Cast your minds back to the 1974-75 season. Villa are in Division Two, having achieved promotion from the third tier a couple of years earlier.Read More »
So, Liverpool are finally League Champions. It’s only been 30 years of hurt for them and indifference for the rest of us. It’s Villa fans who will remember their last triumph more than most.
Because we ran them closer than anyone else.Read More »
Birmingham-based Villans will choke at the thought but our biggest rivals might not be the delightful souls from St Andrews.
Hard to take in, I admit.Read More »
New Year’s Day 1990. I stood in the away end at Stamford Bridge and watched Graham Taylor’s imperious Villa team dismantle a tricky Chelsea side. Second half goals from Kevin Gage, Tony Daley and David Platt gave us a 3-0 win. In a memorable holiday season we’d also beaten Man United and Arsenal, scoring 8 goals and conceding just one. We stood second in the table, 4 points behind Liverpool.
Where we should be.Read More »
In the modern era, Aston Villa v Sheffield United hasn’t been a regular fixture. Viewed largely as an unglamorous tie, we’ve bumped into each other like old school friends, a little embarrassed to admit we’ve not achieved as much as we’d liked since the last meeting.
This was not always the case.Read More »