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Heroes & Villains => Heroes Discussion => Topic started by: Toronto Villa on November 08, 2017, 11:39:35 PM

Title: Moin Younis
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 08, 2017, 11:39:35 PM
I didn't see this covered anywhere but this young lad is incredible. Loves the Villa and an absolute credit to his family, Acorns and us. Nice touch by Beckham and during the awards a lovely moment with Prince William.

Well done young man!!

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Post by: eamonn on November 08, 2017, 11:43:04 PM
Lovely to see Pete McParland involved. Respect to Becks for having Villa legends on speeddial.
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Post by: Louzie0 on November 09, 2017, 12:23:54 AM
That is lovely.
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Post by: Bren'd on November 09, 2017, 12:39:22 AM
That really is wonderful. Im no great fan of Beckham but my opinion of him is elevated after seeing that.
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Post by: ciggiesnbeer on November 09, 2017, 01:49:20 AM
Class all around.

Now excuse me I seem to have some dust in my eye.
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Post by: Diablo on November 09, 2017, 01:56:36 AM
"I can't get my hair as good as you" As has already been said - ace young man and an absolute credit. 
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Post by: avfcpg on November 09, 2017, 06:04:04 AM
Fantastic...and humbling. Have to admit to loving Becks too...top bloke.
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Post by: Scratchins on November 09, 2017, 07:36:00 AM
Did anyone see when Jamie Vardy asked him what he thought of West Brom?  He looked shocked and said something on the lines of this will be going out, I can't say things like that on TV. Top guy and one of our own.
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Post by: john e on November 09, 2017, 09:49:02 AM
i think he disliked West Brom more than our esteemed leader on here
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Post by: Villan For Life on November 09, 2017, 10:05:08 AM
Was he the lad that was interviewed with Joleon Lescott when he was still with WBA?

I think the Albion players were touring the Children's Hospital before Christmas a few years ago. Moin was being interviewed for Midlands Today and Lescott was in the background. Lescott hugged him and Moin told him where to go because he was a Villa fan and then kissed the badge on his Villa dressing gown.

A top lad and I hope the club do something to mark his achievement.

Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: The Edge on November 09, 2017, 10:23:09 AM
Was he the lad that was interviewed with Joleon Lescott when he was still with WBA?

I think the Albion players were touring the Children's Hospital before Christmas a few years ago. Moin was being interviewed for Midlands Today and Lescott was in the background. Lescott hugged him and Moin told him where to go because he was a Villa fan and then kissed the badge on his Villa dressing gown.

A top lad and I hope the club do something to mark his achievement.
Agreed. Over to you Dr T.
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Post by: ktvillan on November 09, 2017, 10:36:26 AM
Great stuff from the lad, Becks and King Willie.  Best bit was where he looks as if he's about to say "f**kin ell" when Becks walks in and manages to stop himself.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: amfy on November 09, 2017, 12:46:53 PM
As I said elsewhere - if you missed this pick it up on catch up TV. The bit above is only part of it and the whole thing was brilliant. Theres a thread on facebook where everyone agrees he was the best thing on the whole show and there are hundreds and hundreds of posts. Everyone saying how they went from laughing to crying and back again during that section. It really was superb.
Its only the second one of the evening, just after the first break.
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Post by: garyshawsknee on November 09, 2017, 01:01:33 PM
What a remarkable young man. Very funny too, proud that we have him amongst our ranks.
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Post by: wittonwarrior on November 09, 2017, 01:11:09 PM
Have to Agee with all the points comments about Mo. Remarkable young man
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on November 09, 2017, 01:17:55 PM
As I said elsewhere - if you missed this pick it up on catch up TV.

Here's the full interview. As you say, a real rollercoaster of emotions. What a brave and brilliant lad.

Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Hookeysmith on November 09, 2017, 01:26:03 PM
There must be a window open in the office and dust flying in  :'(

What a top lad and top bloke Beckham is - even if his hair is a disgrace :)
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Post by: Villa75 on November 09, 2017, 01:27:04 PM
Fantastic young lad.

One of the most passionate Villa fans I ever seen. Does his family, the club, and all fellow football fans, proud.
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Post by: Des Little on November 09, 2017, 02:04:39 PM
What a truly inspirational lad. If he wants it, and is able to, he needs to be a big part of this club. As someone posted on Twitter, hes every bit a legend as any player that has worn our cherished shirt.

Edit - it must be an age thing, but worth adding that Id be in more awe meeting Peter McParland (which Im proud to say I have) than David Beckham!
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Post by: The Left Side on November 09, 2017, 03:42:57 PM
What a superb lad, so brave and what a great effort from everyone involved. UTV.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on November 09, 2017, 04:40:36 PM
As I said elsewhere - if you missed this pick it up on catch up TV.

