AGM20MAR18

AGM

Last night we enjoyed a really productive and informative AGM. Initially, we had a Q&A session with Keith Wyness and Steve Round. This provided a fascinating insight into what is happening at Villa Park and Bodymoor Heath in particular. Full minutes of the AGM will be posted separately. When that and the formalities of the AGM were complete, we were treated to a fantastic hour of Q&As with two Aston Villa legends from two different eras. They played in two of our most successful and enjoyable…

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New Patron: Nigel Spink

“Aston Villa has always had a special place in my heart. In only my second game for the club I was involved in a very famous occasion when I came on in the European Cup Final, only 10 minutes into the match. I certainly had a busy night and whilst many say to me “It must have been all downhill from there”. It is true, I never played in another European Cup final. I did go on to have a wonderful career though and made…

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AVST AGM

We look forward to welcoming you at AVST’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), at Villa Park on Tuesday 20th March. The meeting will be held in The Holte Suite.   Doors will open from 6:45 pm with proceedings commencing at 7 pm. We are also pleased to announce that Keith Wyness will be in attendance for a Q&A session. A reminder, that access to the AGM is for paid members. Invitations will be extended to associate and affiliate members subject to there being capacity. Please remember…

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“We are not fickle….”

Another View From The Board. I’m Neil James, Director of Affiliate Memberships. As I write this article it’s a grey, miserable, rainy day here in Warwickshire but I’m feeling pretty happy right now as I’m still basking in the (old) golden glow of our stunning victory over the Wolves! It’s a pretty good time to be a Villa fan right now and we should enjoy these moments as (let’s be honest here) we haven’t had too many to savour in recent years! Since our last…

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FANS CONSULTATION GROUP MEETING

AVST attended a meeting of the Fans’ Consultation Group on Tuesday, just before the Preston game. Below are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. If you have any questions that you would like to be addressed at the next meeting or specific issues that you would like to raise with the Club please mail [email protected] Fan representatives: Mo Razzaq, Aston Villa Supporters Trust; Anne-Marie Fern, Heroes & Villains; Gary Kilburn, Lions Clubs; David Michael, My Old Man Said; Scott Jones, Villa Talk; Steve Gough, Aston Villa Independent Supporters Clubs; Daniel Rolinson, Villa View; Jonathan…

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Villa Park approved as Asset of Community Value

Aston Villa Supporters Trust (AVST) and My Old Man Said (MOMS) are pleased to announce that Villa Park stadium is now listed as an asset of community value (ACV) – a move designed to protect the stadium should it ever be put up for sale. An application from the fans’ group was approved by Birmingham City Council, which means the stadium is recognised as an asset to its community and will be listed as an ACV for five years. If the stadium is ever put…

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Aston Villa striker Cyrille Regis, circa 1992. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

CYRILLE REGIS

AVST is sad to hear the news this morning that Cyrille Regis has died. Cyrille was a true gentleman and a Midlands football legend. A prolific player, having made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals – 12 in 52 between 1991 and 1993 for Villa. A pioneer in British football, best remembered as one of the “Three Degrees” who changed football forever in the 1970s. He was hugely respected by everyone in the game. Big Ron rightly commented this morning: “He was an…

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Nottingham Station Fire

You may have seen in the news that a significant fire broke out at Nottingham train station at around 6.30am today. The station remains closed and this will likely have an impact on travel arrangements for our supporters attending the game with Nottingham Forest tomorrow. We are in touch with the club and will update you as soon as we know more.

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View From The Board: Stuart Griffin

Our members have mentioned that they want us to be more visible. A chat at the AGM each year isn’t enough to get to know us properly. So this is the first, in what will be a monthly update, with views on how we are going from members of of the AVST Executive Board. First up, me, Stuart Griffin. The best way I can describe the season so far is “alright”. We are in the play off places but still a bit behind where we…

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FAN ENGAGEMENT – IT’S MORE THAN THAT!

“Football clubs are still not grasping the need for genuine, properly structured dialogue between fans and their clubs,” according to Kevin Rye – a consultant with over 14 years’ experience of working with supporters all over the UK and Europe. The FSF fans survey results show that clubs are getting better at recognising the needs of supporters when it comes to match-day. However, there is too much focus on ‘fan engagement’ drawn from the United States with the fan being a ‘customer’. We have long…

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