Ahead of the 40th anniversary of Aston Villa’s European Cup victory, the Birmingham Mail and BirminghamLive are celebrating the club’s historic triumph with a special printed memento.
You can relive the happiest day in Villa’s 148-year history by ordering the 64-page publication, which is packed with exclusive content. We’re celebrating Villa’s glorious victory over Bayern Munich by bringing you in-depth interviews with the stars of that big day, plus stories from Barton’s Army of traveling supporters. We trace Villa’s victorious march across Europe as they conquered Iceland, East Germany, the Soviet Union and Belgium before an unforgettable rendezvous with fate in Rotterdam.
From Cornwall to Australia, we reunited with the heroes of that incredible night, including man of the match Peter Withe, wonder captain Dennis Mortimer, midfield maestro Gordon ‘Sid’ Cowans, crafty winger Tony Morley and defender Allan Evans. As well as the legends from 1982, we have the stories of the fans who traveled all over Europe to support the boys in burgundy.
You can also read the original turn-by-turn match reports by Leon Hickman from the Birmingham Mail and see iconic photographs from the trip to Rotterdam. Also featuring a poster in the centre, our 64-page in-depth special publication is a must for any true Villa fanatic.
It’s available for you to buy for £2.50 from Thursday 5th May, in Birmingham stores or you can order now from our online store here. This is a limited edition Villa memento – you don’t want to miss it.