Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday December 1 2006
I am sure I am not alone in saying that, with all that has happened at our beloved club over the last few months, I find I have to pinch myself to ensure that it isn't all a dream. It isn't a dream of course, its a wonderful reality. So, the question has to be then, what are our expectations?
'Sleeping Giants' is a much used cliché to describe Villa, it is also an extremely accurate one. The potential of our great club knows no bounds. With the right leadership, which it very much seems like we now have, our club can achieve anything.
It is amazing to think now that, unless you're in your early thirties, you can't remember the last time this club fulfilled its potential. The 1981 Championship, that glorious night in Rotterdam. Come to think of it, the years under Ron Saunders leading up to it were pretty good too. His team(s) played some great stuff. Who else can remember the night we beat Liverpool, Keegan, Souness et al, 5-1 at Villa Park? and that was the half-time score!!! (Gray 2, Deehan 2 & Cropley for Villa, Kennedy for Liverpool if my memory serves me well).
I live 'darn sarf' now and have a number of die-hard Arsenal supporters amongst my friends (I know, but what can you do) and have had many a 'discussion' with them about our respective teams. I maintain to them as I maintain here and now that there is NO bigger club, NO prouder club NO club with such history and tradition in English football than Aston Villa FC.
So, should we Villa fans set our sights high? Damn right we should!! Its not going to happen this season, or next and probably not the one after either, but, eventually, under the 'new regime' we can and will get there.
Have faith brothers, the revolution has begun.
Article submitted by jonah
Date:Friday December 1 2006
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