Famous Aston Villa fan shares his thoughts on Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph

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Primal Scream's Martin Duffy admits Benteke's exit broke his heart and says he would refuse Delph tickets to a gig.

Aston Villa have their fair share of famous fans, from Prime Minister David Cameron (although on second thoughts, that might be West Ham) to Prince William to members of legendary Aston band Black Sabbath.

Another supporter in the public eye is Primal Scream keyboardist Mark Duffy, born and grew up in Birmingham, who joined the Scottish rock band permanently in 1989.

In a Q&A with talkSPORT, Duffy answered questions on football in general and his beloved Villa, admitting that he would take Premier League survival over winning a BRIT award with his band and that he grew up with a poster of European Cup-winning Villan Gary Shaw on his wall.

He also revealed his thoughts on last season's star pair Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph, seven months on from the duo's departure from Villa Park.

When asked by talkSPORT which signing got him most excited and which player's exit broke his heart, Duffy gave the same answer: "Recently, both Benteke. He saved our bacon for two seasons."

He reserved different feelings for Delph, who left for Manchester City in an £8 million deal in acrimonious circumstances last July after changing his mind about his previous pledge to stay with the club he captained last season.

Upon being asked which player he would refuse complimentary tickets to a Primal Scream gig, Duffy responded: "Fabian Delph. He just signed a contract and then he left for the money. What’s he done this season since?"

The keyboardist's ire is understandable given the nature of the England international's exit, but unfortunately for him and other Villa fans the answer to Duffy's question, as of Sunday, is that Delph has won a major trophy at the first time of asking after leaving Birmingham.

Benteke and Delph's exits have certainly hit Villa hard this season; the claret and blue club are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, eight points adrift of safety ahead of this week's games.

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