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Aston Villa consultation on away tickets

Following the first meeting on away ticketing, the club held a second consultation on 27th July. David Michael (AVST national liaison director and editor of My Old Man Said) again represented AVST as well as other members of the Supporters Consultation Group. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. 6 Fan representatives: John Holder, Mark McFarland, David Michael, Steve Todd, Anthony Willis & Steve Gough Club representatives: Nicola Keye & Lee Preece Apologies: John Perks & PC Stuart Bladen First issue raised was concerning…

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Supporters Consultation Group

AVST attended a meeting of the Supporters Consultation Group yesterday before the Huddersfield game. As you may know the SCG consists of various groups including ourselves, Lions Clubs, Independent Supporter Groups as well as fan websites such as My Old Man Said, Vital Villa, Heroes & Villains, AVillaFan.com and Villa Talk. It was a positive meeting. The SCG had the opportunity to question Dr Tony Xia and Keith Wyness as well as other club officials. The SCG will be collectively putting out an overview of…

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FSF Away Fans Survey

This is the fourth season that the Away Fans Feedback Project, run by the Football Supporters’ Federation, will be measuring the experience of the away supporter. The ultimate aim is to improve the away fans’ experience and encourage more fans to travel to watch their team. From this project the FSF will discuss with clubs and the authorities, in an academic fashion, what keeps fans committed to travelling and to the sacrifices they make, what they look for as a travelling fan, their likes, dislikes, and why…

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Aston Villa Consultation on Away Tickets

Following on from last season the Club has shown its commitment to open dialogue with supporters via the Supporters Consultation Group (SCG). The SCG consists of various groups including ourselves, Lions Clubs, Independent Supporter Groups as well as fan websites such as My Old Man Said, Vital Villa, Heroes & Villains and Avillafan.com. In advance of the Championship clubs releasing their ticket prices for this coming season the Club held a meeting to consult with supporters that regularly travel away. David Michael from MOMS and…

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ASTON VILLA MANAGERIAL VACANCY

The AVST wants to thank Rémi Garde for his efforts in his time at the club. Whilst the results have not been good enough, it is hard to think of a Villa manager who has ever been dealt as poor a hand to work with as he was.  We wish him well for the future. Yet again we find ourselves searching for a new manager and we watch with interest to see how the new board goes about this task.  With the stakes so high, we…

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Supporters Trust attempts to mediate between Club and Brigada 1874

Both members and other supporters will be aware of the impasse between the Club and Brigada 1874. We have attempted to see whether a compromise could be achieved. That has not been possible. However, Aston Villa FC have issued the following statement setting out their position and the attempts that they have made to reach a solution acceptable to ALL parties including those supporters who sit in the adjacent areas. AVFC STATEMENT The club has been approached by the Supporters Trust to clarify the actions taken…

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Welcome to Aston Villa Rémi Garde

The AVST welcomes the news that our search for a new manager has been concluded with the appointment of Rémi Garde.  Whilst all managerial appointments are a gamble of sorts, this appointment looks forward thinking and his previous work fits well with the make-up of our current playing squad. After the events of recent weeks, it is now vital that everyone starts to pull in the same direction in order that we can quickly remedy our alarming position in the league table.  We trust that…

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AVST working with Club and Brigada 1874 to find solution

Following the plight of our affiliate, Brigada 1874, being highlighted by the Villa Trust in our recent post, we recognise supporters should be allowed to exercise their full support for the team, and how important this is now in view of the current predicament we find ourselves in.  However, we understand this must also be done in accordance with the ground regulations and due consideration for other supporters. At a recent Trust board meeting, Brigada 1874 members discussed the situation and are aware of the above…

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AVST Announcement on the Appointment of Tom Fox as Villa CEO

The Aston Villa Supporters Trust welcomes today’s appointment of Tom Fox as the new Chief Executive.  He brings with him an impressive CV and we are pleased at the energy and know-how, that he will bring to the post. The AVST will of course seek an early meeting with Mr Fox to discuss his plans for the club in the short and mid-terms. We feel it is important that the club has stability in these uncertain times whilst the chairman continues his search for a…

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AVST Join Parliamentary Debate on Empowering Fans and Football Governance

At the start of July the AVST was invited  along with other club supporters trusts and groups to meet the Shadow Minister for Sport, Clive Efford MP at Parliament. Essentially it was a brainstorming session to access the changes needed to help increase supporter involvement in the governance of their clubs and to safeguard supporter interests in the club. The meeting would “help formulate Labour’s policies ahead of the 2015 Election”. The agenda was as follows: 1. Fan Groups and Football Authorities a) Transparency b)…

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