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Offline Risso

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #285 on: February 03, 2018, 01:26:15 PM »
Somebody mentioned Michael Bradley earlier.  Forgot all about him.

Offline SirSteveUK

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #286 on: February 15, 2018, 01:09:58 AM »
Well, i've read all 20 pages - and no-one has mentioned the lad who played up front alongside Sir Brian in that amazing Youth Team in 1972  - so i assume he qualifies as 'forgotten' ?

Tony Betts (left in the below pic with skipper Roy Stark and Jake Findlay)



And as added bonus, TB scoring a  "golden  goal" in a NASL playoff for Portland Timbers - from a  cross from a Villa Legend

https://www.timbers.com/post/2015/09/14/timbers-540-tony-betts-nasl-presence-lives-long-portland-timbers-lore



Offline Damo70

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #287 on: February 15, 2018, 02:54:52 PM »
Well, i've read all 20 pages - and no-one has mentioned the lad who played up front alongside Sir Brian in that amazing Youth Team in 1972  - so i assume he qualifies as 'forgotten' ?

Tony Betts (left in the below pic with skipper Roy Stark and Jake Findlay)



And as added bonus, TB scoring a  "golden  goal" in a NASL playoff for Portland Timbers - from a  cross from a Villa Legend

https://www.timbers.com/post/2015/09/14/timbers-540-tony-betts-nasl-presence-lives-long-portland-timbers-lore


I guessed wrong. When Portland Timbers and a Villa legend were mentioned I thought of Peter Withe.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #288 on: February 15, 2018, 02:57:54 PM »
Somebody mentioned Michael Bradley earlier.  Forgot all about him.

I think I have forgotten quite of few of the players from around that time, especially the Lambert era. Bradley was brought in by McLeish though I think.

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #289 on: February 15, 2018, 04:12:36 PM »
Bradley was brought in by Houllier... he was part of his Surrender Team at Man City in the Cup.

Offline SirSteveUK

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #290 on: February 15, 2018, 09:23:25 PM »
Well, i've read all 20 pages - and no-one has mentioned the lad who played up front alongside Sir Brian in that amazing Youth Team in 1972  - so i assume he qualifies as 'forgotten' ?

Tony Betts (left in the below pic with skipper Roy Stark and Jake Findlay)



And as added bonus, TB scoring a  "golden  goal" in a NASL playoff for Portland Timbers - from a  cross from a Villa Legend

https://www.timbers.com/post/2015/09/14/timbers-540-tony-betts-nasl-presence-lives-long-portland-timbers-lore


I guessed wrong. When Portland Timbers and a Villa legend were mentioned I thought of Peter Withe.

PW, TB and Willie all in this reunion video

« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 09:30:18 PM by SirSteveUK »

Offline Damo70

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #291 on: February 15, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
I thought the two on the right were John Major and Jeff Lynne.

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #292 on: February 21, 2018, 01:25:41 PM »
Grant Holt

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #293 on: May 22, 2018, 08:33:02 AM »
Useless tub-o-lard finds his true calling.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44195987

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #294 on: May 24, 2018, 03:54:13 AM »
Well, i've read all 20 pages - and no-one has mentioned the lad who played up front alongside Sir Brian in that amazing Youth Team in 1972  - so i assume he qualifies as 'forgotten' ?

Tony Betts (left in the below pic with skipper Roy Stark and Jake Findlay)



And as added bonus, TB scoring a  "golden  goal" in a NASL playoff for Portland Timbers - from a  cross from a Villa Legend

https://www.timbers.com/post/2015/09/14/timbers-540-tony-betts-nasl-presence-lives-long-portland-timbers-lore


I guessed wrong. When Portland Timbers and a Villa legend were mentioned I thought of Peter Withe.

PW, TB and Willie all in this reunion video



Didnt realise until I looked it up that Findlay played 14 times for us.  He was also on the books of 3 other teams after leaving Luton without ever making an  appearance.  Good  money if you can get it.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #295 on: May 24, 2018, 04:31:34 PM »
I can't be bothered trawling back over twenty pages but surely Malcolm Allen and Alan Mcloughlin have been mentioned. It might even have been me who mentioned them. Having been at Witney Town in pre season 1991 and Highfield Road for the ZDS cup game a few months later my claims to fame are saying I have seen Ivo Stas play for us and score at Witney and Alan Mcloughlin play in a Villa shirt at Coventry. Along with seeing George Best in a Villa shirt at Villa Park. A lesser claim to fame is seeing Doug Ellis in a brief cameo playing appearance in a Villa shirt at Villa Park. Sadly he didn't execute his famous bicycle kick on that occasion.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2018, 04:33:11 PM by Damo70 »

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #296 on: August 02, 2018, 11:32:50 PM »

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #297 on: August 03, 2018, 05:57:58 AM »
Useless tub-o-lard finds his true calling.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44195987

It seems even the BBC have forgotten he played for us.

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #298 on: August 08, 2018, 09:14:47 AM »
Steve Watson

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Re: Villa players you actually forgot played for us.
« Reply #299 on: August 11, 2018, 01:59:04 AM »
Micah Richards.