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Proof against Chelsea and Blackburn!

Proof against Chelsea and Blackburn!

Great, I've finally got proof that Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers ARE dirty dirty teams! Sorry Hughes Da Man from Vital Blackburn, you can't argue with me now, you are bottom of the Fair Play League! I'm surprised to see the revolting Wigan not bottom in truth, but hey ho, maybe they don't add points for having a gobby whinging manager! This also proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Chelsea are the most hated club in the Prem and owned by a nasty piece of work. Not totally sure how it proves that, but I'm sure if you give me enough time I'll come up with it. (Sorry Merlin!)

Villa are second behind Spurs, so we could still be in contention for entry to the Uefa via the fair play league if Spurs qualify how we hopefully will (again) in the future, via the league or winning the competition. As Martin O'Neill says: '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.'

1 Tottenham Hotspur 8.54

2 Aston Villa 8.53

3 Liverpool 8.49

4 Manchester United 8.49

5 Charlton 8.48

6 Watford 8.43

7 Reading 8.40

8 Arsenal 8.38

9 Fulham 8.27

10 Sheffield United 8.23

11 Portsmouth 8.23

12 Chelsea 8.18

13 West Ham United 8.16

14 Newcastle United 8.11

15 Wigan 8.07

16 Everton 7.98

17 Middlesbrough 7.97

18 Manchester City 7.93

19 Bolton Wanderers 7.76

20 Blackburn Rovers 7.59

The official site explained: 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.

The top club will also win £30 000, which is nice!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 11 2007
Time: 2:50PM

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not sure where it would be ideal to be in the fair play league. Would certainly not want to be bottom but also, not sure it is great to be top as you want your players to have some bite?! Maybe aim for 7th next time then?!
The Fear
11/04/2007 14:52:00
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£30,000? Yes, you could just about pay Stilian Petrov 3 days wages with that.
rjh
11/04/2007 15:03:00
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It's going be hard to argue with this, as tables don't often lie but I'm going to give it a go anyway Mr Fear! We are no angels for sure but if I had the time I would like to look into how many of these bookings were handed out for decent and I can say no word of a lie SOOOOO many have been for this as a result of some amazing decisions against us this season! Yeah I know, we all get tough breaks and its swings and roundabouts but we really have (even taking off my blue and white glasses) had some shockers! Take away these (for decent) and we'll be nowhere near the bottom!!! We can put the boot in, and can be physical but DON'T set out to hurt people as many think. Someone on Vital Blackburn once suggested our reputation goes against us where officials are concerned, wouldn't totally agree but wouldn't disagree either. But basically it doesn't matter what I say people make up their minds on Rovers, watch them or not, they'll make up their minds even more by seeing this (I don't mean your work) the "fair play table".
Hughes Da Man
11/04/2007 15:09:00
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£30k, would buy an earring for one of the players wouldn't it?
The Fear
11/04/2007 15:12:00
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A valiant attempt my Vital Blackburn mate.... you've not convinced me though! LOL. Hey, I must admit I'd rather we had more bite and weren't as nice, it isn't always a bad thing. Just the mix and I'm sure your members are right, a reputation often does preceed a team, and Hughes was no shrinking violet of a player either was he lets be honest, he could mix it with the best!
The Fear
11/04/2007 15:14:00
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We definately mix it up a bit, and i wouldn't have it any other way to be honest - However, i remember looking at the "bookings table" (Not quite the same thing) around xmas time - We had two out of four reds that were a farce - Two off in the first game was just unbelievable. Since then, Bentley went for the ahem, deliberate hand ball the other week. If we could go through and take out the useless bookings for mouthing off (and a few that to this day i still haven't worked out what we did (Cough Wigan games cough) then a fair assessment would be about 14th-15th. A position i'd be more than happy with if it keeps us punching so far above our weight.
Head Rover Heels
11/04/2007 17:06:00
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i'd agree with the rovers boys, i'd sooner be further down that table and higher up the league. i know MON is a disciplinarian and thats probably why olof and barry havent been sent off at least 3 times this season (there both prone to it) but at the same time, we need bite. the villa haven't had that killer instinct this season. hence all the draws.
bobbyfett
11/04/2007 18:25:00
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come on then Fear - where's your proof? We're waiting :-)
merlin
11/04/2007 19:31:00
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You only get booked when you cant cope with your opposite number. proof about my point of Villa's steady improvement.
morky13villa
11/04/2007 23:57:00
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what an honest bunch o' lads we've got (TM) David O'Leary Errrrmmm!
spit-fire
12/04/2007 07:17:00
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