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Join ace former striker Shaw for 'tour and lunch with a legend'

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Join ace former striker Shaw for 'tour and lunch with a legend'

Ace former striker Gary Shaw will be on hand for our 'tour and lunch with a legend' during Easter.

Join one of our expert guides for a tour around Villa Park followed by a delicious three-course meal and Q&A in the company of the former fab forward on Sunday March 30.

Shaw was the golden boy of Villa's golden era.

Holte Enders had no problem at all in identifying with a local lad who hit the target on a regular basis.

Shaw's partnership with Peter Withe struck fear into the heart of opposition defences during the title-winning campaign of 1980-81 and the European Cup trail the following season.

While Withe provided the power, Shaw's pace and anticipation completed a lethal duo - and also earned his accolades far beyond Villa Park.

In 1981, having contributed 18 goals to Villa's League Championship triumph, he was voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

And 12 months later his talents were acknowledged on the continent as he received the accolade of European Young Footballer of the Year.

The blond-haired boy from Kingshurst began his apprenticeship with Villa in 1977 and by the end of the following year he had been given his first taste of senior football, making his debut as a substitute at Bristol City before making a couple of starting appearances.

He signed professional on his 18th birthday and established himself as a first team regular in 1979-80 before missing only two league games during Villa's march to the title the following season.

His Euro award was the result of some outstanding performances along the road to Rotterdam, including the crucial breakthrough goal from a seemingly impossible angle in the quarter-final against Dynamo Kiev.

He remained a regular during the 1982-83 season, during which he won a European Super Cup medal but then, sadly, became the victim of a series of injury problems which seriously curtailed his appearances over the course of the next five years.

He was given a free transfer in 1988, later playing in Denmark, Austria and Hong Kong.

Tickets for the Easter Tour with a Legend are priced at £29.95 for adults and £14.95 for U16s.

Call 0800 612 0950 to book now or visit our box office to buy online.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 12th March 2013
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