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Author Topic: Date of your first visit to Villa Park  (Read 7110 times)

Offline Boz

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 03:06:07 PM »
April 1948 Liverpool 2:1 Age 11
Stood at the Holte End, always remember standing behind the red barriers half way up the terraces

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 03:17:40 PM »
First team game was November 1972 v Blackpool. Nil, nil.

Saw a reserve game against Swansea in 1971

Offline Neil Hawkes

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2017, 05:32:10 PM »
Jan 1st 1972, Villa 1 Halifax 0

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 05:34:05 PM »
No idea of who it was or when, either 1974 or 1975 when I was 4 or 5.

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 05:40:34 PM »
13 October 1979 against our stripey neighbours.

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2017, 05:48:41 PM »
Sometime in 1954, no idea who the opposition were or the score as I had no interest.  What I do recall was looking down from what I now know was the Holte End into the playground in Aston Park and wishing I was in there.  I would have been five.

Offline bob rowe

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2017, 06:49:16 PM »
Don't know the date but my Dad took me to VP when I was about 2 years old which would make it 1949. I do have one tiny memory of it.

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2017, 07:40:52 PM »
Wow, so many on here have been going to see Villa for so many years, very impressive.

My first game was on April 12th 1975 when I first saw the King of Villa Park score a hatrick in a 5-0 win over Oldham. After that I was sold forever.

See that this was on the run the last time we won 8 on the tro. I feel really honoured  :)
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 08:42:20 AM by JD »

Offline Richard

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2017, 09:09:23 PM »
2 2 draw with Forest on Boxing Day 1972 - aged 7

I'll have to find out who scored some time !


Offline Damo70

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2017, 09:15:30 PM »
September 8th 1979. Villa 0 Manchester United 3.

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2017, 10:14:04 PM »
My first trip to Villa Park was when my dad took me to see Blackpool play when I was just about five years old. He felt he had to because I had an uncle who had previously taken me to The Hawthorns and he was concerned that I might end up a Baggies fan. I think it must have been in 1951 because I know we won and that Stanley Mathews was in the Blackpool team. We were standing on the Witton Lane terracing and they pushed me to the front, which was a bit silly since the front of the terracing was a couple of feet below pitch level, meaning that my eyes were pretty much at the same level as the pitch. I can even now vividly recall Mathews coming within touching distance when he came to collect a ball for a throw in. Apparently I shouted "come on Stanley" and was roundly shouted down by the crowd. (those that weren't laughing)

Offline jcsutv

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2017, 10:59:04 PM »
My first trip was 1974 or 1975 midweek against Sheff Weds Reserves. Would like to know the exact date!

Offline The Left Side

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2017, 02:22:51 AM »
My first trip was 1974 or 1975 midweek against Sheff Weds Reserves. Would like to know the exact date!

Yes and do you remember mine?

Offline jcsutv

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2017, 07:08:06 AM »
Was it Ipswich. 1981? You had my ticket as I was ill.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: Date of your first visit to Villa Park
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2017, 08:56:41 AM »
8th October 1966. We beat Leeds 3-0.
We sat 6 rows back in the Witton Lane about 20 yards from the half way towards the Witton terrace.
The only things I remember were Jack Charlton, the smell of Bovril and Nicotine under the stand, and Dad asking me as we walked back across the Serpentine car park if I wanted to go again. "Yes, lets go every week" - so we did.