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I Have A (Aston Villa) Dream

Before I reveal my dream I feel that there are a couple of things you ought to know about me that will put my DREAM into perspective.

Firstly, I'm not a football supporter (just as well, I hear some of you say judging on the Villa performances of the last four or five seasons).

I'M A VILLA SUPPORTER.

I watch very little, if any, other football apart from Villa and England. I'm just not interested in any other teams (although I will confess to being riveted to the TV when watching small heath loose 7-0 to Liverpool last season. It was the best comedy program on the tele for years!!)

I go down to Villa Park to see Villa win. I don't care if we play crap and score five minutes into injury time to win 1-0 as long as we win (although if we play well and demolish the opposition it makes it better). If Villa win I'm as happy as Larry.

If we draw I'm not happy but a point is a point and at least we haven't lost (the exception to this was when small heath equalized in injury time a few seasons ago. I was gutted!)

If we lose...........well that spoils my day, even week-end. NEXT DOOR'S CAT BETTER WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!

I think this just about sums up how I feel about supporting the Villa.

Now onto my DREAM.

Some supporters dream about winning the Champions League.

Some dream about winning the Premiership.

Some dream about winning the F.A. Cup again.

And whilst I would also like to see us win all of the above......

What I dream about is.............................................

NOT SEEING VILLA LOSE AT HOME ALL SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The dream is not even about seeing Villa win every match at home (although that would be fantastic) it's just about NOT LOSING at HOME.

Not even the championship winning side of '81 managed to avoid defeat at home in that glorious season.

Strangely enough the nearest I recall us being to achieving this feat was in the much maligned Jo Venglos season of 90-91 when we did not actually loose at home in the league until March the 9th (although it was to Luton Town 1-2). Granted there were a lot of draws at home that season, but it wasn't until March that next door's cat had to hide! These were the days when Man Ure, Arsenal and Liverpool did not regularly turn up at Villa Park and go home with three points. The days when Chelsea weren't even as good as us and Newcastle weren't even in the same league.

I must admit that my dream isn't new. I first had it when I was quite young and impressionable and a certain Mr. Docherty was appointed our manager and I thought Villa would then be invincible (how wrong can you be?). I've had the dream a few times since, namely when Ron Saunders was manager. Then Ron Atkinson followed by Brian Little. I think I may even have had the dream briefly when Gregory was in charge but now that Martin O'Neill has been appointed the dream could well become a reality!!

Well there you are. That's my dream. Please don't laugh out too loud because I don't want to wake up just yet!!!!!!!!!!!

By The Q




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 8 2006

Time: 10:46AM

Your Comments

The Q in MLK moment shocker!
The Fear
Decent article but kind of undermined by spelling LOSE as LOOSE...
koolbill
Keep with it Q dreams can come true, UTV
steff_the_villan
It can happen
Christo
I've corrected it, should have noticed when I proof read it!!
The Fear
Q. I like you. Maybe if fans who have lost the bug could be made to feel the same sort of passion (they probably spend Saturdays on the golf course now) then maybe, just maybe, we could start filling Villa Park again! UTV
voiceoftheholte
ah, Q, VOTC likes you. VOTC and Q, sitting in a tree.....
bobbyfett
you couldn't fill VP with people like him... the golf trolleys wouldn't fit through the turnstiles
Hoss The Villain
I'm loving the fact that MON has turned VP into a bit of a fortress again. Now we just need to fill it and get it rocking like the good old days and we'll be challenging in the top half every year
Geordie_Villa
I know exactly where Q is coming from, I used to give away free tickets to small heath rather than go and watch them. That having been said I believe that the dream is feasible and could happen sooner than many might expect.
DoogieTyBrenin
Hold onto and cherish the dream 'The Q'. Great posting.
glensider
 

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