The Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the latest news coming out of their club, that the Bodymoor Heath Training Facility has had the naming rights sold by the club and will now be called the Recon Training Complex. Bodymoor Heath has been the club’s training centre since the 19070’s and underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment ten years ago. Villa fans can read more about the new deal on the Aston Villa website.
New training ground naming rights partner announced as Bodymoor Heath is set to be renamed…
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) 11 April 2018
Aston Villa has been well in the mix for a promotion place this season and currently sit 4th in the Championship. The club will have to brave the playoffs if they want to make a swift return to the Premier League after suffering the drop in 2016 after a shocking campaign under Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde. The club have had a serious revamp since suffering the drop and a number of “the bomb squad”, as they’re known by The Villains, have left Villa Park.
The Villa fans have just four league games remaining, plus a possible three more games if they are to be promoted via the playoffs. The club will need to treat their remaining fixtures like cup finals as they count down towards the end of the season. The Villa Park faithful don’t want to be suffering another season in England’s second-tier and believe they belong in the Premier League considering they had been ever-presents in the Premier League until their relegation ended that in 2016.
You can read our resident Villains’ verdict on their training complex’s new name here:
. You have MOMS's blessing to rename the Doug Ellis stand… #AVFC
— My Old Man Said (@oldmansaid) April 11, 2018
Great way to get revenue in the club. Who cares what the training ground is called anyway? UTV. #AVFC
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) April 11, 2018
I RECON people are not going to be happy with this!
— Billdanks83 (@WDanks) April 11, 2018
Clever clever villa pic.twitter.com/c7B2FtdgnU
— Lucassss (@Pearcey68) April 11, 2018
Honestly don't care what they call the training ground rename the Doug Ellis and North stand too.
— Heel Hicks (@krh944) April 11, 2018
As long as Villa Park stays Villa Park I can't see anybody being annoyed with this one bit
— Luke Chapman (@Lchapman1304) April 11, 2018
A clever way of getting money into the club, similar to how Man City get away with it with their stadium name. Not really fussed what the 'official' name of the training ground is. As long as he sticks to his promise of never renaming Villa Park then happy days
— Simon O'Regan (@SiORegan) April 11, 2018
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