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How did you become a Villa fan?

Safe to say there aren't many Aston Villa fans living here in the American midwest. If you follow the EPL you likely are a Man U fan or......that's it. It's sad really. It brings me to the question of how did you become a fan of the claret and blue?

Maybe you have family from the Birmingham area or just like the colors of the kits....endless possibilities.

Anyway I've always been a fan of the USMNT, but never really appreciated or took much of a liking to the MLS. In 2007 or so I decided I wanted to start following the EPL in more depth. With coverage becoming common in the US it now made it much easier to follow a team across the pond. I figured it would help me learn and appreciate the game a lot more.

So a friend and I both decided we would pick a new team and both become fans so we could share a conversation piece about our new favorite club. We looked through information about each Premier team at the time and made a list. Like stat nerds I looked over the history and traditions of the club. I didn't want to be another Man U, Man City, Chelsea (etc) fan...because that is just too easy and very much bandwagon like. My ambition was to find a stable club that would more often than not avoid relegation and a team I could follow through the ups and downs of being a fan.

Thus the choice: Aston Villa 

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