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Title: My worst match
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 23, 2022, 03:35:09 PM
And Mr R has had a lot to chose from.

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Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: wittonwarrior on May 25, 2022, 06:16:50 PM
Surely has to be west spam away fa cup for so many reasons
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 25, 2022, 06:18:57 PM
Or maybe Oldham ten years later.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Pat McMahon on May 25, 2022, 06:52:52 PM
On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In the final minutes in the only action of note, Chris Nicholl hit a bazooka from 35 yards which hit the bar and Andy Gray went in for the rebound and booted the Ipswich keeper in the face. Play stopped for several minutes and he lost a few teeth IIRC. I canít recall if he went off though as Iíd probably nodded off by then.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: john e on May 25, 2022, 07:13:00 PM
Villa v Everton league Cup final 1977

(Second replay  made up for it though)
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: clash city rocker on May 25, 2022, 07:13:52 PM
Surely has to be west spam away fa cup for so many reasons

Could well be witton
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Allan C on May 25, 2022, 07:32:10 PM
Unfortunately there have been a few down the years but one that springs to mind is in the 88/89 season at home v Charlton  a truly awful game which we lost 1-0 with an absolutely shocking Charlton winner. Still have nightmares about it
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 25, 2022, 09:39:21 PM
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: AV82EC on May 25, 2022, 09:47:27 PM
Iím a Villa fan, the list is far too long to even think of one particular game. That said I seem to recall a particularly dreary 0-1 loss in the last minute to Middlesbrough in the early MON years. Virtually nothing of note happened in the game in the game other than it absolutely pissed down in a howling gale for the whole game and where me and my son used to sit in L8 wasnt best protected and we were soaked to the skin. It was awful.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 25, 2022, 09:50:30 PM
On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In a similar vein mine is probably Wimbledon away at Plough Lane in Oct. 1990, a sparsely attended 0-0 draw. My only memory is two drunk blokes down at the front singing "Jozef Venglos' claret & blue army" for 90 mins much to the bemusement of the solitary copper watching.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Richard E on May 25, 2022, 09:50:53 PM
Notts County away in 1992. It was bloody freezing, it was 0-0 and we missed a penalty we were inexplicably given.

Worst game of football Iíve ever seen was York City 0 Darlington 0 at Bootham Crescent in division four in 1993.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 25, 2022, 10:11:58 PM
September 1969...Watford 3 Villa 0.
Favourites for promotion at the start of the season. An absymal performance, the Docs magic touch has gone and we have utterly fell apart. We get relegated to Division 3 at the end of the season.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Cliftonville Villlain on May 25, 2022, 10:21:57 PM
Travelled from Belfast ticketless, paid well over the odds to a United fan and then watched supposed Villa fan Lee Sharpe put two past Bosnich. Two times at their height. Dalian Atkinson was immense that night in a 2-1 defeat. 1993 and it still fucking hurts.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Meanwood Villa on May 25, 2022, 10:23:51 PM
Against Everton in 94 when the League cup was paraded was pretty awful. It was bouncing down during and after the match and I remember my brother's Evertonian mate saying "I forgive the players now" as we got drenched on the way back to the car.

Also Wigan away in the McLeish season, Bent injured after five minutes and fuck all else happened. Had been a great pre match, absolutely buzzing at kick off and had the life sucked out of us by the match.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Richard on May 25, 2022, 10:27:07 PM
Yeah that Wigan away game was dreadful but the worst I think for me was 16th Sept 2002....
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: nick harper on May 25, 2022, 10:28:45 PM
1 Feb 1986 : Villa 0 Southampton 0 Att 8,456.

Not only a dreadful game but the lowest gate I ever attended for a league game at Villa Park. The Holte End was a lonely place to be that day.

Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Des Little on May 25, 2022, 10:32:59 PM
Loving this thread, I was at so many of those games others have mentioned. Itís a bloody tough one to call, so Iíll throw in Boro away in the Zenith Data semi final. Getting knocked out one game from Wembley on a Wednesday night and having the coach bricked before a four hour trip home.

Similarly, West Ham away in the League Cup. A crush that could easily have been another Hillsborough, getting beat and losing the bloody coach only to chase it as it headed up the road. Catching it at the lights and getting on was the highlight of the night.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Chris Harte on May 25, 2022, 10:44:38 PM
1 Feb 1986 : Villa 0 Southampton 0 Att 8,456.

Not only a dreadful game but the lowest gate I ever attended for a league game at Villa Park. The Holte End was a lonely place to be that day.


Temperature was about minus 8 degrees C. Gary Shaw had a late chance and for a split second, as I jumped in anticipation of a goal that never arrived, I actually thought my feet were going to shatter.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 25, 2022, 10:52:31 PM
Oldham 3-0 Aston Villa - FA CUP QTR FINAL 1990
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: richtheholtender on May 25, 2022, 10:53:36 PM
Against Everton in 94 when the League cup was paraded was pretty awful. It was bouncing down during and after the match and I remember my brother's Evertonian mate saying "I forgive the players now" as we got drenched on the way back to the car.

Also Wigan away in the McLeish season, Bent injured after five minutes and fuck all else happened. Had been a great pre match, absolutely buzzing at kick off and had the life sucked out of us by the match.


That Everton match was 0-0? I seem to remember an Everton player taking a shot from the half way line and that being about the only highlight
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: olaftab on May 25, 2022, 10:59:14 PM
Two away matches a week or so apart that I was at. Bradford in the League cup semi final and Millwall in the FA cup. The sheer inaptitude of our players and Lambert was mind numbing and as a fully grown man it's the nearest I have come close to crying at a football matches.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 25, 2022, 11:15:14 PM
In terms of humiliation I'd say it's a struggle to top losing away to Bradford.

They were at the time a league 2 team and shambolic a couple of the goals we conceded from set pieces. To top it all off only just barely beat them at VP and went out over two legs so given that was a big opportunity to actually win a trophy that one stung for quite a while.

