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Shrewsbury
« on: July 13, 2017, 03:38:48 PM »
Contrary to what was on the website earlier, Villa Support Twitter say you can pay on the gate for this.

Thought this may be useful for those struggling to get through since the installation of a new ticket system.

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 04:03:17 PM »
now saying you can't

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 04:11:48 PM »
Oh, sorry... they obviously got a swift slap on the wrists.

Somebody on there says the ticket office have stated that's there's less than 100 left.

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 06:28:05 PM »
One or two interesting comments on the Blue-And-Amber Forum:-

http://blueandamber.proboards.com/thread/94893/aston-villa-friendly


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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 07:11:40 PM »


Anyone got any parking tips/advice?

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 07:25:24 PM »
One guy gives the stats from previous games.
71-72 third division on a Wednesday night 1-1 15,700 at the game.
I was there as a youth, memory is that 2 thirds of the ground were villa.
Lots of raucous behavior and misdemeanors before, during  and after the game.
The following weekend  45,000 at home to walsall for another draw, 0-0. We could never beat those Buggers.
Anyway, promotion year, set in my memory forever.

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 11:07:12 PM »
I was at that game 15th March 1972. I can recall nothing of the game itself but remember exactly where I was stood with it becoming more packed as Villa fans just seemed to keep coming as kick off approached. The ground was right next to the river and Shrewsbury employed a man in a coracle to get the ball if if went over the roof of the side terrace.
I have always been convinced that Thin Lizzy Whiskey in the Jar was played over the tannoy prior to kick off. Whenever I hear that song I am instantly transported back to that place on the terracing at Shrewsbury as a 14 year old kid. Strangely, having just checked it appears the Thin Lizzy version wasn't released until late 1972 so my memory must have been playing tricks all these years.

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 12:35:14 PM »
My mates sister wa a villa skin and got nicked at that game she is now in her 60's and just as mad

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 12:38:27 PM »
Incidentally what's the proper pronounication for shrews - Shrewsbury or shoosbury I am properly interested in this regard

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 12:38:49 PM »
So she was not young Lil, who was doling out her favours to the queue of Bucks on the train back.

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 12:44:57 PM »
Incidentally what's the proper pronounication for shrews - Shrewsbury or shoosbury I am properly interested in this regard

I'm gonna start a thread...

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 01:11:27 PM »
Incidentally what's the proper pronounication for shrews - Shrewsbury or shoosbury I am properly interested in this regard

Neither. 'Shroosbury'  ;)

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 03:02:25 PM »
I was instructed to say Shoesbury (like a pair of shoes) when I emigrated to Shropshire.
Can we pay on the door or cant we ?

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 05:14:29 PM »
You will now the fella from Dave, nick and Clive fame from London mates with your old farts

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Re: Shrewsbury
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 05:27:45 PM »
One or two interesting comments on the Blue-And-Amber Forum:-

http://blueandamber.proboards.com/thread/94893/aston-villa-friendly


Like the one about stopping the game on 26th minute.