Game #3073

1969-70

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Position:

Division Two

Norwich City

Villa Park

Attendance: 32,663

Saturday, 9 August 1969

Villa lose on the opening day of the season as Tommy Docherty makes his big promise: “First Division, 1971."

Aston Villa

0-1

Norwich City

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | None |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3073

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
Referee | Vernon Batty, Cheshire |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | LDWLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Vernon Batty

MATCH INCIDENTS

Vernon Batty

Villa

None

Norwich City

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.24 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 27.29 |

Youngest Player |
M Chico Hamilton | 18.79 |

TEAM NEWS

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK John Dunn |
RB Mick Wright |
D Dick Edwards |
CB Brian Tiler |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Barry Hole |
M Mike Ferguson |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Willie Anderson |
M Dave Rudge |

SUBSTITUTES

M Pat McMahon for D Dick Edwards | 69' |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

THE OPPOSITION

Keelan (ex), Stringer, Butler, Mallender, Forbes, Anderson, Foggo (g), Bryceland, Coalon, Bennett, Crickmore.

Manager: Ron Saunders.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

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.

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MATCH TIMELINE

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

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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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.

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 11 August 1969

"Villa right-back Wright made a brave attempt to make up for his colleagues' weakness."

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,MIDLAND AND ilk im Post, Monday, August 11, 1969 IT could be described as the moment of truth-4.40 p.m, at Villa Park on Saturday. Villa had been beaten, and. not even those backroom ideas men. who have worked ceaselessly to provide the club with a bright new imagecould hide that fact. DLsappolntment was bound to show from the always effervescent Doc to the strangely subdued Roheenders. Before the start defeat must have been the very last thought in any Aston Villa supporters' mind. Villa's mid-field link men were missing By lAN WILLARS - But in the end reality had to be faced. Villa lost because they were unable to fathom a way through Norwich City's packed defence. And, more important. they failed to gam command of the mid-field. Suggett quickly repays his fee Ex-Aloion winger Ken Poggos goal in the 73rd minute an exceptionally well taken effort was also further proof that Inven the chance even defensive-minded teams can make a quick And auccegatui strike. Take heart So Villa promotion push into the 1970 s began badly. Bit they can take heart that last seewon Derby County atartod with just two points their first • games. Aston Villa 0, Norwich City 1 That Villa Park aloe handclap more a protest at the, ilton worked hard but received Forbes end Terry Anderson. disappointing play than the little help. These tactics produced just F ina lay reci ers should really be Unfortunately. the inspirit- four on target shots from But. if nothing else. lion and guidance they might Dave Budge .2., Willie Ander- it served as a reminder of just have expected from middle- son and Pat McMahon, who how impatient fans can get. men Brian Tiler, Barrie Hole substituted for injured Dick At the moment Villa aupand Mike Ferguson was never Edwards in the Nth minute. Porters should be patient. forthcoming. It was hardly the stuff o( Attendance: 32.063. All three seemed unable to which promotion candidates a...? •lii. 1. , ..t0,.._A0kri. stamp any influence on the are made, Villa must know now 4 game and persisted in launch- —if they didn't know becore ing high passes into the that they are going to meet ....ea x...: v...... sv - Norwich defence which were many mor e similarly- Quickly put away by strong- minded defences at Villa Park men Ken Mallender, Duncan in the next 8 months.


