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Lack Of Respect Shown To The Mighty Villa?

Lack Of Respect Shown To The Mighty Villa?

Top 3 or 4 or 5...........guess we just need to go and win it.

A while ago I sent in an article about the lack of respect for Villa. It was fired by seeing sky news show the top 3 Premiership teams only, something I had never seen before, always top 4, or 6 if lucky. The reason they showed the top 3 only was because Villa were 4th..........I was seething. Today in the Times they showed the top 5. Again, the first time I had seen this, but this time it was shown this way so that Arsenal were included.

Many comments to my first article were about 'Better not to be in the spotlight, better this way'. Other people said 'Win trophies and earn the respect'. I thought both made sense after the anger had subsided. Still more comments agreed with my original sentiments which were about prejudice about the Villa, Not a London team - Ipswich were the better team in 81 - we were luck against a better Bayern Munich team in 82...etc.

Now we have a different situation, but kind of the same. Top 5. Have Villa earned more respect due to performance or is it the media getting upset by the perceived balance of things being upset by a new name at the top of the table and finding it hard not to include one of THE BIG 4 who are now...................not?

The Villa are one of the BIG............whatever and I hope they remain so. I think they will.

Anyway time will tell.

Comments and abuse welcome!

Oh, and get lost Real Madrid!

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Oh and progress is indeed being made, on Saturday we were mentioned BEFORE Liverpool on the main ITV news.
17/12/2008 11:21:00
MON has always been in the credits for match of the day, ever since he first became manager! right at the end next to the tactics board :) possibly something to do with the fact he works for the BBC at every major tournament. Either way, next season I bet Young and Gabby will be in the opening of MOTD somewhere now.
17/12/2008 11:20:00
Progress is being made - Has anyone else noticed Martin O'Neill's appearance in the opening credits of Match of the Day?
16/12/2008 21:16:00
dannyvellow, I am going to print off and post on my office wall 'The Fear knows best' LOVE IT!!!!!!! Yes, for the articles we are careful because they go up on google news and other such sources, so feck orf was a bit strong I reckon...!
The Fear
16/12/2008 16:53:00
Gruck, I was edited. My words were a tad stronger than "get lost", although not obscene! The Fear knows best. Good to see MON put up the not for sale sign.
16/12/2008 15:56:00
VOTH I actually voiced my disgust at people leaving with 41 minutes on the clock on Saturday. It makes me SO F'kin angry. How bad would a film at the cinema have to be for you to walk out 5 minutes before the end. Pretty bad I'd say. Yet people still leave with 4 minutes plus stoppages on the clock when we are 4-1 uyp and about to jump into the Champions League positions. It's nothing short of a disgrace. So what if you have to sit in traffic for a bit. Support your team til the end. There was SO much exciting action after a huge number of "fans" left on Saturday. Look at what happened at Goodison. If we expect the players to play til the final whistle then we as supporters should support until the final whistle.
Adam Deuce
16/12/2008 15:23:00
The top four is a recent phenomena anyway! Don't let those tabloid tur.ds tickle your turnips!
16/12/2008 14:53:00
Just read the Daily Mail article nazvfc. Warms the heart! Well said Villan444. Chelsea were a struggling second division team for years.
16/12/2008 14:14:00
16/12/2008 14:09:00
Top article Danny but for me, consistency is the key. We've been creeping up to our current position over the last couple of seasons and we've only really been in the top four for a short time. When we're doing it season in, season out like the current "Top 4" do then the media will have no choice but to concede that we've cracked the top tier. Until then, the media will continue to be biased in favour of the teams who have consistently finished in those positions. One last point for VOTH: considering that we're in the middle of a credit crunch, people being made redundant and the fact that Christmas is looming large, a crowd of 35k+ was a fantastic turn out against a side who were never going to be anything more than a route one, bullying team. You seem to continually have a pop at other Villa fans, time and time again, and I just can't see the logic in it. We all bleed Claret and Blue and we all want the same end product - victory and success for the Villa. There's far, far more to being peceived as a "big club" than just attendance figures. You're not the manager of the ticket office, are you? :-)
16/12/2008 12:43:00
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