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Game #3061

Aston Villa

4-10-11, 18 PTS

Saturday, 31 January 1970

Drew

22nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Division Two

Preston North End

Attendance: 14,182

Deepdale

7-8-14, 22 PTS

Preston North End

1-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa take a point off fellow strugglers Preston in Vic Croweโ€™s first game in charge as Villa boss. In one game Crowe had equalled the tally earned in the previous five second division games under predecessor and still feted Tommy Docherty. Docherty across his 26 games had delivered four wins (all at home) thirteen defeats and ten draws, seventeen points, conceding 41 whilst scoring 22.

KEY MAN

Lew Chatterley, scored to earn Villa a draw as Vic Crowe recalls him to the side, Saturday, 31 January 1970.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 January 1970

๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Preston North End), Graham Hawkins
โšฝ | 40โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Lew Chatterley
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Preston North End 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Dave Rudge, Sub on, Lionel Martin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Preston North End 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's first game in charge of Villa sees them earn a draw at Deepdale. Villa make it make it four wins, ten draws and thirteen defeats in twenty seven division two matches and remain bottom of the table with fifteen games to save themselves from a fall into the third tier for the first time in their history.

Meanwhile, rebel right back Mick Wright played for Villa just eight days after claiming he would never play for the club again.

Despite the failed one man rebellion, Vic Crowe's squad is depleted for the run in as midfielder Dave Rudge suffered a broken leg during the match and as a result he made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Hereford United in July 1973.

Rudge played for Villa between 1966-67 and 1969-70 making 65 appearances and scoring 10 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

Preston North End

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1937โ€“38

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 31 January 1970

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: John Gow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1963-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 0 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Gow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1963-1978
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Preston North End

None

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe recalls Brian Tiler, Charlie Aitken, Barry Hole and Lew Chatterley in place of Barrie Lynch, Jimmy Brown, Fred Turnbull and Dick Edwards,

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.63 |

Oldest Player |
CB George Curtis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.76 |

Youngest Player |
M Jimmy Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 18.58 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK John Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mick Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Brian Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB George Curtis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Bruce Rioch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dave Rudge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Lew Chatterley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Barrie Hole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Bobby Seith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Preston North End

GK Alan Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB George Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Alex Spark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Graham Hawkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
LB Jimmy McNab | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB John Ritchie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ricky Heppolette | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Tinsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Spavin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Archie Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Clive Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Lionel Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Dave Rudge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Clive Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (F Gerry Ingram | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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 : 10/11

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 : 11/12

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 Dave Rudge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1965-71 | ๐Ÿ•’ 60 | 53 (7) | โšฝ 10 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 10 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 5 | #515 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œThe players were really taut and tense. โ€œEveryone was telling us that this was a match we could not afford to lose. โ€œThe papers, the television and the radio screamed it at us, โ€œThatโ€™s why I took the lads away to Lilleshall during the week. But it was impossible to escape the tension altogether. โ€œPreston are also trying to avoid relegation and, in the circumstances, I was very pleased with our performance - especially the effort the players put into the game. โ€œWe shall be looking for two points every time [in the remaining games]. โ€˜It was a tragedy [Dave Rudge suffering a broken leg during the match. He was playing extremely well. โ€œHeโ€™s just the sort of player we need in our battle against relegation - a worker and a fighter. โ€œItโ€™s a tremendous set back but we shallots have to try and overcome it. โ€œHeโ€™s a brave lad and heโ€™ll be back.โ€ Vic Crowe. โ€œIt was terrible to look at. You could see instantly that Dave had a very bad break.โ€ Lew Chatterley.

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