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Author Topic: The Doc at The Villa  (Read 456 times)

Offline b23

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Re: The Doc at The Villa
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 10:36:24 PM »
Posted this before but I feel it gives a real sense of the excitement The Doc created in those first few months after years of decline under the old board with crowds having dropped to 13,000.



My first game.
Brian Godfrey and Lionel Martin scored.

Thank you.

Offline Oscar Arce

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Re: The Doc at The Villa
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2017, 04:35:51 PM »
It's a brilliant photo...in the days before hi-tech training gear, they all had different kits on, black boots, and Tommy Docherty with an armful of Villa shirts that probably were the same ones they wore for games!
I'm sure everyone knows but my identification of the players are, from left:
Top: Neil Rioch, Dave Rudge, Freddie Mwila, Keith Bradley
Middle: John Griffiths, Arthur Cox, Emment Kapengwe, Pat McMahon, Dave Simmons, Brian Tiler, Bruce Rioch, Geoff Crudgington, Willie Anderson, Lionel Martin, Vic Crowe, Tommy Docherty.
Kneeling: Chico Hamilton, Barry Lynch, Micky Wright.
The Doc briefly brought us back from the brink and woke the sleeping lion...his importance in Villa's history cannot be underestimated!

Online Richard E

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Re: The Doc at The Villa
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 04:49:32 PM »
Revolution, revival, wheels come off, relegation. What a whirlwind time ! 

 

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Offline steamer

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Re: The Doc at The Villa
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 06:37:47 PM »
who is up Mrs Brown