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Villa To Win League?

Villa To Win League?

Well, slap my thigh and call me Red Rum, Villa might qualify for Europe by winning the league this season.

Not the Premier League admittedly, but hey, who is counting? Apparently Villa could win the Fair Play league and get a Uefa Cup place.

Now, I think that is pathetic in all honesty, qualifying for an 'important' cup by not getting as many yellow or red cards BUT if it is Villa who get the back door entry, I don't think any of us will be complaining, it is about time we get some luck after we failed to get Europe a few seasons ago even though we finished 6th - due to Millwall being finalists in the FA Cup.

Not sure I really want our lot to be that well behaved on the pitch, as John Gregory would say, they might need to get their shorts a bit more dirty.

Anyway, Martin O'Neill said: 'I wouldn't be holding my breath on that, because there are too many imponderables. In future time the best thing to do would be to finish fifth, sixth or seventh.'

Amen.

The system is based on:
Red & Yellow Cards
Positive Play
Respect Towards Opponents
Respect Towards Referees
Behaviour of Officials

The official site explains: 'Under Uefa rules, countries who finish with a Fair Play coefficient of 8.00 or above, will be allocated a place in a draw for two extra places in the Uefa Cup first qualifying round (to be played in the second half of July 2007). At the moment 11 countries have reached this standard, but the top country (currently Sweden) will be given an automatic Uefa Cup spot. That means 10 sides will be entered into the draw - giving Villa a one in five chance.'

All a bit pathetic really, why not give some more teams who finish high or have good cup runs a place?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday March 3 2007
Time: 4:29PM

Comments

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That's a bit stupid oh and in your poll you forgot an option - "Yes, send him to Dundee"
Dayzo
03/03/2007 17:51:00
0
ITs the only league that you's will be winning trust me lol
rk1888
03/03/2007 18:45:00
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It seems a poor way to get into europe, but uefa cup football will help to attract a better quality of player.
keithlees1978
03/03/2007 22:15:00
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That option wont be open to us if we continue to pick up silly, needless bookings, as was the case yesterday. Having said that, most fussy referee I've seen in a long while. Never prepared to let the game flow.
glensider
04/03/2007 16:32:00
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Could be just the sort of luck we need to start moving onwards and upwards. If not then we will just have to win things by playing well, like everyone else.
morky13villa
04/03/2007 20:01:00
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This is the sort of reason to why the uefa cup has lost a lot of credibility. I'd rather we'd qualify by playing good football too - but if given the opportunity... ;-)
bazzah
05/03/2007 14:36:00
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Its a long shot I guess, but still a possibility. It would make up for that campain a couple of seasons back when we finished sixth, but failed to gain European entry.
glensider
16/03/2007 02:13:00
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