The following is a transcript of an interview of the then Villa chairman Fred Rinder, in the week preceding the 1924 Cup Final, by a senior member of the Athletic News, a foremost journal of that time which existed until 1930. The interview is preceded by the interviewer’s comments on the achievements of Aston Villa […]
This week’s article is of lighter vein! The following is another article written in 1902 by William McGregor, in which he tells various tales of his times on tour with the Villa in Scotland during the 1880s. The tales are detailed enough that anyone spending a holiday in Scotland might be able to find some […]
John Terry, a man not necessarily beloved by Villans, could well be in claret and blue soon. And for me, the pros outweigh the cons.
The following is a substantial extract from an article written in 1902 by William McGregor, the ‘Father of the League’: the founder of league football. A businessman, he became connected to Aston Villa in 1877 and was greatly appreciated for his avuncular presence and calming influence at the Club. In 1886 he was elected chairman […]
The following is the second and final part of an article written around 1905 to 1907 by Howard Spencer, who was the Villa captain between 1902 and 1907, in-between John Devey and Joe Bache. Spencer also captained England on a few occasions. He became a director on the Villa board in 1909, where he remained […]