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Offline dave.woodhall

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The forgotten Wembley
« on: November 25, 2022, 01:59:05 PM »
« Last Edit: November 25, 2022, 02:05:52 PM by dave.woodhall »

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2022, 03:32:21 PM »
Another one from the Russell vaults.

https://heroesandvillains.info/2022/11/25/the-forgotten-wembley/

I wasn't there and hadn't thought about those games for about 32 years.

IIRC - Under Dr Jo the manager of the month award was followed by defeat in San Siro and a downward spiral

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2022, 06:18:27 PM »
Sort of related, I vaguely remember a 6 a side tournament held at Wembley when I was little.  Was that for the football league centenary and does anyone have any more info on that?

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2022, 06:19:25 PM »
Sort of related, I vaguely remember a 6 a side tournament held at Wembley when I was little.  Was that for the football league centenary and does anyone have any more info on that?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_Centenary_Tournament

Offline Charlie8182

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2022, 07:21:56 PM »
That was my first visit to Wembley, going on the official Villa coach and stayed the Friday night after the Arsenal game in the Majestic hotel near Harrod’s which was part of the package. I remember little about the football but clearly recall the chant ‘I’d rather be a sausage than an egg’!!

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 07:43:44 PM »
Sort of related, I vaguely remember a 6 a side tournament held at Wembley when I was little.  Was that for the football league centenary and does anyone have any more info on that?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_League_Centenary_Tournament

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Offline Rico

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2022, 06:18:34 PM »
I went to one of the games, but it was so unforgettable that I can't remember if it was the Friday or the Saturday game. If I remember correctly only one side of Wembley was open.

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2022, 06:20:29 PM »
Just realised that I said it was unforgettable, when I should have said totally forgettable.

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2022, 09:35:18 AM »
I attended the Saturday game, the whole occasion surely was a non- event. There couldn't have been more than a few hundred Villa fans there.

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Re: The forgotten Wembley
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2022, 01:46:07 PM »
I attended the Saturday game, the whole occasion surely was a non- event. There couldn't have been more than a few hundred Villa fans there.

We travelled for both, and I remember we adopted Gianluca Vialli as one of our own for the final between Sampdoria and Arsenal, singing to him all game. Was pissed off when he signed for Chelsea, the ungrateful bastard.

 


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