S 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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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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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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Di Matteo Statement

The Aston Villa Supporters Trust are once again watching the club look for a new manager. It is difficult to pass a great deal of judgement on Roberto Di Matteo’s time with the club. Some of our members think he should have been given more time, whilst others will point to the league table and say the results were unacceptable. What was refreshing was the speed at which the board acted. Dr Xia chose Roberto so he could be forgiven for wanting to give him…

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Ticket Office


The Away Ticketing Consultation Group met last Wednesday. David Michael (AVST National Liaison Director and editor of My Old Man Said) represented AVST and the Supporters Consultation Group. Other Villans present included Steve Gough, Steve Todd and John Perks. Apologies: John Holder, Mark McFarland, Stewart Conniff & Anthony Willis. Nicola Keye, Bromley Davenport and Lee Preece represented the club. PC Stuart Bladen attended on behalf of West Midlands Police. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. General update Average away support in excess…

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