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Champagne time at Villa Park being poured by Villa chairman Doug Ellis for amateur side

Champagne time at Villa Park being poured by Villa chairman Doug Ellis for amateur side


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Champagne time at Villa Park being poured by Villa chairman Doug Ellis for amateur side

Champagne time at Villa Park being poured by Villa chairman Doug Ellis for amateur side Alvechurch through to the first round of the FA Cup after 11 hours of football.
22nd November 1971

Birmingham Post and Mail Archive
Mirrorpix
Birmingham
West Midlands
England

Media ID 21656819

© Mirrorpix

Achievement Amateur Champagne Success Victorious


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the 1970s, a time when football was celebrated with pure joy and unbridled passion. The image captures a moment of triumph at Villa Park, as amateur side Alvechurch secures their place in the first round of the FA Cup after an astonishing 11 hours of football. The focal point of this snapshot is none other than Villa chairman Doug Ellis himself, pouring champagne for the victorious team. His face radiates pride and admiration for these underdogs who have defied all odds to achieve such a remarkable feat. This heartwarming gesture epitomizes the camaraderie and sportsmanship that make football so beloved. Amidst the jubilant celebrations, one can almost taste the effervescence of success in every drop of champagne being poured. The elation on the faces of both players and spectators alike is palpable - it's a moment frozen in time where dreams become reality. This photograph serves as a testament to not only Alvechurch's achievement but also to the power sport has in uniting communities. It reminds us that even in amateur leagues, victories are just as sweet and worth celebrating with gusto. As we gaze upon this vintage gem captured by Birmingham Post and Mail Archive, let us be reminded that success knows no boundaries or limitations; it transcends professional ranks and embraces those who dare to dream big.

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