No, I do not mean that infamous thread on H&V either !
7 years ago we played Blues at Villa Park, do I need to remind people of the score ?
For Villa fans I wonder has there been a worse night in our history, a night where everything went wrong, a night where a great manager for us became a hate figure for Villa. However for many the abiding memory is the Dion Dublin headbutt on Robbie Savage, he has cult status for that but the reality was he helped us to lose the game.
Despite some drinks (not as many as some people thought) I remember almost every minute of the game, the hatred in the air before the game, the vile atmosphere within Villa Park, yet another goalkeeping blunder and the fans trying to attack the Blues fans.
The end analysis of the game was that season we were lucky to stay up, Blues had one of their best seasons in their whole history and we took years in my view to recover and maybe only the 5-1 actually expunged it from our memories. My overriding memory was in the Holte Suite after the game and a clearly distraught GT on the TV being interviewed and all you could hear was boos around the room, for some they forgot how he saved us and he was the most hated Villa manager ever at that particular time.
Of course football changes game by game and now we look on at that game in bemusement on how we became that bad, 5 consecutive derby wins helps in that of course. The game should always be a reminder how we should always be careful not slip to those bad old games.
and should be a warning not to post on forums when drunk !