UK time is: 22:56:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Vital Villa Interviews 2012: HoltenderMatt



HoltenderMatt is next for the Vital Villa interview.

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

From birth, my dad is, my Granddad is. He worked on the steam and used to take a Saturday shopping trip up to Brum from Hereford, found himself watching the Villa while he was kicking his heels on a Saturday afternoon.

2) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?

Not excited, yet, but not against the appointment either. He needs some time and a bit of space to create his vision for our club. I will judge him on our performances, nothing else.

3) Best and worst moments of last season?

Best moment HAS to be the sacking of the manager.

Worst, the appointment of same?? Although we had some shocking performances on the pitch to go along with it too.

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

Lerner is trying to show his commitment to Villa. He isn't throwing millions in to make our club unsustainable. He has invested, and I believe he will again, Our club needs to run itself though, how would we feel if we spent so much we were worthless, costing too much to run?

Lerner = Sensible

Yes, a good season will help, we have had bad years before, but always got over them. 2010/11 will be another of those years, whether it is this year or in two or three, it will be forgotten.

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

Well, sounds like we will need some defence, King Carlos going is a huge blow to the squad. People say we need to ship Dunne and Collins out, although I'm not sure. We do need cover across the back though.

Can we buy a RB that plays RB? No more Young playing left and right, Carlos playing out of position, even Mellberg played out of position there.

Up front too, we need another striker. Nathan isn't up to Prem standard and Gabby is lacking goals. Bent needs help/cover. Hopefully our new players will work out.

Oh and can he have Makoun back please???

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

Gabby, Nathan D, Delph, Zog and if he isn't committed to the club then Warnock too.

7) Favourite current player?

Albrighton

8) Favourite all time player/s?

Morley and Shaw

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

Premier 8th
FA Cup: Last 8
Carling: Last 4

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

How long will you be a Villan?
'Till I die

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? n/a

b) Age 40(sshhh)

c) Location: Lancashire

d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Whisky

e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Green tea

f) Favourite Film/s: Um, don't sit still long enough. Vin Deisel and Robin Williams, how strange?

g) Favourite TV Show/s: Big Bang Theory and Hustle

h) Music?: Heavy Rock

i) Best ever moment in your life: Bringing my daughters to their first game at Villa Park

j) Ambitions: To be able to hold down a season ticket sometime

k) Wise words: You can`t buy happiness

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
Englishhippy
Lee282
Ormskirk
VillanPete
tomvilla95
Beejay
Villan444
griffgriff
marcobavfc
Gabby2010
col8
CYPRUSDAVE
Villa_Grizzly
Pride Of Lions
Angus Baskerville
Deaf Dean
DMVillain94
Sir Dennis
Nick Shale
Villanut
Proud to be a Villan
Steff The Villan
BBJ
Moocher
McGrath's Dodgy Knees
Cypriotvilla
Etouffee
Leerj0
Eddy1
Gazgecko
Tasso10
StennyVilla
ALBIE1897
Charizma
benny003
claretstrat
Tellamuir

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 13 2012

Time: 9:58AM

Your Comments

Top interview, pragmatic as well. Hopefully the manager will be judged favourably, goodness knows we all need a bit of joy in our Villa world now!
The Fear
Does Green Tea know you are drinking them mate :-)?
mike_field
So what does make you excited Matt?....Lol
Pride of Lions
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ClivetheVillan 526
2. Pride of Lions 511
3. The Fear 462
4. mike_field 232
5. Villan Of The North 221
6. DeanoVilla 205
7. kefkat 205
8. sirdennis 172
9. lewis1980 137
10. Juan Mourep 121

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 +9 12
2. Aston Villa 4 3 1 0 +3 10
3. Swansea 4 3 0 1 +3 9
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 +5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 +3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 +2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 +1 6

Breaking League News

We Need To Manage Games Better
Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00
El Cashico - Manchester City vs Chelsea
Chelsea : 19/09/2014 18:23:00
One to Watch - Mame Biram Diouf
Q.P.R. : 19/09/2014 18:09:00
Give Chelsea No Quarter
Man City : 19/09/2014 17:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Arsenal (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug's Stunt Double
Win 42%
Draw 30%
Lose 27%