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Title: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on September 27, 2011, 10:31:42 PM
 Never mind Tom Hanks, who doesn't even know what colours we play in, or Nige the fiddle player.
We have three of the most powerful people in Britain who claim to be Villa fans yet between them they still can't deliver the FA Cup to Villa Park.
We have Dave Cameron the prime minister, surely he should be able to pass a law that says only The Villa can win the FA Cup.
Then we have Mervyn King Governor of The Bank Of England, he should have the power to bankrupt any club drawn against us.
Add to those two, Prince William, president of the FA. Surely it must be in his power to make sure that we are drawn against the weakest team in each round.
Come on you three get your act together and deliver the FA Cup to Villa Park in May 2012.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Nev on September 27, 2011, 10:43:37 PM
One is too busy counting cash, the other is too busy pretending to be in the shit with the rest of us and the final one has been too busy blasting beautifull creatures out of the sky with a shotgun, just for fun.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Greg N'Ash on September 27, 2011, 11:44:28 PM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Bren'd on September 28, 2011, 12:09:42 AM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.

Your attempts at trolling are becoming far to obvious these days, you really should try harder.

But using your passion for such is extremely disrespectful to Nigel Kennedy who apart from being a world renowned Violin player has more support for the club he loves in a day's growth of his his little finger nail than you have or will have in your life time.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Greg N'Ash on September 28, 2011, 12:13:12 AM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.

Your attempts at trolling are becoming far to obvious these days, you really should try harder.

But using your passion for such is extremely disrespectful to Nigel Kennedy who apart from being a world renowned Violin player has more support for the club he loves in a day's growth of his his little finger nail than you have or will have in your life time.

Sorry, but i never trust someone who changes his accent. If you're posh you're posh. Live with it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pete3206 on September 28, 2011, 12:14:00 AM
Trolling?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on September 28, 2011, 12:19:02 AM
^^. And I thought starting this thread would introduce a bit of light heartedness into the doom and gloom that seems to have become the norm on H&V. ::)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AV82EC on September 28, 2011, 01:15:31 AM
Greg could suck the air out of a vacuum if we're honest.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villadelph on September 28, 2011, 01:19:10 AM
...really?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Greg N'Ash on September 28, 2011, 01:56:42 AM
Greg could suck the air out of a vacuum if we're honest.

heheheh. that made me chuckle. Do i come across like that all the time?

ah bugger..
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: nigel on September 28, 2011, 08:42:16 AM
Changing teams for a moment.
You have Elton John with Watford and Robbie Williams with Port Vale. 2 teams struggling away in their respective leagues.
These are multi millionaires and I'm sure with a touch of financial help these teams could be petty competetive. With their fan base they're not going to trouble the Premier League, but they could be a force in the Championship and flirt occasionally with the big boys.
I know not everyone will agree but I love it when the likes of Wigan and Fulham do well (not against us, obviously)
and you get the Blackpool's, Norwich's having their moment.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on September 28, 2011, 08:47:16 AM
And fair play to Elton John, when he was chairman at Watford he did put wads of money into the club, resulting in them having the most successful period in their history. Plus he also had a young manager called Graham Taylor to work with.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 28, 2011, 10:05:28 AM
Never mind just the FA Cup with the political clout potentially wielded by having the PM, the governor of the bank of England and the heir to the throne on our side I'm sure a Dynamo Berlin in East Germany scenario could be cooked up. In other words everyone else is too scared to lose to us so we walk the league every year.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: MarkM on September 28, 2011, 10:13:21 AM
Sometimes I think we are never happy.

When the glory hunters parade out thier celeb fans we slate and slag them.

When celebs attaches themselves to us, and lets face they can't exactly bathe in our reflected glory we slate and slag them.

Cant we just be happy that for some the Villa bug is still with them and they are happy to show it?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Vanilla on September 28, 2011, 11:22:48 AM
Celebs don't pay the bills. Clubs give them free tickets in the hope that their attendance will, in someway, up the profile and encourage other people to support the team and spend their cash on tickets etc. It's just like any other industry sadly.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: CJ on September 28, 2011, 12:11:29 PM
Have we got any celebrity 'fans' who we'd rather not have? I know Tom Hanks doesn't know what our colours are but he's ok as a person. Do we have any real knob-head fans (in the way Citeh have Liam Gallagher for example)?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: OzVilla on September 28, 2011, 12:14:58 PM
If they are going to reveal an allegance then better they be supporting us than anyone else - I welcome them all to the broad church that is Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: glasses on September 28, 2011, 12:24:19 PM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.

Your attempts at trolling are becoming far to obvious these days, you really should try harder.

But using your passion for such is extremely disrespectful to Nigel Kennedy who apart from being a world renowned Violin player has more support for the club he loves in a day's growth of his his little finger nail than you have or will have in your life time.
I met NK after a game two years ago in the Barton arms. Thoroughly bloody nice bloke who had managed to drag along the rest of his orchestra to the game too. Fair play to him for going to the games when he can
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: not3bad on September 28, 2011, 12:51:59 PM
How about getting Prince William to study DVD's of Henry V and Braveheart and then have him do the team talk before this season's FA cup matches?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chris Jameson on September 28, 2011, 01:11:06 PM
I really didn't know Prince William is a Villa fan. Is Ozzy Osbourne?

Where's Ryu?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Clampy on September 28, 2011, 01:40:17 PM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.

Your attempts at trolling are becoming far to obvious these days, you really should try harder.

But using your passion for such is extremely disrespectful to Nigel Kennedy who apart from being a world renowned Violin player has more support for the club he loves in a day's growth of his his little finger nail than you have or will have in your life time.
I met NK after a game two years ago in the Barton arms. Thoroughly bloody nice bloke who had managed to drag along the rest of his orchestra to the game too. Fair play to him for going to the games when he can

I met him outside Walkbout before the game on Sunday and yes, he was an absolute gent. He can come to as many games as he likes as far as i'm concerned.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 28, 2011, 01:48:27 PM
I don't see Nigel Kennedy as a 'celebrity fan', more as a Villa fan who just happens to have become famous.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on September 29, 2011, 09:49:32 AM
I really didn't know Prince William is a Villa fan. Is Ozzy Osbourne?

Where's Ryu?
Ozzy did admit a few years ago that as a kid on match days he would go to the streets around the ground and offer to "look after your car mister." I think he used to charge two shillings for this dubious service.
Whether that makes him a Villa fan I'll let you decide.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: not3bad on September 29, 2011, 10:30:36 AM
I heard he finished with the Villa cos they could not help him with his mind.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on September 29, 2011, 11:56:53 AM
I cant help but admire Delia, she has sunk her money into a pretty unfashionable club and then gets blotto and makes a complete fool of herself on the pitch. My kind of no-hoper.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2011, 11:59:22 AM
I lost respect for Delia when she wouldn't come to Tamworth for Norwich's FA Cup tie a few years back saying that she didn't think the corporate facilities were good enough. Bitch.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on September 29, 2011, 12:03:32 PM
Couldn't you have stretched to a microwave so she could knock something up for herself?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on September 29, 2011, 12:09:43 PM
You have Elton John with Watford..... With their fan base they're not going to trouble the Premier League, but they could be a force in the Championship and flirt occasionally with the big boys.

No comment.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2011, 12:36:10 PM
You have Elton John with Watford..... With their fan base they're not going to trouble the Premier League, but they could be a force in the Championship and flirt occasionally with the big boys.

No comment.

Oh, well picked up sir!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: philthebar on September 29, 2011, 12:41:00 PM
I cant help but admire Delia, she has sunk her money into a pretty unfashionable club and then gets blotto and makes a complete fool of herself on the pitch. My kind of no-hoper.

But she used to be an Ipswich supporter
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Reuben on September 29, 2011, 12:47:41 PM
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7504448

Quite a few on here I didn't know about.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on September 29, 2011, 12:52:29 PM
Yeah? I didn't know that.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on September 29, 2011, 01:17:48 PM
Couldn't you have stretched to a microwave so she could knock something up for herself?

Her actual words, as told to us on the day by the chairman were, "A portakabin? I can't bring my guests to a bloody portakabin, what will they think?" Stuck up cow.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Small Rodent on September 29, 2011, 02:19:13 PM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.

Your attempts at trolling are becoming far to obvious these days, you really should try harder.

But using your passion for such is extremely disrespectful to Nigel Kennedy who apart from being a world renowned Violin player has more support for the club he loves in a day's growth of his his little finger nail than you have or will have in your life time.

Sorry, but i never trust someone who changes his accent. If you're posh you're posh. Live with it.


How stupid of you.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: philthebar on September 29, 2011, 02:39:04 PM
I said in a previous thread that I thought NK was an inverted snob and also that I didn't like his style of violin playing (which is of course totally subjective and personal taste).

Not withstanding any of that I'm pleased he's one of us.

UTV
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on September 29, 2011, 02:51:23 PM
Couldn't you have stretched to a microwave so she could knock something up for herself?

Her actual words, as told to us on the day by the chairman were, "A portakabin? I can't bring my guests to a bloody portakabin, what will they think?" Stuck up cow.

At least she was honest.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on September 29, 2011, 02:59:29 PM
I don't see Nigel Kennedy as a 'celebrity fan', more as a Villa fan who just happens to have become famous.

Yep, a celeb fan would have been in the director's box at QPR. Nige was in amongst the rabble.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Small Rodent on September 29, 2011, 03:01:40 PM
I said in a previous thread that I thought NK was an inverted snob


How do you know he changed his voice? A documentary from the 70s? Some schools could be right c***s about speaking properly in public.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 29, 2011, 03:17:33 PM
Does anybody know how Mervyn King became a Villa fan? I can only guess it was from his time at Wolverhampton Grammar School.

Edit: Just realised he used to teach at Birmingham Uni.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on September 29, 2011, 03:39:49 PM
I don't see Nigel Kennedy as a 'celebrity fan', more as a Villa fan who just happens to have become famous.

Yep, a celeb fan would have been in the director's box at QPR. Nige was in amongst the rabble.

I had a chat to him in the pisser in a pub after Fulham away last year, seemed a nice bloke.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Ryu on September 29, 2011, 03:53:29 PM
I'm not sure that list is particularly accurate. Joe Calzaghe?  Come on...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on September 29, 2011, 07:24:50 PM
I'm not sure that list is particularly accurate. Joe Calzaghe?  Come on...

(http://cdn.fourfourtwo.com/contentimages/interviews/Joe-Calzaghe1.jpg)

Juventus.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: TheSandman on September 29, 2011, 07:27:20 PM
Indeed. I'm sure some of them are wrong.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 29, 2011, 07:27:46 PM
I think Calzaghe's on record saying Villa is his second club.

Brendan Gleeson the actor is a Villa fan though. Since the 3rd division days as well.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on September 29, 2011, 07:30:56 PM
Indeed. I'm sure some of them are wrong.

They've listed Steve Winwood as a Villa fan but he's definitely an Albion fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villanation on September 29, 2011, 07:38:35 PM
Gabriel Agbonlahor, top Premiership striker and agueably the fastest speedster in the game
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on September 30, 2011, 03:28:20 AM
Is he the one who sounds thick when he speaks?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: D.boy on September 30, 2011, 06:52:32 PM
That Juventus sponsor looks so Graham Norton.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: DeKuip on September 30, 2011, 11:58:23 PM
This "celebrity" Villa fan (1 min, 15 secs in) would be worth inviting over for a season. He could do a bit of cleansing during the week!

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Left Side on October 01, 2011, 02:37:43 AM
This "celebrity" Villa fan (1 min, 15 secs in) would be worth inviting over for a season. He could do a bit of cleansing during the week!



Great jersey, seems like a decent bloke!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on October 01, 2011, 05:02:19 AM
Funny how Blake Fielder-Civil, Fred West and Tracey Andrews never get a mention.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chris Jameson on October 01, 2011, 10:58:14 AM
Funny how Blake Fielder-Civil, Fred West and Tracey Andrews never get a mention.

And fucking Ocean Colour Scene do!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: philthebar on October 01, 2011, 02:24:45 PM
I said in a previous thread that I thought NK was an inverted snob


How do you know he changed his voice? A documentary from the 70s? Some schools could be right c***s about speaking properly in public.

Wasn't me that said he had changed his voice  :)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on March 14, 2013, 09:40:34 AM
We have Sir Mervyn King visiting our plant today along with an ITV news crew, I'm tempted to ask him what he thinks of the current state of the club.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on March 14, 2013, 10:02:01 AM
there was an asian fella on Matt Lucas's TV award programe thing last week,

said his team was Villa, i dont know who he is or what he does, but i took a bit more interest in him after he said that,  yes i am that sad

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: not3bad on March 14, 2013, 04:00:10 PM
there was an asian fella on Matt Lucas's TV award programe thing last week,

said his team was Villa, i dont know who he is or what he does, but i took a bit more interest in him after he said that,  yes i am that sad



I saw that and when he said he was Villa I kept a careful listen for any negative reactions in the audience so I could feel indignant about it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: CJ on March 14, 2013, 04:59:06 PM
there was an asian fella on Matt Lucas's TV award programe thing last week,

said his team was Villa, i dont know who he is or what he does, but i took a bit more interest in him after he said that,  yes i am that sad



I saw that too so looked him up on the font of all knowledge - Adil Ray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adil_Ray).
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rigadon on March 14, 2013, 06:14:51 PM
Alan Pardew's beard:  What's the point?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on March 14, 2013, 08:21:24 PM
Napalm death - cool    - I will see these on Saturday where I am playing at a fest . Might watch the game with them somewhere hopefully .

We are playing main stage after Kiling Joke , If any one fancies coming for a few beers   ;)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 14, 2013, 09:01:23 PM
I assume the drummer with Wolfsbane was a Villa fan. I remember seeing a video and he had AV in black tape on his skins. Wolfsbane were still shit though.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 14, 2013, 09:02:00 PM
Napalm death - cool    - I will see these on Saturday where I am playing at a fest . Might watch the game with them somewhere hopefully .

We are playing main stage after Kiling Joke , If any one fancies coming for a few beers   ;)

Are they a Killing Joke tribute band?  ;)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 14, 2013, 09:31:49 PM
I assume the drummer with Wolfsbane was a Villa fan. I remember seeing a video and he had AV in black tape on his skins. Wolfsbane were still shit though.

Steve Ellet.
Yes he is a Villa fan, I used to be on the same darts team as him in Tamworth. Although the drummer from Wolfsbane is pushing the 'celebrity' thing a bit far.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on March 15, 2013, 09:37:09 AM
Napalm death - cool    - I will see these on Saturday where I am playing at a fest . Might watch the game with them somewhere hopefully .

We are playing main stage after Kiling Joke , If any one fancies coming for a few beers   ;)

Are they a Killing Joke tribute band?  ;)

cheeky f**k  ;)        hes a bloody good Jaz Coleman then . 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Walmley_Villa on March 15, 2013, 10:55:06 AM
Never realised that Martial Arts/action movie actor Scott Adkins was from Sutton and a Villa fan. Also went to my old school...I see Dave interviewed him this week....

http://www.scottadkins.com/scott-adkins-fanz-q-and-a-article-detail.htm (http://www.scottadkins.com/scott-adkins-fanz-q-and-a-article-detail.htm)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: McGraths Dry Cleaning on March 15, 2013, 12:30:18 PM
I assume the drummer with Wolfsbane was a Villa fan. I remember seeing a video and he had AV in black tape on his skins. Wolfsbane were still shit though.

Steve Ellet.
Yes he is a Villa fan, I used to be on the same darts team as him in Tamworth. Although the drummer from Wolfsbane is pushing the 'celebrity' thing a bit far.
Wolfsbane - that brings back memories. Probably remembered more for their lead singer fronting Maiden for a while. Do I mis-remember seeing them at Enots (Lichfield) around 86/87 in a battle of the bands type gig?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on March 15, 2013, 12:35:51 PM
I assume the drummer with Wolfsbane was a Villa fan. I remember seeing a video and he had AV in black tape on his skins. Wolfsbane were still shit though.

Steve Ellet.
Yes he is a Villa fan, I used to be on the same darts team as him in Tamworth. Although the drummer from Wolfsbane is pushing the 'celebrity' thing a bit far.
Wolfsbane - that brings back memories. Probably remembered more for their lead singer fronting Maiden for a while. Do I mis-remember seeing them at Enots (Lichfield) around 86/87 in a battle of the bands type gig?

Nope, you probably remember right:

clicky (http://www.tamworthbands.com/wolfsbane/index.htm)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Lee on March 15, 2013, 02:18:38 PM
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7504448

Quite a few on here I didn't know about.

Justin Rose? Joe Calzaghe? Really?

.. and what's with the milk. Fear struggling for advertising revenue these days?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 15, 2013, 04:07:00 PM
Never realised that Martial Arts/action movie actor Scott Adkins was from Sutton and a Villa fan. Also went to my old school...I see Dave interviewed him this week....

http://www.scottadkins.com/scott-adkins-fanz-q-and-a-article-detail.htm (http://www.scottadkins.com/scott-adkins-fanz-q-and-a-article-detail.htm)

Here:

www.thebirminghampress.com/2013/03/15/holding-out-for-a-hero/
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: petegoldring on March 15, 2013, 05:22:01 PM
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7504448

Quite a few on here I didn't know about.

Justin Rose? Joe Calzaghe? Really?

.. and what's with the milk. Fear struggling for advertising revenue these days?


I thought Joe Calzaghe was a West Brom fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 15, 2013, 05:22:41 PM
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7504448

Quite a few on here I didn't know about.

Justin Rose? Joe Calzaghe? Really?

.. and what's with the milk. Fear struggling for advertising revenue these days?


I thought Joe Calzaghe was a West Brom fan.

That's Rit chie Woodhall.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on March 15, 2013, 06:51:34 PM
Chris Woakes of England and Warwickshire is also one of us. He's from Great Barr and went to Barr Beacon.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on March 15, 2013, 09:06:29 PM
Chelski have won a few FA Cups of late. If its who your celebrity fans are that makes the difference then we need to recruit people like Richard Attenborough, Tim Lovejoy and David Mellor as Villa fans. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: peter w on March 15, 2013, 09:14:01 PM
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7504448

Quite a few on here I didn't know about.

Justin Rose? Joe Calzaghe? Really?

.. and what's with the milk. Fear struggling for advertising revenue these days?


Calzaghe isn't. He made a comment once about watching Villa - Juve and some people assumed he's a Villa fan. Quite clearly he's a Juve fan. He's said as much.

When Rose came 4th in the Open the Sun had in its '20 things you didn't know...' that Rose was a Villa fan. Not a qualified source and I don't think its been confirmed anywhere else.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: curiousorange on March 15, 2013, 09:17:57 PM
http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7504448

Quite a few on here I didn't know about.

Justin Rose? Joe Calzaghe? Really?

.. and what's with the milk. Fear struggling for advertising revenue these days?


I thought Joe Calzaghe was a West Brom fan.

They might be stripey, but in no world can the Bitters be mistaken for Juventus:

http://fourfourtwo.com/interviews/celebrityfans/44/article.aspx

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: martin o`who?? on March 17, 2013, 03:34:24 PM
I don`t care who they are, how shallow they are etc, but if they help raise the profile of the club (and they do), that`s fine by me.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on September 20, 2013, 11:44:42 AM
Carolyn Manno YUM YUM!] (http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3463767,00.html)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: KevinGage on September 20, 2013, 11:56:28 AM
Gabriel Agbonlahor, top Premiership striker and agueably the fastest speedster in the game

Nobody's topped Milan Baros' personal best of 170 mph, as far as I'm aware. 

Balotelli has probably come close a few times, mind. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dr Butler on September 20, 2013, 12:12:01 PM
Carolyn Manno YUM YUM!] (http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3463767,00.html)

oh yes....now stalking...err I mean following on twitter....
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 20, 2013, 12:54:55 PM
Justin Rose is a Chelsea fan now. The massive wanker.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Ads on September 20, 2013, 01:24:20 PM
Justin Rose is a Chelsea fan now. The massive wanker.

I read that too. Utter ball bag behaviour.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on September 20, 2013, 01:43:13 PM
Carolyn Manno YUM YUM!] (http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3463767,00.html)

oh yes....now stalking...err I mean following on twitter....

I hope dear Carolynn is as choosy when picking partners.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villan For Life on September 20, 2013, 01:54:24 PM
Carolyn Manno YUM YUM!] (http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3463767,00.html)

oh yes....now stalking...err I mean following on twitter....

I hope dear Carolynn is as choosy when picking partners.

