Date: 17th November 2006 at 1:24pm
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Following on from our successful interviews with Dennis Mortimer and General Charles Krulak, Vital Villa has lined up Paul Birch to answer your questions.

Simply leave your questions in the article comments box below or ask away in the forum thread.

The battling midfielder, whose name is still sung each home game by the Holteend faithful, was at Villa between 1980-1991, made 153 league appearances + 20 as a sub, scoring 16 goals. Cup: 35 games, 11 as a sub, scoring 9 goals. He made his full debut in 1983 at the age of 20 in a 1-0 home win against Sunderland.

Birchy left in 1991 to join up with Wolverhampton Wanderers for £400 000 but as he now still plays for the Villa all-stars, we won’t hold that against him!!

So come on, get your questions in and we’ll put them to Birchy.

Next up, the sole survivor of the previous regime, Steve Stride.

 

17 Replies to “The Paul Birch Interview”

  • As ever, if any of you have any contacts, feel free to ask on behalf of Vital Villa if they would do an interview for us!

  • Hi there Birchy, hope you are well. Lets get down to business. Chris Price – we didn’t care that he had no hair…. but did he? 😉

  • Who was the best player you played with at Villa? (Not including Paul McGrath because it’s too obvious)

  • How did Graham Taylor manage to change a club that had been relegated to the old division 2 in ’86-87 into a club that finished 2nd in the top division just three seasons later in ’89-90???

  • Paul, i understand that you are now employed along with Spinky by our friends down the road, Does it dissapoint you that Villa dont give enough ex players the chance to further there careers after playing?

  • Do you remember that game against charlton where you came on as sub, scored one and made the other….?????

    Think it was charlton, anyway you got MOTM depite only being on for 20 minutes…

  • Have you got a favourite Villa game, as i can remember you marking Gazza ” at his best ” and Lothar Mathaeus out the games within seven days.

  • What was it like to man mark the German capt in that great game against Inter and what are your memories of that game?

  • You spent three seasons on Villa’s books without getting a game. What advice would you give to today’s youngsters who are eager to break through, but are not quite in the first-team squad picture?

  • You marked Matheus so closely when he played for Inter, that I thought you were actually in his shorts. What is it like being in another mans shorts? How do you feel having your name still sung at every Villa game?? ……. Withe, Spinksy and Birchy, Alan

  • Looking forward very much to the Stride interview. I would imagine that he will face some tough questioning. Should be somewhat interesting.

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