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Marka Ragnos
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What are three good location-related reasons to come to Brum and sign with Villa? 

I've only been to Birmingham five or six times, mostly as a child, and I know it's not the Costa del Sol, but does the prospect of making a home within range of Villa Park & Bodymoor Heath have some clear positives for transfer targets or for current players we want to keep? I realise location is just one piece of the package, but there must be some good place-related reasons.

For me, it's:

1) proximity to all the beautiful hiking/cycling lands of the far West Midlands/Herefordshire,

2) the presence of University of Birmingham, and

3) down-to-earth and really diverse people with incredible senses of humour or something like that? 
 
Non-serious or "joke" answers actively encouraged, but they will be sent to live here in my US state, and believe me, you will not like it. If the AK's and fentanyl don't get you, the yukky chocolate will.

 

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1. Sutton Park has loads of cool wildlife for kids, I'm sure that would be a big pull to a lot of the foreign players especially, who are very family orientated, so some good days out where they might not be recognised and pestered all the time. Lickey Hills is another scenic location, as you say they can also easily go West and to Hereford and Worcestershire way.

2. Large property with a lot of space, they will get a much better house for their money than a more built up area, particualrly if they go to Warwickshire/toward Bodymoor heath

3. The option to have both a decent night out in a city environment and go to casinos/nightclubs etc whilst also having the option to get in the car and get out into outstanding areas of natural beauty. I feel like signing for Villa gives you both of these options, other clubs in more built up areas will obviously have nice areas too but Villa has a particualrly good mix on the doorstep. Many players also enjoy golf and The Belfry is one of the best places for that which is round the corner from BMH

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Birmingham now has many very nice places to eat and drink, and the Bullring and Mailbox are great places to shop.

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I had a nice coffee in a place just off new street. It's called 200 degrees and it would almost allow you to forget you're in Birmingham with all its build a bear jd sports tat.

So maybe that might interest them

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I sure none of these are really what entice a footballer… 

 

But if they did, you could add that no where in the UK outside of London has more Michelin starred restaurants. 

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1 minute ago, mikeyp102 said:

I sure none of these are really what entice a footballer… 

 

But if they did, you could add that no where in the UK outside of London has more Michelin starred restaurants. 


How very dare you!  I have it on good authority that Paul McGrath’s pre match meal was a full desi grill for two people.

Meat man meat! 

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Just now, ferguson1 said:


How very dare you!  I have it on good authority that Paul McGrath’s pre match meal was a full desi grill for two people.

Meat man meat! 

I prefer a Flan.. 

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1- There are nice places to live in and around the city. 

2- There are places to go (as many as anywhere else, other than in London I would suggest) and we have good transport links if they don't float your boat.  

3- The money they get paid is the same money as they get paid in that there London, but there is less to spend it on. 

As a special bonus, you also get to play for the Villa!

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Not that it matters much to a football player, but the cost of living would be lower than London for 1. Also it is not that far from London, so if you didn't want live in London, but still have a form of convenience of living in a  City then Birmingham would be a good spot. 

Correct me if I'm wrong but I find that when I visit family in Birmingham, the people living in Birmingham are friendlier than people living in London too. 

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