Vital Villan Interviews: 50 Years A Villan
It is new member (but old mate, and I do mean Oooooold!) 50 Years A Villan's turn on the Vital Villan Interviews..1 - How long have you been a Villa fan and how did you first get the Claret & Blue faith?
I first stepped inside villa park in 1958 we were playing Everton we lost 2-4. My elder brother was with me and we stood on the Holte end. There was no cover in those days and i got a right soaking. but it didnt matter my love affair with AVFC had started.2 - What was your first game?
I suppose it would have to be Everton in 1958 but my first solo visit to villa park was a year later when we played Pompey and won 5-2. Going there on my own i felt so grown up but i was only 9 years old, and yes it cost me 6d to go on the Holte,a programme was 3d. I think Gerry Hitchens my hero at that time would have been on £20 per week.3 - What is your most memorable moment as a Villa fan?
Proposing to my girl friend at the final whistle of the 1977 League cup Final 2nd replay at Old Trafford. We won 3-2 and Brian Little had scored the winner in stoppage time of extra time.4 - And the worst moment?
She said yes. And 31 years later i am still paying for my moment of weakness.5 - Who are your favourite current Villa players?
Martin Laursen a legend in the making.6 - Which former player/s are your ultimate heroes?
Gerry Hitchens (RIP) Charlie Aitken Denis Mortimer Tony Morley Sid Cowans Paul McGrath and Dwight Yorke . There are so many great players who have graced Villa Park its a difficult question to answer7 - Which player do you think was the worst to ever put on the team colours?
Ivo Stas 1990-91 any one in Vital Villa land remember him?
Signed by DR Joe Venglos never kicked a ball for the first team.8 - What is the best goal you have seen Villa score and which is your favourite game?
There can only be one Peter Withe Rotterdam 1982.9 - Best away ground visited?
Bodymoor Heath.( Well it is 9 mile from VP)10 - Who would you like to see Villa sign this summer?
Any one who will give 100% to the cause and isn't a mercenary and is proud to play for the shirt.11 - What are your predictions for us this season in the:
Top six b) Europe
would love to win it. wouldn't that be a wonderful achievement.c) Carling Cup
winnersd) Fa Cup
just a decent run for a change.12 - What is your opinion of Martin O'Neill?
Great manager best we have had since Ron Saunders, just wish he would be more positive when it comes to transfer window time.13 - What is your opinion of Randy Lerner and the new board?
Where were you in 1968? My god how we have missed you. I am glad you have finally arrived and rescued us from the hands of Deadly Doug. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.We love you.14 - Where do you sit at Villa and are you a season ticket holder?
Row 1 Seat 108 Block K4 Upper Holte. Come and say hello Your more than welcome. Have been a season ticket holder on and off (finances permitting ) for a very long time.15 - And finally 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)
Johnny Dixon Charlie Aitken Macca and Ron Saunders. No time for women to busy talking Villa.
With thanks to 50 years a Villan and don't believe the 'no time for women' part, what he means is his wife reads this and he has no time to nurse a black eye right now!
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