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Author Topic: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?  (Read 102716 times)

Offline Tokyo Sexwhale

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #525 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.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #526 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.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #527 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)

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #528 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.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #529 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.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #530 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. ;)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 05:00:52 PM by Brazilian Villain »

Offline Border villan

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #531 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.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #532 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

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #533 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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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #534 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.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #535 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" :)

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #536 on: March 13, 2020, 03:17:23 PM »
I hope Wilson is ok.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #537 on: March 13, 2020, 03:52:52 PM »
He's fine. And claret


Offline Vill I An

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #538 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.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #539 on: March 18, 2020, 09:04:17 AM »
thanks for that Skillz. When Reuters is down we'll know who to turn to