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Book launch: The Big Aston Villa Book of the Seventies

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 23:13
Book launch: The Big Aston Villa Book of the Seventies

Book launch: The Big Aston Villa Book of the Seventies

When is the book launch?

The book will be launched at Villa Park on Saturday 5 November 2016, with many of Aston Villa's 1975 League Cup winning team in attendance to sign purchased books.

The Holte Suite is hosting the book launch from 12 noon until just after 1pm. All supporters will be allowed in for the book signing.

About the book

The Big Villa Book of the Seventies is a 'monster' 420-plus page, large format, high-spec hard back book that contains the most comprehensive and painstakingly researched account of a hugely eventful decade - one that saw a great club rise back to the top flight of English football, with Wembley finals and European adventures along the way.

But the book celebrates more than just footballing moments - The Big Aston Villa Book of the Seventies captures the whole era too - a time during which many fans fell in love with the club, and a time when the vast Villa Park terraces were packed with likeminded souls cheering the Claret and Blue of Villa back to where they belonged.

Hundreds of never-used or long-forgotten photographs have been unearthed that will be reproduced alongside a match report from every game, plus a player profile of every Villa player (with a photo), interviews with some of the stand-out players, as well as league tables and statistical information season by season.

There is also in-depth coverage of the pre-season matches, friendlies, testimonials, Central League, Southern Junior and FA Youth Cup matches. Until now this information has not been at hand in any one place.

What former players are attending the launch?

The players due to attend are Jim Cumbes, Chris Nicholl, Frank Carrodus, Leighton Phillips, Sammy Morgan, Charlie Aitken and Brian Little.

A bit about the author

This book has been written by Colin Abbott, the author of several excellent Villa books over the past decade, and a regular contributor to the official match-day programme and the local media.

What is the price of the book?

The book is priced at £40 per copy.