Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Ray Graydon - His Time At Villa

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.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 12 2012
Time: 8:36AM

Comments

0
not to mention we had our fair share of wins over Utd...
Steve64k
12/11/2012 09:39:00
0
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
12/11/2012 11:12:00
0
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
12/11/2012 12:29:00
0
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
12/11/2012 13:19:00
0
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
13/11/2012 15:26:00
0
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
17/11/2012 13:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Grealish Out This Weekend As Well?

Youngster Jack Grealish wasn't a happy chap earlier today.

The Rooneyfication Of Villa

I'm finally beginning to see the obsession with shirt revenues...

Remi Garde - Back Me Or See The Back Of Me

Remi says he'd be willing to stay at Aston Villa next season if we go down but only if the club give him the resources necessary to come back up.

Garde Talks Up The Defence

Manager Remi Garde has done his normal midweek piece and in this edition he talks about the 'massive solidarity' amongst our back four.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn5%
Richards1%
Okore11%
Lescott8%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana31%
Westwood1%
Gil8%
Agbonlahor26%
Veretout8%
Sub - Clark1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Wehrlein lands Manor driver
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mitchell Announces Retirement
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions488
2.The Fear293
3.ClivetheVillan267
4.Fulford250
5.sirdennis173
6.JuanPabloAngel168
7.revdpete163
8.DeanoVilla135
9.Wurzel113
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You89
The Vital Football Members League