Was a horrible few weeks when you add in the batterings we got in the league, can remember Wigan who were actually below us coming to VP and winning 3-0 and it could easily have been six.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Pat McMahon on May 25, 2022, 11:48:39 PM
On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In a similar vein mine is probably Wimbledon away at Plough Lane in Oct. 1990, a sparsely attended 0-0 draw. My only memory is two drunk blokes down at the front singing "Jozef Venglos' claret & blue army" for 90 mins much to the bemusement of the solitary copper watching.

On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In a similar vein mine is probably Wimbledon away at Plough Lane in Oct. 1990, a sparsely attended 0-0 draw. My only memory is two drunk blokes down at the front singing "Jozef Venglos' claret & blue army" for 90 mins much to the bemusement of the solitary copper watching.

I came back from Paris for the weekend and went to that. I canít remember a thing about the game, other than the fact it was better than the 3-2 defeat there in 1986.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Rory on May 25, 2022, 11:51:00 PM
The lowest I remember feeling was Lambert's first home game against Everton. I left at 0-3, the only time I've left a game early, because it was toxic in the Lower Holte. The first game of a new season should be a time of hope, but there was just anger everywhere, and because Lambert was brand new it was unfocused anger, flying in all directions.

Losing at home to Watford during the relegation season was grim, but I think I was resigned to it by that point.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: rougegorge on May 26, 2022, 02:15:42 AM
Bradford and Millwall do stand out, but they were eclipsed by the earlier trio of horror shows at Chelsea ( the record league defeat), followed by abject home displays against Spurs and Wigan.

Goodness knows how Lambert survived that season.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Matt C on May 26, 2022, 03:14:11 AM
I could pick at least four from Lambertís reign alone.

Worst ever though, I give it to the 2015 FA Cup final. I got an impromptu flight back from LA to be there having landed a ticket on the Thursday prior. To lose obviously, but the tepid, no-show nature of it really stung. Such a massive let down.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: OzVilla on May 26, 2022, 03:15:07 AM
An FA Cup 3rd Round replay in January 1991 away against Wimbledon at Plough Lane.  Freezing cold evening, torrential rain that soaked through to your underpants, had to endure the most boring 0-0 though to extra time only to lose in the 119th minute to a Alan Cork deflected pee roller.

Spent most of ET staring through the portacabin loo windows that were constantly being steamed up with clouds of steaming piss as it was still better than being outside. Nightmare....
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Villa in Denmark on May 26, 2022, 05:49:54 AM
An FA Cup 3rd Round replay in January 1991 away against Wimbledon at Plough Lane.  Freezing cold evening, torrential rain that soaked through to your underpants, had to endure the most boring 0-0 though to extra time only to lose in the 119th minute to a Alan Cork deflected pee roller.

Spent most of ET staring through the portacabin loo windows that were constantly being steamed up with clouds of steaming piss as it was still better than being outside. Nightmare....
Yes that was a truly shit night, made worse by the windscreen wiper blades of my car giving up on the way home in that weather.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: sid1964 on May 26, 2022, 06:35:38 AM
Our recent history? I would go for the home game against Liverpool in our relegation season 6-0

But the most disappointing, gut wrenching defeat for me is still the FA Cup quarter final against West Ham, I honestly thought that was our year to win the Cup.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Villafirst on May 26, 2022, 07:07:42 AM
Blose away in 2002 when we lost 3-0, but the worst bit was the Enckelman embarrassment, especially against that lot!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Charlie8182 on May 26, 2022, 07:34:53 AM
I went to many of the above games including being in the 8,456 gate against Southampton (1986) but its the 2000 Cup final which eclipses the 2015 one for me, we had a better side than the latter one and it was a day which promised so much but delivered so little, and instead of Chelsea fans celebrating their win they were picking fights afterwards.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: steamer on May 26, 2022, 07:35:46 AM
Any football fan must have a long list, thankfully I have forgotten most of the dross
For heart aching, lost first game at home at start of Doc season, 1-0 Norwich , it was not what the script said
League cup Final Spurs
Cup final Chelsea, travelled a long way for that one and had high hopes
Enckelman game
Dion nutting Savage game
Arsenal Cup Final, Embarrassing
Now I have started i could go on, but rather look forward to next season
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Pete3206 on May 26, 2022, 07:51:27 AM
2015 FA cup final just edges the Bradford debacle for me. That said, it takes a special kind of shiteness to lose to a 4th division side over 180 minutes
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: darren woolley on May 26, 2022, 08:21:49 AM
September 1986 Notts Forest away we lost 6-0.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: brian green on May 26, 2022, 08:57:56 AM
I forget the year.  Against Leicester away.  Pissing torrential freezing rain.  Forced by coppers and stewards to stand under fucking great holes in the roof of Filbert Street.  Ultimately compounded historically by Leicester being allowed to walk away from all the debt and the legacy of their poxy ruin of a stadium and reemerge all lovely and shiny and brand new. 

And the gum spitting game at Wycombe when Richards confirmed his status as a guffawing, brain dead imbecile.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: avfc456 on May 26, 2022, 09:02:21 AM
Scum away 3-0
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Risso on May 26, 2022, 09:19:22 AM
Another Leicester away game. First match of the 97/98 season, we'd just signed Collymore and expectations were high. I was living in Leicester at the time, and worked in an office full of Leicester fans who were massively bitter at Brian Little's departure. We played like drains, the front three didn't click at all and we lost 1-0. There was loads of trouble in Leicester afterwards as well. The next home game, the 4-0 home defeat to Blackburn wasn't too clever either, and led me to believe that perhaps signing Stan Collymore wasn't the last piece of a title-winning jigsaw after all.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 26, 2022, 09:24:38 AM
Oldham 3-0 Aston Villa - FA CUP QTR FINAL 1990

I think that would have to be my worst game too. Topped off by Villa fans scrapping with each other throughout the match
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Nev on May 26, 2022, 09:40:07 AM
Unfortunately there have been a few down the years but one that springs to mind is in the 88/89 season at home v Charlton  a truly awful game which we lost 1-0 with an absolutely shocking Charlton winner. Still have nightmares about it

I went to that game with the flu, could only last until half time. I used to get the bus in those days so the match had finished by the time I got home so I walked into my Mom and Dads house to hear the result being read out on Final Score.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Nev on May 26, 2022, 09:45:40 AM
Oldham 3-0 Aston Villa - FA CUP QTR FINAL 1990

I think that would have to be my worst game too. Topped off by Villa fans scrapping with each other throughout the match

That was my 19th birthday. We bought party poppers, hats the lot. My mate couldn't get out of work early so arrived at half time. When the 3rd went in we all left en masse so he spent about 25 minutes in the ground. Two of us cadged a lift home with him and he couldn't recall where he had parked so we ended up walking around some housing estate searching for the car and bickering with each other.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Ian. on May 26, 2022, 09:51:45 AM
My first ever season ticket able to purchase due to my own footballing injury, half decent seat in the Lower Holte, extremely excited on the coach with the SW Lions, just signed Collymore, smart new kit, losing 4-0 to Blackburn.

