Written by lifelong Villa devotee Dave Woodhall, editor of the popular fanzine Heroes and Villains, this goldmine of information reveals all manner of facts, feats and stories from the rich history of one of English football's oldest and proudest clubs. The book answers a range of questions including; how Villa stood up to Nazism, who scored the most valuable goal in the club's history and which of Villa's local derbies ranks as one of the oldest rivalries in football. It also tells the story of the tragedy on the Villa Park pitch which ended in romance, and how a pair of Argentine conmen came to turn out for the club's reserve-side, as well as revealing the future Villa player who had a walk-on part at the 1966 World Cup Final. Alongside these meticulously researched entries are special sections on club heroes like Olof Mellberg, Peter Withe, Dwight Yorke, Paul McGrath and Gordan Cowans, in addition to detailed season-by-season records to satisfy even the most ardent of statisticians. With its detailed array of facts, feats and anecdotes to chew over, this labour of love is the perfect Christmas present for the Aston Villa fan in your life - young or old.Beautifully printed on imitation cloth.
The Aston Villa Miscellany