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Leaked List Of Fines At Aston Villa Have Gone Viral, He's Taking No Prisoners

Josh Lawless

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Leaked List Of Fines At Aston Villa Have Gone Viral, He's Taking No Prisoners

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Aston Villa's fine list has been leaked online and highlight the high standards expected at a top tier Premier League club.

After Dean Smith was sacked, Steven Gerrard took the reins at Villa Park in November and first managerial job at Rangers, where he delivered a 55th Scottish league title and went the whole league season unbeaten in 2020/21.

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Villa finished in 14th last term and Gerrard will be hoping to improve on that in his first full season with the West Midlands outfit.

And fans have got an insight into the kind of discipline imposed. A picture has been doing the rounds on social media and shows that Villa plays are punished for turning up late.

Being late for training is a £500 fine, while being late onto the training pitch, for a team meeting or the coach to an away game is £200 per minute.

Not being on time for a meeting, walk or coach on matchday is a massive £1000 fine, while lateness for commercial appearance will set back an offending player £250.

Wearing the wrong attire costs £200 and there's also a £100 fine per item left hanging around - whether it's training kit or dishes in the canteen.

However, leaving snus - the smokeless tobacco product which is popular within football - knocking about is an automatic £200 fine.

Other notable fines include £50 a day for a player forgetting cakes on a birthday, £100 for wearing flip flops in the shower and the same charge if a player forgets the GPS device used for tracking running stats in training.

Being booked for dissent is an additional £200 fine, while defender Ezri Konsa will have had to take the team out for a meal on two occasions after his red cards last term.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

And the final interesting punishment dished out involves "the worst player in small sided games" having to wear a jumper to let everyone know they were below par.

Gerrard took a leaf out of Antonio Conte's book in banning ketchup from the training ground at Villa but it's unclear whether whacking a load of the red sauce on food constitutes a fine.

The fine system implemented by Gerrard's former England colleague Frank Lampard during his stint in charge of Chelsea back in August 2019 was also leaked online.

There was a list of 12 in total - the most expensive fine being a whopping £20,000 fine for players who are late for training. All fines needed to be paid within 14 days or else they would be doubled.

Topics: Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa, Premier League

Josh Lawless
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