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 By Chris Wright

John Terry lifts first trophy as Aston Villa player, and it's... different

John Terry kicked off his Aston Villa career by adding yet another trophy to his already bulging collection of silverware.

The former Chelsea captain made his bow for Villa in a preseason tournament out in Germany, seeing off competition from Duisburg and Hertha Berlin to win the "Cup of Traditions".

And what a mighty cup it is too -- a small figurine clambering out of an oversized burst football in which he was presumably imprisoned, all atop a swirling plinth made from precious gold and silver plastic.

Sublime. So sublime in fact that that one Birmingham fan tracked down a smaller version on eBay and is urging fans to buy them in bulk and bring them to Villa Park next season.

Who says preseason trophies don't matter to the fans?

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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