Aston Villa announce details of FA Cup Quarter Final victory open top parade

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Aston Villa FC have announced details of an open top parade through Birmingham city centre following their 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory over local rivals West Bromwich Albion.

A club spokesman, Trevor Mount, claimed the atmosphere around the club was a throw-back to its 80’s hey-day.

“Saturday was like the halcyon European Cup days of the 1980’s, replete with thousands of mindless hooligans invading the pitch,” he told reporters.

“But it only served to add to the nostalgic feel around the place.”

“The manager, the club’s board and the club’s sponsors are simply ecstatic to see the fans buying into that 1980’s spirit.”

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“We only hope they carried on the celebrations by arranging a massive fight in a local car park having racially abused any foreign passers-by en route.”

Villa Parade

Club owner Randy Lerner is said to be eager to further celebrate the clubs achievement by supplementing the parade with a range of commemorative mugs.

He told reporters, “We’re certain any self-respecting ‘Villan’ will be making their way to the club shop to pick up the Quarter-Final victory mug – but it won’t stop there.”

“It’s just as well the semi-final is being played at Wembley, as we are in the process of flogging off the victorious Villa Park turf on eBay.”

The club said they were not yet in a position to confirm plans for next year’s parade for a 7th place finish in the Championship.

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