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Offline VILLA MOLE

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2024, 06:16:39 PM »
But those 10 wins in a row ❤️

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2024, 11:31:20 PM »
I'm surprised there hasn't been a book covering our Championship odyssey.

Pitch Publishing seem to have found a niche in publishing Football nostalgia books about clubs or countries:

https://www.pitchpublishing.co.uk/upcoming-releases?page=%2C%2C5

Was actually thinking of buying one about the Al Fayed years at Fulham that I think they have published in the last few months and you also have Scotland at Euro 96 etc.

Of course Dave and Percy on here produced some great themes 15-20 years ago to give perspectives on seasons/managers but it's been a bit of a dry spell since for most recent Villa topics.

I don't think there's a book out there that deals with the O'Neill/Lerner fall out years? I'm sure now he's been out of Football for a fair number of years Paul Faulkner could give a chapter's worth of thoughts, maybe McLeish aswell?

Same with the Championship years. Keith Wyness seems to be giving a running commentary of Everton's takeover currently so I imagine he would be willing to share his unique perspective on our two seasons.

David Bernstein also just released a book about his time being Chairman of Man. City in the late 90s. You forget he was here for a few months in an advisory role just before we were relegated.

So much material and then can slot in our renaissance to the present day to tie things up.

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2024, 12:11:43 AM »
I'm surprised there hasn't been a book covering our Championship odyssey.

Pitch Publishing seem to have found a niche in publishing Football nostalgia books about clubs or countries:

https://www.pitchpublishing.co.uk/upcoming-releases?page=%2C%2C5

Was actually thinking of buying one about the Al Fayed years at Fulham that I think they have published in the last few months and you also have Scotland at Euro 96 etc.

Of course Dave and Percy on here produced some great themes 15-20 years ago to give perspectives on seasons/managers but it's been a bit of a dry spell since for most recent Villa topics.

I don't think there's a book out there that deals with the O'Neill/Lerner fall out years? I'm sure now he's been out of Football for a fair number of years Paul Faulkner could give a chapter's worth of thoughts, maybe McLeish aswell?

Same with the Championship years. Keith Wyness seems to be giving a running commentary of Everton's takeover currently so I imagine he would be willing to share his unique perspective on our two seasons.

David Bernstein also just released a book about his time being Chairman of Man. City in the late 90s. You forget he was here for a few months in an advisory role just before we were relegated.

So much material and then can slot in our renaissance to the present day to tie things up.

You never know...

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2024, 02:06:33 AM »
Is there any chance of a list being published somewhere of the best books about Villa? A recommended reading list, if you will.

I don't really know where to start.

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2024, 08:39:35 AM »
You dropping a hint there Dave?

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2024, 10:07:50 AM »
Is there any chance of a list being published somewhere of the best books about Villa? A recommended reading list, if you will.

I don't really know where to start.

Children of the Revolution and start from there.

This era is ripe for a sequel given how the last decade has gone.

Offline wince

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2024, 02:51:26 PM »
First season three games in v Huddersfield .1-0 up and in the final ten minutes. I thought we were at the start of a winning streak which would take us back up.Then Gollini's clearance hits a Huddersfield player on the back and bounces in from outside the area. I realised then it was going to be a long haul back.
I was there for that one. And the thrill fest of drawing with Brentford

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2024, 10:16:54 PM »
Remember us trying to get a winner and bringing on Chris Samba up front.

He was blowing out his arse after 5 minutes and a bloke behind me said "fair play though, he's pull a hell of a shift in".

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2024, 10:26:14 PM »
Is there any chance of a list being published somewhere of the best books about Villa? A recommended reading list, if you will.

I don't really know where to start.

Let me do you a favour.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2024, 04:41:02 PM »

Dr. Tony Xia
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Also very FUNNY how some people talk when they wanted to take Villa into administration which would have meant -12 points &a very bleak future, but asking for extra payment for himself. I NEVER regretful for what I tried for beloved AV including the best exit in circumstances!

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2024, 10:47:46 PM »
The way Leeds lost today was pretty much an exact replica of that Fulham game. Concede after 20 or so minutes (similar goal) and then spend the rest of the game with most possession without many shots.

Rumours of financial Armageddon aswell. Problem for them is they've already had a takeover but still hamstrung from deals put together by previous ownership so interesting how it all plays out in next six months.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2024, 12:08:51 AM »
Maybe we should put in a cheeky 50p bid in for Somerville and see what happens.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2024, 12:16:01 AM »
Maybe we should put in a cheeky 50p bid in for Somerville and see what happens.

He won't leave Leeds as he's a smalltown boy.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2024, 11:49:12 PM »
There's one for the memory banks!

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Re: Championship Memories
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2024, 12:57:32 PM »
Maybe we should put in a cheeky 50p bid in for Somerville and see what happens.

He won't leave Leeds as he's a smalltown boy.


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