The Big Villa Book of the Eighties is a ‘monster’ 400-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 to the top of English football, clinching the League title before going on to lift the European Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
The decade also saw Villa drop down to the second tier, however, the club quickly rebuilt a great team and were promoted back to the top flight to take on the best in the land once more, culminating in a runners-up spot in 1989/90. There was never a dull moment during the Eighties!
But the book celebrates more than just footballing moments – The Big Aston Villa Book of the Eighties captures the whole era too – a time during which many fans fell in love with the club, cheering the Claret and Blues on to victory as well as following their team all around Europe.
We have unearthed hundreds of never-used or long-forgotten photographs 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 hasn’t been at hand in any one place.
The book has been written by Colin Abbott, the author of many excellent Villa books over the past decade, and a regular contributor to the official match-day programme and the local media, and also Jon Farrelly co-author of Aston Villa 150 Years.
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