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Offline kippaxvilla2

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Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« on: September 05, 2020, 12:16:00 AM »
As the link suggest this is footage I have never seen before.  Itís quite incredible.  Hats off to Villa Boy again.  God knows how he gets hold of this material.  Which as far as I know has been hidden for nearly 40 years!

https://youtu.be/YiqL7efT-rM

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 01:05:42 AM »
Amazing video from Villa Boy, enjoy.

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 12:46:54 PM »
Brilliant unseen footage, well done Villa Boy

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 12:52:46 PM »
Never seen that before, any idea who was filming it?  There were a lot of faces I didn't recognise.  Bloke called Bomber seemed popular whoever he is.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 01:41:24 PM »
Well that footage certainly seems to reflect the disorganised and chaotic nature of the day!

We were sat amongst the Arsenal fans near the foot of the North Bank, and they were in no mood to simply stand by and let us enjoy our triumph.  We had bought seats for this game some weeks beforehand, from a bloke my dad knew, having seen how the last day would be likely to play out.  I may be wrong, but I recall that the game was only made an all ticket affair a week or so before the game itself.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 01:43:37 PM »
Well that footage certainly seems to reflect the disorganised and chaotic nature of the day!

We were sat amongst the Arsenal fans near the foot of the North Bank, and they were in no mood to simply stand by and let us enjoy our triumph.  We had bought seats for this game some weeks beforehand, from a bloke my dad knew, having seen how the last day would be likely to play out.  I may be wrong, but I recall that the game was only made an all ticket affair a week or so before the game itself.

The Sunday before. It was, indeed, chaotic.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2020, 02:11:17 PM »
The crush coming out of the ground that day was terrible. Amazing footage, for some reason my Dad allowed me and brother to go on the pitch that day.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2020, 02:29:45 PM »
As I've posted many times about this, me and my mate did what we never did and that was to leave just before the end.  We avoided the crush and just as we got down the steps at the clock end the roar went up, I thought we'd scored and hung back a bit and asked who'd got it only to be told 'Boro had scored a second!  A surreal day for certain.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2020, 02:34:23 PM »
Iím struggling to work out which is which.  I canít see the clock easily.  Weíre we the ones mostly still in the stands at the end or the ones on the right on the pitch?
« Last Edit: September 05, 2020, 04:51:18 PM by kippaxvilla2 »

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2020, 02:43:25 PM »
Iím struggling to work out which is which.  I canít see the clock easily.  Weíre we the ones mostly still in the stands at the end of the ones on the right on the pitch?

Clock end is to the left

I was on the pitch somewhere at the end taking a bit of turf. Iíd forgotten how many fans were on the pitch at the end but do remember random scuffles. Great memories including being v close to Pele as he walked past before the match

With both this and Rotterdam I donít recall what we did after the game other than being herded onto the coaches and driven away ASAP given the hooliganism at the time. If it happened now I donít think Iíd be sober for a week!

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2020, 05:32:04 PM »
Historic footage.Remember being stuck on the North Circular and worried we'd miss kick-off.Then the madness of the Clock-end- the full spectrum of emotions in a few minutes. Once out of the ground it was Villa everywhere. Thick traffic all the way back and a lovely touch when the coaches got back to Villa Park- the Holte End floodlights were on. We ended up in The New Bell -just beat last orders! One of the great days!

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2020, 05:51:28 PM »
Historic footage.Remember being stuck on the North Circular and worried we'd miss kick-off.Then the madness of the Clock-end- the full spectrum of emotions in a few minutes. Once out of the ground it was Villa everywhere. Thick traffic all the way back and a lovely touch when the coaches got back to Villa Park- the Holte End floodlights were on. We ended up in The New Bell -just beat last orders! One of the great days!

By getting out those few minutes early, we beat all that and coincidently, we too got back to the New Bell and were also back in time to buy the Argus.

One of the things that stick in the memory is stopping at lights on the North Circular and a car full of Arse fans pulling up alongside and gesturing to wind down my window(they knew we were Villa as our scarves were hanging out of the back windows) and I thought here we go but despite that I wound down my window and to my surprise they all started yelling congratulations and how they were delighted we'd won the league as they didn't want Ipswich to win it as they hated them.  Happy days.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2020, 06:31:58 PM »
 Wow, if I'd known you then Dave I'd have rung ahead to get us a round in! It was touch and go that we'd make it! 😃

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2020, 07:16:32 PM »
Historic footage.Remember being stuck on the North Circular and worried we'd miss kick-off.Then the madness of the Clock-end- the full spectrum of emotions in a few minutes. Once out of the ground it was Villa everywhere. Thick traffic all the way back and a lovely touch when the coaches got back to Villa Park- the Holte End floodlights were on. We ended up in The New Bell -just beat last orders! One of the great days!

By getting out those few minutes early, we beat all that and coincidently, we too got back to the New Bell and were also back in time to buy the Argus.

One of the things that stick in the memory is stopping at lights on the North Circular and a car full of Arse fans pulling up alongside and gesturing to wind down my window(they knew we were Villa as our scarves were hanging out of the back windows) and I thought here we go but despite that I wound down my window and to my surprise they all started yelling congratulations and how they were delighted we'd won the league as they didn't want Ipswich to win it as they hated them.  Happy days.

Gents, do you mean The New Bell at the bottom of Booths Farm Road, Great Barr by any chance?

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2020, 07:37:59 PM »
Historic footage.Remember being stuck on the North Circular and worried we'd miss kick-off.Then the madness of the Clock-end- the full spectrum of emotions in a few minutes. Once out of the ground it was Villa everywhere. Thick traffic all the way back and a lovely touch when the coaches got back to Villa Park- the Holte End floodlights were on. We ended up in The New Bell -just beat last orders! One of the great days!

By getting out those few minutes early, we beat all that and coincidently, we too got back to the New Bell and were also back in time to buy the Argus.

One of the things that stick in the memory is stopping at lights on the North Circular and a car full of Arse fans pulling up alongside and gesturing to wind down my window(they knew we were Villa as our scarves were hanging out of the back windows) and I thought here we go but despite that I wound down my window and to my surprise they all started yelling congratulations and how they were delighted we'd won the league as they didn't want Ipswich to win it as they hated them.  Happy days.

Gents, do you mean The New Bell at the bottom of Booths Farm Road, Great Barr by any chance?

That's the one.

 


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