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Blessing In Disguise?

Blessing In Disguise?

Ok, we weren't at the races last night. Key players looked fatigued already.

I can't help but see this as a blessing. With Villa not in the League/Milk/Carling/Worthington Cup or whatever you want to call it then GOOD in my opinion.

In recent years we have faired poorly in this tournament, however have played better against stronger opposition in more important and bigger games.

With the KEY Uefa games approaching, the FA Cup (the one that counts), the Premiership top 6 to aim for, I'd actually prefer us out of the Milk/Carling Cup etc and focusing on the bigger picture. This will give our key players necessary time to re-coup and rest when not playing and ensure our strongest team is out on that field when it really matters!.... we could of gone all the way to the semi-finals for nothing and that would of taken its toll on the lads.

The Premiership, The FA Cup and the UEFA Cup should be our target this season, Id hate to see our long awaited UEFA Cup performances let down by fatigued and injured players from the League Cup!

Writer:Lee Lindsay
Date:Thursday September 25 2008
Time: 7:24PM


Respect the opinion and can see the logic, just fundamentally disagree. This was, to me, our best chance of a decent cup run. Hopefully at the end of the season we'll pick up the FA or UEFA Cup and you guys thinking it is a blessing can say you told us so, until then, I just think winning is a habit and losing can be the same.
The Fear
25/09/2008 19:28:00
im with the article. id rather lose in this cup. look what happened last season
25/09/2008 19:33:00
Stourbridge Villan
25/09/2008 20:03:00
This was your best chance of winning a competition, now you'll in all likliness be trophyless - I wouldn't exactly call that a blessing, unless you manage to finish fourth, but I honest think you'd have had a better chance winning the cup than finishing in 4th
25/09/2008 20:31:00
Best and only chance of winning a trophy IMO, can`t agree at all.
25/09/2008 20:43:00
Yup I'm with Fear, and completely disagree. We want to be winning things and that should've started this season with the League Cup. Calling it the Milk Cup and all that is just not on. We aren't going to win UEFA (semis at best) and we're not going to get 4th (5th at best, being realistic) and FA cup we'll get knocked out by Manure 3rd round as usual. I am gutted.
25/09/2008 20:53:00
I was gutted last night. Mostly at the lack of support from the Holte. I am a Holte End season ticket but left it too late to secure my seat. I ended up getting a ticket in Trinity close to the Holte. All I heard all night was an incredible noise from 6500 Rangers fans in the Upper North Stand. I know they took up their full allocation but could they not have gone some where else. Even so the reaction from the holte was nothing short of disgraceful. I sand along, loudly in the Trinity everytime a song in the Holte got loud enough for me to hear what they werew singing. Yes people were starring at me stood on my own singing but at least I was. I was so embarrassed when they sang "Your support is f'kin *****" at us. They were right. What the ***** happened Holte Enders? I even asked the stewards if they could transfer me across at half time because I felt I was needed!! I thought the boys played OK. Not great but at half time I was content and confident with the performance if not the support. QPR were sung to victory. They were the twelvth man. Despite what the banner across the Holte says.
Adam Deuce
25/09/2008 21:09:00
But in answer to the article in hindsight it is a blessing. But we still should have won.
Adam Deuce
25/09/2008 21:10:00
are you saying the Holte end was sold out with only 15,000 Villa fans in the ground??? You'll find that the Holte isn't that loud anyway when one is not sat in it.
25/09/2008 21:29:00
I just think we cannot afford to be choosy about trying to win cups and I fail to see the silver lining here. We got dumped out by a Championship side. In the 1990s, we were glad to win this pot twice. We used to have a reputation as a good cup team. Huh! Say what you like about Big Fat Ron (and no doubt many of us could say a lot!) but he knew how to get a team fired up for these "one off" events. This is a set-back IMO.
25/09/2008 21:32:00
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