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Offline wittonwarrior

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25 years today
« on: October 03, 2017, 01:12:51 PM »
Atkinson at selhurst x x x

Offline Damo70

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 01:18:44 PM »
Atkinson at selhurst x x x

I reckon I must have been to Selhurst Park ten to twelve times and that is the only time I have seen us win there. I should have guessed it was a bogey ground on my first visit when Charlton practically relegated us on Easter Monday.

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 01:50:36 PM »
That was a great game. We were on a really good run, Saunders had recently arrived and was scoring for fun and then Dalian. This was the third game I took my then girlfriend to (the other two being the 5-2 win at White Hart Lane and a two nil win v Everton at VP). She said afterwards that football was boring.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 02:22:49 PM »
Brings back memories of the radio phone ins when Villa fans would ring up, I think it was Tom Ross, just to shout ''Deeeeeeeeeeaannooooooo'' down the phone.

Great team, likeable players, good times.

Offline BlackCountryVilla

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 07:31:38 PM »
That makes me feel old! I'm sure we won the week before or week after at Middlesbrough by the same score? The same scorers as well I think - Saunders 2, Atkinson 1.

Offline Damo70

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 09:28:55 PM »
That makes me feel old! I'm sure we won the week before or week after at Middlesbrough by the same score? The same scorers as well I think - Saunders 2, Atkinson 1.

I think you are right. I think they were back to back away games and back to back 2-3 victories.

Offline LeeB

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 10:42:34 PM »
It's also then 25 years to the day that I bought Automatic for the People from Andy Cash Records on Kingsbury Circle, about 2 minutes before the goal.

Offline Damo70

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 10:45:39 PM »
It's also then 25 years to the day that I bought Automatic for the People from Andy Cash Records on Kingsbury Circle, about 2 minutes before the goal.

Frightening. I loved that album.

Online Deano's Mullet

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 04:55:54 AM »
That makes me feel old! I'm sure we won the week before or week after at Middlesbrough by the same score? The same scorers as well I think - Saunders 2, Atkinson 1.

I think you are right. I think they were back to back away games and back to back 2-3 victories.

Yes you are spot on. Deano's first four games were Leeds (a) D 1-1, Liverpool (h) W 4-2, Middlesbrough (a) W 3-2 and Wimbledon (a) W 3-2. In fact I think we were unbeaten in 12 or 13 at that time although the run started before that Leeds game when we stuffed Palace 3-0 at home. This was the match when Ron went out on the pitch with the microphone to say we were signing Deano.

Offline Damo70

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Re: 25 years today
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017, 08:08:12 AM »
That makes me feel old! I'm sure we won the week before or week after at Middlesbrough by the same score? The same scorers as well I think - Saunders 2, Atkinson 1.

I think you are right. I think they were back to back away games and back to back 2-3 victories.

Yes you are spot on. Deano's first four games were Leeds (a) D 1-1, Liverpool (h) W 4-2, Middlesbrough (a) W 3-2 and Wimbledon (a) W 3-2. In fact I think we were unbeaten in 12 or 13 at that time although the run started before that Leeds game when we stuffed Palace 3-0 at home. This was the match when Ron went out on the pitch with the microphone to say we were signing Deano.


I was at the Palace game with MC BFR on da mike and of Deano's first four games I only missed the Boro game. If I recall correctly he had the ball in the net at Leeds which was ruled out for offside. Didn't Lonely Boy score a late equaliser for Leeds?