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Offline davidb

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Game you wished you were at
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:34:14 PM »
League cup semi final 1994. I was in the lakes with the family at the time and watching on tv. I'm glad bozzie married that girl!

*1982 and 1957 don't count

Offline Chris Jameson

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 07:37:42 PM »
I went to the first leg and on the evening of the home leg gave my ticket to a mate as I wasn't in a good place (it was Halesowen).

Can't think of a match off the top of my head that I really wish I'd been at.

Offline somec

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 07:47:19 PM »
2015 FA Cup semi Final

I was living abroad at the time and if it had been played on the Saturday I might have been able to make it back but Sunday was a no go.

IIRC they fannyed about with deciding which game would be played on which day because Liverpool still had to play their replay which made it harder for me to plan to come back.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 07:58:08 PM »
Villa 5 Liverpool 1 - 15th December 1976. I was only 5 and it was midweek game.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 08:12:46 PM »
Plymouth away in 71/72. The only game I missed in the 3rd division promotion season. Still never been to Home Park.

Offline garyshawsknee

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 09:24:45 PM »
Inter at home in 1990. Watched it on TV, one of the most complete and greatest performances I've seen..... albeit only on the telly.

Offline TopDeck113

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 09:40:29 PM »
In my lifetime: the League Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United in December 1970.

In my time machine: the FA Cup final on 10th April 1897.  The only time a club has completed the league and Cup double on the same day and I'd love to experience the Villa during the greatest era and take in Victorian England.

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 09:51:47 PM »
Highbury in 81 and Rotterdam in 82. Other than that I have been lucky enough to be at all memorable games from December 1970.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 10:08:13 PM »
Quite a few  I am afraid

Leeds Centenary Game

Sheff Wed promotion night game

Everton at Goodision first away win  back in Div 1

Glasgow  Rangers friendly

Royal Antwerp away

Liverpool 5-1 midweek

Leeds away 1980 the only game I missed that season

Swindon promotion game

Arsenal  away league cup semi

I promise to stay away if we need  something  at Millwall and although I will regret missing the game I will have done my duty to the Villa.


Offline Damo70

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 12:02:17 AM »
As an eleven year old I was lucky enough to be behind the goal Withey scored in in Rotterdam. Top tier, front row.

The game(s) I wish I had been at? We may have lost but it would be quite a claim to fame to say you had been in Tokyo for the World Club Championship game against Penarol. I am guessing Highbury May 1981 was a good day out.

Offline Dave Wall

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 06:57:24 AM »
Villa 5 Liverpool 1 - 15th December 1976. I was only 5 and it was midweek game.

This one for me.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 09:05:34 AM »
me too I was at college in Sheffield at the time and couldn't get down to the game.

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 10:15:33 AM »
Plymouth away in 71/72. The only game I missed in the 3rd division promotion season. Still never been to Home Park.

Is that the one we lost 3-2?  I was at it, a nightmare to get to and back from.  It seemed like we were on the road for days, and we played like shit!  Be thankful.

Online four fornicholl

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 10:30:20 AM »
The Holtes last stand :(

Offline Reuben

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 10:37:41 AM »
Probably the 6-2 v Everton even though I saw it on TV.

My Dad said I could choose between that or the Palace game.  I'd seen Villa v Everton the previous season so chose the Palace one (which was ok but not as good as Everton)