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Game #3004

Saturday, 23 November 1968

Attendance: 15,281

Won

Division Two

21st= (-)

Middlesbrough

DLLLW

Villa Park

Villa beat top six side Boro thanks to an own goal to win for only the third time in twenty second division games but Fulham also win to leave Arthur Coxโ€™s side bottom of the table on goal average but having closed the gap to safety to a single point. But behind the scenes troubles rage with claim and counter claim over the future of the board and club.

Aston Villa

1-0

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | None |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough
73โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Dickie Rooks
FT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough

ON THIS DAY

Arthur Cox records a rare win in only the second game of his caretaker spell, Villa's first in nine games, as a result Villa now have three wins in the last twenty five games and make it three wins, seven draws and ten defeats in twenty division two games so far this season.

Aston Villa

Middlesbrough

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 23 November 1968

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Arthur Cox (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Southam, 1968
Referee: Tommy Dawes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bury St Edmunds, 1958-1974
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |
Last 5 Games | DLLLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tommy Dawes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bury St Edmunds, 1958-1974
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

None

TEAM NEWS

Arthur Cox names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.64 |

Oldest Player |
F Peter Broadbent | 35.55 |

Youngest Player |
F John Woodward | 21.85 |

MANAGER

Arthur Cox

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK John Dunn |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Fred Turnbull |
D Dick Edwards |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Alan Deakin |
M Willie Anderson |
M Mike Ferguson |
F John Woodward |
F Brian Godfrey |
F Peter Broadbent |

Middlesbrough

Whigham, Jones, Smith, Spraggon, Kinnell, Rooks, Chadwick, Downing, McMordie, Hickton, Horsfield. Manager: Stan Anderson.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Lionel Martin |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I think it would be shocking to see an old-established club like Villa taken over by an American syndicate.

โ€œ I would rather see Villa brought back to their former glories by people in this country.โ€

President of the Football League, Leicester City's Len Shipman.


โ€œI admit that my Villa ambitions are not over despite the fact that I have resigned from the Shareholders Association committee. But I am a bit dubious about these new developments.

โ€œIf the present directors had given us a clear picture of what they envisaged by making this statement [suggesting the club is for sale], I would know what attitude to take.

โ€œBut as far as I can see things have not changed.

โ€œThe men who would not have me on the Board when I last tried are still in the saddle, and until I know what their plans are I cannot make a move."

Harry Kartz.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 25 November 1968