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Villa Till I Die

Aston Villa supporters know that with every game comes yet another opportunity to find ourselves shouting till we go hoarse for our team and wearing nothing but our sacred claret and blue. We demand loyalty with the belief that we will win… well sometimes and are bound together by our colours. Regardless of the possibility of disappointment we go to every game and have many stories to tell of Villa yesteryear. Though, our support and dedication manifests itself in many ways. Many of us have pre-match…

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SUPPORTERS CONSULTATION GROUP

As we shared last month AVST attended a meeting  of the Supporters Consultation Group on 17th August prior to the Huddersfield game. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. Present Mo Razzaq, AVST Neil James, AVST Gary Kilburn, Lions Clubs Jonathan Fear, Vital Villa Mike Steed, avillafan.com Dave Woodhall, Heroes and Villans Steve Gough, AVISC David Michael, MOMS Scott Jones, Villa Talk Dr Tony Xia, Keith Wyness, Nicky Keye, Tommy Jordan and Lee Preece all representing Aston Villa Football Club 1. With conflicting…

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AVST pulse survey

With 5 games concluded in the season so far and the transfer window about to shut, AVST are undertaking a short pulse survey of our members and non-members. The pulse survey will be used to monitor your satisfaction in the Club and AVST. In the latter case, we will use the satisfaction score to help improve our offering over time. To start the AVST Pulse Survey now, click here.  (Don’t forget to press the submit button at the end.) We hope that you will take…

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FSF fan survey: Bristol City

If you were at last weekend’s away league game at Bristol City, we are looking for your opinions on your away day experience. The Away Fans Feedback Project (run by the Football Supporters’ Federation) will be measuring the experience of the away supporter, with the ultimate aim of improving the away fans’ experience and encourage more fans to travel to watch their team. From this project the FSF will discuss with clubs and the authorities, in an academic fashion, what keeps fans committed to travelling…

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FSF fan survey: Derby away

For the second away league game of the season, we are looking for your opinions on your away day experience. The Away Fans Feedback Project (run by the Football Supporters’ Federation) will be measuring the experience of the away supporter, with the ultimate aim  of improving the away fans’ experience and encourage more fans to travel to watch their team. From this project the FSF will discuss with clubs and the authorities, in an academic fashion, what keeps fans committed to travelling and to the sacrifices…

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Hospitality package prize draw

Our best ever member prize draw is still running, so spread the word and get friends and family to join AVST! As we announced on our 15th anniversary, members will be entered into a prize draw for any referrals on new member sign up. It will be a day to remember as they will be hosted in the Directors restaurant/box for the Fulham match on October 22nd at Villa Park. Included in the package is a player’s car park pass, unlimited champagne, wine, beer, spirits, 3 course meal, match…

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Aston Villa consultation on away tickets

Following the first meeting on away ticketing, the club held a second consultation on 27th July. David Michael (AVST national liaison director and editor of My Old Man Said) again represented AVST as well as other members of the Supporters Consultation Group. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. 6 Fan representatives: John Holder, Mark McFarland, David Michael, Steve Todd, Anthony Willis & Steve Gough Club representatives: Nicola Keye & Lee Preece Apologies: John Perks & PC Stuart Bladen First issue raised was concerning…

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Supporters Consultation Group

AVST attended a meeting of the Supporters Consultation Group yesterday before the Huddersfield game. As you may know the SCG consists of various groups including ourselves, Lions Clubs, Independent Supporter Groups as well as fan websites such as My Old Man Said, Vital Villa, Heroes & Villains, AVillaFan.com and Villa Talk. It was a positive meeting. The SCG had the opportunity to question Dr Tony Xia and Keith Wyness as well as other club officials. The SCG will be collectively putting out an overview of…

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Remembering Dalian Atkinson

AVST’s Howard Hodgson made a number of appearances on the radio this week to reflect on the life of the recently departed Dalian Atkinson. At fifty-four minutes in, Howard can be heard here on the BBC WM Football Phone-in. As well as that appearance, you can read and listen to Howard’s glowing tribute to Atkinson on talkRADIO here. 7500toHolte and Stevie Green of the Aston Villa Review remember Dalian in a longform piece here. Finally, we have a video to share from ‘The Villa View’.

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