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Game #3007

Aston Villa

3-8-12, 14 PTS

Saturday, 14 December 1968

Lost

22nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division Two

Crystal Palace

Attendance: 11,071

Selhurst Park

12-4-7, 28 PTS

Crystal Palace

4-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Brian Godfrey | 75' |

MATCH SUMMARY

There is no change at the bottom of the table as Villa and Fulham both lose to remain two points from safety. Meanwhile the self styled saviours of Villa, led by Pat Matthews, seem to promise a future of controversy as directorships are allegedly offered around in exchange for investment. This leads to suggestions of uncertainty over the capital claimed to have been available in the โ€˜take-overโ€™. One such โ€˜invitedโ€™ party is a travel agent and Birmingham City director named Herbert Douglas Ellis who confirms he will be Chairman. Meanwhile Matthews is accused of intending to parachute in a manager, Tommy Docherty, without the usual process.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 December 1968

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Crystal Palace), Colin Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Crystal Palace), Tony Taylor
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Lionel Martin, Assist by Brian Godfrey
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Crystal Palace), Roger Hoy
๐Ÿฅ… | 86โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Crystal Palace), Colin Taylor
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 2-4, Dick Edwards
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Crystal Palace 4-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Arthur Cox's caretaker spell ends as Villa now have just three wins in the last twenty eight games and make it three wins, eight draws and twelve defeats in twenty three division two games so far this season.

Meanwhile, midfielder John Chambers made his second and final appearance aged 19 before moving on to Southend United in July 1969.

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Wednesday, 18 December 1968

Tommy Docherty is announced as the new Villa manager.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Crystal Palace

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

Previous 5 vs. Palace: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Saturday, 14 December 1968

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Arthur Cox (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Southam, 1968
Referee: Tom Reynolds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1968-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Arthur Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 5 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 0.80

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tom Reynolds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1968-1979
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Crystal Palace

None

TEAM NEWS

John Chambers replaces Alan Deakin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.96 |

Oldest Player |
F Peter Broadbent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35.61 |

Youngest Player |
M John Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.20 |

MANAGER

Arthur Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK John Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mick Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Fred Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dick Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M John Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mike Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lionel Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Peter Broadbent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Bert Head | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Crystal Palace

GK John Jackson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB John Sewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John McCormick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Mel Blyth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB John Loughlan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Tony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Roger Hoy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Steve Kember | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bobby Woodruff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mark Lazarus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Colin Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F John Woodward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Jim Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M John Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1968 | ๐Ÿ•’ 2 | 1 (1) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #529 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The present board will resign when I want them to. I have not decided yet how many of the present board will remain." Pat Matthews sounding worryingly dictatorial. --- "If Mr. Matthews thinks he can play the power game with us, he is wrong. "I should think new directors would want to choose their own men. "They wouldn't want a certain person thrust down their throats. I am not criticising Tommy Docherty. simply the method of doing it. "In this Association Mr. Matthews is dealing with people who fought for years for shares out of sheer love of the club." Fred Foster. secretary of Aston Villa Shareholders' Association --- โ€œIf my fellow Birmingham City directors give me their blessing I will begin to investigate the various commitments of Aston Villa together with all the other circumstances surrounding this unusual situation. "Hundreds of people have been trying to persuade me to take this position in recent weeks, but I have not solicited the office. I have been invited." Travel agent Herbert Douglas Ellis appears on the Villa scene for the first time.

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