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Where Are Villa 20 Games In?

Where Are Villa 20 Games In?

Where are they now 20 games gone?

Whilst I'm not surprised about our 4th position on 38 points with half the season gone, I tend to feel its helped greatly by the failings of some clubs, especially Arsenal.

Sir Alex tends to reckon the second half is the hardest, but only Arsenal and Everton for me can compete with us for the rest of the season.

We remain our greatest enemy, as last year when many here and O'Neill got all excited that we might just gain that 5th even 4th spot, our squad size let us down.

This time 65 million spent, we have a bigger squad on paper and stand 3 points clear of Arsenal, 6 from Everton and a remarkable 10, yes 10 from Wigan.

Top 4 is a real possibility especially when Spurs, Blackburn, Portsmouth and Newcastle have made such a ham fisted job of the first part of the season, and not many would have predicted that come August.

Its an achievement we should not now fail from I'd hope, and whether or not O'Neill does transfer in new players its one we should manage, especially if Arsenal continue to falter.

I'm not a great believer in January transfers, simply because they have to be exceptional adjusters to move club mid season and gain top form. Where buys do help is in creating a more competitive atmosphere and of course it provides more options, and we need more options, we always will.

Liverpool managed 4th with 76 points, Everton 5th with 65 points, and whilst the UEFA Cup and FA Cup progress may hinder Villa 38 more points could be all we need.

Bring it on.



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Writer:avfc48
Date:Thursday January 8 2009
Time: 5:01PM

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Bring it on indeed : )
Bearvill
08/01/2009 17:11:00
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(Arsenal fan) You will need more than what you did in the first half. Lets be realistic. You have been no more consistent that us, you just won one more than us. Hardly brilliant considering how poor we have been. And add to that how incredibly lucky you have been then I doubt you will make the top four.
Tom14
08/01/2009 17:22:00
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the way the league is going this season i think 68-70 points may be enough for fourth spot this season
askpaul68
08/01/2009 17:22:00
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tom14.....its time to move over mate youve had your time now move over
askpaul68
08/01/2009 17:26:00
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oh I see, it is luck that has got us to where we are. Silly me, thought it was the great play and goals. Thanks for the arrogance Tom, I assume you didn't see the clash at Villa Park where you had the post to save you on 3 or 4 occassions?!
The Fear
08/01/2009 17:57:00
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ha ha nice one fear, apparently Villa have took the lead in 11-12 or games and won, thats not luck!
krisvilla
08/01/2009 18:18:00
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Iv'e really gone off arsenal fans this year !!!!! can't paint every one with the same brush but..... or is it just me
B6_COMPANY
08/01/2009 18:33:00
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it's only one fan!
krisvilla
08/01/2009 18:35:00
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There was a stadium full of them when we beat them last year bad losers a lot them ..
B6_COMPANY
08/01/2009 18:45:00
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they seem ok on the vital network I must admit
krisvilla
08/01/2009 18:51:00
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