The Aston Villa Miscellany

The Aston Villa Miscellany

New Edition


3rd Edition

By Dave Woodhall

Foreword by Tony Morley

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ISBN: 9781907637735

Format: Hardback

Pages: 176

Size: 186x113

Weight: 243grammes

Published: September 2012

The fully revised and updated 2012 edition of The Aston Villa Miscellany is essential reading for football fans on the claret and blue side of Birmingham.

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.

About the author

Dave Woodhall is the editor of the popular fanzine Heroes and Villains and the author of numerous Aston Villa books including The Pocket Book of Aston Villa (ISBN: 978-1905326-95-2).