Ian Price

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  1. I also saw that Manchester United team of 1971 at full strength, knocked out of the League Cup at the semi-final stage at Villa Park in front of a crowd of 62,500. Villa at the time were in the old third division, and that night, me 10 years old sitting next to my dad in the old Trinity Road stand, will stay forever etched in my memory.
  2. In that one short post you have truly encapsulated the magic of the FA Cup.
  3. Given the score in the one match you missed, I think you should be given the credit for a correct score anyway.
  4. What? All those years when they have won how many Champions Leagues, and other domestic cups? And many of whom will have signed up to 'supporting them' when they were winning everything in the '70s and '80s? Stuck by them indeed. The deal with supporting any football club should be to 'stick by them.'
  5. The football club that was stated to be represented on this banner has said it was disgusted and ashamed by it. So what exactly did you find 'funny' about it?
  6. West Brom v Birmingham is live on Sky Sports this afternoon. It should be interesting to hear the crowd effects that Sky are going to broadcast, and whether they go for realism, ie 90 minutes worth of 'Shit on the Villa' and 'We hate Villa more than you.'
  7. Back in 1970 Villa were fighting against relegation from the old second division, and were playing away at Leicester. Villa's Pat McMahon hit a screamer that hit the stanchion of the Leicester goal, and the ball came back into play. The goal wasn't given as the referee didn't see that the ball had come back off the stanchion. Villa went on to lose the game 1-0 and at the end of the season were relegated, by a single point. They do say that luck evens itself up over time.
  8. I saw Graham Parker and the Rumour at Birmingham Odeon, circa 1978, supported would you believe by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Edit: I think I'm getting confused. It was probably Southside Johnny I saw supporting Graham Parker and the Rumour at Birmingham Odeon. Tom Petty I think I saw as a headline act, possibly at Birmingham Town Hall (or maybe it was the Odeon). Bob Seger I absolutely did see at Birmingham Odeon. Further edit: Internet research now leads me to conclude that I did see Tom Petty at Birmingham Odeon as a support act - 11 May 1977, support to Nils Lofgren!
  9. David Platt - what a player. And did you know - Dominic Cummings has travelled further with coronavirus in lockdown than Crewe Alexandra have ever gone for a competitive game in their 143 year history.
  10. There are some truly terrible pundits. Robbie Savage is the first to come to mind. And how come Micah Richards appears to have got himself landed with a job? Self-appointed Man City legend. Someone's having a laugh. Cannot stand Martin Keown either. I quite like Alan Smith.
  11. It was indeed the European Cup Final, in 1982, in Rotterdam, which I was lucky enough to be at, as a 21 year old student. I will always remember buying an all-in package from the club for £29, that included a match ticket and return travel from New Street station. I thought of putting Spinksy into the list of underrated players, but decided to stick with the championship winning team of 80-81.. Cowans was indeed a great player, equally good with his right foot as with his left, a beautiful passer of the ball and despite his slender frame had a real knack for winning the ball in a tackle.
  12. Underrated: Jimmy Rimmer Kenny Swain Colin Gibson Gary Williams Allan Evans Ken Mcnaught Dennis Mortimer Des Bremner Gary Shaw Peter Withe Gordon Cowans Tony Morley
  13. Motown Chartbusters Volume 3. This belonged to my older sister, but I absolutely loved it.
  14. First album I ever bought, and I still enjoy playing it today.