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Offline russon

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infamous Villa supporters
« on: August 09, 2013, 11:52:42 AM »
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Villa Myths thread which has helped enormously as I persevere with a Villa book to raise funds for Stan's leukemia foundation.

I'm now looking into infamous Villa fans such as Tarzan, Werewolf etc and would be grateful for any memories of these individuals plus other notorious fans you may remember. For example, in the 80s there was a thin bespectacled bloke who always wore a black raincoat and stood alone underneath the corner flag scoreboard at the Holte,  really into the game and oblivious to anything going on around him, shaking his fist, bellowing at the Villa and demanding effort. He used to be more exhausted than the players when the final whistle went.

Offline spk

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 11:58:12 AM »
I know Fred West was a Villa fan,hope thats nasty enough for you !

Offline Concrete John

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 12:00:32 PM »
gregnash?

Offline Damo70

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 12:01:43 PM »
When my wife started a new job a few years ago she became friendly with another woman there. A couple of weeks later she came home very confused. She couldn't understand why this woman would say "If your husband is a Villa fan, tell him i am Tarzan's sister. He will know who my brother is".

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 12:17:53 PM »
Would you like an interview with Mark Ansell?

Offline ADVILLAFAN

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 01:00:51 PM »
I think Bobby Sands was supposed to be a Villa fan.

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 01:05:09 PM »
I think Bobby Sands was supposed to be a Villa fan.

At least he held out just long enough to see us win the League then...

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 01:14:05 PM »
I think Bobby Sands was supposed to be a Villa fan.

Time for the old joke, well he was from Nuneaton.

Offline CyprusVillain

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 01:27:17 PM »
You are right about Bobby Sands - 

One of his contemporaries insides the H-Blocks was Seanna Walsh. This is what he recalls;

"I first met Bobby in January 1973 when we were in the same Cage and he had that cocky Belfast dander and a Rod Stewart haircut....(he was a) mate who enjoyed a bit of craic and slagging," Seanna joked that he was "the only person inside to support Aston Villa--God help him."

He starved himself to death in May 1981 - so didn't live to see the AV lift the European Cup.

I knew many 'bad boys' at the time in Belfast - the loyalists I mixed with tended to be Liverpool fans and an ex-IRA prisoner I knew supported Man City.

 

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 02:49:08 PM »
I remember being at a midweek match at Elland Road in the (I think) late 80's and it was terrible match with a fairly small Villa following. There was a very drunk bloke who provided the best entertainment of the night singing his version of 'Mustang Sally' for almost the entire 90 minutes, he was belting it out and eventually people were joining in with 'ride, sally ride'. Whenever I hear the song it makes me think of Elland Road.

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2013, 04:07:35 PM »
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Villa Myths thread which has helped enormously as I persevere with a Villa book to raise funds for Stan's leukemia foundation.

I'm now looking into infamous Villa fans such as Tarzan, Werewolf etc and would be grateful for any memories of these individuals plus other notorious fans you may remember. For example, in the 80s there was a thin bespectacled bloke who always wore a black raincoat and stood alone underneath the corner flag scoreboard at the Holte,  really into the game and oblivious to anything going on around him, shaking his fist, bellowing at the Villa and demanding effort. He used to be more exhausted than the players when the final whistle went.

Russon, I remember clearly Mr Angry in the black raincoat, he looked like a very meek auditor but as soon as the whistle went he became a man possessed. Oblivious to anyone around him he would hurl vitriol at the players and the referee, shaking his fist, his face contorted into a ball of angst and frustration. My Dad, God bless him, used to really worry about him and on one occasion he said  ' calm down pal, it's only a game' , the look of pained incredulity and utter despair which came back would have frozen hell over. The black Macintosh was worn every game, notwithstanding the weather. This was probably 1972 to 1975ish, Holte End standing near the old scoreboard though when we moved towards middle, behind the goal, he followed us. Thanks for recalling a long distant memory Russon, he was a strange but bizarrely likeable character.

Offline Rupert

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2013, 04:32:33 PM »
I remember him but wasn't there a few doggy [blokes under the old score board.

Offline Rupert

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013, 04:33:57 PM »
Sorry dodgy

Offline Sunny Villa

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 09:39:12 PM »
I remember being at a midweek match at Elland Road in the (I think) late 80's and it was terrible match with a fairly small Villa following. There was a very drunk bloke who provided the best entertainment of the night singing his version of 'Mustang Sally' for almost the entire 90 minutes, he was belting it out and eventually people were joining in with 'ride, sally ride'. Whenever I hear the song it makes me think of Elland Road.

Did this chap have Blonde Hair , if so I know him , he knows a.lot of the old steamers

Offline Sunny Villa

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Re: infamous Villa supporters
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2013, 09:42:24 PM »
I can think of plenty of infamous VIlla .

The  Greek , Cockney. Dave in his Mac and steel toecaps .

The steamer who went on too own a football league club .