Date: 6th June 2013 at 7:35am
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Trekker is next for the Vital Villa interview….

Trekker is next for the Vital Villa interview.

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

From birth, dad was born literally on the doorstep of Villa Park, Grandad repaired the players boots and went out on the town with Pongo Waring.

First game was 1967 (I was 7) been every season since.

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

I have several, home v Man U in League Cup semi 1970 62,500 in Villa Park, Bournemouth in the old 3rd division, Promotion back to Div 1 in 70’s European Cup etc etc etc

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

This varies, I would love to have Sir Brian Little back, but we need McGrath, Mellberg or Laursen

4) Paul Lambert? Your opinion please?

I was underwhelmed when he was appointed, I had got quite excited by the prospect of OGS. As always I believe managers deserve a chance. I think we’ve been abysmal at times this season, but a good finish hides a multitude of sins!

5) Best and worst moments of last season?

Capitulating over Christmas.
Beating Liverpool away.

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

To escape by the skin of our teeth is not a success.

7) Your opinion of Randy Lerner and the board?

I was staggered by the appointment of McLeish , it showed up a naivety and a stubborn trait and but what can he or anyone do if players decided they want to leave? It happened with Rioch, Gray, Platt, Yorke etc, its not being a selling club, even Arsenal can’t keep their players.

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

Centre half, left back, winger

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

The deadwood like Dunne, Ireland, Hutton, Bannon, Albrighton.

10) Favourite current player?

Westwood, I think he has real potential.

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

First hero was Willie Anderson
All time Sir Brian Little
Honourable mentions for Andy Lochhead, Chris Nicholl, John Gidman, Alex Cropley, Gordon Cowans, Charlie Aitken,Bruce Rioch, Olof Mellberg, Paul McGrath , Martin Laursen,

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

Premier: I want top ten, I fear similar to this season
FA Cup: 4th round
Carling: 5th round

13) 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? The late David Niven to listen to his stories of the old Hollywood
b) Age 52
c) Location: Stourbridge
d) Favourite alcoholic drink: Champagne
e) Favourite non-alcoholic drink: Vimto
f) Favourite Film/s: Star Wars original
g) Favourite TV Show/s: Star Trek, Top Gear, Big Bang Theory
h) Music?: Rock music from the 70`s and 80`s
i) Best ever moment in your life: Scoring the winner at Villa Park in the 1976 Villa Cup Final
j) Ambitions: To return to Hong Kong and Australia
k) Wise words: Don’t eat cheese

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4 Replies to “Vital Villa Interviews 2013 – Trekker”

  • Nice one Trekker – i did think Peter Withe and Tony Morley – and maybe Gary Shaw and Denis Mortimer would get honourable mentions, they DID provide our greatest ever night (and next 30 years!)?

  • Yes they do deserve praise, but i had to limit it somewhere! I played against Gary Shaw when we were at school, beat Kingshurst 3-1 in the Villa Cup semi final, as I tell him when I see him!

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