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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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View From The Board: Stuart Griffin

Our members have mentioned that they want us to be more visible. A chat at the AGM each year isn’t enough to get to know us properly. So this is the first, in what will be a monthly update, with views on how we are going from members of of the AVST Executive Board. First up, me, Stuart Griffin. The best way I can describe the season so far is “alright”. We are in the play off places but still a bit behind where we…

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Missing Season Cards

AVST has been contacted by a number of members concerned that they are still to receive season cards and in respect of the difficulties on contacting the Ticket Office to obtain individual match tickets. We have been in touch with the club on a number of occasions over last couple of weeks in this regard and have been promised an imminent announcement on the Aston Villa website about what to do in the event of your season card not arriving in time for Saturday’s game…

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TICKET OFFICE CLOSED

As we shared last week following the FCG meeting the club is migrating to a new ticketing software system. This will now be hosted by Top Tix. The transition will involve temporary closure of the Ticket Office – online, on the phone and in person from 5pm today. Supporters will not be able to purchase tickets for matches, stadium tours, soccer schools or season tickets until week commencing Monday July 10th. We trust that the new vendor will provide an improved experience for supporters.

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FCG MEETING

AVST attended a meeting of the Fans’ Consultation Group on Wednesday 28th June. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting.  Fan representatives  Mo Razzaq                                        Aston Villa Supporters Trust Peter Warrilow                               Aston Villa Supporters Trust Anne-Marie Fern                           Heroes &…

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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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