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I'm a little surprised at how few of that side featured in the cup winning team 5 years later, only 3 that I can see.

I'd expect a completely different team after a 5 year gap in modern football, I always imagined that squads were a bit more static back when there wasn't much money in the game.

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12 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

I'm a little surprised at how few of that side featured in the cup winning team 5 years later, only 3 that I can see.

I'd expect a completely different team after a 5 year gap in modern football, I always imagined that squads were a bit more static back when there wasn't much money in the game.

In terms of '57 squad I make it 6.

Aldis, Dixon, Jones, Pace & Les Smith.

EDIT : To add Stan Lynn smileys-whistling-823718.gif

 

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1 minute ago, Davkaus said:

Ah, I didn't recall Jones & Smith. You're better than me at remembering names, but perhaps not so good at counting. :P 

I don't 'remember' them.  I'm looking through lists :D  And oops, did I miss one ... yes I did.  Stan 'The Wham' Lynn !

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20 minutes ago, dounavilla said:

Handwriting was a lot better in those days hence you can distinguish the names.

Nowadays the "youth" struggle to spell there own names unless it's with there phone.

I'm not an old git by the way! ;)

your post carries more weight once you correct the misuse of the word "there" (twice ) :)

 

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2 hours ago, dounavilla said:

Handwriting was a lot better in those days hence you can distinguish the names.

Nowadays the "youth" struggle to spell da own names unless it's with da phone.

I'm not an old git by the way! ;)

Same age as Ciaran Clark aren't you? - 65!

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3 hours ago, dounavilla said:

Handwriting was a lot better in those days hence you can distinguish the names.

Nowadays the "youth" struggle to spell da own names unless it's with da phone.

I'm not an old git by the way! ;)

And written with a fountain pen.....happy days.

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Brings up an interesting topic of what villa memorabilia people have.  

I am lucky enough to be owner of a programme from the day we won the league at arsenal signed by all the players...

theres more from my dad but I'd have to ask him exactly what he has....

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18 hours ago, BOF said:

This just turned up over on the facebook Irish Supporters Club page.

An elderly man owned it and it was then given to his carer, who gave it to her own grandson.  Very cool piece I think you'll agree :thumb::thumb:

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I've done some digging and come up with the players who played that season and I can spot most of them on there.

Joe Rutherford (GK),
Harry Parkes,
Con Martin,
Danny Blanchflower,
Frank Junior Moss,
Dicky 'Ironman' Dorsett,
Herbert 'Little Sport' Smith,
Johnny Dixon,
Dave Walsh,
Tommy 'Toucher' Thompson,
Les 'Schmidtz' Smith,
Peter Basil Aldis,
Derek 'Doc' Pace,
Billy 'Cowboy' Goffin,
Amos Moss,
Larry Canning,
Graham Cordell (GK),
Colin Hayward Gibson,
Stan 'The Wham' Lynn,
Keith Jones (GK),
Ken 'Shunter' Roberts.
Albert Vinall
(didn't play)

Pretty poignant for me ....My Birth Year '51

ps how times change.....No Jordans/Justins/Deans or Waynes in there......Good old fashioned hardy names, fit for a football match

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17 hours ago, Davkaus said:

I'm a little surprised at how few of that side featured in the cup winning team 5 years later, only 3 that I can see.

I'd expect a completely different team after a 5 year gap in modern football, I always imagined that squads were a bit more static back when there wasn't much money in the game.

seems like little has changed then.....We are always clearing out.

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17 hours ago, BOF said:

I don't 'remember' them.  I'm looking through lists :D  And oops, did I miss one ... yes I did.  Stan 'The Wham' Lynn !

Its frightening.....I remember watching Stan ' the wham' play.

However, I was gifted by having the privilege of watching the "Ron Saunders era" so inevitably, everything else will come secondary.

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