Posts Tagged "Aston Villa"

Aston Villa & The Pursuit Of Mediocrity

Aston Villa & The Pursuit Of Mediocrity

By on Jan 6, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 5 comments

Upon the tootling of the full time whistle at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, a somewhat familiar chorus of booing rang around one of the few remaining historical homes of English football. A home defeat at the hands of a Sheffield United team that is currently struggling to keep its head above water two divisions below them isn’t a result that it’s...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Eighteen – Goal Of The Season, Courtesy Of Tony Morley

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Eighteen – Goal Of The Season, Courtesy Of Tony Morley

By on Oct 31, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re into February of 1981 now and Aston Villa, unburdened as their main rivals for the Football League Championship were by the distractions of cup football, were starting to come into form. By the time of this match, a gap had opened up between Villa and Ipswich Town at the top of the table and the rest. Even Liverpool, the defending champions and...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Eleven – Villa Start To Kick Into Gear

By on Oct 23, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re now less than two weeks from Christmas 1980 in our new series on the story of the 1980/81 football season, and this morning we have another three matches for you from that very season. Aston Villa against Birmingham City is our a first match, a feisty local derby at the best of times but one made all the spicier this time around by the fact that the home...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part 5 – Aston Villa Start To Come Of Age

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part 5 – Aston Villa Start To Come Of Age

By on Oct 15, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

As the nights draw in and summer started to turn to autumn in 1980, it was starting to become clear that perhaps Liverpool might not have everything to themselves over the course of the 1980/81. The defending champions were in second place in the First Division table, but a number of clubs were bunched together in the chasing pack behind the early leaders Ipswich...

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