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FA Cup - Gillingham Away (My Prediction)

FA Cup - Gillingham Away (My Prediction)

I would like to make a little prediction for what is going to happen.

About a week before the game a high profile player, say......Martin Laursen will come out on the Official Site saying something like 'We know how much the cup games mean to the fans, and we would love to win the FA Cup this season'.

Maybe the day before a lesser profile star say.........Nigel Reo-Coker will be on the site saying 'Winning the FA Cup is a way of qualifying for Europe and that is something we hope to achieve this season'.

At the game, it will emerge that Martin Laursen is being rested along with 5 of our other top players.

Martin O'Neill will explain prior to the game, how seriously we take this competition.

Villa's starting 11 will look like this:- Guzan, Reo-Coker, Shorey, Knight, Cuellar, Gardner, Salifou, Sidwell (one first teamer will start), Osbourne, Delfouneso and Harewood.

We will then proceed to concede a goal before half time. MON will not making any changes until the 70th minute, when Barry, A.Young and Gabby will all come on, but with little time to make any impact we will lose 1-0. Crashing out of a cup (AGAIN) to a lower league side.

Fans will make excuses for MON, and no will be allowed to question it.

Hopefully I am wrong, but i just cant get exited about the cup games like I used to.

Still hopeful we will finish 4th and i will forgive MON for everything if that`s the case.

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Writer:Dan Jones
Date:Wednesday December 17 2008
Time: 11:26AM


Jeez I am a miserable git.
17/12/2008 11:28:00
3-0 to the Mighty Villa reserves!
17/12/2008 11:37:00
Give me a bl***dy razor - gonna slit my wrists. Jeez - was happy today now I'm suicidal! Give it a rest for once. Last night on the WM phpne in - got fans phoning in that even though we've qualified for the knockout stages we should play our full team. Then when we pick up injuries to Young,Gabby and say Laursen, they'll come on and say - why play them when we've qualified already - now they're injured for important league games.
17/12/2008 11:41:00
please god stop the MON bashing he's right to send out the reserves, we would complain if they never got a chance and they should thrash Gillingham!
17/12/2008 11:44:00
We shall see fellas, i am just causing some debate.
17/12/2008 11:49:00
Jesus wept. Anyone would think we were fourth bottom rather than fourth from the top. Just think back three years ago - our *first team* would have lost to Gillingham.
17/12/2008 12:07:00
Sorry i just go in for all this our players are only capable of playing 38 games a season, they are at the peak of their fitness, and if they cannot handle 50 games a season then we should be asking questions. We are all asking the wrong questions, what if Young played in this game and got injured? Shouldnt we be asking what if Young played in this game and we won? Nah we cant think like that can we, lets keep using the league position to cover up our mediocre performances in the cups, jeez fellas.
17/12/2008 12:48:00
Funny as **** that if anyone starts a debate about cup performances there is always an answer relating to the league. Two seperate issues ffs.
17/12/2008 12:52:00
That's ok being concerned about the cup etc etc but do it with a bit of thought and not sarcasm - that is the lowest form of wit. The article was a tad sarcastic IMO. You seem to be phsycic - pray tell me the lottery numbers for Saturday January 3rd seeing as you can see that far in the future (see a little sarcasm there - not funny at all). I think O'neil feels that perhaps the league is more important - don't know - can't think for the chap - but seems like some can and will findany opportunity to put a "damper" on things. Anyway just my humble opinion as in my 46 years of supporting Villa I have never been more confident that better things are on the way and we no longer are a laughing stock of a club with an egotistical chairman and mediocre managers (Turner et al anyone?).
17/12/2008 12:59:00
Hey i am just as positive as anyone when it comes to League, but as i say above, its two seperate issues, some seem happy enough to only see the team do well in 1 in 4 competitions, sorry for believing we are good enough to do well in 3 maybe all 4, if we tried. Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but it is the highest form of humour.
17/12/2008 13:04:00
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