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Dare Villa Fans Dream?

Dare Villa Fans Dream?

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So 25 games in, third spot and three points from the top (or eight points if Man U win their games in hand). That's unquestionably seriously amazing.

Pre season expectations were that many of us were confident we could knock Everton out of fifth, but we were also wary of Manchester City (with all their money) and Spurs (mostly due to media hype) and so realistic (discounting the O'Neil lovers and the traditional doom mongers evaluations) predictions for a final league position ranged from 5th to 8th, but we are 3rd so is this a realistic position or not?????

As a an experienced (over 30 years) Villa fan I'm waiting for the collapse, but I'm also enjoying the current run immensely. Seven consecutive away wins? Pinch me! We have never done that before

Long time supporters aren't used to Randy Lerner and Martin O'Neill, but you better believe they are winners and Villa haven't been associated with winners for a long time. The League Cup victory back in the 90s is a long time ago, and that was a different environment then too.

I'm pretty sure we wont win the premier league this season, but that's only down to Manchester United. If they weren't as good as the are, I think we could pull it off. The fact that people are talking about Villa as title contenders is fantastic.

Dare we dream?

Dare we?

Traditional Villa fans are waiting for the collapse, but is Martin O'Neill?

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Date:Sunday February 8 2009
Time: 11:27AM


Excllent Vulcan & yes we can dream UTV
08/02/2009 11:38:00
Course we can. We've done it before and we will do it again. I have seen us win everthing but the FA cup - time to put that one right for starters! Think runners up and FA cup winers will do for me!!
jake findlay
08/02/2009 11:41:00
The thing is, there's no team at the moment that's looking unbeatable, United included. And we've still got to play them...
08/02/2009 11:52:00
Like Jake, I've seen Villa win everything but the FA Cup. A winning trip to Wembley would be a glorious climax to a wonderful season. Thing is, the way we're playing, expectation has gone through the roof! Dare I say it - t-t-t-t-treble anyone ?
08/02/2009 11:57:00
Vulcan, as a villa fan for over 40 years I know what you mean about "waiting for the collapse" but I don't think so this season. After about 80 mins yesterday Deano turned to me and said "Oh no, here we go 1-1" and I tiold him "No, mate, 2-0". I wouldn't have had that confidence evern last season, but there is a resilience about this side that I don't think I've ever seen before...not even in 81. 3rd place is ours for the taking now and if we keep it up we could even finish 2nd. YES we can dream mate, only now our dreams can easily become reality.
08/02/2009 12:05:00
Dream no ,this is reality!!!.We are where we are through hard work good play and self belief an the part of the players.Take a look at the league and tell me there are many better teams than us.Manure have a hell of a defence and will win the league based on it (probably).But beyond that we are playing the most consistant football of anyone,liverscum are fluking it with lucky late goals and chelski look to have lost the plot.The arse are no better than us.I would love to see us and everton in CL at liverscum and chelskis expense.This is no dream guys this is the gospel according to MoN and Randy.UTV.
08/02/2009 12:20:00
Totally agree with Jonah. When we are one up going into the last ten minutes we don't expect to concede any more, We expect to win. Full marks to all the players (Petrov and Milner were awesome) but a special mention to Zat Knight. The biggest tribute to him is that we haven't missed thr Great Dane yet! I have been watching Villa for over 45 years, and this team DOES have the feel of 1981 about it BUT I don't think we have enough depth to seriuosly challenge on three fronts. In 1981 we went out of both Cups early and weren't in Europe. Third place and the FA Cup would be the dream, then I will have seen us win the League, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the European Cup (not forgetting the Inter Toto and the Super Cup!!) I just hope my kids get the same opportunity!
08/02/2009 12:23:00
What can we achieve? Anything! What should we expect? Nothing, if we have any sense. Listen to Big Brad - we must take each game as it comes and hang in there through the rough times - which will surely come. Don't forget, if you only focus on the end, you miss the ride!! I'd certainly like to second krfeskvilla's mention of Zat, who took some absolutely disgusting comments but has been a rock. For those who have not yet realised it, THIS IS WHY WE HAVE A SQUAD, WITH SQUAD PLAYERS!
08/02/2009 12:45:00
I can never understand why Brummies, no, VILLA BRUMMIES have been so down on Zat Knight. The guy is Villa through and through and is living the dream we all have. Well said BobTheBuilder! I thought he, alongside Petrov and Milner were easily our best performers.
08/02/2009 13:26:00
I won't kid you and pretend I havent daydreamed about Gareth lifting the Premier League trophy. I have, nearly every day. I feel sick when thinking about the losses at Stoke, Newcastle and Middlesbourough. Lets face it, we should be top. If Gareth hadnt of give the ball away at the Britannia...if Gabby had put away his chance against what is now a poor, poor Newcastle team, if Sidwell hadnt of....well, you get my drift. Those mistakes will come back and haunt us Im afraid folks. I have dreamt...but then I woke up. Like I said on another thread - "we are Villa and we dont win stuff".
08/02/2009 16:46:00
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