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Offline Damo70

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 11:18:01 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.


I once spent a few days in Bristol and Plymouth with two mates in 1997. I was single at the time and liked both places for the pubs, clubs and women. I have never been to the Plymouth ground. It was one of the few I missed in '87-'88 as I was in Blackpool on a family and friends (and Nev ;)) coach trip that weekend. Four of us went to watch Blackpool v Walsall. I remember missing the away game at Coventry the season before for the same reason.



Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2017, 12:35:17 PM »
League cup final second reply verses Everton. Went to two semis and two finals and never saw us win. A nineteen year old wage couldn't stretch to seeing Chris Nicholl scoring from 90 yards out

Offline Villa Lew

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 01:10:17 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.
I was at the Rangers game and believe me that is one game you should be grateful you missed. There were the worst scenes I have ever seen at VP or any other football match.

Offline Des Little

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 01:38:36 PM »
With the obvious exceptions of 82 and 57 (although I was told retrospectively I had a chance of going to Rotterdam but I'm not bitter), Swindon away stands out - I was working in a Tesco Bakery - as does Sheff Weds in BFR's first game (family wedding). 

Offline j66acd

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 01:43:30 PM »
The Coca-cola 2nd leg against Tranmere. Probably one of my favourite games to re watch growing up. That game had everything. Can still see BFR chubby red cheeks at the end of the game.

Offline Kimaster1976

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 02:28:41 PM »
The Inter UEFA cup game in 1994.

The atmosphere seemed unreal, watched it and taped it live on VHS, then watched the whole thing again when I finished work the next day.

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 02:39:21 PM »
Everton (a) 1990 3-3.

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2017, 04:07:43 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.


The Rangers 'friendly' is one for a new thread to be entitled Games you wish you wish had never attended. It was a horrible day. I was 14 and it was a whole new Villa/football experience for me.

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2017, 05:22:21 PM »
57 f.a. cup final to complete my set of seeing us win everything else sadly I was born in 1959 so missed out on a ticket by two years.
pretty much went to most of the games mentioned above from utd semi in 1970 to present date the Liverpool 5-1 seems like it was only a few years ago

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2017, 09:03:18 PM »
League cup final second reply verses Everton. Went to two semis and two finals and never saw us win. A nineteen year old wage couldn't stretch to seeing Chris Nicholl scoring from 90 yards out

I was there, thankfully!

Offline nigel

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2017, 09:48:24 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.


The Rangers 'friendly' is one for a new thread to be entitled Games you wish you wish had never attended. It was a horrible day. I was 14 and it was a whole new Villa/football experience for me.

I was at that game.
As we walked into the Holte the Police just pointed us to the Witton.
I vaguely remember The Villa singing 'Come and 'ave a go if you think you're 'ard enough' ......... And they did  ;D

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2017, 10:34:37 PM »
Tranmere.

Too young back then.


Offline Damo70

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2017, 03:00:38 AM »
The Inter UEFA cup game in 1994.

The atmosphere seemed unreal, watched it and taped it live on VHS, then watched the whole thing again when I finished work the next day.

I missed that one as I was working abroad but was at both legs of the Inter games in 1990. The atmosphere on the Holte that night was fantastic. I'm not sure I have been at a game where in the time between the goals being scored and the celebrations dying down I was as far away from where I was originally standing.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2017, 02:21:18 PM »
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)
Still quite a good result though with Platt scoring the winner in the last minute after we were 0-1 down.

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Re: Game you wished you were at
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2017, 10:20:22 AM »
4-0 against Liverpool in 1899.