The Aston Villa ‘Who are You?: from hurricane Sandy to ill winds in Sunderland

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When Holland Pintarch* agreed to be our Aston Villa candidate for the “Who are You?” hot seat, we had no idea she would have to rise heroically above Hurricane Sandy to answer the questions in time. Things were tough in her part of Pennsylvania and we are relieved that it was no worse than that in her case. Holland is the type of supporter who dismays a certain type of other supporter, as our exchanges explore, but Salut! Sunderland believes her responses are outstanding and offer as vivid a profile as possible of what drives an overseas fan of the game to follow a British club …



Salut! Sunderland:

OK, what is a graduate in American studies from North Lebanon, PA, doing supporting Aston Villa? We always expect people from abroad to latch onto successful clubs.

First, don’t think I looked over that little dig against Villa! When I realized how much I enjoyed watching Premier League games, I then faced the unavoidable question of: “Now which club will I support?” My thought process in deciding is a little chaotic, so I’ll spare you most of the details. I knew I didn’t want to support a club that everyone winds up supporting, choosing one solely because they’re at the top of the League. I’ve never been one to just jump on the bandwagon. However, I didn’t want to begin supporting one that might be immediately up for relegation at the end of that season… thereby granting me only a brief relationship with them in the PL.

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