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Game #3031

Aston Villa

0-0-1, 0 PTS

Saturday, 9 August 1969

Aston Villa

0-1

Norwich City

Division Two

Norwich City

1-0-0, 2 PTS

Villa Park

Attendance: 32,663

Lost

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

Assists(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose on the opening day of the season as Tommy Docherty makes his big promise: “First Division, 1971." Villa fans think otherwise as Docherty disappoints once again and is met with slow handclaps.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 9 August 1969

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Chico Hamilton, Bruce Rioch
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Dick Edwards, Sub on, Pat McMahon 🟢
🥅 | 75’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Ken Foggo
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty's Villa open the season with a home defeat to Norwich as midfielder Bruce Rioch, 21, Chico Hamilton, 19, and Pat McMahon, 23, made their debuts after respectively joining from Luton Town for £100,000 in July 1969, £40,000 from Southend United in June 1969 and from Celtic in June 1969.

Aston Villa

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

Norwich City

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1961–62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Norwich City

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #24 |
Saturday, 9 August 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1968-1970
Referee: Vernon Batty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheshire, 1962-1973
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 24 | 🟩 | 11 🟨 | 7 🟥 6 | 1.67

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Vernon Batty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheshire, 1962-1973
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 1 February 1969, Villa 2-0 Portsmouth, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

None

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None

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TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.24 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 27.29 |

Youngest Player |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.79 |

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Dunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Brian Tiler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Barrie Hole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Mike Ferguson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟢 |
M Willie Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dave Rudge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Norwich City

GK Kevin Keelan (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Dave Stringer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Ken Mallender | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Duncan Forbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Geoff Butler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Bryceland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Terry Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ken Foggo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Charlie Crickmore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Bryan Conlon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Albert Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟢 | for CB Dick Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 69' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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RH Mal Lucas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 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

🟢 M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
🟢 M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
🟢 M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“First Division, 1971. “That’s my promise. “I don’t offer just a hanging on existence in the first division. “I foresee cups, championships, Europe. “The good times all over again.” Pre match, Tommy Docherty. "They played the right sort of away game, including time-wasting for which I don't blame them. “My boys know that today's performance wasn't good enough without any rockets from me. “Rioch has a great future. He confirmed everything I thought of him when I made the signing." Post match, Tommy Docherty.

MATCH REPORT