Supporters and shareholders of Aston Villa have joined together to fight what they see as the “endless cycle of under-achievement” their club has suffered for the past 20 years.

Press Release - 11th July 2003.Fans Survey

Villa Fans Combined are pleased to be working with respected football survey site www.footballfanscensus.com to find out exactly how fans of Aston Villa feel as customers of the club. We ask all fans of Aston Villa to complete the survey in order to give us even more information as to how the current set up is viewed. The more information we gain, the better the argument for a roots and branch change.

To complete the survey, click here to visit the Football Fans Census site and click on the Villa link on the home page.

Again, like the
Hodgson report, it is important to point out that The Football Fans Census are an independent organisation(see notes). We would also like to point out that subscriptions are available to the press and interested parties for complete report packages and ffc can be contacted via their website.

This in depth survey, which will develop over the month, is another positive step forward for VFC. VFC spokesman Jonathan Fear says, "this survey is just another step in showing the current board that the fans are not willing to sit and watch the club decline anymore. We have had the excellent Hodgson Report - Aston Villa PLC and are now looking from the grass roots level of the club. It is time for radical change and VFC won't rest until it is achieved."

VFC would also like to announce following our successful recent 'Testimonial Evening' for Ian Taylor and Alan Wright, that we have raised £750 for www.avids.co.uk and Ian Taylor has gratefully accepted their invitation to become their patron. Illustrating once more that VFC are a positive and constructive group. We would now like to challenge the board of Aston Villa to match the sum VFC have raised in order to double the donation to Avids. We will contact Mark Ansell in due course and look forward to a positive reaction.

ENDS


Contacts:
Jonathan Fear
Navid Nazir
info@villafc.com

Notes:

Football Fans Census:

Mission Statement:
To provide an independent and neutral forum for football fans that is both an information resource and a platform enabling them to communicate opinion and issues relating to the game.

Information on reports:

The Football Fans Census is a new company that runs national surveys and produces reports to promote football fans attitudes on issues within the industry to the game's authorities and decision-makers. Have access to the very reports sitting on the desks of the:

  • FA, Premier League and Football League
  • Independent Football Commission
  • The DCMS and the Prime Minister


  • http://www.footballfanscensus.com/reports.html

    VFC (Villa Fans Combined)
    VFC is an umbrella group that includes independent websites such as Holteenders.com (Mike Field), VillaTalk.com (Peter Bosworth and John Cresswell), astonished etc, Navid Nazir, The Aston Villa Shareholders Association, Jonathan Fear and a long list of supporters from all sections of the Villa community.

    ENDS

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    Reaction from first meeting:
    Paul's response: Remember the day - the 24th of May.
    Previous Press Releases:
    26th June 2003: Second Rally - The Hodgson Report
    18th June 2003: Fans Testimonial for Ian Taylor and Alan Wright
    6th June 2003: Second meeting announced.
    20th May 2003: New Manager, same core problems.
    20th May 2003: Rally 24th May - Update.
    18th May 2003: Potential investors identifed - Report commissioned.
    14th May 2003: GT Resigns. The Board Must Go Now.
    12th May 2003: Another wasted season, another opportunity missed.
    4th May 2003: VFC Update - The right moment?
    10th April 2003: Treffick Shareholding, Uncertainty and the Fear.
    4th April 2003: Club for Sale - Time For Change.

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