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Author Topic: Happy Rotterdam Day  (Read 16998 times)

Offline itmustbe_it is!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2020, 08:12:38 PM »
That struck me too, kept referring to Villa as "we"

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2020, 08:16:01 PM »
At the final whistle "we've done it".

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2020, 08:17:03 PM »
A ritual I have every year is watching the game in real time. Second half has just kicked off.

Online WarszaVillan

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2020, 08:30:15 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 !



I had the same situation. I was twelve when we won the European Cup and had been to most home games for a couple of years, stood on the Clock End when we won the league and been to all the home games on the way to the final. But in the wake of the Anderlecht trouble my Mum put her foot down and wouldn't let me go with my Dad and brother (who's three years older than me). Still got great memories of the day though and Withe scoring, but as you say it seemed as though this was something not too out the ordinary, probably because English clubs were winning it every year then.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2020, 08:34:26 PM »
Gooooaaaaallllllll!!!!!!

Online Legion

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2020, 08:35:41 PM »
Awaits VAR...

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2020, 08:37:41 PM »
Awaits VAR...
Kevin Friend rules it out for 'being Villa player in a penalty area'.

Offline Border villan

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2020, 08:40:08 PM »
This one Damo?


I have one those.    What a day.

Still got mine, plus my ticket and Aston Villa travellers club membership card. Priceless memories.

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2020, 08:59:42 PM »
And Dutch TV have identified Roy McLaren as Tony Barton so we must have won!

Edit: And Legion's name has gone up on the Roll Of Honour on the DVD.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 09:09:14 PM by Exeter 77 »

Online WarszaVillan

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2020, 10:07:53 PM »
It's a very underrated goal that we scored. We play our way right through Bayern, starting from Spink  with a great throw out to Williams. Eight players touch the ball, ten if you start from Evan's miscue. Shaw is magnificent in the move and Mortimer and Cowans class. Morley turned defenders like that every week, especially in Europe that year. And Withie just stuck it away. 

Offline purpletrousers

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2020, 10:30:05 PM »
A forever grateful 8yr old




Offline Pete3206

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2020, 12:04:54 AM »
The day after at school, a couple of noses were bitterly complaining about how lucky we were. I guess we were lucky, to witness that night (albeit on TV for me) and to support the Villa. I can imagine those two noses are still bleating about it today.


Offline brentastonb6

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2020, 12:35:47 AM »
A forever grateful 8yr old




Lucky lucky boy 👍

Online geolex

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 06:42:19 AM »
I'll never forget how completely biased towards us Clough was.

No he was an intelligent knowledgeable source of professional expertise and totally unbiased, just like the media are towards  Liverpool etc nowadays...

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2020, 09:11:14 PM »
I'll never forget how completely biased towards us Clough was.
He made some comment like itís great to have won, but even better to have beat the Germans,


 


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