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Vital Villa Interviews 2012: Mat777

Vital Villa Interviews 2012: Mat777
Mat777 is next for the Vital Villa interview.

1) When did you become a Villa fan and why?

I went to my first Villa game at the tender age of 4 years old - my old man was a steward in the Trinity Road stand and I used to duck under the turnstile to get in - always remember getting a pork pie and ridiculously weak cup of tea at half time with the rest of the stewards who were a great lot.

2) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?

Hopeful and optimistic as ever - any manager that can get us past the half way line with some clue as to how to attack teams will do me - farewell hoof ball {fingers crossed}

3) Best and worst moments of last season?

Best moments were when I was expecting a cricket score away at Chelski and a couple of individuals actually turned up wanting to play for us - unfortunately short lived - but a good respite from the rest of the Christmas fixtures.

Worst moments were 90 minutes of sheer gob smack - watching the Carling Cup tie vs Bolton - firstly because we were sat in the deadly stand not too far from the Bolton fans singing rather loudly all through the game, secondly for the clueless, lethargic, dismal Villa performance.

Then there was the Spurs game….

4) Your opinion of Randy Lerner and the board, can a decent season next season make up for last season?

I had high hopes for Mr. L, but can see why the purse strings have tightened post the O`Neill era and some of the daft amounts that were being paid for wages of 2nd string players. I`ve not lost hope in him yet and until Houllier said that rubbish about losing to Liverpool, I was beginning to see us play some nice stuff and look like a football team again….then he hired that guy from Small Heath……the anti-football was astonishing…..was Mr. L given bad advice? Could our club really get nobody else? My optimism took one hell of a beating…..But may be growing again with our new manager (if he is given a decent war chest)

5) Which player/s should Villa sign this summer?

Chris Samba (Blackburn), Morten Gamst Petersen (Blackburn), Holt (Norwich), Milner (Man City) Petrov (Bolton), Keane (LA Galaxy), Jarvis (Wolves)

6) Which player/s should Villa get rid of this summer?

Now that Heskey's gone (woo hoo!) Ireland, Hutton, Warnock, Agbonlahor, Nzogbia, Albrighton, Delfouneso (in that order)

7) Favourite current player?


8) Favourite all time player/s?

Gary Shaw, Peter Withe, Sid Cowans, Colin Gibson, David Platt, Didier Six

9) What do you expect us to do/finish this season assuming a decent transfer window with £25m or so spent?
Premiership: Top 8

FA Cup: First round loss to Man U (nothing new there)

Carling: Win

10) You can ask yourself any question you want to about Villa and what is your answer?

Q. Why is that bottled Fosters that is sold at half time so nasty?

A. Its always warm, gassy and served in a plastic bottle

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? I`d quite like to meet Megan Fox and Cheryl Cole together in a hotel room…..

b) Age 38 for a few more weeks

c) Location: Solihull

d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Budweiser

e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee

f) Favourite Film/s: Most of the Star wars films, most of the Star Trek films, A Bridge Too Far, Under Siege, Half Past Dead (any Steven Seagal film)

g) Favourite TV Show/s: The Walking Dead, 24, Supernatural, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, Band Of Brothers, Dexter, Falling Skies, V, Tour Of Duty

h) Music?: 90`s Dance music - Olive, Faithless, Prodigy etc

i) Best ever moment in your life: Lots - that I won`t repeat - but football wise (other than 1982 in Rotterdam) was in Tenerife watching England 5 Germany 1 in Yates`s (better screens than Lineker's)

j) Ambitions: I`d like to build my own house (or at least manage the building of it)

k) Wise words: In Life there are 2 things one must do, one is to die , one is to live until you die, the rest is up to you (stolen from a dodgy time travel movie whose name escapes me)

now your turn, how to submit an interview: click here

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday June 11 2012
Time: 2:31PM


So you're a Grand Designs fan then, I'd love to try that as well money allowing, but knowing my luck I'd erect it inside out!
11/06/2012 14:54:00
Nice one Matt. I think you'll find all lager is gassed up coloured water mate however, it is usually cold.... to hide the lack of taste....
Pride of Lions
11/06/2012 14:55:00
I might need to get some glasses, thought Matt had said to build himself a horse... my first thoughts were WTF!??!?! lol
The Fear
11/06/2012 15:01:00
Im Still waiting for those contact details you promised of the afore mentioned ladies mr fear !
12/06/2012 09:17:00
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