Aston Villa on This Day (Hardback)

Brian Beard


Aston Villa On This Day recounts, in diary form, major events and magic moments in the history of the Villa Park club. From its foundation by the congregation of Handsworth's Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Victorian Birmingham to the ignominy of Third Division football Aston Villa has been a unique football club. On This Day includes some of the most famous names in football history, such as John Devey, Archie Hunter and William McGregor, founder of the Football League, of which Villa were original members. It lists the tragic story of Tommy Ball, one of the only professional footballers ever to be murdered. With an entry for every day of the year, the pages of this unique reflection will take any fan on a wonderful journey from Victorian FA Cup Finals, exceptional goal scoring exploits and multi-talented Edwardian sportsmen to that magic night in Rotterdam in 1982 when a Peter Withe goal clinched the European Cup. It also includes possibly the best football one-liner from Tommy Docherty, on Villa legend Tony Hateley.

Product Details

  • Product code: AEZNA
  • ISBN: 9781908051417
  • Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 19.2cm x 11.7cm
  • Pages: 192
  • Publish date: 01/09/2012


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