The Brigada 1874 of L8 of the Holte End have been an asset in generating atmosphere in the Lower Holte and also for their Villa banner displays. They are the seed for the imagination of what the Holte could be like to impress the footballing world. Imagine bigger displays and more frequent singing during games.
Lambert’s already spoken about a wish to make the Holte End like the Yellow Wall, and the Brigada 1874 certainly offer the first steps to that from a visual point of view.
[ Read what Lambert had to say about Holte End potential here ]
The club have tried to curtail the Brigada’s efforts to expand without really understanding the potential that their nurture could bring to home match day atmospheres. The club is often blinded by their impulse to control everything that happens in the stadium and often forget that it’s the supporters who give a stadium its identity with their passion and endeavour.
For those Villans who want to get involved in displays and having more fun supporting Villa on match days at Villa Park, the forthcoming FA Cup home game provides you with a chance to join in with the Brigada 1874 at the match and get involved. They plan to bring as many of their flags and banners to really boost the atmosphere against Blackpool. See the message below from them.
They’re a good bunch of lads. Even if you go on your own, just find them as detailed below and just mention MOMS sent you, if you need an icebreaker and warm welcome. The more the merrier!
Brigada 1874’s FA Cup Blackpool Game Message
For the game against Blackpool* the group will be moving to L7. This gives the group an opportunity to be together in one block in the ground as opposed to being scattered over L8 as we currently are.
It also gives us an opportunity to have more space for others to come and join the section and get involved.
We did this for Leyton Orient and it worked really well, creating a decent atmosphere at what would otherwise have been a very quiet game.
We’ll be on the left hand side of L7 in rows CC – GG.
Everyone who wants to get behind the team is very welcome.
* For the Blackpool game tickets for L7 in the Holte End are £15 adult or £8 U-18’s
For more info on Brigada 1874 check out their forum