collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

* The Fanzine

Heroes & Villains Fanzine



Get your fix of all things Claret & Blue by subscribing to the online version!

Recent Posts

Author Topic: Villa Park & other old Villa pictures  (Read 7721 times)

Offline Deano's Mullet

  • player manager
  • *
  • Posts: 18468
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2016, 10:37:51 PM »
Villa Park as it looked best - at least for me anyway.

Online Nev

  • coach
  • *
  • Posts: 6945
  • Location: Vibrania
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2016, 07:58:51 AM »
Ten to five on Cup Semi final day and that view would come up on Grandstand while Barry Davies told us what happened in the game.

And my chest would swell with pride at one of the great vistas of British football.

Offline thick_mike

  • international
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 2711
  • GM : 10.02.2107
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2016, 08:13:34 AM »
They appear to be restoring the spire of Holy Trinity which I think was done in 1990.

I think that's the other floodlight?

Holte End looks magnificent.

Chris, the groundsman's assistant bought the yellow pick up in October 1989, but it failed its MOT for rust in the sills in the following February...

Offline Deano's Mullet

  • player manager
  • *
  • Posts: 18468
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2016, 09:49:35 AM »
I own a painting of this complete with a match taking place on the pitch - circa 1990 ish. The signatures of the squad at the time are all at the bottom so amongst them we've got David Platt, Paul McGrath, Gordon Cowans and Kent Nielsen.

Offline darren woolley

  • prolific poster
  • *
  • Posts: 20917
  • Location: London
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2016, 10:02:22 AM »
Loved it I still miss it like that.

Offline Bren'd

  • player manager
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 14310
  • Location: North Birmingham Clique teritory
  • GM : 16.05.2016
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2016, 10:04:19 AM »
All I can add is that the car is a Daytona Yellow P100 Ford Cortina Pick - Up, probably 10 years old at the time of the photo.

Offline castlefields_villan

  • international
  • *
  • Posts: 3081
  • Location: Castlefields, Stafford OR Tywyn, nr Aberdovey
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2016, 10:33:15 AM »
Loved it I still miss it like that.

Fully agree Darren, I know times move on and change has to happen, but when it was like this the old place was more unique and individual than it is now - although, having said that - there's still no other football ground in the world that's anything like it.

Offline Chico Hamilton III

  • player manager
  • *
  • Posts: 16195
  • Location: South London
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2016, 01:44:21 PM »
I own a painting of this complete with a match taking place on the pitch - circa 1990 ish. The signatures of the squad at the time are all at the bottom so amongst them we've got David Platt, Paul McGrath, Gordon Cowans and Kent Nielsen.

I've got that on my wall in the hall. Sheff Weds, 1989, I think?


Offline usav

  • player manager
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13685
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • GM : 25.08.2016
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2016, 10:12:58 PM »
I think it was during Graham Taylor's first spell as manager that the dugouts were changed from the lower flat roof ones to the ones with a perspex roof.
I thought it was for Dr Jo.

Offline Deano's Mullet

  • player manager
  • *
  • Posts: 18468
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2016, 10:17:17 PM »
I own a painting of this complete with a match taking place on the pitch - circa 1990 ish. The signatures of the squad at the time are all at the bottom so amongst them we've got David Platt, Paul McGrath, Gordon Cowans and Kent Nielsen.

I've got that on my wall in the hall. Sheff Weds, 1989, I think?



yeh, 89-90 season. I seem to recall getting it in the Venglos campaign. I'm pretty sure they did a later updated version in about 1995 showing the same view but with the Doug Ellis and new Holte End on it instead and the players in the Muller kit.

Offline Villafirst

  • international
  • *
  • Posts: 3738
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2016, 10:35:47 PM »
A full Holte End in those days was awesome. So many happy memories.

Offline West Derby Villan

  • coach
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 5258
  • Location: Turn left junction 21A
  • GM : 01.05.2017
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2016, 05:43:32 PM »
A full Holte End in those days was awesome. So many happy memories.

Yeah agree, the atmosphere up the Holte, on its day, can't be beaten

Offline Exeter 77

  • international
  • *
  • Posts: 4902
  • Location: Back outside the realms of possibility
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2016, 05:52:01 PM »
The old flat-roofed dugout was still there in October 1990 because Trappatoni cut his head on it during the Inter game - I seem to recall it like that anyway.

Offline usav

  • player manager
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13685
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • GM : 25.08.2016
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2016, 04:19:30 PM »
The old flat-roofed dugout was still there in October 1990 because Trappatoni cut his head on it during the Inter game - I seem to recall it like that anyway.

Negative. see 55 seconds in

Offline Pete

  • first team
  • *
  • Posts: 1547
  • Location: Huddersfield
Re: Villa Park
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2016, 02:58:09 PM »
why did they put a random number of dark blue seats in the witton lane ?

They are about where there used to be a tunnel, must have used non-matching seats when they filled it in.