If she's not I'll take her down the Villa and to the match afterwards!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dr Butler on September 20, 2013, 01:58:56 PM
Carolyn Manno YUM YUM!] (http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3463767,00.html)

oh yes....now stalking...err I mean following on twitter....

I hope dear Carolynn is as choosy when picking partners.

well you've no chance eamonn...you can't even spell her name right  ;)

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on September 20, 2013, 02:54:10 PM
(http://www.geezergamers.com/images/smilies/th_smiley_emoticons_doh.gif)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Des Little on September 20, 2013, 04:29:31 PM
I've written a song for our new celebrity fan.  It goes:

Get your tit...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on September 20, 2013, 05:25:28 PM
I've written a song for our new celebrity fan.  It goes:

Get your tit...
Wahey!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: rob_bridge on September 21, 2013, 08:57:58 AM
I've written a song for our new celebrity fan.  It goes:

Get your tit...
Wahey!

Is that what Manyoo fans sing to Eamonn Holmes.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on September 21, 2013, 09:18:58 AM
On this occasion I'll even forgive her 'familiarizing herself with the roster'

A lifetime of under achievement and false hope awaits, welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Salsa Party Animal on September 21, 2013, 09:29:57 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: rob_bridge on September 21, 2013, 09:34:24 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 21, 2013, 10:12:55 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Celebrity maybe. There's a girl who goes in the Aston Social however....
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on September 21, 2013, 10:22:29 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Celebrity maybe. There's a girl who goes in the Aston Social however....

Where does she stand/sit?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on September 21, 2013, 11:22:27 AM
Justin Rose is a Chelsea fan now. The massive wanker.


Villa fans will think he's a twat for swapping , and Chelsea fans will think he's a twat for changing
its a lose-lose situation
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Gerrin on September 21, 2013, 11:30:02 AM
Ian Bell has just been on BT Sport, didn't realise he was big Villa fan
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on September 21, 2013, 11:49:55 AM
Ian Bell has just been on BT Sport, didn't realise he was big Villa fan

Yes. Chris Woakes is as well.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: paul_e on September 21, 2013, 11:52:23 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pete3206 on September 21, 2013, 11:53:48 AM
Slobber!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: KevinGage on September 22, 2013, 01:02:15 AM
Ian Bell has just been on BT Sport, didn't realise he was big Villa fan

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/55/jnuv.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/46/jnuv.jpg/)

I'd say he just about qualifies, yeah. 

Unlike a lot of our celebrity fans, he does actually manage to get to VP on occasion too. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: thick_mike on September 22, 2013, 10:16:40 AM
Ian Bell has just been on BT Sport, didn't realise he was big Villa fan

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/55/jnuv.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/46/jnuv.jpg/)

I'd say he just about qualifies, yeah. 

Unlike a lot of our celebrity fans, he does actually manage to get to VP on occasion too. 


How cool is that photo?  8)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 23, 2013, 01:00:03 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Celebrity maybe. There's a girl who goes in the Aston Social however....

Where does she stand/sit?

By the pool table.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Newquay_AVFC on September 23, 2013, 10:26:42 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I am sure Emma Willis is a Villa fan. Presenter of big brother.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on September 23, 2013, 10:34:32 AM
I still use tissues with Emma Willis ,she's the hottest ;)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Des Little on September 23, 2013, 10:48:18 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan?  Really?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Des Little on September 23, 2013, 10:49:00 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Celebrity maybe. There's a girl who goes in the Aston Social however....

Where does she stand/sit?

By the pool table.

Let's hope she's not still there when they knock it down
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 23, 2013, 11:38:04 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Celebrity maybe. There's a girl who goes in the Aston Social however....

Where does she stand/sit?

By the pool table.

Let's hope she's not still there when they knock it down

They won't want her around erecting things while they're trying to knock them down.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2013, 12:53:45 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan?  Really?

 From what I recall her actual reaction when asked about sport was that she wasn't really a big follower of any sport but she always kept an eye on Villa because of how much we meant to her dad.  It was something like that, so yeah slightly tenuous.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on December 20, 2013, 06:42:00 PM
Goal.com (http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2013/12/20/4490983/famous-fan-martin-duffy-of-primal-scream-aston-villa)

Quote
Goal caught up with Primal Scream's keyboardist Martin Duffy to talk Aston Villa, Christian Benteke's form and why Arsenal are his pick to win the Premier League.

Hey, Martin. How are you?

Yeah, I’m good, just about [sounds unconvincing]. We did a gig in Brixton last night and I’ve just about recovered.

It’s quite a hectic schedule you’ve got, isn’t it?

The last few weeks have been pretty busy. We were in California, Japan and we were in Europe for about three weeks and that was the straw that nearly broke the camel’s back. A lot of long drives. But it was good fun.

Let’s talk Villa, how did you end up supporting them?

It was my dad, really. He came from a big family and they were all ‘Bluenose’ [Birmingham City fans] but he saw the light, or the light saw him, and he was a Villa fan.

And how are you rating their season so far?

Well, I went to seem them at Fulham and it wasn’t very good watching, to tell you the truth. But we’re mid-table which is better than being above the relegation zone.

I’d be quite happy to end anywhere mid-table, I mean it’s terrible you have to say you’d be happy with mid-table, but the last couple of seasons we’ve just about scraped our way out of being relegated.

But we’ve beaten Manchester City, we’ve beaten Arsenal and we’re in a transition at the moment.

Benteke was such a saviour last year, but when he got injured [earlier this season] I think he’s still coming back from it. We relied on Benteke last year, I don’t know, maybe teams have sussed him out this year and they realise they need to watch out for him. He was a bit of a surprise character last year and he managed to score a lot of goals.

But it’s Villa, it’s inconsistent, we’re okay one week, get a great result, then the next week, like the Fulham game, it’s…yeah.

It’s surprising how they can go from beating Southampton away to then losing badly at Fulham.

Yeah, I know. Their manager brought in some of the younger players and they wanted to win more than we did.

And we’ve actually got a better away record than a home record, normally we do pretty well away from home. But this time we looked pretty predictable.

My 10-year-old son is a big Villa fan and we were right behind the goal, so we were probably on the telly, but, yeah, it wasn’t a good watch.

Are you backing Benteke to come good?

This season was always going to be difficult for Benteke. Last season, people didn’t quite know him that well and he was on such a roll.

The first game [this season] he scored twice against Arsenal and I though he’ll carry on from where he left off but he got the injury and I don’t think he’s quite come back from the injury yet.

But we’re relying on [Libor] Kozak and [Andreas] Weimann, people like that, to fill in, but hopefully he’ll come good.

Last year he was incredible. For such a big guy, he was strong on the ball, he was a pleasure to watch. I hope he starts playing again. But you get injuries and there’s more pressure on him.

In an interview earlier this year you said Benteke was one of the best players you’ve ever seen for Villa, still standing by that?

From just watching him last year, yeah. He’s so strong, so physical and he had so much skill. From last season, he was one of the best players I’ve seen.

Maybe I was getting a bit carried away but I’m going to stick with him. Hopefully, once he finds his mojo again, he’ll start scoring regularly.

And if he has a good World Cup, would you like to keep him or do you think he’ll leave?

Well, on the strength of the Fulham game, we’ll have a problem selling him.

He’s signed a contract but that doesn’t mean anything does it? I’m hoping, for him and us, that he has a good season.

The kind of club Villa are now, you don’t expect to hold onto players. It’s the way football is these days. We had someone like Ashley Young and wanted to go to Manchester United, and you look at that and you think we probably did a good thing.

We’ve had to get rid of some great players over the last five or six years because they wanted to go to United or Manchester City.

It’s tough. Paul Lambert’s having to spend his money wisely.

And do you think Lambert is spending wisely?

Yeah. I think clubs have had to rein it in a bit. Villa have had to spend money wisely. We’ve always managed to bring in players. People like Dwight Yorke, over the years, they get itchy feet, want to play in the Champions League, and they tend to just go. We’ve got used to it at Villa.

Benteke was a shock when he agreed to stay. I’m hoping he comes good, again.

Are you happy with the way Lambert is running things?

It’s such a young squad. Last season, at one point, Alex McLeish had a better record than him. It’s a transition. This season, even though people are expecting more, is another year [for transition].

But you can only have so many years of it. You’ve got to be pretty quick with getting it right.

Are you confident of steering clear of relegation?

I tell you, these last two seasons, I’m a piano player and I hardly had any fingers left. It was awful.

It was the penultimate game [last season] we were just safe. But I don’t think I can go through that again.

I think this year we’ll improve, I don’t like that feeling of being fourth from bottom with three or two games to go.

And a remix of your song ‘Come Together’ is the intro for BT Sport’s live football coverage…

Yeah, the first game of the season they asked us to go on [the show]. And we did a live bit.

We got to meet Gordon Strachan and we ended up watching the Celtic game in the green room. Hanging out with him was lovely. So, yeah, we got to meet Gordon Strachan.

But it was the week where England had just beaten Scotland in that friendly. And I thought they were pretty unlucky. With Primal Scream being Scottish, you know, I do have Scottish inclinations. But it’s good to meet footballers and Strachan was lovely, he was a real gentleman.

Did some of your bandmates have much to say since the 6-1 defeat at Barcelona?

Well, no. They were pretty quiet.

They are Celtic through and through. Whenever we’ve played in Glasgow, and it’s coincided, we’ve been to some great games at Celtic.

I think they didn’t expect that [the heavy defeat] but it was only last year that Celtic beat them. Rod Stewart’s tears.

But the state of the Scottish game, though, they haven’t even got Rangers to play now on a regular basis.

It wasn’t an easy result, but it’s Barcelona isn’t it?

How about Villa in Europe in a couple of seasons?

Well, I remember them winning the European Cup. I would have been about 12 or 13 years old, and at the time, Liverpool had won it two or three times and Nottingham Forest had won it, and it was like another English team wins the European Cup and it wasn’t that big a deal.

But, yeah, it would be nice for us to get into Europe. Even if it’s the Europa League.

Realistically though, mid-table I’d be very happy. It’s a sorry state of affairs to say that but that’s the way it is at the moment.

So top ten is the aim?

Top ten would be great. But you’ve got teams like Swansea. In the old days, you’d expect to win or expect to lose but every team is difficult now.

It's unpredictable in that way. This season, Manchester United are losing games, Chelsea are losing games. Okay, Arsenal, are playing like they normally play but the other clubs seem to be dropping a lot of points.

Who’s your pick for the title?

It’s open isn’t it. I don’t know. Liverpool are looking quite impressive, aren’t they? I can’t see Manchester United winning the title. Chelsea they are still strong. Manchester City, even though they have been dropping points and getting beaten…I don’t know.

If I had to pick one I’d rather see Arsenal win it for a change than the normal suspects. But they could implode as well. But I think Arsenal might have that consistency there with Arsene Wenger. I’m going to say Arsenal.

And will Villa finish above West Brom?

Again, that is another difficult one. West Brom have been, I hate to say it, the best club in the Midlands in the last two seasons. We managed to get a draw against them this season but I think we’ll just about finish above them. I’ve got to say that.

Do you still play football at all?

No, not any more. I’ve got a 10-year-old son, Louie, he plays for West Hove Dynamos. They were in the quarter finals but they got knocked out of the cup, they play in the Sussex league, but I go to see him play.

Occasionally they have a dad’s knock-around but I’m bit match unfit. It’s exhausting just watching Louie play.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Legion on December 20, 2013, 06:54:55 PM
Mark King of Level 42, I think.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Legion on December 20, 2013, 07:47:41 PM
Redd Pepper.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on January 09, 2014, 09:14:09 PM
I really didn't know Prince William is a Villa fan. Is Ozzy Osbourne?

Where's Ryu?
Whether that makes him a Villa fan I'll let you decide.

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj631/Deano_Dalian/B6196257-C7F0-42B1-9B13-8C0DAE2F8CD4_zpshievnyhw.png) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/Deano_Dalian/media/B6196257-C7F0-42B1-9B13-8C0DAE2F8CD4_zpshievnyhw.png.html)

Nice t-shirt Ozzy!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: usav on January 09, 2014, 11:08:54 PM
I'm pretty sure during that era, Ozzy had no idea what his name was or where he was let alone what t-shirt he was wearing.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Jimbo on January 09, 2014, 11:28:26 PM
Actually, it looks like pre-blizzard Ozzy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 10, 2014, 07:33:42 AM
Ozzy was asked on Radio 1 a number years ago which football club he supported, he replied he wasn't a big football fan but if he supported any club it would be the Villa.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villa kicks on January 10, 2014, 10:20:57 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1


Emma Willis !  8)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: walsall villain on January 10, 2014, 10:25:33 PM
I'm pretty sure during that era, Ozzy had no idea what his name was or where he was let alone what t-shirt he was wearing.
I feel like that now
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: nodge on April 25, 2014, 10:01:32 PM
Hamish Marshall, Gloucestershire and ex New Zealand cricketer, in his column in the Glos Echo tonight "My club are Aston Villa and they are still not safe from relegation, so I'm more worried about them getting one more win than what is going on at Old Trafford"
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: DB on April 25, 2014, 10:10:58 PM


I watched Sabbath at Download in 2012, Geezer had a Villa scarf thrown at him...he put it straight on....he's a proper fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on April 26, 2014, 11:56:36 PM
Daily Heil (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2611572/Nigel-Kennedy-Gary-Lineker-destroyed-half-crockery-kitchen-took-three-windows-nine-iron-Impressive.html)

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'Gary Lineker destroyed half the crockery in my kitchen and took out three windows with a nine-iron. Impressive': Inside the head of Nigel Kennedy


He deliberately crashed his new Jag into the gates of Aston Villa FC to ‘baptise’ it and once nearly killed a Pet Shop Boy with a television set. Nigel Kennedy, the daft-as-a-brush violinist who’s terrified of vampires, take a bow!

By Jon Wilde

PUBLISHED: 22:00, 26 April 2014 | UPDATED: 22:16, 26 April 2014


What is your earliest memory?

I remember being two months old and my mother had left me on the balcony in my pram. She’d gone off to teach a piano lesson in London and forgot she’d left me there. I recall screaming a lot and I was freezing, but no one came to rescue me. It’s probably very telling that my first memory is one of abandonment.

What sort of child were you?

I suppose I was an odd sort of kid. I went to the Yehudi Menuhin Music School, which was specially designed for odd people. We were all precocious brats who happened to have some musical talent. There were few kids there in the same age group as me, so it didn’t feel normal in any way. For the first three years, I made no musical progress. I was almost chucked out for interrupting  the other kids.

What was the best night of your life?

All my best nights are football-related. I can’t top the night Villa beat Liverpool 5-1 in 1976. Liverpool were said to be the best team in the world and we demolished them, scoring five goals in the first half. It was the greatest 45 minutes of football of all time. I feel blessed I was standing in the Holte End [at Villa Park] to witness it.

What’s the biggest star name in your contact book?

Names don’t come much bigger than Gary Lineker. The last time he was around my house we played kitchen golf. This involves whacking a golf ball around the kitchen, seeing how much  damage you can do to plates and dishes. Lineker used a nine iron so he had a decent amount of gradient. With one swing he destroyed half the crockery in the house and took three windows out.  Very impressive.

Who would you like to say sorry to?

I once threw a television set and it narrowly missed Neil Tennant’s head. I was staying at a nice hotel and fancied chucking a TV set into the pool. So I dragged the telly up onto the roof and threw it over the side. Neil Tennant happened to be walking past and it missed him by a few inches. I ought to feel sorry about that, but I don’t. It might have been more interesting if the TV set had killed him. Chris Lowe would have had to continue as The Pet Shop Boy.


What is your biggest regret?

Some years ago I decided to grow a long, scruffy beard. I thought it looked quite cool but the problem was that it kept getting tangled up in my violin.

What is your worst character trait?

I don’t mind admitting that I’m very selfish with my time. Being a musician, it goes with the territory. I need to practise three hours a day, every day. Nothing is allowed to get in the way of that, which not everybody understands. I can’t have people walking in and starting a conversation. They wouldn’t do that if I was working on a factory floor. If I’m distracted, it might take two hours to get my concentration back. So I need to be ruthless with my time.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

It would have to be Gary Oldman. Look at the way he played Joe Orton and Sid Vicious. He’s got a rare knack of becoming the person he’s acting out, right down to the way they look.

What is your biggest fear?

I dread being cornered by energy vampires. I’ll do a gig and I don’t mind hanging around talking to people. But I’m not comfortable with people who suck my energy without giving anything back.

Who or what do you dream about?

I always seem to be flying. I’ll be flapping my arms and flying high in the sky, looking down at everything that’s happening below. The sooner someone invents an affordable jet pack, the better. But you wouldn’t want too many people flying around after the pubs shut on a Friday night. The A&E departments would be overwhelmed.


Who do you most admire?

I greatly admired Tony Benn, a true man of principle. The quote that best summed him up is when he stood down from Parliament in 2001 and said he’d ‘have more time to devote to politics’. He cared deeply about making the world a better place. I’d cross paths with him occasionally in places like Glastonbury – always great company. Compared to Benn, all modern-day politicians are plastic puppets.

Tell us a secret about yourself.

I’m one of the world’s best drivers. I would never be able to match the speed of Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button but those guys wouldn’t be able to get around London as skilfully as I do. I’m a crafty driver. Like a great chess player, I can see three moves in advance. I’m also a very safe driver. I’ve only ever had one crash and that’s when I drove into the Aston Villa gates on purpose. I wanted a Villa dent in my new Jag. It was my way of baptising the car.

What’s the worst thing anybody ever said about you?

When he was controller of Radio 3, John Drummond described me as the Liberace of the Nineties. I took great exception to that and responded by saying that it showed the typical arrogance of a self-appointed guardian of the arts world. It turned into a long-running spat and I was banned from the BBC Proms for years. 

What has been your biggest achievement?

I’m proud of the fact that my kid is comfortable in his own skin and gets on well with people. Sark is 17 now and it gives me immense satisfaction to see that he’s pointed in the right direction.

Nigel Kennedy plays London’s Roundhouse on May 17 and is then on tour in June and July. nigel-kennedy.net

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dlp on April 29, 2014, 10:36:37 PM
think if you have a 'public' image you should be banned from supporting a team.. fair play to cameron but i don't want him anywhere near a villa match. same for kennedy who i remember back in the day as a posh voiced boy rather as some cockerny geezer, and prince william who's probably been erm a posh voiced boy since day 1. Actually i have rather have some sympathy for HR William - on a loser whoever he supports. god knows how manc's cope with the flotsum and jetsum that attach themselves with their club but them most of 'em are about as manc as i am.

Your attempts at trolling are becoming far to obvious these days, you really should try harder.

But using your passion for such is extremely disrespectful to Nigel Kennedy who apart from being a world renowned Violin player has more support for the club he loves in a day's growth of his his little finger nail than you have or will have in your life time.
I met NK after a game two years ago in the Barton arms. Thoroughly bloody nice bloke who had managed to drag along the rest of his orchestra to the game too. Fair play to him for going to the games when he can

I met him outside Walkbout before the game on Sunday and yes, he was an absolute gent. He can come to as many games as he likes as far as i'm concerned.

A few years back I actually sat next to him at an away game at Charlton. He was with his wife and kids, in among us "joe public" supporters. He's a really nice down to earth guy. He could have easily blagged tickets in the directors box, but would rather be with the supporters where he does not have to watch what he says or does.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 01, 2014, 07:53:12 PM
Add the current Italy manager Prandelli to the list of Villa fans. I hope by being at a game next season it is because he will be the manager after our multi billion £ takeover and buys the Italian back four, Balotelli and De Rossi.

Prandelli is a Villa fan
 (http://mobile.avfc.co.uk/default.aspx?s=news-display&aid=3873528)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AV82EC on June 01, 2014, 08:07:48 PM
Add the current Italy manager Prandelli to the list of Villa fans. I hope by being at a game next season it is because he will be the manager after our multi billion £ takeover and buys the Italian back four, Balotelli and De Rossi.

Prandelli is a Villa fan
 (http://mobile.avfc.co.uk/default.aspx?s=news-display&aid=3873528)

Nice to see our Italian quotient of fans on the increase. However can someone tell me what the other bloke does for a job please, Head of Sports Integrity, what the fuck is that?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on June 01, 2014, 08:13:04 PM
He's a really good manager, done great jobs with club teams and with Italy.

