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Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5730 on: April 24, 2024, 04:20:04 PM »
Can we get to not building a new stadium chat please 😉😳😃

Dense Population - you'll never sing that.

A bit harsh, I think most Brummies could name a country on a world map.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5731 on: April 24, 2024, 04:29:15 PM »
A mini Wes interview. Donít get to hear from him much. In truth doesnít really say anything specific as it was the back end of a business interview on TV

https://x.com/justin_avfc_/status/1783099170796060916?s=46

I love the fact he says 'up the Villa' at the start.  I always remember as a kid my Grandad would say it every week when we visited and it's great the phrase is still so ingrained with fans after all these years.  I know a few other clubs use it, but it seems to me it's a mainly Villa thing and I love that.

UTFV. 

As a kid, I remember visiting my great grandmother, who was born in the early 1890s and suffered a husband who'd get a bit fighty whenever Villa lost, and every single time I saw her, the first thing she said to me was "up the villa". I remember the last time I saw my grandfather, he was in hospital and died later that day, the last thing he said as I left was "Up the Villa".

There some special things that make me think we are, well, special.

First of all, we are who we are, history and what not. Then there's the way we have a greater national cultural significance than the likes of, say, Newcastle. Then there's the fact that our name is so unusual - I don't know why the fuck the noses go on about carrying the city's name, a suburb is much cooler. Then there's the fact we so often get referred to by non Villa fans as "the Villa", that definite article adds respect and gravitas.

Plus, there is as John Gregory always said, a beatiful symmetry in our name - two five letter words. A name that starts and ends with the same letter. 'Villa' - how many others are there? Hardly any, and those that do exist are invariably named after us.

Aston Villa is unique, historic and culturally significant in ways the likes of pretty much all other clubs will never be.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5732 on: April 24, 2024, 04:33:02 PM »
Iím going to be honest and say I think thatís a bit unfair on the Geordies, there are plenty of clubs who deserve your ire more than them. That said agree with the rest of your summation.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5733 on: April 24, 2024, 04:37:45 PM »
Do you mean my mention? It isn't about ire, it's a randomly selected similar, big club which doesn't really play such a high profile in national culture as we do. No ire intended, not having a dig at them in anyway, and there are plenty of others.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5734 on: April 24, 2024, 04:58:54 PM »
Can we get to not building a new stadium chat please 😉😳😃

Dense Population - you'll never sing that.

Hmmm, I can think of a few places where they'd sing that. Then again, maybe they wouldn't realise they're dense.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5735 on: April 24, 2024, 05:14:27 PM »
I've been thinking about this situation, and as much as I don't want us to move from Villa Park, I just hope that if/when we do it's not for the addition of a poxy ten thousand seats. Actually, even twenty thousand wouldn't be enough to move in my view.

If we're going to move, it must be for 70,000+ seats, with provision to expand even beyond that.

If people say we won't fill it, it's missing the point. The game really is all about the money now. 15,000 empty seats won't matter if the total receipts are (plucking a figure out of the air) ten million quid per game thanks to the corporate.

As for getting the extra people in and out? Dunno. Don't care. A problem for the club/authorities to sort out.

It occurred to me that every other club in the area hates the Villa. Wolves have invented a rivalry with us, so did Coventry a quarter of a century ago. I've even met Walsall fans who hate Villa. Fucking Walsall, ffs. Well I say let's shoot for the stars and give them even more to be green with envy about.

I think Wolves are moonwalking away from their imaginary rivalry. Some of the wifeís family are dogheads and I was told after we beat them that it was all just a laugh and they hate Smethwick really. Youíve just got to sit back and smile.
The rest of them as we know are just eaten up by envy. Apart from Small Heath who are building the Wembley of the midlands and will rule the world in a few years!!!!
I love that first sentence. Absolutely brilliant. I know more blue noses than i'd like to admit and the majority absolutey believe that they are on the cusp of greatness and we will be left in their wake in the next few years. It's also a common belief that they are planning to get relegated so Netflix can do a documentary based on the American owners at Wrexham and The Sty. I don't think delusional is a strong enough word to describe them. I  think Yampy describes them better.

