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UEFA Cup - Villa Miss out

Villa miss out on a UEFA cup place via the ballot of fair play clubs.

Mr J Fear will no doubt expand on this when he returns from having his hair permed.

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Date:Tuesday May 15 2007

Time: 1:14PM

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15/05/2007 13:17:00

minge indeed. good point.
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15/05/2007 13:28:00

Now I really really need cheering up today has been a really bad day. 1st The Man U players didn't turn up in my town to sign autographs then the girl I was meeting never turned up and now this WHAT NEXT
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15/05/2007 13:29:00

lol ;)
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15/05/2007 13:44:00

You could get hit by a bus and improve your looks?
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15/05/2007 13:44:00

dont tempt me lol
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15/05/2007 13:49:00

Looking on the positive side of things - missing out could be a good thing. We've drawn up a competitive pre-season plan - something we didn't have last summer, and if we had been pulled out of the hat it could have been a hindrance to our preparation for next season. I believe we would have had to play 2 qualifying rounds before getting into the 1st rnd proper? So there's not much difference between the intertoto route / fair play. Looking back at the season that followed our intertoto campaign, we started well and looked sharp, but it turned out to be a long season and results suffered. So heads up - we've still got plenty to look forward to over the next 12 months, and being realistic, with a few additions to the current squad I feel to can emulate 5th place Spurs' tally of 60pts this season. Up the Villa!
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15/05/2007 13:52:00

Hi guys,Thomas Cook Bullring Middle Mall Birmingham (0845 308 9148) can get you into Europe.........He he he...!!
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15/05/2007 14:20:00

It is sad that Villa's only hope of playing in Europe next season was through the fair play league.
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15/05/2007 15:20:00

Oh here he is again!!!
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15/05/2007 15:24:00

Don't worry Deano, Berbatov will be joining Chelsea (he would if he had any sense) muhaha
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15/05/2007 15:32:00

And Aaron Lennon will be joining Villa to team up with Young and Agbonlahor
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15/05/2007 15:40:00

Villa have no European football - good. It is too soon. As for Spurs, they have no CL football so can't attract anybody decent. Have a look at their site - it is like Groundhog Day - "We need a left winger - which one, Barry, Pedersen, Taylor, Nani?" - "Should we sell Defoe or not?" - same old crap every day of the week. For those of us who remember 2nd in the Prem, 5th is a bit pathetic as your best finish.
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15/05/2007 15:55:00

Just ignore him. He's *****ting it cuz Villa will be 6th next year. MON in his first year has seen the Villa improve on their final position by 5 places. The same next year will put us in 6th. The same the year after.... Champions any one!?
Adam Deuce
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15/05/2007 15:55:00

Funny really, Spurs spent 40m this year to end up with less points than last year, spent 20m the previous season and 25m the season before that. They claim they are contenders for CL football but after spending 85m in 3 years are still scrapping for Uefa football.
Hoss The Villain
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15/05/2007 16:13:00

Hoss, they will not get any better with Jol in charge, he just hasn't got the ability. What the supporters would give for MON. Also, the board is more interested in making money when they can - ala Carrick. If somebody wants to pay 30m they will accept it for Berbatov. Most of the cash has been wasted on gambles that haven't paid off. We should use them as an example of what NOT to do. Quality not quantity is the key to start with.
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15/05/2007 16:25:00

Just to correct you on a few points; Spurs have spent 67 million in the past 3 years and have got around 60 million back, where did you get a figure of 85 million from? And CLVilla, "As for Spurs, they have no CL football so can't attract anybody decent", with no European football whatsoever what good players do Villa expect to attract, IDIOT.
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15/05/2007 16:51:00

OAL - fell at the last hurdle again my friend. Has your season been any better than last? Spurs have no CL footie which most importantly (for your team) means Berbatov will move to a bigger and more successful club OneAshleyYoung
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15/05/2007 17:39:00

How many times does it need to be said that Berbatov is going no where in the summer before you believe it. First Martin Jol come out and said he is staying, then Berbatov's agent said the same thing and no more than two days ago Berbatov himself said that he will reject a move away from Spurs. In his own words, "I hope next season we can challenge this 'Big Four', like you say in England". He already rejected Man U once in favour of Spurs so why would he go there now. Jealousy.
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15/05/2007 18:23:00

I personally hope Berbatov stays at Spurs, if everyone keeps selling their best players to Utd and Chavski the league will end up like Scotland, and surely none of us want that?
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15/05/2007 18:59:00

