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Villa v Chelsea match programme: Baker exclusive interview

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Villa v Chelsea match programme: Baker exclusive interview

Nathan Baker has been one of Villa's unsung heroes with his solid performances over the past few months.

But the modest centre-back from Worcester steps out of the shadows for an exclusive interview in the latest issue of the Villa News & Record.

Nathan tells us how he feels about never being in the headlines, no matter how well he plays; what it's like to play alongside skipper Ron Vlaar - and his rivalry with long-time pal Ciaran Clark for a place in the team.

The programme for the match against Chelsea also includes Christian Benteke, Yacouba Sylla, Brad Guzan, Grant Holt and Joe Bennett, who is the latest player in the spotlight in our regular What's In a Name feature.

We also take a look at Villa's landmark victories during the Premier League era.

The thrilling 4-3 victory over West Bromwich Albion was our 300th - and we recall also the first, the 100th and the 200th.

There's a double helping of former Villa winger Steve Froggatt, too.

Froggy has joined AVTV as an analyst on the official club TV channel's pre-match show - and he also tells us about his most memorable match in claret and blue. It was one that had him laughing out loud!

Other highlights of the programme for the Chelsea game include the award-winning Villa Vault section include Six of the Best Villa strikers, a Q & A with Bobby Thomson and a rare photo of Villa's players being introduced to the Duke of York before the 1920 FA Cup final at Stamford Bridge.

Then there are regular columns by Paul Lambert, Stan Collymore and skipper Ron Vlaar, who reveals his short list for Villa's goal of the season.

You will also find a preview of a competition which could land one lucky Villa supporter nearly 1,000 match programmes - all for the price of one.

At £3, the Villa News & Record is great value, and for even better value, why not pick up one of our increasingly popular five-for-a-fiver programme bags?

These include the Chelsea programme, the new JV-Life magazine, a Villa poster book, a copy of Villa's Perfect 10 and Villa v Chelsea from 2010-11 - all for just £5.

You can also buy the matchday programme on eBay too.

You will also be able to snap up the new iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone version, which will be available before the game as well as the Kindle Fire edition too.

This weekend will see the launch of a one month subscription priced at £3.99, with the two month subscription being reduced to £7.49.

We also offer a subscription service at £66 for the printer version for the season, including postage. European postage costs an additional £39 and worldwide postage an extra £64.

For details, call 0845 0001 or email


By @AVFCOfficial 13th March 2014
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