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Villa Clinch 6th Spot And Inter-Two-Bob

Villa Clinch 6th Spot And Inter-Two-Bob

Villa have ended the season in 6th place and earning them an Inter Two Bob Cup place.

So from 11th last season to just missing out on 5th. Not a bad season all in all and some real highs in the process including beating Chelsea and obviously the local derby victories.

To see us progress five places AND to still feel slightly disappointed at not gaining 5th is amazing really - just those few 'no shows' (Fulham away, Sunderland, Boro and Wigan at home) and possibly a lack of spending in January stopped us clinching that most unlikely lofty position and hopefully, after a summer of spending (please, lets have a summer of spending) who knows where we can get next season?

So we have a run in the inter to look forward to. The format has changed so we are only one two-legged tie away from the Uefa qualifying round. Our opponents will come from Northern Ireland, Denmark or Finland. According to the official site the first leg will be away July 19 or 20.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 11 2008
Time: 5:35PM

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Fantastic season full of great moments,Im looking foward to the intertoto games already.Laursen was my favourite player this season.
Pking
11/05/2008 17:55:00
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and another new image for Vital Villa. Hurrah!
The Fear
11/05/2008 18:05:00
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Well done Villa. A Great season. Just limped over the finishing line rather than sprinting over it. MON and his team have done a great job. It all just needs to be backed up in the transfer window. I can't wait!!!!
melski
11/05/2008 18:08:00
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This has been an amazing season. Sod's law that we finish sixth in the first year for ages that sixth isn't a UEFA Cup spot! But we can build on this next year, consolidate our Top 6 position and see where we can go from here.
IanSymes
11/05/2008 18:26:00
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Also... 2006: 16th. 2007: 11th. 2008: 6th. 2009: 1st?
IanSymes
11/05/2008 18:26:00
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ha I noticed that pattern too!
los_angeles_villan
11/05/2008 19:15:00
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Can someone clarify the Intertoto to Uefa transistion for me? I understand we are in the 3rd round of Intertoto only needing to win one 2 legged match. Does that put us in the first or second round of Uefa qualifying before the group stages? I noticed blackburn last year went from intertoto to second round of qualifying where they lost. How many sets of matches do we need to win to get to the group stage?
los_angeles_villan
11/05/2008 19:18:00
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By the way the team from N.I. are Cliftonville (who finsihed 3rd in Irish League. They play a side from Finland in the first round. Winners play a team from Denmark then the winners of THAT game play us in a two-legged Intertoto Cup final!!! Should be straightforward enough. We should be able to beat the champions of those countries never mind the 3rd 4th or 5th placed sides!!!
deano.avfc
11/05/2008 19:56:00
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We win the intertwobob cup and we're straight into the UEFA cup proper.
Gazvilla
11/05/2008 20:44:00
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the team from here is distillery(who finished 4th in irish league)and i would expect to beat them very easily over 2 legs. c'mon the villa!!!!
Belfast Villain
11/05/2008 21:48:00
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