A few of you might have caught this reply that was originally posted on Friday evening, but I thought it might be worthwhile saving it for an article.
It comes courtesy of KerryVillan;
Just thought I’d post this as a lot on here are always saying how terrible the villa are and how money hungry they are and everything.
I am in Birmingham for the weekend with the girlfriend to see the game tomorrow but went to the stadium today for a tour and get some stuff from the shop, unfortunately we were too late for the tour we didn’t know they only do it in the morning on a Friday before the match but I went to the receptionist and asked was there any chance we could get in for few mins just to see the pitch, she was really nice and called security to ask if they would let us in and they agreed, so another really nice security guard let us in a door and all he said was don’t go onto the pitch! We got to walk around all by ourselves take pictures and whatever we want.
Then we noticed a sign saying if you have a ticket for the game you can get a jersey for 10 quid, I got the away one and asked the cashier if the deal still applies cause we bought our tickets online but she said no cause it has to be a ticket bought there for the barcode or something but then her supervisor was passing and said she could do it for us with a spare ticket she had, so I got a jersey for a 10r and a free trip round villa park that should have cost us 15 quid each, whatever people say about the club today proves some great people work there and they care about the fans.
Also in the hotel we’re staying there is a woman we met who works here doing golf deals or something but she used to work with football teams and she said villa was one of the best to deal with staff wise and player wise compared to man u or Chelsea or the likes, Fulham were the worst she said haha.
Just thought I would put it out there.
Can’t wait for tomorrow UTV!”
Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the win that would have rounded off KerryVillan’s weekend nicely.
I just thought it was really nice to read that there are still some very decent people down the Villa and the club is not the totally soulless entity that many have accused it of being: myself included, I hasten to say.
Fair play to all the people mentioned.
In other news, we’re playing around with a forum, which will give you more of a social media type thing, where you might be able to respond to each other more quickly and on a more personal level.
The link to it is on the right hand side of the page under the footy odds widget.
It should be live, but I haven’t got my head round permissions etc, so I’m not sure how it’ll work.
Please bear in mind it’s experimental at the moment, so might contain some rubbish.
To be honest, I’m not even sure the demand for the facility is there, but it has occasionally been asked for; it’s very popular on other sites and we’ll see how it goes.
Any feedback, which would be appreciated, can be posted on here, if you can’t do it in the forums.
I’m thinking about the look and feel etc.
And can you even post replies?
I really don’t know, so would like you to tell me.
You need to login/register to post, but your existing credentials should be fine.