Open for December Business
Aston Villa’s recent goal bonanza under Dean Smith has got Villa fans increasingly optimistic about seeing some bang for their buck now at Villa Park, and as a result, the Trinity Road Upper is now opening for the forthcoming December home double.
The extra support will no doubt be welcome as Villa face potentially tough tests against the pre-season favourites for promotion, Stoke City, on Saturday 15th December and one of the current favourites, Leeds United, on Sunday 23rd December.
A run of four wins in five games (the only anomaly being the 5-5 draw against Forest) has wet appetites along with the vast improvement in the brand of football being played.
The club reported today that the clash with Stoke is currently at 33.5k while Leeds is currently tracking at 34.6k. Both games are now on general sale.
MOMS attended a follow-up Villa Fan Consultation Group meeting last night with key Villa operational staff, and the Upper Trinity was mentioned in what was a solid two-hours of discussion (notes forthcoming soon).
Obviously Villa’s form will ultimately dictate the stand staying open for the rest of the season with the club conscious that fans obviously have a few spending pressures in January having had tackled Christmas etc.
While more news from the FCG meeting will become apparent very soon, it was funny to learn that no Villa staff there had heard about the Virgin Train discount that the club had arranged. MOMS had notified fans about it last week after stumbling on the Virgin site which was live and running.
All Villa season ticket holders and claret members can get 20% off advanced train tickets for matches and their general use. Check out – virgintrains.co.uk/avfc
MOMS story on it and the origins:
MOMS thinks it’s an excellent benefit and one that MOMS has been campaigning on for a while, so it was great to see the club’s work on it come to fruition.
Such real benefits deepen any feel good factor and will help everyone connected to Villa move in the same direction…which is hopefully promotion.
It was just a bit strange they didn’t make more of a fanfare about it!