Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

North Stand Screen Returns - Now What To Moan At?

North Stand Screen Returns - Now What To Moan At?


Ah good, this is great news!

AVFC have announced, having listened to fan feedback, they will return the giant screen to the North Stand corner.

A fair few in the forum on Vital Villa have certainly moaned and lamented it`s loss and the fact depending on where you sit, you can`t always see the screen in the Holte End, so this is a positive step.

Nice to know they can and do listen.

Tom Fantini, head of facilities, said: 'The club didn't take the decision to remove the screen lightly in the first place. It was part of an important program to enhance Villa Park. However, we appreciate that its removal resulted in real concerns for supporters and these were expressed in a series of consultation meetings, which we take very seriously. While we championed the small video wall, we became aware that for some fans this had size limitations in terms of viewing content from a distance. Because of these varying reasons, we have decided to bring back the large video screen at North Stand. It's undoubtedly back by popular demand!'

A bit more bafflingly Villa are bringing a cancer loading section back to Villa Park, with a designated smoking section in the Holte End Upper.

The Club say: While needing to comply with matchday regulations, the club looked at several areas - ultimately trialing the exterior upper deck of the Holte for a few matches last term. The trials were well received and the club will be bringing this in on a permanent basis on matchdays.
About 15 minutes before half-time, the deck will be accessible through Holte Concourse Level 2 and will remain open through half-time. Please note alcohol is not permitted in the designated smoking deck and this facility is only available to the supporters of the Upper Tier of the Holte Stand.
Unfortunately, the configurations of the other areas and stands are such that similar smoking areas are not readily feasible.


forum

Delighted about the screen!



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday June 21 2012
Time: 1:49PM

Comments

0
Yayy no more neck pain!
Greenslade92
21/06/2012 14:09:00
0
Agreed Greenslade92, I have droned on ever since it was removed asking for it back, nice to see it is now returning!
The Fear
21/06/2012 14:25:00
0
Yeh think I sit near you to the right of the dugout? Nightmare turning all the time to watch replays etc
Greenslade92
21/06/2012 14:50:00
0
As a smoker, I appreciate the club are trying to make life easier for fans by introducing this where it's possible to do so, but I'm yet to meet a smoker who can't go a couple of hours without one lol
mike_field
21/06/2012 15:04:00
0
!!!! Smoking area?!?! Not a good idea for those trying to give up or who sit there and don't smoke. Not good for fans who have no access to it either who will no doubt use toilets and moan when/if caught that others can!!! Don't see the benefits atall unless they're low on ticket sales in that area!!! Is it April 1st ??
Villan444
21/06/2012 15:23:00
0
Now if only they would sack McLeish, get rid of Heskey and bring in a young upcoming manager to galvanise the club then Villa would be the club who listen and care about their fans! Hang on a minute...
Chelt Villan
21/06/2012 16:20:00
0
Well now that you have asked for a moan. We have the worst speaker system in the Premier League. This was going to be addressed several years ago as promised by the General, but nothing ever happened. A good sound system is vital to helping whip up the atmosphere. As it is, in the top tier of the Holte you can hardly hear a thing. The announcers and the music can not be heard. In comparison to some grounds it is embarrassing.
voiceoftheholte
21/06/2012 18:43:00
0
VOTH, the sound system in The Holte End was upgraded last year. It was WAY too loud for the first couple of games but they seemed to sort that out.
Adam Deuce
21/06/2012 19:30:00
0
very happy about the screen, can't see anything from where I sit (K7).
Adam Deuce
21/06/2012 19:31:00
0
Adam. I must be deaf. Pardon
voiceoftheholte
22/06/2012 14:54:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Elphick's Superstitions To Continue

New centre half Tommy Elphick has insisted his pre match ritual of attacking the goal posts instead of having a team photo will continue following his move to Aston Villa.

No Sinclair To Celtic - But Crespo Off

It's being reported that Aston Villa have rejected a £2million offer from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, but Jose Angel Crespo wants the 'PAOK' option to bring an end to his time with us.

Petrov To Resume Villa Training

Aston Villa have confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will join up with the boys for pre season training, and he's been invited by new manager Roberto Di Matteo to join...

Elphick Relishing Promotion Pressure

New signing, and Roberto Di Matteo's first capture from Bournemouth, Tommy Elphick has said he's relishing the pressure of helping Aston Villa return...

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
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Elphick?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Great, solid signing79%
Ok signing5%
Meh signing16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Sainz expected to stay with Red Bull stable
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eubank Jnr Beats Doran with Ease
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear377
2.sirdennis159
3.BodyButter154
4.Fulford136
5.JuanPabloAngel119
6.kefkat109
7.glensider92
8.DeanoVilla90
9.Melon Donkey82
10.Silhillvilla76
The Vital Football Members League