Here's the full interview. As you say, a real rollercoaster of emotions. What a brave and brilliant lad.



fucking hell the start of that is tough to watch. Especially when you have little kids. The pain he must be in is just unimaginable. What a brave and inspirational young man.
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Post by: dave shelley on November 09, 2017, 07:14:53 PM
A tremendous, courageous, unselfish young man.  Truly inspirational.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Louzie0 on November 09, 2017, 07:29:30 PM
I like the idea of life throwing something good at you, every now and then, so you have to be patient. I'm very glad Moin got at least 2 good days out of Pride of Britain. As others have said, he totally deserves this award.
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Post by: usav on November 09, 2017, 07:56:02 PM
Dusty on this side of the pond as well.
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Post by: SteveN on November 09, 2017, 08:49:03 PM
Amazing lad, as others have said inspirational. 
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Post by: SoccerHQ on November 09, 2017, 10:55:33 PM
Did anyone see when Jamie Vardy asked him what he thought of West Brom?  He looked shocked and said something on the lines of this will be going out, I can't say things like that on TV. Top guy and one of our own.

Moin is brilliant. Check out the video of him at the children's hospital a few years back when Lescott visited (when he was at WBA).
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 09, 2017, 10:57:21 PM
What a truly inspirational lad. If he wants it, and is able to, he needs to be a big part of this club. As someone posted on Twitter, hes every bit a legend as any player that has worn our cherished shirt.

Edit - it must be an age thing, but worth adding that Id be in more awe meeting Peter McParland (which Im proud to say I have) than David Beckham!

He was doing some player interviews on the youtube channel in the Sherwood era.

Gabby is his favourite player btw.....
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Post by: tomd2103 on November 10, 2017, 12:06:16 AM
What a remarkable young man. Very funny too, proud that we have him amongst our ranks.

Not all Villa fans, but Harry Moseley, Stephen Sutton and Mo have all done the city and the wider area very proud with their bravery in the face of such adversity. 
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Post by: JD on November 10, 2017, 07:44:18 AM
Dusty on this side of the pond as well.

Must be an epidemic, dust down in the South Pacific as well.

He is inspirational.
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Post by: nodge on November 10, 2017, 11:29:02 AM
Sat next to him at a game a few years ago, I think it was the Leicester 2-1 game when Hutton scored.  He is quite a character and even though Gabby might be his favourite player it didn't stop him from giving him dogs abuse during the game. Had us all laughing and crying in our house the other night.
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Post by: Smirker on November 10, 2017, 01:33:16 PM


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Post by: godzvilla on November 10, 2017, 02:36:17 PM
Full Award presentation to Moin here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUNhkwCKxOM
 
Could watch this over and over, if it was'nt for that damned sandstorm blowing in from south of here !. Loved his comments about the West Brom & David Beckhams hair............Godzvilla!.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: purpletrousers on November 10, 2017, 03:03:35 PM
Thanks for this guys. Has he ever been out on the pitch?
Some people have earned the Holte in full voice just before kick off singing "There's only one..."

I've had so much happen this year I've not got to a game in ages, but wouldn't want to miss that.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: VancouverLion on November 10, 2017, 04:43:35 PM
Dusty on this side of the pond as well.
Very dusty in Canada too.

An inspiration to us all, what an amazing young man.
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Post by: Smirker on November 10, 2017, 05:09:06 PM
As well as being such a great lad, I was impressed with how he speaks.
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Post by: cheltenhamlion on November 10, 2017, 05:25:06 PM
It was great wasn't it. And a fine put down for Olbiyun to bootm
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Scratchins on November 11, 2017, 08:53:39 AM
He is going to be a VIP guest at England v Brazil on Tuesday.
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Post by: aldridgeboy on November 11, 2017, 10:21:24 AM
No dust here. But Im cutting some very strong onions which is affecting my eyes.

He was the absolute highlight of the show. An incredible human being and amazing humour in what must be horrific pain.

Id have as much admiration whatever football club he supported. Some things are bigger than the game. But the fact hes one of ours makes me proud.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on January 08, 2018, 09:44:27 AM
Piece about Moin on Victoria Derbyshire this morning. Brave lad and mother!
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Post by: brentastonb6 on January 11, 2018, 09:46:18 PM
What a lovely little Villain , makes you very humble
😌
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Post by: Newby on January 11, 2018, 09:57:00 PM
Top man! Love him.
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Post by: Lizz on January 11, 2018, 10:33:02 PM
Missed this originally. Fudge me, it's hard not to watch this and not be moved by it.
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Post by: DB on January 11, 2018, 10:54:56 PM
Inspirational. True hero and such a sense of humour.
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Post by: RichardBatchelor on January 12, 2018, 03:35:14 PM
Totally ace person.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: purpletrousers on January 23, 2018, 07:01:59 PM


Quote from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-42781778
Aston Villa players have donated 20,000 towards pioneering treatment for a fan with a rare skin disorder.

Moin Younis, 18, from Birmingham, has epidermolysis bullosa which causes his skin to tear and blister at the slightest touch.

There is currently no cure but Moin and his family are trying to raise 250,000 so he can take part in a new clinical trial in Austria.

If fans match the 20,000, the club says it will donate a further 20,000.

Moin's condition is so severe that every morning he goes through an excruciating skin care routine that can last up to six hours.

