The Villans Insight | Chris Woakes
This is an interview I did with England Cricket Star, Chris Woakes. This Interview was done in our promotion season (2018-19)
Q: How did you become a Villa fan?
A: I became a Villa fan on the back of my old man being a life-long Villa fan....I had no choice, but I'm so pleased my dad forced Villa on me as it's in my blood and I would never see myself supporting anyone else!!
Q: What is your first memory of being a Villa fan?
A: My first Aston Villa game was in 1995, against Nottingham Forest, it was a draw but I just remember walking into Villa Park being in awe of the place, as a 6 year old.
Q: How often do you attend games at Villa Park?
A: I get to Villa Park as often as I can around Cricket games, but not as often as I would like as the International Cricket Schedule is pretty hectic, which means we are away from home a hell of a lot.
Q: Where do you think we wil finish this season? Any chance of a late Playoff push?
A: I think we have a great chance of making the playoffs now, We are in a great run of form. We have a very good team, in my opinion but having Jack back fit and firing is just invaluable to us as a team, he makes such a difference.
Q: Do you think that given time, Dean Smith is the right man to take us up?
A: I 100% think Dean Smith is the right man to take us forward. Villa man through and through. Local man, Deserves time and resources to take us back where we belong!!
Q: What's it like representing your country in Cricket?
A: Representing England is an amazing feeling! Hard to explain, but I never take any game for granted and try to play every one like it may be my last. It's a dream come true every time I wear the Three Lions.
Q: What is your best ever memory of being a Villa fan?
A: Best ever memory would have to be the two league cup wins in 1994 and 1996. I remember the 96 win better, and more vividly so maybe I'd say that game.
Q: What has been the favourite football match that you have attended?
A: Favourite game I've attended would have to be the FA Cup Semi Final against Liverpool, a few years ago. Shame that the final was one of the worst that I have attended.