Aston Villa to The Hawthorns
The visit of Aston Villa to The Hawthorns, is arguably the biggest fixture of the season, with rivalries between the two sides going right back to the beginning of Football as we know it. Sadly this latest fixture didn't quite match the quality of the former heroes that turned up to both watch what we hoped would be a spectacle and entertain the Corporate guests in the East Stand suites. Cyrille Regis, Ray Wilson and Garry Thompson were joined by another former Villa and Albion man Ken McNaught, on duty in the various suites, whilst Association President Brendon Batson MBE, OBE was joined in the Regis Suite in the West Stand, by Joe Mayo, Ally Robertson, Campbell Crawford, Stan Jones, Darryl Burgess, Jimmy Cumbes and Tony Morley. along with Treasurer Norman Westbury. At the conclusion of the game Chairman Ray Wilson was on hand to have a chat to current squad member James McClean in the Millichip Suite after the match.
"Recent success against Staffordshire neighbours Stoke City continues with a fine 2-1 win over the Potters on Saturday, to complete the double over Mark Hughes's impressive side. Association members Tony Brown, Stan Jones, Colin Addison, Ken Hodgkisson, Phil Gilchrist and Ian Hamilton were joined by Treasurer Norman Westbury in the Regis Suite, when comedian Frank Skinner popped in to say 'Hello'. Whilst Graham Lovett, Denis Clarke and Derek Monaghan did 'the honours' in the East Stand Corporate suites, with 'Monners' bringing the curtain down on a fine day interviewing man of the match for many, Stephane Sessingnon."