Mark Bosnich posts nostalgic Aston Villa message on Twitter... fans respond

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The former Villa 'keeper took to social media after being tagged by the club's official account.

Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich reflected on 'wonderful memories' with the club on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of their Premier League clash at Stoke City, the club's Twitter account posted a throwback to a famous night when Bosnich played a big part.

And he responded, bringing a rare smile to many Aston Villa fans' faces.

Indeed, several replied to the Australian reflecting on their favourite night at Villa Park and telling him he was Villa's best ever shot stopper.

It's a far cry from the present, of course, where Aston Villa are preparing for almost-certain relegation to the Championship.

But looking back at Villa's past achievements will always remind people how successful the Midlands club have been. The aim now is to avoid becoming a sleeping giant in the second tier or possibly lower - and bounce back promptly.

Rather than a Leeds United, Villa need to replicate West Ham United. Yet it's easier said than done...

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