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Reminder Of Villa Old Stars Match In Aid Of Birchy

The Aston Villa Old Stars are playing a charity match in aid of Paul Birch who is fighting bone cancer, against Sutton United on July 27, 2:30pm at the Sutton United FC ground in Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield on Sunday.

Entry is 2 including match programme in advance or 3 on the day. Stalls, kids attractions and competitions are also being laid on.

Entry to the ground is by match programme priced 2 in advance or 3 at the gate on the day.

Match programmes are on sale at: Aston Villa FC club shop at Villa Park, Aston Villa FC ticket office at Villa Park and Sutton United FC ground in Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield

The Sutton Observer say: The are going to 'The Paul Birch Trust' that has been initiated by the Aston Villa Former Players Association and they call on all football fans to come along and support the deserving cause.Birch enjoyed a 19-year career as a professional footballer, making 462 first-class, appearances until his retirement in 1999.

They also quote AV PFA chairman Neil Rioch,

'This football match is very special to all Aston Villa former players, as I'm sure it is to all football fans, because Paul Birch is one of life's very special people. With this condition preventing him from working for the past eight months and having a ten-year-old daughter to support, life for Paul couldn't be any tougher, but typically, he is showing the same qualities he did as a footballer in battling this dreaded disease. This match and a series of other events are planned to help generate the funds that will ease the burden and ensure a better quality of life for Paul and his family.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 26 2008

Time: 2:06PM

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Is Neil, Bruce's brother! If so I watched them both play for my local team as a very young lad!
merlin
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26/07/2008 17:43:00

Yes Merlin Neil and Bruce Rioch were signed by Tommy Docherty in 1969 for a 110,000 from Luton. He played centre half and full back . Have met him several times he is atop bloke. Good luck Birchy hope you win this battle,
50 years a villan
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26/07/2008 22:01:00

Indeed, Neil was very much in Bruce's shadow, never really made it at Villa Park, whereas Bruce went from strength to strength.
glensider
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27/07/2008 12:30:00

 

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