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Game #4699

Aston Villa

Monday, 21 January 2002

Won

7th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Charlton Athletic

Attendance: 25,681

The Valley

Charlton Athletic

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jlloyd Samuel | 8โ€™ | George Boateng | 42โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win consecutive games to sit 7th in the table but the pitiful behaviour of Doug Ellis delivers the departure he had seemingly wanted since John Gregory's appointment as the manager resigns after one row too many with the despised Chairman. As a result Villa face a leadership vacuum and huge uncertainty as ironically the pressure ramps up on the individual responsible.

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel scores his second in as many games to make it two wins from two for Villa before manager John Gregory resigns following an apparently spiteful crusade from the Chairman Doug Ellis, Monday, 21 January 2002.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 21 January 2002

โšฝ | 8โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Jlloyd Samuel
โšฝ | 42โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by George Boateng
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Charlton Athletic 0-2 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 88โ€™ Missed Penalty, (Charlton Athletic), Graham Stuart
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Charlton Athletic), Graham Stuart
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Charlton Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Having won just once in the previous 13, Villa, in typical John Gregory boom or bust style, had now won two in two courtesy of Juan Pablo รngel and Darius Vassell once again. Yet there would be no more John Gregory, whether boom or bust, as the managerโ€™s relationship with the always difficult, and often incompetent, Ellis regime finally came to a head and Gregory walked.

Gregory had taken Villa on a number of occasions to the top of the Premier League and always wanted that extra player to drive Villa on to the title - something that was never forthcoming from the Chairman.

Indeed Gregoryโ€™s early record as Villa boss saw him eclipse all his predecessors but a raft of dressing room fall outs, odd over priced signings and an apparently toxic relationship with the Chairman took the shine off Gregoryโ€™s reign and stymied his potential.

Still however Gregory is looked on with great affection and his era can be reasonably viewed as the cross-over from club to player power and his reaction to the change - albeit understandable - wasnโ€™t a recipe for dressing room harmony.

The likes of Yorke, Southgate, Ehiogu and James are just a few of the names whose careers were created and or rescued by Villa only for them to bite the hands that fed them.

Unsurprisingly the combustible Gregory gave such attitudes and players short shrift.

Overall Gregory won 43% of his 190 eventful games as Villa boss and in a different era may have achieved significantly more.

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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Charlton Athletic

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #190 |
Monday, 21 January 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 189 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 82 ๐ŸŸจ | 50 ๐ŸŸฅ 56 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 20 Oct 01, Villa 2-3 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Charlton Athletic

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Mustapha Hadji (first start in 11) replaces Ian Taylor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.75 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 38.20 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.83 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

MANAGER

Alan Curbishley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Charlton Athletic

GK Dean Kiely | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Chris Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jorge Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Mark Fish | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Graham Stuart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Claus Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
W John Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Jason Euell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jonatan Johansson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Jonathan Fortune | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Claus Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (F Kevin Lisbie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Sasa Iliฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Chris Bart-Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 7/16
Homegrown: 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 6/11

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 : 10/16

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 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

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™ve seen a couple of sides in the top five slip up, so nothingโ€™s beyond us. โ€œThereโ€™s been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding our club but after going out of the FA Cup we sat down and looked at the situation and said there are 17 games left and we are looking for 10 wins. โ€œIโ€™m glad we managed to hang on, we deserved that. โ€œWeโ€™ve got two in two now, so things are looking pretty healthy.โ€ John Gregory. --- โ€œA friend rang me and said โ€˜put on the textโ€™ and thatโ€™s how I found out about John going. โ€œItโ€™s a big surprise and John has not given the impression of being unhappy. โ€œIs it frustration at things at the club? โ€œYouโ€™ll have to ask him and the chairman those sort of things. โ€œAll I know is that I am sad to see him go because he has been a brilliant manager for me.โ€ Paul Merson. --- โ€œA reporter phoned me to ask for a reaction to John leaving and I thought it was a wind-up. โ€œThe players have had a couple of days off and this has come out of the blue to everybody. โ€œJohn has seemed fine, his normal sort of self, and I am very sad to see him go because I had a good relationship with him. โ€œI donโ€™t know what has happened.โ€ Ian Taylor.

MATCH REPORT