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Game #3906

Aston Villa

Saturday, 22 March 1986

Lost

20th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Attendance: 26,694

Birmingham City

Villa Park

Villa are humiliated at home by Birmingham as their neighbours score for the first time at Villa Park since 1977 in a performance inspired by Des Bremner - one of the players sacrificed in the idiotic management of Ellis and Turner. As a result Villa fall back to 20th in the table, in the relegation places and three points from safety.

Aston Villa

0-3

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | None

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 22 March 1986

๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Wayne Clarke
๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Birmingham City), Wayne Clarke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Birmingham City
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Birmingham City), Steve Whitton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-3 Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Paul Elliott, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Graham Turnerโ€™s Villa lose to near neighbours Birmingham despite them sitting second from bottom in the table, five points behind Villa, and now have just six wins in thirty three Division One games and sixteen defeats.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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: 1981-82

Birmingham City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1985-86 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #33 |
Manager Game | #92 |
Saturday, 22 March 1986

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1984-1986
Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 92 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 29 ๐ŸŸจ | 27 ๐ŸŸฅ 36 | 1.24

Career Form:

Mid Table

Graham Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 29 January 1986, FA Cup, Villa 0-1 Millwall, The Den.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Keith Hackett

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Graham Turner names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.50 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 30.33 |

Youngest Player |
LB Tony Dorigo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.24 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Graham Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

John Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tony Dorigo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Blair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Steve Hodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mark Walters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Birmingham City

GK David Seaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Brian Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Billy Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Billy Garton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jim Hagan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB Ray Ranson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Kuhl | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Des Bremner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Robert Hopkins (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Whitton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Wayne Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Paul Kerr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

LB Julian Dicks | 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 : 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

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"They made life very difficult for us but if you can't win those games you have to make sure you don't lose them.

โ€The way we gave the goals was alarming to say the least.

โ€œSome defeats are acceptable [!] but not the manner in which we lost on Saturday.

โ€œIt was even harder for the supporters to take because we had played so well in beating West Ham in the previous match [Villaโ€™s second win in seventeen].

โ€œBirmingham deserve credit for being organised at the back, but the sad truth is that they attacked better than we did.

โ€œWe are certainly not sitting back and doing nothing about our position.

โ€œWe should never have got ourselves into this kind of trouble. But we are most definitely in trouble and the situation mush be rectified.

โ€œThe team we have been rebuilding [discarding the European Cup winning team of four years previously] still need a chance to knit together [Graham Turner has now been in post for 20 months]

Graham Turner.

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โ€œHe [Des Bremnerโ€™] has to accept that he has gone this level."

Graham Turner. 1984.

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โ€œIโ€™ve got no hard feelings about leaving Villa now, although at the time I was a bit disappointed.โ€

Des Bremner.

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