Absolutely deflated on the coach on the way home.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Gary Penrice on May 26, 2022, 11:04:42 AM
Losing to them 3-0 December 82 without a doubt!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 26, 2022, 11:10:56 AM
Losing to them 3-0 December 82 without a doubt!

The club might give that 40th anniversary a swerve.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Ads on May 26, 2022, 12:35:40 PM
3-0 at Old Trafford against Liverpool in the FA Cup semi final.

8-0 at Chelsea.

2-2 at home to Stoke.

Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: dave shelley on May 26, 2022, 01:53:00 PM
Too many to mention really but just to join in then fun: that cup defeat away to West Ham still rankles, the season we got relegated to the third division saw us lose 5-0 away to Sheffield United.  We were doing ok and were at 0-0 come half-time despite iirc them having one disallowed.  I was thinking, naively, that if we could hang on for the same in the second half it would be great point towards survival, what happend? We folded like a pack of cards in a gale force wind.

Another worthy mention was away to Preston which may have been the same season, pissing down with rain and barely crossed the half-way line, about six or seven minutes into stoppage time Preston had another attack and despite the ball being clearly out of play that cheating c**t of a referee Pat Partridge allowed them to play on from which they scored.

Twats of referees is not a new phenomenon.j
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Border villan on May 26, 2022, 03:13:39 PM
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Pete on May 26, 2022, 04:26:55 PM
On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In the final minutes in the only action of note, Chris Nicholl hit a bazooka from 35 yards which hit the bar and Andy Gray went in for the rebound and booted the Ipswich keeper in the face. Play stopped for several minutes and he lost a few teeth IIRC. I canít recall if he went off though as Iíd probably nodded off by then.

Aye Pat, he was stretchered off, we applauded him as he was carried past the Trinity enclosure. I think it may have been Lawrie Sivell. Dislocated his shoulder as well, but he couldn't tell anyone because his mouth was so smashed up. Funny how these details from over 40 years ago stick in the mind, when I'd struggle to recall what teams we've played in the last month (apart from the closing day, of course).
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeeB on May 26, 2022, 04:30:25 PM
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Risso on May 26, 2022, 04:34:09 PM
Villa 0 - Liverpool 6 under Garde.

The back four that day was Richards Okore Lescott Cissokho. If we've ever had a shitter back four at any point in our history I don't know when that was. Liverpool were miles off being the team they are now and were only 11th before the match. A certain Mr Coutinho was MOTM that day.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 26, 2022, 04:51:03 PM
And wasn't Bunn in goal, just to pile on the misery?
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on May 26, 2022, 05:05:35 PM
Aston Villa 2 - Hull City 3

Despite being there for the shit show that was Us 2 Chelsea 6, the Hull game takes the biscuit.

November Ď67. A dreary day, but we were 2-0 up (both by Brian Greenhalgh) with not long to go. A decent number of the team had First Division experience and I was starting to get over losing Hateley.

Hull scored a consolation goal. We started to go to pieces, and the centre of midfield (Graham Parker and Bobby Park) decided to do a near perfect impression of wet tissue paper.

Hull scored two more.

Prior to this game I had a fifteen year oldís optimism that weíd cruise back up to the top. This game told me Villa players were either too old, too callow, and basically too shit. It was a real come down (and Iíve experienced a few).
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: remy on May 26, 2022, 05:12:40 PM
Chavski when they hit us for 8. I awoke the next day thinking it was a bad dream until my phone had about 20 messages from friends and family.

A cold winter game sitting in the lower holte 3-0 down to Wigan with 30-40mins to play.

4-1 home defeat by Coventry. Collymore hit the post that could have made it 2-2 at some point.  My kid's first game (big mistake) age 7 vs Neanderthals and they equalised for 2-2 at the death.  Karma comes round as same kid 4 years later watches us dismantle them 5-1 in a cauldron of noise and I danced back to the car.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on May 26, 2022, 05:15:15 PM
Re: the above.

Youíd think that Iíd give up going, but looking back I realised Villa had almost completely got under my skin, even when we were apocalyptically rubbish. Yes it still had to compete with buying the odd single or even rarer an album, and sweets and crisps, and football cards, and I was (and still am) no super fan.

I genuinely salute those who go home and away.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: PaulTheVillan on May 26, 2022, 05:21:12 PM
03/03/03 will take some beating for me
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Damo70 on May 26, 2022, 06:16:04 PM
Charlton beating us 3-0 and pretty much relegating us at Selhurst Park on Easter Monday 1987 in front of a crowd of about 6,000. It was only five years on from Rotterdam but Rotterdam and 1982 felt a very very long long way away that day.

Small Heath beating the Champions of Europe 3-0 on Boxing Day 1982.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Damo70 on May 26, 2022, 06:26:42 PM
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.

Oldham was always cold and windy but the wettest I have ever been at a game was at Huddersfield in the second division in one of Graham Taylor's early games in charge.

I also nearly froze to death at Notts County in a midweek goalless draw in the Big Ron days.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Damo70 on May 26, 2022, 06:34:10 PM
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone

I watched that game on TV (I can't remember if it was live or highlights but I know I wasn't there). What I am pretty sure of is that later that night the Gulf War kicked off.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: andyh on May 26, 2022, 06:38:00 PM
Or maybe Oldham ten years later.
This.
Cold, windy and completely outplayedÖ.a fecking horrible night
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Damo70 on May 26, 2022, 06:45:44 PM
I was gutted as a twelve year old when I stayed up most of the night to listen to BRMB when we contested
the World Club Cup with Penarol. If we had won we would have been the Champions of the world.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeeB on May 26, 2022, 06:47:04 PM
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone

I watched that game on TV (I can't remember if it was live or highlights but I know I wasn't there). What I am pretty sure of is that later that night the Gulf War kicked off.