The People - Sunday 10 August 1969




It's a shock for the Doc from Foggo i s m Villa 0, Norwich 1 By FRANNIE TAYLOR FOGGO'S great goal ruined the efforts of Tommy Dec heety's boys to provide a complete non-event. For got of the match Villa appeared to be struggling to sake sure that nothing worth remembering happened. Even the home fans seemed relieved when Foggo blasted the winner—defeat was deserved by the negative display that drew slow handclaps from the stands. L i mo signing Bruce Roth must be wondering what sort of outfi; he has joined. This perform- BELGIAN once makes manager Docherty's promotion prophecies seem over-optimistic. Block like the only other SLAMS Villa attacker with any ideawinger Anderson—had to make most of his chances himself. PORTERHe managed a handful of shots at goal but he was always so hard pressed that Norwich 'keeper Keelan had little trouble. HIRDDIAND BRACKE. 30- yeer-old Belgian champion. regsined the five-kilometre pur- AL; gold medal after five years when he beat the defending Por• te Britain's Hugh Porter. in the world professional cycling championships a Antwerp yesterday. Irv-0 caught Porter after 91 laPa Porter. a slow starter, paid the pensity as the Belgian gained the early Ln:tiative. Reaching speeds of 42 mph. Brooke never looked like repeating the mistakes he mode In 1965 and 1966 when he finished runner-Up. Bracts just:fled his ranking so favourite after setting up the tract reoord with 5 MM. 56.6 sec, :n his first ride. Be provided Belgium with her second gold medal following the scent victory by Patrick Bercu. The third title went to Holland through Jakob Oudkerk. 22. who took the 100-kilometre Motorpaid title in 1 hr. 33 min. sec.. finishing 200 metres Wad of the Belgian Theo Verschueren._ Rioch had a hard time against the Norwich defenders and Forbes was booked for an offence against him. Docherty said afterwards: "Rioch has a great future. He confirmed everything I thought of him when I made the signing." Poor Anderson was given no chance by Aitken's ill-advised passes up Me wing. Norwich were the steadier side, but also lacked imagination. Against listless defenders like Aitken. Edwards and Tiler they should have given 'keeper Dunn a lot more trouble. Danger-man Foggo and Bryceland. however. always looked dangerous. Villa right-back Wright made a brave attempt to make up for his colleagues' weakness and countered the Norwich attempts to bring left-winger Crickmore into the attack. Domenico Delillo of Italy took tin bronze medal. Bryceland went straight through to provide the pass from which /Fogg° hit Norwich's late winner—a great rising drive from the edge of the penalty box. They nearly went two up when Villa stood appealing for off-side and Conlon streaked through by himself. Dunn seemed to Rugby-tackle him just outside the box but the referee waved play on. It was a great start for Norwich's new manager Ron Saunders. COOK AGAIN BY TWO SHOTS JOgti COOK. 9-year-o.d Berkshire golfer, yesterday won his second major titre in two weeks by taking Brittah Youths charmpionehm at Lindriek INcrttal. A fortnight ago Cook became the youngest winner of the English Amateur champtonship This time he had a four-round total of 289 ,74. 69, 73. 73) to flnksh two strokes ahead of Andrew Forrester (Moseley), Leonard Owens (Portmarnock) and Baldo Dauu. 16-year-old Itelan junior champion. Docherty said: "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 ear/4h without any rockets from me." With only is ho,es to play. the championship looted set to Lnyh in a tie for this third successive year. Tor Cook, Forrester, Owens and le-year.old Russell Weir were all flee over par but Cook maintained his par figures over the Cooing bores evhire b s chal:engens fs:tered ASTON VILLA: MIMI 7: wridit 7. Thor 5. S. Allows 5: Rtersuson 5. Peals 5: Rues. 6. *RICCI. 5, Nunnten 6. Andersen 7. Sul.: McMahon 6. NORWICH: Kaolin 6: Stringer 6. Forbes 6. Milleender S. Butler 6: land 7 A 6: *ROCCO S. Ban_ ,14t 7. CMIO S. C! im s,i •. V Mlt7 tINIMy) S. LUTON STRIKE IT HOT! ' By Bob Morley LUTON 3, BARROW • LUTON manager Alec Stock thought it "not a bad start" for his team. He can say that again! Driven on by the fine play of Allen and Keen, Luton's attack harried Barrow remorselessly. Collins, opposed by a firm back in Davis. was particularly impressive with the accuracy of his swinging passes. MacDonald was a constant threat —though Cooper showed good Judgment In Intercepting. Yet Luton must guard against the lapses that offered Mulvaney and McArthur clear chances of equalising Luton's first-half goals by Alien and Collins. Sheffield's nuisance value was obvious vet Arrowsmlth refused to be rattled and. additionally. moved around well to cover colleagues. Lewis was Luton's least effective striker. He took a penalty so feebly that Heyes—Harrow's hero—saved easily without being able to prevent Collins driving In the rebound. Barrow's middeld pair Morrin and Rollie were forced back on defence and the side's strikers had to rely primarily on individual thrusts at the Luton goal. They found Reed alert and reliable. In fact, Luton were losing the Initiative until, In the second half. the appearance of French as substitute for Lewis put them back on the offensive. Luton's general dominance was underlined with a late goal stabbed home by Keen. LUTON: Read 7: Assn 6. Bransten 7, Moore 7, Bannister 7: Keen 7. •ALLEN /3: Collis DM.) 3. IMMMeId MacDonald 7. Sub.: Drama 7. BARROW: S: Cosner 7. Street 6. Arrewennth 7. Oasts 7: Mernn Mello 6: Gerbil, 6. McArthur 5. Mulvaney (Int.) 6. Short S. Sub.: Ellison S. _ Referee. Pt. Mall,. (Tentwiesel , . 11 A 0 MIKE CHANNON —preliminary approach.

