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Offline Legion

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Happy Rotterdam Day
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:48:19 AM »

Offline Duncan Shaw

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 12:37:14 PM »
Aaaaahhhhhh…..

So fortunate to have lived through that period.  My lad will never see the like.

Offline simon ward 50

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 12:40:09 PM »
Going all misty eyed!

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 03:33:48 PM »
"Champions of Europe" day! UTV!

Offline Damo70

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 03:40:14 PM »
I am so grateful my old man (who is a nose) took me to Rotterdam as an eleven year old. I didn't know I was going until the morning we were leaving! I was in the front row of the top tier behind the goal we scored in. My main memory is of the heat. I also remember Nigel Spink warming up in goal before the game whereas I don't think Jimmy Rimmer did. I also remember our coachload managing to get the early editions of the following days papers detailing our win. I still have the commemorative pennant we were all given on the coach and it is one of my most treasured possessions. The match programme is somewhere at my parents house.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2020, 04:05:48 PM »
This one Damo?


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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2020, 05:40:14 PM »
What a wonderful day and treasured memories.

I had an email from the club earlier with a link to a name the squad and manager quiz. Those of us of a certain vintage can still reel off the names of all of them, every one of them a legend.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 06:52:29 PM by Villan For Life »

Offline Holte L2

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 06:06:55 PM »
What a wonderful day and treasured memories.

I had an email from the club earlier with a link to a name the squad and manager quiz. Those of us of a certain vintage can still real off the names of all of them, every one of them a legend.

I'm 35 mate. Was born 2 years after Rotterdam. I can real the name off easily.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 06:31:07 PM »
This one Damo?


I have one those.    What a day. 

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2020, 07:17:54 PM »
I have many happy memories of things I have done in my life - that whole experience is up there - as is the match against Anderlecht - my ability to speak Dutch and French enabled me and a few buddies to get home unscathed after that game

Offline itmustbe_it is!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 07:32:59 PM »
I suspect there's a few on here like me. When I watched this on TV aged 12 (regular match goer but the trouble in Anderlecht stopped my dad taking me to the final) I was obviously over the moon, but I didn't realise , as a kid, the enormity of what I wa witnessing. It was just Villa winning in Europe, it's what we did. I never had any doubt but we would win, unlike my dad ! That was the amazing thing about growing up with Villa at that time, and I feel so privileged to have done so.

I also remember when that feeling of Villa invincible was ripped out of me.....it was the following year, when Paolo Rossi put Juve ahead at VP after a few minutes. That wasn't how things were meant to be !


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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 07:41:45 PM »
Come on you Villa boys. I was 14, watched it on the telly.  Does anyone remember who the co-commentator was? 

Offline itmustbe_it is!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 07:54:25 PM »
Brian Clough !

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2020, 08:00:32 PM »

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 08:09:33 PM »
I'll never forget how completely biased towards us Clough was.

 


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