Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Vital Villan Interviews: Rob 'Middle' C

Vital Villan Interviews: Rob 'Middle' C
It is my mate and Vital Villa reader Rob Carson'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?

Aged 3! My Dad, my Grandad and my older brother were/are all Villa so it was the natural thing to do! I am now 41 years old.

2 - What was your first game?

Aston Villa v Preston ,August 1973. I think Bruce Rioch scored and we won 2.0. I have a programme collection going back to the 1920s.However I have not had chance to check the stats!

3 - What is your most memorable moment as a Villa fan?

Has to be aged 15 with my older brother,Andy best mate Bez and Big DF in Rotterdam 25th May 1982. As I didnt drink in those days I can recall the Whole trip.Still have my ticket but not my flag!!

4 - And the worst moment?

Last game of the season v Sheff Weds 1987. Relegation 5 years after lifting the European cup.

Also losing at St Andrews, Boxing day 1982 and that vile Monday night at Villa Park when Dublin and Gudjonnsen saw red against Blues.

5 - Who are your favourite current Villa players?
Martin the Lion, wee Ashley Young ,Big John Carew(bigger than me and you) . I also think that Craigey Gardener could do a good job as a central attacking midfielder.

6 - Which former player/s are your ultimate heroes?

Ray Graydon, Team of 81/82, McGrath, Olof.

7 - Which player do you think was the worst to ever put on the team colours?

Nigel Callaghan.

8 - What is the best goal you have seen Villa score and which is your favourite game?

Best goal was Rambo McInally v Millwall 1988(i think) .Back to goal on the halfway line ,in front of where I was sitting in the Trinity Road. Beat 3 and slotted in. I was also at Selhurst park for Dalian Atkinson's wonder goal ,which for me was a very close second.

Best game, from a pure footballing point of view, Villa 4 WBA 3 August 83 first game of the season springs to mind. Also Villa 3 Boro 0 (could have been 10) 1981 and quite a few under Big Ron,such as Wednesday at home won 2.0. It is a regret that I didnt go to the 5.1 demolition of Liverpool in 76.

9 - Best away ground visited?

For atmosphere alone Goodinson Park 84 ,League cup semi final left an impression.

10 - Who would you like to see Villa sign this summer?
The best right back that money can buy

11 - What are your predictions for us this season in the:
a) League
6th
b) Europe Out by October
c) Carling Cup Quarters
d) Fa Cup Round 3 Man Utd away!

12 - What is your opinion of Martin O'Neill?
Eccentric genius !

13 - What is your opinion of Randy Lerner and the new board?

Rich silver spooned Saviour !

14 - Where do you sit at Villa and are you a season ticket holder?

Trinity Road Lower , season ticket for 27 years.

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)

Ron Saunders , Tony Barton, Big Ron and Randy Learner. My good lady, Ann Marie could do the washing up !

up the villa ,Rob C.

With thanks to Middle Carson!

Have your say: For How To Submit Your Interview - Click Here

Other Interviews:

Click Here
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 25 2008
Time: 7:48PM

Comments

0
Blimey Rob you have a good memory, I struggle to remember the last game I saw, let alone games from the 80's! I believe you had to sell your bike to afford to go to Rotterdam as well??!!??
The Fear
26/07/2008 10:06:00
0
Rob. Points 3 and 4 are what I would put. I may still do if I get round to it. Big DF indeed!
Bigwire McGuire
26/07/2008 13:35:00
0
Remember well the 4-3 opening day victory against West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park, Steve McMahon's debut if I remember correctly. Have to agree on Goodison for best away-game atmosphere too. Always an enjoyable fixture, not always the right result, but a genuine atmosphere that helps make the day.
glensider
27/07/2008 12:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Some Very Positive Talk From Tony Xia On Takeover

Some nice positive quotes and talk from Tony Xia on the takeover of Aston Villa...

HK - Abdo & McKirdy Talk Soccer 7's Trophy

Khalid Abdo and Harry McKirdy have both been giving their thoughts on Aston Villa's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens success last weekend.

Grealish Bags Brace On Full England U21 Debut

Youngster Jack Grealish made his England Under 21 debut in their last game against Portugal, and tonight he went one better on his full debut against Guinea.

Clark Linked To West Brom - Okore On The Future

Republic of Ireland centre half Ciaran Clark is again being linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion, and Jores Okore has been speaking about his future.

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)

Roberto Di Matteo would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment15%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other57%
An average appointment7%
No thanks appointment!21%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Pirelli announce tyre selections for Monaco
Latest Vital Boxing News
Makabu Threatens to Knock Bellew Out
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions790
2.The Fear432
3.kefkat318
4.sirdennis276
5.Lerner Out!247
6.Fulford226
7.glensider205
8.JuanPabloAngel188
9.DeanoVilla159
10.Thomas Holte144
Vital Football Comment