Yes, on the way home. Horrible.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 26, 2022, 06:52:20 PM
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.

Oldham was always cold and windy but the wettest I have ever been at a game was at Huddersfield in the second division in one of Graham Taylor's early games in charge.

I also nearly froze to death at Notts County in a midweek goalless draw in the Big Ron days.

Was that Notts County game the one where we passed the time by barracking Steve Cherry in the County goal for being fat ?
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Damo70 on May 26, 2022, 07:00:14 PM
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.

Oldham was always cold and windy but the wettest I have ever been at a game was at Huddersfield in the second division in one of Graham Taylor's early games in charge.

I also nearly froze to death at Notts County in a midweek goalless draw in the Big Ron days.

Was that Notts County game the one where we passed the time by barracking Steve Cherry in the County goal for being fat ?

I think Steve Staunton missed a penalty. As for Steve Cherry I was too busy trying not to freeze to death to care about anything else.

The best goalie game had to be the bald Oxford keeper (Paul Kee) getting pelters all game at the Manor ground in the BFR days  ;D
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Richard E on May 26, 2022, 07:02:02 PM
To this day Iíve still got no idea what that penalty was awarded for.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Villa in Denmark on May 26, 2022, 07:04:34 PM
To this day Iíve still got no idea what that penalty was awarded for.
Neither does anyone else. Including the ref.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 26, 2022, 07:21:25 PM
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.



Oldham was always cold and windy but the wettest I have ever been at a game was at Huddersfield in the second division in one of Graham Taylor's early games in charge.

I also nearly froze to death at Notts County in a midweek goalless draw in the Big Ron days.

Was that Notts County game the one where we passed the time by barracking Steve Cherry in the County goal for being fat ?

I think Steve Staunton missed a penalty. As for Steve Cherry I was too busy trying not to freeze to death to care about anything else.

The best goalie game had to be the bald Oxford keeper (Paul Kee) getting pelters all game at the Manor ground in the BFR days  ;D

"No hair, the keeper's got no hair..." I remember that
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Villa Lew on May 26, 2022, 07:53:00 PM
Has to be the Cup Final against Arsenal, really thought the waiting at last was gonna be over.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 26, 2022, 09:13:46 PM
I think the thing I remember from that Notts County games is three players stood over the ball at a free kick and all proceeded to run over it.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Allan C on May 26, 2022, 10:16:29 PM
Unfortunately there have been a few down the years but one that springs to mind is in the 88/89 season at home v Charlton  a truly awful game which we lost 1-0 with an absolutely shocking Charlton winner. Still have nightmares about it

I went to that game with the flu, could only last until half time. I used to get the bus in those days so the match had finished by the time I got home so I walked into my Mom and Dads house to hear the result being read out on Final Score.
Yeah Charltonís winner was a total miss kick from outside the area that ricocheted off about 3 players before ending up in our net. I was convinced weíd be relegated after that game
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 26, 2022, 10:51:34 PM
The 3-0 League Cup defeat at Doncaster in 2005 was a complete and utter waste of time, petrol and money.
We saw DOL by the team coach afterwards. I called out something like " Mr O'Leary I've been watching Villa for 40 years and thats the worst performance I have ever seen, what's your excuse this time ?" He didn't answer.
Of course it wasn't the worst I'd seen, that was Watford away in 1969 as previously mentioned on this thread. In retrospect it wasn't that bad an evening, at least I got a chance to get things off my chest about the pug faced unprincipled bullshitting twat who should never have been let anywhere near our club in the first place and who I am glad to say has had little meaningful employment in the game since he was sacked.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 26, 2022, 11:00:14 PM
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.



Oldham was always cold and windy but the wettest I have ever been at a game was at Huddersfield in the second division in one of Graham Taylor's early games in charge.

I also nearly froze to death at Notts County in a midweek goalless draw in the Big Ron days.

Was that Notts County game the one where we passed the time by barracking Steve Cherry in the County goal for being fat ?

I think Steve Staunton missed a penalty. As for Steve Cherry I was too busy trying not to freeze to death to care about anything else.

The best goalie game had to be the bald Oxford keeper (Paul Kee) getting pelters all game at the Manor ground in the BFR days  ;D

"No hair, the keeper's got no hair..." I remember that


(https://i.ibb.co/jRLmF97/paul-kee.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jRLmF97)
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Steve67 on May 26, 2022, 11:23:22 PM
Southampton away in the year we got relegation, 1986?  The old Dell with that useless oaf centre forward playing for them and I think getting a hat-trick for them.  We lost 5-0 I think.  The ground was shit, Ian Dowie was crap but our defenders were bullied by him.  At least I think it was him.  The other game was Watford away, the day they opened the Elton John stand, Mark Falco getting a hat-trick against us.  Same season as the Saints game.  Lost this one 4-2 I think and John Barnes ripped us to pieces.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Pat McMahon on May 27, 2022, 12:08:32 AM
Charlton beating us 3-0 and pretty much relegating us at Selhurst Park on Easter Monday 1987 in front of a crowd of about 6,000. It was only five years on from Rotterdam but Rotterdam and 1982 felt a very very long long way away that day.

Small Heath beating the Champions of Europe 3-0 on Boxing Day 1982.


By my own criteria and not that of the original post, Iím with you on this one Damo. The Charlton game was an abysmal effort, possibly matched in recent years by the 3-0 at home to Wigan under Lambert in 2012.

That Boxing Day defeat at Blues was an absolute horror show too. Completely ruined Christmas.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Axl Rose on May 27, 2022, 12:55:19 AM
Probably 3/3/03
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: ROBBO on May 27, 2022, 01:10:32 AM
Lives in the memory but time alters perception so appologies if not totally accurate. It was the 1958-59 season, last game of the season and against the Baggies, my recollection is that we took the lead and needed to win to avoid relegation, but a late goal from Ronnie Allen evened the score. There was no conversation between myself and older brother on the way home, just totally devastated.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Rory on May 27, 2022, 01:32:36 AM
Probably 3/3/03

Not related particularly, but I remember the game when Stern John equalised in whatever minute, whatever year that was (2004?). We were a working class family and didn't have a computer at that time, and I was the only one in my family with the nerve to follow it, so it was my job to keep an eye on Ceefax and let everyone else know how it ended up.

