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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2016, 12:54:56 PM »
Golden Goal tickets (70's)
Some of the programmes being printed on what seemed like tracing paper (late 60's early 70's?)
Staff from the refreshment kiosks walking around the pitch in the early stages of the 2nd half with their bags of takings
Villa Vouchers
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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #106 on: April 23, 2016, 09:49:19 PM »
Hanging on to the railings near the back of the Witton in case I fell down the precipice!
My eight year old brother fighting a teenage Derby fan with both hands and both feet as he tried to nick my Villa scarf.
Standing drowning on the Witton as Coventry beat us 3-0 in the Cup.
Going in as a 'Youth' when I was about 300 ..
Being in awe of the Portsmouth fans in the lower  Trinity as they sang, 'Play up Pompey'. I think it was a cup game too - but on checking it must have been Division 2.



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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #107 on: April 24, 2016, 02:32:28 PM »
The Coventry FA Cup game in a deluge (I have the programme somewhere, reduced pretty much to papier mache) was 3-0 to us, if you're talking about 1965.

I remember being impressed too by the Pompey chimes.

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #108 on: April 24, 2016, 02:35:06 PM »
What was the make of the hot pies that were sold in the 70s?  20p I think they were.  Delicious.  To me.
I used to dream of having enough money one day to buy a hot pie but I never did >:(

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #109 on: April 25, 2016, 10:42:46 AM »
I used to go in the Trinity Road Enclosure in the early 1970s and they were part of match day - delicious !

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #110 on: April 25, 2016, 11:05:51 AM »
What was the make of the hot pies that were sold in the 70s?  20p I think they were.  Delicious.  To me.

Pukka I think. On that subject, you could always tell you were at a northern ground when the pies went from steak & kidney to meat & potato.

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #111 on: April 25, 2016, 11:13:27 AM »
What was the make of the hot pies that were sold in the 70s?  20p I think they were.  Delicious.  To me.

Pukka I think. On that subject, you could always tell you were at a northern ground when the pies went from steak & kidney to meat & potato.

Can't remember if it was Elland Road or Old Trafford, upon enquiring as to what meat was in the meat & potato pie, I was bluntly informed, "meat".

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #112 on: April 25, 2016, 01:18:21 PM »
What was the make of the hot pies that were sold in the 70s?  20p I think they were.  Delicious.  To me.
they were fleur de lyes

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #113 on: April 25, 2016, 07:18:25 PM »
The Coventry FA Cup game in a deluge (I have the programme somewhere, reduced pretty much to papier mache) was 3-0 to us, if you're talking about 1965.

I remember being impressed too by the Pompey chimes.

My programme is still about too - with the back worn away by the rain.

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #114 on: April 25, 2016, 09:32:20 PM »
The turnstiles for the Holte on Witton Lane and Trinity Road.  Defined what side of the Holte you stood.

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #115 on: April 26, 2016, 03:49:04 PM »
Anyone remember shaggy who use to open the holte end gates

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Re: Villa Park as I know it
« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2016, 10:26:24 PM »
The refreshment sellers walking around the side of the pitch selling among other things, a brand of crisps you've never heard of.

I have got an image a packet of crisps called snaxx (orange wrapper)  in my head .Probably totally wrong, the orange is probably from the plastic tray ,the sellers used to have all their snacks in.

They only ever did ready salted flavour too.