King on the ball as usual

Mervyn King paid a visit on Tuesday 20 January to Villa Park, home of his beloved Aston Villa football club, telling a business lunch he had always wanted to perform at Villa Park and now was his chance.

The football fanatic Bank of England governor also met the players during his visit and said that he wasn't the first renowned economist to visit the ground. Apparently in September 1913 John Maynard Keynes saw Aston Villa host Blackburn Rovers, a game that Villa unfortunately lost 3-1.


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