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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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Date:Thursday January 8 2009

Time: 5:01PM

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Bring it on indeed : )
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08/01/2009 17:11:00

(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.
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08/01/2009 17:22:00

the way the league is going this season i think 68-70 points may be enough for fourth spot this season
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08/01/2009 17:22:00

tom14.....its time to move over mate youve had your time now move over
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08/01/2009 17:26:00

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
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08/01/2009 17:57:00

ha ha nice one fear, apparently Villa have took the lead in 11-12 or games and won, thats not luck!
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08/01/2009 18:18:00

Iv'e really gone off arsenal fans this year !!!!! can't paint every one with the same brush but..... or is it just me
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08/01/2009 18:33:00

it's only one fan!
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08/01/2009 18:35:00

There was a stadium full of them when we beat them last year bad losers a lot them ..
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08/01/2009 18:45:00

they seem ok on the vital network I must admit
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08/01/2009 18:51:00

One of my best buddies is a season ticket holder at the Emirates and he always used to hold The Villa in high regard. These days I hardly ever speak to him and he hates us. Wenger has always been the same and I guess that it has filtered down to the stands. They wouldn't know the meaning of losing graciously, the French peasants.
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08/01/2009 18:57:00

a lot of good guys on the Vital Gunners site to be honest, they seem to have some good common sense and balance.
The Fear
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08/01/2009 19:03:00

Shame the success has got to their heads though. They think they're untouchable and believe they have more right to be in the top 4 than us. Tom14 = arrogance personified
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08/01/2009 20:31:00

I think Tom is 14! I do feel sorry for those supporters though. Imagine having to shout your support to the tune of üp the arse-nal". Would give anyone a complex that! Lol. We are also unlucky not to be 3rd never mind 4th! Bring it on Vengerboys.
holte ender 1969
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08/01/2009 20:33:00

I think what happend to Tom14 proves why leaving messages on other teams pages is never a good idea
Tallaght Villan
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08/01/2009 21:52:00

(Aston Villa Fan) Where are Villa 20 Games in? 4th Above Arsenal. Lets be factual Tom.
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08/01/2009 21:59:00

(Aston Villa European Cup WINNERS Fan) The table never lies..
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08/01/2009 22:25:00

I never said we were fantastic lads. We have played ***** this season. And I think the way you have responded to my post makes you lot sound pretty arrogant as well to be honest. Yes, you are above us, well done, I like Villa. But it is hardly like you have been "consistent" and playing at a level above Arsenal like the media likes to go on about. You have simply won one more game than us and had a lot of luck. No arrogance on my part. If you want a plastic d*ck head of a fan, just go on the blogs. About 50% of Arsenal fans are nob heads. Not me.
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09/01/2009 07:17:00

2-0 and we F**ked it up! THAT is luck ;-)
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09/01/2009 07:22:00

Tom, you were absolutely battered at VP mate ( and at Emirates ) I normally admire Arsenal teams but both games this season i came away thinking Villa played the better football by quite a way to be honest, if we could play half as well as the first half at VP against your boys then we`ll come at least 4th.
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09/01/2009 08:28:00

You were lucky to be 2-0 up to be able to **** it up.
Hoss The Villain
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09/01/2009 10:23:00

bloody hell i think tom is 14
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09/01/2009 11:29:00

Tom you know that you were lucky at VP, forget how the goals came, looking at the whole game with the goal taken out we were the better side. That to a Villa fan is worth alot because Arsenal do play some of the best football in the league, and on 2 occasions this season we more than matched you. And please don't go on about the media favouring us. You don't know what its like supporting a team outside of SKY4 and having to deal with the bollox they chat, so let us have our deserved time in the spotlight. You've had it for the past 10 years.
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09/01/2009 12:12:00

i think what we have here is the same old views of yesteryear as in no matter how well or poor villa played, for instance 2 years ago the pundits would have said that we beat arsenal because they played poor or if they beat us it would be that we got out played by them, now its out turn and they are praising us when we out play them i.e the arse game
Astonian Villan
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09/01/2009 12:32:00

Tom14 did you go to the games in question ? you can't even have seen the games to make them comments see what i meen about going off arsenal fans
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09/01/2009 13:02:00

2-0 and you ****ed it up. NO Thomas, we ****ed it up for it to be 2-0 in the first place after only 2 shots on goal or THAT was luck on your behalf. Arsenal are half the team they were last year and quarter the team that they were 4-5 years ago. MOVE OVER, you have had your time and consistently failed to conquer Europe. Now its our turn
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09/01/2009 13:18:00

You deserved to win 5-2. I will admit that. Im not an idiot. I just don't like the common idea that Villa have been fan more consistant that us when you have only won one more game than us and had a lot of luck (as have we). I do not dislike Villa, alongside Pompey, you are my second team.
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09/01/2009 14:43:00


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