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5 reasons to be here for Swansea

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5 reasons to be here for Swansea

Be here as we host Swansea City this Saturday.

But hurry, we're already at 40,000 tickets sold, with the final 2,000 expected to be gone very soon.

Here's a few reminders as to why this game is a must-see for all Villa fans.

1) One Of Our Own

We'll celebrate the fact Dean Smith, lifelong Aston Villa fan, has now officially been installed as our new Head Coach.

Smith will take to the Villa Park dugout for the first time on Saturday, beginning the job he insists he's 'always wanted'.

He should be afforded a hero’s welcome, with a cacophony of sound blistering across the stadium, with his proud family watching on.

More than anything though, he’ll be desperate for all three points to begin his journey. 

Don't miss out, get your tickets here!


2) Welcome back, JT

Last season's captain John Terry, much like Smith, will be greeted incredibly warmly when he appears on matchday as part of the head coach’s new-look backroom staff. 

Terry was a warrior in his one season in claret and blue, giving everything for the shirt and leading the team in an exemplary manner on and off the pitch.

Smith's fellow No.2, alongside Richard O'Kelly, Terry offers a unique link between the boss and the players – his team-mates just six months ago.

Book your seat for an afternoon of homecomings and welcomes at Villa Park!

DeanSmithVP23) Get in, before it's too late

It should be an amazing atmosphere inside Villa Park on Saturday as we herald in what Christian Purslow called “the start of a new era and direction at Aston Villa”.

There’s been huge interest in the Swans game since Dean Smith was appointed, with the game now almost certain to sell out for the first time this season.

Current sale forecasts mean all seats will have been snapped up by Wednesday afternoon!

Buy the last remaining Swansea tickets here.

AbrahamRotherham14) Tam-tastic

Fans will be eager to see Tammy Abraham yet again – if his goalscoring form at Villa Park is anything to go by.

Abraham has scored one goal every two games so far this season – three in six encounters in claret and blue.

That’s efforts against Rotherham, Preston and Millwall, two of which have come in B6.

Let’s hope the sequence starts again against Swansea, the club he spent the season on loan at last time around.

DeanSmithVP15) Trinity tonic

Trinity Road Upper is open for the first time this season, allowing us to get an extra 7,000 fans into the ground on Saturday!

Season Ticket Holders who previously sat in Trinity Road Upper have until 5pm on Tuesday 16th October to claim their old seat if they’d like it – please call 0333 323 1874 to action. 

General prices across the stadium are £20-£33 [adults], £15-£20 [concessions*], £10-£17 [U21s], £5-£10 [U18s], £45-£55 [Family Package**] – with tickets on general sale.

To buy, visit us in person, call 0333 323 1874 or buy online from our ONLINE BOX OFFICE.

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By @AVFCOfficial 11th October 2018