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  1. VTID
    VTID August 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm . Reply

    What a change to see so many positive and optimistic posts, and many things being said about last seasons players, and the new signings.

    The Walsall game was great to watch, we are no longer playing the ball up field to be held up while we get the players up there, we are working up and across the field using the players strengths.

    Bring on the Arsenal game, we are looking sharp and determined, we may fall down a couple of times, but I think a few teams will not respect us enough and get the shock of the mighty villains.

    1. SammyMorganwasmy hero
      SammyMorganwasmy hero August 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm . Reply

      Lol… I hope you mean Villans and NOT ‘Villains’

  2. tom
    tom August 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm . Reply

    I think if we can get a few results from opening 3 games we might be onto a winner. Who knows the tough start could set the tone for the new boys and know what level they need to be. Blessing in disguise

  3. Vaze
    Vaze August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm . Reply

    Really looking forward to this season.

    Season ticket pack arrived today and is pretty impressive, good effort by the club.

  4. SammyMorganwasmy hero
    SammyMorganwasmy hero August 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm . Reply

    So you have to be a ST holder to attend a fans forum… Grossly unfair IMO. I am a ST holder and did not want to go anyway. The club has shot themselves in the foot again. Not everyone can afford a ST so should also be given the chance to have their say. Bad PR again IMO.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm . Reply

      They are rewarding the people who probably renew in he posh seats season in season out. You will find supporters will be cherry picked and known to the club. It’s very cliquey.

  5. streetlyvillan
    streetlyvillan August 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm . Reply

    Just how do you invite non-season tkt holders? With STHs you have an address, phone number or email and you know they are still interested in being involved in the club. That’s not to say that fans buying on a match by match basis are not interested, but how do you know? On the post, I to am excited and optomistic for the coming season. I don’t expect anything from the Arsenal / Chelsea matches, but we could sping a surprise and I reckon Arsenal would be the surprise if its to happen. But I think we will win against ‘Pool. But you have to ask, why FGS why? do we have to wait until 14th Sept for our 4th match of the season? Surely the Internationals could be better organised to avoid a break of 3 weeks only two weeks after the season has started. FFS!!!

    1. VTID
      VTID August 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm . Reply

      Yes I totally agree with you, it’s bad organisation on behalf of the FA, I think Lambert should try and throw in a friendly

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm . Reply

      They contact people via social media like twitter easy to spot villa fans and target people who are their followers

      1. streetlyvillan
        streetlyvillan August 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm . Reply

        Sorry Oohah, but I’m with Villa on this one, a football club has an identifiable customer and that is invaluable in identifying the needs and wants of the current fans. They can do other research specifically on match day fans and historic fans, like what would make you attend and what would make you get a season ticket. Anyway, bollocks to research, come on Villa, clean sheet against Malaga and 3:0 or better. UTV

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm . Reply

          You usually find that fans invited to these things are known to the club and are probably prompted by the club in terms of questions asked and are asked to behave a certain way as not to cause embarrassment to the club. If they don’t play ball they don’t get asked back for next year bit like journalists that dont tow the line. A mate of mine who is a blue nose gets invited to the blues ones and told me how it works.

  6. MOCCO
    MOCCO August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm . Reply

    This is pathetic criticism of AVFC. Points make prizes. It is absolutely correct that season ticket holders have priority then if availability down to booking history. With limited availability tell me a fairer way of distribution. My mantra for next year “prove your support, 40k every week” Go when this is affordable and justifiable to your family needs.

  7. Vaze
    Vaze August 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm . Reply

    The club randomly selected season ticket holders who wanted to go, and they were invited to come along plus a guest.

    Hardly cherry picking, just a way of rewarding loyal followers.

    I suppose you’ll be moaning that season ticket holders get first choice on tickets to away games or cup finals next, any chance to knock our club, you take it.

  8. Mark
    Mark August 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm . Reply

    I attended a fans forum last year and I’m not an official ST holder. I have no idea how I was picked but I got a letter through the post one cold December morning. Free food, free beer and a chance to question all the villa staff over McLeish’s disgraceful appointment. Falkner attended for a bit but bailed when he saw how many people wanted to speak to him for some answers. To be honest I took me pal and we just got lashed for fuck all and it was the best part of the day (the match was afterwards but remember this was a McLeish team)

  9. Foxy
    Foxy August 6, 2013 at 12:09 am . Reply

    A good, positive piece on the team and upcoming season hijacked by someone trying to have a dig at the club, completely unrelated to the topic. Take a bow, OoohAh.

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