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Vital Villan Interviews: Oulu Villan
It is Oulu Villan from Finland'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've been a Villa fan since 1996 after we beat Leeds United in the Carling Cup Final. So I suppose I'm a bit of a glory hunter then... not.

2 - What was your first game?

Being a native of Finland, I have never seen Villa play. It's my long time dream to travel to Villa Park to watch a game though. Maybe this is the season it will happen, would be awesome.

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

One that springs to mind is a game against West Ham a couple of seasons ago. I was watching it with my brother who is a big West Ham fan (for reasons unknown to me). We dominated the game from start to finish but still somehow it ended in stalemate, 1-1. But I guess it was for better that time. We had a 'couple' of beers while watching the game, so it could have turned a bit nasty if we had won, because I would have rubbed it in big time.

4 - And the worst moment?

The FA Cup Final in 2000, definitely. My another brother is a Chelsea fan (obvious glory hunter), so it made it even worse. And watching it from TV, we just didn't turn up that day, which was even more disappointing.

5 - Who are your favourite current Villa players?
Ashley Young, Gabby Agbonlahor and still has to be Gareth Barry, even after what happened during the summer, great player.

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

I have to pick players I have seen play in Claret & Blue, so I'll pick Paul Merson and Dwight Yorke. Merson was a player I really enjoyed watching, I really hope we would have a player like him in our current team. We would be unstoppable.

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

Bosko Balaban and David Ginola. I always have had something against Ginola, don't really know what, he was good player in his prime. Oh, and Hassan Kachoul, he was bad.

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

THAT Gary Cahill goal. Favourite game... That's difficult one, there is quite many of them. I enjoyed last season's triumph over Chelsea, we looked like worldbeaters that day. We would have beat almost any team in the world playing like that.

9 - Best away ground visited?

Never been in a game, so...

10 - Who would you like to see Villa sign this summer?
Now that we got James Milner in the bag, I'd had to say a striker in form of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Would be excellent signing.

11 - What are your predictions for us this season in the:
a) League
4th

b) Europe UEFA Cup Semi-Final.
c) Carling Cup Fifth round.

d) FA Cup Runners-up.


12 - What is your opinion of Martin O'Neill?
I have every faith in MO'N. I think he is one of the best managers around and we are very fortunate to have him. If there was one manager who can break in the top four, it would be him.

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

I believe we have the best owner out there. He doesn't want to be in the limelight, he backs his manager financially and improves our club in every area. What else can you ask for, not much...

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

See question two.

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)

Martin O'Neill, I would love to pick his brain in footballing matters. Paul McGrath, so there is someone who is having a drink with me. Paul Merson to play some poker with. Peter Enckelman, my compatriot to discuss about THAT goal. And for a top totty, I have a soft spot for Jessica Alba, she is gorgeous.

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Writer:Oulu Villan
Date:Friday August 29 2008
Time: 7:40PM

Comments

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Great to hear from you Oulu Villan, and to learn that you're well and truly flying the claret and blue flag over there in Finland. I well remember the 1-1 West Ham game, Stilyan Petrov's superb debut, Liam Ridgewell's early goal, and as you recall, we dominated throughout yet failed to take all three points. A good performance though down in the East End of London.
glensider
01/09/2008 12:04:00
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Agree about your 'worst moment' too. What happened that day? We just froze. Never turned up. Chelsea themselves weren't on top of their game, they were there for the taking. We just didn't get our act together though. Such a disappointment.
glensider
01/09/2008 12:07:00
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Out of interest, never see any posts from you Oulu Villan, not front page or in the forums. Am I missing something here? Get involved. You'll enjoy it.
glensider
28/09/2008 08:18:00
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