Your comments required for Premier League SLO / Fan conference

Along with other club’s supporter trusts and groups, AVST will be meeting with the Premier League at the Supporters Liaison/Fan Conference next Wednesday in London. With the back drop of the Premier League’s newly-signed £5.14bn TV deal, the £24m unbudgeted windfall from parachute payments with Norwich being promoted from the Championship, as well as the Football Supporters’ Federation Twenty’s Plenty campaign, we want to hear from you on what issues you want addressing across the Premier League. So if you have any questions or supporter…

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Help achieve regular mosaics at Villa Park

One of the most fantastic images of last season was the semi-final mosaic held up by supporters prior to the FA Cup semi final against Liverpool. Our affiliate, Get the Holte End Back, is hoping to achieve this regularly next year with the support of AVFC and you, the fans. The plan is to have the first mosaic for the Manchester United home game. A poll is now running till 5pm Friday 24th July to register your preference on the mosaic. Vote now by clicking…

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Nigel Kennedy becomes a patron

We are pleased to announce Nigel Kennedy as the latest AVST patron! Nigel Kennedy is a world renowned violinist. He made his early career in the classical field, and has more recently performed jazz, klezmer, and other music genres. Nigel’s recording of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1989 sold over 3 million copies and earned a place as one of the best-selling classical recordings ever and the album remained at the top of the UK classical charts for over a…

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FA Cup Final – Quick Guide

Well, the FA Cup Final is less than 2 days away!  Are you excited yet and not sleeping!? For the semi-final, we did an essential guide on getting to Wembley.  Hopefully you have your travel sorted by now, but if not, then check out the train and tube option. At Wembley The London Designer Outlet is just near Wembley Stadium – there are a number of places to eat, so family can eat and enjoy the build up within proximity of Wembley Way. They’ve even…

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Our message for Burnley home game

We request that all Villa fans and websites get the message out to fellow Villans coming to Villa Park for the Burnley game stay in the stands to give our appreciation to the players and the manager at the end of the game. It is of utmost importance that we understand that our Club have been punished and we must avoid any repeats, even if they are of good nature, as the microscope will be on us now for sometime. This may sound harsh and…

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FA fine for pitch invasion is disproportionate

The Aston Villa Supporters Trust is astounded by the fine that the FA have imposed on the club following the events of our FA Cup Quarter Final victory over West Bromwich Albion. Whilst we do acknowledge that it is never correct to encroach on the pitch, particularly whilst the game is ongoing, we cannot help but feel that the club have been made scapegoats on the back of some appalling attempts, in both the written and visual media, to create a story that never was.…

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VoteFootball: Lobby your local candidates now!

Reform of the game we love is long overdue.  There is cross-party consensus on the need to reform football with commitments from successive Sports Ministers, multiple Select Committee reports and recommendations of All Party Parliamentary Groups recognising this necessity. Football has been given multiple chances but cannot reform itself due to the inherent internal conflicts of interest. No-one wants Government to run football but it is clear we do need legislation to kickstart reform and bring good governance to our national sport. That is why…

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