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Offline Border villan

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2022, 03:13:39 PM »
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.

Offline Pete

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2022, 04:26:55 PM »
On the criteria chosen by Mr Russell I would go for Villa v Ipswich in 1976. A dreary 0-0 snooze fest by two inept teams. The game was so tepid that the main talking point was a flock of pigeons encamped on the pitch in the second half, a fact picked up by the Evening Mail.

In the final minutes in the only action of note, Chris Nicholl hit a bazooka from 35 yards which hit the bar and Andy Gray went in for the rebound and booted the Ipswich keeper in the face. Play stopped for several minutes and he lost a few teeth IIRC. I can’t recall if he went off though as I’d probably nodded off by then.

Aye Pat, he was stretchered off, we applauded him as he was carried past the Trinity enclosure. I think it may have been Lawrie Sivell. Dislocated his shoulder as well, but he couldn't tell anyone because his mouth was so smashed up. Funny how these details from over 40 years ago stick in the mind, when I'd struggle to recall what teams we've played in the last month (apart from the closing day, of course).

Offline LeeB

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2022, 04:30:25 PM »
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone

Offline Risso

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2022, 04:34:09 PM »
Villa 0 - Liverpool 6 under Garde.

The back four that day was Richards Okore Lescott Cissokho. If we've ever had a shitter back four at any point in our history I don't know when that was. Liverpool were miles off being the team they are now and were only 11th before the match. A certain Mr Coutinho was MOTM that day.

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2022, 04:51:03 PM »
And wasn't Bunn in goal, just to pile on the misery?

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2022, 05:05:35 PM »
Aston Villa 2 - Hull City 3

Despite being there for the shit show that was Us 2 Chelsea 6, the Hull game takes the biscuit.

November ‘67. A dreary day, but we were 2-0 up (both by Brian Greenhalgh) with not long to go. A decent number of the team had First Division experience and I was starting to get over losing Hateley.

Hull scored a consolation goal. We started to go to pieces, and the centre of midfield (Graham Parker and Bobby Park) decided to do a near perfect impression of wet tissue paper.

Hull scored two more.

Prior to this game I had a fifteen year old’s optimism that we’d cruise back up to the top. This game told me Villa players were either too old, too callow, and basically too shit. It was a real come down (and I’ve experienced a few).

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2022, 05:12:40 PM »
Chavski when they hit us for 8. I awoke the next day thinking it was a bad dream until my phone had about 20 messages from friends and family.

A cold winter game sitting in the lower holte 3-0 down to Wigan with 30-40mins to play.

4-1 home defeat by Coventry. Collymore hit the post that could have made it 2-2 at some point.  My kid's first game (big mistake) age 7 vs Neanderthals and they equalised for 2-2 at the death.  Karma comes round as same kid 4 years later watches us dismantle them 5-1 in a cauldron of noise and I danced back to the car.

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2022, 05:15:15 PM »
Re: the above.

You’d think that I’d give up going, but looking back I realised Villa had almost completely got under my skin, even when we were apocalyptically rubbish. Yes it still had to compete with buying the odd single or even rarer an album, and sweets and crisps, and football cards, and I was (and still am) no super fan.

I genuinely salute those who go home and away.

Offline PaulTheVillan

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2022, 05:21:12 PM »
03/03/03 will take some beating for me

Offline Damo70

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2022, 06:16:04 PM »
Charlton beating us 3-0 and pretty much relegating us at Selhurst Park on Easter Monday 1987 in front of a crowd of about 6,000. It was only five years on from Rotterdam but Rotterdam and 1982 felt a very very long long way away that day.

Small Heath beating the Champions of Europe 3-0 on Boxing Day 1982.

Offline Damo70

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2022, 06:26:42 PM »
Oldham away when they had the plastic pitch. The rain was coming uphill at us.

Oldham was always cold and windy but the wettest I have ever been at a game was at Huddersfield in the second division in one of Graham Taylor's early games in charge.

I also nearly froze to death at Notts County in a midweek goalless draw in the Big Ron days.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2022, 06:29:40 PM by Damo70 »

Offline Damo70

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2022, 06:34:10 PM »
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone

I watched that game on TV (I can't remember if it was live or highlights but I know I wasn't there). What I am pretty sure of is that later that night the Gulf War kicked off.

Offline andyh

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2022, 06:38:00 PM »
Or maybe Oldham ten years later.
This.
Cold, windy and completely outplayed….a fecking horrible night

Offline Damo70

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2022, 06:45:44 PM »
I was gutted as a twelve year old when I stayed up most of the night to listen to BRMB when we contested
the World Club Cup with Penarol. If we had won we would have been the Champions of the world.

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Re: My worst match
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2022, 06:47:04 PM »
Leeds away , League Cup , 1991. Lost 4-1. Leeds scum  giving it large.

I'll go for that, I was ill as well and shouldn't have gone

I watched that game on TV (I can't remember if it was live or highlights but I know I wasn't there). What I am pretty sure of is that later that night the Gulf War kicked off.

Yes, on the way home. Horrible.

 


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