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Game #3815

Aston Villa

Won

7th

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

Saturday, 25 August 1984

Division One

Coventry City

Villa Park

Attendance: 20,070

Aston Villa

1-0

Coventry City

Assist(s) | Mark Walters | 53' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open the season, their first without either Ron Saunders or Tony Barton in eleven years with a win over Coventry at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 August 1984

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City
⚽ | 53' Goal, 1-0, Des Bremner, Assist by Mark Walters
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Graham Turner takes charge of Villa for the first time following Herbert Douglas Ellis' sacking of Tony Barton. Turner arrives from Shrewsbury Town who he managed to relative success on a tight budget in recent seasons and who is a well respected lower League manager. His move to Villa however is a shock and not universally welcomed as an obvious choice to succeed the great Ron Saunders / Tony Barton partnership and before that the tireless work of Vic Crowe. The appointment does however meet favour with the miserly intentions of the Chairman.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1984-85 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 25 August 1984

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1984-1986
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 1 | 🟩 | 1 🟨 | 0 🟥 0 | 3.00

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Matches Officiated: 8
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 22 February 1984, League Cup, Villa 1-0 Everton, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Gordon Cowans makes his first appearance since the 1982-83 season after missing the entirety of the previous campaign through injury.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.15 |

Oldest Player |
CF Peter Withe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.01 |

Youngest Player |
W Mark Walters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.24 |

MANAGER

Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mervyn Day | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Steve Foster | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Mark Walters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Peter Withe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Bobby Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizović | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kirk Stephens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Kilcline | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Trevor Peake | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Nicky Platnauer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Stuart Pearce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Martin Jol | 🇳🇱 |
M Micky Gynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W David Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Terry Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Graham Withey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Graham Withey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Kenny Hibbitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Paul Rideout | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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Not recorded

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

MATCH REPORT