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Offline Bent Neilsens Screamer

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European Super Cup
« on: January 24, 2016, 11:13:59 AM »
Good article in The Guardian on our home leg of this fixture

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2016/jan/22/golden-goal-ken-mcnaught-for-aston-villa-v-barcelona-1983-super-cup

I've always associated Barca with the style of play that they currently use, this appears to suggest they could 'mix it' as well.


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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 11:16:26 AM »
Sounds like this game had everything.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 11:19:45 AM »
An amazing night. Yes, they were dirty fuc*ers.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2016, 11:27:30 AM »
They were animals that night and we were not that far behind truth be told.  Great night though, it was my birthday.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 11:32:58 AM »
An amazing night. Yes, they were dirty fuc*ers.

They made the Wimbledon team of the 80's look like a bunch of cheerleaders.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 11:33:48 AM »
Absolutely amazing night. Brilliant atmosphere. Villa Park was rocking. Barcelona, that night, were the dirtiest team I've ever seen. Just goes to show though how good we were. Not only could we play a bit, we could mix it up when we had too. If you look back at that team there was some proper hard bastards in it. Even the flair players like Cowan's could perform a tackle that would snap some of the current teams wimps in half. All good teams need an enforcer type, we had Withe, McNaught and Evans. Happy days!

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2016, 11:43:07 AM »
If there's footage anywhere look out for Peter Withe breaking their centre halfs nose when Shaw gets the first goal.

Pretty sure Alan Evans got sent off that night too along with a couple of theirs, and those were the days when you literally had to assault someone on the field to get sent off.

Their keeper was both the dirtiest and maddest man I've ever seen on a field. He just wanted to fight everyone. This was Barcelona!!!


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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 11:54:11 AM »
Great game. I had forgotten about the three sending offs

I think the line about preparing for the quarter final of the European Cup against Juve summed up the contrast between then and now

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 02:22:09 PM »

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 02:23:21 PM »
Thirty seconds in, you can see Withe accidentally catching the Barcelona player in the face.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 07:55:44 PM »
The closest thing you'll ever see to a pantomime on a football pitch. Urriti (RIP) their keeper was off his nut all night.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 08:37:16 PM »
Used to watch it a lot on the Official History video and was always amazed at the moment when the keeper just slashes Sid's legs away from him after the penalty and how
incredible the atmosphere seemed - at the time, it wasn't something I'd experienced at Villa Park, having started going in '86.

It all seemed so recent then, watching it on video six years after it happened. Now it's 33 years ago!

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 11:21:54 AM »
Am I right in remembering Allan Evans got sent off as well as their 2 players ?

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2016, 12:48:52 PM »
Am I right in remembering Allan Evans got sent off as well as their 2 players ?

Yes, two yellow cards.

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Re: European Super Cup
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 04:13:40 PM »
And didn't one of their players get sent off for "catching" a through ball near the half way line - or have I dreamt that ?