When did you become a Villa fan and why?
I started to earn a bit of money when I was 14 and went up the villa as my brother ran the Stratford on Avon supporters club. I became a regular to home and away trips and just enjoyed the football, the ground, the fellow supporters and being with my oldest brother. Villa through this meant a lot to me, my first season was 79/80.
What is your favourite Villa moment of all time/most treasured memory?
Most treasured moment was every time I watched Sid Cowans and Dennis Mortimer, but to say just one has to be attending the game at Villa Park against Juventus even though the night wasn’t the result, it was an unbelievable atmosphere.
If you could bring back a former Villa player into this team (at his peak) who would it be and why?
Wow. I Would have to pick a goal scorer at present because we are presently light there and would certainly assist, so I’d say Peter Withe.
How do you rate head coach Dean Smith’s time in charge so far?
9.5 Out of Ten, gaining promotion has him hitting the objective, .5 deduction for not getting Sid Cowans back to lead all youth developments.
Best and worst moments of last season?
Worst, Hull game, best Wembley.
Your opening opinions on Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens?
They saved what could have been a struggling time, brought in Smith and smiled with joy at Wembley. Showed appreciation to the fans and held onto Jack, so great start.
Tyrone Mings has arguably been the standout loan signing, but we only have a matching offer clause. Would you break the proverbial bank to secure his signature or do you go for Tammy Abraham?
I would not overpay in a transfer fee for Tyrone, but ensure the personal terms with him reflect a mutual comfort level, I would like to take advantage of the relationship he has with the fans and team for mutual benefit, I wouldn’t chase Tammy because this is an uncertain position, better at this present time to look elsewhere.
Jack Grealish has proven himself to be a key man, how do you rate his development?
Jack has shown a maturity, both in himself and his game, shown leadership and team qualities and cared for himself.
Player of the Year?
The little Scotsman, outstanding season.
All time favourite Villan?
Sid, a true legend who’s service to the club was outstanding and arguably bigger than anyone else’s.
Hope’s for the coming campaign?
A solid back line and attractive football.
One Bit Of Non-Football Wisdom For Us?
It’s better to get along than to fight.
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