I could think of a lot of other words to describe them but Iím happy to stick with yampy and maybe add irrelevant to that.


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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5736 on: April 24, 2024, 06:12:49 PM »
As a kid, I remember visiting my great grandmother, who was born in the early 1890s and suffered a husband who'd get a bit fighty whenever Villa lost, and every single time I saw her, the first thing she said to me was "up the villa". I remember the last time I saw my grandfather, he was in hospital and died later that day, the last thing he said as I left was "Up the Villa".

There some special things that make me think we are, well, special.

First of all, we are who we are, history and what not. Then there's the way we have a greater national cultural significance than the likes of, say, Newcastle. Then there's the fact that our name is so unusual - I don't know why the fuck the noses go on about carrying the city's name, a suburb is much cooler. Then there's the fact we so often get referred to by non Villa fans as "the Villa", that definite article adds respect and gravitas.

Plus, there is as John Gregory always said, a beatiful symmetry in our name - two five letter words. A name that starts and ends with the same letter. 'Villa' - how many others are there? Hardly any, and those that do exist are invariably named after us.

Aston Villa is unique, historic and culturally significant in ways the likes of pretty much all other clubs will never be.

I wonít look at comparing significance, but my mum,
Ok brummie company, my mom has been saying ďI hope they winĒ all my life. Itís felt somehow more significant of late. I guess I know my folks wonít be around forever.

My 4th gen little ones age 3 & 4 were on Sunday finding villa fans they could say UTV! to from the double pram that is our vehicle to get back to the car. Of course itís gradual conditioning (not that much deliberate) but it does feel special that random engagement of cute face painted kids and fellow Villa family.

Likewise coming into the bedroom and little AV is singing away to herself the night before the match ďEmi Martinez the worldís #1Ē so sweetly, gently and then laughinglyÖ

Her younger sister has worked out saying UTV to Daddy gets a good response and has been unexpectedly delivering a few which is hilarious.

I also had Ďa momentí just explaining to someone the beauty of our name.

 (itís the hope that kills you butÖ.) It does feel a special time

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5737 on: April 24, 2024, 06:49:05 PM »
We don't need to build A stadium.  We need two.

We also need to build a brand a new suberb of Birmingham.

A New Aston.

Look at the area around Wembley today.

Imagine that with Aston Hall and Villa Park as the back drop.

Job 1. Build a new housing development - as posh and modern as you like - and give the all locals a penthouse each.

Job 2. Build a new 30,000 stadium for the Ladies and all the other teams - they shouldn't be playing in Walsall. Just Like Barca and Manchester City have.

Job 3. Build a new Shoppping Centre + 27,000 Indoor Entertainment Complex (Bigger Than Manchesters)

Job 4. Villa Park almost but quite on the same sight - Overlaping the existing footprint.  Only demolish when 2/3 complete.  1/2 A Season sharing with the new 30,000 stadium.

We redevelop the whole of Aston with access Directly off Express Way and two Railway lines.

Two new Stadia, New Housing, New Entertainiment.  A new Aston.

With a mono rail from the Barton Arms to the new Holte End. Once more the largest cop end - in the world.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5738 on: April 24, 2024, 06:51:56 PM »
We don't need to build A stadium.  We need two.

We also need to build a brand a new suberb of Birmingham.

A New Aston.

Look at the area around Wembley today.

Imagine that with Aston Hall and Villa Park as the back drop.

Job 1. Build a new housing development - as posh and modern as you like - and give the all locals a penthouse each.

Job 2. Build a new 30,000 stadium for the Ladies and all the other teams - they shouldn't be playing in Walsall. Just Like Barca and Manchester City have.

Job 3. Build a new Shoppping Centre + 27,000 Indoor Entertainment Complex (Bigger Than Manchesters)

Job 4. Villa Park almost but quite on the same sight - Overlaping the existing footprint.  Only demolish when 2/3 complete.  1/2 A Season sharing with the new 30,000 stadium.