,MIDLAND AND ilk im Post, Monday, August 11, 1969 IT could be described as the moment of truth-4.40 p.m, at Villa Park on Saturday. Villa had been beaten, and. not even those backroom ideas men. who have worked ceaselessly to provide the club with a bright new imagecould hide that fact. DLsappolntment was bound to show from the always effervescent Doc to the strangely subdued Roheenders. Before the start defeat must have been the very last thought in any Aston Villa supporters' mind. Villa's mid-field link men were missing By lAN WILLARS - But in the end reality had to be faced. Villa lost because they were unable to fathom a way through Norwich City's packed defence. And, more important. they failed to gam command of the mid-field. Suggett quickly repays his fee Ex-Aloion winger Ken Poggos goal in the 73rd minute an exceptionally well taken effort was also further proof that Inven the chance even defensive-minded teams can make a quick And auccegatui strike. Take heart So Villa promotion push into the 1970 s began badly. Bit they can take heart that last seewon Derby County atartod with just two points their first • games. Aston Villa 0, Norwich City 1 That Villa Park aloe handclap more a protest at the, ilton worked hard but received Forbes end Terry Anderson. disappointing play than the little help. These tactics produced just F ina lay reci ers should really be Unfortunately. the inspirit- four on target shots from But. if nothing else. lion and guidance they might Dave Budge .2., Willie Ander- it served as a reminder of just have expected from middle- son and Pat McMahon, who how impatient fans can get. men Brian Tiler, Barrie Hole substituted for injured Dick At the moment Villa aupand Mike Ferguson was never Edwards in the Nth minute. Porters should be patient. forthcoming. It was hardly the stuff o( Attendance: 32.063. All three seemed unable to which promotion candidates a...? •lii. 1. , ..t0,.._A0kri. stamp any influence on the are made, Villa must know now 4 game and persisted in launch- —if they didn't know becore ing high passes into the that they are going to meet ....ea x...: v...... sv - Norwich defence which were many mor e similarly- Quickly put away by strong- minded defences at Villa Park men Ken Mallender, Duncan in the next 8 months.


