AVST AGM 2nd March

Our AGM has been set to take place on the evening of 2nd March. Keith Wyness will be our guest for a Q&A session (for one hour). Further details will be issued to members at the end of January. We are looking for new volunteers from our membership to join the Board of Directors. If you are interested, then please contact us on [email protected]  Closing date for new volunteers will be 27th January.  

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Graham Taylor

The AVST was today deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Graham Taylor. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family at this difficult time. Graham will always have a place in Villa folklore after the incredible journey he took us on as our manager in the late 1980’s. From the shambles he is so famously quoted as inheriting in Division 2, he took us back up at the first time of asking and departed for the England job after we…

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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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FANS CONSULTATION GROUP

As you all know the Trust is a member of the Fans Consultation Group. Our last meeting with the club was some time ago – prior to the Huddersfield game. Since then much has changed… fluctuation in form, the manager and not forgetting that elusive away win. The next meeting will be on Tue 22nd Nov with Steve Round, Technical Director. If you have specific questions for Steve Round or any other issues that you would like to raise with the club please email us at [email protected]

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Winner announced for our best ever prize draw

We thank all our members for their continued support and welcome all the new members who have joined over the last few months. We are pleased to announce that Martin Foley is the winner of a grand draw of a hospitality package for the forthcoming game against Fulham.  Martin will be joined by his Villa mad son, who will be 10 that weekend, and will receive a Directors match day experience including lunch & drinks in the Directors restaurant, 2 seats in the Directors box and an opportunity to…

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Pulse survey results

During September, we took your “pulse” in a series of questions. Since the survey closed, we have now seen Di Matteo removed from the managers’ position and a new manager is soon to be appointed. We’ll take another “pulse” again later in the season. Aston Villa Football Club How do you feel about the current season? (1 very pessimistic, 10 very optimistic) The overall average score was 7.5 showing a strong optimism for the current season. The overall score did not change much over September…

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