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Author Topic: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.  (Read 36022 times)

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #255 on: October 12, 2017, 09:49:53 PM »
You forgot about Mark draper?!? He was brilliant for one season

Offline Martyn Smith

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #256 on: December 07, 2017, 11:19:28 AM »


My memory of Gary Shelton, quite possibly addled by nearly 40 years of distance now, is listening to a Villa v Arsenal game on R2 MW (Radio 5 Live's dad, kids). From what I recall of the commentary, Arsenal were all over us in the first half and led 1-0. We came back a bit in the second to win 5-1. Gary was amongst the goals.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #257 on: December 07, 2017, 11:23:45 AM »
He was actually quite good for a stand in player.  (Gary Shelton)

The one player you never hear people mention from the same era was Gordon Smith - who to my mind was very average.

Offline castlefields_villan

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #258 on: December 07, 2017, 07:37:59 PM »
He was actually quite good for a stand in player.  (Gary Shelton)

The one player you never hear people mention from the same era was Gordon Smith - who to my mind was very average.

And the player who crossed the ball for Brian Little's winner in the last minute of extra time in the 1977 LCFR(2) was................................................

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #259 on: December 07, 2017, 09:13:41 PM »
I lived and breathed that era but yes you are right.  What can I say. 

Offline castlefields_villan

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #260 on: December 11, 2017, 03:42:01 PM »
Football is all about opinions Witton - but I thought "Smudger" was a very under rated Left Back for us - Am I right in thinking in he was naturally right footed ?  Not that it should make too much difference if you're good enough - look at Alan Hutton up to a game or so ago.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #261 on: December 11, 2017, 05:29:11 PM »
Football is all about opinions Witton - but I thought "Smudger" was a very under rated Left Back for us - Am I right in thinking in he was naturally right footed ?  Not that it should make too much difference if you're good enough - look at Alan Hutton up to a game or so ago.

He had a hell of a job trying to establish himself of gidnan and robson.   

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #262 on: January 03, 2018, 01:54:53 PM »
Robbie Keane

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #263 on: January 05, 2018, 01:37:30 PM »
Merv the swerve day, curbishly happy days

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #264 on: January 05, 2018, 09:08:33 PM »
Mark Blake

Online Damo70

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #265 on: January 06, 2018, 11:25:29 PM »
Mark Blake

The pre season before Mark Blake made his debut I went to Villa park to buy my season ticket. I had a ten year old Porsche 924 with a private reg. A group of young lads stopped their kickabout in the North Stand car park and asked me if I was a player. I told them I was Mark Blake and signed a couple of autographs for them (they had pens and paper at the ready). I would have love to have seen their faces when they saw the real Mark Blake play for us. No prizes for guessing the one thing that distinguishes me from Mark Blake.

Offline Tayls_7

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #266 on: January 07, 2018, 09:43:05 AM »
Mark Blake

The pre season before Mark Blake made his debut I went to Villa park to buy my season ticket. I had a ten year old Porsche 924 with a private reg. A group of young lads stopped their kickabout in the North Stand car park and asked me if I was a player. I told them I was Mark Blake and signed a couple of autographs for them (they had pens and paper at the ready). I would have love to have seen their faces when they saw the real Mark Blake play for us. No prizes for guessing the one thing that distinguishes me from Mark Blake.

He had footballing ability?

Offline Archivist

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #267 on: January 08, 2018, 01:37:15 PM »
Likely already mentioned:
Simon Stainrod
Mark Kinsella

Offline Canadian Villa

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #268 on: January 08, 2018, 07:13:16 PM »
Mark Blake

The pre season before Mark Blake made his debut I went to Villa park to buy my season ticket. I had a ten year old Porsche 924 with a private reg. A group of young lads stopped their kickabout in the North Stand car park and asked me if I was a player. I told them I was Mark Blake and signed a couple of autographs for them (they had pens and paper at the ready). I would have love to have seen their faces when they saw the real Mark Blake play for us. No prizes for guessing the one thing that distinguishes me from Mark Blake.

Beer belly?

Online Damo70

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #269 on: January 08, 2018, 10:39:12 PM »
Likely already mentioned:
Simon Stainrod
Mark Kinsella

However his Villa career is judged, I think four goals on his debut disqualifies Stainrod from this thread. He was also involved in one of the most memorable Villa Park goals for me. The free kick routine against Leicester aided and abetted by Steve Hunt (who must have been taught it by his older brother Ernie) ;)