O'Neill: Heroes should inspire

Martin O’Neill insists Villa’s modern day players should use the arrival of the club’s 1982 European Cup-winning heroes as an incentive to inspire them to fresh glory.

wd1865337soccer-fa-barcl.jpgMartin O’Neill insists Villa’s modern day players should use the arrival of the club’s 1982 European Cup-winning heroes as an incentive to inspire them to fresh glory.

Villa will open their doors to the victorious squad, as well as former manager Ron Saunders and Rose Barton, wife of the late European Cup-winning boss Tony at tomorrow’s clash against Sheffield United as part of four days of 25th anniversary celebrations.

Former players have been flown from all parts of the world, with Peter Withe and Ken McNaught (both Australia) and keeper Jimmy Rimmer (Canada) making the longest journeys.

A sell-out crowd of 42,500 – complete with new “Proud History – Bright Future” scarves will welcome a parade of the squad before the 5.15pm kick-off.

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Comments for: "O'Neill: Heroes should inspire"

Marilyn Wall

This will be a great great day for the club. I wish I could be there but i now live overdseas and work commitments prevent me being there in body but my heart will be there.

I think this tribute to the our great team of 82 is a great gesture by Randy Lerner and i think with him, his board and our great manager we can look forward to the glory days coming back to Villa Park. The icing on the cake would be a home win.

Have a great day wished I could be there.