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Villa 'When We Were Kings'

Villa 'When We Were Kings'

ESPN Classic have an Aston Villa ‘When We Were Kings’ special starting Monday 21st January and continuing right through to the weekend.

“Believe it or not, there was a time when Aston Villa didn’t just finish somewhere in mid-table every season. Back in 1981, under ‘Sergeant-Major’ Ron Saunders, they used a grand total of only 14 players all season in blazing a trail to the League title. What’s more, they did it via an evocative, iconic goal-scoring duo; Shaw and With”.

Monday
21 January 2008

12.15 Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1980

Top-of-the-table Villa host newly-promoted Sunderland in this goal-packed match, played early in the Midlands club's championship-winning season.
22.00 Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1980
Top-of-the-table Villa host newly-promoted Sunderland in this goal-packed match, played early in the Midlands club's championship-winning season.

Tuesday

22 January 2008

12.15 Aston Villa v Birmingham, 1980

A ferociously-contested local derby, between title-chasing Villa (minus suspended striker Peter Withe) and a useful Blues side, managed by Jim Smith.
22.00 Aston Villa v Birmingham, 1980
A ferociously-contested local derby, between title-chasing Villa (minus suspended striker Peter Withe) and a useful Blues side, managed by Jim Smith.

Wednesday
23 January 2008

12.25 Everton v Aston Villa, 1981

An action-packed extravaganza, complete with (right from the start) great goals, controversial refereeing decisions and tension-packed penalty-taking.
22.00 Everton v Aston Villa, 1981
An action-packed extravaganza, complete with (right from the start) great goals, controversial refereeing decisions and tension-packed penalty-taking.
23.00 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97
Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.

02.00 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97
Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.

Thursday
24 January 2008

11.15 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97

Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.
12.15 Aston Villa v Southampton, 1981
A tension-filled, late-in-the-season encounter as a championship-chasing Villa play host to Lawrie McMenemy's unpredictable Southampton side.
13.45 Aston Villa v Coventry, 98/99
A Midlands grudge match given a special edge this time by Dion Dublin's recent transfer to Villa from the Sky Blues. Cue goals and drama.
19.00 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97
Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.
22.00 Aston Villa v Southampton, 1981
A tension-filled, late-in-the-season encounter as a championship-chasing Villa play host to Lawrie McMenemy's unpredictable Southampton side.
23.00 Aston Villa v Coventry, 98/99
A Midlands grudge match given a special edge this time by Dion Dublin's recent transfer to Villa from the Sky Blues. Cue goals and drama.
02.00 Aston Villa v Coventry, 98/99
A Midlands grudge match given a special edge this time by Dion Dublin's recent transfer to Villa from the Sky Blues. Cue goals and drama.

Friday
25 January 2008
11.20 Aston Villa v Coventry, 98/99

A Midlands grudge match given a special edge this time by Dion Dublin's recent transfer to Villa from the Sky Blues. Cue goals and drama.
13.55 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97
Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.
22.00 Aston Villa v Bayern Münich, 1982
Villa were nowhere in the league during 1981/82 and had recently lost manager Ron Saunders. But they raised their game for this European Cup final.

Saturday
26 January 2008 11.00 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97

Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.
22.00 Aston Villa v Sunderland, 1980
Top-of-the-table Villa host newly-promoted Sunderland in this goal-packed match, played early in the Midlands club's championship-winning season.
02.00 Aston Villa v Wimbledon, 96/97

Villa's dynamic front two of Yorke and Milosevic look to deny Joe Kinnear's 'Crazy Gang' a 20th consecutive game unbeaten in all competitions.
03.00 Aston Villa v Coventry, 98/99
A Midlands grudge match given a special edge this time by Dion Dublin's recent transfer to Villa from the Sky Blues. Cue goals and drama.

Sunday
27 January 2008
09.00 Aston Villa v Coventry, 98/99

A Midlands grudge match given a special edge this time by Dion Dublin's recent transfer to Villa from the Sky Blues. Cue goals and drama.
22.00 Aston Villa v Birmingham, 1980
A ferociously-contested local derby, between title-chasing Villa (minus suspended striker Peter Withe) and a useful Blues side, managed by Jim Smith.

Thursday
31 January 2008
23.00 Aston Villa v Swindon, 93/94

Poor Swindon. Having been promoted to the Premiership the previous season, they lost their manager, their best defender, and their best striker.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday January 15 2008
Time: 3:02PM

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LOL ! Poor Swindon. I live there and I remember it well. I remember the game at the County Ground that year. We won 2-1. Teale and Atkinson I believe ? Bodin for Swindon ? I also remember the FA Cup game in 1990 ? Yorke and Froggatt got the goals....
crosswesleyanchapel
15/01/2008 15:18:00
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Damn i miss sky
The Usual Suspect
15/01/2008 16:23:00
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I've just checked and we've got this channel. I didn't even know. I can not wait. Might have to Sky+ them all.
Adam Deuce
15/01/2008 21:18:00
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Great memories, great days. When We Were Kings indeed. Still frustrates that the club was allowed to enter into decline following those halcyon days, but for now lets remember those truly memorable couple of seasons when we marched on to become domestic League Champions, and then The Champions Of Europe.
glensider
16/01/2008 07:35:00
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Then came the return of Ellis, discontent and neglect became rife within the club, and we hit the downward spiral...hard!!
glensider
15/02/2008 14:23:00
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