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Game #3678

Wednesday, 10 February 1982

Attendance: 24,287

Drew

Division One

15th= (-)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Tony Barton takes charge of Villa for the first time as the Villa Park crowd leave the board and chairman with little doubt on whose side they sit. On the pitch Villa recapture some of the form of 80-81 in Ron Saunders' absence.

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-1

Southampton

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 44' Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Kevin Keegan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Southampton
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Peter Withe
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa draw with Southampton in Tony Barton's first game in charge as Villa boss to make it six wins, eight draws and ten defeats after 24 games of their title defence.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1980-81

Southampton

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1981-82 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Wednesday, 10 February 1982

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1982-1984
Referee: Howard Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oadby, 1980-1989
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oadby, 1980-1989
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

None

TEAM NEWS

Ken McNaught and Gary Williams replace Colin Gibson and Terry Bullivant.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.99 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.02 |

Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.16 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Lawrie McMenemy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kenny Swain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Andy Blair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Withe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF David Geddis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Southampton

GK Ivan Kataliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Ivan Golac | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Malcolm Waldron | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
LB Steve Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Trevor Hebberd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nick Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Kevin Keegan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Mick Channon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M George Lawrence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

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

"The manager [Ron Saunders] always had complete control over the playing side of the club.โ€

Ron Bendall in a statement from his Isle of Man home, Tuesday, 9 February 1982.

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"Differences arose when the manager wanted to be responsible for the complete control of the club to which the board could not agree.

โ€œDuring the last few days the board have also become concerned about reports reaching the Press relating confidential matters which they were inquiring into.โ€

Board statement, Wednesday, 10 February 1982

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"It is completely misleading [the Board statement].

โ€œI have been employed as manager - not team manager.

โ€œAt no time have I endeavoured to seek more responsibility than I have had since I first joined the club.

"It would also appear the board are offended by revelations that I needed to sell players before buying.

โ€œIt was my right and part of my job to keep supporters informed.

โ€œThe fact that the public were not completely aware of the situation endorses how much I have shielded the board I wanted to able manage as I saw fit.โ€

Ron Saunders, Wednesday, 10 February 1982.

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"I wonโ€™t be walking in with a transfer request but it is firmly in mind that I want to get away.โ€

Tony Morley helps things once again, Wednesday, 10 February 1982.

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"I was delighted with the team's attitude [during the draw with Southampton].

โ€œBut deep down I was also pleased for Ron Saunders, because it was the type of performance he would have expected."

Tony Barton, Wednesday, 10 February 1982.

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โ€œABERDEEN manager Alex Ferguson has emerged as one the favourites for the Aston Villa job following the resignation of Ron Saunders Newspaper reports in England today claimed the Pittodrie boss was "high on the list of candidates.โ€

Aberdeen Evening Express, Thursday, 11 February 1982

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