Date: 12th June 2013 at 4:01pm
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PaddyVilla is next for the Vital Villa interview.

PaddyVilla is next for the Vital Villa interview.

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

I became a villa fan when I was about 7, before i decided on the Claret and Blue of Villa I spent a year as an Arsenal fan. Although wouldn’t have called it being a fan more following the crowd but my dad who is originally from Birmingham had a couple of shirts sent over from my cousins and I thought why not be different and I have loved the Villa ever since.

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

As I am only young I haven’t really had a chance to go to many games also living in Northern Ireland doesn’t help but I would have to say Gary Cahill’s goal against Birmingham as it was probably was my first memory of a Derby.

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

Martin Laursen. He was a proper defender with an eye for goal just sad we didn’t get to see him in a villa shirt for a bit longer because of injuries.

4) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?

I really liked him at Norwich and was delighted when we got him. I didn’t think the first season would be so transitional but he is doing well and he and the team will continue to grow.

5) Best and worst moments of last season?

Best moment beating Liverpool 3-1 away as I got one over on all my friends but low point would definitely be Bradford as I got abused for weeks after that.

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

I definitely don’t feel it was a failure but I feel our end of season form bodes well for the future and if we can get in a few players in the summer and get rid of the deadwood i.e Ireland we will be good for the future

7) Your opinion of Randy Lerner and the board?

I feel Randy has the clubs best interests at heart and I would take one lowly year of disappointment for many a year of stability and success which I believe is what he wants.

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

Well getting Belhanda would be great, I like the sound of Cresswell and Luke Murphy. I would love Villa to sign Jores Okore and Deigo Fagundez seen both in action and look quality.

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

Bent, Ireland, Given, Hutton, Warnock it’s sound like i just want to get rid of the oldies but the reality is that they have done nothing and are on ridiculous wages for their contribution.

10) Favourite current player?

Nathan Baker as he puts his head and heart on the line when he pulls that shirt on even if he is becoming to be known by his comical own goals.

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

I remember watching Pavel Nedved on TV playing for both club and country and he could go magical things with the ball and worked hard for his team. I loved him growing up and I feel he doesn’t quite get the recognition he deserves at times.

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

Premier : I would take Top Ten but I don’t believe that 8th is far off to be honest.
FA Cup: Winners (got a feeling)
Carling: I’d take just not getting knocked out by a lower league team.

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

Do you believe trophy laden years are not far from achievable? Give it 20 years.. need more of that TV money though.

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? Tom Hanks love his movies and would be nice to have a chat about the Villa.
b) Age 17
c) Location: Bangor, Northern Ireland
d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Not of age, not saying I haven`t tried though! Yeah, I`ll pop for cider.
e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Lemon Fanta
f) Favourite Film/s: Shawshank Redemption, Transformers (original), Law Abiding Citizen, Saving Private Ryan, Forest Gump.
g) Favourite TV Show/s: Suits, Big Bang Theory, How I met your mother, The Good Wife, Band of Brothers, Community, The Walking Dead..
h) Music?: Vampire Weekend, Owl City, Fall out Boy, Kodaline, Micheal Buble, Biffy Clyro, General Fiasco
i) Best ever moment in your life: Haven’t lived that long for anything really great to happen.. But I would have to say getting my first Villa shirt for now because I can’t imagine if I had continued to blindly support Arsenal
j) Ambitions: Go to Uni in England and get a Degree in Computer Science and live a happy life while I go with plenty of Villa games.
k) Wise words: ‘Be Nice’ It’s a Small World..

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2 Replies to “Vital Villa Interviews 2013 – PaddyVilla”

  • Love your optimism on winning the FA Cup, only 57 years next year since 57′ so might be a meaningful omen lol.

  • @Green Tea might have to have a look at going up for a day see what it’s like would love to be able to go to a few more games..

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