Saturday, 7 February 1970
Villa record a second successive draw to accumulate two points from two games under Vic Crowe and equal the tally achieved by Tommy Docherty in his previous six games in charge. Villa's point comes against promotion chasing and second placed Cardiff. Scarcely believably however a horribly confused fan base submit a “Bring back Docherty” petition and sing the former manager’s name in Villa’s highest League attendance for over three months whilst ignoring new boss Vic Crowe. Quite why a failure of such epic proportions as Docherty’s 26 game run would prompt demands for a repeat is never adequately explained, for Docherty, already in employment with Porto, he starts his reign with defeat. Villa remain bottom of the table, three points off safety with a game in hand over Watford and Preston.
Assists(s) | Mick Wright | 87' |
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Cardiff City
56’ Goal, 0-1, (Cardiff City), Brian Clark
66’ Sub off, Chico Hamilton, Sub on, Pat McMahon
87’ Goal, 1-1, Bruce Rioch, Assist by Mick Wright
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Cardiff City
ON THIS DAY
Vic Crowe's Villa secure a second successive draw to make it make it four wins, eleven draws and thirteen defeats in twenty eight division two matches and remain bottom of the table, three points adrift of safety.
Previous 5 vs. Cardiff: | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟥 |
Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 7 February 1970
Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | Norman Burtenshaw, Great Yarmouth |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLLDD |
Referee: Norman Burtenshaw | 🏴 | Great Yarmouth, 1962-1973
Chico Hamilton replaces Dave Rudge.
Starting XI Average Age
| 24.37 |
Oldest Player |
CB George Curtis | 30.78 |
Youngest Player |
M Jimmy Brown | 18.60 |
GK John Phillips |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Brian Tiler |
CB George Curtis |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Willie Anderson |
M Lew Chatterley |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Barry Hole |
F Brian Godfrey |
M Pat McMahon for M Chico Hamilton | 66' |
GK : Goalkeeper
LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back
CB, D : Centre Back, Defender
M, W : Midfielder. Winger
F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
"The Aston Villa supporter Is the greatest.
"The Holte End is as good as Liverpool's famous Kop and given a little success it would be better.
"All those people turning out on a day that was cold and wet... I could cry for them.
“Anything at all we can do we will do.
“Aston Villa is not just a club, it's a way of life for those people on the terraces - it is those people on the terraces.
"That roar that came when we equalised. It was a roar of relief. A release of pent-up frustration
"I believe this attendance means that the fans are supporting what we decided to do.
“This is the proof that the club is greater than one man."
Chairman Herbert Douglas Ellis says all the right things.
“It was not a good match but then you don't expect it in these circumstances.
"I'd send them out in claret and blue jock straps if I thought it would do any good [after Crowe reverted to old style Villa shirts for the game].
“The players are looking for things like this [John Phillips’ error as a lob into the area bounce, hit his shoulder and fell into the path of Cardiff goalscorer Clark].
“Last week it was a broken leg, this week a soft goal. They’ll be wondering if the stand is going to fall down next.”
*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 9 February 1970