Villa Year 2013: Top 10 quotes from Agbonlahor, Benteke and Woakes
Below are the words of the likes of Christian Benteke, Gabby Agbonlahor and Brad Guzan aswell as former heroes Dwight Yorke and Brad Friedel.
Throw in celebrity fan Chris Woakes and you've got an eclectic mix.
"It's a massive thing to be joining such a list. When I made my debut I never dreamed I would play so much."
GABBY AGBONLAHOR is one of only 35 players to made 300 or more Villa appearances
"The song the fans sing for me gives me an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe but it gives me a special feeling in my body."
CHRISTIAN BENTEKE on his White Stripes anthem.
"I waited for four years but you always have to remember no-one is bigger than the team."
BRAD GUZAN isn't taking his hard-win place as Villa's regular keeper for granted.
"When he first arrived, I spotted immediately that he had things you just couldn't coach - bravery and a base of power and strength."
Former No.1 BRAD FRIEDEL gives his views on the current custodian Brad Guzan.
"He clearly follows the team and you could tell he has done that for a good number of years. He is certainly not a fair-weather fan. He is a true supporter."
Chief executive PAUL FAULKNER on meeting the Duke of Cambridge in his first visit to Villa Park.
"Me and Belly love the Villa - it's in our blood. To have that recognition of the club in the dressing room was just brilliant."
CHRIS WOAKES on being snapped with the Villa shirt on in the dressing room after winning the Ashes.
"I absolutely loved it at Villa. It was the best part of my career, no doubt. I adored my football at Villa. When I left, I was devastated. It was the only time I ever cried when I left a football club. "
PAUL MERSON admits strong feelings at leaving Villa as he reminisces on the eve of the opening day encounter at Arsenal.
"She's standing up already. She has tooth-pick legs like me but hers are stronger!"
FABIAN DELPH loves being a dad to his baby daughter Sophia
"This is where it all started for me. I was here nearly nine years - that's pretty much half of my career. Villa is absolutely MY club - always has been and always will be."
DWIGHT YORKE reflects on his claret and blue career on the eve of the Man Utd clash.
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