Date: 13th July 2011 at 8:20am
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Vital Villa Summer 2011 Interviews: Kojak

Vital Villa Summer 2011 Interviews: Kojak

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

It was early 70’s. Used to sit on my dads shoulders and watch from the Holte End. Kids at school were all Villa fans, not like now. Also loved the colours (still do of course).

2. Alex McLeish? Your opinion please?

Mixture of shock and horror and ‘how could Lerner do this to us’. Calmed down since and didn`t ditch my season ticket after all. Now I say give him a chance, but if we are in the bottom 6 come Christmas, I can’t see many Villa fans sending him a card!

3. Best and worst moments of last season?

Best = Last minute goal by Gabby v West Ham, ended up on the floor still kicking my legs for joy.

Worst = 0-6 v Newcastle was bad, but for me it was the 0-1 v Wolves at home, the moaning from the fans, the poor performance, the abuse towards Houllier and we were still in the relegation fight, don`t want to go through that again!

Your opinion of Randy Lerner?

His heart is in the right place but I feel he needs to invest a bit more, not daft money like the Arabs, I don`t know his strategy. Are we aiming for top six, or aiming to survive? I think survival is more likely in his mind.

Which player/s should Villa sign this summer?

If we got James Milner back that would immediately put McLeish in a better light with some of the ‘stay aways’. I think we certainly need a centre back and I’ve heard good things about Dann. We will have to fill a lot of positions this coming season with ‘fringe’ players as I can’t see us making too many signings. Given would be a start.

Stewart Downing, if he really wants out, should Villa refuse to let him go or get shot?

Let him go for as much as we can get. He is like 98% of footballers nowdays, greedy, or are they?. Example, take the number 8 shirt. We buy/loan someone to fill that shirt and pay them accordingly, it’s a job for that person. A team offers more money to fill their equivalent shirt it’s the same job description but for more money and maybe better personal terms, he accepts and goes and we have to fill that ‘section’ again. It’s always been that way. If a job offer came in for my occupation for twice as much money, doing the same thing with a bigger firm, I would take it, no questions asked, so I don`t blame footballers.

Favourite current player?

Darren Bent

8) Favourite all time player/s?

Brian Little, Ray Graydon, Andy Gray, Peter Withe, David Platt, Tony Daley, Bozzie, McGrath, Saunders, etc etc.

What do you expect us to do/finish this season?
Premier = 14th
FA Cup: = 4th Round
Carling: = 5th Round

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

When did you pray for a Villa goal the most?

November 22nd 1980 away v Liverpool. Losing 1-0 and Alan Evans had a free-kick. I looked up to the heavens and prayed and begged ‘Please God, if you let Villa score, I will go to church tomorrow’ We scored!! But a few moments later Dalglish got the winner and I said ‘Stick your church!’

11) Right, lets lower the tone… which celebrity would you most like to bang and which (male I would think) celeb would you most like to thump!?!

Bang would have to be 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden, Thump Gok Wan, I’d love to knock his oversized, overpolished teeth down his neck!

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