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Author Topic: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by  (Read 3419 times)

Offline olaftab

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2017, 06:12:16 PM »
Being pushed down about 20 terrace steps  everytime there was a goal or even a near miss.

Offline dave shelley

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2017, 07:09:22 PM »
Being pushed down about 20 terrace steps  everytime there was a goal or even a near miss.

And then everyone turning around and grinning like Cheshire Cats as they made their way back to their starting positions.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2017, 09:13:11 PM »
Specials arriving late sheff wed and Norwich

The cage on the specials urggggh

Losing to Ipswich

Len cantello

The villa bingo card - will win on the next one

Rushing from the ground to catch the last train for London night games - I missed both our goals v Barca UEFA cup

One thing I don't miss though is my 10 junior season ticket

Offline FrankyH

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2017, 09:25:19 PM »
Absolutely every single aspect of Coventry
Open away ends in the rain
Standing on the Holte and dropping those god awful farts  that made people gag and no one knew it was me

Take a bow son !!!

Offline olaftab

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2017, 10:13:02 PM »
There is no opposite of this thread about things we do miss. I miss the free busses  from Dale End to Church Road. It was this easy travel to VP that probably cemented my resolve to be at VP for every home game.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2017, 11:23:20 PM »
Having your retinas burnt every time you looked at the old AV floodlights. 

Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2017, 12:36:29 AM »
Having your retinas burnt every time you looked at the old AV floodlights.

Glory Glory Aston Villa......sorry wrong thread.........but I don't care.......I loved them there floodlights !

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2017, 10:26:22 AM »
the tacky half time entertainment

Offline Rotterdam

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2017, 11:10:04 AM »
Police horses helpfully herding us along and the need to dodge piles of horse shit. This was particularly tricky while leaving busy night fixtures as the dark and volume on foot traffic meant the giant turds were on you in an instant. If you were lucky, they would be well trodden down.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2017, 08:15:43 AM »
The old Serpentine car park before it was tarmacced over for the short lived supermarket.
A brief shower and it was 50 yard detours in the mud around the small lakes that formed.   

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2017, 08:29:57 AM »
Running down the bank of the old Witton End at the end of the match, trying to stay upright and not falling over like in the Coopers Hill cheese race.

Offline andyaston

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2017, 09:01:28 PM »
Like someone said earlier those horrible farts that used to waft across the Holte. Saying that in those days people were drinking shite bitter and mild.

Offline ADVILLAFAN

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
Kinsella

Coventry being in the top flight

Not being able to beat Blues

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2017, 09:14:06 PM »
A  dozen or so blokes trying to flog you the H & V fanzine at strategic points around the ground. ;D

Offline dave shelley

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Re: Villa things I don't miss from years gone by
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2017, 09:33:22 PM »
Paddling in three inches of tea/coffee/Bovril in the old tea room at the back of the old Witton End pre-North Stand.  I often recall it and the times I used to go in there with my old man prior to kick-off.