Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa - Expectations

Villa - Expectations

Expectations

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


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 1 2006
Time: 9:19AM

Comments

0
Well put jonah. All it needs now if or to quit your job, forget your southern mates, dump the missus and move back home. Bring the kids and buy a load of season tickets for the Villa. vive la revolution.
voiceoftheholte
01/12/2006 09:25:00
0
Oh I wish VOTH..Have made a start though, just bought half season tickets for me and the missus!!
jonah
01/12/2006 10:15:00
0
Hmm, have just read what I just said, better clarify that I think, before I am in the dog house. I don't wish to dump the missus, but do wish I could move back to Brum..Phew, that was close!!
jonah
01/12/2006 10:20:00
0
maybe your missus wants to dump you :)
JASON
01/12/2006 10:39:00
0
who knows Jason, who knows :-)
jonah
01/12/2006 10:43:00
0
She wasn't in the toilets at Wigan was she??
voiceoftheholte
01/12/2006 10:50:00
0
VOTH: Oooooooh ******!!!
jonah
01/12/2006 10:59:00
0
Hello Jonah - as a nowadays 'darn sarf' person myself, I can click with you! I'm also one of those old 'uns who saw matches back in the early 50s, and experienced the issues of the 50s and 60s down at VP. Therefore, I say "all will come good". Though we have a right to expect the best at VP, the new regime will need a bit of time. It took Ron Saunders at least 2 years to get a really good side together, and 6 years before we truly were good enough for the championship. We'll get there...!
the_lergy
01/12/2006 12:05:00
0
Interesting point was made on the radio last night: Regarding the 5 - 10 year plan of the current owners. Now i plan to support villa for a good deal longer than that, so what the hell is going to happen in 10 years time?
andrew144
01/12/2006 12:05:00
0
the_lergy: as i said i my article..damn right we will!!
jonah
01/12/2006 12:24:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Disgraceful Comment From A Villa Fan!!??

Only a snippet, it is ding dong derby day though and we've not had much to laugh about.

All Smiles In Post Match (Video) Interview From Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce post 1-0 to Villa v Birmingham City interview...!

Stats: Aston Villa v Birmingham City

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (0) Birmingham City, Villa Park, 23/04/17 Att: 40,884

Aston Villa v Birmingham - Team Sheets

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Birmingham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone0%
Hutton29%
Chester4%
Baker18%
Taylor6%
Lansbury0%
Jedinak5%
Bacuna1%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor35%
Sub-Gardner1%
Sub-Hourihane1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Formula One loses long standing Grand Prix
Latest Vital Boxing News
Murray Wins on Points Against Rosado
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions330
2.JuanPabloAngel329
3.sirdennis232
4.The Fear201
5.Silhillvilla185
6.Melon Donkey158
7.HeathfieldRoad1874152
8.kefkat135
9.Sasquatch126
10.BBJ97
The Vital Football Members League