Great to read that, who knows what state we'll be in say three years time so you never know.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on June 02, 2014, 08:42:38 AM
Add the current Italy manager Prandelli to the list of Villa fans. I hope by being at a game next season it is because he will be the manager after our multi billion £ takeover and buys the Italian back four, Balotelli and De Rossi.

Prandelli is a Villa fan
 (http://mobile.avfc.co.uk/default.aspx?s=news-display&aid=3873528)
Knowing that will soothe the angst when Italy tear England a new one in the world cup.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on June 02, 2014, 04:56:54 PM
Tear/rip someone a new one should be up there with 'I expect I will get banned for this' and 'How did we  come to this'/'Show's how far have we fallen' in the overworked cliché stakes. Anyway, I expect I will get banned for this, but Amy Winehouse used to be a Villa fan, but I don't suppose she is now.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on June 02, 2014, 06:00:00 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I doubt Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan, just because her dad played a fictional character who supported the Villa!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on June 02, 2014, 06:18:58 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I doubt Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan, just because her dad played a fictional character who supported the Villa!



Wrong, I took her out a few times,
 One thing led to another and before I knew it she was showing me her 'prepared' ' tattoo on her arse cheek
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on June 02, 2014, 07:34:31 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I doubt Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan, just because her dad played a fictional character who supported the Villa!



Wrong, I took her out a few times,
 One thing led to another and before I knew it she was showing me her 'prepared' ' tattoo on her arse cheek

One fervently trusts John that, as a good Christian, you turned the other cheek as opposed to slobbering "well prepare for this!" and engaging in carnal concupiscence.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on June 02, 2014, 07:37:55 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I doubt Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan, just because her dad played a fictional character who supported the Villa!



Wrong, I took her out a few times,
 One thing led to another and before I knew it she was showing me her 'prepared' ' tattoo on her arse cheek

One fervently trusts John that, as a good Christian, you turned the other cheek as opposed to slobbering "well prepare for this!" and engaging in carnal concupiscence.


Think I might have woke up actually
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dlp on June 02, 2014, 08:47:03 PM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I doubt Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan, just because her dad played a fictional character who supported the Villa!



Wrong, I took her out a few times,
 One thing led to another and before I knew it she was showing me her 'prepared' ' tattoo on her arse cheek

One fervently trusts John that, as a good Christian, you turned the other cheek as opposed to slobbering "well prepare for this!" and engaging in carnal concupiscence.


Think I might have woke up actually

Well if your writing a script and one of the characters plays a football supporting Brummie there's only one team your gonna put in the script - Aston Villa. Who else is there !!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: OzVilla on June 03, 2014, 12:33:07 AM
so is Carolynn the hottest female celebrity Villa fan ?

Well she is probably in the Top1

Kate Beckinsale surely makes for a discussion.

I doubt Kate Beckinsale is a Villa fan, just because her dad played a fictional character who supported the Villa!



Wrong, I took her out a few times,
 One thing led to another and before I knew it she was showing me her 'prepared' ' tattoo on her arse cheek

One fervently trusts John that, as a good Christian, you turned the other cheek as opposed to slobbering "well prepare for this!" and engaging in carnal concupiscence.


Think I might have woke up actually

Well if your writing a script and one of the characters plays a football supporting Brummie there's only one team your gonna put in the script - Aston Villa. Who else is there !!

Well as it was set in a Prison then it's probably Blose.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on June 03, 2014, 12:43:33 AM
I was sure I read somewhere that Nottingham born Richard Beckinsale was, in real life, a Villa fan and that is why his thespian daughter has a soft sot for us. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: OzVilla on June 03, 2014, 07:33:29 AM
I was sure I read somewhere that Nottingham born Richard Beckinsale was, in real life, a Villa fan and that is why his thespian daughter has a soft sot for us. 

Which is funny as I've got a soft spot for her.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Vancouver on June 11, 2014, 05:30:12 AM
Please let Kate be a Villa fan. after all, she is number one on my list basically because of that act. And the leather stuff...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Vancouver on June 11, 2014, 05:34:23 AM


I watched Sabbath at Download in 2012, Geezer had a Villa scarf thrown at him...he put it straight on....he's a proper fan.

Met Geezer in Portland airport after the friendly there. He travelled up from LA and was wearing a villa shirt.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on June 12, 2014, 10:41:37 AM
Add the current Italy manager Prandelli to the list of Villa fans. I hope by being at a game next season it is because he will be the manager after our multi billion £ takeover and buys the Italian back four, Balotelli and De Rossi.

Prandelli is a Villa fan
 (http://mobile.avfc.co.uk/default.aspx?s=news-display&aid=3873528)

Nice to see our Italian quotient of fans on the increase. However can someone tell me what the other bloke does for a job please, Head of Sports Integrity, what the fuck is that?

He stops us from spending money on players like Stephens Ireland, Warnock and other rotten apples.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on July 08, 2014, 05:36:35 PM
USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2014/07/07/oliver-phelps-harry-potter-top-10-destinations/12285903/)

Quote
10Best: Oliver Phelps' top destinations in the world

4. The Holte End, Villa Park, Birmingham, England

"Villa Park is home to my soccer team, Aston Villa FC, and the Holte End is part of the stadium – behind the goal – where every match day, there's lots of singing and chanting to get right behind the team. I once brought a friend of mine from Los Angeles over for a game and he said he had never experienced anything like it. There is no cheerleader or someone telling you what to sing. It just happens. Anyone can get a song or chant going. Soccer is a way of life in England…and standing in the Holte End singing at the top of my lungs is a feeling like no other."

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Louzie0 on July 08, 2014, 07:23:53 PM
He lists BMAG at no. 9, as well.
Excellent taste!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pat McMahon on July 08, 2014, 07:36:36 PM
Phelps sounds alright. Who is he?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: thick_mike on July 08, 2014, 07:53:41 PM
Google says he's a Weasley twin
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on July 08, 2014, 08:00:09 PM
Phelps sounds alright. Who is he?

Never heard of him. Looked him up on da Wiki. He's not been in anything I've ever seen. Looks like he's done Harry Potter stuff and little else yet.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 08, 2014, 08:40:45 PM
I saw him once or twice hovering over Row h on a broomstick
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on July 11, 2014, 11:34:12 PM
Marc Baylis, an actor who was/is in the TV program "Coronation Street".

Daily Heil (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2688672/Being-killers-sex-symbol-Corries-Marc-Baylis-bizarre-effect-murderous-storyline.html)
Quote
Football or rugby?

Football. I'm an Aston Villa fan and have been going to see them play since I was three.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 12, 2014, 05:39:01 AM
plays Rob Donovan the guy who killed Tina, the former glamour tart of the Cobbles!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 15, 2014, 08:11:09 AM
Good character, shame he'll be going when he gets caught for Tina's murder. They always get caught in Corrie.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 15, 2014, 10:29:54 AM
I think there is - and has to be - a moral code that all miscreants get their just desserts in soap operas. Baylis alluded to it himself in a recent interview, although he hoped the storyline  would play out a bit longer yet.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Bren'd on July 15, 2014, 01:30:57 PM
Marc Baylis, an actor who was/is in the TV program "Coronation Street".

Daily Heil (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2688672/Being-killers-sex-symbol-Corries-Marc-Baylis-bizarre-effect-murderous-storyline.html)
Quote
Football or rugby?

Football. I'm an Aston Villa fan and have been going to see them play since I was three.

Good Lad!

Just done an image check so I could work out which character he was.  There's pics of him holding a Villa Scarf on the set.  Undoubtedly one of the finest actors there is.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: St AustellAVFC on July 15, 2014, 02:06:26 PM
I'm sure I heard we lost 9-1 v County last night on corrie.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 15, 2014, 02:30:32 PM
you did and I did a play back a few times just to make sure. A sneaky writer's nod to Marc (especially as the name check came from his screen nemesis), or a general pisstake over how bad we are at the moment?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on July 17, 2014, 08:20:30 AM
Just watched this (http://youtu.be/BoNlKxnIrOs) and spotted Greg Hetson guitarist in Bad Religion and the Circle Jerks. Found one tweet where he mentions us. This possible celebrity fan will be of interest to Rancid Custard.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 17, 2014, 05:29:43 PM
Erdington born, John Oliver who hosts HBO's brilliant Last Week Tonight is a Villa fan. He also managed whilst working on The Daily Show to educate the beautiful Jessica Williams to become a fan. I'm sure Percy would fully approve.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave on July 17, 2014, 05:42:30 PM
Erdington born, John Oliver who hosts HBO's brilliant Last Week Tonight is a Villa fan.
No he isn't - he's a pretty dedicated and vocal Liverpool fan.

Not that that makes Last Week Tonight any less brilliant.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 17, 2014, 05:56:34 PM
Erdington born, John Oliver who hosts HBO's brilliant Last Week Tonight is a Villa fan.
No he isn't - he's a pretty dedicated and vocal Liverpool fan.

Not that that makes Last Week Tonight any less brilliant.

You're right, Dave. I only found a few links to him and Villa but looking now there are plenty with the Scousers. I'm more than prepared to lose him if we can keep Jessica Williams.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 17, 2014, 05:59:35 PM
Erdington born, John Oliver who hosts HBO's brilliant Last Week Tonight is a Villa fan.
No he isn't - he's a pretty dedicated and vocal Liverpool fan.

Not that that makes Last Week Tonight any less brilliant.

Does make it less brilliant in my opinion. I think he's pretty good in that but I reckon I'd enjoy it more knowing that he was one of the good guys.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: KevinGage on July 17, 2014, 06:09:12 PM
Erdington-born Liverpool fan?   Guess he's not that smart afterall.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 17, 2014, 06:30:44 PM
Erdington-born Liverpool fan?   Guess he's not that smart afterall.

Both his parents are Scousers. Guess he had no choice.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dekko on July 17, 2014, 06:58:54 PM
Just watched this (http://youtu.be/BoNlKxnIrOs) and spotted Greg Hetson guitarist in Bad Religion and the Circle Jerks. Found one tweet where he mentions us. This possible celebrity fan will be of interest to Rancid Custard.

This makes me very happy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on July 20, 2014, 08:27:07 AM
Just watched this (http://youtu.be/BoNlKxnIrOs) and spotted Greg Hetson guitarist in Bad Religion and the Circle Jerks. Found one tweet where he mentions us. This possible celebrity fan will be of interest to Rancid Custard.

This makes me very happy.
Me too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 21, 2014, 10:15:45 PM
I think there is - and has to be - a moral code that all miscreants get their just desserts in soap operas. Baylis alluded to it himself in a recent interview, although he hoped the storyline  would play out a bit longer yet.

It is a rule in Corrie. Not sure about the others but the writers and producers of the superior soap have mentioned it numerous times.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Lizz on July 21, 2014, 10:24:23 PM
Villa had a mention in Corrie the other night. Young Simon was playing a game on Xbox or something, and the other team were thrashing Villa. Sigh.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on July 22, 2014, 01:22:11 AM
I think there is - and has to be - a moral code that all miscreants get their just desserts in soap operas. Baylis alluded to it himself in a recent interview, although he hoped the storyline  would play out a bit longer yet.

It is a rule in Corrie. Not sure about the others but the writers and producers of the superior soap have mentioned it numerous times.

C.f. Deirdre Rachid (think she still had Samir's name) and the "Free The Weatherfield One" campaign that went "viral" after John Lindsay duped her in 1998.

Whatever about justice always being served in soaps I'd be surprised if a secret has ever been successfully kept between character and viewer on any of them.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on July 22, 2014, 08:02:20 PM
Villa had a mention in Corrie the other night. Young Simon was playing a game on Xbox or something, and the other team were thrashing Villa. Sigh.

The local team 'County'. Which reminds me that I haven't heard much about Walford Town lately. Since Arthur Fowler died nobody else seems to care about 'The Wallies'.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Smirker on July 22, 2014, 08:22:01 PM
Erdington-born Liverpool fan?   Guess he's not that smart afterall.

As said both his parents are scousers, if his dad is a Liverpool fan then don't see anything wrong with it to be honest.

Someone needs to send Mila Kunis a Villa shirt.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on July 22, 2014, 08:24:40 PM
Erdington-born Liverpool fan?   Guess he's not that smart afterall.

As said both his parents are scousers, if his dad is a Liverpool fan then don't see anything wrong with it to be honest.

Someone needs to send Mila Kunis a Villa shirt.

With a 'peephole bra' customization.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: amfy on July 22, 2014, 08:25:44 PM
Erdington-born Liverpool fan?   Guess he's not that smart afterall.

As said both his parents are scousers, if his dad is a Liverpool fan then don't see anything wrong with it to be honest.

Someone needs to send Mila Kunis a Villa shirt.

Didn't Scott Mills' sidekick talk her into supporting Watford?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Smirker on July 22, 2014, 08:31:45 PM
Didn't Scott Mills' sidekick talk her into supporting Watford?

She doesn't like yellow, asked if he could give her a purple or blue shirt instead  8).
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 28, 2014, 11:32:53 PM
Steve Stride ‏@StrideSteve  15m
At the Symphony Hall tonight the legendary Burt Bacharach said 'I'll be rootin' for Aston Villa next season.'
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 28, 2014, 11:41:19 PM
Steve Stride ‏@StrideSteve  15m
At the Symphony Hall tonight the legendary Burt Bacharach said 'I'll be rootin' for Aston Villa next season.'

Now he would be a celebrity fan to be proud of.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: peter w on July 28, 2014, 11:49:41 PM
Well with all respect to the Harry Potter lad but this the kind of celebrity Villa fan that I want to read about.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on July 29, 2014, 08:31:13 AM
Steve Stride ‏@StrideSteve  15m
At the Symphony Hall tonight the legendary Burt Bacharach said 'I'll be rootin' for Aston Villa next season.'
After saying that I hope he played this..........
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on August 27, 2014, 11:32:30 AM
Nice to see Chris Woakes is doing reasonably well in his job. :)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on August 27, 2014, 11:43:26 AM
An old pic that's now topical

(http://www.avfc.co.uk/javaImages/91/5e/0,,10265~12344977,00.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AV82EC on August 27, 2014, 07:24:00 PM
An old pic that's now topical

(http://www.avfc.co.uk/javaImages/91/5e/0,,10265~12344977,00.jpg)

I realise it may make me seem a numptie but who's the fella on the right?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on August 27, 2014, 07:29:29 PM
a captain beefhart look-a-like, if you squint
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Left Side on August 27, 2014, 08:56:37 PM
I thought it was Jim McDonald from Corrie!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on August 29, 2014, 08:44:22 AM
you're right must have had one too many, although it is a bit like the captain if you imagine the geezer with black hair.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2014, 09:34:37 AM
An old pic that's now topical

(http://www.avfc.co.uk/javaImages/91/5e/0,,10265~12344977,00.jpg)

I realise it may make me seem a numptie but who's the fella on the right?

I have no clue either but didn't like to ask in case it was some Villa legend from the seventies/eighties that I should know about but don't.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: joe_c on August 29, 2014, 10:46:03 AM
Is it Del Palmer?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: thick_mike on August 29, 2014, 10:48:45 AM
It's Frank Worthington showing his true colours!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on August 29, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
nice, but too much timber and hair to be Frank
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on August 29, 2014, 11:35:16 AM
An old pic that's now topical

(http://www.avfc.co.uk/javaImages/91/5e/0,,10265~12344977,00.jpg)

I realise it may make me seem a numptie but who's the fella on the right?

I have no clue either but didn't like to ask in case it was some Villa legend from the seventies/eighties that I should know about but don't.


I think that's her hubby
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on August 29, 2014, 11:49:23 AM
I think that's her hubby

No, I'm pretty sure that its her former partner Del Palmer. He was featured in the Beeb doc last week

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/10714151/In-pictures-A-look-back-at-Kate-Bushs-career-after-announcing-tour-dates.html?frame=2859326

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: rob_bridge on August 29, 2014, 12:20:28 PM
Is Zoe Ball a Man City fan yet?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on August 29, 2014, 12:40:14 PM
love Zoe so if she is I'll forgive her. Should have got the main SCD gig instead of Winklepicker.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on August 31, 2014, 07:02:42 PM
We can add Samuel Anderson, who plays Danny Pink in Doctor Who, to the list.

10 Things You Should Know About New 'Doctor Who' Star Samuel Anderson (http://www.fashionnstyle.com/articles/24907/20140830/10-things-you-should-know-about-new-doctor-who-star-samuel-anderson.htm)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: aev on September 06, 2014, 09:46:09 AM
Reading another thread I think Andy McNab is one of our own.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on September 08, 2014, 11:03:00 AM
Looks like another Royal Villa babby is about to become another burden on the welfare state.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on September 08, 2014, 11:07:44 AM
If the Queen can spend a fortune on race horses, why can't Wills spend a fortune on the Villa. Instead of tracking Randy's plane we could track Wills chopper. Which seems to be in fine working order judging by the amount of time it has taken him to magic up two Villa fans so soon after getting married.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2014, 02:58:32 PM
Looks like another Royal Villa babby is about to become another burden on the welfare state.

Not if Will's cousin-in-law Mike has any say in the matter

Having got the third in line to the throne a Gloucester Rugby shirt as a gift, Tindall – who was born in Leeds – told the presenter he would get the new prince or princess a Leeds United shirt.  (http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Gloucester-Rugby-centre-Mike-Tindall-hints-new/story-22893022-detail/story.html)


Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 08, 2014, 03:43:34 PM
Looks like another Royal Villa babby is about to become another burden on the welfare state.

Not if Will's cousin-in-law Mike has any say in the matter


A phrase I've not heard outside of Wales! And, surely, no chance of imparting influence.

My old man's dad's sister's daughter's husband said......
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on September 08, 2014, 06:46:54 PM
I didn't know that was a a Welsh term., it just seemed a logical way to describe how they're related.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on April 18, 2015, 09:51:10 PM
I have the definitive on the 'who did Alan Smith (the gooner) support' as a lad

heard him say on my sons FIFA 14 game that he was from Birmingham and his dad supported Villa,
and he was also claret and Blue when growing up

I know your all going to say you knew that, but its the first time I've heard him show any allegiance, even if it was on a virtual football game I still believe him
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: silhillvilla on April 18, 2015, 10:03:46 PM
Common knowledge.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on April 18, 2015, 10:06:12 PM
Common knowledge.

balls, I thought I was delivering breaking news
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Deano's Mullet on April 18, 2015, 10:11:38 PM
I have the definitive on the 'who did Alan Smith (the gooner) support' as a lad

heard him say on my sons FIFA 14 game that he was from Birmingham and his dad supported Villa,
and he was also claret and Blue when growing up

This is true. Its mentioned on Fifa 12 too. I thought he was from Bromsgrove though.

I know your all going to say you knew that, but its the first time I've heard him show any allegiance, even if it was on a virtual football game I still believe him
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Exeter 77 on April 18, 2015, 10:18:04 PM
Alan Smith lived in Hollywood opposite my secondary school when he played for Alvechurch and just after he moved to Leicester apparently.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on April 18, 2015, 10:53:57 PM
i remember Smith claiming his Villa allegiance from way back when he was at Leicester. He's never hidden it.   
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on April 18, 2015, 10:58:12 PM
i remember Smith claiming his Villa allegiance from way back when he was at Leicester. He's never hidden it.   

maybe,
 but I remember him commentating on a match and the co comentator tried to tie him down on who he supported as a lad between Villa and Blues, and he refused to answer and would not say
so he definitely hid it that time

which is the only time I've heard him and the reason I posted what I thought was a big revalation never the less he hasn't always been so forthcoming as you said
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Nev on April 25, 2015, 09:40:01 AM
&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

No further questions m'lud.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: peter w on April 25, 2015, 09:54:29 AM
Ha ha the twat. I actually don't blame him for this because you can see he's reading a prepared script. That he coughed immediately afterwards shows that he knows that he has just someone else's words and that he didn't agree with it. Common trait in behaviourism, if something is said that you don't agree with you cover your mouth like children do when lying - its learnt throughout life to the point where an adult will maybe put one finger over their lips when saying something that is either untrue or that they don't believe in. In this instance he's reading the words without thinking about what is being said and as soon as he realises some numpty has written West Ham he involuntary coughed as if to bring the words back up. Its a a subconscious gag reflex. if anything it proves that he is more Villa than not in his own (pretend) way.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: thick_mike on April 25, 2015, 10:40:53 AM
Oh dear...pollock!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on April 25, 2015, 11:32:09 AM
Lost my vote now Dave
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: supertom on April 25, 2015, 11:45:31 AM
Lost my vote now Dave
Well, he never had mine in the first place, but he's got no chance of getting it now.

