Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

WIN - Aston Villa - The Complete Record

WIN - Aston Villa - The Complete Record

Reminder of our competition...

Vital Villa have two copies of the new and updated book Aston Villa - The Complete Record... by Rob Bishop and Frank Holt to be won.

forum
• New and updated version of the best-selling 1988 and 1992 editions

• Contains full match stats, player profiles and a year-on-year look at The Villa, fully illustrated throughout with full colour features

• A must-have for all Villa fans

Aston Villa - The Complete Record first appeared in 1988, the centenary year of the Football League and the season in which the club won promotion back to the top flight. A second edition was published in 1992, just as the Premier League came into existence.

Now, 18 years later, Villa supporters can look forward to a brand new edition of The Complete Record, one which will bring the club`s story right up to the end of an eventful 2009-10 campaign.

The new book, published by Derby Books, isn`t merely an update of the previous two editions. Authors Rob Bishop and Frank Holt have combined their vast knowledge of the club to produce a completely fresh volume.

Rob is the editor of the Villa News & Record, while Frank, who contributes a regular column to the programme, is a highly-respected historian who is a member of the Association of Football Statisticians.

The book will include a resume of every season since Villa`s formation; detailed grids showing the appearances, goal scorers and attendances of every competitive campaign; profiles of more than 150 of Villa`s leading players; a spotlight on all the club`s managers, from Jimmy McMullan to Martin O`Neill; a selection of Matches to Remember - and much more.

All of the club`s Premier League seasons are featured, and the book will be illustrated with photos from the Villa Archives, making Aston Villa: The Complete Record an indispensible guide to a great football club.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Rob Bishop is editor of the Villa News & Record, the club`s official match-day programme. He joined the club in 2001, having previously covered their fortunes for various newspapers - the Birmingham Mail, Sports Argus and Birmingham Post. He began covering Villa just before the club`s relegation to the old Second Division in May 1987 but has subsequently enjoyed their promotion back to the top flight, numerous ventures into Europe and four Wembley Finals.

Frank Holt is a lifelong Villa supporter, having attended his first match at Villa Park in February 1954 - a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield Town. From the moment he saw Villa in action, Frank also developed an interest in statistics. A Life Member of the Association of Football Statisticians, he became established as their Villa 'expert' 30 years ago. Since 2004 he had written a regular column for the Villa News & Record, based on his vast knowledge of the club

Aston Villa: The Complete Record is available to buy online at www.dbpublishing.co.uk and from all good bookshops from September 2010 priced at just £25.00 (ISBN 9781859838051).

TO WIN... just answer the following question:

The book is about which famous Premier League Club?!!? (Sorry, I can't make these questions easy for you I'm afraid, you'll have to do some research)

Right... the technical bit. If you don't follow this, I'll simply delete the entry:

Email astonvilla@vitalfootball.co.uk with the subject COMPETITION

1) Name 2) Address (to have book sent to) 3) Username (you must be a registered member on Vital and must have posted at least 50 points on the members league: www.masterleague.vitalfootball.co.uk (just select club to find your username)

Competition closes 30 September 2010... no correspondence will be entered into, judges decision is final, blah blah blah.


Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 24 2010
Time: 12:10PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Audio - Bruce Demands Better

Manager Steve Bruce has given his immediate reaction to Aston Villa's victory over Wigan Athletic earlier today and he wants far more than he saw.

Stats: Villa v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Villa (1) vs (0) Wigan Athletic, Villa Park, 10/12/16 Att: 29392

Aston Villa v Wigan - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Aston Villa v Wigan - Follow Live On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Wigan the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Gollini8%
Hutton5%
Elphick5%
Chester0%
Amavi5%
Gardner10%
Jedinak10%
Adomah0%
Grealish52%
Ayew0%
Kodjia5%
Sub - McCormack0%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Bacuna0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Red Bull Racing to take advantage of Merc turmoil?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Parker Claims WBO Heavyweight Crown
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear212
2.JuanPabloAngel139
3.HeathfieldRoad187497
4.sirdennis88
5.BodyButter74
6.TuBBz74
7.Stephen Jay Hawkings61
8.DeanoVilla51
9.Wurzel49
10.kefkat41
Vital Football Comment