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Probably the oldest Aston Villa site on the Net!
Founded 1998.

    visitors since 2003

                               "I have your 3 previous Villa books ([The] Chronicles, Superclub and McGregor) and thoroughly enjoyed them all." ... "Thanks again for such great writing."
Aston Villa books
by John Lerwill
"The true measure of John's
labour of love [is that] he has
brought to life the early folk of
Aston Villa and rescued them
from obscurity."
Professor Carl Chinn MBE

Aston Villa
In A Nutshell
The main records from 1874 to 2014
For info, click here

Aston Villa -
The First Superclub
The complete history of the club!
For info, click here

The Inspirational
William McGregor
For info, click here

The Aston Villa Chronicles
(2 volumes)
For info, click here


Club founded: 1874
(probably in October)

by 15 members of the
Aston Villa Wesleyan Chapel.
Aston Villa FC is

Aston Villa was once the kind of force that we today associate with Manchester United. The 'Pride of the Midlands', Aston Villa has rarely dropped out of the top-flight in over 125 years.

For more than 20 years before 1915 the club dominated world football after the club's former chairman, William McGregor, had created the world's first football league.
In 1981, the club had still won more domestic honours than any other English club. In 1982, the club won the European Cup and throughout the 1990s was a leading club in the top-flight of English football. It still is.
Read a brief history.

Why the name 'Aston Villa'?
For the origin of the Aston Villa name
click here.
With 19 major English trophies in total, Aston Villa remain 4th in the league of domestic trophy winners. And are one of the few British winners of the
European Cup.


Main Site Links

» History & Timeline
- for a general view on the club's history.

» About the Players
- for profiles & stats on the main players.

» Match Results History
- for all the club's main results.

» About Villa Park
- for a history of the club's ground.

» A Fan's History
- for a fan's view over 60 years.

» Main Records Page
- for all the above, and a lot more.
Founder-members of both the Football League (1888) & the Premier League (1992),
European Champions (1982) and winners of 19 major domestic trophies.

1981 Programme
Season 1980-81
Villa were 4 points clear at the top of the table and only had 2 games left - 'Boro at home - which we won, and Arsenal away - which of course we lost - but by then it didn't matter. The program notes are excellent - full of expectation, and it gives a fascinating look back - season tickets in the Holte were £28 and £2 in on matchday!

Click on the Image to download a PDF copy of the programme. It is 12mb in size - so it will take time.

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