Vital Villa Interviews 2012: lartinmaurson
lartinmaurson is next for the Vital Villa interview.1) When did you become a Villa fan and why?
As a kid in the 80s I was taken to most of the midlands clubs to watch football by my dad (who hasn`t got a club). I loved Villas atmosphere, smell, stadium, kit. Villa 1 Liverpool 2 clinched it - I can still see the goals even though we lost. My brother became a Liverpool fan.2) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?
We need an intelligent football manager who can motivate lower cost players and strategise to get them performing as the most effective team. I think he can do it. Few could.3) Best and worst moments of last season?
That feeling of being disconnected from my club. If it wasn`t for that deep loyalty I could have walked away.
Best moment. The quick sacking at the end of the season4) Your opinion of Randy Lerner and the board, can a decent season next season make up for last season?
He started at villa before Man City`s money came on the scene. It`s now a different world and spending big no longer works for clubs like ours. I admire him for having the balls to change direction in the face of a wall of objections. I thought people originally liked his reserved style. I`m sure McLeish haunts him. We all think we can do better than the boss until we become one don`t we!5) Which player/s should Villa sign this summer?
We need quality oldies for a year or two to bring experience to the youth that we are giving their second season to. A playmaker is key. I don`t know who.6) Which player/s should Villa get rid of this summer?
HUTTON HUTTON HUTTON. He gets turned and pushed out of position leaving gaping gaps and pulling others into the mess. Even I can see it.7) Favourite current player?
Clark. It had to be one of the amazing crop of young players. They are the future8) Favourite all time player/s?
Laursen. So composed and committed. A joy to watch. We were so lucky to have him albeit briefly.9) What do you expect us to do/finish this season assuming a decent transfer window with £25m or so spent?
Would be happy with top half of the table for the first year of the new regime.
We don`t have a big enough squad to care about the cups.10) You can ask yourself any question you want to about Villa and what is your answer?
Q. Is there a need for a football player to care about the club or just be a pro?
A. I Wish it mattered but we can`t afford to hope for it. We just need to buy players who are desperate to win.11) Just to change the theme slightly, a snap shot of you outside of football, answer or ignore at your leisure:
(based on our WHO ARE YOU thread!!!
)a) Which celebrity/s would you most like to meet and why?
None. I just don`t get the celebrity thing. Having said that I was lost for words when I met Martin O`Neil once.b) Age
Northamptond) Favourite alcoholic drink:
A medical no. My favourite drink used to be any beer on a hot day after a good hike.e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink:
Strong black coffeef) Favourite Film/s:
Avatar 3d on a big screeng) Favourite TV Show/s:
Scandinavian thrillersh) Music?:
Grandaddyi) Best ever moment in your life:
I try to have best moments as often as possible. I`ve just taken my boy up Snowdon for the first time - that was a best moment.j) Ambitions:
After a lot of hard work I have arrived. I don`t want anything else.k) Wise words:
After a lot of hard work I have arrived. I don`t want anything else.
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