Vital Villa Interviews 2012: Angus Baskerville
1) When did you become a Villa fan and why?
In 2009 (age 13) I became a Villa fan when I went to Villa Park for the first time in 2009 19th December against Stoke when we won 1-0 and John Carew was the scorer. My Uncle supported them which also made me a Villa fan.
2) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?
I think Lambert was a great choice for Villa and is just what we need. He was also the best chance we had seeing that Martinez is linked to quite a lot of manager jobs and Soljier wanted to stay in Norway. Lambert guided Norwich to 12th in the premier league and got them promoted from league 1 to premier league in the space of 2 seasons and I think that`s the sort of manager we need. I don't just not like Alex McLeish because he came from our rivals Birmingham. He also nearly got us relegated and only won 6 out of 38 games last season which I really could picture happening before he came.
3) Best and worst moments of last season?
Last season I really thought we were going to get relegated and I really wanted McLeish to get sacked. I think that we have really to pieces since O`Neill left. I think our best moment was our 3-1 win over Chelsea and Wiemann`s goal against Fulham. I think our worst moment was Dunne`s own goal against QPR or our 2-1 loss against Bolton. This season has been quite a nightmare for us with us only staying up by two points and Darren Bent getting injured and our captain being diagnosed with leukaemia.
4) Your opinion of Randy Lerner and the board, can a decent season next season make up for last season?
Opinion - I think we need a new owner. After Lerner fell to pieces after the appointment of McLeish who he barely could afford to sack. I don't know what it will take to bring the relationship with the fans and the board back either.
Answer - I feel we can only make up for it if we get champions league football otherwise No.
5) Which player/s should Villa sign this summer?
I think we need a good striker that will play well alongside Bent. I also think we are quite weak in Midfield so we need a new midfielder to replace our captain Stiliyan Petrov and a good attacking midfielder to replace Ashley Young. I think Brett Holman is our replacement for Milner. I also think we need a new right back and another centre half and obviously a new reserved Keeper to replace Guzan.
6) Which player/s should Villa get rid of this summer?
I think we should definitely get rid of Hutton who hasn't really proved what he's worth this season. Stephen Ireland is another player I think we should sell seeing that he is costing us a lot. The final player I think we should sell is Warnock. He has had a few bad moments this season so I think we should sell Ireland, Hutton and Warnock this season and get some new players to replace them along with some more new players to strengthen our squad.
7) Favourite current player?
Darren Bent - Darren Bent did really well this season scoring his 100th league goal against QPR and getting a few assists. He was brilliant for us until he got injured against Wigan but I think if it weren't for him and Shay Given, we would have got relegated.
8) Favourite all time player/s?
My all time favourite player who's ever played for Villa is James Milner. Milner's been my hero ever since I became a Villa fan.
9) What do you expect us to do/finish this season assuming a decent transfer window with £25m or so spent?
Premier league: 4th place
FA cup: Final
Carling cup: Semis
10) You can ask yourself any question you want to about Villa and what is your answer?
Question - Best memory about Villa
Answer - Our 1-0 win over Man United on 16th December 2009
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? Alan Sugar to speak to him about the apprentice and ask about what his jobs like
b) Age 16
c) Location: England, Warwickshire
d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Beer/Castle lager
e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Fanta
f) Favourite Film/s: Son of Rambo
g) Favourite TV Show/s: Nanny 911
h) Music?: Green day songs/ 21 guns
i) Best ever moment in your life: Winning the trophy for the most improved school student.
j) Ambitions: To become a very well known sports journalist
k) Wise words: No matter what your dreams are, anything can happen if you let it.
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