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Ricky Villa signed book - Wembley FA Cup finals
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Critically acclaimed book chronicling the history of the FA Cup final at the old Wembley stadium - signed by 1981 hero Ricky Villa.
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The FA Cup is the world's oldest football competition and to this day remains the most iconic tournament in the world, watched by millions of fans across the globe every year. First held in the 1871-1872 season, the first ever final was staged in London at the Kennington Oval and saw the Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1-0 but it was to be 51 years later when the competition abandoned its nomadic existence and found a permanent home at Wembley that it truly gained its iconic status. The first final at Wembley came in 1923 when Bolton overcame West Ham 2-0 and for the next 77 years, the famous north London venue came to life every May for the final. The final showcase game before the old Wembley and its legendary Twin Towers were demolished to make way for the new stadium came in 2000 when Chelsea beat Aston Villa 1-0. Ricky Villa signed for Tottenham after Argentina's triumph in the 1978 World Cup and the hirsute midfielder was an instant hit with the White Hart Lane faithful after scoring on his debut for the club in an old First Division clash with Nottingham Forest. Tall, elegant and talented, Villa graced the Spurs midfield in a total of 133 league games but it was in the FA Cup that he earned himself a place in Tottenham folklore with arguably the greatest goal in the history of the competition. The year was 1981 and Spurs were facing an FA Cup final replay against Manchester City at Wembley after the two sides had drawn 1-1. Villa had been substituted in the first game and had made little effort to hide his disgust at the decision as he trudged towards the dressing room. Tottenham boss Keith Burkinshaw decided to overlook the Argentinean's outburst and Villa was in the starting line-up for the replay. The midfielder was determined to repay his manager's faith in spectacular style. The game was agonisingly balanced at 2-2 late in the second-half when Villa collected the ball on the edge of the City box but rather than pass, he embarked on a jinking, incisive foray into the area, beating three defenders on the way before slipping the ball past goalkeeper Joe Corrigan. Spurs were the winners and Villa had etched his name into FA Cup history. Own a piece of sporting history The famous old Wembley and its iconic Twin Towers were the spiritual home of the FA Cup final for 77 glorious years before the diggers moved in 2000 and this superb book commemorates the great games that unfolded in the stadium. A unique piece of FA Cup memorabilia, the book is compiled by respected statistician Glen Isherwood and is essential reading for football fans everywhere.
|Product type||Signed books|
|Signed by||Ricky Villa|
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