Date: 26th August 2021 at 8:00pm
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Following on from Aston Villa’s classy and youthful 6-0 victory over Barrow in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening, fans understandably had plenty to cheer about – particularly our Academy graduates on display, their performances and the debut showing of a certain Cameron Archer who completed a fine hattrick on the night.

With all eyes now focused on the upcoming Brentford clash this weekend, after all the obvious grunts at drawing Chelsea in the next round are put behind us, although the club are rightly quiet here, Barrow released an unexpected snippet of news today following on from our game.

Speaking to their Official Site as they confirmed the ‘show of class and generosity, Chairman Paul Hornby explained.

“Itโ€™s just a wonderful gesture and weโ€™re so grateful for their generosity. Despite the result, it was a fantastic occasion for everyone connected with Barrow and the revenue generated from it and this subsequent donation is crucial to the Club. All those associated with Villa conducted themselves with real class on Tuesday night so this gesture just underlines what a great club they are so we thank them and wish them well for the rest of the season.”

Having won plenty of praise for our attitude and approach in dealings when snapping up talented youngsters in more recent seasons from clubs further down the pyramid, 45% of a 5000+ crowd isn’t an insignificant sum, especially at Barrow’s level, so it’s simply what it is – a fantastic gesture and one to be applauded.

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2 Replies to ““Class & Generosity” – Villa Again Show How To Win Friends & Influence People”

  • It makes me proud to be part of the Pride.

    I’m surprised that a Prem club is entitled to as much as 45% of away gate receipts. I know the costs are greater for the Prem clubs but it does seem excessive. Maybe the EFL could look at this, perhaps a sliding scale depending on separation in the pyramid. After all, the lower leagues are crucial to the game, ask our star striker Ollie.

    Of topic, am I alone in being pissed off by BT sport’s puff pieces featuring He Who Shall Not be Named? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hater, I still have tremendous respect for the lad. He’s following his guiding star and good luck to him.

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