UK time is: 20:10:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Champions League? To be or not to be?

Champions League? To be or not to be?

Now, it’s been a while since I last posted anything (I’ve actually had to do work whilst in the office, I know, shock!) but there does seem to be a somewhat pessimistic mood about (a small minority of) Villa fans at the moment.

Yes I know, we’ve had a wobble over the past few games but other top teams go through that as well. Look at Arsenal, if Villa had there injury worries then a dip in form would come as well, only thing is Arsenal have the squad to compete in the premier league and we don’t.

Now, MON says he will put it right in the summer (please god) about the size of the squad, and from what I have seen, the emergence of some talented youngster, Albrighton, the Fonze, Bannan so the futures bright. Quality, not quantity, well, a little of both would do nicely please Mr O’Neill.

Well, why not 3rd? If we get a result at Liverpool and they lose to United then wouldn’t we go within 3 points of them? Lets not forget that Arsenal have to play Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea in the last 5 games of the season. So its not all doom and gloom, we’ve come a long way since MON has taken over, well since Mr Lerner has been at the club.

Although he didn’t do much, lets not forget Deadly Doug for bringing in MON first of all as his last job for the club (something I guess he will harp on about for many years) and keeping the club stable for so many mid table years.

So hats off to the Villa for challenging, it’s far more exciting than a relegation battle aye? Or mid table obscurity. It could go down to the wire with a result against Newcastle at home, who knows? But at least we’re there and there abouts.

Fourth or fifth would do me, hopefully next season, they will talk about the big 5, not four to include the Villa.

So, hold onto your butts, we gotta long way to go baby!!!

Upthevilla_83




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools

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

The Journalist

Writer: Upthevilla_83 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 11 2009

Time: 12:35PM

Your Comments

Finally a Villa fan with sense, we have come a long way and will continue to progress the right way and over time, so we can sustain it 4 many years to come.
astonsteve
Here here great article
TuBBz
Well said. And for those who might be envious of Inter Milan, with The Special One as their coach, this is what he had to say last night about putting a team together: "You can't just turn up and expect to win the Champions League just like that," he commented. "One way is to spend a huge amount of money, which we know is not realistic in the current climate. The second way is to build a team over the course of time. I know which I prefer.
BobTheBuilder
P.S. With regard to the current poll, am I the only one who agrees with ALL of the statements except the last one? For me, this season has been a huge success so far, I'm very happy with the progress we've made after decades of stagnation, but of course I'd be gutted to lose out on a CL place.
BobTheBuilder
4th or 5th tho is still an improvement isnt it? bets relegation fight any day. hopefully with a bigger and better squad next year we will have no trouble clinching the final CL place with games to spare. I would be gutted to miss out on CL too but the boys are trying, fingers, toes everything crossed for the biggest run in for villa in the last few years
Upthevilla_83
I'm with you BTB. The fact we have been in the top 4 position for a while now, it would be disappointing if we didn't finish there. Having said that, 5th would still be progress. I do think though, that for the good of the English game and the hope of the other 15 team in the league we must break the Sky 4's domination. UTV :D
DoLpHiNaToR
Agree with the article that we should be excited by what we have done and like everyone keeps saying in the team ts in our hands now". With some results going our way I think it will be a successful finish for us and I for one will not be surprised. We deserve all we get after a great season. C'mon Villa!
holte ender 1969
if we did finish 4th i think we would be punching above our weight ,so 5th would still be a great achievement.
chris the villan
PS good article upthevilla.
chris the villan
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Pre Swansea Injury News + U21 Update (Thursday April 24 2014)

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1112
2. The Fear 1041
3. ClivetheVillan 614
4. Villan57 304
5. Villan Of The North 286
6. Barney2004 277
7. sirdennis 235
8. BlackCountry Villa 225
9. kefkat 224
10. tarzan 208

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00
Unsubstantiated Guff!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 19:17:00
Liverpool: Sturridge Set To Face Chelsea
Liverpool : 24/04/2014 19:00:00
Adams Gives Injury Update
Norwich : 24/04/2014 18:47:00
The 'Not The Villa Times' News 24/4/14
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 18:26:00
Pre Swansea Injury News + U21 Update
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 17:58:00
Which One?
Chelsea : 24/04/2014 17:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 22%
Lose - we go again 55%
Draw 23%