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wakadowakado

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ASTON VILLA (1874) F.C. SUPPORTERS
« on: December 05, 2010, 09:42:23 PM »
 I believe that this thread concerning all matters relating to the club can enrich the minds
of all those members who have the interests of this club at heart. I hope that the content
will be built to allow those Villans a stream of interactions forthwith.
To kick the thread off 'The Pery Barr pets' as they were known played their first game in
March 1874 v Aston Brook St Mary's. A local bible class of rugby enthusiasts were the opponents  on a field where the Westminster church now stands. It was agreed that the match should be played
in two halves with separate rules. No points were scored in the first half under rugby rules
Villa's Jack Hughes scored the only goal in the second half with 30 players still on the field
Here is the line up  W Scattergood (goal) W.H. Price (capt.) W.Weiss and F.Knight (backs)
E.B. Lee, G.Matthews, H.Matthews and C.H. Midgeley (half backs) J.Hughes  W.Such,
H.Whateley, G.Page, A.Robbins, W.B. Mason and W.G. Sothers (forward)

I hope this stirs up some recollections maybe someone is related or knows a story let
us hear about it and bring the thread to life

There you are Pete a geneaological exercise for you !
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Re: ASTON VILLA (1874) F.C. SUPPORTERS
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 12:07:59 PM »
Interesting waka i will look into it O0

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Re: ASTON VILLA (1874) F.C. SUPPORTERS
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 02:59:54 PM »
Look forward to that Pete. I knew there would be a fellow Villan somewhere in Brum ! Lets hear from another soul - show your cards now Roy has given us a good introduction on the
site. Here is the continuation of the illustrious story:
The Villa were styled as Aston Villa (Wesleyan F.C) and as March arrived the football kit was
put away in readiness for the summer game- yes cricket.  Aston Hall and its public grounds
gave the young sporting folk the facility to exercise their skills where Oliver Cromwell had
bombarded the building nearly 300 years ago. So who was the first serious personality to
enter the scene in the early years. It was a Scot by the name of George B. Ramsay - G.B.R
will never be forgotten making the club known globally and captained the Club during
1880 when they won their first trophy. Should any member be following this story I invite any questions and will answer them if possible. Link up soon Let us hear from you even
if you have never posted on the Forum before. There is a first time for everything !
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Re: ASTON VILLA (1874) F.C. SUPPORTERS
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 03:29:41 PM »
In 1876 George Ramsey and his friend found a site for a closed ground
in wellington road perry barr They negotiated a lease and aston villa
played there first game there on the 30 September 1876 against
Wednesbury Town they charged 3 pence admission fee they only
made 5 shillings and 3 pence in gate recepts

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 07:07:15 PM »
Exactly Pete, the ground was situated at the rear of the Old steam tram depot, Perry Barr
where Willmore Road stands and their home until the first matches began in the present stadium in Easter 1897 -what a year Queen Victoria's Jubilee and the Double achievement
under their belts- will not be happening this year Link up soon- Wakavilla

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 12:47:40 PM »
Villa became league champions in successive seasons
for the second time in 1899 and 1900 in a remarkable
period from 1892 the club had won the first division
title 5 times and reached the FA Cup Final 3 times
winning the trophy on two occasions
Oh for those glory days again

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Re: ASTON VILLA (1874) F.C. SUPPORTERS
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 05:16:39 PM »
A very good friend of mine played for the Villa - Mike Tindall - know of him ?

wakadowakado

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 08:16:41 PM »
Yes Chas your friend blossomed as a youth International mid-fielder in 1958 and gained 8
caps. Played for Villa in 134 senior games. Started as an amateur in April 1956 to June 1968
when he was sold to Walsall   Michael Chadwick Tindall was born in Acocks Green 04051941
He went on loan to New York Americans in 1961 Maybe you can continue the movements
after that and provide the thread with further interest as it builds. I will continue with the
back history soon Wakavilla

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 09:03:42 PM »
Pete has outlined the glory years to 1900 but what happened in between after the mercurial Scot Ramsay arrived in Birmingham to teach the locals the art of dribbling. Well
the also never to be forgotten official Mr Wm mcGregor arrived to open a drapery business
in Summer Lane. As a popular enthusiast of the club he was instumental in founding the
Football League which came about as the games played prior to 1888 were friendlies. A meeting was called and the club became one of twelve members of the first League football that has ever been played. A water fountain was erected in tribute to his memory
sited on the wall at the Six Ways Aston location where Midland Bank was sited in 1913.
It survived Hitler's blitzing by a few feet.
Early favourites at Perry Barr were Tom Pank (a famous Birchfield Harrier), Charlie Johnstone and Howard Vaughnton , Sammy Law, Joey 'red cap' Simmonds and very
soon the unforgettable Hunter brothers from Ayr -Mr Mc Gregor's invited  talent who were to be so prominent in Villa's successes. There you are Pete some more ancestry
to trace ! As this is a good place to pause I will link up again soon  Wakavilla

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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 03:33:26 PM »
It is well documented that the talented Archie Hunter who died tragically young and is
buried in Witton cemetery  was the first captain to receive the Cup not the F.A. but the
Birmingham cup in season 1880/1 season. Hunter was an upstanding Scot from a village
near Ayr close to Robert Burns birthplace 'Wha does the utmost that he can, will whiles
do mair - Burns words. Archie had played a small amount of football for Third Lanark before
heading south to find the Villa club. The story goes that he started walking from the city
centre got lost down Calthorpe Road took a wrong turning and arrived in Aston. This was
a period when under the counter payments had begun at leading clubs. Link up soon Wakavilla

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 12:33:02 PM »
               HARRY HAMPTON
One of villas finest centre forwards he scored
242 goals in 376 appearances and won two
FA cup winners medals a league championship
medal and four england caps he left villa in 1920
and went to birmingham city
 
Wish we had him in the side today against the albion O0