By Graham Hill
VILLA are getting ready to party like it’s 1910! And boss Dean Smith is determined to rewrite the record books of the club he grew up supporting.
If Villa can beat relegation threatened Bolton on Good Friday, they will not only boost their play-off chances, but they will also chalk up a record-equalling NINTH successive victory,
That was last done by a Villa side 109 years ago – and another Easter weekend victory over Millwall would set Smith’s side apart.
Smith is not one for counting his chicken before they hatch – and he knows nothing is certain in the Championship.
But the Villa boss told reporters: “Nine wins? I’d love to, and it’s the aim.
“The players would love to as well.
“They’ve got the bit between their teeth at the moment and they’ll keep pushing.”
So what was life like in 1910? Villa Roar has picked five things that happened in that year.
- The first ever public radio broadcast was transmitted.
- Old Trafford was opened for the first time,
- George V became King of Great Britain
- The first Fifa World Club Championship club, is founded in Brazil by railwaymen.
- The first horror film was made, Frankenstein
Smith will be hoping for feel good rather than horror over the next few weeks as he aims to guide Villa back into the top flight.