Date: 12th July 2008 at 7:06pm
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Fletch delivers (gerrit?) his Vital Villa interview.

Fletch delivers (gerrit?) his Vital Villa interview.

1 – How long have you been a Villa fan and how did you first get the Claret & Blue faith?

4th March 1967 was my first Villa Park game versus Tottenham Hotspur it finished 3-3. My best mates dad use to take us to Villa one week and then the sty the next, when I could go it alone, I had Villa mates, so that was my choice.

2 – What was your first game?

I`m not sure if the above match at Villa park was, I can remember a pre-season at Walsall, we won 0-1 a Willie Anderson penalty.

3 – What is your most memorable moment as a Villa fan?

Beating Manchester United at Wembley in the League Cup, it stopped them performing the English domestic treble.

4 – And the worst moment?

7 October 1967, I was at junior school and we lost at home 2-4 to the scum, I never got over that very early shock.

5 – Who are your favourite current Villa players?

Looking at the current squad, and I know he is about to leave but it`s last years players so Gareth Barry and Olof Mellberg.

6 – Which former player/s are your ultimate heroes?

Charlie Aitken, Paul McGrath and Andy Gray (Scottish)

7 – Which player do you think was the worst to ever put on the team colours?

We have signed some right t**ts over the years, Eric Djemba-Djemba being my least favourite.

8 – What is the best goal you have seen Villa score and which is your favourite game?

I was stunned at Wembley versus Leeds when Savo Milosevic scored that goal, the 2nd leg league Cup semi-final at Villa Park against Tranmere Rovers, that game had the lot.

9 – Best away ground visited?

Got to be Arsenal and the Emirates overall.

10 – Who would you like to see Villa sign this summer?

At the moment Patrick Vieria.

11 – What are your predictions for us this season in the:
a) League
Happy with 6th or above
b) Europe Semi finals of the UEFA
c) Carling Cup Winners
d) Fa Cup Semi finalists

12 – What is your opinion of Martin O’Neill?

He had a lot to change when he came in, I`m very happy with his work so far. The players know who runs the dressing room for a start, but we do need to buy players in numbers. He said a five year plan and we have 3 years to go.

13 – What is your opinion of Randy Lerner and the new board?

We have the best Chairman in the English Premier a supporter and managers dream.

14 – Where do you sit at Villa and are you a season ticket holder?

Lower HolteBlock L3 Row JJ seat 64 and yes I am a season ticket holder.

15 – And finally (stolen without shame from Vital Arsenal!) if you could invite 4 people connected to Villa, living or dead, to a dinner party, who would they be? And you can add one bit of top totty as well to make the party go with a ‘bang’ ;o)

Charlie Aitken, Randy Lerner, Martin O`Neill and Gareth Barry, that should be fun.

With thanks to..Fletch

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3 Replies to “Vital Villan Interviews: Fletch”

  • I remember that game against Spurs very well. The first and last time I ever left a game before the final whistle! Being very young at the time my parents would only let me go to games if I went with some of the older lads from my school. When we were 3-0

  • Someone from ‘my generation’. Thats the spirit Fletch. Remember the 1-0 pre-season game at Fellows Park. Twas indeed a Willie Anderson penalty. Also remember very well the 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Remember too the 4-2 home mauling at the hands of

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