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Author Topic: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan  (Read 5693 times)

Offline SteveN

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2017, 01:46:24 PM »
The 2000 Cup Final.  I went to Norfolk to watch it with my dad.  Both of us sat througjh it  in near silence and it was the last game we ever watched together.

The appointment of Bruce, a sign of how mediocre and predictable we have become on and off the pitch.


Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2017, 11:42:18 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

Really? How many club fans do you see protesting outside their stadium when a dodgy managerial decision is made?!

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2017, 11:56:04 PM »
This is a cheery thread.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2017, 06:55:29 AM »
Losing 4-2 at home to Everton season 66/67. (Relegated to Division 2)
Charlton beating Blackburn at home in 69/70. (Relegated to Division 3)
Chivers at Wembley in 1970.

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2017, 09:58:50 AM »
I've posted this before.  Losing a pre-season friendly away to Bedford with a full strength team.  Fucking Bedford!  I'm of the opinion that that was when we bottomed out and it slowly, gradually and was actually the catalyst that ended in Rotterdam.

I was also there for that cup game against West Ham in 1980.  Thoroughly depressing result made even worse by sitting among their racist fans, and that was just the women, seriously.

I went to that friendly at Bedford and recall the Arce brothers playing - Oscar and Hector. My memory maybe playing tricks on me but I recall Hector being sent off
I found the one sheet programme confusing as it listed the  Villa subs as:
A.N.Other and A.N.Other - an early version of the Djemba Djemba twins syndrome

The final insult following the defeat was to see a photo in the Monday Evening Mail showing a sparsely populated terrace with me, VCTM snr and VCTM bro, displaying glum looks that portrayed just how painful watching Villa in those days were - nothing has changed

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2017, 10:10:01 AM »
- The recentish FA Cup finals. The first for not giving it a go, and the second for being absolutely humiliated.
- The ten minutes of Fergie time when Bruce scored twice
- Chucking away the battle for 4th spot with Arsenal under Pubehead. The 2-2 draw with Stoke and signing Emile Heskey being symptomatic.
- Apparently agreeing a fee for Les Ferdinand and him then choosing Newcastle
- Stan Collymore not being the fabled "missing piece of the jigsaw after all".
- Sir Brian Little's final season as manager.

Offline Lucky Eddie

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2017, 05:12:26 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

Really? How many club fans do you see protesting outside their stadium when a dodgy managerial decision is made?!

Yes Really! As a fan base we took that appointment lying down.

Randy was scoring petty points and showing us 'who's boss'. 

Can you name similar 'dodgy' appointments of a relegated rivals Manager?

Offline Damo70

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2017, 05:40:09 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

I knocked an empty Pringles tube onto the floor in protest. It was the closest thing to me when my mate informed me of the news. I was at work in Shanghai, and at first thought he was joking.

That night after numerous joints, it dawned on me that we were about to become hopeless. And so it proved.




I was on a day off and laughed at the silly rumours about TSM1 on the internet. Then it started to seem to be true. McLeish was like Lambert. Everything was always somebody else's  fault and not theirs. If I'm pocketing about thirty grand a week I would expect to be held to account if I screwed up on a regular basis.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2017, 11:55:01 PM »
- The recentish FA Cup finals. The first for not giving it a go, and the second for being absolutely humiliated.
- The ten minutes of Fergie time when Bruce scored twice
- Chucking away the battle for 4th spot with Arsenal under Pubehead. The 2-2 draw with Stoke and signing Emile Heskey being symptomatic.
- Apparently agreeing a fee for Les Ferdinand and him then choosing Newcastle
- Stan Collymore not being the fabled "missing piece of the jigsaw after all".
- Sir Brian Little's final season as manager.

*solemnly nods head in agreement*

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2017, 11:56:58 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

Really? How many club fans do you see protesting outside their stadium when a dodgy managerial decision is made?!

Yes Really! As a fan base we took that appointment lying down.

Randy was scoring petty points and showing us 'who's boss'. 

Can you name similar 'dodgy' appointments of a relegated rivals Manager?


Yeah, I reckon because I didn't feel the need to go and run around Trinity Road in front of news cameras with a hastily painted cardboard sign, and instead chose to express my disbelief by moaning about it on here or in real life with other fans, I am actually not a Villa fan at all and an example of the sheeple who took it lying down while people like you were engaged in what was a recreation of the storming of the Winter Palace in terms of attempting to nobly seize back control of our club.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
- The recentish FA Cup finals. The first for not giving it a go, and the second for being absolutely humiliated.
- The ten minutes of Fergie time when Bruce scored twice
- Chucking away the battle for 4th spot with Arsenal under Pubehead. The 2-2 draw with Stoke and signing Emile Heskey being symptomatic.
- Apparently agreeing a fee for Les Ferdinand and him then choosing Newcastle
- Stan Collymore not being the fabled "missing piece of the jigsaw after all".
- Sir Brian Little's final season as manager.

Sounds about right Martin. If I remember rightly we drew 0-0 at home to Coventry the day of the 10 minutes Fergie time when Bruce scored two goals in added time. We did everything but score against Coventry and when we left Villa Park gutted we hadn't won to hear that Sheff Wed were 1-0 up. Thinking that we had gained an extra point on Manure I was gutted when I heard the result.       

Offline Neil Hawkes

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2017, 10:46:06 AM »
Not getting a ticket for the 2000 FA Cup Final, (then being relieved after I saw the match on telly in Qatar)

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2017, 10:49:05 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

Really? How many club fans do you see protesting outside their stadium when a dodgy managerial decision is made?!

Yes Really! As a fan base we took that appointment lying down.

Randy was scoring petty points and showing us 'who's boss'. 

Can you name similar 'dodgy' appointments of a relegated rivals Manager?


Still really don't see what more the fans should've done around that time. Yes protests could've continued into the season but it made sense to at least give him a chance.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2017, 11:32:07 PM »
All my boyhood favourites from the great team of 80-83 being allowed/forced to leave the club by a jealous twat. Except Psycho Evans and Spinksy.
The treatment of Tony Barton by aforementioned jealous twat.
Relegation in 86/87.
Not winning the league in 89/90.
Ditto 92/93.
F.A cup finals 2000 and 2015.
Relegation 15/16.
Randy Lerner.
Most of last season.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2017, 11:42:29 AM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

Really? How many club fans do you see protesting outside their stadium when a dodgy managerial decision is made?!

Yes Really! As a fan base we took that appointment lying down.

Randy was scoring petty points and showing us 'who's boss'. 

Can you name similar 'dodgy' appointments of a relegated rivals Manager?


Still really don't see what more the fans should've done around that time. Yes protests could've continued into the season but it made sense to at least give him a chance.



I remember a league cup tie early in his reign when people were still unhappy at his appointment. By the last home games of the season the atmosphere was toxic.