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wakadowakado

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 01:26:33 PM »
Yes Pete and bring in Billy  knock-nees Walker and you could get a repeat on the double
inflicted on the Baggies last season. As facts in the head to head past go Villa lead by 23
successes in cup and league matches (73-50) First match 03011885 goalless draw and the
only time Villa scored seven against them 24041899 by the way Pete I did not see it ! My
prediction for today AV 1  WBA 1   O0

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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 05:20:41 PM »
 O0 Well fellow Villans it is good to be wrong some times. Let us hope that this is a possible turning point for improvement. I will get back to history soon a good nights
sleep cheers to all  Wakappy

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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2010, 08:35:49 PM »
                                 Perry Barr Pets 2 Westbromwich Strollers 1

Baggies controlled the opening 25 mins of game and hit the woodwork through Tchoyi, they could'nt get the goal they deserved and Downing scored for the Pets in the 25th minute. Took control of game in 2nd half and scored again through Heskey, Scharner scored just before the end for the Baggies , to little to late. Pets deserved there win over the 90 mins and once again look like they have some talented youngsters coming through.

                             Baggies still hav'nt beaten the Pets till the mid 1980's   :(

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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 11:29:18 AM »
Charles Samuel Johnstone (charlie) position Forward
born 3-9-1856 aston
died 30-9-1941
Played for Villa august 1878-may 1881
previous club and signed from Saltley college
sold to Lozells british constitutions fc
He was a villa director and vice president
We needed that win yesterday waka

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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2010, 11:43:14 AM »
any body remember peter  mac-parland he was a villa player in the late 50  he could kick a ball he broke the cross member of a goal post
each day is a blessing and I bless each day when it comes

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 02:42:11 PM »
Roy-who could forget Peter James 'Packy' Mc Parland (before rascism) and he was white anyway last Villa player to score winning F.A. Cup Final goals for the club and a Northern
Ireland International. Born Newry Co Down 25041935 signed from Dundalk £3.88K and
sold to Wolves for £35K scored 120 League and cup goals for the Villa probably worth 35
million today- lets get him back  Right Pete - Johnstone's father Fergus was also a an
officer at the club in the late 1870's. Charlie appears in the group photo of the earliest known image of the players posing with the Birmingham cup season 1880/81 Incidently
the President was a certain W.M Ellis but no connection to 'Deadly Doug' Link up soon
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2010, 07:23:04 PM »
Returning to the club history feature the season 1882/3 saw the F.A. Cup competition move from a purely amateur affair- the original value of the first cup was around £20 at the time clubs were charged five shillings to enter ! It was at this period that Howard Vaughton and Arthur Brown became the club's first Internationals  Pete, as Howard Vaughton spoke at the Moseley annual Golf Dinner in 1929 there  are probably some ancestors walking around with such an unusual surname ! Next season saw the Villa crash out of the Cup to Queen Park (the amateur Scottish club) who entered the English cup in those days. by no less than 6-1. Well the next season bragging rights went to the throstles beating the Villa 3-0 after a goalless game at Stoney Lane The first League games were still five years away Link up soon Wakavilla

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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2010, 12:11:14 PM »
                Oliver Howard Vaughton
born 1 feb 1861 aston died 1 june 1937
position forward previous clubs Waterloo fc Birmingham fc Wenesbury strollers
signed from wenesbury strollers Aston Villas first senior international during
the 1886-87 season in at least 4 friendlys and other matches scored 2 goals
He was vice president in 1923 and president from june 1924 to december 1932
He was made a life member of aston villa from feb 1933

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2010, 06:11:22 PM »
 O0 Well documented Pete- Did you find the 'Little Tin Idol' as the cup was known  when
it disappeared in 1895 ? It is a fact that Howard's Vaughton's silversmith firm were asked
to produce a replacement and the Villa had it insured for £200 at the time. Returning to the
continuing history the 1883/4 season was supposed to be an amateur competition but it
was common knowledge the players were being paid. Official legalisation arrived on 20th
July 1885 and players paid 'over the counter'  Now we come near to the vintage year of 1886/87as
they won the cup for their first time. Interestingly en route Wolves were met four times and
Glasgow Rangers defeated easily too.  At that time the colours were cardinal red and blue STRIPES in front of  a crowd of about 11,000 at Wellington Road. The Perry Barr
steam trains were full,  At the Old Square the 2.20 train from New Street was besieged
with two extra coaches provided. The ties with Wolves dragged on for seven weeks due
to severe weather delays The next post will cover the first F.A. Cup triumph Link up soon
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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2010, 11:15:17 AM »
The FA CUP FINAL saturday april 10 1897 at Crystal Palace
 
                            whitehouse
                 spencer                evans
         reynolds          cowan          crabtree
athersmith  devy     campbell   wheldon   j cowan
 
villa won 3-2 against everton to clinch the last double for 64 years
all the goals came within a space of 25 minutes from devy campbell and crabtree
the official programme cost 1 penny

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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 03:47:46 PM »
Two of Bedworth’sfamous sporting sons were Les Latham and Andy Blair.
Les was bornin 1918 in NewStreet in the small North Warwickshire town and attended the Central Boy’sSchool.
His family moved toLichfield, where his dad kept a pub.
He joined the groundstaff at Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of sixteen.
The family movedback to Bedworth and Les went to work at Newdigate
Colliery and playedfor the colliery team.
In 1936, Les signedas a full time professional with Aston Villa and played for them until he wascalled up with the outbreak of the Second World War.
He joined the RoyalMarines serving in Crete and the Normandy Landings.
He also played forthe Royal Navy and West Country clubs such as Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle. Apparentlythis was quite normal during the war, Les playing with and against such starsas Stanley Mathews and Stanley Mortenson.
After the war, Lesreturned to play for the Villa.
In 1947, Les wassigned for Coventry City by their manager Harry Storer but a knee injuryeventually brought his full time career to an end and he moved into part timefootball.
He became the firstplayer manager of Lockheed Leamington before managing Banbury Spencer and thenhis hometown club, Bedworth Town.
As well as being anaccomplished centre half he was a much respected
fast bowler being connectedwith Bedworth Cricket Club for over sixty years.
After his footballcareer ended he worked at Jaguar Cars for over twenty five years becoming aforeman.
Les died inSeptember 2001 at the age of eighty three leaving his wife Olive and sonsSteven and Paul.
A nice man who isstill missed in the town.
I’m sure that youall know all about Andy but I have some schoolboy info if of interest.
Regards
Vince T