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Title: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Friendsoffulham on November 11, 2019, 11:47:46 PM
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Statto on November 12, 2019, 12:00:28 AM
Was there that day... Funny how I remembered that Hayward free kick as a rocket into the top corner rather than an ugly deflection!

My second favourite non-Europa League game (after Carlisle away two years earlier)

Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: fulhamben on November 12, 2019, 12:45:09 AM
Was there that day... Funny how I remembered that Hayward free kick as a rocket into the top corner rather than an ugly deflection!

My second favourite non-Europa League game (after Carlisle away two years earlier)

Thanks for posting
i was there too, and the thing I remember most, is that villas best chance to score was when Taylor nearly kicked it in his own net. My heart dropped when he started scrambling for it
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Stoneleigh Loyalist on November 12, 2019, 08:52:56 AM
I celebrated the win on the Monday in the sauna at Cheam Baths with Simon Morgan’s wife
Now there’s a thought!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Dodger53 on November 12, 2019, 08:54:07 AM
We managed to get some tickets for the middle of their family stand because we had children with us, they hated the fact that a blue nose scored the first goal and we made the mistake of clapping them off at half time. Family stand or not the clapping gave us away as Fulham, just managed to talk our way into staying to the end by promising to be quiet.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Spirit of 2000 on November 12, 2019, 09:02:16 AM
Was there that day... Funny how I remembered that Hayward free kick as a rocket into the top corner rather than an ugly deflection!

My second favourite non-Europa League game (after Carlisle away two years earlier)

Thanks for posting

Also there that day - recall Villa were actually top of the premier at the time but we completely outplayed them. Afterwards we got back to the Golden Lion and drunkenly asked random passers by if they knew the Villa result!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: The Swan on November 12, 2019, 01:20:51 PM
I was at that game with my wife. Our best friends who still are Villa season ticket holders gave us their tickets for the game.
We met up before the game and as we were sitting in his seats in the Villa home fans area he said to be before the game, In the unlikely event of Fulham scoring that we must not jump up and cheer.
Well we did score and how I kept still for the first goal I will never know.
It was worst when we scored the second . I just sat there biting my finger as our players celebrated.

When we met up with our friends after the game he said how proud he was of me for not jumping up and down when we scored.
He would have lost his season ticket if the security found out that away fans were in the main Villa stand.
What a day.
We are still friends with them and we meet up every six weeks in Stratford upon Avon.

Thanks for posting this clip on the message board.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: bog on November 12, 2019, 01:29:09 PM
I wish I had have been there. I think Collymore had failed to turn up for them.  049:gif

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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: WokingFFC on November 12, 2019, 03:24:53 PM
How I wish we could take corners like that these days - always liked Hayward, a workhorse for the team
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Mince n Tatties on November 12, 2019, 03:48:30 PM
Also there,great to see again.
Wish we'd take cup serious again,want to see
us lift the trophy just once would be nice.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Mince n Tatties on November 12, 2019, 03:53:33 PM
Maik Taylor was a good keeper,wasn't he.
Underrated by the press a lot.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: bobbo on November 12, 2019, 05:18:34 PM
Me too , I was there , I've never been able to remember bits of play in games though.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: fcfulham55 on November 12, 2019, 06:21:23 PM
This is ancient!! I was a little old nipper back in those days.  Great to see it in colour.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: ALG01 on November 12, 2019, 11:38:50 PM
i was there too. steve hayward was very underated by many of our fans. i remeber he was man of the match when we won at carlisle, he stood out like a sore thumb... but if you recall he played for them at the time.
great day, one of the best and a sort of absolute realisation, if not before, we were on our way to the prem with a chairman that absolutely knew what needed to be done and just did it!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: SP on November 13, 2019, 05:46:04 PM
What a great day that was, we had thousands up there.  Interesting to see the different corners we used, each of them posing a different threat.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Jim© on November 14, 2019, 09:37:28 AM
I've always thought that it must be one of the reasons that they don't like us.
They were top of the prem and looking good. After we beat them they struggled and I think didn't win for 17 games or something??!

What a day, celebrations at half time (even in the bogs) were funny!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: peter w on November 21, 2019, 07:44:26 AM
I've always thought that it must be one of the reasons that they don't like us.
They were top of the prem and looking good. After we beat them they struggled and I think didn't win for 17 games or something??!

What a day, celebrations at half time (even in the bogs) were funny!!

We don't like you? Other than acknowledging you as a quaint club, in a great setting, and a great place for a pint before and after the game, you aren't on our radar.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Dr Know on November 21, 2019, 09:49:22 AM
I've always thought that it must be one of the reasons that they don't like us.
They were top of the prem and looking good. After we beat them they struggled and I think didn't win for 17 games or something??!

What a day, celebrations at half time (even in the bogs) were funny!!

We don't like you? Other than acknowledging you as a quaint club, in a great setting, and a great place for a pint before and after the game, you aren't on our radar.
As a matter of interest, we’re you one of the 10,000 villa fans that were supposedly gonna be in the Fulham end when we beat you 1-0 at Wembley in the playoffs, but never turned up !
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: peter w on November 21, 2019, 09:52:31 AM
I've always thought that it must be one of the reasons that they don't like us.
They were top of the prem and looking good. After we beat them they struggled and I think didn't win for 17 games or something??!

What a day, celebrations at half time (even in the bogs) were funny!!

We don't like you? Other than acknowledging you as a quaint club, in a great setting, and a great place for a pint before and after the game, you aren't on our radar.
As a matter of interest, we’re you one of the 10,000 villa fans that were supposedly gonna be in the Fulham end when we beat you 1-0 at Wembley in the playoffs, but never turned up !

Yawn.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: Jim© on November 21, 2019, 12:38:43 PM
Are you on all the other 91 league clubs fans forums then Peter?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: SG on November 21, 2019, 12:59:21 PM
great day out for the 3 of us. Remember phoning home at the end to 'er indoors 'have you seen the result'.
Also had forgotten what a good team Villa had then including the current England manager
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: HillingdonFFC on November 21, 2019, 08:35:19 PM
Villa offered us 6000 tickets but we took the reduced allocation of 4500. When these sold out in no time we went back for the rest but Villa said they couldn't because they had started selling them to their own fans.
Loads of us looking for tickets for the game, I know some who got tickets in their stands. A few were in the Trinity Road lower & bloke I worked with went up the top of the North Stand with his old man & brothers & load of their mates. He said there were quite a few others dotted about up there too.
Brilliant day, not a happy hunting ground for us traditionally but a great result against a very good but well below par Villa side
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: filham on November 21, 2019, 08:51:15 PM
Kevin Keegan was never recognised as a brilliant tactician nor was he our greatest ever manager but you didn't see many dull performances when he was in charge.
We could do with an injection of his enthusiasm right now.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Fulham FA Cup 4th Rd 1998/99
Post by: peter w on November 22, 2019, 07:44:02 AM
Are you on all the other 91 league clubs fans forums then Peter?

I read anyone's who we are due to play.

Of those that we're not I'm a registered member here, Sunderland, Burton, Palace, I think Brighton, Stirling, Bristol City.

I like top have a mooch around clubs.