Brigada 1874 – Louder and Prouder for the New Season
When it comes to the eternal dilemma of putting the atmosphere back into Villa Park, one Aston Villa group of supporters are peerless – The Brigada 1874. Of course, having a team that plays free-flowing attacking football would always help matters, in terms of raising the crowd, but the Brigada 1874 ultras keep the support coming, whether it’s raining or shining on the pitch.
Last season saw the Brigada grow from strength to strength; on top of their customary vocal support and great selection of banners was their streamer display during the Christmas period, messages to Sky Sports and their continual support for Stiliyan Petrov above and beyond the club’s organised 19 minute tribute.
Initially, some fans were dubious of the Brigada 1874 due to their ‘ultra’ tag. There were misconceptions of them being ‘communists’ or even ‘fascists’, but anybody who knows their football. will know what it stands for in the context of football. It’s all about supporting your team to the max.
Other Villa supporters, certainly in the remarks we’ve received on MOMS social media sites have been very complimentary of the Brigada 1874’s efforts. The best remarks often by parents, informing us how much their children enjoyed being in L7 or L8 of the Holte due to the atmosphere the Brigada 1874 created.
As gratitude for their efforts, the group also enjoys its own section on MOMS.
Below is the Brigada 1874 video review of the 2012/13 season, which includes behind-the-scenes pictures of the creation of their infamous banners.
In terms of the 2013/14 season, Brigada 1874 informed MOMS that they were looking to further the group’s achievements from last season.
“In terms of the coming season, will shall be remaining in L8 and building on last season’s developments, with an eye to building the atmosphere and the general group ethic in that area of the Holte. We’ve taken on a few new members over the summer who can offer something to the group and we are always looking for new faces who agree with our principles and fit the bill.”
If you’re in a section of Villa Park, where you feel at the moment you can’t really express yourself and are renewing your season ticket, check out the Brigada 1874 forum and reach out to them to get involved. UTV
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