The People - Sunday 10 August 1969




It's a shock for the Doc from Foggo i s m Villa 0, Norwich 1 By FRANNIE TAYLOR FOGGO'S great goal ruined the efforts of Tommy Dec heety's boys to provide a complete non-event. For got of the match Villa appeared to be struggling to sake sure that nothing worth remembering happened. Even the home fans seemed relieved when Foggo blasted the winner—defeat was deserved by the negative display that drew slow handclaps from the stands. L i mo signing Bruce Roth must be wondering what sort of outfi; he has joined. This perform- BELGIAN once makes manager Docherty's promotion prophecies seem over-optimistic. Block like the only other SLAMS Villa attacker with any ideawinger Anderson—had to make most of his chances himself. PORTERHe managed a handful of shots at goal but he was always so hard pressed that Norwich 'keeper Keelan had little trouble. HIRDDIAND BRACKE. 30- yeer-old Belgian champion. regsined the five-kilometre pur- AL; gold medal after five years when he beat the defending Por• te Britain's Hugh Porter. in the world professional cycling championships a Antwerp yesterday. Irv-0 caught Porter after 91 laPa Porter. a slow starter, paid the pensity as the Belgian gained the early Ln:tiative. Reaching speeds of 42 mph. Brooke never looked like repeating the mistakes he mode In 1965 and 1966 when he finished runner-Up. Bracts just:fled his ranking so favourite after setting up the tract reoord with 5 MM. 56.6 sec, :n his first ride. Be provided Belgium with her second gold medal following the scent victory by Patrick Bercu. The third title went to Holland through Jakob Oudkerk. 22. who took the 100-kilometre Motorpaid title in 1 hr. 33 min. sec.. finishing 200 metres Wad of the Belgian Theo Verschueren._ Rioch had a hard time against the Norwich defenders and Forbes was booked for an offence against him. Docherty said afterwards: "Rioch has a great future. He confirmed everything I thought of him when I made the signing." Poor Anderson was given no chance by Aitken's ill-advised passes up Me wing. Norwich were the steadier side, but also lacked imagination. Against listless defenders like Aitken. Edwards and Tiler they should have given 'keeper Dunn a lot more trouble. Danger-man Foggo and Bryceland. however. always looked dangerous. Villa right-back Wright made a brave attempt to make up for his colleagues' weakness and countered the Norwich attempts to bring left-winger Crickmore into the attack. Domenico Delillo of Italy took tin bronze medal. Bryceland went straight through to provide the pass from which /Fogg° hit Norwich's late winner—a great rising drive from the edge of the penalty box. They nearly went two up when Villa stood appealing for off-side and Conlon streaked through by himself. Dunn seemed to Rugby-tackle him just outside the box but the referee waved play on. It was a great start for Norwich's new manager Ron Saunders. COOK AGAIN BY TWO SHOTS JOgti COOK. 9-year-o.d Berkshire golfer, yesterday won his second major titre in two weeks by taking Brittah Youths charmpionehm at Lindriek INcrttal. A fortnight ago Cook became the youngest winner of the English Amateur champtonship This time he had a four-round total of 289 ,74. 69, 73. 73) to flnksh two strokes ahead of Andrew Forrester (Moseley), Leonard Owens (Portmarnock) and Baldo Dauu. 16-year-old Itelan junior champion. Docherty said: "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 ear/4h without any rockets from me." With only is ho,es to play. the championship looted set to Lnyh in a tie for this third successive year. Tor Cook, Forrester, Owens and le-year.old Russell Weir were all flee over par but Cook maintained his par figures over the Cooing bores evhire b s chal:engens fs:tered ASTON VILLA: MIMI 7: wridit 7. Thor 5. S. Allows 5: Rtersuson 5. Peals 5: Rues. 6. *RICCI. 5, Nunnten 6. Andersen 7. Sul.: McMahon 6. NORWICH: Kaolin 6: Stringer 6. Forbes 6. Milleender S. Butler 6: land 7 A 6: *ROCCO S. Ban_ ,14t 7. CMIO S. C! im s,i •. V Mlt7 tINIMy) S. LUTON STRIKE IT HOT! ' By Bob Morley LUTON 3, BARROW • LUTON manager Alec Stock thought it "not a bad start" for his team. He can say that again! Driven on by the fine play of Allen and Keen, Luton's attack harried Barrow remorselessly. Collins, opposed by a firm back in Davis. was particularly impressive with the accuracy of his swinging passes. MacDonald was a constant threat —though Cooper showed good Judgment In Intercepting. Yet Luton must guard against the lapses that offered Mulvaney and McArthur clear chances of equalising Luton's first-half goals by Alien and Collins. Sheffield's nuisance value was obvious vet Arrowsmlth refused to be rattled and. additionally. moved around well to cover colleagues. Lewis was Luton's least effective striker. He took a penalty so feebly that Heyes—Harrow's hero—saved easily without being able to prevent Collins driving In the rebound. Barrow's middeld pair Morrin and Rollie were forced back on defence and the side's strikers had to rely primarily on individual thrusts at the Luton goal. They found Reed alert and reliable. In fact, Luton were losing the Initiative until, In the second half. the appearance of French as substitute for Lewis put them back on the offensive. Luton's general dominance was underlined with a late goal stabbed home by Keen. LUTON: Read 7: Assn 6. Bransten 7, Moore 7, Bannister 7: Keen 7. •ALLEN /3: Collis DM.) 3. IMMMeId MacDonald 7. Sub.: Drama 7. BARROW: S: Cosner 7. Street 6. Arrewennth 7. Oasts 7: Mernn Mello 6: Gerbil, 6. McArthur 5. Mulvaney (Int.) 6. Short S. Sub.: Ellison S. _ Referee. Pt. Mall,. (Tentwiesel , . 11 A 0 MIKE CHANNON —preliminary approach.