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Game #3008

Aston Villa

4-8-12, 16 PTS

Saturday, 21 December 1968

Won

21st (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Two

Norwich City

Attendance: 19,923

Villa Park

8-6-10, 22 PTS

Aston Villa

2-1

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Willie Anderson | 4' | Mike Ferguson | 82' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win and Fulham lose as Tommy Dochertyโ€™s new charges climb to joint 18th in the table but remain in the relegation places on goal average. Docherty proves โ€˜tactics Tommyโ€™ to predecessor Cummingsโ€™ โ€˜timid Tommyโ€™ and unconditionally grants a transfer request for want away โ€˜keeper Withers whilst reinstating goalscorer Barrie Hole. Villaโ€™s victory was all the more impressive as Norwich arrived at Villa Park with the best away record in the division.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 December 1968

โšฝ | 4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dick Edwards, Assist by Willie Anderson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Brian Godfrey, Sub on, John Woodward
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Mick Wright
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Norwich City), Duncan Forbes
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Barrie Hole, Assist by Mike Ferguson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty wins his first game in charge as Villa now have four wins in the last twenty nine games and make it four wins, eight draws and twelve defeats in twenty four division two games so far this season.

Earlier in the day however, deposed Villa #1 Colin Withersโ€™ transfer request was granted by Docherty whilst Barrie Hole, who had not featured since a bust up with caretaker manager Arthur Cox in November and subsequent suspension, returned to the team for Dochertyโ€™s debut.

Meanwhile, forward John Woodward made his final Villa appearance as a substitute before moving on to Walsall in May 1969.

Woodward played for Villa between 1966-67 and 1968-69 making 29 appearances and scoring 8 goals.

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

Norwich City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1961โ€“62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 21 December 1968

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tommy Docherty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1968-1970
Referee: Gerrard Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Talbot, 1967-1971
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tommy Docherty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 3.00

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gerrard Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Talbot, 1967-1971
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 31 August 1968, Villa 0-1 Blackpool, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Norwich City

None

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Docherty, in his first game in charge, recalls Barry Hole following his ostracism under Arthur Cox in place of John Chambers.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.62 |

Oldest Player |
F Peter Broadbent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35.63 |

Youngest Player |
M Lionel Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.62 |

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 Barrie Hole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Mike Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Lionel Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Peter Broadbent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Lol Morgan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Norwich City

GK Kevin Keelan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Dave Stringer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Ken Mallender | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Duncan Forbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
FB Geoff Butler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
WH Gerry Howshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Neil O'Donnell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Terry Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ken Foggo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Hugh Curran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF John Manning | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | F John Woodward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 60' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF John Manning | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Trevor Howard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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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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 F John Woodward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1966-68 | ๐Ÿ•’ 29 | 24 (5) | โšฝ 8 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 3 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 3 | #516 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI am not really being a turncoat. โ€I was perfectly happy and contented at Birmingham City and keen to do anything I could for the club - and I hope what I have done there has been helpful. โ€œI can say, in fact, I was devoted to [Birmingham City]. โ€œBut when Villa were playing and we [Birmingham City] were not. I was always a guest at Villa Park. โ€œAs a matter of fact, when I started my own business. I bought a season ticket for both grounds. though I could not really afford the money." โ€œI have always liked both teams - but while I was with Birmingham I was what you could call 101 per cent loyal to Birmingham and now this position is reversed I am similarly 101 per cent for Aston Villa. โ€œAt present, I intend to go every morning to Villa Park. Say at about 9.30. And stay there until I have a late lunch. Today, for example, I left there at 2 p.m." Herbert Douglas Ellis.

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