When did you become a Villa fan and why?
Family tradition that goes back generations and decades, maybe centuries. My Dad was, his Dad was etc. Never really questioned why as it was a part of my life since I can remember and before. They used to take me from around the age of 3 apparently home and away, first ever birthday present was a season ticket when other kids got Action man or a bike. A lot of pressure was on me to continue the tradition, especially due to how poor we have been in recent years but pulled it off and have added two more Villans to the roster who care every bit as much as I do.
What is your favourite Villa moment of all time/most treasured memory?
Probably Wembley 1975, got my first real taste of how much an institution and Goliath of football my club was.
If you could bring back a former Villa player into this team (at his peak) who would it be and why?
Brian Little, one word, gifted.
How do you rate head coach Dean Smith’s time in charge so far?
Done what he was employed to do as the first attempt, he is like a breath of fresh air. One of our own and would not swap him for Klopp or Pep, that in itself says it all.
Best and worst moments of last season?
Anwar’s goal at Wembley, all the frustration of the previous year coming out along with mass hysteria it produced, the Allez song banging out as we left the pitch at half time.
Worst, that nonsense at the Temple of Doom.
Your opening opinions on Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens?
Not put a foot wrong and the owners we could have only dreamed of before. This was all written a long time ago IMO as I do believe in fate
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?
Mings yes, Abraham no.
Jack Grealish has proven himself to be a key man, how do you rate his development?
Time will tell but he is approaching legendary status, the boy can be as good as he wants to be and I think he is twigging this at last.
Player of the Year?
John McGinn, unbelievable in his first season.
All time favourite Villan?
Hope’s for the coming campaign?
That when we get beat and are in a bad run that we back the manager and not turn on him. Rome was not built in a day, we are onto something truly special, let’s not muck it up eh lads.
One Bit Of Non-Football Wisdom For Us?
Treasure every moment with your parents as they will not be here forever.
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