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Special Forces
« on: December 07, 2019, 09:38:33 PM »
Inwhichwespeaktoone of the unsung heroes of Villa Park:

Known only as Darren, he is a member of what he calls an elite band of brothers “Yeah, we’re Special Forces alright!” Darren holds up his orange flourescent jacket with ‘Steward’ printed in white on the back.

“What we do on match days goes way beyond what you can imagine. It’s not so much the Villa fans although they can be difficult, it’s the away lot that are the problem for us.” Darren rummages in an old duffle bag and produces a slightly bent and crumpled empty can of Coke “One of them actually had this on him when I searched him! We had to close the turnstiles in order to do a proper search after we found it, bloody maniacs. You let one in with their own drinks and who knows what might happen. They’ll all do it and before then we wouldn’t be making any money from drinks, and then where would we be?””

Darren thought for a moment and then told us about one of his most scary moments, “I was in the Holte End when