Mind you...the Hammers are welcome to him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: supertom on April 25, 2015, 11:47:00 AM
Ha ha the twat. I actually don't blame him for this because you can see he's reading a prepared script. That he coughed immediately afterwards shows that he knows that he has just someone else's words and that he didn't agree with it. Common trait in behaviourism, if something is said that you don't agree with you cover your mouth like children do when lying - its learnt throughout life to the point where an adult will maybe put one finger over their lips when saying something that is either untrue or that they don't believe in. In this instance he's reading the words without thinking about what is being said and as soon as he realises some numpty has written West Ham he involuntary coughed as if to bring the words back up. Its a a subconscious gag reflex. if anything it proves that he is more Villa than not in his own (pretend) way.
It makes you wonder just why we vote for these pillocks if the vast majority of the time they're just relaying something that's been "crafted" for them by members of their staff.

Sooty for PM!!!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Risso on April 25, 2015, 11:47:46 AM
Oh dear.  He should have gone on A Thick Of It rstyle ant.  "West Ham, West Fucking Ham, what c*** wrote that, I'll have his bollocks on toast, the kit-stealing twat!"  Only way to claw back a shred of credibility.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villabear on April 25, 2015, 12:29:15 PM
I've just tweeted Cameron to ask him if I can have his final tkt.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Ron Manager on April 25, 2015, 12:44:12 PM
i remember Smith claiming his Villa allegiance from way back when he was at Leicester. He's never hidden it.

When he played for Alvechurch  he was always talking about the Villa in the clubhouse. Nobody thought he would get as far as he did in the game . We all thought John Mason would though. But an injury finished him progressing towards the top level.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on December 22, 2015, 04:55:13 PM
I noticed that Lenny Henry was pictured at the Bitters match on Saturday, cant mind him ever declaring an allegience before.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on December 22, 2015, 05:38:37 PM
That Helen George is a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on December 22, 2015, 05:44:23 PM
I noticed that Lenny Henry was pictured at the Bitters match on Saturday, cant mind him ever declaring an allegience before.

From the Grauniad Fiver dated 3/8/99.

Quote

LITTLE MAN, BIG JOB

After guiding Stoke to a lofty eighth in the Second Division last season, Brian Little was always going to be in demand. But who would be lucky enough to hire the man who walked out on the Potters in June? Step forward West Bromwich Albion of the First Division, perennial underachievers and deadly rivals of Aston Villa.

Little used to manage Aston Villa, you know. Not that the experience will in any way effect his tenure at the Hawthorns. "Trying to get a team into the Premiership is effectively more of a challenge than managing a Premiership club," Brian promised today, rejecting suggestions that he'd rather manage a team in the Champions League. "It is trying to win promotion that really appeals to me," he said.

Convinced? Neither is the Fiver, but before West Brom head into a new and presumably fruitless season, here are five specially prepared Baggies facts for Brian to read and memorise.

1) Eric Clapton wore an Albion scarf on the sleeve of his album Backless. When approached by the club for financial aid he released a statement claiming he "had no specific interest in football or West Brom in particular".

2) Big Ron Atkinson resigned as manager. Twice.

3) Fan Lenny Henry worked an anti-Aston Villa line into his hilarious spoof of Michael Jackson's Thriller video. ("They look like they're fans of Aston Villa," sang Lenny as a bunch of zombies romped around him.)

4) Shares trade at 10,500p a time.

5) The West Bromwich Building Society runs an Albion Premier Saver Account. When the Fiver checked this afternoon, there had been no sudden rush on accounts.

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Post by: brian green on December 22, 2015, 06:16:37 PM
On the infamous day when I copped it for saying I had been on the road for 14 hours, the third leg if my oddyssey was to SE17 to drop off number 2 son for a dinner party at his house. I left just as the guests arrived at the front door and pretended to be the butler going off duty. I think one of them was Skinner. I am worried about the company my son keeps. Damon sticks by and large to Coronation St actors.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Ron Manager on December 23, 2015, 08:05:18 AM
On the infamous day when I copped it for saying I had been on the road for 14 hours, the third leg if my oddyssey was to SE17 to drop off number 2 son for a dinner party at his house. I left just as the guests arrived at the front door and pretended to be the butler going off duty. I think one of them was Skinner. I am worried about the company my son keeps. Damon sticks by and large to Coronation St actors.

Dennis Skinner?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: brian green on December 23, 2015, 08:35:14 AM
Dennis is in my daughter's hard left milieu.  Stripey Skinner's wife has a baby same age as my new granddaughter and they all meet up to swap nappy gossip.  Not sure it was him in the vastness of my son's baronial hall but it was a skinny, cadaverous middle aged bloke with a Smethwick accent.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: johnny from donny on December 27, 2015, 08:23:46 PM
I noticed that Lenny Henry was pictured at the Bitters match on Saturday, cant mind him ever declaring an allegience before.

I remember a tv programme a few years back with Lenny Henry that showed him going to a West Brom game, been going since he was a kid apparently.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on December 27, 2015, 08:30:34 PM
I noticed that Lenny Henry was pictured at the Bitters match on Saturday, cant mind him ever declaring an allegience before.

I remember a tv programme a few years back with Lenny Henry that showed him going to a West Brom game, been going since he was a kid apparently.



I have heard that that Lenny was an Albion fan but I always thought it was more an allegiance to the club rather than active support. Unlike Eric Clapton who hasn't missed a game in forty years or Adrian Chiles and Frank Skinner who have never missed a live televised game where they could be shown on camera.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: FrankyH on December 27, 2015, 08:39:41 PM
I remember seeing him on a chat show in the 90's and he said he was following Crystal Palace as they had a lot of Black players.
I was born a Villa supporter and will die a Villa supporter regardless of the race ,creed ,colour or religion of any of our players.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: brian green on December 28, 2015, 09:12:56 AM
Me too but I think Charlie N'Zogbia's suits exempt him from normal society.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on December 28, 2015, 07:41:46 PM
unless by normal you mean being trapped forever inside a botanical garden
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave P on February 09, 2016, 09:31:08 PM
A bizarre one as Wayne Rooney tweets a picture of his two eldest kids making pancakes with one of them in a Villa shirt.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CazWoFMWcAANXnL.jpg)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on February 10, 2016, 12:20:48 AM
A bizarre one as Wayne Rooney tweets a picture of his two eldest kids making pancakes with one of them in a Villa shirt.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CazWoFMWcAANXnL.jpg)

It's probably just one of those shirts you don't give a shit about and decorate in.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 10, 2016, 12:34:33 AM
Players often swap shirts after games. It's obviously Bannan's.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Hillbilly on February 10, 2016, 12:59:41 AM
Don't think much of their taste in kitchen units.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on February 10, 2016, 05:17:58 AM
why does that surprise you? All there appliances have come from naff
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Hillbilly on February 10, 2016, 08:40:47 AM
why does that surprise you? All there appliances have come from naff
Well played sir. Well played.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Jon Crofts on February 10, 2016, 08:46:27 AM
Don't think much of their taste in kitchen units.

Goffik innit.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: aev on February 10, 2016, 09:02:24 AM
Don't think much of their taste in kitchen units.

That must be where she nutri bulleted the placenta.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on February 10, 2016, 09:19:02 AM
My brother tweeted Greg Hetson about him wearing a Villa shirt in some promo pictures for Bad Religion in the 90's.  He said it was because they a had a crew from Birmingham.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: itbrvilla on February 10, 2016, 09:19:55 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GregHetson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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Post by: PeterWithe on February 10, 2016, 09:37:38 AM
Don't think much of their taste in kitchen units.

I'm sure I remember reading that the kitchen replacement cost £175k
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on February 10, 2016, 11:18:41 AM
A bizarre one as Wayne Rooney tweets a picture of his two eldest kids making pancakes with one of them in a Villa shirt.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CazWoFMWcAANXnL.jpg)
Those mosaic tiles in the cooker alcove are so 1960's, that's the sort of handiwork my dad used to carry out back then.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chris Jameson on February 10, 2016, 12:33:10 PM
I gave three members of The Goats Villa shirts and two of them wore them on stage at a hometown gig in Philadelphia, sadly I don't have photographic evidence. Maxx from the band has a cousin who played against Villa at the NIA in an indoor match, bizarrely it was him who told me Villa had signed Milosevic as we were on a day off somewhere in Switzerland.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Diablo on February 10, 2016, 02:52:40 PM
A bizarre one as Wayne Rooney tweets a picture of his two eldest kids making pancakes with one of them in a Villa shirt.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CazWoFMWcAANXnL.jpg)
Those mosaic tiles in the cooker alcove are so 1960's, that's the sort of handiwork my dad used to carry out back then.

Well I suppose we need all the help we can get http://www.xxxx.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-photo-shows-wayne-10866652
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2016, 04:05:32 PM
So as others don't have to click the Mail link. Written by Kendrick, it's full of love for Manure. Including a pic of Rooney scoring against us.

Quote
Manchester United and England hero Wayne Rooney has tweeted a photograph of his son Kai - wearing an Aston Villa shirt!

Despite his dad being a world famous favourite of the Old Trafford title chasers, Kai is pictured wearing the claret and blue of relegation-threatened Villa.

Rooney junior's unlikely allegiance towards the Premier League's bottom club was revealed on a photograph posted by the United striker on Twitter last night.

The England captain, tweeting from his official @WayneRooney account showed Kai and brother Klay celebrating pancake day.

While Klay is wearing a Gruffalo apron, Kai is beaming at the camera in a Villa replica top.

Now if you can just persuade your dad to do likewise please!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cheltenhamlion on February 10, 2016, 06:34:24 PM
Fair play to Mat.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: django on February 10, 2016, 09:00:16 PM
I gave three members of The Goats Villa shirts and two of them wore them on stage at a hometown gig in Philadelphia, sadly I don't have photographic evidence. Maxx from the band has a cousin who played against Villa at the NIA in an indoor match, bizarrely it was him who told me Villa had signed Milosevic as we were on a day off somewhere in Switzerland.

Ha that's brilliant for its randomness. Love it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 09, 2016, 12:53:05 PM
Grand National winning jockey Leighton Aspell is one of us. Was just on telly talking about when we used to be good.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Gregorys Boy on April 09, 2016, 12:56:33 PM
What's that Tom Hanks has now been spotted with a Foxes shirt?  That turn coat! ::)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on April 09, 2016, 01:19:58 PM
Grand National winning jockey Leighton Aspell is one of us. Was just on telly talking about when we used to be good.
And he's forecast 0-0 today. He obviously has more faith than most of us.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on April 20, 2016, 09:06:26 PM
Sky did a gushing interview with Prince William today, it's the headline on all their news bulletins, and he's wearing a claret and blue shirt/tie combo. The bald headed leach.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 20, 2016, 09:11:21 PM
Sky did a gushing interview with Prince William today, it's the headline on all their news bulletins, and he's wearing a claret and blue shirt/tie combo. The bald headed leach.

He was probably humming the Randy Lerner out song as well under his breath without knowing it. It happens to the best of us.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: gnrpoison on May 24, 2016, 08:12:41 PM
Don't know if he is classed as a celebrity but this guy is one of us http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-24/napalm-death-barney-greenway-download-2016
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on May 24, 2016, 08:43:23 PM
Good old Barney. Always used to buy a fanzine off me when I worked in Trinity Road.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Smirker on May 24, 2016, 09:35:06 PM
Don't know if he is classed as a celebrity but this guy is one of us http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-24/napalm-death-barney-greenway-download-2016

Napalm Death, of course he is. They are big in the game.  8)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villa in Denmark on May 24, 2016, 11:17:07 PM
Barney Greenway is an all round good egg, as evidenced by

Napalm Death's Barney Greenway urges metal fan President Widodo to show mercy to British death row grandmother Lindsay Sandiford (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/napalm-deaths-barney-greenway-urges-metal-fan-president-widodo-to-show-mercy-to-british-death-row-10020504.html)

and

NAPALM DEATH'S MARK "BARNEY" GREENWAY ON WHY HE'S FIGHTING TO SAVE THE LIVES OF AUSTRALIAN NATIONALS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN INDONESIA (http://noisey.vice.com/blog/barney-greenway-indonesia)

And who knew the president of Indonesia was a death metal fan?

As an aside you've got to love the fact that a band Napalm Death originally had  a guitarist called Oppenheimer
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: peter w on May 25, 2016, 09:30:53 AM
Christ ViD - I don't give two shits about his excellent record in fighting to save lives in Indonesia of convicted drugs mules. Where does he stand on the Tony Xia debate?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villa in Denmark on May 25, 2016, 09:34:43 AM
He'll let us know as soon as he personally delivers Xia's signed Greatest Hits compilation and a couple of  t-shirts.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Witton Warrior on May 25, 2016, 12:41:44 PM
We need more Grindcore on threads!!!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: stuart r on July 06, 2016, 03:37:47 PM
Dudley Labour MP Ian Austin who shouted "Sit down and shut up" to Jeremy Corbyn today is a Villa fan.

https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-told-to-sit-down-and-shut-up-in-commons-as-he-criticises-iraq-war-after-publication-of-a7122871.html

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Post by: dave.woodhall on July 06, 2016, 05:06:27 PM
Dudley Labour MP Ian Austin who shouted "Sit down and shut up" to Jeremy Corbyn today is a Villa fan.

https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-told-to-sit-down-and-shut-up-in-commons-as-he-criticises-iraq-war-after-publication-of-a7122871.html



The same Ian Austin who complained about Nigel Kennedy at the Proms. Ian Austin, as far as I know, has never been seen at an away match.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on July 06, 2016, 05:08:20 PM
Dudley Labour MP Ian Austin who shouted "Sit down and shut up" to Jeremy Corbyn today is a Villa fan.

https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-told-to-sit-down-and-shut-up-in-commons-as-he-criticises-iraq-war-after-publication-of-a7122871.html



The same Ian Austin who complained about Nigel Kennedy at the Proms. Ian Austin, as far as I know, has never been seen at an away match.

Not like Dave Cameron and Tom Hanks.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dcdavecollett on July 06, 2016, 05:18:34 PM
I presume Austin will be a Blairite if he doesn't like criticism of his hero's war crimes?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 07, 2016, 08:21:38 AM
I presume Austin will be a Blairite if he doesn't like criticism of his hero's war crimes?

He certainly is, his Twitter feed confirms that.
Mind you it was quite funny yesterday when he denied voting against the Iraq War enquiry and then someone posted his official voting record where he voted against it on all three occasions. Funnily enough he deleted that Tweet shortly after.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: robbo1874 on July 07, 2016, 08:36:00 AM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?
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Post by: mr underhill on July 07, 2016, 08:46:03 AM
shades of Ian Lavender?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on July 07, 2016, 09:20:04 AM
Dudley Labour MP Ian Austin who shouted "Sit down and shut up" to Jeremy Corbyn today is a Villa fan.

https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-told-to-sit-down-and-shut-up-in-commons-as-he-criticises-iraq-war-after-publication-of-a7122871.html



The same Ian Austin who complained about Nigel Kennedy at the Proms. Ian Austin, as far as I know, has never been seen at an away match.

Not like Dave Cameron and Tom Hanks.

I once saw Floella Benjamin smashing up the toilets at St Andrews.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on July 07, 2016, 09:33:26 AM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 07, 2016, 11:07:41 AM
The writer's of Cuckoo are both Brummies so there's a chance.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 07, 2016, 11:08:44 AM
Dudley Labour MP Ian Austin who shouted "Sit down and shut up" to Jeremy Corbyn today is a Villa fan.

https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-told-to-sit-down-and-shut-up-in-commons-as-he-criticises-iraq-war-after-publication-of-a7122871.html



The same Ian Austin who complained about Nigel Kennedy at the Proms. Ian Austin, as far as I know, has never been seen at an away match.

Not like Dave Cameron and Tom Hanks.

Neither of who have ever criticised a genuine supporter who just happens to be famous.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on July 07, 2016, 02:50:09 PM
Dudley Labour MP Ian Austin who shouted "Sit down and shut up" to Jeremy Corbyn today is a Villa fan.

https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-told-to-sit-down-and-shut-up-in-commons-as-he-criticises-iraq-war-after-publication-of-a7122871.html



The same Ian Austin who complained about Nigel Kennedy at the Proms. Ian Austin, as far as I know, has never been seen at an away match.

Not like Dave Cameron and Tom Hanks.

Neither of who have ever criticised a genuine supporter who just happens to be famous.

Err... I was just being light hearted about Dave and Tom.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: sid1964 on July 07, 2016, 03:01:36 PM
Ian Austin is our Local MP, and he is a really good guy

Has helped us with a couple of issues, I have nothing but praise for him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chris Jameson on July 07, 2016, 03:12:56 PM
Ian Austin is our Local MP, and he is a really good guy

Has helped us with a couple of issues, I have nothing but praise for him.

He made a bit of a dick of himself yesterday though and didn't help with some of his comments on Twitter.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 07, 2016, 05:10:22 PM
Ian Austin is our Local MP, and he is a really good guy

Has helped us with a couple of issues, I have nothing but praise for him.

A lot of MPs can be excellent constituency MPs but clueless when trying to wade into the bigger arguments about party politics, and I really think they need a real-life Malcolm Tucker to threaten to "stick it up their Twitter with a lubricated horse cock" when they think that going on social media is a good idea.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: sid1964 on July 08, 2016, 11:13:22 AM
Next time I have a meeting with Ian, I will tell him to stop the social media stuff

Don't know why, but I honestly thought he was an Albion fan, although I have never spoken to him about football
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dave Cooper please on July 08, 2016, 11:59:05 AM
I follow him on Twitter and I think he follows me, don't tell him to stop, just maybe take a minute to think and reread before pressing send!
His comment about not voting against the Iraq enquiry when it's in open record that he did so on several occasions was particularly ill advised.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dcdavecollett on July 09, 2016, 04:25:52 PM
So, nice guy, or, alternatively, lying Blairite apologist for war crimes?

Hmmmmmm...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Diablo on July 09, 2016, 04:40:02 PM
So, nice guy, or, alternatively, lying Blairite apologist for war crimes?

Hmmmmmm...

Hahaha!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: wittonwarrior on July 09, 2016, 05:34:23 PM
Bernard from Skint - scenes were shot in the series of inside pubs in Witton.  Is Bernard from Erdington and is he is a Villa fan?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Jimbo on July 09, 2016, 11:37:22 PM
Bernard from Skint - scenes were shot in the series of inside pubs in Witton.  Is Bernard from Erdington and is he is a Villa fan?

Vernon, you mean? I think he originally wore a Villa hat on skint, but in some episodes he wore a Man Utd hat, so I was under the impression he was a fan of hats rather than football clubs. However, I saw him in Erdington selling the Big Issue some years back. I bought a copy and had a chat, and he said he was Villa. To be honest, I think he'd have said anything I wanted him to if I bought another Big Issue off him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 10, 2016, 06:59:20 AM
villa fan fickle? never.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Stirchley Villain on July 10, 2016, 07:25:28 AM
Next time I have a meeting with Ian, I will tell him to stop the social media stuff

Don't know why, but I honestly thought he was an Albion fan, although I have never spoken to him about football

The noise from that name drop woke up half of Birmingham...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 10, 2016, 10:06:12 AM
villa fan fickle? never.

All football fans are fickle, it goes with the territory. God knows why you're implying it's a 'Villa thing'.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 10, 2016, 11:37:13 AM
I wasn't - it was irony, as we do have a reputation for it, deserved or not. Lighten up.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 10, 2016, 11:40:43 AM
I wasn't - it was irony, as we do have a reputation for it, deserved or not. Lighten up.

No we don't, well no more than fans of any other club anyway. Again, I don't know why you think we do.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Witton Warrior on July 10, 2016, 12:29:46 PM
I wasn't - it was irony, as we do have a reputation for it, deserved or not. Lighten up.

No we don't, well no more than fans of any other club anyway. Again, I don't know why you think we do.

a reference to something DOL said? I always chuck it at my Olbiun acquaintances about how we are so fickle we sell out away games...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on July 10, 2016, 12:33:21 PM
exactly that to which I was referring.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: godzvilla on July 14, 2016, 01:21:53 PM
I´ve no doubt this will bring the usual spate of ( anti-Tory ) derision but, apparently our new Prime Minister´s " top advisor , Nick Timothy , is a Villa fan and genuine one , at that.

"Mr Timothy wrote: “Support for a football club is about so much more than following the results of a team that plays a sport you enjoy. It is something that is passed down from grandparents and parents to children.

