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Villa v Liverpool programme: Bannan exclusive interview

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Villa v Liverpool programme: Bannan exclusive interview

The visit of Liverpool is always one of the highlights on the Villa Park calendar - and we can promise a programme worthy of the occasion.

The Villa news & Record for the Easter Sunday clash against the Reds is another bumper issue, featuring an exclusive interview with Barry Bannan.

The Scottish midfielder is on the brink of his 50th Villa starting appearance but, as he explains, he has other goals in mind.

He also talks about his delight at playing his part in Villa's back-to-back wins against Reading and QPR - and how he misses his boyhood hero Stiliyan Petrov in the dressing room.

And that's not the only exclusive in this issue.

There's also an in-depth interview with virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy, who has followed Villa for the past four decades.

Our original "super fan" tells us his devotion to the claret and blue cause is as strong as ever.

We also reveal the name of the Villa supporter whose name will appear as a character in the next Jack Reacher novel.

Best-selling author Lee Child frequently uses the names of Villa players and managers in his books, but next time it will be a fan.

New boy Yacouba Sylla, meanwhile, expresses his gratitude to leading scorer Christian Benteke for helping him to settle in quickly at Villa Park, while the Kidzone section includes a centrefold poster of Andi Weimann.

Then there are regular columns by Paul Lambert, Ron Vlaar and Stan Collymore, while there's a double helping of nostalgia in the Villa Vault as we look back at the both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.

At £3, the Villa News & Record is an essential part of your matchday experience, and we are also offering our popular five-for-a-fiver deal.

Our popular programme bags include the Liverpool issue, two back issues from classic clashes against the Reds, one programme from the 1983-84 campaign and a £3 Poster Book - all for just £5.

Back issues from the games against West Ham and Manchester City will also be on sale at the kiosks, plus the Acorns Day special for the game against QPR.

Despite the £4 cover price, the Acorns day special almost sold out - with Villa fans only too happy to donate an extra £1 to the club's official charity partner.

Make sure you snap up tickets for Villa v Liverpool.


AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 28th March 2013
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