At 2-1, all I was looking for was it to update to FT. I had tunnel vision. When it did, I jumped around cheering. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that the score had changed to 2-2.

I had to go downstairs and tell my jubilant mother and father that I had made a mistake, and that some bloke called John Stern (I didn't know any of the fucking no-marks in their team) had equalised.

God, those were shit times.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: eamonn on May 27, 2022, 02:33:40 AM
To this day Iíve still got no idea what that penalty was awarded for.
Neither does anyone else. Including the ref.

Fuck VAR
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Matt C on May 27, 2022, 03:15:56 AM
The 3-0 League Cup defeat at Doncaster in 2005 was a complete and utter waste of time, petrol and money.
We saw DOL by the team coach afterwards. I called out something like " Mr O'Leary I've been watching Villa for 40 years and thats the worst performance I have ever seen, what's your excuse this time ?" He didn't answer.
Of course it wasn't the worst I'd seen, that was Watford away in 1969 as previously mentioned on this thread. In retrospect it wasn't that bad an evening, at least I got a chance to get things off my chest about the pug faced unprincipled bullshitting twat who should never have been let anywhere near our club in the first place and who I am glad to say has had little meaningful employment in the game since he was sacked.

I have a very vivid memory of that game where OíDreary was sat in the dugout with plastic bags tied around his feet so he didnít get his precious shoes muddy.

Please someone tell me Iím not making the whole thing up.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Axl Rose on May 27, 2022, 05:16:56 AM
Probably 3/3/03

Not related particularly, but I remember the game when Stern John equalised in whatever minute, whatever year that was (2004?). We were a working class family and didn't have a computer at that time, and I was the only one in my family with the nerve to follow it, so it was my job to keep an eye on Ceefax and let everyone else know how it ended up.

At 2-1, all I was looking for was it to update to FT. I had tunnel vision. When it did, I jumped around cheering. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that the score had changed to 2-2.

I had to go downstairs and tell my jubilant mother and father that I had made a mistake, and that some bloke called John Stern (I didn't know any of the fucking no-marks in their team) had equalised.

God, those were shit times.

I feel your pain mate.

I was working on Kos at the time, watching it in a sports bar, and at 2-1 in injury time, I said to my girlfriend, 'I can't watch this, have to go to the toilet'.

I left it a while and then came back out into the bar to hopefully relax and enjoy the afternoon.

As I walked in, I saw her worried face (she knew a crap Villa result would ruin my, and therefore her afternoon), and she mouthed 'sorry' to me.

What a shit feeling that was.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeonW on May 27, 2022, 06:07:47 AM
The one that has stuck with me the most wasnít actually a shocking performance. It was the FA Cup semi final in 96. Think it was the week after we won the league cup and for some reason it seemed to take a bit of gloss off in my mind. Unjustified I know. It felt like we didnít get the chance to bask in that trophy enough because another massive cup game was happening.

We played so well against Liverpool that day but they had Robbie b*stard Fowler. He was the only thing that won them that game. Liverpool had already beaten us twice that season and I thought third time round we had the beating of them. 3-0 was nowhere near a reflection of the game. When we beat them in 2015 and ruined Gerrardís final season it was a major sense of revenge and I celebrated majorly because I still hadnít forgotten 96. The way the team performed that season 1995/96, right up to Charles getting injured, was one of the most complete Villa teams for me. We probably should have got more out of that season. I think we took our foot off the gas a bit after the Liverpool semi final.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2022, 08:29:57 AM
Probably 3/3/03

Not related particularly, but I remember the game when Stern John equalised in whatever minute, whatever year that was (2004?). We were a working class family and didn't have a computer at that time, and I was the only one in my family with the nerve to follow it, so it was my job to keep an eye on Ceefax and let everyone else know how it ended up.

At 2-1, all I was looking for was it to update to FT. I had tunnel vision. When it did, I jumped around cheering. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that the score had changed to 2-2.

I had to go downstairs and tell my jubilant mother and father that I had made a mistake, and that some bloke called John Stern (I didn't know any of the fucking no-marks in their team) had equalised.

God, those were shit times.

I feel your pain mate.

I was working on Kos at the time, watching it in a sports bar, and at 2-1 in injury time, I said to my girlfriend, 'I can't watch this, have to go to the toilet'.

I left it a while and then came back out into the bar to hopefully relax and enjoy the afternoon.

As I walked in, I saw her worried face (she knew a crap Villa result would ruin my, and therefore her afternoon), and she mouthed 'sorry' to me.

What a shit feeling that was.

I think the worst thing about that game was that we'd absolutely battered them for about 75 minutes
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 27, 2022, 08:49:49 AM
The FA Cup Final 2000 was poor. The first final I'd seen us lose. I've never seen the highlights of the game since it was played. Same with 2015 but I fancied us in 2000.
2010 League Cup Final too. I thought we'd win that.
Some really dark days during the OLeary era - there were consecutive games at Man City we lost effortlessly and I think Vassell scored for them in both. The four defeats against Blues in 2002-03 and 04-05 were dark days.
Further back Arsenal at home 0-4 in 1994-95 and Coventry 1-4 in 1999. Some real stinker performances at home in 93-94 - Southampton 0-2 , Wimbledon 0-1, Ipswich 0-1 and Oldham 1-2.  Smallish crowds and abysmal performances from BFRs side.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LukeJames on May 27, 2022, 08:54:54 AM
Alot of  people mentioning the 3-0 for obvious reasons but I think the one a couple of years later when we lost 1-2 at home was a worse performance. They could of easily been 0-4 down at Half time, it was a wretched performance.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeonW on May 27, 2022, 09:42:25 AM
Probably 3/3/03

Not related particularly, but I remember the game when Stern John equalised in whatever minute, whatever year that was (2004?). We were a working class family and didn't have a computer at that time, and I was the only one in my family with the nerve to follow it, so it was my job to keep an eye on Ceefax and let everyone else know how it ended up.

