All posts by Mo Razzaq

image-20-696x392

FCG – NEW OWNERS

Peter Warrilow and Mo Razzaq were invited to an informal Fans Consultation Group meeting last night to meet the representatives of Wes Edens and Naseef Sawaris. The intention was for them to meet supporters and to listen to their views about the club, good and bad, as well as on the workings of the FCG. As it was an introductory meeting we did not discuss anything at length but it was reassuring that they wanted to maintain a dialogue with fans and stressed the importance of…

Read More »

NSWE

Time to move forward

Following our request for a meeting, we are pleased to confirm that the Club has reached out to us. The Club has confirmed that Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens understand their roles as stewards of the Club on behalf of its true owners, the fans and, take that responsibility seriously. Both are looking forward to engaging with us and we look forward to meeting with them.

Read More »

JS30583934

Investment in Aston Villa

Members and supporters will no doubt be delighted to hear of the 55% investment made by Messrs Sawiris and Edens. This appears to have resolved the short-term funding issue faced by our football club. Whilst it is acknowledged that the last two weeks must have been difficult for senior people at the club, it is disappointing that they did not respond to our request for a meeting. Accordingly, we have repeated that request and are hopeful that on this occasion we will be able to…

Read More »

WembleyAV

PLAY-OFF FINAL – ESSENTIAL SUPPORTER INFORMATION

It’s reportedly the World’s richest game. For Aston Villa, it’s more than that! All eyes will be on Wembley on Saturday afternoon and here is all that you need to know. KEY TIMES Ticket offices open 1 pm Hospitality doors open 2 pm Stadium doors open at 3 pm with access via the following turnstiles: Level 1 – H / J / M / N Level 2 – Club Wembley Main & West Level 5 – K / L / P Team warm-ups 4.10 pm –…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

aston villa supporters trust statement

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…

Read More »

SCG16Aug16

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…

Read More »

Villa_Park

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

FSF

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…

Read More »