Aston Villa European Cup 1982

‘Oh It Must Be, It Is!’   Brian Moore’s immortal words are proudly displayed on a banner stretching the length of the North Stand at Villa Park. It was the moment Peter Withe timed a perfect run to meet Tony Morley’s cross and side foot the ball in off the post and into the back […]

Luis Suárez Bites Branislav Ivanović

Day 14,631 Oh dear. What a day for Luis Suárez. During a 2–2 draw with Chelsea in a Premier League match at Anfield, Suárez bit Branislav Ivanović, the second time he has bitten an opponent. The incident was not seen by the officials, and Suárez subsequently scored an equaliser in injury time. The incident caused such an uproar […]

Nelson Piquet, the US Marines, and a feisty local derby.

Day 3850. It’s Saturday 15th October, 1983, and I’m just over six months into my 11th year on the pale blue dot. I am counting down the days till school half-term. More importantly, it is Saturday and my attention is firmly fixed on this afternoon’s football fixture list. Today is derby day. Aston Villa versus […]

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