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And Still Ricky Villa [A Must Read For Yids Of Certain Age]

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Autobiographies are a mixed bag.

On paper the autobiography of a player – that may be primarily known in this country to many people for one amazing FA Cup winning goal that highlighted a spell at a (then) First Division team that lasted only 4 years – might be a bit of a thin read.

The problem with that theory is that this is Ricky Villa’s autobiography. Consequently all ‘dull book’ bets are well and truly off.

What fires this autobiography along is Villa. He’s intelligent, articulate and he’s telling what is genuinely a fascinating story. Sure there are gems galore in relation to the whole Ossie & Ricky era, but this is more than that.

The Tottinghams hand selected me as a fan at an early age. Villa’s contribution to our history merely underlined I’d been adopted by the right firm.

I am interviewing the World Cup winner himself in the next few weeks or next month or something and would be happy to field him questions supplied by HH readers, so speak now of forever hold yer wotsits.

The book is available globally for the monies quoted on the dust cover. Naturally, discerning punters can get it on a never to be repeated HH knock down deal HERE. I am cheaper than the publisher. Work that one out.

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  • AFelching says:

    Back of a lorry Harry, a player from my yoof as they say :pirat:

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      This guy is a such a wonderful character. I get offered loads of frankly quite rubbish gigs mate, but I can’t wait to meet him.

  • Sid Trotter says:

    I remeber watching Ricky and Ozzie at the lane one week decades ago and someone kicked the ball from the old left back position down the line – the ball ran along the line for 50 yards (everyone thinking it was going out) but RIcky got it juggled with it, crossed it and …. nothing happened.

    But the ball went 50 yards along the touch line and Ricky kept it in. That was my only memory of the game.

    As such, he became a legend to me. Because he kept a ball in play. I was easily pleased then

  • Sid Trotter says:

    can you please ask him:
    1) why he never shaved
    2) did he ever have a side bet on the Argies beating us in the Malvinas tete a tete
    3) was Ozzie the small player he ever, er, played with, if you know what I mean
    4) would he ave ever played for the goons up the road
    5) when he scored in the final, did he think he was being a bit greedy
    6) why he never tucked his shirt in

  • Sid Trotter says:

    7) did he model himself on el Che
    8) if he had to choose two numbers out of 10, would they have been a 3 and a 5
    9) has he ever had dinner with a footballing dog
    10) is he a cabernet or pinot type of fellah
    11) can he do a guest blog for ya
    12) does he have any match day traditions or superstitions
    13) can he balance a bowl of spaghetti on one leg and drink a soda stream… at the same time

  • Sid Trotter says:

    14) did he ever want to play for Villa to be known as “Villa for the Villa”
    15) did he ever buy an Aston

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