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AVST Statement – Removal of Banners

When AVST met with Aston Villa officials two weeks ago, we discussed a number of things in great length.  We can only apologise if the length of the write up we put out on the website was not substantive enough for some, however, the meeting lasted almost three hours and therefore we felt it was best to abbreviate what was discussed, rather than give a word for word account. One of the key objectives we were keen to discuss with the club though was the…

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AVST & Tom Fox Meeting

The Supporters Trust have been receiving a lot of communication from our members since the lack of action in the January transfer window.  After a brief respite in January, the performances on the pitch have again nosedived into the dismal and we find ourselves waiting for the trapdoor to open beneath us. With that as a backdrop, it is no surprise that our supporters are angry and made their feelings known with a walkout protest at the Everton game.  The view of the AVST board…

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Urgent News Re AGM

Steve Hollis, the new Chairman of Aston Villa Football Club, has expressed his desire to attend our AGM on Thursday.  The AVST Executive Board felt that we wanted to accept his request but this will require a small change to our intended running order.  Other engagements mean that Steve will need to depart at 8.00pm. To obtain maximum benefit from Steve’s time, we ask that we have a prompt start to the AGM at 7.00pm.  Steve and Tom Fox will join us at 7.15pm, and Tom will be…

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AVST Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for our paid membership base will be held on 21st January 2016 at Villa Park from 7.00pm. In addition, Tom Fox will be in attendance for a Q&A session from 8pm. We’d love to see as many of you as possible there on the evening. It will be an opportunity to have a frank exchange of opinions with Tom but if you’re unable to attend you still have the opportunity to express your views. We are collating a number of your…

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Meeting with Tom Fox – 13/12/15

On Sunday December 13th, representatives of AVST were amongst a selection of supporters invited to meet Villa’s CEO, Tom Fox, at Villa Park.  Tom had asked that the meeting be convened in order that he could put the record straight in respect of articles that have appeared in the press over the last few months. In particular, he was keen to explain how our approach to transfers works and to give his side of how the fabled “Transfer Committee” actually operates.  As the meeting took…

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GEORGE RAMSAY’S GRAVE– ST MARY’S HANDSWORTH

George Ramsay’s grave has now been refurbished and there will be a short service of rededication on Monday 23rd November at 11.30am. The service will be conducted by Father Bob Stephen, assisted by The Rev Ken Baker, Chaplain to Aston Villa Football Club. The Church, which is well worth a visit, will be open prior to the service which will take place at the graveside. George Ramsay had a tremendous influence on the early development of Aston Villa FC and we hope that as many…

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