Category Archives: AVST News

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It is a start, but….

Another week, what seems like another 500 years of fretting about the Villa. First of all, welcome aboard to our new members. I know that we have attracted some attention in these uncertain times and we will do all we can to ensure the club is on an even keel. As always though, not only is your voice important but so is that of your friends and family members. Please encourage them to sign up as well. The more members we have the more potent…

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What next? (Part Two)

The AVST Board love the Summer normally. It is when we get to step away from football, watch a bit of cricket and do all of the family stuff we put off for ten months each year. It hasn’t worked out like that over the last few days though… We released a statement what seems like weeks rather than days ago now requesting that the club make clear to our members, and all supporters, what Plan B entails. We said that our support can deal…

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What Next?

Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust share with all of our supporters the acute disappointment following our failure to rejoin the Premier League last Saturday. That defeat has posed huge question marks about Villa’s immediate financial future and, inevitably, the future of Steve Bruce. Next season we will have to manage without the experienced loan players and, possibly, the jewels in our playing crown if sales have to be made to meet the demands of FFP. Whilst we appreciate the owner’s words earlier in the week, we…

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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 –…

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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…

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New Patron: Nigel Spink

“Aston Villa has always had a special place in my heart. In only my second game for the club I was involved in a very famous occasion when I came on in the European Cup Final, only 10 minutes into the match. I certainly had a busy night and whilst many say to me “It must have been all downhill from there”. It is true, I never played in another European Cup final. I did go on to have a wonderful career though and made…

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“We are not fickle….”

Another View From The Board. I’m Neil James, Director of Affiliate Memberships. As I write this article it’s a grey, miserable, rainy day here in Warwickshire but I’m feeling pretty happy right now as I’m still basking in the (old) golden glow of our stunning victory over the Wolves! It’s a pretty good time to be a Villa fan right now and we should enjoy these moments as (let’s be honest here) we haven’t had too many to savour in recent years! Since our last…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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