That is what i don't understand mackaavfc. Spurs and Villa are two of the teams most likely to break into the top four any time soon yet it is like everyone wants Berbatov to leave Spurs. This can only come down to one thing; Jealousy. Unless they want the league to end up like Scotland where it is between two clubs each season. Teams have got to hold their own in the transfer market these days to keep their best players and that is what Spurs will do with Berbatov; AT ALL COSTS. Loyalty is a word not used much nowadays but Berbatov is loyal to the team he plays for, if they show that they love him he will repay them by offering his services.
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15/05/2007 19:21:00

OAL contrary to my post, I don't want Berbatov to leave Spurs either. But I am depressed about the top 4 gap, we need any team to break into it. I feel Berbatov moving on is sadly enevitable, as there already seems a media crusade behind it. I saw an article from Tony Cascarino at the weekend banging on about how he won't win anything at Spurs, so should move on. Also they Manure want to trade up with Saha. Your post was silly as the UEFA cup is a shambles of a competition. I agree with you about loyalty, but I think you are going to find it hard to keep all your strikers happy. Defoe has been courting a move to the big four for a while.
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15/05/2007 20:06:00

I hope, for the sake of all that is good in football, that Berbatov stays at Spurs. It does worry me that the premiership may end up like Scotland... although, I just have this feeling that Chelsea are going to have a stinker next year. I don't really see any belief in that squad, just a hell of a lot of talent.
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15/05/2007 22:10:00

ps. probably for the best we missed europe.
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15/05/2007 22:10:00

OAL - if you want to call me an idiot do it to my face - not via an anonymous message board. I don't call you names and insult you - even if you are named after a one season wonder. Players will be looking at club potential, not UEFA next year, and we WILL beat you to CL, not next season, but within 5. You have proved that you have hit a glass ceiling, and unless Jol goes then that will not change. Can't imagine him inspiring anybody, whereas players who meet MON feel enthusiastic about a future working with him.
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15/05/2007 22:56:00

I hope we kick everything that moves next season then when we qualify for europe outright we can have a giggle about the fair play league
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15/05/2007 23:31:00

I really hope Berbatov leaves Spurs ... and joins us! :-)
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16/05/2007 06:42:00

OAL - Sorry to correct a Spurs fan but 85m is correct. Alwick 1m, Rocha 3.3m, Chimbonda 5.5m, Malbranque 2.5m Mido 4.5m, Pekhart 1m, Zokora 8.2m, Ekotto 3.5m, Berbatov 11m, Dervitte 1m, Ghaly 2m, Murphy 2m, Davids Free, Jenas 7m, Rasiak 2m, Young-Pyo 2.2m, Huddlestone 2.5m, Routledge 1.25m, Lennon 1m, Dawson 3.5m, Reid 4.5m, Atouba 0.5m, Carrick 2.5m, Davenport 1.3m, Naybet 0.8m, Pamarot 1.7m, Edman 1.3m, Mills 0.8m, Defendi 0.6m, Davis 3.5m, Mendes 2m, Robinson 1.5m. Adds up to just short of 86m in 3 years.
Hoss The Villain
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16/05/2007 09:07:00

huddlestone's a pretty good player, could replace McCann?
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16/05/2007 09:31:00

tarzan-Cascarino..??Who listens to him,also you can have Defoe,he"s zhit..............CLVilla-MON is a waffler,seems you fell for it as well...............Hoss The Villian-Crikes,you really are a clown,perhaps you should concentrate on the fact that YOU have spent 30+mill in 6 months & finished in the bottom half of the table.You have also ever sooooo conviently not mentioned the money we recouped either,nor the fact that we have THE most healthy financial figures in BRITISH FOOTBALL.We dont beg from a Randy,we are not in Randy"s/Romans etc pocket.We make a profit EVERY year.Unlike you that is....!!We aint no Tottenham Hotsox....
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16/05/2007 10:33:00

Chalky, you want to make personal insults you may do, but only a coward does it over the internet. As for the figures OAL questioned me and I answered him, he didn't ask me about the money you recouped so what's your point. As for 30+m in 6 months where would that figure come from? In the last 6 months, which would take us back to 16th Nov 2006, Villa have spent 8m (raising to 9.5m depending on success) for Young and 1m for Maloney and a swap deal involing Baros for Carew... All in all 9m raising to possibly 10.5m... 30m??
Hoss The Villain
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16/05/2007 10:54:00

Cant we organise a petition to get OneAaronLennon banished into Europe somewhere? Preferably a deserted island in the med.
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16/05/2007 13:13:00

yeah please ban him or something, he ruins my enjoyment of this website. :(
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16/05/2007 13:25:00

ban him? I thought he was our adopted Villa fan
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16/05/2007 15:11:00

Agreed...let him post...he's fairly amusing. Back in England we used to have this puppy that kept on turning up on our doorstep and crapping on our driveway....reminds me a lot of this punter!
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17/05/2007 06:25:00


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