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Offline steamer

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2020, 08:59:39 PM »
I will have to work out how to scan save and post , as I have so many , Argus, Mail, national press cuttings from this time
Along with complete sets of home programes from 69/70 up to about 84
All my away programes up to 78

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2020, 01:01:25 AM »
The start of the Gills same was remarkable -we scored in the third and fourth minutes, the second a McMahon header from a rare Lochhead cross.

David Peach, who later played for Southampton at the top level got one back in the second half, but we held on.

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« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2020, 10:32:38 PM »
For some reason -don't know why- I watched this one from the Witton Lane Stand. it was a good performance against a side that finished champions, as I recall, with two well-taken goals from Big Andy.

This game was my first sighting of Archie Gemmill, who was to join Derby shortly after.

Your mention of Archie Gemmill reminded me that I was at this game. I don’t remember the goals but I do remember Archie Gemmill, mainly because my dad was impressing on me how good he was.

Few opposing players marked me back then but he and Ces Podd of Bradford were among the select few. And Mickey bloody Cave who scored the winner for Torquay against us.

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« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2020, 11:25:56 PM »
It was a cracking shot from Micky Cave, though, wasn't it, Pat. A game we should  have had sown up by the hour mark!

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2020, 12:33:49 AM »
26th September 1970. Wrexham 2 Villa 3. Gibson, Hamilton(pen), Lochhead. Attendance 18,335






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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2020, 08:47:01 AM »
26th September 1970. Wrexham 2 Villa 3. Gibson, Hamilton(pen), Lochhead. Attendance 18,335







How well I remember that.  IIRC much was made of Chico's run-up to take the penalty, began somewhere near the half-way line if some were to be believed.  I do recall it seemed a long one though.  I still have that programme.

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« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2020, 01:01:24 PM »
Was that the game where John Dunne saved a penalty twice?

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2020, 01:04:04 PM »
Was that the game where John Dunne saved a penalty twice?

Strangely enough I have no recollection of that Pat, I know we were much better than the scoreline suggests but we always found it difficult against Wrexham.

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« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2020, 02:21:10 PM »
Was that the game where John Dunne saved a penalty twice?

Strangely enough I have no recollection of that Pat, I know we were much better than the scoreline suggests but we always found it difficult against Wrexham.

Yes, this was the start of a number of games against them that were quite high scoring, including a League Cup second replay played at the Hawthorns, which was one of my favourite Villa memories.

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2020, 10:23:22 PM »
He didn't play a lot of games for us but I remember Dave Gibson as a classy player.

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« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2020, 10:27:32 PM »
He was a very classy player, very skillful, the only problem was, his legs had gone by the time he got to us.  Sound familiar?

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Re: 50 years ago
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2020, 11:34:25 PM »
He didn't play a lot of games for us but I remember Dave Gibson as a classy player.

My dad was a big fan but as a nipper I was more impressed by McMahon, Lochhead, Hamilton And Anderson.

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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2020, 12:25:44 AM »
Wrexham always gave us a good contest; they were one of the half-a-dozen teams in the Third Division who wanted to play football.

The next season, we had a memorable three-game clash with them in the first round of the League Cup, that we won 4-3 (after being 3-2 down) near the end at The Hawthorns!

 


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