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Author Topic: 45 years ago today  (Read 585 times)

Offline nevillain

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45 years ago today
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:33:46 PM »
The great Ron Saunders appointed. The rest is history

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 12:59:40 PM »
And York City away his first game.  It got better sure the second away was Hull.

Offline Damo70

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 04:42:32 PM »
And York City away his first game.  It got better sure the second away was Hull.

I think SGT's second away game was at Hull too.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 06:03:55 PM »
And York City away his first game.  It got better sure the second away was Hull.

I think SGT's second away game was at Hull too.

Was that the one he missed because of his daughter's graduation?

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 06:15:51 PM »
2 of Ron's first 4 league games were against Hull. They were our second away game and 8 days later our second home game. And the home game was Ron's first win as Villa manager, we'd drawn the first three 1-1.

Online Brassneck

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 10:54:37 PM »
I was at York that day - A half decent following went, given the lethargic atmosphere around the place.  The end of the Vic Crowe era had seen gates plummet after the FA Cup heroics against Arsenal and by the time we hammered Hull in Saunders first win, the attendance was under 20,000.  It was the Chester semi-final in January that really was the catalyst for enthusiasm and support to be reignited. 

Offline steamer

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 09:03:26 PM »
Was that York game a night game in the league cup ?
or am I confused, the York game I remember , I think we lost 1-0 and there was barely a  handful of Villa fans there.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: 45 years ago today
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 10:14:50 PM »
Was that York game a night game in the league cup ?
or am I confused, the York game I remember , I think we lost 1-0 and there was barely a  handful of Villa fans there.

The League Cup game was the previous season.