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Author Topic: Charlie Aitken 80 today  (Read 2347 times)

Offline tony scott

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2022, 11:37:25 PM »
From Alice Springs, Happy happy brithday Charlie,amazing to think you where never capped by Scotland although you appeared quite a few times at under 23s with the barely remembered Cammie Fraser.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2022, 12:53:31 AM »
Happy birthday, Charlie. Thanks for all the memories.

Offline Godfrey Brian

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2022, 09:41:53 PM »
Happy 80th number 3! Charlie always seemed to be in the side in my early seasons watching  Villa. I can remember him being presented with an award for breaking Billy Walker's appearance record before one game. If I remember correctly it was Billy Walker's widow who presented it- Villa history right there! I played against him once in a Sunday league game- he was the oldest player by many years, was still the fastest and most skillful (playing in midfield) and had the cleanest kit at the end!

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2022, 02:19:34 AM »
Hi Brian.

The record appearance game was against Notts County in December 1973.

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2022, 08:31:45 PM »
Thanks Dave. I was pleased that his Villa career continued long enough for him to end it in the first division.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2022, 09:58:13 PM »
He was Mr Aston Villa for me when I first started out going the match

Offline dutchvilla

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Re: Charlie Aitken 80 today
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2022, 07:11:30 AM »
I reckon I saw him in the white swan in Edgbaston after the Norwich game - is that possible at all?

 


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