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However what is as much concern is the 'lost youth' of the Midlands. You know the kids I mean, the ones that wear any other football shirt other than the one of their local team. We all know the reason for this is the Ellis years and his failure to make the club attractive enough. The question is how do we reverse it? On another thread the other day somebody said they worked in central Brum and most of his work colleagues supported Manure, Arse or Chelski.
Other than walking around Brum slapping anybody looking like a Gloryhunter I am not sure the best course of action (I am not saying this should happen by the way). I think a major school initiative is required. By this I do not mean a couple of players visiting a couple of schools. I am unsure of how, but the club should approach the local education authorities and devise an joint AVFC/Education initiative.
Maybe it will involve a deal to supply school teams with mini Villa kits. Maybe everyday a school is given access to VP. As supporters I think it is our duty to ridicule anyone seen in the Midlands in any other kit than of one of the local teams. Pride starts on your own doorstep and now is the time to clean up the Midlands.
If you do not support one of your local teams then you aren't welcome. Manure, Chelski, Arse and Redscouse beware, your kind are not welcome around here anymore.
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