian Travers (UB40)
Several members of Duran Duran including Roger Taylor.
Several members of Ocean Colour Scene
Nigel Kennedy (violinist)
John Lodge of The Moody Blues + we THINK Justin Hayward lead singer of the Moody Blues
Kingstanding lad (Atlantic Road) Steve Winwood of Spencer Davis Group + Traffic fame.
Phil Etheridge from The Twang
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)
Several members of Napalm Death including lead singer Barney
Scott Gorham original Thin Lizzy guitarist
Khan Morbee - Lead singer of South African Alternative Rock Band - The Parlotones


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 Willis (was Griffiths), MTV presenter and model
Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
Floella Benjamin 80's TV Presenter
Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown


Ian Bell (Warwickshire and England cricketer)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire cricketer)
Joe Calzaghe - former World boxing Champ
Jim Lewis (owner of the late great Villa fan Best Mate)
Lee Sharpe (?) ex Man Utd
Jane Sixsmith (England Olympic hockey player)
Justin Rose - Golfer
Tom Parsons - high jumper
Craig Kieswetter, Somerset/England cricketer


Howard Hodgson (presenter, author, including best seller Six Feet Under)
Benjamin Zepphaniah (poet)
Mervyn King, (Governor of Bank of England )
Jacqui Smith former MP for Redditch and former Home Secretary
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
Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England
Lee Child. (Author of books in the Pulp Fiction genre specifically know for his series of Jack Reacher books)

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 4 2012
Time: 4:16PM


yr forgetting MetalVillan from the upcoming metal band...Menace 67 of course!! :-)
04/04/2012 16:43:00
ha, keep me informed metalvillan, in face, if you want, post a few links in our Witton Lane (off topic) section of the forum mate.
The Fear
04/04/2012 17:34:00
Ian Lavender - that's why Pike had a claret and blue scarf (bonus trivia there) :]
04/04/2012 18:04:00
I think I had Ian in then someone said he should be removed because he is no longer with us. I can't win!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL.. DON'T tell him your name Pike!
The Fear
04/04/2012 19:07:00
SchoolBoyError, Was going to say him too, but DON'T panic you beat me.Yes i know that's Clive Dunne,s catchphrase you stupid boy.Don't tell them your name Pike.
04/04/2012 21:30:00
Ok ok now I've ben ousted I'll reveal myself as Roger Taylor. I am indeed a regular reader and fan of all of Vital Villa's work.
05/04/2012 00:44:00
....that might not be entirely true...
05/04/2012 00:52:00
Ahh, the Mighty Duran Duran. Used to be the resident band at the Rum Runner before they become famous..... happy days.
Pride of Lions
05/04/2012 03:16:00
They are still going strong actually - I saw Roger Taylor twirling his sticks not more than 2 weeks ago here in Singapore with LeBon putting on a fine show. Damn impressive they were too for a bunch of fifty-somethings. Now...where are me deely boppers??
05/04/2012 06:24:00
I am Roger Taylor!
05/04/2012 11:48:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Garde On Sanchez - Sanchez On The Fans

Manager Remi Garde has been speaking of the importance of Carlos Sanchez to our lightweight midfield, and Sanchez has been praising the fans and promising them...

Steer Returns To Huddersfield

Young goalkeeper Jed Steer has now returned to the John Smith's Stadium and Huddersfield Town on a one month loan spell that will expire on Boxing Day.

Garde On Grealish, No Panic & Watford

Manager Remi Garde's pre Watford press conference has now taken place and as you'd expect there were a number of topics covering given our perilous position in the Premier League.

Audio - Garde On Grealish & Other Bits

Manager Remi Garde has spoken about Jack Grealish and the latest storm, as well as other bits today from the world of audio clips.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Sanchez70%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - N'Zogbia1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 13 8 4 1 28 8
2 Man Utd 13 8 3 2 27 10
3 Man City 13 8 2 3 26 14
4 Arsenal 13 8 2 3 26 12
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 13
6 West Ham 13 6 3 4 21 4
7 Everton 13 5 5 3 20 8
8 Southampton 13 5 5 3 20 5
9 Liverpool 13 5 5 3 20 2
10 Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 19 1
11 Stoke 13 5 4 4 19 -1
12 WBA 13 5 2 6 17 -5
13 Watford 13 4 4 5 16 -2
14 Swansea 13 3 5 5 14 -4
15 Chelsea 13 4 2 7 14 -6
16 Norwich 13 3 3 7 12 -8
17 Newcastle 13 2 4 7 10 -12
18 Sunderland 13 2 3 8 9 -12
19 AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 9 -13
20 Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 5 -14
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
One final duel for 2015
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Warned to Keep It Clean!
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Nov 28 2015 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions1000
2.The Fear592
Write for Vital Football