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Game #3023

Aston Villa

10-12-13, 32 PTS

Drew

13th (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

Saturday, 15 March 1969

Division Two

Blackburn Rovers

Villa Park

12-8-10, 32 PTS

Attendance: 27,624

Aston Villa

1-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Mike Ferguson | 39' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa failed to win for the first time in nine home games and draw for the third successive League game to leave them with seven wins in twelve second division matches under Tommy Docherty and just one defeat. As a result Villa miss out on a top ten position and remain joint eleventh alongside their opponents nine points clear of the relegation places.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 March 1969

⚽ | 39’ Goal, 1-0, Dave Simmons, Assist by Mike Ferguson
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
🔁 | 80’ Sub off, Barrie Hole, Sub on, Peter Broadbent
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 1-1, (Blackburn Rovers), John Connelly
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty's Villa now have one League defeat in twelve matches and seven wins under his stewardship but have now not won in three to make it ten wins, twelve draws and thirteen defeats in thirty five division two games so far this season. As a result Villa had now risen to 13th in Division Two having been adrift at the bottom in 22nd place when Docherty took over in December 1968.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Blackburn Rovers

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1927–28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game #16
Saturday, 15 March 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1968-1970
Referee: Unknown
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 16 | 🟩 | 9 🟨 | 5 🟥 2 | 2.00

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Dave Simmons and Dick Edwards replace Keith Bradley and Lionel Martin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.12 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 26.89 |

Youngest Player |
F Dave Simmons | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.40 |

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Dunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Tiler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Fred Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Barrie Hole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dave Rudge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mike Ferguson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Dave Simmons | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Eddie Quigley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Adam Blacklaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Billy Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Mulvaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Laurie Calloway | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Keith Newton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CH John Coddington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stuart Metcalfe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Eamonn Rogers | 🇮🇪 |
W John Connelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Malcolm Darling | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Jim Fryatt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | F Peter Broadbent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Barrie Hole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 80' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Jim Beardall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
M Lionel Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Suspension | 1 |
F Brian Godfrey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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 Half


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:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"We had a gate of 27,000 and it was a nothing game. "We can't go up or down, really, nor can Blackburn. “It was tremendous that they [the fans] should turn out like this.” Tommy Docherty.

MATCH REPORT

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