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Aston Villa install a 'self-pour bar' where fans can make their own pint and pay with card

Aston Villa install a 'self-pour bar' where fans can make their own pint and pay with card

The so-called 'self-pour bar' allows fans to pay with a card to save queuing up.

Aston Villa have decided to install a 'self-pour bar' in the Villa Park concourses to give supporters the option to make their own drinks – and it has been described as the 'future' of football by some.

It was a memorable Friday night in Birmingham for many Villa supporters. Goals from Leon Bailey and Emi Buendia secured an important three points against a struggling Leeds side, who sit just two points above the relegation zone.

Most fans inside Villa Park were content with their match-day experience this week. But it wasn't just their performance on the pitch that had people talking.

The Premier League outfit have earned plaudits after a 'self-pour' bar was installed in the concourses so fans can pour their own pints and pay with their card to save queuing up.

There was certainly a mixed reaction to the bar from fans on social media.

One said: "This has nothing to do with queuing it all to to with employing less staff just the same as the self service checkouts in supermarkets," while another wrote: "I'm actually jealous, that's a great idea considering the staff just serve depressing pints."

A third commented: "A genius idea but have to feel for the hospitality staff that will lose their jobs as a result."

A fourth said: "Not sure on this! As someone that has their own bar in their garden, it can be painful watching someone pour a pint who does not know how to do it!"

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery was delighted after his side managed to secure a "fantastic" three points.

“We showed very good character,” Emery told VillaTV post-match.“It was very important with our supporters here in Villa Park, to try to connect with our supporters.

“This character but, as well, good skills, good positioning and a good way to win. I think in the first half we needed our goalkeeper, we needed to be defensively strong.

“But in the second half I think we reacted very well - keeping ball possession more, longer and, really, getting balls better than the first half.

“We had very good options, very good chances to score, we got the second goal, we created more chances to score.

“But at the end they were pushing, trying to keep the option in the match and they scored one goal, but it wasn’t enough for them. We are so, so happy.”

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Topics: Aston Villa, Premier League, Leeds United, Unai Emery