At 2-1, all I was looking for was it to update to FT. I had tunnel vision. When it did, I jumped around cheering. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that the score had changed to 2-2.

I had to go downstairs and tell my jubilant mother and father that I had made a mistake, and that some bloke called John Stern (I didn't know any of the fucking no-marks in their team) had equalised.

God, those were shit times.

I feel your pain mate.

I was working on Kos at the time, watching it in a sports bar, and at 2-1 in injury time, I said to my girlfriend, 'I can't watch this, have to go to the toilet'.

I left it a while and then came back out into the bar to hopefully relax and enjoy the afternoon.

As I walked in, I saw her worried face (she knew a crap Villa result would ruin my, and therefore her afternoon), and she mouthed 'sorry' to me.

What a shit feeling that was.

I think the worst thing about that game was that we'd absolutely battered them for about 75 minutes

Angelís best season...but in that game I remember he missed an absolute sitter in the second half.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: eamonn on May 27, 2022, 10:55:26 AM
1995/96 is commonly regarded as our last "great" season but one thing I can never get my head around is that despite our swashbuckling displays and plaudits from rivals and the media, we only scored 52 league goals which is the same number we managed in the half-arsed season just gone.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2022, 12:06:01 PM
1995/96 is commonly regarded as our last "great" season but one thing I can never get my head around is that despite our swashbuckling displays and plaudits from rivals and the media, we only scored 52 league goals which is the same number we managed in the half-arsed season just gone.

There were quite a lot of games where we'd play really well and draw, can think of Forest, Newcastle and Arsenal at home off the top of my head. In Brian's book back then he said if we'd have had a bit more belief we could have won the league.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: IFWaters on May 27, 2022, 12:14:08 PM
An FA Cup 3rd Round replay in January 1991 away against Wimbledon at Plough Lane.  Freezing cold evening, torrential rain that soaked through to your underpants, had to endure the most boring 0-0 though to extra time only to lose in the 119th minute to a Alan Cork deflected pee roller.

Spent most of ET staring through the portacabin loo windows that were constantly being steamed up with clouds of steaming piss as it was still better than being outside. Nightmare....
I was there too. Absolutely pissed it down. Open away end. Total misery. Except I remember it being so bad it was actually quite funny just how bad it was. I have never been so wet in my life. Horrid trip home. Great memories!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Deano's Mullet on May 27, 2022, 12:17:11 PM
95-96 we depended on Yorke mainly and then Savo for goals. Midfield didn't get that many, I don't think Taylor, Draper and Townsend managed ten between them. Super Tom was decent but hampered by selection and injury.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Des Little on May 27, 2022, 12:23:20 PM
An FA Cup 3rd Round replay in January 1991 away against Wimbledon at Plough Lane.  Freezing cold evening, torrential rain that soaked through to your underpants, had to endure the most boring 0-0 though to extra time only to lose in the 119th minute to a Alan Cork deflected pee roller.

Spent most of ET staring through the portacabin loo windows that were constantly being steamed up with clouds of steaming piss as it was still better than being outside. Nightmare....
I was there too. Absolutely pissed it down. Open away end. Total misery. Except I remember it being so bad it was actually quite funny just how bad it was. I have never been so wet in my life. Horrid trip home. Great memories!

Yep, I was there too.  Couldn't stand the rain so we walked out of the open gate down the front, walked round the pitch and sat in the main stand behind Dr Jo and Peter Withe. 
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: robbo1874 on May 27, 2022, 12:31:01 PM
Loving this thread, I was at so many of those games others have mentioned. Itís a bloody tough one to call, so Iíll throw in Boro away in the Zenith Data semi final. Getting knocked out one game from Wembley on a Wednesday night and having the coach bricked before a four hour trip home.

Similarly, West Ham away in the League Cup. A crush that could easily have been another Hillsborough, getting beat and losing the bloody coach only to chase it as it headed up the road. Catching it at the lights and getting on was the highlight of the night.
was that the one that was replayed Des (WHU)?
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: ez on May 27, 2022, 12:33:06 PM
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone

I watched that game on TV (I can't remember if it was live or highlights but I know I wasn't there). What I am pretty sure of is that later that night the Gulf War kicked off.

Chris Price having the nightmare game of all nightmare games.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on May 27, 2022, 12:42:15 PM
1998/99 Season: Villa 1 Coventry 4

Incredible start to the season, I think we were top or second at Christmas.  Then we got knocked out the FA Cup by Fulham (another one for the shortlist), and then embarked on a dismal run where we didn't win for 11 games (basically the whole of February and March).

This was the grimmest, and the worst I've ever felt coming out of a game.  We've had worse losses before and since, but I was still relatively young and optimistic about Villa then, and it completely destroyed the last vestiges of hope that we would challenge that season.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2022, 12:43:34 PM
1998/99 Season: Villa 1 Coventry 4

Incredible start to the season, I think we were top or second at Christmas.  Then we got knocked out the FA Cup by Fulham (another one for the shortlist), and then embarked on a dismal run where we didn't win for 11 games (basically the whole of February and March).

This was the grimmest, and the worst I've ever felt coming out of a game.  We've had worse losses before and since, but I was still relatively young and optimistic about Villa then, and it completely destroyed the last vestiges of hope that we would challenge that season.

We made George Boeteng look like Ruud Gullit that day
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 27, 2022, 01:29:06 PM
West Ham away FACup and Ken Mcnaught inexplicably handling the ball with about a minute to go.
It was our year for the cup that year.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Stu on May 27, 2022, 01:36:19 PM
8-0 at Chelsea. Was with Chico and Pat I think. £50 for a ticket and I was a poor student at the time. We left at 5-0 and it was 8-0 by the time we got back to the pub at Parsons Green. I was on here furiously posting that I wanted a refund haha.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LukeJames on May 27, 2022, 01:38:58 PM
3-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi. Froze on the Occasion, Terry should've been sent off, Pro/Anti O'Neill fans fighting outside the stadium. Horrible day.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: wince on May 27, 2022, 05:30:04 PM
1-4 drubbing from stoke in 2014. Pissed off and was one of last in the upper Holte. No real memories of the match other than it being stokes first away win since the August.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Axl Rose on May 27, 2022, 05:38:50 PM
8-0 at Chelsea. Was with Chico and Pat I think. £50 for a ticket and I was a poor student at the time. We left at 5-0 and it was 8-0 by the time we got back to the pub at Parsons Green. I was on here furiously posting that I wanted a refund haha.