“It is about taking pride in your home town or city, as anybody who has been to a cup final at Wembley – with half the stadium taken up by singing Brummies and the other half taken up by noisy Liverpudlians or Mancunians or Londoners – will tell you. With a grand old club like mine, it is about the beauty and history of our red-brick ground, Villa Park (and yes, it is an old-fashioned ground, not a stadium).

“For an exile living in London like me, it is about hearing the collective Brummie accent as the Holte End, our magnificent terrace-turned-stand, sings with pride, passion and humour.

“It is about the lump in the throat I still feel every time I sing “Holte Enders in the Sky”, and think of my late Nan and Granddad.”


I always makes me feel good when someone of stature , in whatever profession, writes about us with that sort of passion and pride, good too that we have a Brummie at the top table.....Godzvilla!

see:
http://www.xxxx.co.uk/news/midlands-news/theresa-mays-top-advisor-brummie-11613394?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: sid1964 on July 14, 2016, 01:52:33 PM
Mr Timothy, that is fantastic!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on July 14, 2016, 02:27:55 PM
What was the name of the Home Secretary who was a fan, maybe under Blair or Brown?  I think she had to go when her husband claimed the cost of a jazz mag on her expenses.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chris Jameson on July 14, 2016, 02:43:02 PM
Jacqui Smith?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on July 14, 2016, 02:44:44 PM
That's her, season ticket holder I recall.

Ta
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on July 14, 2016, 03:18:34 PM
That's her, season ticket holder I recall.

Ta

And caused no end of security problems when she insisted on still sitting with the proles.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 14, 2016, 03:44:24 PM
I'd do the same I reckon.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on July 14, 2016, 04:05:41 PM
I'd do the same I reckon.

Yeah, same here, Id just say they were political magazines for research purposes on the claim though.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on July 14, 2016, 04:17:44 PM
I'd do the same I reckon.

Yeah me too, especially after what happened to Jo Cox.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 14, 2016, 04:20:45 PM
I'd do the same I reckon.

Yeah, same here, Id just say they were political magazines for research purposes on the claim though.

Ha!

I'd do the same I reckon.

Yeah me too, especially after what happened to Jo Cox.

Not ha.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: DeKuip on August 23, 2016, 06:32:34 PM
Pete Way, ex-UFO, in an interview with Classic Rock mag after his recent heart attack..

“The only thing I ever worry about is Aston Villa. [Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season after an abysmal campaign.]

“I blame them for this, hahaha. They’ve caused me so much misery over the years - but I can’t let ‘em go, can I? They’re my team.

“I still go to see them. I’m going up next week. I ignore everything else. I shrug it off. I don't let anything bother me. The only thing I take notice of, the only thing that bothers me, is Villa.”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview (http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 23, 2016, 07:17:55 PM
Pete Way, ex-UFO, in an interview with Classic Rock mag after his recent heart attack..

“The only thing I ever worry about is Aston Villa. [Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season after an abysmal campaign.]

“I blame them for this, hahaha. They’ve caused me so much misery over the years - but I can’t let ‘em go, can I? They’re my team.

“I still go to see them. I’m going up next week. I ignore everything else. I shrug it off. I don't let anything bother me. The only thing I take notice of, the only thing that bothers me, is Villa.”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview (http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview)

That's great. My mate Fleago used to like them for some unfathomable reason and occasionally made me listen to their 'songs'.

I like them now too.

*only joking.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Nev on August 23, 2016, 08:47:19 PM
I love 'em.

The pinnacle of blues based heavy rock from the 70's, and singer Phil Mogg has got a great voice.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 23, 2016, 10:59:29 PM
Pete Way, ex-UFO, in an interview with Classic Rock mag after his recent heart attack..

“The only thing I ever worry about is Aston Villa. [Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season after an abysmal campaign.]

“I blame them for this, hahaha. They’ve caused me so much misery over the years - but I can’t let ‘em go, can I? They’re my team.

“I still go to see them. I’m going up next week. I ignore everything else. I shrug it off. I don't let anything bother me. The only thing I take notice of, the only thing that bothers me, is Villa.”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview (http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview)

That's great. My mate Fleago used to like them for some unfathomable reason and occasionally made me listen to their 'songs'.

I like them now too.

*only joking.

I used to see Pete Way around all the time. Dad was a mate of his. He has pissed so much money up walls.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 23, 2016, 11:02:47 PM
Pete Way, ex-UFO, in an interview with Classic Rock mag after his recent heart attack..

“The only thing I ever worry about is Aston Villa. [Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season after an abysmal campaign.]

“I blame them for this, hahaha. They’ve caused me so much misery over the years - but I can’t let ‘em go, can I? They’re my team.

“I still go to see them. I’m going up next week. I ignore everything else. I shrug it off. I don't let anything bother me. The only thing I take notice of, the only thing that bothers me, is Villa.”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview (http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview)

That's great. My mate Fleago used to like them for some unfathomable reason and occasionally made me listen to their 'songs'.

I like them now too.

*only joking.

I used to see Pete Way around all the time. Dad was a mate of his. He has pissed so much money up walls.
It wasn't for fun he called his solo band Waysted apparently. I'm just too young to have been going to gigs when he first left UFO, but from those I used to work with who are a couple of years older, it was the most appropriate name for a band.

Unless Justin Beiber starts touring under the iamawanker.com moniker.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 24, 2016, 12:56:05 AM
Pete Way, ex-UFO, in an interview with Classic Rock mag after his recent heart attack..

“The only thing I ever worry about is Aston Villa. [Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season after an abysmal campaign.]

“I blame them for this, hahaha. They’ve caused me so much misery over the years - but I can’t let ‘em go, can I? They’re my team.

“I still go to see them. I’m going up next week. I ignore everything else. I shrug it off. I don't let anything bother me. The only thing I take notice of, the only thing that bothers me, is Villa.”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview (http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview)

That's great. My mate Fleago used to like them for some unfathomable reason and occasionally made me listen to their 'songs'.

I like them now too.

*only joking.

I used to see Pete Way around all the time. Dad was a mate of his. He has pissed so much money up walls.
It wasn't for fun he called his solo band Waysted apparently. I'm just too young to have been going to gigs when he first left UFO, but from those I used to work with who are a couple of years older, it was the most appropriate name for a band.

Unless Justin Beiber starts touring under the iamawanker.com moniker.

The amount of names for Beiber running through my head now simply isn't healthy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pete on August 24, 2016, 10:45:13 AM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AGRIPPA on August 24, 2016, 12:37:23 PM
I love 'em.

The pinnacle of blues based heavy rock from the 70's, and singer Phil Mogg has got a great voice.

Playing Leamington in November...I will be there
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AGRIPPA on August 24, 2016, 12:40:02 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



was that the gig when Girl supported?? (you're first gig)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: in exile on August 24, 2016, 12:46:04 PM
Saw Girl support KISS at Stafford in 1980
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on August 24, 2016, 01:30:56 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



I was at a couple of Scorpions gigs when Michael Schenker guested for a few songs. The support act was Uli-Jon Roth's band, so it was a Scorps guitarist reunion

My favourite Hard Rock / Metal band
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AGRIPPA on August 24, 2016, 01:43:59 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K78vRR4qg64[/youtub



I was at a couple of Scorpions gigs when Michael Schenker guested for a few songs. The support act was Uli-Jon Roth's band, so it was a Scorps guitarist reunion

My favourite Hard Rock / Meta band

At Wolves Civic Hall? I felt sorry for Matthias Jabs that night
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: UK Redsox on August 24, 2016, 01:46:53 PM

At Wolves Civic Hall? I felt sorry for Matthias Jabs that night

Yep. I saw them two nights running

http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=26608.msg937044;topicseen#msg937044
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AGRIPPA on August 24, 2016, 01:54:50 PM

At Wolves Civic Hall? I felt sorry for Matthias Jabs that night

Yep. I saw them two nights running

http://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=26608.msg937044;topicseen#msg937044

Fantastic gig.... only got there for Uli Jon Roths last song of the support set though....
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Stirchley Villain on August 24, 2016, 02:06:23 PM
Pete Way, ex-UFO, in an interview with Classic Rock mag after his recent heart attack..

“The only thing I ever worry about is Aston Villa. [Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season after an abysmal campaign.]

“I blame them for this, hahaha. They’ve caused me so much misery over the years - but I can’t let ‘em go, can I? They’re my team.

“I still go to see them. I’m going up next week. I ignore everything else. I shrug it off. I don't let anything bother me. The only thing I take notice of, the only thing that bothers me, is Villa.”

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview (http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-23/pete-way-ufo-heart-attack-interview)

That's great. My mate Fleago used to like them for some unfathomable reason and occasionally made me listen to their 'songs'.

I like them now too.

*only joking.

I never knew Way was a Villa fan. They were the first band I ever saw. They lived in Birmingham for a while in the 80's and a couple of my old school band mates played with them on and off. I'm surprised Way is a Villa fan though, especially being from Down South.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Stirchley Villain on August 24, 2016, 02:07:28 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



That was mine too! The Mechanix tour?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on August 24, 2016, 02:16:35 PM
Never heard of him but I'll wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: sirlordbaltimore on August 24, 2016, 03:05:35 PM


Bass God. Get well soon Pete
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pete on August 24, 2016, 03:43:13 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



was that the gig when Girl supported?? (you're first gig)

I think it was. Dreadful band, Girl, I still have their album though. I can't for the life of me recall who supported in 81 and 82 though. 81 might have been Iron Maiden? Or maybe Def Leppard?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pete on August 24, 2016, 03:54:48 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



That was mine too! The Mechanix tour?

I'm sure it was No Place To Run. The year after was The Wild The Willing and the Innocent, Mechanix was 1982.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Stirchley Villain on August 24, 2016, 03:55:12 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



was that the gig when Girl supported?? (you're first gig)

I think it was. Dreadful band, Girl, I still have their album though. I can't for the life of me recall who supported in 81 and 82 though. 81 might have been Iron Maiden? Or maybe Def Leppard?

I was going to ask if you could remember the support. Girl it was. Their guitarist Phil Collen went off to Def Leppard of course.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Stirchley Villain on August 24, 2016, 03:58:01 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



That was mine too! The Mechanix tour?

I'm sure it was No Place To Run. The year after was The Wild The Willing and the Innocent, Mechanix was 1982.

Yes of course it was. I saw Mechanix in 1982 too. I'm trying to think when Way formed Waysted without checking with Google. 1983 maybe?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: spartacuss on August 24, 2016, 04:13:04 PM
Just read Tony Garnett's autobiography "The Day the Music Died".  Garnett - Aston born, Erdington bred - references his 'beloved Aston Villa' many times. One example, he recounts the times (during the 1940's/50's) family weddings (at Aston Parish Church) had to be scheduled around the Saturday matches while the male guests honoured the more significant event 400 yards away.

 Garnett - actor, film/T.V. producer, scriptwriter, novelist - is probably best known for his working partnership with director Ken Loach who between them produced many classics of British T.V. and film in the 60's and 70's.  "Cathy Come Home", "Kes", "Up the Junction", "Days of Hope", "The Big Flame" are just some of the very political dramas they created and their efforts to put working-class life, sex, left-wing politics (the usual radical 'suspects'!) on our screens inevitably produced censorship clashes with the broadcasting and British political establishments.

London-based for most of his working life, his references to Villa are not generally match-specific, except for recounting regular humiliations the actor and friend Neil Pearson (a Spuds' fan) imposes on him with visits to White Hart Lane in recent years.  Garnett does , though, communicate that sense of absorbing the Villa as naturally and normally as inhaling oxygen which many of us with a similar Aston/Erdington heritage just assumed - without any prior sense of arrogance or elitism that the noses imply about us!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AGRIPPA on August 24, 2016, 04:14:58 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



was that the gig when Girl supported?? (you're first gig)

I think it was. Dreadful band, Girl, I still have their album though. I can't for the life of me recall who supported in 81 and 82 though. 81 might have been Iron Maiden? Or maybe Def Leppard?

I went about 4 years on the trot, as you say they always came round about January.. the 1980 gig was on my 15th birthday(26th).. was well pissed (Costers and Odeon bar)and got on stage with Girl for their last song.... instead of getting turfed off I sang the rest of the song with Phil Lewis (later of LA Guns)... then quietly had to lower myself off the stage... my claim to fame (sang on stage at the Odeon!!)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 24, 2016, 04:42:10 PM
Just read Tony Garnett's autobiography "The Day the Music Died".  Garnett - Aston born, Erdington bred - references his 'beloved Aston Villa' many times. One example, he recounts the times (during the 1940's/50's) family weddings (at Aston Parish Church) had to be scheduled around the Saturday matches while the male guests honoured the more significant event 400 yards away.

 Garnett - actor, film/T.V. producer, scriptwriter, novelist - is probably best known for his working partnership with director Ken Loach who between them produced many classics of British T.V. and film in the 60's and 70's.  "Cathy Come Home", "Kes", "Up the Junction", "Days of Hope", "The Big Flame" are just some of the very political dramas they created and their efforts to put working-class life, sex, left-wing politics (the usual radical 'suspects'!) on our screens inevitably produced censorship clashes with the broadcasting and British political establishments.

London-based for most of his working life, his references to Villa are not generally match-specific, except for recounting regular humiliations the actor and friend Neil Pearson (a Spuds' fan) imposes on him with visits to White Hart Lane in recent years.  Garnett does , though, communicate that sense of absorbing the Villa as naturally and normally as inhaling oxygen which many of us with a similar Aston/Erdington heritage just assumed - without any prior sense of arrogance or elitism that the noses imply about us!

Great post.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Stirchley Villain on August 24, 2016, 04:49:51 PM
My first ever gig was UFO at the Odeon, January 1980. They played every January and I went for a few years, one year hung around by the stage door and was let in by a roadie. I can confirm that Pete Way is a lunatic, absolutely larger than life.

As an aside, I missed Schenker with UFO by a year so a couple of years ago took my then sixteen-year-old to see him play Holmfirth for HIS first gig. He was backed by the Scorpions rhythm section, see below, and was brilliant. In this clip from 3.30 minutes he's astonishing.



was that the gig when Girl supported?? (you're first gig)

I think it was. Dreadful band, Girl, I still have their album though. I can't for the life of me recall who supported in 81 and 82 though. 81 might have been Iron Maiden? Or maybe Def Leppard?

I went about 4 years on the trot, as you say they always came round about January.. the 1980 gig was on my 15th birthday(26th).. was well pissed (Costers and Odeon bar)and got on stage with Girl for their last song.... instead of getting turfed off I sang the rest of the song with Phil Lewis (later of LA Guns)... then quietly had to lower myself off the stage... my claim to fame (sang on stage at the Odeon!!)

We useful do that all the time. Steve Clark of Def Leppard smacked me round the head with his Les Paul. Ronnie Montrose was a delight.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Edge on August 24, 2016, 05:31:47 PM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pat McMahon on August 24, 2016, 05:58:24 PM
Just read Tony Garnett's autobiography "The Day the Music Died".  Garnett - Aston born, Erdington bred - references his 'beloved Aston Villa' many times. One example, he recounts the times (during the 1940's/50's) family weddings (at Aston Parish Church) had to be scheduled around the Saturday matches while the male guests honoured the more significant event 400 yards away.

 Garnett - actor, film/T.V. producer, scriptwriter, novelist - is probably best known for his working partnership with director Ken Loach who between them produced many classics of British T.V. and film in the 60's and 70's.  "Cathy Come Home", "Kes", "Up the Junction", "Days of Hope", "The Big Flame" are just some of the very political dramas they created and their efforts to put working-class life, sex, left-wing politics (the usual radical 'suspects'!) on our screens inevitably produced censorship clashes with the broadcasting and British political establishments.

London-based for most of his working life, his references to Villa are not generally match-specific, except for recounting regular humiliations the actor and friend Neil Pearson (a Spuds' fan) imposes on him with visits to White Hart Lane in recent years.  Garnett does , though, communicate that sense of absorbing the Villa as naturally and normally as inhaling oxygen which many of us with a similar Aston/Erdington heritage just assumed - without any prior sense of arrogance or elitism that the noses imply about us!

Great post.

Agreed.

I heard Garnett on Radio 4 a month ago and posted, to which Percy replied he had also read the autobiography.

Was it a good read? I reckon my mom may enjoy it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Jimbo on August 24, 2016, 06:00:20 PM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.

Is he? When did he admit to that dishonour?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Edge on August 24, 2016, 06:25:27 PM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.

Is he? When did he admit to that dishonour?
He's owned up several times on TV. Sorry I can't give you an example but I have definitely heard him say it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on August 24, 2016, 06:59:53 PM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.

Is he? When did he admit to that dishonour?
He's owned up several times on TV. Sorry I can't give you an example but I have definitely heard him say it.

Well this is what he said 5 years ago on Soccer AM.

Quote
"I'm very excited to be on a football show because I know the least about football out of any person in the United Kingdom!" he told Soccer AM.

"The vast majority of my friends really love football and they've really tried to help me fit in, but I don't fit in. I mean look at the state of me!

"It was mainly in the '90s really [that they tried to help me] - specifically during Euro '96. They wrote down a load of catchphrases for me to shout in pubs so I wouldn't feel left out, it was really sweet.

"One of my proudest moments of all-time was when I was in a crowded pub during an England match and I went 'Ince's doing well despite his Italian form' and load of blokes sitting next to me went 'yeah, yeah he is'! "
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 24, 2016, 07:09:07 PM
Just read Tony Garnett's autobiography "The Day the Music Died".  Garnett - Aston born, Erdington bred - references his 'beloved Aston Villa' many times. One example, he recounts the times (during the 1940's/50's) family weddings (at Aston Parish Church) had to be scheduled around the Saturday matches while the male guests honoured the more significant event 400 yards away.

 Garnett - actor, film/T.V. producer, scriptwriter, novelist - is probably best known for his working partnership with director Ken Loach who between them produced many classics of British T.V. and film in the 60's and 70's.  "Cathy Come Home", "Kes", "Up the Junction", "Days of Hope", "The Big Flame" are just some of the very political dramas they created and their efforts to put working-class life, sex, left-wing politics (the usual radical 'suspects'!) on our screens inevitably produced censorship clashes with the broadcasting and British political establishments.

London-based for most of his working life, his references to Villa are not generally match-specific, except for recounting regular humiliations the actor and friend Neil Pearson (a Spuds' fan) imposes on him with visits to White Hart Lane in recent years.  Garnett does , though, communicate that sense of absorbing the Villa as naturally and normally as inhaling oxygen which many of us with a similar Aston/Erdington heritage just assumed - without any prior sense of arrogance or elitism that the noses imply about us!

Great post.

Agreed.

I heard Garnett on Radio 4 a month ago and posted, to which Percy replied he had also read the autobiography.

Was it a good read? I reckon my mom may enjoy it.

No, I said my auntie's got it and I will borrow it when she's read it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Edge on August 24, 2016, 07:44:27 PM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.

Is he? When did he admit to that dishonour?
He's owned up several times on TV. Sorry I can't give you an example but I have definitely heard him say it.

Well this is what he said 5 years ago on Soccer AM.

Quote
"I'm very excited to be on a football show because I know the least about football out of any person in the United Kingdom!" he told Soccer AM.

"The vast majority of my friends really love football and they've really tried to help me fit in, but I don't fit in. I mean look at the state of me!

"It was mainly in the '90s really [that they tried to help me] - specifically during Euro '96. They wrote down a load of catchphrases for me to shout in pubs so I wouldn't feel left out, it was really sweet.

"One of my proudest moments of all-time was when I was in a crowded pub during an England match and I went 'Ince's doing well despite his Italian form' and load of blokes sitting next to me went 'yeah, yeah he is'! "
I must of misheard or misunderstood something I heard him say to someone on a panel show (possibly to frank skinner) or maybe I've imagined the whole thing!
Question: how the hell did you drag up a transcript of a conversation on soccer AM from 5 years ago?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Tucson Villain on August 24, 2016, 07:51:24 PM
He said on an episode of Taskmaster that he had no interest in football.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: joecrow on August 24, 2016, 08:17:51 PM
He said on an episode of Taskmaster that he had no interest in football.
No interest in football you say. Sounds like every blue nose I know.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: four fornicholl on August 24, 2016, 08:29:42 PM
Ian Lavender was on pointless tonight.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: DB on August 24, 2016, 08:35:24 PM
He said on an episode of Taskmaster that he had no interest in football.
Not interest in football you say. Sounds like every blue nose I know.

