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FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS GROUP MEETING

The Trust and other supporter groups met with club officials earlier this week. Though this was an “operational meeting” we thought it was pertinent that the issue of the club’s finances was raised after the release of the annual accounts. We also requested reassurance from the club to their commitment to maintaining this forum in a more structured manner and for continued open dialogue. Here are the matters that were discussed and details of the attendees. Fan Representatives Daniel Rolinson, Villa View; Anne-Marie Fern, Heroes &…

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AVST AGM

At the annual general meeting held on 16 January 2019, at Villa Park, Birmingham all the resolutions were duly passed.  This included a combination of ordinary and special resolutions as detailed below in the minutes. Thank you again to all those members who either attended in person or submitted their preferences in advance of the meeting. MINUTES Peter Warrilow as Chairman of the Trust welcomed the members to the AGM. He then asked the directors to introduce themselves to the members, outlining their responsibilities. The…

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AVST AGM

We look forward to welcoming you at AVST’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), at Villa Park on Wednesday 16th January. The meeting will be held in The Holte Suite. Doors will open from 6:45 pm with proceedings commencing at 7 pm. We are also pleased to announce that Christian Purslow will be in attendance for a Q&A, post-formal proceedings along with Villa legend Brian Little and other guests TBC. A reminder, that access to the AGM is for paid members. To guarantee a place join the…

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RULE CHANGES

The current rules under which Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust operates were adopted on its formation in 2001. The Trust’s directors have given thought to those rules; after much discussion, and to bring the rules in line with current practice are recommending that we adopt a model set of rules used by many Supporters Trusts of a similar size. Those rules are sponsored by Supporters Direct and approved by The Financial Conduct Authority. In short, the rules set out the constitution of the Trust and cover,…

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SIR DOUG ELLIS 1924 – 2018

On behalf of our members, we are sad to read of Sir Doug’s death. Fully committed to Aston Villa until the last and also a generous contributor to the  Trust he will be missed by all who came into contact with him. Whilst at times a divisive figure he was a great custodian of our Club. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Managerial Search (part 257)

So it is goodbye Bruce and hello to whoever is the replacement.

We make a point at the Trust of not overstepping our boundaries on what happens on the pitch. We might have a view on how the football side is going. Though primarily we are here to represent supporters on a variety of issues such as ticket pricing, safe standing etc…. We also work in the community by supporting grassroots football. It isn’t for us to demand the manager’s head on a pike outside the ground on a match day.

It is worth comment though re Bruce. He came, made us defensively tighter initially and left us pretty much where we started and a fair few quid worse off.

Some members have been sharpening that pike I mentioned before for a long time and others would still give him more time to resolve things. Such is life.

We won’t comment on who the club might bring in next at this point. But all we will say is that more of the same won’t be tolerated. We need an appointment that shows some ambition, both to get promoted but also to keep us up, should we be successful in that. Something enjoyable to watch would be a start.

I guess our message is to thank him for stopping the rot but agree that maybe someone else needs a shot if we are to achieve promotion. Onwards and upwards.

Time to move forward

Following our request for a meeting, we are pleased to confirm that the Club has reached out to us. The Club has confirmed that Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens understand their roles as stewards of the Club on behalf of its true owners, the fans and, take that responsibility seriously. Both are looking forward to engaging with us and we look forward to meeting with them.

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Investment in Aston Villa

Members and supporters will no doubt be delighted to hear of the 55% investment made by Messrs Sawiris and Edens. This appears to have resolved the short-term funding issue faced by our football club. Whilst it is acknowledged that the last two weeks must have been difficult for senior people at the club, it is disappointing that they did not respond to our request for a meeting. Accordingly, we have repeated that request and are hopeful that on this occasion we will be able to…

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