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What Do Villa Have To Do To Get Some Respect?

What Do Villa Have To Do To Get Some Respect?

What do we have to do to get some respect?

I have just finished work in the Middle East. Turned on the TV and was pleased to see the sports round up was beginning on BBC world. I was not pleased for long. After reading the results (they said we beat Blackburn 2-0, but hey, we all make mistakes), they then showed the top of the Premiership league. 3 teams, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Villa were omitted despite having the same points as Arsenal.

How many times does the media show the top 3 only....never seen it before. Always the top 4 or top 6 if we are lucky.

I wonder what we have done wrong?. Why are we dismissed out of hand. What do we have to do to get some recognition? Even when we won the league in 81, it was unlucky Ipswich that were the better team. In 82, the media view was that we held out against a superior Bayern Munich team.

Even winning trophies got us no respect. Maybe we have to do it 5 years on the trot before we get some credit.

On a more positive note, Fergie showed a little respect today but it is small potatoes compared with what we deserve with our glorious history and clear bright future.

I did the interview on Vital Villa and predicted we would win it. I read most of them and I think I was the only one to predict this. I still have this feeling in my bones! However even if we do, the media will say its - a fluke - a one off - they had the run of the ball etc.

What do we have to do?

Up the Villa

dannyvellow



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday October 30 2008
Time: 3:07PM

Comments

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Persoanlly love it. We can just keep sneaking along, without the added media pressue. They can ignore us all season for all I care as long as we keep winning.
DeanoVilla
30/10/2008 15:13:00
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simpple earn respect by winning things
kendog
30/10/2008 15:17:00
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Might I suggest you change your name to Manchester City B Team. Just a suggestion...
Sindbad
30/10/2008 15:20:00
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Could have earned some respect by beating Chelsea, but they thumped you. Lucky to escape with just the 2-0, I'm thinking.
rjh
30/10/2008 15:21:00
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move to london.
lerneravfc
30/10/2008 15:22:00
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I wouldn't worry about it, you have a well balanced side and a great manager. You are the opposite of my side that the media over hypes every season and look at us rock bleeding bottom (though last night was brilliant)...You will finish top 5 but that will be 4th or 5th imo...
woddywoo
30/10/2008 15:23:00
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I respect you guys, a well run team and well run club. Good owner, good manager, good players. It didn't even cross my mind that people under-estimate you guys, I thought you're well respected in England. But Deano's right, it works in your favour actually.
GoonerLou
30/10/2008 15:32:00
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Well, not the response I expected. Who the feck are you sinbad. I suspect no one who has commented remembers 80,81,82. woddywoo, thanks for the positive but watch us go. and good luck to Spurs.
dannyvellow
30/10/2008 15:39:00
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Maybe lerneravfc has it right.............if so, that is so sad
dannyvellow
30/10/2008 15:46:00
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I've almost got used to it after 40 years as a Villan !
Villan57
30/10/2008 17:48:00
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