Aston Villa said Gabby Agbonlahor has helped get the players to raise money for The Moin Younis Fund.

The teenager won Pride of Britain's Teenager of Courage award last year.

The club said he also works them, in particular, The Aston Villa Foundation for good causes.

"Should Villa supporters match the 20,000 raised by the players, chief executive Keith Wyness has promised the club will also contribute that figure to the fund - meaning 60,000 would be donated in total," the club said.

It added: "As a gesture of goodwill, we now hope that between the club, its players and supporters that we can play a significant role in helping Moin on the way to a better quality of life."



Quote from: https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2018/01/22/fans-urged-to-back-the-moin-younis-bid
Aston Villa players have combined to submit a generous donation of 20,000 to The Moin Younis Fund, and now the club wants your help in matching their contribution.

Led by role model and close friend of Moin, Gabby Agbonlahor, the squad have chipped in to help raise funds for Pride of Britain's Teenager of Courage winner.

The Fund has set a target of generating 250,000 via Moin's JustGiving page.

Moin, who experts said was lucky to reach his first birthday after being born with epidermolysis bullosa, has recently celebrated turning 18.

And a pioneering scientific breakthrough has now been made, meaning sufferers can enjoy an improved quality of life.


To assist in giving him this life changing chance, the club are urging supporters to help Moin in reaching his donation target.

Should Villa supporters match the 20,000 raised by the players, Chief Executive Keith Wyness has promised the club will also contribute that figure to The Fund meaning 60,000 would be donated in total.

Click here to donate to The Moin Younis Fund via his JustGiving page.

Moin continues to show bravery and work closely with Aston Villa and, in particular, The Aston Villa Foundation for good causes and promoting the Supporting Our Own corporate social responsibility strategy.

Just this month he assisted in the latest Supporting Our Own initiative searching for 'Community Most Valuable Players', recognising unsung heroes from all walks of life who make a positive contribution to their local community and inspire others.

As a gesture of goodwill, we now hope that between the club, its players and supporters that we can play a significant role in helping Moin on the way to a better quality of life.


here's where you give https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/moin-fund
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 23, 2018, 07:59:37 PM
Nice touch from the players. 
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Post by: Hookeysmith on January 24, 2018, 01:15:35 PM
I overheard someone who knows nothing about football said

"Nice gesture but is that all they have given, its not much is it considering the money they are on"

I think it was inspired more by the image is that in the week Sanchez is reported to be getting almost half a million 's per week people think all footballers are on that sort of wage.

Fair play to anyone who gives irrespective of their income
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Post by: in exile on January 24, 2018, 04:06:54 PM
The Holte Tweets on Twitter have suggested that as there will be 42k attending the Blues game everyone donates 1 each.
Nice idea but I'm not sure how to implement it.

Does anyone know if there is a Just Giving page for the cause?
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: dicedlam on January 24, 2018, 04:51:31 PM
The Holte Tweets on Twitter have suggested that as there will be 42k attending the Blues game everyone donates 1 each.
Nice idea but I'm not sure how to implement it.

Does anyone know if there is a Just Giving page for the cause?

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/moin-fund
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Dougs Socks on January 24, 2018, 05:31:24 PM
They lived next door to me until recently, and still own the house. Lovely family, and he's a proper little fighter who idolises the Villa.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: in exile on January 25, 2018, 10:39:58 AM
The Holte Tweets on Twitter have suggested that as there will be 42k attending the Blues game everyone donates 1 each.
Nice idea but I'm not sure how to implement it.

Does anyone know if there is a Just Giving page for the cause?

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/moin-fund

Excellent, thank you
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Risso on January 25, 2018, 11:00:13 AM
I overheard someone who knows nothing about football said

"Nice gesture but is that all they have given, its not much is it considering the money they are on"

I think it was inspired more by the image is that in the week Sanchez is reported to be getting almost half a million 's per week people think all footballers are on that sort of wage.

Fair play to anyone who gives irrespective of their income

It's hard to justify a footballer earming hundreds of thousands of pounds per week, but that's what the market (such as it is) dictates and we all contribute to it.  It's not up to footballers to cure all of society's ills.  There's also the fact that half of that wage will be going in tax, which still leaves a lot, but is still a pretty big take for the tax man.
Title: Re: Moin Younis
Post by: Sister of Top Cat on January 25, 2018, 02:11:43 PM
The Holte Tweets on Twitter have suggested that as there will be 42k attending the Blues game everyone donates 1 each.
Nice idea but I'm not sure how to implement it.

Does anyone know if there is a Just Giving page for the cause?

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/moin-fund
Excellent - I knew I'd find it on here.  Have donated.
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Post by: Diablo on January 25, 2018, 02:47:41 PM
The Holte Tweets on Twitter have suggested that as there will be 42k attending the Blues game everyone donates 1 each.
Nice idea but I'm not sure how to implement it.

Does anyone know if there is a Just Giving page for the cause?

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/moin-fund
Excellent - I knew I'd find it on here.  Have donated.
Currently on 13,764 of his 250,000 target (I assume that total doesn't include any of the pledge from the player's 20,000)