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Vintage Villa

“Shaw, Williams prepared to venture down the left. There’s a great ball played in for Tony Morley. It must be. It is! Peter Withe!” ITV commentator Brian Moore These were the words that Villa fans heard from legendary ITV commentator Brian Moore during the 1982 European Cup final in what was our finest moment as […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 9

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We left the last instalment with the season just […]

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The 1994 League Cup Final: A boy’s memories of Wembley

I had already been up for a couple of hours, pacing around the house in my Aston Villa shirt, waiting for my dad to come home from work. He’d been working all night on the railway and our taxi to take us to the train station was booked for 10am. Just before I started to […]

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