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Desert Island Kicks: Chris Nee
by Ed Bottomley

“Desert Island Kicks” is a pale imitation of the legendary “Desert Island Discs” format. I’m looking to nab answers from footie fans from all corners of the globe and all walks of life.

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you? I want you to pick a game, shirt, goal, player and piece of turf from a stadium to take with you to a desert island, oh and you’re allowed one luxury too.

Next up is Chris Nee, Editor of the sumptious


Aston Villa 3-1 Tranmere Rovers, Coca-Cola Cup Semi-Final Second Leg, 1994. Villa were almost dead and buried after the first leg, but Dalian Atkinson’s late goal kept the tie alive. At Villa Park, the return leg was epic. Dean Saunders and Shaun Teale (and what a player he was, by the way) gave Villa a 2-0 lead only for a John Aldridge penalty to take the sting out of a rampant home side. Late on, Atkinson repeated the trick to send the game into extra time. Rovers almost won it but the match went to penalties and Mark Bosnich wrote himself into the history books. Amazing.


Limited to one shirt, it has to be a spectacular one – the 90s, then. I have no actual memory of Villa playing in their 1991/3 yellow third kit, but it takes some beating and I’d be able to camouflage myself against any ridiculously exotic foliage:


My favourite ever goal (today) is Savo Milosevic’s League Cup Final blockbuster at Wembley against Leeds United in 1996


Gareth Barry.


The penalty spot from the Rose Bowl, 1994 World Cup Final. In case I need a catapult.


Darts – really sharp ones. See “Player”.

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Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @Dixies60

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