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Simod programme special!

7 March 2013

Double edition this Saturday

The club are producing a very special double-edition programme this weekend to mark the 25th anniversary of our Simod Cup win at Wembley!

In March 1988, Martin Hicks climbed the steps at Wembley to lift the trophy on a great day for the club, and we’ve put together the most comprehensive coverage ever seen of the game in one place. See it in our online shop at

For £5 supporters get two huge publications:

The regular Aston Villa programme is a full 84-page edition – one of the biggest in the Premier League - with an exclusive eight-page interview with Jamie Cureton, the insight into the club’s meeting with Didier Drogba, photos, features and much, much more. The cover is a stunning artwork by Thomas L’Heureux mixing the squads of 2012 and 1988 into one superb image.

Then on top of that there’s another 84-page programme solely dedicated to the Simod Cup, with no adverts inside and a superb retro cover in the style of The Royal in 1988! It’s chock full of unseen photos, Martin Hicks’ recollections, some superb memorabilia, images of our fans at Wembley, the supporters’ stories from the day and much, much more as we pay homage to an important moment in our history. With players from 1988 being presented on the pitch at half time, it’s a great trip down memory lane this weekend.

This double edition is one of the most in-depth and best programmes we’ve ever produced and it’s really not to be missed.

It’s available for £5 from all programme sellers on the day and you can order now to have it posted out in our online store, postage only £1.50. Click here!

Also included in our regular programme will be a six-page tribute to Brynjar Gunnarsson - who has departed the club after almost eight years of service.

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