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Author Topic: Cultural references of Aston Villa  (Read 3276 times)

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2022, 05:48:41 PM »
Jasper Carrott - as with most Blues fans , always goes on about the Villa when he does stand up and his material involves football. I must admit I do love Carrott.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2022, 06:27:48 PM »
I read a biography of Bernard Montgomery.  When he was Officer Commanding the Warwicks he was billeted in Golden Hillock Rd and took to attending Villa games.  Apparently he had his name on a seat in the Trinity exclusively for him.  It may be an apocryphal story but it is nice to think it is true.  Ellis probably sent it to landfill.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2022, 06:33:22 PM »
HDE probably told people he'd taught Montgomery how to organise the defence of El Alamein against Rommel's forces.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2022, 06:43:40 PM »
Indupitably BV.  Ellis would also have coached Montgomery on how to make a decent brew in a Benghazi (ask your grandad) and how to keep Eisenhower in his place.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2022, 06:55:49 PM »
Indupitably BV.  Ellis would also have coached Montgomery on how to make a decent brew in a Benghazi (ask your grandad) and how to keep Eisenhower in his place.

You're too too kind, even my dear Dad has a few months on you, but I did find out what a 'Benghazi burner' was.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2022, 08:16:34 PM »
Neil Tennant dressed as a referee is super-imposed on to a backdrop of Villa Park in the video for the Pet Shop Boys single DJ Culture from 1991.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2022, 09:09:27 PM »
Jasper Carrott - as with most Blues fans , always goes on about the Villa when he does stand up and his material involves football. I must admit I do love Carrott.
Certainly does, I first saw him at Sheffield City Hall in October 1976 and, when he first mentioned us, I waved my Villa scarf and shouted 'up the Villa'. He acknowledged me in a very pleasant way; I think the rest of the audience thought I was mad though!

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2022, 09:19:34 PM »
Villa in a UEFA cup tie was playing on a TV in a scene from one of the Hannibal Lecter films, Hannibal?

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2022, 09:20:59 PM »
think it was Joachim in one of the FA Cup games at Wembley

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2022, 10:13:10 PM »
Neil Tennant dressed as a referee is super-imposed on to a backdrop of Villa Park in the video for the Pet Shop Boys single DJ Culture from 1991.

Ha, I love that choon but never knew that.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2022, 10:31:35 PM »
Neil Tennant dressed as a referee is super-imposed on to a backdrop of Villa Park in the video for the Pet Shop Boys single DJ Culture from 1991.

Ha, I love that choon but never knew that.

Looks like Highbury to me so sadly may not be true.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2022, 11:17:42 PM »
Neil Tennant dressed as a referee is super-imposed on to a backdrop of Villa Park in the video for the Pet Shop Boys single DJ Culture from 1991.

Ha, I love that choon but never knew that.

Looks like Highbury to me so sadly may not be true.
It's at 3:43 where you can see the V of the old AV floodlights. Highbury is the earlier section with the dancers in the red and white striped shirts.
https://youtu.be/Mbprblx2s48

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2022, 11:35:04 PM »
Neil Tennant dressed as a referee is super-imposed on to a backdrop of Villa Park in the video for the Pet Shop Boys single DJ Culture from 1991.

Ha, I love that choon but never knew that.

Looks like Highbury to me so sadly may not be true.

It's at 3:43 where you can see the V of the old AV floodlights. Highbury is the earlier section with the dancers in the red and white striped shirts.
https://youtu.be/Mbprblx2s48

Cool, that's definitely VP in that bit. Just a shame it wasn't the Holte behind him.

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Re: Cultural references of Aston Villa
« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2022, 11:49:05 PM »
Stretching the definition of the original post but here's the future President laughing at a joke about Doug Ellis


 


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