We redevelop the whole of Aston with access Directly off Express Way and two Railway lines.

Two new Stadia, New Housing, New Entertainiment.  A new Aston.

With a mono rail from the Barton Arms to the new Holte End. Once more the largest cop end - in the world.

And a new youth team training centre to hoover up the most promising kids around ON THE MOON.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5739 on: April 24, 2024, 07:00:06 PM »
Can we get to not building a new stadium chat please 😉😳😃

Dense Population - you'll never sing that.

A bit harsh, I think most Brummies could name a country on a world map.
I went to skool in Birmingham. I can name the Black Country. They talk funny there.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5740 on: April 24, 2024, 07:02:25 PM »
We don't need to build A stadium.  We need two.

We also need to build a brand a new suberb of Birmingham.

A New Aston.

Look at the area around Wembley today.

Imagine that with Aston Hall and Villa Park as the back drop.

Job 1. Build a new housing development - as posh and modern as you like - and give the all locals a penthouse each.

Job 2. Build a new 30,000 stadium for the Ladies and all the other teams - they shouldn't be playing in Walsall. Just Like Barca and Manchester City have.

Job 3. Build a new Shoppping Centre + 27,000 Indoor Entertainment Complex (Bigger Than Manchesters)

Job 4. Villa Park almost but quite on the same sight - Overlaping the existing footprint.  Only demolish when 2/3 complete.  1/2 A Season sharing with the new 30,000 stadium.

We redevelop the whole of Aston with access Directly off Express Way and two Railway lines.

Two new Stadia, New Housing, New Entertainiment.  A new Aston.

With a mono rail from the Barton Arms to the new Holte End. Once more the largest cop end - in the world.

And a new youth team training centre to hoover up the most promising kids around ON THE MOON.
Fuck that - the moon league is a farmers league

Offline Chris Harte

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5741 on: April 24, 2024, 07:05:47 PM »
We don't need to build A stadium.  We need two.

We also need to build a brand a new suberb of Birmingham.

A New Aston.

Look at the area around Wembley today.

Imagine that with Aston Hall and Villa Park as the back drop.

Job 1. Build a new housing development - as posh and modern as you like - and give the all locals a penthouse each.

Job 2. Build a new 30,000 stadium for the Ladies and all the other teams - they shouldn't be playing in Walsall. Just Like Barca and Manchester City have.

Job 3. Build a new Shoppping Centre + 27,000 Indoor Entertainment Complex (Bigger Than Manchesters)

Job 4. Villa Park almost but quite on the same sight - Overlaping the existing footprint.  Only demolish when 2/3 complete.  1/2 A Season sharing with the new 30,000 stadium.

We redevelop the whole of Aston with access Directly off Express Way and two Railway lines.

Two new Stadia, New Housing, New Entertainiment.  A new Aston.

With a mono rail from the Barton Arms to the new Holte End. Once more the largest cop end - in the world.
I love it. Make it happen.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5742 on: April 24, 2024, 07:22:55 PM »
Chicago Bears just announced their new stadium plans. Soldier Field is downtown Chicago now and this would be built (it appears) in the same area. Itís a brilliant city with great architecture.

https://x.com/chicagobears/status/1783185834490888461?s=46

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5743 on: April 24, 2024, 08:01:13 PM »
I love "Up the Villa" as a universal form of hello to all like-minded fans when you see them out in the wild. I was doing a parkrun in Rutland on Saturday in my Villa top, and got 5 "Up the Villa!" shouts, 4 from other runners and one from one of the marshalls. Not bad for what is effectvely East Leicestershire.

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Re: NSWE Investment
« Reply #5744 on: April 24, 2024, 08:52:59 PM »
Chicago Bears just announced their new stadium plans. Soldier Field is downtown Chicago now and this would be built (it appears) in the same area. Itís a brilliant city with great architecture.

https://x.com/chicagobears/status/1783185834490888461?s=46

Right next door but keeping the old Soldier Field stands to frame the parkland it seems.

 


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