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Game #3561

Aston Villa

Drew

10th (-1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

Saturday, 10 November 1979

Division One

Ipswich Town

Portman Road

Attendance: 17,807

Ipswich Town

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their unbeaten run in the first division to eight games but are held to a goalless draw for the fifth time this season.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 November 1979

🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 72' Booking, Allan Evans, Foul
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it eight games unbeaten in Division One to make it four wins, seven draws and three defeats in fourteen League matches this season.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1976-77

Ipswich Town

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1977-78

FIXTURE HISTORY

Ipswich Town

Previous 5 vs. Ipswich: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #279 |
Saturday, 10 November 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 279 | 🟩 | 122 🟨 | 80 🟥 77 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983
Matches Officiated: 5
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 24 August 1977, Villa 1-4 Manchester City, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Ipswich Town

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.42 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.77 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.98 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Geddis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Bobby Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Ipswich Town

GK Paul Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mick Mills | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Terry Butcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Russell Osman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kevin Beattie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB George Burley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Wark | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frans Thijssen | 🇳🇱 |
M Arnold Mühren | 🇳🇱 |
F Robin Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Paul Mariner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Eric Gates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mike Pejic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

"It was a good performance. There was a lot to be pleased about and after another six or seven games we shall be a very good team." Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 12 November 1979

There are goalless draws and goalless draws. Some are good value for money, some amount to much ado about precious little. Aston Villa's 0-0 match at Ipswich on Saturday nearly, but not quite, fell into the latter category - a lot of effort by both sides which left the onlooker largely unmoved. A drab, spoiling first half was followed by a second in which the temperature took an upward turn as the teams fought for what was clearly going to be a deciding goal. But the stalemate remained unbroken. Ipswich, who generally held a slim initiative, could not conquer their besetting fault of failing to profit by their chances, and Villa, when they got within sniping range consistently froze solid and were rapidly repelled. There were two incidents which briefly promised goals. In the last minute of the first half Villa broke out and Geddis, the former Ipswich striker, touched the ball on to Shaw, whose low angled shot slid off full-back Burley's boot and with goalkeeper Cooper out of position, hit a post. It was an unselfish pass by Geddis, who might well have taken the shot himself and scored his first goal for Villa For the rest, he got little change out of his former colleagues. Then, in the dying minute of a match which was still heading nowhere, Wark slipped a challenge by Villa goalkeeper, Rimmer, and saw his shot roll slowly away and also hit wood. For Villa, however, there was the reward of extending their unbeaten run in the First Division to eight matches which leaves them only five points behind the leaders, Manchester United with a game in hand. Their defensive display exemplified by a sterling performance by McNaught, was another tribute to their determination not to be steered off course by unseemly boardroom wrangling. As manager Ron Saunders said: "It was a good performance. There was a lot to be pleased about and after another six or seven games we shall be a very good team."

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