Yep, I met him in a boozer in Berkshire near where I live. No interest in footy or rugby (when you see the size of him you think he would have played it). He is from Wem.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 24, 2016, 09:22:36 PM
He said on an episode of Taskmaster that he had no interest in football.
Not interest in football you say. Sounds like every blue nose I know.

Yep, I met him in a boozer in Berkshire near where I live. No interest in footy or rugby (when you see the size of him you think he would have played it). He is from Wem.

Grew up in a static caravan, I believe.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: spartacuss on August 24, 2016, 11:23:15 PM
Just read Tony Garnett's autobiography "The Day the Music Died".  Garnett - Aston born, Erdington bred - references his 'beloved Aston Villa' many times. One example, he recounts the times (during the 1940's/50's) family weddings (at Aston Parish Church) had to be scheduled around the Saturday matches while the male guests honoured the more significant event 400 yards away.

 Garnett - actor, film/T.V. producer, scriptwriter, novelist - is probably best known for his working partnership with director Ken Loach who between them produced many classics of British T.V. and film in the 60's and 70's.  "Cathy Come Home", "Kes", "Up the Junction", "Days of Hope", "The Big Flame" are just some of the very political dramas they created and their efforts to put working-class life, sex, left-wing politics (the usual radical 'suspects'!) on our screens inevitably produced censorship clashes with the broadcasting and British political establishments.

London-based for most of his working life, his references to Villa are not generally match-specific, except for recounting regular humiliations the actor and friend Neil Pearson (a Spuds' fan) imposes on him with visits to White Hart Lane in recent years.  Garnett does , though, communicate that sense of absorbing the Villa as naturally and normally as inhaling oxygen which many of us with a similar Aston/Erdington heritage just assumed - without any prior sense of arrogance or elitism that the noses imply about us!

Great post.

Agreed.

I heard Garnett on Radio 4 a month ago and posted, to which Percy replied he had also read the autobiography.

Was it a good read? I reckon my mom may enjoy it.

No, I said my auntie's got it and I will borrow it when she's read it.
It's quite a harrowing read in the early part of the book and he does - understandably - dwell on the  revelations about his background.  (Not the expected 'poverty porn' for someone born in the 1930's either...)  There's a strong sense of  self-exorcism going on and the act of writing it seems to help purge his darker memories.

 For me (selfishly, I'll concede) the book really comes into its own when he relates the struggles to create (IMHO) some of the the most radical and truly revelatory  drama about the real lives of working-class and lower middle-class Brits in the context of a class-ridden and inhibited society.  Garnett and Ken Loach, via the BBC 'Wednesday Plays',  at their best just seemed to communicate 'issues' in a credible, visceral way. Partisan? Sure, but they stirred things to the point where a huge audience had its consciousness radicalised about such things as homelessness ("Cathy Come Home"), educational provision ("Kes"), sexual issues ("Up the Junction"), mental health ("In Two Minds"), working-class power ("The Big Flame"/"Days of Hope") etc. (Yes, I know as we look back in our social-democratic paradise (not!) at those efforts and ask did they really change things, I would argue that they articulated questions about our society which are still being posed and can't be buried because of their vivid depictions having a presence in the thinking of many millions.)

Garnett's Villa-love - although he never claims to be a regular attendee - just seems to me to cement his integrity. (There's no logic to that last opinion: it just feels so right about a person I admire - 'a good 'un' !)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 25, 2016, 01:57:36 PM
That's a fine post -reminded me of my childhood!!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 26, 2016, 11:54:30 AM
I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.

Is he? When did he admit to that dishonour?
He's owned up several times on TV. Sorry I can't give you an example but I have definitely heard him say it.

Well this is what he said 5 years ago on Soccer AM.

Quote
"I'm very excited to be on a football show because I know the least about football out of any person in the United Kingdom!" he told Soccer AM.

"The vast majority of my friends really love football and they've really tried to help me fit in, but I don't fit in. I mean look at the state of me!

"It was mainly in the '90s really [that they tried to help me] - specifically during Euro '96. They wrote down a load of catchphrases for me to shout in pubs so I wouldn't feel left out, it was really sweet.

"One of my proudest moments of all-time was when I was in a crowded pub during an England match and I went 'Ince's doing well despite his Italian form' and load of blokes sitting next to me went 'yeah, yeah he is'! "
I must of misheard or misunderstood something I heard him say to someone on a panel show (possibly to frank skinner) or maybe I've imagined the whole thing!
Question: how the hell did you drag up a transcript of a conversation on soccer AM from 5 years ago?

No, that makes sense.  A bloser = someone who knows nothing about football!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: wozwebs on August 27, 2016, 12:38:31 PM
Guitarist from Ash just said he's s Villa fan on Soccer AM. Didn't know that. Seeing them at a festival in Portsmouth tomorrow. Great live band.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 27, 2016, 06:53:58 PM
Guitarist from Ash just said he's s Villa fan on Soccer AM. Didn't know that. Seeing them at a festival in Portsmouth tomorrow. Great live band.

Yes, saw that. Bass player though.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Darlo Dave on August 27, 2016, 08:55:45 PM
Adil Ray and Pauline McLynn both on Pointless this evening. No mention of Villa though.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 28, 2016, 12:04:02 AM
If ever a TV programme summed up the Villa, that's it right there.

A seemingly eternal quest for as few points of possible, the gurning grimace of a couple of smug bastard know it alls lurking in the background, at least one of them must be an Arsenal fan, and the biggest chance of amusement comes from someone else making a complete arse of themselves.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on August 28, 2016, 07:05:50 AM
like that - let's rename this thread Villa Fans - Why?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: aldridgeboy on November 02, 2017, 10:14:42 AM
Jim White on Talk Sport has just said he’s going to reveal our latest celebrity fan. A global superstar apparently?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 02, 2017, 10:15:44 AM
Knowing our luck it'll be Harvey Weinstein.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Richard E on November 02, 2017, 10:16:40 AM
Knowing our luck it'll be Harvey Weinstein.

Or Kevin Spacey.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: rob_bridge on November 02, 2017, 10:41:26 AM
Knowing our luck it'll be Harvey Weinstein.

Or Kevin Spacey.

Step forward Mr Donald J Trump
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: olaftab on November 02, 2017, 10:45:21 AM
Despite his alleged misdemeanours Kevin Spacey remains my favourite actor so he will be welcomed.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: olaftab on November 02, 2017, 10:47:29 AM
And of course it was good to see William with the scarf at Pride of Britain awards.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: OzVilla on November 02, 2017, 11:13:23 AM
Who was it out of interest?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 02, 2017, 11:14:09 AM
He mentioned he was in Saving Private Ryan....Jim White realises 10 years later Tom Hanks is a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: aldridgeboy on November 02, 2017, 11:17:12 AM
How disappointing!!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 02, 2017, 11:19:34 AM
He didn't actually say it was Tom Hanks but I get the feeling it's Jim White thinking he's got a major exclusive when we've known he "supports" us since 2008.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dr Butler on November 02, 2017, 11:25:00 AM
could be either Matt Damon or the Fast and Furious films fella whose name escapes me....they were both in Saving Private Ryan ( had to resist putting Shaving Ryans Privates :) )


UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 02, 2017, 11:37:28 AM
It's Tom Hanks.

Oh dear.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dr Butler on November 02, 2017, 11:49:29 AM
It's Tom Hanks.

Oh dear.

Jesus that is embarrassing...lol

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on November 02, 2017, 11:53:38 AM
Will no doubt be breaking news on the yellow ticker this afternoon!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 02, 2017, 11:54:13 AM
Tom Hanks supports us? Amazing! Wish someone had mentioned it before!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: papa lazarou on November 02, 2017, 12:12:59 PM
Whoever made this and fixed it to the wall was a visionary.

(http://thumb.ibb.co/k91oDG/Tom_Hanks.jpg) (http://ibb.co/k91oDG)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: DB on November 02, 2017, 12:35:28 PM
Jim White really is a paint by numbers presenter. Tries to sound convincing and knows what he's talking about but he really is spouting usual generic shite.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on November 02, 2017, 02:34:29 PM
Tom Hanks supports us? Amazing! Wish someone had mentioned it before!

wait till he finds out there is a band called Aston Villa as well
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: manic-road on November 02, 2017, 02:58:49 PM
Jim White really is a paint by numbers presenter. Tries to sound convincing and knows what he's talking about but he really is spouting usual generic shite.

Jim White really is shite, as soon as his crap radio programme comes on I have to switch stations.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on November 02, 2017, 04:03:42 PM
did you know that Tom Hanks supports us and is an actor!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on November 02, 2017, 04:13:01 PM
Oh no, it’s John Lennon... he’s...

married Cynthia...
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Kingthing on November 02, 2017, 10:10:35 PM
And of course it was good to see William with the scarf at Pride of Britain awards.

He got that from us at the London Lions, ITV e-mailed and contacted our Facebook page.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: ciggiesnbeer on November 03, 2017, 05:51:25 AM
And of course it was good to see William with the scarf at Pride of Britain awards.

He got that from us at the London Lions, ITV e-mailed and contacted our Facebook page.

Awesome. I am fairly indifferent to royals in general but he seems a good lad.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Bad English on November 03, 2017, 06:13:42 AM
Tom Hanks supports us? Amazing! Wish someone had mentioned it before!

wait till he finds out there is a band called Aston Villa as well
There isn't one; they removed the space and became Astonvilla.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on November 03, 2017, 07:21:15 AM
And of course it was good to see William with the scarf at Pride of Britain awards.

He got that from us at the London Lions, ITV e-mailed and contacted our Facebook page.

Awesome. I am fairly indifferent to royals in general but he seems a good lad.

Has anyone told Jim White? Shall we tell him about Bobby Sands?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on November 03, 2017, 11:45:14 AM
And of course it was good to see William with the scarf at Pride of Britain awards.

He got that from us at the London Lions, ITV e-mailed and contacted our Facebook page.

Awesome. I am fairly indifferent to royals in general but he seems a good lad.

Has anyone told Jim White? Shall we tell him about Bobby Sands?

And Fred West
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on November 06, 2017, 02:27:40 PM
and John West .
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Bren'd on November 22, 2017, 01:31:42 PM
Wills and Kate are at Villa Park today I’ve been told.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 22, 2017, 01:45:05 PM
Wills and Kate are at Villa Park today I’ve been told.

Don’t mind him. If William was allowed a normal life he would have been close to me in L4 of the holte and probably in the social after the game
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: kieron on November 22, 2017, 01:47:49 PM
https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/933329109102546945
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on March 19, 2018, 11:00:34 AM
Prince William in his Villa socks

http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/19/prince-william-leaves-five-side-football-practice-trusty-ducati-7397847/

Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on March 19, 2018, 03:14:04 PM
Prince William in his Villa socks

http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/19/prince-william-leaves-five-side-football-practice-trusty-ducati-7397847/


doing a very good impersonation of Sid Cowans :)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cheltenhamlion on March 20, 2018, 05:10:30 PM
I have always wondered why we don't publicise Fred West being a celebrity fan....
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on March 20, 2018, 06:49:04 PM
I have always wondered why we don't publicise Fred West being a celebrity fan....

we do on here
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on March 20, 2018, 06:55:03 PM
Best to keep it buried.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: adrenachrome on March 21, 2018, 01:18:02 AM
I blame Dominic West. Typical Old Etonian.

As an early aficionado of The Wire, I was convinced he was from Baltimore. Can't trust those fuckers. Nevah evaah.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 22, 2018, 04:30:12 AM
Ok so he's not a celebrity but he's still Villa

Click me (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-43840088/gambia-s-biggest-aston-villa-fan)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Richard on April 22, 2018, 10:52:14 AM
That's brilliant !
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Clampy on April 22, 2018, 11:07:57 AM
That really is great.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: CT on April 22, 2018, 11:11:57 AM
That is superb!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: clash city rocker on April 22, 2018, 03:16:57 PM
Brilliant
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on April 22, 2018, 05:03:59 PM
He might not be a celebrity, but he’s a star.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 21, 2018, 06:01:46 PM
https://twitter.com/1874_av/status/998499924340871170
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on May 21, 2018, 06:05:41 PM
Brilliant!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 21, 2018, 06:12:16 PM
He knows we’re the best club in the world. He might not have been born a Villa fan but he’s not afraid to show it now. Good for him. I hope he’s there in person to cheer us on.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chris Jameson on May 21, 2018, 06:18:34 PM
avfc pride will go ballistic if he sees this.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: saunders_heroes on May 21, 2018, 06:39:02 PM
He knows we’re the best club in the world. He might not have been born a Villa fan but he’s not afraid to show it now. Good for him. I hope he’s there in person to cheer us on.

He’s supported since he was a kid so I’d say that makes him as much a born Villa fan as the rest of us. In fact I think we should bypass Charles and make him king as soon as Liz pops her royal clogs.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 21, 2018, 06:56:55 PM
He knows we’re the best club in the world. He might not have been born a Villa fan but he’s not afraid to show it now. Good for him. I hope he’s there in person to cheer us on.

Got his bruvver to arrange his wedding so's it wouldn't clash, didn't he? Course he'll be there.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: four fornicholl on May 21, 2018, 07:09:36 PM
He knows we’re the best club in the world. He might not have been born a Villa fan but he’s not afraid to show it now. Good for him. I hope he’s there in person to cheer us on.

Got his bruvver to arrange his wedding so's it wouldn't clash, didn't he? Course he'll be there.
That makes me smile like a cheshire cat. ;D
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: wittonwarrior on May 21, 2018, 07:37:19 PM
Think he probably knows more about him he villa than we give him credit for and besides who would you prefer sitting next to you William or that buffoon Adrian chiles
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: passport1 on May 21, 2018, 07:48:48 PM
I'd say he was a top man. But he is the top man.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on May 21, 2018, 08:51:21 PM
I like him
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: West Derby Villan on May 22, 2018, 06:53:49 PM
I also like him
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: CT on May 22, 2018, 07:00:51 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 22, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
Still trying to get the bugger to be a patron of the Trust mind....
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cheltenhamlion on May 22, 2018, 07:21:59 PM
"The King is not taking appointments today".

"He will fucking talk to me. I need a royal decree on safe standing".
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on May 22, 2018, 09:06:14 PM
Probably/possibly not our most famous fan ... Tom Hanks has just posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomhanks (https://twitter.com/tomhanks)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Richard E on May 22, 2018, 09:07:38 PM
Think he probably knows more about him he villa than we give him credit for and besides who would you prefer sitting next to you William or that buffoon Adrian chiles

It really depends whether or not the next seat was an electric chair.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PaulWinch again on May 22, 2018, 09:19:49 PM
Probably/possibly not our most famous fan ... Tom Hanks has just posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomhanks (https://twitter.com/tomhanks)


Good lad Tom.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Smirker on May 23, 2018, 01:37:14 AM
Probably/possibly not our most famous fan ... Tom Hanks has just posted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomhanks (https://twitter.com/tomhanks)

 8)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: olaftab on May 23, 2018, 04:15:46 AM
He knows we’re the best club in the world. He might not have been born a Villa fan but he’s not afraid to show it now. Good for him. I hope he’s there in person to cheer us on.
TV every child born in this world is a Villa fan. It’s their parents ingnorance and misguided beliefs that leads to deviation away from the Villa.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: spartacuss on January 24, 2019, 01:09:17 PM
We might have Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Tom Hanks, Prince William, Martin Shaw etc as fans but - as well as that Albatross-around-the-neck David Cameron - we have the ex-'adviser' to Theresa May - Nick Timothy - onboard!   We're double-albatrossed I tell ya!  That's why we seem to be condemned to sail the rough seas of the Championship for evermore!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on January 24, 2019, 01:22:33 PM
We might have Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Tom Hanks, Prince William, Martin Shaw etc as fans but - as well as that Albatross-around-the-neck David Cameron - we have the ex-'adviser' to Theresa May - Nick Timothy - onboard!   We're double-albatrossed I tell ya!  That's why we seem to be condemned to sail the rough seas of the Championship for evermore!

I didn't know Martin Shaw was a Villa fan. I will see if my aunt remembers that. She was in the same class as him at school in Sutton Coldfield.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Diablo on January 24, 2019, 01:38:03 PM
Ok so he's not a celebrity but he's still Villa

Click me (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-43840088/gambia-s-biggest-aston-villa-fan)
I'd love it if Kevin Bouchal gets to come over for a match (I'd be even more gutted than normal if we didn't win that one). It would be a reet good story with a happy ending, possibly only topped if one of the lads from the academy ends up playing for us becoming a future Villa legend. 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: berneboy on January 24, 2019, 05:58:09 PM
We might have Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Tom Hanks, Prince William, Martin Shaw etc as fans but - as well as that Albatross-around-the-neck David Cameron - we have the ex-'adviser' to Theresa May - Nick Timothy - onboard!   We're double-albatrossed I tell ya!  That's why we seem to be condemned to sail the rough seas of the Championship for evermore!

I didn't know Martin Shaw was a Villa fan. I will see if my aunt remembers that. She was in the same class as him at school in Sutton Coldfield.
I thought he was an Erdington boy - Holly Lane
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 24, 2019, 06:01:36 PM
We might have Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Tom Hanks, Prince William, Martin Shaw etc as fans but - as well as that Albatross-around-the-neck David Cameron - we have the ex-'adviser' to Theresa May - Nick Timothy - onboard!   We're double-albatrossed I tell ya!  That's why we seem to be condemned to sail the rough seas of the Championship for evermore!

I didn't know Martin Shaw was a Villa fan. I will see if my aunt remembers that. She was in the same class as him at school in Sutton Coldfield.

My mom was at school with him, at Great Barr Comp.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on January 24, 2019, 06:22:53 PM
Kennedy, Butler, Hanks, Prince William, Mervin King, Brendon Gleeson, Ian Lavender, Greg Davis, Godber, Jim Bains,
Ocean Colour Scene, Floella, bits and bats from Duran Duran & UB40, Ian Bell, Rupert Bell, Benjamin Zepphaniah,
Kris Marshall, Dave Woodhall, David Bradley, woman from father Ted, Oliver Phelps,Adil Ray, Holly Willoughby ( personal favourite so I just added her cus I’m sure she must be)

you have to admit that list is pretty good knocks every other shit arsed club into a cocked hat
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Louzie0 on January 24, 2019, 06:26:34 PM
He knows we’re the best club in the world. He might not have been born a Villa fan but he’s not afraid to show it now. Good for him. I hope he’s there in person to cheer us on.
TV every child born in this world is a Villa fan. It’s their parents ingnorance and misguided beliefs that leads to deviation away from the Villa.

Just - this incredibly thoughtful and insightful post from Olaftab deserves another airing.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Louzie0 on January 24, 2019, 06:33:01 PM
And, Pauline McLynn!

The ‘woman from Father Ted’  ;)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: steamer on January 24, 2019, 06:57:52 PM
Kennedy, Butler, Hanks, Prince William, Mervin King, Brendon Gleeson, Ian Lavender, Greg Davis, Godber, Jim Bains,
Ocean Colour Scene, Floella, bits and bats from Duran Duran & UB40, Ian Bell, Rupert Bell, Benjamin Zepphaniah,
Kris Marshall, Dave Woodhall, David Bradley, woman from father Ted, Oliver Phelps,Adil Ray, Holly Willoughby ( personal favourite so I just added her cus I’m sure she must be)

you have to admit that list is pretty good knocks every other shit arsed club into a cocked hat
you missed serial killer Fred west and allegedly IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands 
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: ROBBO on January 24, 2019, 07:27:38 PM
We might have Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Tom Hanks, Prince William, Martin Shaw etc as fans but - as well as that Albatross-around-the-neck David Cameron - we have the ex-'adviser' to Theresa May - Nick Timothy - onboard!   We're double-albatrossed I tell ya!  That's why we seem to be condemned to sail the rough seas of the Championship for evermore!

I didn't know Martin Shaw was a Villa fan. I will see if my aunt remembers that. She was in the same class as him at school in Sutton Coldfield.

My mom was at school with him, at Great Barr Comp.

