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Offline dave.woodhall

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 05:48:02 PM »
3-0 at half-time against Manchester United was a bit special.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 06:57:11 PM »
Of the games I've been to, Arsenal home in 1998 was a classic, remember the 2-2 draw at home to Newcastle ( game after Keegan quit ) was a cracker, destroying West Ham away in 1995.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2017, 08:56:41 PM »
I've remembered that we came from behind to beat Coventry and relegate them in 2001. Was it the final home game of the season? I wasn't at this game, so it had slipped from my memory, but I think they were 2-0 up at half-time and we won the second half 3-0 with Merson scoring a wonder goal to bang the final nail into their coffin. Guess this game would be a contender for best half of a match too..?

Edit: I think Angel scored his first goal in that game too.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 08:58:43 PM by Ivo Stas »

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2017, 09:29:16 PM »
The 3-2 game v Arsenal with added half time parachuting drama.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 08:22:45 PM »
I've remembered that we came from behind to beat Coventry and relegate them in 2001. Was it the final home game of the season? I wasn't at this game, so it had slipped from my memory, but I think they were 2-0 up at half-time and we won the second half 3-0 with Merson scoring a wonder goal to bang the final nail into their coffin. Guess this game would be a contender for best half of a match too..?

Edit: I think Angel scored his first goal in that game too.


I was at that game with a few mates and my wife. My wife was due to give birth to my son. She wasn't impressed with my dream of her giving birth to him in the medical room at Villa Park!

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2017, 09:14:30 PM »
off the top of my head:

Chelsea 3 Villa 3
Chelsea 4 Villa 4
Everton 2 Villa 3
Spurs 3 Villa 4
Villa 3 QPR 2
Villa 3 QPR 3
Wolves 2 villa 3
« Last Edit: July 26, 2017, 09:16:42 PM by peter w »

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2017, 09:45:03 PM »
When we beat Manure 1-0 away in about 2009, as I was beginning to think we'd never beat them again.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2017, 09:42:17 AM »
The 3-2 game v Arsenal with added half time parachuting drama.

I was in Blackpool from the Friday to the Monday on my stag weekend that weekend. Half of the lads headed home during that game, leaving the rest of us a little bit lonely and suffering a bit from a third consecutive day on the piss.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2017, 11:48:01 AM »
The 4-3 defeat at Newcastle was a great watch despite the loss.  Yorke hat trick...and disallowed goal.  We were down to 10 men I think (Tommy Johnson sent off?) and came back well.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2017, 02:37:01 PM »
Draper was the one who got sent off at Newcastle. The decision to disallow Yorke's 4th goal was an incorrect offside call if I remember rightly.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2017, 05:46:41 PM »
Beating Wimbledon 7-1. After going one down too. Deano and Tommy J with hat tricks, though one of these may have been chalked off

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2017, 11:06:26 PM »
In recent years beating Sunderland 6-1 sticks out to me. High pressure game as if we'd lost we could've still gone down. We could've scored 10 that night.

Long term Arsenal 3-2 sticks in my mind considering they'd won the double the previous year and their defence hardly conceded so scoring 3 in half an hour was pretty good going. Shame what happened at half time.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
Beating Wimbledon 7-1. After going one down too. Deano and Tommy J with hat tricks, though one of these may have been chalked off


I also remember us doing them 5-0 I think just before Christmas 1996. With The Holte singing 'Merry Christmas Wimbledon'.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2017, 04:56:59 PM »
Beating Wimbledon 7-1. After going one down too. Deano and Tommy J with hat tricks, though one of these may have been chalked off


I also remember us doing them 5-0 I think just before Christmas 1996. With The Holte singing 'Merry Christmas Wimbledon'.

Savo hat trick.

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Re: Greatest Premier League game?
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2017, 05:14:04 PM »
Beating Wimbledon 7-1. After going one down too. Deano and Tommy J with hat tricks, though one of these may have been chalked off


I also remember us doing them 5-0 I think just before Christmas 1996. With The Holte singing 'Merry Christmas Wimbledon'.

Savo hat trick.

I think he only got 2 and so did Dwight Yorke but we did have 3 goals disallowed.