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Author Topic: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army  (Read 10015 times)

Offline Kingthing

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3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« on: October 11, 2013, 02:50:29 PM »

What a cracking sing song that was.

I've just been talking with an Everton fan at work about this game and he says he remembers our singing and that aswell as the away section we had a third of the top tier of their main stand.

I remember the footage from the "Goals of the season Video" but I can't seem to find anything online. Does anyone know of anything? 

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 04:07:53 PM »
Glorious day. The song started in the first half, carried on through half time and into the second half. Not sure if it was official that Taylor was leaving to take the England job but eveyone knew he was. The reception he got when he came back out after the final whistle was unbelievable.


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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 04:35:55 PM »
That day will remain in my memory as one of the best in my time following Villa.

I was in the back of my mates Ford Escort Cabriolet, and as we came into Liverpool I was stood up in the back waving his old European Cup Winners flag. All along Queens Drive and into Stanley Park, horns blasting, fans cheering and the sun shining.

We were on the back row in the upper Park Stand and had a wonderful view of both our support and the Scousers, staring open mouthed at the barrage of noise.

No one wanted to leave at the end until Taylor had come back out to say goodbye, I remember Ellis briefly poking his head out of the tunnel to a chorus of booing.

The affection afforded to Taylor was exceptional, I have never witnessed anything like it for any manager or player since. It made his second spell so difficult to handle.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 04:40:09 PM »
The best support I've ever seen or heard from anyone, anywhere, ever. I was hoarse for days after. And to think that the day could've felt like such a huge anti-climax, given that a week prior we still had a (granted, very very slim) chance of nicking the title, and the man who'd given us all renewed hope was about to bugger off mid-job. The way it never let up during half-time was brilliant. Pop down for a pie, come back in, carry on singing. A day to look back on when you're thinking "what's the point?", and remind oneself that it can be an amazing thing to be a part of. I fkn LOVE being Villa, me.

Offline Richie

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 05:54:27 PM »
I was in the top tier of the stand at the side of the pitch.

Without doubt, right up there with the best away days of all time.

Our support was absolutely incredible that day. Just never stopped throughout.

When Little Tone put a cross (shot ?) over that went past Southall and in off the post to put us 3-2 up, the noise was unreal.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 06:26:04 PM »
I slept through most of the second half so missed it.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 07:20:06 PM »
What
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Day!!!

Offline Chris Harte

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 07:48:27 PM »
I was only telling the kids at work (alright, apprentices) about this the other day.

Sheffield Wednesday about fifteen months later (Big Fat Ron's first in charge for us) was great but doesn't come close to that Everton game.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 08:04:50 PM »
Didn't go to this, only ever saw the video but remember Tony Daley lobbing Neville Southall. Think Cascarino scored that day too? Villa and Everton always seem to bring out the best in one another over the years.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 08:07:15 PM »
Great Day Fabulous atmosphere and the sense that everyone just kept wanting to step it up a bit louder. It went on this way all through half time and into the second half. It was Taylors last game and we all knew it.

Met an Everton fan on holiday in the closed season and he said, "we tried singing back but you lot just would not shut up".................. Classic.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 08:45:22 PM »
I was only telling the kids at work (alright, apprentices) about this the other day.

Sheffield Wednesday about fifteen months later (Big Fat Ron's first in charge for us) was great but doesn't come close to that Everton game.

I went to both and I must admit the Sheff Wed game had everything too, Trouble before which spiced things up, Big Ron going back, being 2-0 at half time and 6000+ in the away end singing BFR claret and Blue army only for us to win 2-3. We did get set upon whilst trying to drive away from a car park at the Kop end wearing Villa shirts..we were only 17. The Everton game tops it though.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2013, 12:20:21 AM »
The ovation for SGT was something really special.

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 01:13:15 AM »
Great Day Fabulous atmosphere and the sense that everyone just kept wanting to step it up a bit louder. It went on this way all through half time and into the second half. It was Taylors last game and we all knew it.

Met an Everton fan on holiday in the closed season and he said, "we tried singing back but you lot just would not shut up".................. Classic.

I remember an everton fan saying tome that half-time was unreal."Everyone else just goes to get their pies. You lot just din't stop singing'.

I also remember going the next season and the atmosphere was quite similar because of whathad happened the season before. its the one where Platt cleared off the everton line to make sure we lost 1-0.

Offline Damo70

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 06:29:19 AM »
That day will remain in my memory as one of the best in my time following Villa.

I was in the back of my mates Ford Escort Cabriolet, and as we came into Liverpool I was stood up in the back waving his old European Cup Winners flag. All along Queens Drive and into Stanley Park, horns blasting, fans cheering and the sun shining.

We were on the back row in the upper Park Stand and had a wonderful view of both our support and the Scousers, staring open mouthed at the barrage of noise.

No one wanted to leave at the end until Taylor had come back out to say goodbye, I remember Ellis briefly poking his head out of the tunnel to a chorus of booing.

The affection afforded to Taylor was exceptional, I have never witnessed anything like it for any manager or player since. It made his second spell so difficult to handle.

Isn't that also the game where Keown and his missus were driving behind us for a while and we exchanged 'friendly' hand gestures with him?

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Re: 3-3 1990, Graham Taylors Claret and Blue Army
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 08:10:19 AM »
Absolutely fantastic day :). Lucky to have Villa in my blood.