Your mom will remember Tom Knowles then, I had him for French and drama, I have heard Martin Shaw talk about his influence in interviews. One or two years below me I think.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 24, 2019, 08:14:11 PM
Kennedy, Butler, Hanks, Prince William, Mervin King, Brendon Gleeson, Ian Lavender, Greg Davis, Godber, Jim Bains,
Ocean Colour Scene, Floella, bits and bats from Duran Duran & UB40, Ian Bell, Rupert Bell, Benjamin Zepphaniah,
Kris Marshall, Dave Woodhall, David Bradley, woman from father Ted, Oliver Phelps,Adil Ray, Holly Willoughby ( personal favourite so I just added her cus I’m sure she must be)

you have to admit that list is pretty good knocks every other shit arsed club into a cocked hat
you missed serial killer Fred west and allegedly IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands
Bob Monkhouse , Noelle Gordon
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villan For Life on January 24, 2019, 08:20:30 PM
Kennedy, Butler, Hanks, Prince William, Mervin King, Brendon Gleeson, Ian Lavender, Greg Davis, Godber, Jim Bains,
Ocean Colour Scene, Floella, bits and bats from Duran Duran & UB40, Ian Bell, Rupert Bell, Benjamin Zepphaniah,
Kris Marshall, Dave Woodhall, David Bradley, woman from father Ted, Oliver Phelps,Adil Ray, Holly Willoughby ( personal favourite so I just added her cus I’m sure she must be)

you have to admit that list is pretty good knocks every other shit arsed club into a cocked hat
you missed serial killer Fred west and allegedly IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands
Bob Monkhouse , Noelle Gordon

Reminds me of “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: papa lazarou on January 24, 2019, 09:52:15 PM
Jim Baines must be the most prestigious of that lot surely.
We can't let anybody else claim him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on January 24, 2019, 10:19:45 PM
Kennedy, Butler, Hanks, Prince William, Mervin King, Brendon Gleeson, Ian Lavender, Greg Davis, Godber, Jim Bains,
Ocean Colour Scene, Floella, bits and bats from Duran Duran & UB40, Ian Bell, Rupert Bell, Benjamin Zepphaniah,
Kris Marshall, Dave Woodhall, David Bradley, woman from father Ted, Oliver Phelps,Adil Ray, Holly Willoughby ( personal favourite so I just added her cus I’m sure she must be)

you have to admit that list is pretty good knocks every other shit arsed club into a cocked hat
you missed serial killer Fred west and allegedly IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands
Bob Monkhouse , Noelle Gordon

Reminds me of “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel.

I didn't know Bob Monkhouse and Greg Davies were Villa fans.

I wonder if Noele Gordon ever took her mate Larry Grayson to the Villa. I bet Everard and Slack Alice loved it 'up the Villa'.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on January 24, 2019, 10:47:17 PM
The only time I saw Noel Gordon at Villa was for a duran concert

I remember watching Dr foster and her son in that was a big Villa fan in the story , I wondered why that was?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on January 24, 2019, 10:51:56 PM
Kennedy, Butler, Hanks, Prince William, Mervin King, Brendon Gleeson, Ian Lavender, Greg Davis, Godber, Jim Bains,
Ocean Colour Scene, Floella, bits and bats from Duran Duran & UB40, Ian Bell, Rupert Bell, Benjamin Zepphaniah,
Kris Marshall, Dave Woodhall, David Bradley, woman from father Ted, Oliver Phelps,Adil Ray, Holly Willoughby ( personal favourite so I just added her cus I’m sure she must be)

you have to admit that list is pretty good knocks every other shit arsed club into a cocked hat
you missed serial killer Fred west and allegedly IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands
Bob Monkhouse , Noelle Gordon

Reminds me of “We didn’t start the fire” by Billy Joel.

I didn't know Bob Monkhouse and Greg Davies were Villa fans.

I wonder if Noele Gordon ever took her mate Larry Grayson to the Villa. I bet Everard and Slack Alice loved it 'up the Villa'.

Greg Davies isn't, I don't think he gives a stuff about football. I think his character in Cuckoo is because the writers are Villa fans.

I'm sure this has come up before.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: sid1964 on January 25, 2019, 06:44:26 AM
The blonde out of call a midwife is a big Villa Fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on January 25, 2019, 08:31:57 AM
Jim Baines must be the most prestigious of that lot surely.
We can't let anybody else claim him.

and at least half of the site will be to young to know who he his
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on January 25, 2019, 09:03:25 AM
Sid do you mean Helen George?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: sid1964 on January 25, 2019, 09:21:46 AM
Yes, that is the ladies name - i have never seen an episode of call a midwife - but I read an article on her in the Christmas radio times at my parents house! - she is very attractive
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on January 25, 2019, 09:26:46 AM
Jim Baines must be the most prestigious of that lot surely.
We can't let anybody else claim him.

and at least half of the site will be to young to know who he his

Wasn't he the bloke who sent Benny Hawkins to fetch a spanner and Benny was gone for about two years?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: papa lazarou on January 25, 2019, 10:37:38 AM
Jim Baines must be the most prestigious of that lot surely.
We can't let anybody else claim him.

and at least half of the site will be to young to know who he his

Wasn't he the bloke who sent Benny Hawkins to fetch a spanner and Benny was gone for about two years?

Yes Miss Diane
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2019, 11:03:09 AM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Exeter 77 on January 25, 2019, 11:35:16 AM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.
Was he Stan Stennent's character? I think he was connected to Villa but can't recall how - fan and/or friend of Doug?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: papa lazarou on January 25, 2019, 11:42:31 AM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.

Well you learn something new every day. (Googled)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: steamer on January 25, 2019, 11:47:15 AM
I have a memory of seeing Noel Gordon at V.P going into the Trinity and her being subjected to raucous calls from the unwashed about Miss Diane and Barmy Benny.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dr Butler on January 25, 2019, 11:52:45 AM
I have a memory of seeing Noel Gordon at V.P going into the Trinity and her being subjected to raucous calls from the unwashed about Miss Diane and Barmy Benny.

I think there is a picture of her at VP in The Weir and the Wonderful photo book

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2019, 12:02:59 PM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.

Well you learn something new every day. (Googled)

it's not what'son Google page one.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: papa lazarou on January 25, 2019, 12:22:51 PM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.

Well you learn something new every day. (Googled)

it's not what'son Google page one.

No, I had to delve deeper. Something to do with my dad's favourite player I imagine.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2019, 12:24:55 PM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.

Well you learn something new every day. (Googled)

It's not what's on Google page one.

No, I had to delve deeper. Something to do with my dad's favourite player I imagine.

Sort-of. Stan Stennett was part of a 'showbiz' consortium who make enquiries about buying the Villa before the Pat Matthews bid. He said at the time that he would have made Trevor Ford manager.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: spartacuss on January 25, 2019, 12:39:30 PM
We might have Nigel Kennedy, Geezer Butler, Tom Hanks, Prince William, Martin Shaw etc as fans but - as well as that Albatross-around-the-neck David Cameron - we have the ex-'adviser' to Theresa May - Nick Timothy - onboard!   We're double-albatrossed I tell ya!  That's why we seem to be condemned to sail the rough seas of the Championship for evermore!
Forgot a couple of other 'positive' celeb fans: Lee Child and the illustrious - Erdington born - Tony Garnett (director/producer "Cathy Come Home", "The Price of Coal", "The Spongers", "This Life" etc.).

Garnett's social humanity alone might be a counterbalance to the jinx represented by those two Tory tossers - Cameron and Nick Timothy - who have done so much to enhance the quality of life in the U.K. in recent years. And cursed the Villa too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: papa lazarou on January 25, 2019, 12:57:56 PM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.

Well you learn something new every day. (Googled)

It's not what's on Google page one.

No, I had to delve deeper. Something to do with my dad's favourite player I imagine.

Sort-of. Stan Stennett was part of a 'showbiz' consortium who make enquiries about buying the Villa before the Pat Matthews bid. He said at the time that he would have made Trevor Ford manager.

Ah, I picked up on Trevor Ford being godfather to Stan's son Ceri. Very interesting, that about the consortium.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 25, 2019, 01:12:39 PM
Amy Winehouse. Wasn’t she a Villa fan?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Godfrey Brian on January 25, 2019, 01:34:47 PM
It was Sid Hooper. Gold star to anyone who knows his Villa connection.

No Googling.

Well you learn something new every day. (Googled)

It's not what's on Google page one.

No, I had to delve deeper. Something to do with my dad's favourite player I imagine.

Sort-of. Stan Stennett was part of a 'showbiz' consortium who make enquiries about buying the Villa before the Pat Matthews bid. He said at the time that he would have made Trevor Ford manager.
There was an item by Eric Morcambe in an old 'Topical Times Football Annual' in which he said he was part of the same consortium. I don't recollect the other members but am very pleased that Pat Matthews' bid won!!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Small Rodent on January 25, 2019, 02:02:58 PM
Isn’t Brendan’s son Domnhall Gleason also Villa?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Exeter 77 on January 25, 2019, 02:46:08 PM
I think Primal Scream's (and occasional Charlatan) keyboard player Martin Duffy is a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 25, 2019, 03:13:54 PM
I never knew Eric Morecambe was involved but there's a story that Max Bygraves was.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 25, 2019, 03:17:05 PM
I never knew Eric Morecambe was involved but there's a story that Max Bygraves was.

There was a Max Bygraves/ Villa (I wanna tell you a) story on here recently wasn’t there?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: david wall on January 25, 2019, 03:41:15 PM
Amy Winehouse. Wasn’t she a Villa fan?

Think it was her boyfriend
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Bren'd on January 25, 2019, 04:08:24 PM
Isn’t Brendan’s son Domnhall Gleason also Villa?

I thought that too.

From his Wiki page...

Gleeson resides in Dublin, Ireland, his place of birth.[1] Gleeson shares a love of the English football team Aston Villa with his father Brendan. He described the team's FA Cup semifinal win over Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in 2015, as one of the "great days of my life
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on January 25, 2019, 04:10:01 PM
It was Winehouse's husband who was the fan - Blake Fielder-Civil, a truly unpleasant man whom I'd rather wasn't ever a supporter.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 25, 2019, 04:11:36 PM
It was Winehouse's husband who was the fan - Blake Fielder-Civil, a truly unpleasant man whom I'd rather wasn't ever a supporter.

A bit like David Cameron?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on January 25, 2019, 04:14:39 PM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 25, 2019, 04:34:25 PM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.

It’s a celebrity Villa fan thread, laced with questionable humour. I’ll let the mods tell
me what to leave out


Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on January 25, 2019, 04:53:45 PM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.

Are we going to have a vote who is the most likeable celebrity fan? The guy who helped his girlfriend become a junkie or the one who stuck his dick in a pigs mouth. Or Tom Hanks who only likes us because we have "a cute name".
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: john e on January 25, 2019, 05:52:07 PM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.

Are we going to have a vote who is the most likeable celebrity fan? The guy who helped his girlfriend become a junkie or the one who stuck his dick in a pigs mouth. Or Tom Hanks who only likes us because we have "a cute name".

Jim Bains has already won it mate
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: ktvillan on January 25, 2019, 06:38:49 PM

There was an item by Eric Morcambe in an old 'Topical Times Football Annual' in which he said he was part of the same consortium. I don't recollect the other members but am very pleased that Pat Matthews' bid won!!

Well the recent comedians running us weren't all that so perhaps it was a blessing even if it did land us with Dug.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pat McMahon on January 25, 2019, 07:24:10 PM
I never knew Eric Morecambe was involved but there's a story that Max Bygraves was.

There was a Max Bygraves/ Villa (I wanna tell you a) story on here recently wasn’t there?

There was, in response to a post of mine.

I think it was around the play off final last year. I mentioned that in the run up to the 2010 Phil Dowd shitout at making an important decision Gainst Man United day, somebody had posted on here about working in theatre with Max Bygraves in London at the time of the 1975 league cup final. He wasn’t sure he could get to the final and be back in time for the show so Bygraves offered his chauffeur and Rolls Royce to wait for him outside the ground and whisk him back..

I can’t remember the bloke’s name but somebody clever on here found the above mentioned post from 2010, tracked down a theatre poster or lineup from that show and deduced his name.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pat McMahon on January 25, 2019, 07:27:24 PM
Re Stan Stennett, I saw him in pants around 1970 in Wolverhampton with Susan Maughan(sp?).. I remember my dad telling me of a Villa link but I had forgotten it. I think there was a Walsall link To Stennett too but that is far too obscure for my ailing quorum of neurones.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Godfrey Brian on January 25, 2019, 07:50:04 PM
I never knew Eric Morecambe was involved but there's a story that Max Bygraves was.

There was a Max Bygraves/ Villa (I wanna tell you a) story on here recently wasn’t there?
Apologies -false memory syndrome. Just checked- it wasn't Eric Morecambe it was Mike and Bernie Winters (but not Schnorbit)!!!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 25, 2019, 08:05:42 PM
Max Bygraves was friends with some old Villa stalwarts - Harry Parkes, Stan Lynn, George Edwards - my father went on a  few " soirees"  with them
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: thick_mike on April 29, 2019, 05:37:20 PM
Cold War Steve is apparently a villa fan. Refused to sign his book SOTV for a blues fan who moaned about it on Twitter.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 29, 2019, 05:50:55 PM
Typical of them that they'd ask for that. Their first thought is always us.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: XXVilla on April 29, 2019, 07:14:12 PM
Cold War Steve is apparently a villa fan. Refused to sign his book SOTV for a blues fan who moaned about it on Twitter.

Why would the request even come into the head of a normal person?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: p_ad on April 29, 2019, 07:31:23 PM
Incredible
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: shipscat on April 29, 2019, 09:20:21 PM
He's(or was) a probation officer in Perry Barr..and definitely Villa
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: XXVilla on April 29, 2019, 09:23:04 PM
It’d be like me asking him to sign it “fuck Keith” to remind me of my ex brother in law every time I open the front cover.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Neil Hawkes on April 30, 2019, 08:39:06 AM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.

Are we going to have a vote who is the most likeable celebrity fan? The guy who helped his girlfriend become a junkie or the one who stuck his dick in a pigs mouth. Or Tom Hanks who only likes us because we have "a cute name".

Jim Bains has already won it mate
Brendan Gleeson is one of us, (Gleeson is a fan of English football club Aston Villa, as is his son Domhnall) - He gets my vote.

Closely followed by his son Domhnall, (He described the team's FA Cup semifinal win over Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in 2015, as one of the "great days of my life.)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 30, 2019, 10:02:26 AM
I quite like David whatsisface the one that's in a million films. And Benjamin Zephaniah.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on April 30, 2019, 03:29:50 PM
you mean Dave whatshisfacemillionfilms? I like him too but all his movies are crap.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Dr Butler on April 30, 2019, 03:57:53 PM
oh I dunno his portrayal of Arthur Webley in Hot Fuzz has been heralded as a masterpiece.

SEA MINE !!!

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on April 30, 2019, 04:01:10 PM
Cold War Steve is apparently a villa fan. Refused to sign his book SOTV for a blues fan who moaned about it on Twitter.

Why would the request even come into the head of a normal person?

It didn't. It came into the head of a bluenose.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on April 30, 2019, 04:03:27 PM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.

Are we going to have a vote who is the most likeable celebrity fan? The guy who helped his girlfriend become a junkie or the one who stuck his dick in a pigs mouth. Or Tom Hanks who only likes us because we have "a cute name".

Jim Bains has already won it mate
Brendan Gleeson is one of us, (Gleeson is a fan of English football club Aston Villa, as is his son Domhnall) - He gets my vote.

Closely followed by his son Domhnall, (He described the team's FA Cup semifinal win over Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in 2015, as one of the "great days of my life.)


I believe Brendan O'Carroll aka Mrs Brown is also a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 30, 2019, 06:47:37 PM
no as far as I can tell, Dave never force fed Samantha crack cocaine and heroin. Let's keep politics out of it.

Are we going to have a vote who is the most likeable celebrity fan? The guy who helped his girlfriend become a junkie or the one who stuck his dick in a pigs mouth. Or Tom Hanks who only likes us because we have "a cute name".

Jim Bains has already won it mate
Brendan Gleeson is one of us, (Gleeson is a fan of English football club Aston Villa, as is his son Domhnall) - He gets my vote.

Closely followed by his son Domhnall, (He described the team's FA Cup semifinal win over Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in 2015, as one of the "great days of my life.)


I believe Brendan O'Carroll aka Mrs Brown is also a Villa fan.

Oh Damo, that's ruined everything for me.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: XXVilla on May 01, 2019, 09:05:57 AM
But Mrs Doyle is a Villain so don’t feel so bad
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: aev on May 11, 2019, 11:53:27 PM
Saracens, England and B&I Lions hooker Jamie George is a Villa fan according to the rugby commentary today.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: RichardBatchelor on May 12, 2019, 12:08:09 AM
Spizz Energi, Ben Zephaniah, Tom Hanks for me (I don’t mind Hanks isn’t a real fan, he’s a good egg.)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 15, 2019, 12:00:27 AM
Good to see respected historian and classics scholar Tom Holland showing his colours this evening. He is a cricket man but very much one of us via his father.

https://twitter.com/holland_tom
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 15, 2019, 12:03:25 AM
I swear I read in H&V few years ago Peter Alliss was in a queue for Wembley tickets when we made a final. Never seen any articles or him saying he supports us so maybe he was in that phantom queue with Andrew Greaves?!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: geolex on May 18, 2019, 07:56:50 AM
Ian lavender (private pike) is  villa fan hence the claret and blue scarf pike wears
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villabear on May 18, 2019, 09:07:12 AM
Very bitter stripey Chiles on Radio 5 saying he can’t face any Villa fans at the moment and doesn’t want to come back to Brum until the mid 2020’s. Well there’s another bonus then.

Reminds me of the time a few years back when I passed him as he was walking towards the Mailbox and said “up the Villa Adrian” to him. He wasn’t happy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pat McMahon on May 18, 2019, 07:32:21 PM
Very bitter stripey Chiles on Radio 5 saying he can’t face any Villa fans at the moment and doesn’t want to come back to Brum until the mid 2020’s. Well there’s another bonus then.

Reminds me of the time a few years back when I passed him as he was walking towards the Mailbox and said “up the Villa Adrian” to him. He wasn’t happy.

He ran the marathon around 2005 and I saw him in Limehouse around the 20 mile mark. He was struggling and I shouted out "you're going down with the Baggies". He gave some sort of slumped shoulder acknowledgement and looked distressed. I felt slightly bad about it.

I saw his programme on his booze addiction last night. Good programme and I wish him well in reducing his intake. He lives in Chiswick and I occasionally see him in west London. Always thought he is a decent broadcaster.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: pooligan on May 18, 2019, 07:40:19 PM
I loved that picture of Ian Bell with Jack Grealish the other day .That will have pissed a lot of noses off as will the fact that Chris Woakes gets down the Villa as often as he can
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villan For Life on May 18, 2019, 10:32:51 PM
I loved that picture of Ian Bell with Jack Grealish the other day .That will have pissed a lot of noses off as will the fact that Chris Woakes gets down the Villa as often as he can

Bell and Woakes paraded an Ashes replica on the pitch a few years ago too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on May 18, 2019, 10:42:09 PM
I loved that picture of Ian Bell with Jack Grealish the other day .That will have pissed a lot of noses off as will the fact that Chris Woakes gets down the Villa as often as he can

Bell and Woakes paraded an Ashes replica on the pitch a few years ago too.

Yes I was there for that game. Doesn't he often have some colours or reference to Villa on his bat?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 18, 2019, 10:48:22 PM
I always thought Bell was a nose and they named the stands at the sty after him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: four fornicholl on May 18, 2019, 10:51:18 PM
I always thought Bell was a nose and they named the stands at the sty after him.
The Bell End?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 18, 2019, 10:54:44 PM
They must be bigger than the Holte as well, amount of fans of other clubs i've spoken that have said about the massive Bell Ends they saw when they visited the sty.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villabear on May 25, 2019, 11:38:18 PM
A certain Mr Hanks just tweeted.

On Monday I will bleed claret and blue for Aston Villa. One match away for a return to the Premier League. Up the Villa!  Hanx
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Edge on May 26, 2019, 09:25:28 AM
A certain Mr Hanks just tweeted.

On Monday I will bleed claret and blue for Aston Villa. One match away for a return to the Premier League. Up the Villa!  Hanx
Go Hanx. Go villa!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 27, 2019, 05:16:46 PM
https://twitter.com/ESPNFC/status/1133040478222508034
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 27, 2019, 05:59:38 PM
(https://cdn.images.dailystar.co.uk/dynamic/58/photos/114000/How-Prince-William-celebrated-Aston-Villa-goal-against-Derby-in-play-off-final-1645114.jpg?r=5cec08044584f)

Fair play to him. He decided to follow us and since then he's lived out the lows, the lows and now the elation that makes it all worth while. His reaction was how we all felt. And to have the big man next to him. All hail John Carew.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eric woolban woolban on May 27, 2019, 06:35:58 PM
Love JC
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villa75 on May 27, 2019, 07:21:19 PM
After seeing Prince Williams' reaction to the goals, and then him pleading with the ref to blow the final whistle, this thread needs closing.

