Date: 5th June 2013 at 12:21pm
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Astonmilan is next for the Vital Villa interview.

Astonmilan is next for the Vital Villa interview.

1) When did you become a Villa fan and why?

I was eight and because my best mates dad took us to Villa Park to watch us play Birmingham, his brother was a Blue Nose. We won 1-0, I was hooked.

2) What is your favourite Villa moment of all time/most treasured memory?

Kent Nielsen`s goal against Inter, the stadium lit up like I`d never seen, amazing

3) If you could bring back a former Villa player into this team (at his peak) who would it be and why?

David Platt, proper goal scoring midfielder

4) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?

Excellent manager, expects every player to put the shift in, work for their team mates and enjoy their football, not the money, he will take this club places

5) Best and worst moments of last season?

Best, Sunderland at home as we saw what this team can do, worst was Chelsea away

6) Some say last season was a success, others not so much. What is your opinion?

My opinion is it is the start of a new era, very brave and shows that it can be done. Success ? Maybe it was as we have developed a team of young guns and can only get better.

7) Your opinion of Randy Lerner and the board?

My opinion doesn`t waiver, Randy Lerner wants this club to succeed, he has messed up big time as we know during his ownership. He is only human, but I believe he wants the best for this club. Faulkner is an accountant, he needed help with footballing matters, now he has Lambert to guide him.

8) Which player/s should Villa sign this summer?

Dragovic/Tonev/Belhanda would be nice. Luke Murphy is another we are interested in, Cresswell too would be a good purchase.

9) Which player/s should Villa get rid of this summer?

Hutton, Ireland, Bent, Albrighton, Bannan, Holman, Given, Herd.

10) Favourite current player?

Ashley Westwood, great lad, grounded and will become something special in Claret and Blue.

11) Who was your first footballing hero and who are your favourite all time player/s?

My first footballing hero was Brian Little, still is. All time favourites are Cowans, Little, Maldini, Beresi, Van Basten, Zidane, Pirlo.

12) What do you expect us to do/finish this season?

Premier: 9/10th
FA Cup: Last 16
Carling: Semi/final maybe

13) You can ask yourself any question you want to about Villa and what is your answer?

What do I love best about Aston Villa ? Our away support, best in the world.

14) Just to change the theme slightly, a snap shot of you outside of football, answer or ignore at your leisure:
(based on our WHO ARE YOU thread!!!)

a) Which celebrity/s would you most like to meet and why?
b) Age 43
c) Location: Stourbridge
d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Cannanau, Sardenian red wine
e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Dr Pepper
f) Favourite Film/s: Fried Green Tomatoes At Whistle Stop Cafe
g) Favourite TV Show/s: Walking Dead
h) Music?: Pretty eclectic
i) Best ever moment in your life: Meeting Maldini in a cafe in Milan and having a drink with him talking football, priceless.
j) Ambitions: To see Villa win the FA Cup again
k) Wise words: A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer

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3 Replies to “Vital Villa Interviews 2013 – Astonmilan”

  • …………… cheers Mr F, for the record, Audrey Hepburn would be the celeb if she was still with us god bless her.

  • Excellent interview astonmilan, giving clear answers to questions, without waffle or hedging. Particularly valued your uncompromising response to question 4.

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