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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #555 on: January 12, 2023, 03:44:21 PM »
In the early seventies Villa had two goalkeepers one admittedly on loan, Tommy Hughes and Evan Williams who was the loanee, now if you think Olsen is bad, which he is, you should have seen this pair.

There was a clip on the old 'History of Aston Villa' video that was from Match of the Day around then, home to Notts County. Our keeper saves a penalty and Barry Davies can't believe it in the commentary because he's been hopeless the rest of the match, was that Tommy Hughes?

I have that video, it's great.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #556 on: January 12, 2023, 04:40:52 PM »
Didn't Evan Williams go on to play for Celtic in a European Cup Final? I remember the Tommy Hughes save. He had been useless all game as the commentator said. If he had bent down to tie his laces he would have fallen over.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #557 on: January 12, 2023, 05:20:10 PM »
Didn't Evan Williams go on to play for Celtic in a European Cup Final? I remember the Tommy Hughes save. He had been useless all game as the commentator said. If he had bent down to tie his laces he would have fallen over.

Yes.  European Cup final Vs Ajax lost 2-1.  Was still shit for us.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #558 on: January 12, 2023, 05:45:59 PM »
Didn't Evan Williams go on to play for Celtic in a European Cup Final? I remember the Tommy Hughes save. He had been useless all game as the commentator said. If he had bent down to tie his laces he would have fallen over.

Yes.  European Cup final Vs Ajax lost 2-1.  Was still shit for us.
Think it was vs Feyenoord  Dave.
Tommy Hughes was replaced by Jim Cumbes and it made quite a difference as in his first game we won 6-0 at Oldham. A watershed moment in Villa's history I think.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #559 on: January 12, 2023, 05:57:22 PM »
Didn't Evan Williams go on to play for Celtic in a European Cup Final? I remember the Tommy Hughes save. He had been useless all game as the commentator said. If he had bent down to tie his laces he would have fallen over.

Yes.  European Cup final Vs Ajax lost 2-1.  Was still shit for us.
Think it was vs Feyenoord  Dave.
Tommy Hughes was replaced by Jim Cumbes and it made quite a difference as in his first game we won 6-0 at Oldham. A watershed moment in Villa's history I think.

Indeed it was, I've still got Rotterdam on my mind see. 😉

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #560 on: January 12, 2023, 06:46:04 PM »
It's a good point that there should be plenty of quality, young goalies who would come here in no small part to work with Emi.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #561 on: January 13, 2023, 11:15:28 AM »
Emery mentioned Jed Steer being back in training yesterday, I'd rather him in net with young Marschall as our 3rd choice.

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #562 on: January 13, 2023, 12:35:19 PM »
In the early seventies Villa had two goalkeepers one admittedly on loan, Tommy Hughes and Evan Williams who was the loanee, now if you think Olsen is bad, which he is, you should have seen this pair.

There was a clip on the old 'History of Aston Villa' video that was from Match of the Day around then, home to Notts County. Our keeper saves a penalty and Barry Davies can't believe it in the commentary because he's been hopeless the rest of the match, was that Tommy Hughes?

Yep. And that was his last game for us. The ups and downs of the life of a goalkeeper.

The penalty was from that dirty little shit Don Masson.  It was so bad I could’ve saved it at my current age.

When Masson did a sneaky follow through on the keeper Ian Ross I think started loudly remonstrating with the referee.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2023, 12:38:00 PM by kippaxvilla2 »

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Re: Robin Olsen
« Reply #563 on: January 14, 2023, 02:58:36 AM »
It was George Curtis, I Believe.

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