Watched that in a pub in Shanghai (The Camel-Pat knows it well!)

Got thrown out as I threw an ice cube at a racist Chelsea fan who charmingly called Benteke the n word. At first I politely pointed out that he was out of line. He replied that I 'wasn't in England anymore' and to 'sue him'. So I pelted him with ice cubes until he complained to staff.

Funnily enough I saw him in another pub about half a year later, and a few mates and I decided to throw ice cubes at him again. Until he left.

Childish, but highly satisfying.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2022, 05:43:35 PM
Ice cubes are racist kryptonite? Who knew?
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: ventnorVillain on May 27, 2022, 05:50:16 PM
Toss up between home V. Southampton circa 1985. 0-0 cold, wet and attendance of 12,000. My dad said to me "Christ, Paul what ARE we doing here?". Away v. Blues 28th December 1982, my 21st birthday. We lost 3-0. Noel Blake scored for Blues in front of the Villa fans and gave us all the wanker sign (as did that little runt Hopkins, I think). Happy days. Not!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: wince on May 27, 2022, 05:58:56 PM
8-0 at Chelsea. Was with Chico and Pat I think. £50 for a ticket and I was a poor student at the time. We left at 5-0 and it was 8-0 by the time we got back to the pub at Parsons Green. I was on here furiously posting that I wanted a refund haha.

Watched that in a pub in Shanghai (The Camel-Pat knows it well!)

Got thrown out as I threw an ice cube at a racist Chelsea fan who charmingly called Benteke the n word. At first I politely pointed out that he was out of line. He replied that I 'wasn't in England anymore' and to 'sue him'. So I pelted him with ice cubes until he complained to staff.

Funnily enough I saw him in another pub about half a year later, and a few mates and I decided to throw ice cubes at him again. Until he left.

Childish, but highly satisfying.
I was in the masons arms in Solihull on the piss on my own (and smoking a pipe of cherry vanilla) with pub full of plastics and noses. Fucked off to the bar at 4 nil and when it got to 7 nil pissed off to ONeills then to tje slug and lettuce where I was kicked out for wearing jeans. Then saw the first Hobbit film for the third time and devoured an entire large bag of popcorn before daring to find out the score. We were gash back then
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 27, 2022, 06:38:47 PM
8-0 at Chelsea. Was with Chico and Pat I think. £50 for a ticket and I was a poor student at the time. We left at 5-0 and it was 8-0 by the time we got back to the pub at Parsons Green. I was on here furiously posting that I wanted a refund haha.
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Watched that in a pub in Shanghai (The Camel-Pat knows it well!)

Got thrown out as I threw an ice cube at a racist Chelsea fan who charmingly called Benteke the n word. At first I politely pointed out that he was out of line. He replied that I 'wasn't in England anymore' and to 'sue him'. So I pelted him with ice cubes until he complained to staff.

Funnily enough I saw him in another pub about half a year later, and a few mates and I decided to throw ice cubes at him again. Until he left.

Childish, but highly satisfying.
I was in the masons arms in Solihull on the piss on my own (and smoking a pipe of cherry vanilla) with pub full of plastics and noses. Fucked off to the bar at 4 nil and when it got to 7 nil pissed off to ONeills then to tje slug and lettuce where I was kicked out for wearing jeans. Then saw the first Hobbit film for the third time and devoured an entire large bag of popcorn before daring to find out the score. We were gash back then

Thats a hell of a night out
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 27, 2022, 08:38:39 PM
8-0 at Chelsea. Was with Chico and Pat I think. £50 for a ticket and I was a poor student at the time. We left at 5-0 and it was 8-0 by the time we got back to the pub at Parsons Green. I was on here furiously posting that I wanted a refund haha.

You still owe me a few pints

Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: SteveN on May 27, 2022, 09:33:32 PM
Third Round FA Cup 1964 0-0 v Aldershot.  We were truly awful and I think Hateley missed a penalty.  Lost the replay 2-1.  I would have been 12 years old and that game set the tone for a long long time.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Stu on May 27, 2022, 09:46:37 PM
8-0 at Chelsea. Was with Chico and Pat I think. £50 for a ticket and I was a poor student at the time. We left at 5-0 and it was 8-0 by the time we got back to the pub at Parsons Green. I was on here furiously posting that I wanted a refund haha.

You still owe me a few pints



I definitely do. I'll get to a London fixture next season mate, will be good to catch up!

Remember the Arsenal match where we won and Doug went past in his Rolls? Good times man.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Axl Rose on May 28, 2022, 02:06:11 AM
Ice cubes are racist kryptonite? Who knew?

Ha!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Baldy on May 28, 2022, 10:35:21 AM
Versus Santos in 1972.

Was only about 3 foot tall at the time. My nose got stuck in the crack of blokes arse standing in front of me and missed Pele altogether.

The view was like being at St Andrews.

 :(
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: eamonn on May 29, 2022, 12:56:18 AM
Eeew!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: dcdavecollett on May 30, 2022, 01:12:10 AM
In the later years of the Lerner era, jamming your nose up someone's arse could have been considered an upgrade on actually watching the match!
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Walmley_Villa on May 30, 2022, 09:48:34 AM
Chelsea FA Cup Final 0-1 - all my life wanted to see Villa win the Cup. Pre-match was great and then the game happened. Possibly the most dour Cup Final ever.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Pokitren on May 30, 2022, 10:34:36 AM
Chelsea FA Cup Final 0-1 - all my life wanted to see Villa win the Cup. Pre-match was great and then the game happened. Possibly the most dour Cup Final ever.

