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Offline jackgbrown

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Ticket to the Moon book
« on: October 10, 2018, 05:13:28 PM »
Hello all,

Thought I'd just make you aware of a new Aston Villa book out at the start of November: Ticket to the Moon, by Richard Sydenham.

The book takes a look at Villa's sharp rise and fall: from the title win in 1981 after promotion seven years earlier, the improbable European Cup triumph, to life back in the Second Division amid a lack of investment. Many of the key figures at the club are interviewed, including Sir Doug Ellis, Ron Saunders, Gordon Cowans, John Deehan, Andy Gray, John Gidman, Tony Morley and Dennis Mortimer (plus many others).

Richard also had access to the minutes from the boardroom meetings at the time, revealing who said what to who at key intervals during this period.

 

Thanks

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Offline The Edge

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 06:12:44 PM »
Hello all,
Nice one. Just in time for Christmas ✌

Thought I'd just make you aware of a new Aston Villa book out at the start of November: Ticket to the Moon, by Richard Sydenham.

The book takes a look at Villa's sharp rise and fall: from the title win in 1981 after promotion seven years earlier, the improbable European Cup triumph, to life back in the Second Division amid a lack of investment. Many of the key figures at the club are interviewed, including Sir Doug Ellis, Ron Saunders, Gordon Cowans, John Deehan, Andy Gray, John Gidman, Tony Morley and Dennis Mortimer (plus many others).

Richard also had access to the minutes from the boardroom meetings at the time, revealing who said what to who at key intervals during this period.


Thanks
Cocked that up. Sorry.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 08:48:48 PM by Legion »

Offline dave.woodhall

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 06:20:14 PM »
Hello Jack,

If you're plugging something your company is producing it's only polite to ask first.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »
I did think Dave would have done a book on the whole decade, from the stars to the gutter and top of the table again at the end of the 80's.

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 07:51:53 PM »
I did think Dave would have done a book on the whole decade, from the stars to the gutter and top of the table again at the end of the 80's.

I did think about it, but there's nothing more that can be said about the 1980-82 period, the Taylor years have been covered in reasonable detail and the bit in the middle was just depressing. And to be honest I've written so much about 1990 onwards that I'd bore myself.

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 08:09:50 PM »
Do you have any more books planned on any subject? 

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 08:29:45 PM »
Do you have any more books planned on any subject? 

I wish.

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 02:48:43 PM »
Has anyone read this yet?

Offline curiousorange

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Re: Ticket to the Moon book
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 11:45:20 AM »
Personally, don't know if I'd have used an ELO song title for a Villa book, but that's just me.