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Aston Villa fans get ready for a Wembley cup final
John Finch and Marie Sherry
Father and daughter, John and Marie, are on the way to Wembley

"Fantastic", "thrilled" and "over the moon" are just some of the reactions from Aston Villa fans who are on their way to Wembley.

The first tickets for the Carling Cup Final went on sale at 9am on 27 January on a staggered basis to season ticket holders in various parts of the ground.

The Club has been allocated 31,000 tickets for the Cup Final which will take place on Sunday, 28 February.

Villa will be up against Manchester United.

It will be Aston Villa's first game at the new Wembley Stadium.

Villa fan Nigel Cox, from Rowley Regis, said he was really looking forward to a great day at Wembley and to seeing the new stadium.

He said people had been telling him how "fantastic" it was.

Steven Hiley
Steven is looking forward to seeing the new Wembley Stadium

Steven Hiley, from Streetly, has been to the old Wembley stadium before to watch the Villa, but was also looking forward to "seeing the arch and the atmosphere" at the new venue.

"It should be a good day," he said. "If we win, it'll be even better."

Another fan who cannot wait for the big day is Maureen Hawthorne from Nether Whitacre who said she felt great.

"You wait a long while for this," she said.

Fan Frank Croft, from Sutton Coldfield, was especially keen to get hold of a cup final ticket because he said he had been to every Villa game at Wembley since 1957 and didn't want to miss out on this one.

1957 Cup Final ticket
In the 1957 FA Cup Final, Villa beat Manchester United

Frank still carries the ticket from the 1957 final in his wallet and pointed out said prices were a bit different in those days,

"It was three and sixpence in old money, that's 17 and a half pence now," he said.

You can find out more about tickets for the Carling Cup Final on Aston Villa's website.




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