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Author Topic: Villa Winning The League. 1981.  (Read 911 times)

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2020, 10:08:45 AM »
Some lucky chap has a picture of himself and Gary Shaws cock hanging on his living room wall. Priceless.

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2020, 12:42:48 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.

Small world, was my local from 1975....We got home about 10:45 from Highbury so couldn’t celebrate with Bert that night!

Offline Damo70

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Re: Villa Winning The League. 1981.
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2020, 12:57:03 PM »
In Peter Withe's autobiography he talks about that Highbury game. Apparently a few of the players were mates with the Fewtrell family and one member of the family was in the Villa dressing room with a video camera after the match.


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