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Ray Graydon - His Time At Villa

Ray Graydon has been kind enough to do an interview for www.walsall.vitalfootball.co.uk. What a great coup.

The Villa question is as below, please visit Vital Walsall and read the whole interview, makes for nice reading!

You had a very successful playing career at Aston Villa. What were your best moments and who were the best players you played alongside?

I was very lucky, I had so many good moments at Aston Villa, and it`s hard to pick one.

If I had to choose one it would be in 1975 when we beat Norwich City in the League Cup Final and I scored the winning goal. To score in front of 100,000 people and especially my family - it was a great feeling. I played with so many good players at Villa. Chris Nicholl (who is a very good friend of mine) and Bruce Rioch, both were a very big help for me, they both had great attributes as players and as a person. Chris was a very effective defender and Bruce was very exciting.

I would also add, John Gidman and Brian Little were great young players when I was there.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 12 2012

Time: 8:36AM

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not to mention we had our fair share of wins over Utd...
Steve64k
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12/11/2012 09:39:00

Ohhh..... you do have to go and spoil it don't you Steve64k...Lol The Grayder was a super player for Villa and yes he had some good players around him too. The Good Old Days.....
Pride of Lions
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12/11/2012 11:12:00

A key player in Villa's two promotions back to Div1 but is shamefully underrated. Little and Gray both benefited substantially from his service.
OnMeHeadFred
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12/11/2012 12:29:00

Don't know much abou Graydon tbh before my Villa fan era but to score the winning goal for us back then must have been amazing, Cheers Ray wished i was around to see it, i wasn't even a twinkle in my dads rucksack back in 75
ClivetheVillan
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12/11/2012 13:19:00

Was behind the goal at Wembley, when he scored past Kevin Keelan, who had saved Ray's penalty, but pushed it on the post. The ball bounced back across the goal, where Ray had the simple job of kicking the ball in the net before the keeper could recover. It was one of those slow motion incidents you get in life, and I was just a fan. Must have been an eternity for Ray.
2big4seatswannastand
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13/11/2012 15:26:00

Wish we had you now Grader , Marc Albrighton take note Ray was a right winger who scored 15-20 goals a season in his prime.
villan57
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17/11/2012 13:10:00

 

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