Category Archives: Affiliate

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Fans’ Consultation Group

AVST will be attending the Fans’ Consultation Group next week on Wednesday 28th June.  Below is the provisional agenda. Catering With the promised Capital investment from Compass, what is planned to improve the infrastructure to ensure staffing is more efficient, in-order to avoid pinch points on match day? The club announced Heineken as their new beer partner last year. However, with the changing culture of beer drinking in Britain with a focus now on craft and local beers, what is being done to address this?…

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PROJECT B6

It was a great effort by supporters in organizing the flag display at Villa Park on Sunday. A big thank also goes out to all those that contributed towards Project B6. So, it was disappointing to hear that some flags from the Holte weren’t returned. If you had mistakenly taken them please get in contact at [email protected] We look forward to Project B6 working with the Club next season and trust that measures will be put in place to avoid such issues in the future.…

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Club Crest – To Change Or Not To Change?

The current Villa badge was introduced during Randy Lerner’s tenure as owner of the club. Is it an appropriate crest for the club moving forward under a new (and hopefully more successful) regime? Should it be changed as part of the total overhaul of a club that was fading fast under the old ownership? If so, should we revert back to the old round style of badge that adorned the shirts of League and European Cup winning heroes? The AVST would love to know your views…

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Fans’ Consultation Group

As we shared earlier this month AVST would be attending a meeting of the Fans’ Consultation Group.  The meeting was held prior to the Barnsley game on 14th February. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. Present Mo Razzaq & Peter Warrilow, AVST Gary Kilburn & John Gillett, Lions Clubs Jonathan Fear, Vital Villa Anne Erskine, avillafan.com Dave Woodhall, Heroes and Villans Steve Gough, AVISC David Blick, MOMS Scott Jones, Villa Talk Keith Wyness, Luke Organ, Tommy Jordan and Lee Preece all representing Aston Villa…

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FCG Meeting

AVST will be attending the Fans’ Consultation Group next week. If you have any questions that you would like to be addressed at the meeting or specific issues that you would like to raise with the Club please [email protected]

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MEETING WITH STEVE ROUND

As we shared last week AVST attended a meeting of the Fans Consultation Group. Here is a transcript of that meeting. Attendees for Aston Villa Football Club: Steve Round, Director of Football; Tommy Jordan, Head of Communications; Lee Preece, Football Operations/Projects Manager Representing supporters: Mo Razzaq & Kris Carr, Aston Villa Supporters Trust; Steve Gough, Aston Villa Independent Supporters Clubs; Anne-Marie Fern, Heroes & Villans; David Michael, My Old Man Said; Scott Jones, Villa Talk. Could you define your role and key responsibilities? We have the owner, Dr Tony Xia, and the CEO…

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MOMS FSF BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

AVST is delighted to announce that AVST National Liaison Director and My Old Man Said (MOMS) editor David Michael has been nominated in this year’s Football Supporters Federation Awards in the ‘Blogger of the Year’ category. Covering Aston Villa, MOMS has the distinction of being the only club-specific blog to make the shortlist of six. MOMS is no stranger to The Footballing Blogging Awards. In 2012 winning the Best New Football Blog and the Best Established Football Blog in 2014. “In our fifth year, this FSF Award nomination…

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ASTON VILLA CONSULTATION ON AWAY TICKETS

The Away Ticketing Consultation Group met last Wednesday. David Michael (AVST National Liaison Director and editor of My Old Man Said) represented AVST and the Supporters Consultation Group. Other Villans present included Steve Gough, Steve Todd and John Perks. Apologies: John Holder, Mark McFarland, Stewart Conniff & Anthony Willis. Nicola Keye, Bromley Davenport and Lee Preece represented the club. PC Stuart Bladen attended on behalf of West Midlands Police. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. General update Average away support in excess…

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Villa Till I Die

Aston Villa supporters know that with every game comes yet another opportunity to find ourselves shouting till we go hoarse for our team and wearing nothing but our sacred claret and blue. We demand loyalty with the belief that we will win… well sometimes and are bound together by our colours. Regardless of the possibility of disappointment we go to every game and have many stories to tell of Villa yesteryear. Though, our support and dedication manifests itself in many ways. Many of us have pre-match…

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