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With the seal of approval from Ajax and Rangers, the idea was put to UEFA but an endorsement was not forthcoming. There was still interest in the tie being played, even without the backing of UEFA and De Telegraaf even procured a trophy for the winners, grandly titled “The Super Cup of Europe.” The match was on.
26th May 1982 has gone down in history as one of the best days of English football in the dark times that were the 1980s. In Rotterdam that day Aston Villa faced off against a strong Bayern Munich side.
“The near misses, the humiliations against minnows, the surprising wins and the shite managers have all contributed, to an extent, towards us eventually reaching a first major competition since the 1998 World Cup in France.”
The Granite City allowed him to shape his philosophies and with time, excellent scouting and an abundance of youth prospects, he challenged the hegemony of the Old Firm and established Aberdeen as the best side in Scotland.