All posts by James Rushton

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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Listen to Howard Hodgson of the AVST speak to BBC WM about Tony Xia

Following Tony Xia’s takeover of Aston Villa Football Club, AVST Director Howard Hodgson was invited onto The Paul Franks Show (BBC WM) to speak on behalf of the Aston Villa Supporters Trust regarding the current situation at the football club. Howard discussed the uncertainty regarding the finances behind the deal as well as his optimism and hope that Tony Xia can put Aston Villa back on a good path. The manager situation is also discussed, although it is still unclear who exactly will be  the man…

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