It was so long ago... But I remember that day, too. I sometimes watch it over and over again: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kg652 (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kg652)
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: dave shelley on May 30, 2022, 12:49:36 PM
Chelsea FA Cup Final 0-1 - all my life wanted to see Villa win the Cup. Pre-match was great and then the game happened. Possibly the most dour Cup Final ever.

I'm guessing you're to young to remember the Spurs Chelsea Cup Final of 1967.  Over hyped pre match build-up being the first all-London cup final.  I paid a fiver off a tout when cost price was probably only a Quid or even less.  It was the greatest load of shite that nobody but the supporters of both sides really gave a fuck about.  I only went with a mate as we were down in London for a weekend on the piss and had nothing better to do until the night life opened up.  I shudder to think what it would have been like had Sky and social media been around then.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: rob_bridge on May 30, 2022, 01:25:02 PM
The lowest I remember feeling was Lambert's first home game against Everton. I left at 0-3, the only time I've left a game early, because it was toxic in the Lower Holte. The first game of a new season should be a time of hope, but there was just anger everywhere, and because Lambert was brand new it was unfocused anger, flying in all directions.

Losing at home to Watford during the relegation season was grim, but I think I was resigned to it by that point.

And yet we played well with 10 men in 2nd half.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Breezeblock on May 30, 2022, 01:38:25 PM
2015 FA Cup final.  Made me want to defecate into my own hands and throw it at Tactics Tim. Only the second time i've walked out of a Villa game before the final whistle - the first was the infamous Hodge game v Norwich 
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: rob_bridge on May 30, 2022, 03:15:45 PM
Few too many to mention. That Arsenal game (who were mid table bollocks at the time) on Easter Monday (I think) April 1995 was pretty bad.

0.4 - Absolutely pissed down rained horizontally and sat near the front of the Upper Holte.

Totally abject.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: eamonn on May 30, 2022, 03:21:39 PM
Sideways rain at an angry Villa Park. Proper Factory Of Sadness stuff.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Ger Regan on May 30, 2022, 04:20:20 PM
Arsenal game, during the lambert era. I was flying over with a friend  and his brother on the morning of the game,  but on the Thursday my pal rang to say he couldn't find his passport so he ended up booking a second flight so he could travel with his drivers license. We all get to the airport and go our separate ways,  only to get a call from my pal to say that he had missed his flight as had mistaken a ticket less flight for one he didn't have to check in for. A normal person  might give up then,  but he books onto a flight at 210, landing at 3 for a 3 kick off, taxi straight to vp, making it right at half time when we were already 3 down and the worst second half of football imaginable.
 The best part was ripping the piss out of him in the pub afterwards.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Clark W Griswold on May 30, 2022, 04:27:26 PM
On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In a similar vein mine is probably Wimbledon away at Plough Lane in Oct. 1990, a sparsely attended 0-0 draw. My only memory is two drunk blokes down at the front singing "Jozef Venglos' claret & blue army" for 90 mins much to the bemusement of the solitary copper watching.

Ha. Yes I went to that and it was fucking terrible. The tickets were quite expensive for the time if I remember correctly and you got to sit on a wooden bench with lines drawn. It was a bastard of a journey on the coach and the game was absolutely cack. I know it was around the time of the 2-0 Inter game though which was one of the best.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 30, 2022, 04:41:11 PM
In addition to the Oldham FA Cup quarter final 1990 there was 0-0 against Leeds in January 1995 (I think) when it was absolutely freezing sitting near the front of the newly rebuilt Holte. So cold in fact that it was pointed out that the lips of one of our number had started to turn blue.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: rjp on May 30, 2022, 05:00:19 PM
Bradford in the semi was tough but I'd have to go for Man City away under MON.  I think we lost 2-0 and I knew that the top 4 chance had been lost, probably for the foreseeable.  Also, Spurs away under McLeish.  Absolutely embarrassing non-attempt to win a football match and the Spurs fans were ****s.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: eamonn on May 30, 2022, 05:31:51 PM
Arsenal game, during the lambert era. I was flying over with a friend  and his brother on the morning of the game,  but on the Thursday my pal rang to say he couldn't find his passport so he ended up booking a second flight so he could travel with his drivers license. We all get to the airport and go our separate ways,  only to get a call from my pal to say that he had missed his flight as had mistaken a ticket less flight for one he didn't have to check in for. A normal person  might give up then,  but he books onto a flight at 210, landing at 3 for a 3 kick off, taxi straight to vp, making it right at half time when we were already 3 down and the worst second half of football imaginable.
 The best part was ripping the piss out of him in the pub afterwards.

What a feckin' eejit...
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Risso on May 30, 2022, 05:54:44 PM
2015 FA Cup final.  Made me want to defecate into my own hands and throw it at Tactics Tim. Only the second time i've walked out of a Villa game before the final whistle - the first was the infamous Hodge game v Norwich 

I bet there were loads of Arsenal fans who left before you. We left on the blow of the final whistle, and the queue to get into the tube station was already about 300m deep in Tarquins when we got there.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Richard E on May 30, 2022, 06:14:10 PM
2015 FA Cup final.  Made me want to defecate into my own hands and throw it at Tactics Tim. Only the second time i've walked out of a Villa game before the final whistle - the first was the infamous Hodge game v Norwich 

I bet there were loads of Arsenal fans who left before you. We left on the blow of the final whistle, and the queue to get into the tube station was already about 300m deep in Tarquins when we got there.

Chelts nearly brained one on the tube who was overheard talking on his phone about how heíd left early so he could get to a barbecue and watch the final of Britainís Got Talent.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: eamonn on May 30, 2022, 06:25:34 PM
For the love of...Richard Nixon...
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Holte L2 on May 30, 2022, 06:41:57 PM
Toss up between Blues 030303 or the Bradford debacle.
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Bad English on May 30, 2022, 10:50:01 PM
Beelzebub really spoilt my day back in 1989. ******!

Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: rob_bridge on May 30, 2022, 11:09:11 PM
Beelzebub really spoilt my day back in 1989. ******!



Jeeps. Buried that ine away due to rest of season. That 3rd goal was class. Hate to say it
Title: Re: My worst match
Post by: Des Little on May 31, 2022, 08:33:28 AM
Absolutely pissed it down that day as well.  Miserable day on the Holte that was.
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