He’s educated, rich, famous, good looking, second in line to the throne of the fourth largest economy on the planet, and a large proportion of the female population under the age of forty would like to sleep with him. So naturally you buy him an Aston Villa season ticket. That’ll teach him the meaning of chronic disappointment. Yes, Wills is a Villan.
(Mind you, he hasn’t got a proper job and he is almost certain to go prematurely bald, but I think those can also be desirable qualities in a man.)
As a long, long suffering Villa fan, I can confirm that I have not seen the young Prince in attendance at home matches… so what sort of supporter is he. Anyway, if he does get his ticket, I hope it’s next to the loathsome Doug Ellis. They deserve each other.
Just the women under 40?
I might be wrong, but I believe when Wills became ‘the first ever Royal to support a football team’ – oh yes, they are just like us common people, honestly they are! – he said he was a Middlesbrough fan.
It was about the time Fabrizio Ravenelli and the boys were there. He never went to any games and then they got relegated and he changed allegiances to Villa.
So not only is he not a proper fan supporting his local club where he grew up, he changes allegiances (a football no-no) and is a rubbish glory hunter. If you are going to change teams, at least pick a decent one worth taking the abuse for.
And of course, he’s been down at Charlton this week doing training with the kids. And stating Villa are far better than Charlton. Even though Charlton are well above Villa in the League.
So he is clearly a bit thick too.
Unlike the general stereotype we have of the Royal family in the UK. Obviously.
PS Whilst I am moaning bout football can I say Watford won 3-1 yesterday. It’s rare we win, so I have to make th emost of it! 🙂
Kerron, I’ll join you in being happy because my team won yesterday, too!(Southend 3-0 Bristol. Awesome.)
Awesome, Lizzie. Awesome. 😉
The Villa are sure to take a tumble tonight at the City of Manchester stadium where the future England manager will lead the blue boys into battle. Two nil to us, I reckon.
Wills’ dimness is a good example of the virtues of the hereditary principle. In any other walk of life – politics, business, academe -dimness would be a disadvantage. But monarchy is truly inclusive.
Isn’t premature baldness a contradiction in terms? At least, I bloody hope it is.
Oh dear, it’s almost as if some of the commenters here are using this news story as an excuse to have a go at poor old William Wales. I wouldn’t want to come across as any great defender of the monarchy but a few things do require correction: 1) I don’t believe that William has ever claimed to be a Middlesborough supporter – do you have proof of this? 2) If he’s a glory hunter what is he doing supporting Villa (or Middlesborough)? Surely he would choose to support Chelsea – they are much closer to SW1 and he would be guaranteed ‘glory’. 4) If a belief that the team you support is better than one which is currenty higher in the league is proof of ‘dimness’, then that would include a substantial number of fans – including me, as an Arsenal fan, I would still argue that we are far better than our North London rivals.
It’s all very well supporting the club from the area where you grew up, but where I grew up any mention of football – or the ‘huggy huggy kissy kissy game’ as it was known – was greeted with flapping wrists, effeminate voices and kissing noises. In the intervening years the All Blacks seem to have become quite adept at displays of emotion – my grandfather must be turning in his urn.
Back to football. In Scotland there is more than the simple question of locality to consider – Hearts or Hibs? Err……
Toon Army! Toon Army!
Hmm his dimness is revealed in his unsurprising choice of career!
What I would buy him is a map of Iraq, ‘cos that’s where we will hopefully send him in a few year’s time as one of our soldiers.