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Offline Deano's Mullet

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On this day in 1996
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:06:21 PM »


Super Tommy Johnson scores vs Wolves.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 07:58:03 PM »
Bit fortunate to win that one if I recall correctly as Wolves were the better side on the night. 

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 09:21:00 PM »
Yeah not a good performance and Supertom tried his best to miss it but we got over the line. Great team we had then.

Offline Lucky Eddie

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 09:48:46 PM »
Yeah not a good performance and Supertom tried his best to miss it but we got over the line. Great team we had then.


And a Great Manager.

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 09:50:05 PM »
Great Cup atmosphere that night but yes Wolves played really well. Deserved a replay

Offline ldavfc4eva

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 09:57:26 PM »
Thanks for posting that, loved that team, my first full season following us and we haven’t been as good since.

Offline BlackCountryVilla

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 10:22:36 PM »
Not the best performance. I had a friendly bet with a dingle at work that day - just a fiver at stake.
I will never forget the look on her face next day. She paid up in 1 pence pieces!

Offline tomd2103

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 10:45:18 PM »
Yeah not a good performance and Supertom tried his best to miss it but we got over the line. Great team we had then.

Yep.  One of my favourite seasons watching the Villa. 

Offline Mortimer's Bear

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 10:01:47 AM »
My favourite season without question, makes me sad comparing that to now.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 12:48:32 PM »
My favourite season without question, makes me sad comparing that to now.

The only question that remains for me is whether we would have been serious contenders if Savo had fired properly that season. 

Offline Simon Page

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 01:24:39 PM »
My favourite season without question, makes me sad comparing that to now.

The only question that remains for me is whether we would have been serious contenders if Savo had fired properly that season. 

No, we should have bombed out of the cups early. Who wants to win trophies when second place could have been ours? (Winky thing)

This side was much like Atkinson's two years earlier. When firing on all cylinders it was absolutely as good as anyone but not quite the winning machine that went on to win the title. That said, once we went with Johnson behind Savo and Yorke the team was something to behold.

Offline MorrisNielson

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Re: On this day in 1996
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:48 PM »
I remember it being quite a rubbish game to watch, perhaps it was a case that we were a good side to watch normally back then.
But those highlights were quite entertaining.
On a sad note, next month marks 7th anniversary of the death of Dean Richards.