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Offline garyshawsknee

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2018, 10:32:28 AM »
Gary Shaw is the reason why I support Villa, but my first hero was Mark Walters, even cried when he moved to Rangers, though I was only 9 !!

Offline Damo70

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2018, 07:55:24 PM »
Alan Wright.

He was my first favourite player, for no particular reason. I met him at my first game when I was 8, 1-3 loss to MON's Leicester.

Every player I met was miserable (Staunton in particular), but when I asked Alan for his autograph and showed him his name on the back of my shirt, he looked genuinely chuffed and made a joke about me being taller than him by the time I was 10.

It being my first game, and the lads being a bit grumpy after a loss, I think I was a little scared, to be honest. But meeting my favourite player, and him being the only guy in the room who gave me a smile is one of my fondest Villa memories.


When I first met my wife and started taking her to the Villa with me occasionally she took an instant liking to Alan Wright. She found it endearing that he was usually the smallest player on the pitch.

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2018, 08:23:11 PM »
Sir Brian Little

Offline Rory Christopher

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2018, 02:53:59 AM »
I didn't actually realise how small he was until I met him! To me, he looked a 'normal' guy in a land of giants.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2018, 02:07:51 PM »
I didn't actually realise how small he was until I met him! To me, he looked a 'normal' guy in a land of giants.


I'm sure I heard some story about him having to have the seat adapted in his Ferrari due to his size. Which surprised me as I am not particularly tall and having owned several sports cars they are usually far more suited to smaller/shorter drivers.

Offline Chico Hamilton III

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2018, 04:49:43 PM »


I named my first cat and my aspidistra after him

We had a cat called Chico and Dudley Zoo used to have a polar bear called Chico Hamilton.

Offline FatSam

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2018, 12:44:12 AM »
Tony Daley

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2018, 11:39:54 AM »
Paul McGrath

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2018, 05:48:28 PM »
Charlie Aitken



And, in very recent times I have been rather enthusiastic about Emile Heskey.

Offline joniboy

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2018, 02:22:49 AM »
Dennis Mortimer  ;D

Offline AlexAlexCropley

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2018, 08:08:34 PM »
Alex Cropley.He elevated us.The way he could stroke the ball with that left peg has stayed with me ever since.

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2018, 07:25:35 PM »
Dennis Mortimer........hover boots....the way he used to float over the mud at villa park.

Offline Darlo Dave

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #57 on: December 12, 2018, 03:44:31 PM »
When I was a yoot dem, David Platt. As I got older, Paul McGrath. No one has overtaken God since.

Offline curiousorange

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #58 on: December 18, 2018, 05:32:02 PM »
I'm slightly too young for Platt and slightly too old for Yorke, so it's Deano for me.

Offline Big Dick Edwards

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Re: Your favourite Villa player
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2018, 04:22:44 PM »
No man will ever bring me as much pleasure as Nigel Spink did on 26th May 1982. He will always be my special Villa player.

 


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