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Offline Villa Lew

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40 Years ago today
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:32:27 AM »
Villa 1 Albion 0   Attendance  47,998

Brendon Baston gives us a helping hand on the way to our first title for 71 years, the great Peter Withe gets the winner.


Offline Damo70

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 12:26:07 PM »
Villa 1 Albion 0   Attendance  47,998

Brendon Baston gives us a helping hand on the way to our first title for 71 years, the great Peter Withe gets the winner.




I suspect the real/unofficial attendance would have been more than 47,998. I remember listening to the game on BRMB.

Offline ADVILLAFAN

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 04:00:24 PM »
I know of the goal, but that's the first time I've ever seen it.

Nicely taken by Withe.

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 04:07:37 PM »
 Albion ended up 4th that year and were still in with an outside chance of the title at that point as far as I remember. A dreadful nervy game, but when that goal went in!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2021, 04:09:36 PM by WarszaVillan82 »

Offline Border villan

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 08:15:15 PM »
A pivotal moment in our history.

Offline sid1964

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 08:26:18 AM »
I was reading elsewhere, that BT sport are doing a documentary on Villa winning the title in the 80-81 season

Should be interesting to watch - if I had BT sport!!!

Online dcdavecollett

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 11:22:56 PM »
I think it's about the European Cup win, and it's coming out next year.

Offline Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2021, 06:44:24 AM »
Happy League Title Day.










Offline PGW

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2021, 10:46:51 AM »
I have just printed a list of our great 14 and added Ron and special guest Bosco Jankovic
and i've printed it off to raise a pint to each and everyone of them.
Will be a heavy and expensive session but way i look at it is that i'm unlikely to be around
to celebrate 50th, or if i am, not in a fit state to have a day on lash which i can still just about do.

Have a great day one and all!!!!

Offline Richard E

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2021, 10:55:32 AM »
I was 10 and listened to the Arsenal game on the radio at my grannyís (RIP) in Small Heath. When Bosko did his bit for the cause it was so exciting. Such a lovely memory.

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2021, 10:59:17 AM »
The sight of all those Villa coaches snaking in convoy down the motorway was phenomenal. We just made kick off ! Will raise a glass to the Villa clan later

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2021, 11:57:21 AM »
Only time I've ever celebrated a Villa defeat, a fantastic day.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2021, 12:11:37 PM »
Great day. The nerves obviously got to us as we were v poor.  Managed to nick  some of the turf and plant it it in my mom and dads garden when I got home. Got v close to Pele who was ushered through the crowds before the game

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2021, 01:36:31 PM »
I cried.

Offline Damo70

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Re: 40 Years ago today
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2021, 01:49:32 PM »
I cried.

I warned my son before kick off at the Arsenal cup final that I would cry if we won. It was also his birthday that day.

 


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