Aston Villa Personalised Football Calendar
A Fantastic Gift for any Villan!
Aston Villa, a team respected for a strong football tradition, has famously managed to keep a firm grip on it’s English roots despite the influx of foreign players in the Premiership. With numerous FA Cups, league titles and even a European Cup in their trophy cabinet, Villans can look back on their past with as much satisfaction as they look upon their future.
What better way is there to reflect upon former victories than by reading the opinion of somebody who was there at the time? I Just Love It has uncovered twelve special match reports that were published in national newspapers about a selection of games from the past century. Reproduced in a well presented A3 Personalised Calendar, these wonderful Aston Villa mementos are also useful gifts and a great way to learn more about your team’s history.
Aston Villa Calendars include match reports on three of the club’s seven FA Cup final wins, in 1905, 1920 and 1957 respectively. There is also a terrific story of the League Cup victory in 1994, when The Villans won the competition by beating Manchester United 3-1.
If that was not enough silverware for supporters to reminisce about, the Club Calendar also incorporates a very special European competition. In 1982, Tony Barton’s Villa beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the European Cup Final, thanks to a famous goal by Peter Withe. Such success on the continent has been an extremely rare achievement for any English football club, apart from Manchester United and Liverpool. Aston Villa remain one of only four English teams to lift the trophy and a detailed report of this famous match is sure to stir much pride in all Villans.
Apart from these title Winning matches, other highlights featured in the A3 Calendars include two fantastic wins against Middlesbrough in 2005 and 2006, a 5-1 thrashing against the dominant Liverpool side of the 1970s and a 2-1 ‘Thrilla’ against Swindon in the first year of the Premiership. Aston Villa would go on to finish as runners-up in the league during this season and it remains their most successful performance in the top division since the newest format of the competition began.
Calendar Contents At A Glance
The Aston Villa Football Calendar contains the following newspaper coverage:
17th April 1905 - ‘The great match for the Football Cup’ (Aston Villa beat Newcastle 2-0 in FA Cup Final)
25th April 1920 - ‘Aston Villa win the English Cup’ (Aston Villa beat Huddersfield 1-0 in FA Cup Final)
4th March 1934 - ‘Aston-ishing Villa do it once more’ (Aston Villa beat Arsenal 1-2)
5th May 1957 - ‘Villa set up record’ (Aston Villa beat Man Utd 2-1 in FA Cup Final)
30th January 1969 - ‘Doc’s boys blaze on’ (Aston Villa beat Southampton 2-1)
16th December 1976 - ‘Villa Cut Champs Apart’ (Aston Villa beat Liverpool 5-1)
27th May 1982 - ‘Peter pans the Germans’ (Aston Villa beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in European Cup Final)
17th February 1992 - ‘Thrilla’ (Aston Villa beat Swindon 1-2)
28th March 1994 - ‘Licked!’ (Aston Villa beat Man Utd 3-1 in League Cup Final)
22nd July 2001 - ‘All in a Dane’s work at Villa’ (Aston Villa beat Slaven Belupo 2-0)
6th March 2005 - ‘A Thriller for Villa’ (Aston Villa beat Middlesbrough 2-0)
6th February 2006 - ‘Mac Misery’ (Aston Villa beat Middlesbrough 0-4)
Other Football Gifts
We also have a selection of other gifts that are designed especially for Aston Villa supporters. These include our Personalised Aston Villa Diaries and our Personalised Aston Villa Football Books. You could also choose one of our general Football Gifts, such as Spoof Football Headlines or Football Shares.
I Just Love It also has an impressive range of Personalised Image Calendars that have your recipient’s name embedded into twelve colourful photographs. We offer Image Calendars for a variety of sports, including Football and Rugby, as well as many other popular themes, such as Sci-Fi, The Beatles and Shopping.