Vital Villan Interviews: villarich
1 - How long have you been a Villa fan and how did you first get the Claret & Blue faith?
I have supported Villa since I was 5, so 36 years...
2 - What was your first game?
Villa v Spurs, but can't remember the exact year as it was so long ago now, but it was sometime in the late 70's
3 - What is your most memorable moment as a Villa fan?
Dennis Mortimer lifting the Europen Cup in 1982, crowning Villa as the 'Kings of Europe'.
4 - And the worst moment?
Ron Saunders leaving Villa in 1982 and also Villa losing the FA Cup final in 2000, we were dreadful. I remember leaving Wembley and travelling home totally gutted, it took me a good 6 months to get over the disappointment of losing that game.
5 - Who are your favourite current Villa players?
Martin Laursen, Ashley Young, NRC and Gabby
6 - Which former player/s are your ultimate heroes?
Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer, Gordon Cowans, Colin Gibson, in fact the entire squad who won the League Championship in 1980/81 and the European Cup and Super Cup in 1982...They were awesome, the best Villa team I've ever seen. And last but not least the 'Legend' who is Paul McGrath.
7 - Which player do you think was the worst to ever put on the team colours?
Gosh there have been a few over the years...Sasa Surcic, Stan Collymore, Milan Baros...I'll leave it at that I think
8 - What is the best goal you have seen Villa score and which is your favourite game?
Peter Withe 1982 European Cup Final , (coz it won us the cup), its also my favourite game.
9 - Best away ground visited?
White Hart Lane (and its not great)
10 - Who would you like to see Villa sign this summer?
11 - What are your predictions for us this season in the:
a) League 5th
b) Europe 1/4 final of Uefa Cup
c) Carling Cup Winners
d) Fa Cup 1/4 finals
12 - What is your opinion of Martin O'Neill?
Martin O'Neill is a great manager, I want him to stay in charge at Villa Park for the next 20 years.
13 - What is your opinion of Randy Lerner and the new board?
Aston Villa was a football club on its knees under Doug Ellis and David 'dare a great bunch a lads' O'Dreary, since Randy Lerner has taken over, the transformation both on and off the pitch has been nothing short of fantastic. My faith has been restored and I am once again proud to be an Aston Villa supporter.
14 - Where do you sit at Villa and are you a season ticket holder?
Absolutely I am a season ticket holder at Villa Park...I sit in the Doug Ellis Lower stand towards the Holte End
15 - And finally (stolen without shame from Vital Arsenal!) if you could invite 4 people connected to Villa, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would they be? And you can add one bit of top totty as well to make the party go with a 'bang' ;o)
Tony Morley, Martin O'Neill, Randy Lerner and Paul McGrath. Top totty would have to be Jennifer Aniston.
Up the Villa!!!
With thanks to Villarich
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