Date: 21st January 2008 at 1:34pm
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Claret or beaujolais?

Father Christmas gave me a 81 replica shirt last year. He always knows what I want………I suspect my family tip him off. Anyway I was pleased to see that my memories were correct. It’s claret…..real claret, not Beaujolais (had to look up the spelling).

I was there at Highbury that day with my uncle, him 50 odd and me 14. He said to me as the celebrations went on, ‘you are lucky to see this so young’. He had waited all his life.

That wonderful old man has gone now, but I wonder what he would have made of the lightening of the claret. I suspect he would have just wondered why. For me its not trendy. I think it moves us away from our wonderful tradition.

Worse, the ‘ammers’ stick with real claret and they stole the colours from us in the first place. With all the good news about tradition being so important to the new dawn at villa, lets get back to real claret.

What do you all think?

Afterthought…….. Is it too late to sue West ham, Burnley, etc?

dannyvellow