mcgregor statue_390_216

Happy 5th birthday McGregor

5 years ago today the McGregor statue was unveiled before the Spurs game. The statue was an idea floated by AVST and supported by the Club.  It took several years  of fund-raising from supporter donations through websites and on match day collections, plus funding from the Club. The McGregor statue is now used by AVFC in its media communications, and something we, as fans, should be proud of. Happy 5th birthday! #avfc

Read More »

Update on grave news

Dave Woodhall and Peter Warrilow have revisited William McGregor’s grave and it remains in excellent condition. The grave of George Ramsey has also been rediscovered and, with the church authorities doing some clearing work, and Dave and Peter likewise, the grave is now readily accessible (go down the path towards McGregor, turn right between the avenue of trees, walk some 30 yards and the grave is in red granite, approximately  4 rows in). We are in contact with the Church to discuss renovation which we…

Read More »

21st Minute Applause

Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust welcomes yesterday’s statement from the club in support of the 21st minute applause in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the pub bombings 40 years ago.  The Trust also wishes to extend our own thoughts to those touched by the events of that tragic day. AVST Chair, Peter Warrilow, spoke with the club following the articles in the press and were made aware that AVFC were due to make a statement which can be read here.

Read More »

Introductory meeting with Tom Fox

Anne-Marie Fern and Peter Warrilow were invited on 5th November to an introductory meeting at Villa Park with Tom Fox, the new Chief Executive, at which Nicky Keye, Russell Jones and Lee Preece were also present. Tom is American born and joined Aston Villa from Arsenal. It is clear that he has a vision for Aston Villa and that he would not have joined had he believed that the Club was likely to be fundamentally changed in the short term. He recognises that everything stems…

Read More »