Respect!👌
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: OzVilla on May 28, 2019, 05:22:35 AM
He was living this big time at the end.  With about 5 mins to go the camera panned to him after a Derby attack and he let out a massive F-bomb. The Bein sports commentator picked up on it immediately.

He's a Villa fan and he loves us.  Good on him.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on May 28, 2019, 06:59:53 AM
to them both - JC is a real fan too.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on May 28, 2019, 07:09:29 AM
I’m sure there was wild rejoicing in the shepherd’s hut in the Cotswolds where David Cameron probably watched his beloved West Villa United.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: brian green on May 28, 2019, 08:38:15 AM
Keep up Mike (winky thing) our beloved ex prime minister and principal architect of our current governmental shitstorm is planning a return as a Kentish MP.  He would have been in a hut rejoicing at the return of his beloved West Villa United but it would have been a winkle boilers' hut on the beach at Sandwich.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villafirst on May 28, 2019, 08:39:01 AM
The point is the positive publicity William brings...all over the media!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mr underhill on May 28, 2019, 08:41:48 AM
Let's not sully the victory with political arguments - there are enough of those raging to last a lifetime. If Dave's a fan then fine, if he isn't fine. I'm glad William is and I love it that he has a friend in JC.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: robbo1874 on May 28, 2019, 09:21:02 AM
He was living this big time at the end.  With about 5 mins to go the camera panned to him after a Derby attack and he let out a massive F-bomb. The Bein sports commentator picked up on it immediately.

He's a Villa fan and he loves us.  Good on him.
made me chuckle as I saw that too. What’s the link with Carew? They were photographed at Villa Park this / last season too?

Maybe big John is his wingman and it’s how he pulled Kate?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: usav on May 28, 2019, 02:20:16 PM
made me chuckle as I saw that too. What’s the link with Carew? They were photographed at Villa Park this / last season too?


Carew is an ambassador for sports in Norway and met William when he was on a formal state visit in Norway.  They got talking about football (mostly Villa) and agreed to go to a game together before the season was finished (this was last year).
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Somniloquism on May 28, 2019, 02:30:12 PM
I mentioned in the post match thread but does anyone know if the children are his? Is he breeding the next generation of Villains?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 16, 2019, 08:01:12 PM
I can't help but love Tom Hanks

https://twitter.com/HeartOfTheHolte/status/1140328496784453637
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on June 16, 2019, 08:50:02 PM
It's our year!
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on June 16, 2019, 08:51:35 PM
Let's not sully the victory with political arguments - there are enough of those raging to last a lifetime. If Dave's a fan then fine, if he isn't fine. I'm glad William is and I love it that he has a friend in JC.

Nowt to do with politics. He pretended to be a Villa fan and isn't. Labour, Conservative or Monster Raving Loony Party (my own persuasion) he's a liar and a charlatan and using my home club in a grubby and disreputable way.

I also think he's a massive, over privileged arrogant, Tory twat who's left us with Brexit and Boris Fucking Johnson.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on June 16, 2019, 08:56:47 PM
Cameron was at the play off final win aswell.

Also remember him pictured watching us play at QPR a few seasons back.

Guess he got the same PR advice Blair got when he said he sat in the Gallowgate watching Jackie Milburn (who I think had retired before he was even born).
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 16, 2019, 09:08:18 PM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 16, 2019, 09:38:03 PM
You'll be telling me next that Peter Mandelson didn't really spot some mushy peas in a chip shop and ask if it was guacamole.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 16, 2019, 09:48:22 PM
You'll be telling me next that Peter Mandelson didn't really spot some mushy peas in a chip shop and ask if it was guacamole.

Apparently it happened at the Villa chippy and he'd just watched Ugo's debut against Norwich.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on June 16, 2019, 09:59:05 PM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.

If Cameron 'follows us' the least I'd expect is that he can remember our name. If he's been to Villa Park or Wembley as a cosseted guest of some corporate wanker because he once lied in the press about supporting Villa, that does not make him a fan. He might have trotted our name out because he has some tenuous family link to someone who supported Villa but that does not make him a fan. If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 16, 2019, 10:01:29 PM
If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.

I bet he knows it's the Holte End  :P
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 16, 2019, 10:05:23 PM
Anyway, me, Legion and RedSox know that real fans call it the Holtey End.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on June 16, 2019, 10:21:53 PM
I saw the auto correct and thought, 'bollocks! I can't be bothered correcting it.'
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: amfy on June 17, 2019, 10:57:57 AM
I saw the auto correct and thought, 'bollocks! I can't be bothered correcting it.'

Every time I type Holte End on my phone I have to go back and change the autocorrect from ‘Hole End’, yet I only have to type ‘st’ for my phone to autofill to ‘stripeyfilth’! (....& we call them obsessed!)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Pat Mustard on June 18, 2019, 09:58:01 AM
Not a famous individual, but there is obviously a Villa fan in the marketing department at Lidl (keep an eye out about 42 seconds in)!

https://www.tvadvertmusic.com/lidl-big-on-quality/
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Clark W Griswold on June 18, 2019, 10:01:59 AM
I can't help but love Tom Hanks

https://twitter.com/HeartOfTheHolte/status/1140328496784453637

Indeed. So many great films, seems genuinely enthusiastic about the Villa.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on June 18, 2019, 11:35:39 AM
Just watched series 2 of Dr Foster , I see the son is still a big Villa fan even thou hes done a runner just as we get in the prem .
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 18, 2019, 05:29:38 PM
https://twitter.com/AV_The_Informer/status/1140994242187341829
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: PeterWithe on June 18, 2019, 10:13:42 PM
Dont know if anyone heard it but Tom Hanks was on Zoe Ball's R2 show this morning talking up his latest film, he waxed lyrical about our promotion at the end of the interview.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on June 18, 2019, 10:18:10 PM
Is he in the Holte end celebration picture of Hutton's goal v SHA seeing as that's the criteria now? (wink)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on June 18, 2019, 10:25:12 PM
Is he in the Holte end celebration picture of Hutton's goal v SHA seeing as that's the criteria now? (wink)

I thought it was away end at the Sty when Jack scored.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on June 18, 2019, 10:34:35 PM
Is he in the Holte end celebration picture of Hutton's goal v SHA seeing as that's the criteria now? (wink)

I thought it was away end at the Sty when Jack scored.

"Hole end" so yes could be the SHA game.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: The Edge on June 18, 2019, 10:53:24 PM
Not a famous individual, but there is obviously a Villa fan in the marketing department at Lidl (keep an eye out about 42 seconds in)!

https://wwwr.tvadvertmusic.com/lidl-big-on-quality/
And on 30 seconds a Villa bag hanging in the hallway. Definitely a Villa fan with some influence involved in making that ad.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: stussyboy on June 18, 2019, 10:58:10 PM
Tom Hanks was talking about us on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.  He was honest about why he ‘follows’ Villa but rather us than anyone else. At least he is confident we’ll be winning the FA cup next year 😉
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: usav on June 19, 2019, 01:30:43 AM
Tom Hanks was talking about us on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.  He was honest about why he ‘follows’ Villa but rather us than anyone else. At least he is confident we’ll be winning the FA cup next year 😉

Yep, honest and clueless.   Nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: OzVilla on June 19, 2019, 03:29:09 AM
James Cordon really never fails to come across as an utterly insincere arse kissing prick though.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: JUAN PABLO on June 19, 2019, 04:56:59 AM
James Cordon really never fails to come across as an utterly insincere arse kissing prick though.

thats where he calls Villa obscure?     very odd
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on June 19, 2019, 06:31:33 AM
James Cordon really never fails to come across as an utterly insincere arse kissing prick though.

Sorry but that is unfair on the average utterly insincere arse kissing prick. I refused to take my kids to the Peter Rabbit film because he's in it.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: ChicagoLion on June 19, 2019, 07:33:53 AM
Yes I have Corden filed under C, for Complete Cxxxx
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: eamonn on June 19, 2019, 09:49:34 AM
Good old Tom...spotting us on the football scores on a June day and possibly confusing the FA Cup and Play-Off Final aside, good PR. Does he know his pic and quote are on one of the Witton Lane window-dressings?
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 19, 2019, 10:22:16 AM
Good old Tom...spotting us on the football scores on a June day and possibly confusing the FA Cup and Play-Off Final aside, good PR. Does he know his pic and quote are on one of the Witton Lane window-dressings?


Not at all. He posted the badge on the day of the final on his IG account, and he'd mentioned The Cup for next year at the Soccer Aid game the other day. He holds the same dream as the rest of us.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villabear on June 19, 2019, 05:14:04 PM
Tom Hanks was talking about us on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.  He was honest about why he ‘follows’ Villa but rather us than anyone else. At least he is confident we’ll be winning the FA cup next year 😉

Gillian Anderson didn't look impressed about the Villa 'soccer' chat. She must be a nose.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: SoccerHQ on June 19, 2019, 08:27:49 PM
Surely we can tempt him to a game next season, he's in England enough promoting films.

Bring Lorna back if needs be.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Newby on June 19, 2019, 10:47:42 PM
Tom Hanks was talking about us on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.  He was honest about why he ‘follows’ Villa but rather us than anyone else. At least he is confident we’ll be winning the FA cup next year 😉

Gillian Anderson didn't look impressed about the Villa 'soccer' chat. She must be a nose.

She's as nutty as they come. Up her own arse and changes her accent depending on who she is talking to.  Fucking fruit loop.  Although, also quite sexy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Des Little on June 20, 2019, 12:07:18 AM
I can just see Gillian Anderson giving it the big SOTV whist standing on the Tilton.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 20, 2019, 12:19:12 AM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.

If Cameron 'follows us' the least I'd expect is that he can remember our name. If he's been to Villa Park or Wembley as a cosseted guest of some corporate wanker because he once lied in the press about supporting Villa, that does not make him a fan. He might have trotted our name out because he has some tenuous family link to someone who supported Villa but that does not make him a fan. If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.

Cameron is a wanker but tenuous family link to someone who supported us is pushing things a bit far.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: villabear on June 20, 2019, 05:54:42 AM
Tom Hanks was talking about us on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.  He was honest about why he ‘follows’ Villa but rather us than anyone else. At least he is confident we’ll be winning the FA cup next year 😉

Gillian Anderson didn't look impressed about the Villa 'soccer' chat. She must be a nose.

She's as nutty as they come. Up her own arse and changes her accent depending on who she is talking to.  Fucking fruit loop.  Although, also quite sexy.

I saw her play Blanche DuBois in Streetcar named Desire at the Young Vic. Her performance was amazing. Also I can vouch for her being sexy.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Villan For Life on June 20, 2019, 07:23:42 AM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.

If Cameron 'follows us' the least I'd expect is that he can remember our name. If he's been to Villa Park or Wembley as a cosseted guest of some corporate wanker because he once lied in the press about supporting Villa, that does not make him a fan. He might have trotted our name out because he has some tenuous family link to someone who supported Villa but that does not make him a fan. If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.

Cameron is a wanker but tenuous family link to someone who supported us is pushing things a bit far.

It’s not a tenuous family link, our former chairman Sir William Dugdale was his uncle. However I doubt that West Ham Dave has ever set foot in Villa Park, the spineless wanker.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: cheltenhamlion on June 20, 2019, 09:54:50 AM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.

If Cameron 'follows us' the least I'd expect is that he can remember our name. If he's been to Villa Park or Wembley as a cosseted guest of some corporate wanker because he once lied in the press about supporting Villa, that does not make him a fan. He might have trotted our name out because he has some tenuous family link to someone who supported Villa but that does not make him a fan. If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.

Cameron is a wanker but tenuous family link to someone who supported us is pushing things a bit far.

It’s not a tenuous family link, our former chairman Sir William Dugdale was his uncle. However I doubt that West Ham Dave has ever set foot in Villa Park, the spineless wanker.

It was the Dugdale bit I was challenging, not that fat faced Etonian tosser.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: mike on June 20, 2019, 10:09:54 AM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.

If Cameron 'follows us' the least I'd expect is that he can remember our name. If he's been to Villa Park or Wembley as a cosseted guest of some corporate wanker because he once lied in the press about supporting Villa, that does not make him a fan. He might have trotted our name out because he has some tenuous family link to someone who supported Villa but that does not make him a fan. If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.

Cameron is a wanker but tenuous family link to someone who supported us is pushing things a bit far.

It’s not a tenuous family link, our former chairman Sir William Dugdale was his uncle. However I doubt that West Ham Dave has ever set foot in Villa Park, the spineless wanker.

It was the Dugdale bit I was challenging, not that fat faced Etonian tosser.

Yep, I didn't know about that bit but everything else stands and I can rant even more if you like about him leading us to appointing a racist, amoral serial liar and chancer to be our prime minister, perpetuating and entrenching the idea that birth into the elite buys you entitlement. If someone steals your possessions for their own benefit, they are a criminal. If someone bankrupts large swathes of the country by peddling lies to further their own agenda they are rewarded.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 06, 2019, 09:16:58 AM
Seems like a nice article until you have to sign up:

https://theathletic.co.uk/1104606/2019/08/05/prince-williams-affection-for-aston-villa-a-hand-written-letter-to-jack-grealish-and-playing-in-christian-bentekes-socks/?source=fbukadsbc&ad_id=23843566626410539&ad_channel=Facebook_Mobile_Feed_Croud&fbclid=IwAR0QXxZfOi7ImO7JSDv1FU3rAUzSi_eLpeyVCPkON9bcvV5Czie-1DCZlt0
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: aldridgeboy on August 06, 2019, 10:32:32 AM
Even though he didn't say it?




As for Cameron, he probably follows us due to the family connections but never claims to be a die hard fan.

If Cameron 'follows us' the least I'd expect is that he can remember our name. If he's been to Villa Park or Wembley as a cosseted guest of some corporate wanker because he once lied in the press about supporting Villa, that does not make him a fan. He might have trotted our name out because he has some tenuous family link to someone who supported Villa but that does not make him a fan. If anyone can show me a photo of him in the Hole End, arms aloft as Alan Hutton scored, I might change my mind.

Cameron is a wanker but tenuous family link to someone who supported us is pushing things a bit far.

It’s not a tenuous family link, our former chairman Sir William Dugdale was his uncle. However I doubt that West Ham Dave has ever set foot in Villa Park, the spineless wanker.

He was considering coming to VP once, but bottled it and let everyone else decide.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 06, 2019, 11:29:14 PM
Saying all of the above we do have the ultimate- William
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on August 06, 2019, 11:44:02 PM
Seems like a nice article until you have to sign up:

https://theathletic.co.uk/1104606/2019/08/05/prince-williams-affection-for-aston-villa-a-hand-written-letter-to-jack-grealish-and-playing-in-christian-bentekes-socks/?source=fbukadsbc&ad_id=23843566626410539&ad_channel=Facebook_Mobile_Feed_Croud&fbclid=IwAR0QXxZfOi7ImO7JSDv1FU3rAUzSi_eLpeyVCPkON9bcvV5Czie-1DCZlt0

Theathletic have been signing up loads of football journalists from the national and local newspapers.  Most of them are at the top of their professions.

And so that's who they've got to cover us - GregG fucking Evans, the Baggie from The Mail!

Don't think I'll bother subscribing.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Bad English on August 07, 2019, 07:29:56 AM
Saying all of the above we do have the ultimate- William
I didn't know Mr Shatner was a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 07, 2019, 08:54:32 AM
Bet prince bill would love it at an away at say sheff united (best one I can think of this season for a drink)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Vill I An on October 19, 2019, 12:43:39 PM
Frank Lampard on Villa supporter Prince William:


We had that conversation [about Villa]. I couldn’t understand why [the royals don’t support Chelsea].

“I asked why he supported Villa and he said it was because of a game he watched when he was younger and he felt that was the right thing to do. Then he’s obviously passed that down. I made a small attempt to get him [George] on the Chelsea side.

“He did say George came home from school to say all his friends support Chelsea, but he’s going to hold firm and be a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Damo70 on October 19, 2019, 12:48:32 PM
Frank Lampard on Villa supporter Prince William:


We had that conversation [about Villa]. I couldn’t understand why [the royals don’t support Chelsea].

“I asked why he supported Villa and he said it was because of a game he watched when he was younger and he felt that was the right thing to do. Then he’s obviously passed that down. I made a small attempt to get him [George] on the Chelsea side.

“He did say George came home from school to say all his friends support Chelsea, but he’s going to hold firm and be a Villa fan.


That is a quote from Frank Lampard Junior, who just like Prince William grew up supporting a team who play in claret & blue.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Brazilian Villain on December 12, 2019, 04:58:17 PM
Not sure if he qualifies as a celebrity but the new Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is a Villa fan.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50756062

Cue more Small Heathen conspiracy theories. ;)
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Border villan on February 28, 2020, 07:49:33 PM
Film on 4.
Bridge of Spies
Tom Hanks wears a claret and blue tie with a thin gold stripe in several scenes.
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: Vill I An on March 12, 2020, 01:24:46 AM
"Hello, folks.  Rita and I are down here in Australia.   We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches.   Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.  To play things right, as is needed in the world right now,  we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

Well, now.  What to do next?  The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.  Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!” – Tom Hanks


Get well soon Hanks
Title: Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
Post by: hilts_coolerking on March 12, 2020, 01:57:39 PM
Film on 4.
Bridge of Spies
Tom Hanks wears a claret and blue tie with a thin gold stripe in several scenes.
Saving Private Ryan
Tom Hanks feels blue when he gets on to Omaha Beach and there's claret everywhere.
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Post by: PeterWithe on March 12, 2020, 03:59:29 PM
Friend of a friend is in charge of the VAR monitoring site apparently. He’s an Albion fan. Which sheds light on quite a few decisions.
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Post by: Vill I An on March 13, 2020, 02:38:02 PM
Hanks latest
"Hello folks. (Wife)ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx" :)
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 13, 2020, 03:17:23 PM
I hope Wilson is ok.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on March 13, 2020, 03:52:52 PM
He's fine. And claret

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Post by: Vill I An on March 17, 2020, 10:13:24 PM
I hope Wilson is ok.

Wilson is the name of hanks wife too and good news -
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been discharged from an Australian hospital but remain in self-isolation as they recover from coronavirus.
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Post by: mr underhill on March 18, 2020, 09:04:17 AM
thanks for that Skillz. When Reuters is down we'll know who to turn to
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Post by: Mister E on March 18, 2020, 10:07:21 AM
thanks for that Skillz. When Reuters is down we'll know who to turn to
Whatever did happen to Eastie?
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Post by: Risso on March 18, 2020, 10:17:44 AM
On 3 September he went on holiday to the Algarve, for 10 days, staying in a nice 3 star hotel.  After that he moved from a 2 bed semi in Droitwich to a 3 bed detached in Erdington, with a blue door, in January 2018 he started Dry January but fell off the wagon when he visited a Harvester for Sunday lunch in Sutton Coldfield, where he had prawn cocktail to start, with a pint of Carling....
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Post by: AV82EC on March 18, 2020, 10:48:51 AM
On 3 September he went on holiday to the Algarve, for 10 days, staying in a nice 3 star hotel.  After that he moved from a 2 bed semi in Droitwich to a 3 bed detached in Erdington, with a blue door, in January 2018 he started Dry January but fell off the wagon when he visited a Harvester for Sunday lunch in Sutton Coldfield, where he had prawn cocktail to start, with a pint of Carling....

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Post by: Mister E on March 18, 2020, 12:31:39 PM
On 3 September he went on holiday to the Algarve, for 10 days, staying in a nice 3 star hotel.  After that he moved from a 2 bed semi in Droitwich to a 3 bed detached in Erdington, with a blue door, in January 2018 he started Dry January but fell off the wagon when he visited a Harvester for Sunday lunch in Sutton Coldfield, where he had prawn cocktail to start, with a pint of Carling....
Haha - very good, Risso!
Almost perfect, but you forgot to mention that he met the second cousin of the wife of Ian Taylor in the Algarve. Her name is Doris, IIRC.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on March 22, 2020, 10:17:03 PM
As demonstrated by Tom Hanks wife Rita, this is what happens after a while of self isolation

https://twitter.com/gloupelite/status/1241761660408410115?s=21
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Post by: Bren'd on March 23, 2020, 06:26:56 AM
Quite impressive Mrs Hanks.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on March 26, 2020, 04:14:01 PM
Wilson is the name of hanks wife too and good news -

Plus he also played the role of Charlie Wilson.