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Author Topic: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982  (Read 1607 times)

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »


I wasn't there, I wasn't into football, I was only five.... but this is great footage. Lovely long POV shots throughout from both the North Stand and the old Holte End. What a team.

Offline Charlie8182

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 10:17:18 AM »
I remember and went to this game (as a 10 year old), in a season where we won 17 out of 21 home games but were lousy on the road.  Spurs were the better side for much of it with Jimmy Rimmer playing a blinder until we blew them out of the water.  I recall the Holte End booing Ricky Villa whenever he had the ball because of the Falklands war earlier in the year and my dad saying how stupid the jeering was.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 05:24:31 PM »
He was right.

Offline martin o`who??

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 01:35:09 PM »
This game we were in Blackpool for and was the only game we missed all season. Bob Wilson who presented MOTD at the time and loathed us with a passion tersely summed it up as "By no means a fair reflection of the match" after it had been edited to show every shot, free kick throw-in and corner Spurs had and "Just" our four goals. My brother who was there said it was a travesty and totally biased towards Tottenham - who were very much the establishment blue-eyed boys of English football at the time.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 03:40:54 PM »
I remember and went to this game (as a 10 year old), in a season where we won 17 out of 21 home games but were lousy on the road.  Spurs were the better side for much of it with Jimmy Rimmer playing a blinder until we blew them out of the water.  I recall the Holte End booing Ricky Villa whenever he had the ball because of the Falklands war earlier in the year and my dad saying how stupid the jeering was.


I was there too, on The Holte. I would have been eleven.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 05:18:45 PM »
We had a few great results against them when they came back up - this match, their first game back and a Christmas game at whl again bbc footage didnít reflect how dominant we were think we won 3-1

Offline Damo70

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 05:25:45 PM »
My second ever game and the first time I saw us win was 1-0 against Spurs in 1979 or 1980. We won 1-0 with a Dennis Mortimer goal.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 09:47:14 PM »


I wasn't there, I wasn't into football, I was only five.... but this is great footage. Lovely long POV shots throughout from both the North Stand and the old Holte End. What a team.

The concept of midfield protecting the defence was very different in those days wasn't it! I.e. don't bother. I remember thinking the same when I watched the England - Germany  World Cup Semi final re-run a few years ago.  Incredible how much quicker th game a nowadays

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 10:40:25 PM »
Love those second and fourth goals.

Offline castlefields_villan

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 10:39:20 PM »
This bit seems to have been edited out "and clive Thomas, a very good decision"

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2017, 10:55:12 PM »
Remember it too, 35 years ago - holy shit.

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 01:17:58 PM »
I always remember Osvaldo Ardilles and Ricky Villa making their home debuts against us. It was a party atmosphere for the spurs fans until we spoiled it by winning 4-1.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 03:14:20 PM »
I always remember Osvaldo Ardilles and Ricky Villa making their home debuts against us. It was a party atmosphere for the spurs fans until we spoiled it by winning 4-1.

I think their proper debut was the week before away to Forest and the media made a massive deal of it. I think that same summer Small Heath bought Tarantino and Ipswich bought Muhren and Thijssen.

Offline rim gk

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 08:06:17 PM »
the away end wasn't very full, considering they a well supported London club, and football was easily accessible, pay on the door, no history no reference and big allocations. Ricky villa was going to get booed, we was at war with his country a war which had the support of the British people, unlike Afghanistan and Iraq.  People weren't shy to show their patriotism then either

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Aston Villa 4-0 Tottenham 1982
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 05:50:31 PM »
78 ticker tape game was the top game   They as usual weíre dead cocky and had just won at forest the previous Saturday. Think we played wolves at villa park.   Didnít like spurs from the hassle we had there in the 5-2 defeat the season they went down