Relive the greatest games in Aston Villa's illustrious history through the eyes of the players who starred in them. 14 Villa legends have come together to tell the stories of the best games of their life with each player revealing bundles of behind the scenes stories, while vividly recalling those magical moments when they made history in a Villa shirt. The list of Claret & Blue greats who feature in the book includes Paul McGrath, Paul Merson, Ron Atkinson, Brian Little, Nigel Spink, Dennis Mortimer, Tony Morley, Andy Townsend, Peter McParland, Gordon Cowans, Charlie Aitken and current player Olof Mellberg. Between them they have selected some of the most important and memorable matches from Villa's history including the 1982 European Cup triumph, the 1981 Football League title, the 1957 FA Cup win, three League Cup victories in the 1970s and 1990s and great European matches. Plus Andy Townsend recalls the greatest moment of his career - lifting silverware at Wembley and Paul McGrath remembers how he helped win Villa lift a trophy after being discarded by Manchester United as 'over the hill'!
Match of My Life - Aston Villa is dripping with magical memories and is a superb piece of memorabilia, perfect for a heart-warming read or as a present for every Villa fan of any age.
Neil Moxley is the Midlands football correspondent for the Daily Mail. He has covered Aston Villa as a local and national reporter for over 10 years. He has also worked in the north east of England, covering all aspects of football and now lives back in the Midlands, with his wife and young child. This is his first book.