collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

The Fanzine

Heroes & Villains Fanzine

Get your fix of all things Claret & Blue by subscribing to the online version!

Recent Posts

Re: Other Games - 2019/20 by sickbeggar
[Today at 11:23:20 PM]


Re: Other Games - 2019/20 by PeterWithesShin
[Today at 11:13:17 PM]


Re: Other Games - 2019/20 by Small Rodent
[Today at 11:11:00 PM]


Re: Other Games - 2019/20 by cdbullyweefan
[Today at 11:04:38 PM]


Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed by sickbeggar
[Today at 11:01:04 PM]


Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020 by tomd2103
[Today at 10:40:35 PM]


Re: Other Games - 2019/20 by PeterWithesShin
[Today at 10:10:58 PM]


Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed by charlatan
[Today at 10:06:29 PM]

Follow us on...

Author Topic: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage  (Read 844 times)

Offline montague

  • Member
  • Posts: 1204
  • GM : 13.12.2015
1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« on: May 26, 2020, 01:11:05 PM »
Never seen this British Movietone version before, only the BBC highlights - sorry if it has already been posted


Online dave shelley

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10979
  • Age: 71
  • Location: between a rock and a hard place
  • GM : 01.02.2021
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 01:27:40 PM »
Never seen this British Movietone version before, only the BBC highlights - sorry if it has already been posted



Great to watch that again, I'd forgotten how frenetic that game was due to the abiding memory of the goals.  RIP John Robson and Gordon Smith.

Offline Exeter 77

  • Member
  • Posts: 5474
  • Location: Back outside the realms of possibility
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 01:50:28 PM »
I like the 1940s type commentary. One line in particular:

'Aston Villa have always been an enigma wrapped in a mystery'

They remain so.

Offline The Left Side

  • Member
  • Posts: 7872
  • Location: Somewhere between Brum and Vancouver
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 12:57:08 AM »
Wow, very cool... never seen that coverage before just the old BBC one.

Offline PeterWithesShin

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 58072
  • Location: B16
  • GM : 17.03.2015
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 01:14:25 AM »
Interesting to watch that, although the editing is something else!

Offline usav

  • Member
  • Posts: 14338
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • GM : 09.02.2019
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 03:52:05 PM »
Interesting to watch that, although the editing is something else!

I'm not sure it's editing so much as they just didn't film the whole game and have spliced it together what they have as best they could.  Missing Chris Nicholl's goal until literally the ball hits the net being a prime example.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

  • Member
  • Posts: 7717
  • Location: Upton Park....No, Olympic Stadium....No, Aston Park...Yes that's it,Turf Moor.
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 10:56:42 PM »
What a game ! What memories !

Wembley was boring, Hillsborough better, Old Trafford phenomenal.

Nowadays would be settled on pens at the end of a rubbish first game.

Pass the ball back, pass the ball back, pass the ball back Everton !

Online papa lazarou

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1048
  • GM : 06.11.2020
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 01:02:39 PM »
The whole game is on youtube,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Suees3jrs

At the risk of being called an old fart, the first youtube comment is so relevant - "No rolling around in apparent agony - no diving- no arguing with every referee decision - no wrestling in the penalty box. Two honest teams trying their best to win --oh happy days."
It was a great night and a great time to be a Villa fan.

Online dave shelley

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10979
  • Age: 71
  • Location: between a rock and a hard place
  • GM : 01.02.2021
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 01:18:15 PM »
I was refereeing at that time and believe me there was arguing with every decision no matter what it was.  Anyone alive who ever watched Leeds in the early seventies will tell you all about it.

Online Pat McMahon

  • Member
  • Posts: 5383
  • Location: Shanghai - Blarney Stone for Villa games
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2020, 09:22:14 PM »
I was refereeing at that time and believe me there was arguing with every decision no matter what it was.  Anyone alive who ever watched Leeds in the early seventies will tell you all about it.

Maybe if they had argued less they would have won more trophies.

Offline steamer

  • Member
  • Posts: 1009
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2020, 04:02:19 PM »
I was so pissed at Wembley I fell into a stupour and missed the game, lucky me.
Hillsborough , I went with some sensible older guys and we stopped somewhere on the way back for a couple of pints.
Went with the same guys to Old Trafford, awesome, really enjoyed the Video

Offline Dick Edwards

  • Member
  • Posts: 29
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2020, 02:14:46 PM »
It's a shame all we saw of Chris Nicholl's goal was it hitting the back of the net. I was at the game and remember being in line with him on the side terrace when he strode forward and unleashed his howitzer.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

  • Member
  • Posts: 7717
  • Location: Upton Park....No, Olympic Stadium....No, Aston Park...Yes that's it,Turf Moor.
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2020, 03:28:43 PM »

Offline GXVilla

  • Member
  • Posts: 46
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2020, 03:39:35 PM »
Well done. How could they have missed that cracking toe poke out! Would have hit me in the face if it hadn't hit the net so I could see it was going in from the moment it left his toe.
Love the Movietone coverage though, especially as I managed to spot myself, Dad and Sister in the coverage just before kick off. Great memories, particularly of fantastic support from both sets of fans at that game. AVFC, Aston Villa are magic!!!

Offline steamer

  • Member
  • Posts: 1009
Re: 1977 LCF 2nd replay - British Movietone footage
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2020, 04:29:06 PM »
It's a shame all we saw of Chris Nicholl's goal was it hitting the back of the net. I was at the game and remember being in line with him on the side terrace when he strode forward and unleashed his howitzer.
you must have been standing next to me, maybe I gave you a hug ( smiley thing)

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal