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Villa XI To Face Chester

A select Villa XI will travel to Blue Square North outfit Chester FC on July 28.

The clash kicks off at 3pm at the Exacta Stadium.

Prices are to be announced.

This means our pre season campaign, following the Wolves and Werder Bremen changes, reads as follows:

Burton - A - July 14
Philadelphia Union - A - July 18
Chicago Fire - A - July 21
Portland Timbers - A - July 24
Chester - A - July 28
Peterborough - A - August 1
Notts Forest - A - August 4
Werder Bremen - A - August 11

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 4 2012

Time: 5:39PM

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At last! A game 15 mins from home. Good news. Remember the last game at Chester 30 or so years ago, if I remember rightly Big Dave Simmonds was at centre forward. Guess this will be mostly the kids, but good to see them here nontheless.
Gordonsleftboot
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04/07/2012 18:07:00

Just a little blip up the road from N Wales, see y'all there : )
steff_the_villan
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04/07/2012 18:21:00

II am deffo might up for it and Exacta Stadium is former named deva stadium? 1 half hours drive and catch up old friends and see family
danny_villaman
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04/07/2012 18:49:00

Not that I'm cheeky or anything lol
mike_field
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04/07/2012 19:02:00

Few photos, match summary anybody?
mike_field
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04/07/2012 19:02:00

Maybe lend some pic to you of some action (good oppuritiy play with camera Samsung s3)... me doesn't do match report
danny_villaman
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04/07/2012 19:15:00

Would be appreciated Danny, XI games aren't usually well reported so anything is gratefully received mate.
mike_field
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04/07/2012 19:32:00

Gordons LB, I remember that game too - but there was a much more recent one at the Diva Stadium in 1999-2000 when Peter Enkelman was in goal for Villa (and having an off day) when we scraped a lucky 1 0 win after being awful most of the game and being outplayed. Tony Daley was there too - he signed my programme at half time. Tommy Docherty's Villa first round League Cup game at Chester, was at Sealand Road 1968-9, with the league cup semi-final tussle a few years later.
stennyvilla
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04/07/2012 20:47:00

My dogs' name is Chester. Thought it was a good name for a Labrador.
Zarch
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04/07/2012 21:58:00

Yeh, that brings back memories. I was at the old Sealand Road for the League Cup semi final back in 68/69..... god, where have the years gone.........
Pride of Lions
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05/07/2012 00:42:00

Burton is also a good name for a labrador, another preseason game, and like most labradors, it'll be friendly. Hope this helps...
lorenzo
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05/07/2012 07:38:00

Gents..wasn't the League Cup Semi Final in the 1974-75 season? I remember only being able to see half the pitch the Villa end was so rammed (another example of how Hillsborough could have happened earlier). I think we drew 2-2 (Bobby MacDonald and Ray Graydon?) then won the second leg 3-2 at Villa Park, and of course beat Norwich 1-0 in the final (Ray Graydon)..Pretty sure that is right, but memory does play tricks!
krfeskivilla
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05/07/2012 14:52:00

 

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