Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Vital Villa Interviews 2012: Englishhippy

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

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

I moved to Birmingham when I was 8 in 1981 just after Villa won the league most of my school mates where Villa fans, My first game was not until 1987 in the old Div 2 it was a midweek game home to Palace Mark Walters got a hat trick I stood on the left side of the Holte and lost one of my trainers it flew off celebrating a goal.

2) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?

Very happy with his appointment it may be seen as gamble being a relatively young manager with only one year of premiership football but happy overall he comes across very well and doesn`t look like he will take any crap from his players. I am pleased we have gone down this route rather that would is considered as a safer proven managers as most on the list would not have seen the backing from the fans as to what Lambert has received so far.

3) Best and worst moments of last season?

Best - dismissal McLeish hands down I am trying to erase the memory of last season as there really wasn`t many positives.

Worst - Stiliyan Petrov's illness came as a shock to us all. And looking at the table with 4 games to go and thinking where is the win going to come from and we will be having to rely on other results.

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

Randy Lerner came under a lot of unfair criticism last year mostly out of pure frustration on the McLeish appointment. That`s fixed now and the calls for his head look to have gone.

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

Defenders please and a defending midfielder

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

Hutton, Collins, Dunne, all very poor last season and wouldn`t be missed. Delfouneso hasn`t never proved himself even when out on load and possibly Delph.

7) Favourite current player?

Clark, Petrov

8) Favourite all time player/s?

Mark Walters, David Platt, Alan McInally, Paul Mcgrath, Shaun Teale, Dalian Atkinson, Paul Merson, Mark Delaney, Kevin Richardson, Martin Laursen
Olaf Mellberg.

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

Premier 10th
FA Cup: 5th round
Carling: semi final

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

I would like to know what was said to make Dion Dublin drop the nut on Robbie Savage

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? David Byrne, Mick Jones, two of my favourite musicians and Jennifer Aniston just because she is on my list of things to do.

b) Age 39

c) Location: Birmingham

d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Dark Rum and coke

e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee

f) Favourite Film/s: Star Wars, Scarface, Stand by me, The Big Lebowski, Saving Private Ryan, True Stories

g) Favourite TV Show/s: The Simpsons, The Walking Dead, QI, Blackadder

h) Music?: Talking Heads, Aphex Twin, Beck, most 90s Indie bands

i) Best ever moment in your life: Buffalo Bill's Scott Norwood missed field goal in Superbowl 25, watching with my mate me a Giants fan and him being a Bills fan.

j) Ambitions: to have more people doing my work so I can play in the internet for longer.

k) Wise words: Never trust a man who doesn`t like football or a man that laughs at his own jokes.

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

Other interviews:

Villain307
Stephen Jay Hawkings
1958Villan
Piper
Randy.Stand
Zarch
we`re not fickle
Turkish Penguin
Philo
Draig Cymraeg
Midbedsvillan01
Carew AV Legend
Kieran0121
LuxuryVilla24
Crosswesleyanchapel
JUANPABLOANGEL
Eaton_thevillafan
Villainatplay
BigFatRon
sid is god
Green Villan
JimmyG
AdzVilla11
Surpsy
Greenday
Danny_Villaman
The Fear
speak2guy
Prepared
lartinmaurson
McGrath For Pope
Gordonsleftboot
Steven Green
Matt Herbert
SIMONBIGRON
Benham
Mike Field
mat777
YhQ92
Mister Saxon
Kefkat
Bob Moore
Holte999
Avfc94
voiceoftheholte
Zigthevilla
CoE82
Madirish
Nimmo
Revd Pete
Deanovilla
AVbornandbred
P.Avfc
Toddyav
Chiefy
GodPlayed4Villa
H
Sheriff Kimbo
Smell the Glove
AstonBilla
Juddy
StaggsAVFC
beardofolof
MASON_PARKER
GMVillan
Villan57
DTiller
young_jonah
malacaxeta
Limonvilla
Junesingh
Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday June 24 2012
Time: 10:29AM

Comments

0
Most important question, did you ever get your trainer back!?
The Fear
24/06/2012 10:35:00
0
Lambert certainly seems to have got a great reception from most in these interviews, so much different to last seasons responses to he who shall not be named!
The Fear
24/06/2012 10:36:00
0
When I was reading this, I thought "did he check with Lost Property"? too JF.....Lol
Pride of Lions
24/06/2012 19:08:00
0
The trainer and I where never reunited thanks for concern.
englishhippy
24/06/2012 21:07:00
0
the right side !
malacaxeta
24/06/2012 22:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Bruce Demands Better

Manager Steve Bruce has given his immediate reaction to Aston Villa's victory over Wigan Athletic earlier today and he wants far more than he saw.

Stats: Villa v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Villa (1) vs (0) Wigan Athletic, Villa Park, 10/12/16 Att: 29392

Aston Villa v Wigan - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Aston Villa v Wigan - Follow Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

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)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Gollini7%
Hutton6%
Elphick2%
Chester4%
Amavi20%
Gardner4%
Jedinak23%
Adomah0%
Grealish32%
Ayew0%
Kodjia2%
Sub - McCormack0%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Bacuna0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 20 14 1 5 43 25
2 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
3 Reading 20 11 4 5 37 2
4 Huddersfield 20 10 3 7 33 -2
5 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
6 Sheff Wed 20 9 4 7 31 0
7 Birmingham 20 8 7 5 31 -2
8 Norwich 20 9 3 8 30 3
9 Fulham 20 7 8 5 29 9
10 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
11 Barnsley 20 8 4 8 28 4
12 Preston 20 8 4 8 28 2
13 Aston Villa 20 6 10 4 28 2
14 Bristol City 20 8 3 9 27 3
15 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
16 Brentford 20 7 4 9 25 -1
17 Ipswich 20 6 7 7 25 -2
18 Q.P.R. 20 6 5 9 23 -9
19 Wolves 20 5 7 8 22 -3
20 Burton 20 5 7 8 22 -5
21 Blackburn 20 5 5 10 20 -8
22 Cardiff 20 5 5 10 20 -12
23 Wigan 20 4 6 10 18 -6
24 Rotherham 20 2 4 14 10 -25
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing to take advantage of Merc turmoil?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Parker Claims WBO Heavyweight Crown
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 14 2017 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear221
2.JuanPabloAngel147
3.HeathfieldRoad187497
4.sirdennis93
5.BodyButter74
6.TuBBz74
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings61
8.DeanoVilla51
9.Wurzel49
10.Silhillvilla45
Vital Football Comment