Vital Villa Interviews 2012: Englishhippy
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?
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
9) What do you expect us to do/finish this season assuming a decent transfer window with £25m or so spent?
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.
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