Why Villa? – Micky Lyons

In my early school years when all that really mattered was ‘Match Attax’ and ‘Panini’ sticker books I was witness to Villa’s steady decline from 6th place finishes to battling relegation. This meant two things for me after I’d inherited being a Villa fan from my dad and his 14 brothers and sisters. Number one: other Villa fans in my class were going to stop supporting Villa and start supporting more successful clubs. Number two: I was going to be mocked for being one of the only remaining Villa fans.

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Why Villa? – Rob Smith

Why Villa? My Dad was a fan. Simple as that. I’d love to wax lyrical about how some special moment, player or goal made me fall in love with the club. Or the first sight of the claret and blue AV in the North Stand made my heart skip a beat. Or maybe a beautiful tale about how myself and my father overcame our suppressed emotional states through a mutual love of our club (some truth here maybe but such a cliche).

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