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Brian Tiler killed

Brian Tiler killed

On this day in 1990, tragedy struck when former Villa defender Brian Tiler was killed in a car crash.

Tiler was in Italy, watching the World Cup finals with his friend Harry Redknapp, when the mini-bus in which they were travelling was involved in a head-on collision with a car near Rome. Three years earlier, Tiler – who made 127 appearances for Villa – had assisted manager Redknapp in achieving Bournemouth’s first promotion to the old Second Division.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 30th June 1990