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Game #3243

Aston Villa

2-5-1, 9 PTS

Lost

5th= (-3)

Saturday, 29 September 1973

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

Division Two

Notts County

Meadow Lane

4-1-3, 9 PTS

Attendance: 15,872

Notts County

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa drop to joint fifth in the table after their first defeat of the season leaves them with two wins in their first eight second division games under Vic Crowe. Ironically though, despite leaving without any points, Villa’s performance is an improvement on recent games but the surprise half time substitution of the captain suggested at the least that there was some confusion in the dug out as to how Villa wanted to play and who could best deliver.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 September 1973

🥅 | 27’ Goal, 0-1, (Notts County), Eric Probert
🕒 | HT Notts County 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Jimmy Brown, Sub on, Ray Graydon
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 0-2, (Notts County), Les Bradd
🕒 | FT Notts County 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa end a run of four successive draw with defeat as their seven game unbeaten run from the start of the season comes to an end.

Aston Villa

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

Notts County

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1893-94

FIXTURE HISTORY

Notts County

Previous 5 vs. Notts County: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1973-74 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #183 |
Saturday, 29 September 1973

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Eric Garner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1972-1977
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 183 | 🟩 | 86 🟨 | 51 🟥 46 | 1.69

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Eric Garner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1972-1977
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Notts County

None

TEAM NEWS

Brian Little replaces Alun Evans who had left the field in a temper in the previous fixture.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.68 |

Oldest Player |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 32.45 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.86 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Jimmy Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Trevor Hockey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Bruce Rioch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Sammy Morgan | 🇬🇧 |
F Geoff Vowden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Jimmy Sirrell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Notts County

GK Eric McManus | 🇬🇧 |
LB Bill Brindley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Bob Worthington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Arthur Mann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB David Needham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Stubbs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Don Masson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Eric Probert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Jon Nixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Kevin Randall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Les Bradd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Jimmy Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 46' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Jon Nixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (F Mick Vinter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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Injury | 1 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 were a goal down and had to attack so we made the switch [taking off captain Jimmy Brown for Ray Graydon at half time]. “In theory at least it was a move which worked for Graydon had three good chances and could have scored from any of them. “Mind you, if we go on giving away dreadful goals like these out there this afternoon we shall soon be in the workhouse.” Ron Wylie, Villa assistant manager.

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