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Author Topic: 43 years ago tonight  (Read 1267 times)

Offline Villafirst

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43 years ago tonight
« on: December 15, 2019, 04:59:31 PM »
The 5-1 annihilation of Liverpool. Probably the finest first 45 minutes ever at Villa Park........December 15th 1976.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2019, 06:28:46 PM by Villafirst »

Offline Stu82

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 11:57:35 PM »
As I have posted before, it was my first game!
It was incredible and set a bench mark seldom matched.
Left shell shocked and loved Villa from that day.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2019, 12:54:37 PM »
It was school night and I wasn’t allowed to go eeeeeeee

Offline GXVilla

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 02:04:49 PM »
When John Robson started spraying 70 yard passes around the pitch we knew we were on to something special!
Best half of football I have ever seen from the Villa, we were irresistible! Just a shame all our goals were at the other end.

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2019, 02:28:07 PM »
I have clear memories of most of that game and an abiding one is that every time we scored, Phil Thompson was chasing the referee claiming he, or one of his teammates had been fouled.

Offline Border villan

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2019, 05:03:23 PM »
Was living in sunny Doncaster. On the way to work the following day picked up a newspaper and could not believe the score. That was the day after two decades of misery everything changed .......

Offline Damo70

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2019, 07:34:41 PM »
Gary Newbon sent the ATV cameras to the goalless draw between Derby and Arsenal instead of to Villa Park because Derby had just signed Derek Hales from Charlton. He said it was the biggest mistake of his career.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2019, 05:35:48 PM »
Gary could also have sent the cameras to Mansfield for an FA Cup replay.

Final score: Mansfield 2, Matlock Town 5!!

Good choice, Gaz!!

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2019, 09:43:08 PM »
Can remember it like it was yesterday. Stood three quarters of the way back on the holte ( left side) under the floodlights. Fuckin brilliant. Where have those years gone

Online waringpongo

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 09:48:36 PM »
School night for me too but went with my dad and uncle. A very special night.

Offline big 1st serve

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2019, 06:58:24 AM »
...if memory serves, we,d scored 5 on a few occasions before that match.. turned to my mate before kick off & said" Cant see us getting 5 tonight" ...

Offline Villafirst

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Re: 43 years ago tonight
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2019, 08:20:15 PM »
Pity in a way the score wasn't 5-1 the other night - 17th Dec was very close to the 15th! Although the standard of the Liverpool team in 1976 was slightly higher!

 


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