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Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2021, 01:07:17 AM »
Hi Dave.

Can't see any difference in what we have both written re Robbo/Giddy.

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2021, 01:10:41 AM »
Hi Dave.

Can't see any difference in what we have both written re Robbo/Giddy.

Sorry, I must have been using the wrong eyes.

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2021, 01:23:51 AM »
How many pairs have you got?

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2021, 01:33:20 AM »
How many pairs have you got?

There's always room for more.

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2021, 10:07:09 AM »
I was talking to my Dad last night and we were both wondering how many different positions John Robson played in for Villa. I only saw him play once or twice but definitely remember seeing video of a game with him wearing the number 9 shirt. It could have been the derby game after Andy Gray signed and was sat in the dugout when Kenny Burns attempted to amputate Robson's lower leg. Of course the number he was wearing may have had no bearing on where he actually played.

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2021, 12:28:18 PM »
Think he was RB in the 1975 League Cup Final and LB in the 1977 one

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2021, 06:30:34 PM »
It  was John Robson who took Giddy's place at right back; Charlie stayed at left, and Bobby prompted from midfield.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Robson started the season in midfield then moved to right back after November 5th.

An accomplished full-back, Robson had played more than 200 times for Derby when manager Vic Crowe brought him to Villa Park just before Christmas in 1972 after agreeing to pay £90,000.

A tough tackler, he quickly settled into life in the Midlands and put in a string of impressive displays.

And the following season he transformed into an equally fine midfielder following the emergence of John Gidman at right-back.

In the 1974-75 campaign, he missed just one of Villa's league and cup matches as they won promotion to the top flight and lifted the League Cup by beating Norwich City at Wembley.

That season Robson had started in midfield but he reverted back to being a defender, after Gidman suffered a serious eye injury following a a firework accident.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2016/04/04/glittering-highs-and-sad-lows-for-john-robson/




The John Robson International XI in the dressing-room at Villa Park prior to the John Robson Testimonial match against Aston Villa, 30th October 1978. Villa defender John Robson (wearing the dark suit, front row) had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis forcing his early retirement from football. Also on the front row (left-right) Kenny Sansom, Osvaldo Ardiles, John Robson, Lou Macari, Alan Buckley, Kenny Dalglish and Bill Shorthouse. Behind them (left-right): Chris Nicholl, Gordon Hill, Trevor Brooking, Martin Buchan, Ian Gillard, Duncan McKenzie, Ray Clemence, Tommy Hutchison, Ian Wallace, and Jimmy Calderwood.







Great picture, that.

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2021, 07:06:29 PM »
Was there, my 17th birthday. Only game we lost in Division 2 in 1975

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2021, 08:46:44 PM »
Was there, my 17th birthday. Only game we lost in Division 2 in 1975

Won 15  Drew 2 Lost 1
 

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Re: Orient v Villa on The Big Match
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2021, 07:35:37 AM »
We are on the "Big Match Revisited" again on Saturday - not the main game - Us V Wolves @ molineux - October 79 - Vaguely remember the game (the sending offs)

 


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