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Game #3478

Saturday, 25 February 1978

Attendance: 33,679

Lost

Division One

10th= (-2)

Birmingham City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

St Andrew's

Another three week lay off and Villa have the pleasure of a visit to neighbours Birmingham and to the shock of everyone present lose a game that saw the home side utterly outclassed.

Birmingham City

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

30โ€™ Sub off, John Gidman, Sub on, John Gregory
HT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
58โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Trevor Francis
FT Birmingham City 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it eleven wins, six draws and ten defeats in twenty seven division one games this season.

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham City: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #196 |
Saturday, 25 February 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neville Ashley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nantwich, 1974-1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neville Ashley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nantwich, 1974-1988
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Birmingham City

None

TEAM NEWS

John Gidman replaces John Gregory.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.05 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 30.06 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 19.35 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
CB Ken McNaught |
FB Gordon Smith |
RB John Gidman |
M Tommy Craig |
M Leighton Phillips |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |

Birmingham City

Montgomery, Styles, Howard, Gallagher, Calderwood, Dillon, Hibbitt, Towers, Francis (g), Bertschin, Fox (Page). Manager: Alf Ramsey.

SUBSTITUTES

M John Gregory for RB John Gidman | 30' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
John Robson |
Alex Cropley |
Andy Gray |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

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

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Unbelievable.

โ€œThere is no logic for it.

โ€œWe hit the post and bar four times.

โ€œIf we could have scored once we would surely have won by five or six goals.

โ€œ[Goalkeeper Jim Montgomery] made three or four magnificent ;ayes and he undoubtedly won the game for them.

Ron Saunders.


โ€œThe result was a joke. It was robbery.โ€

*Birmingham Daily Post*Monday, 27 February 1978

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 27 February 1978