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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2019, 01:45:22 PM »
I left when we were beating the Blues 2-1 to go and play for my team Erdington Star down by the bus depot and uni at Perry Barr. My dad picked me up down by the Aston Hotel and drove to the pitch. I went into the changing room to get changed come back out and my dad gave me the terrible news that Stern John equalised.

Ouch. I was in a bar in Greece watching that game at the time. I couldn't bear the last few minutes, so went for a poo.

Whilst on the toilet, received a text from my dad saying 'bastards. Unlucky, mate'.

Dreadful.

Does your dad always comment of your bowel movements ?

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2019, 01:53:59 PM »
I left when we were beating the Blues 2-1 to go and play for my team Erdington Star down by the bus depot and uni at Perry Barr. My dad picked me up down by the Aston Hotel and drove to the pitch. I went into the changing room to get changed come back out and my dad gave me the terrible news that Stern John equalised.

Ouch. I was in a bar in Greece watching that game at the time. I couldn't bear the last few minutes, so went for a poo.

Whilst on the toilet, received a text from my dad saying 'bastards. Unlucky, mate'.

Dreadful.

Does your dad always comment of your bowel movements ?

Marvellous.

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2019, 02:34:05 PM »
I left when we were beating the Blues 2-1 to go and play for my team Erdington Star down by the bus depot and uni at Perry Barr. My dad picked me up down by the Aston Hotel and drove to the pitch. I went into the changing room to get changed come back out and my dad gave me the terrible news that Stern John equalised.

Ouch. I was in a bar in Greece watching that game at the time. I couldn't bear the last few minutes, so went for a poo.

Whilst on the toilet, received a text from my dad saying 'bastards. Unlucky, mate'.

Dreadful.

Does your dad always comment of your bowel movements ?

Marvellous.

Applauds :)

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2019, 02:52:46 PM »
At the play off final Vs Fulham a lot of the Villa fans including me left at the final whistle so after clapping our defeated but on the day useless lads off we went and avoided seeing Fulham lifting the trophy. On the walk back to Wembley Central it was obvious a lot of Fulham were walking back too so they hadn't bothered to stick around and see them lift the trophy which was the whole culmination of what 49 games had been working towards. A lot of sniping from our lot.

same sort of thing vs Arsenal in the FA Cup Final....I got on to the tube after the final whistle and there were loads of Quentins and Tarquins all stood there and when I asked (politely of course) why they were not watching them pick the cup up I was told to fuck off as they had already seen them lift it before (vs Hull I think it was)

very strange when I got to Baker St as there were loads in the Metropolitan Bar already into their beers....so god knows what time they left.

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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2019, 03:50:56 PM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2019, 11:14:43 PM »
I left when we were beating the Blues 2-1 to go and play for my team Erdington Star down by the bus depot and uni at Perry Barr. My dad picked me up down by the Aston Hotel and drove to the pitch. I went into the changing room to get changed come back out and my dad gave me the terrible news that Stern John equalised.

People like to mention Hitzlspergers goal - the club itself certainly does - but I don't like to think off that game so i don't appreciate the goal like I should. Hourihane Vs Blues a much happier and better memory.

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2019, 07:43:39 AM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

How come?

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2019, 08:29:56 AM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

How come?

Game's over. I have no interest in trophy presentations

Offline Clampy

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2019, 08:42:36 AM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

How come?

Game's over. I have no interest in trophy presentations

Each to their own but isn't winning a trophy the whole point?  Would you have left early in Rotterdam?

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2019, 08:48:25 AM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

How come?

Game's over. I have no interest in trophy presentations

You wouldn't want to see the trophy that probably every Villa fan wants us to win more than any other lifted?

Bit Arsenal that.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2019, 08:58:08 AM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

How come?

Game's over. I have no interest in trophy presentations

That's bonkers mate

Offline robbo1874

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2019, 09:05:21 AM »
Is anyone on here going to 'fess up to being one of the early leavers??

I left Doncaster Rovers early when the third went in, 05/06 League Cup. I have also left pubs early when watching us, including the Sheff U match last season.
not Villa, but I left Suncorp Stadium when Brisbane Roar were 2-0 down to Sydney FC with a couple of minutes to go in the A-League final a few years back. Brisbane eventually won on penalties. Me and my mate watched the penalties in disbelief, on TV in a backpackers bar near the ground. I canít remember ever leaving a Villa game early and missing  a late goal. Missed a few early ones though, due to the pub.
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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2019, 09:14:56 AM »
I didn't stay around to see Villa lift the trophy for coming third in the 2nd Division.

I doubt that I'd even hang around to see Jack lift the FA Cup

How come?

Game's over. I have no interest in trophy presentations
Arguably the worst thing I've ever seen posted on here and that's saying something considering some of the shit I post.

Offline robbo1874

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2019, 09:16:29 AM »
The Lower Witton Lane emptying on 80 minutes has been going on for virtually the whole time Iíve supported Villa so early 90s. I never leave before the final whistle and admittedly run back to my car and very rarely get stuck in traffic even with the current full houses. The fact I usually get my breath back as weíre passing Stoke on the drive home is entirely coincidental.
i remember as a kid, our mateís dad used to take us and he would park up at the industrial estate off the junction by the expressway. The post-match walk pace was fierce and used to make my legs ache. My mate was always better at keeping up! More practice than me.

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Re: Empty seats
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2019, 09:25:22 AM »
ATAL / Clampy / Ads

I am not trying to wind people up, I just react to football in a different way.

As mentioned before on this thread, my Villa fandom is probably different to most of you. Not only didn't I grow up as a Villa fan, I had virtually no interest in football. I was all rugby and cricket.
I had a vague interest in Liverpool in the mid-70s but that was only because I knew relatives of 'Supersub'.

I was 27 before I saw a professional football match in person. Luckily that game was at Villa park and 22 years later, I'm still going.

I fully recognise that Villa and football in general doesn't mean as much to me as to the rest of you and that I don't have the emotional attachment.

However, I really enjoy going to Villa games and am grateful for the way that such an outsider has been made welcome both in the real world and on this forum.




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