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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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Dalian Atkinson

The AVST was deeply saddened to hear the news earlier today of the death of Dalian Atkinson. Whilst it is too early to comment on the circumstances, we extend our thoughts and best wishes to his family at this difficult time. Fans of all clubs will remember Dalian for “that goal” against Wimbledon. However, we also remember him as being part of one of the most exciting to watch teams we have fielded. We will always think fondly of the important goals he scored in…

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So The Home Campaign Begins

And so it begins at Villa Park tomorrow! The first two fixtures have offered cause for optimism, and banging your head on the coffee table, in equal measure. Welcome aboard to James Chester who should form part of the best central pair in the league defensively. Still much to be done on transfers as we see it. We need a core in the first team not tainted by failures of seasons past. We really hope the last few weeks of the transfer window are productive.…

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FSF Away Fans Survey

This is the fourth season that the Away Fans Feedback Project, run by the Football Supporters’ Federation, will be measuring the experience of the away supporter. The ultimate aim is to improve 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 they make, what they look for as a travelling fan, their likes, dislikes, and why…

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Results: Away Ticket Pricing for SWFC survey

Thanks to all supporters and members who took part in our survey on away ticket pricing for SWFC tomorrow.  We have now closed the poll and the results are as follows: Fair pricing for Away Supporters EFL clubs have not set a limit on away supporter ticket pricing like the Premier Clubs have done (£30 limit) following extensive campaigning by Premier League supporter trusts.  The Villa fan base agree that fair pricing in the Championship should be below this £30 limit with 99.1% support. The…

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Aston Villa Consultation on Away Tickets

Following on from last season the Club has shown its commitment to open dialogue with supporters via the Supporters Consultation Group (SCG). The SCG consists of various groups including ourselves, Lions Clubs, Independent Supporter Groups as well as fan websites such as My Old Man, Vital Villa, Heroes & Villains and Avillafan.com. In advance of the Championship clubs releasing their ticket prices for this coming season the Club held a meeting to consult with supporters that regularly travel away. David Michael from MOMS and also…

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