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Dare We Dream? Villa Are In The Title Chase

Vital Villa stalwart TuBBz (yes, he is local) said in the forum yesterday, Dare I Dream?. In his 5000th post on the site he admits to having had major doubts over MON but is starting to believe!

'I will start off this post by saying I have been in the anti MON camp, even putting a ban on me watching my team till he leaves. Lets be honest here, at the start of the season we were terrible, getting thumped by Wigan on our own ground and looking totally clueless everywhere on the pitch.

With some good fortune Hughes at Man City was obsessed with getting Lescott which left Richard Dunne (our best signing of the season) out in the cold and a transfer day deadline signing along with previously unknown to me Collins and our solid central defence pairing is born.

Results improved but performances were still dire keeping my self imposed Villa Park ban in place. Wins against Chelsea and Liverpool made me think that it was more fluke than form.

With the arrival of Downing into the team our Milly moved into the middle and all of a sudden CLICK. My team look dangerous. We beat Man Utd at their place for the first time in 26 years and have not leaked a goal in 6 HOURS of football.

We now have 2 games that I think will define our season in a visit to the Emirates and the return fixture with Liverpool. Two games I go into with belief that we will win and cement our top 4 standing.

With Utd's defence looking like ours at the beginning of the season and Chelsea about to loose half there team to the African Nations Cup and not exactly running away with the league why the hell can't we get Champions league football at last?

So it only remains for me to say it is starting to look like I was wrong about MON and that I can indeed say that my team is not just looking good from the outside but also to us fans as well. Get us a goal scoring machine and I know that is the final piece in our starting 11 jigsaw.

Win the league this season?

Surely that's a dream!'

end....

So, just a dream?

Well, Petr Cech told The London Informer that Spurs and Villa ARE title rivals to Chelsea.

The Chelsea keeper said: 'The race is wide open. I wouldn’t say just Man United are our rivals because you can see the other teams like Aston Villa and Tottenham all have a good run. They will all fight for their chances to be in the top four or close to the title. There are still people to chase us, but in the end, I think it will depend on what we do.'

Hmmm, well I am of an age when I always expect the wheels to fall off but I must admit recently I've been asking, 'what if these here wheels don't come off and we carry on in the same form?' The title is too big a dream for me to think about at the moment but a Carling Cup win and a top four place? Well sod it, if you are going to dream, you might as well dream big, we are going to win the FA and Carling Cup, win the title and possibly even the World Cup as well...!

Yup, the Christmas spirit is out the bottle and flowing!


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Writer: TuBBz & Feario Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 24 2009

Time: 9:27AM

Your Comments

just a step too far at the moment to start thinking of the top, but top four isn't out of the question if we can learn from last season and hold our nerve. Same position in a month or two and who knows?! A few losses didn't make us relegation candidates so ... Would be a major shock and well deserved though! lol
The Fear
just a step too far at the moment to start thinking of the top, but top four isn't out of the question if we can learn from last season and hold our nerve. Same position in a month or two and who knows?! A few losses didn't make us relegation candidates so ... Would be a major shock and well deserved though! lol
The Fear
Stop dreaming guys and start living. You lot definitely have what it takes this season to secure top 4 and challenge for the title. One of my favourite squads out there with the young english talent on display and with a manager like MON you guys always have a chance. Good Luck and hopefully a bit of pressure from your boys can have the knock-on effect we need to keep 1st place. Merry Xmas as well!
LifeLongBlue
Stop dreaming guys and start living. You lot definitely have what it takes this season to secure top 4 and challenge for the title. One of my favourite squads out there with the young english talent on display and with a manager like MON you guys always have a chance. Good Luck and hopefully a bit of pressure from your boys can have the knock-on effect we need to keep 1st place. Merry Xmas as well!
LifeLongBlue
thanks lifelongblue :)
Ericols_Son
thanks lifelongblue :)
Ericols_Son
We are definitely in the race. I'm not suggesting we will win it but we are in it and "You've got to be in in to win it!" With all the English talent at VP we could win the World Cup. I know West Ham claim to have won it in '66. UTV!
Adam Deuce
We are definitely in the race. I'm not suggesting we will win it but we are in it and "You've got to be in in to win it!" With all the English talent at VP we could win the World Cup. I know West Ham claim to have won it in '66. UTV!
Adam Deuce
It's all about the second half of the season, but if we can stay consistant, I say Villa for the double, oh why not make it a triple!
revival4us
It's all about the second half of the season, but if we can stay consistant, I say Villa for the double, oh why not make it a triple!
revival4us
Thanks lifelong, you know what it is like, you see so many years with the wheels coming off, you tend to get into the frame of mind that they'll come off again. Maybe this year they will stay firmly on though!
The Fear
Thanks lifelong, you know what it is like, you see so many years with the wheels coming off, you tend to get into the frame of mind that they'll come off again. Maybe this year they will stay firmly on though!
The Fear
You need about 85-90 points to win the league which means we need another 55 from 20 games to be realistic. Thats one heck of a run of form we'd need. Not impossible. However I was trawling the net (probably a bit bored, nothing to do this time of year ;-) not for me anyway) and came across this prediction, think it's wrong and we'll have done well to finish 4th but it's interesting... http://www.pretronix.co.uk/Footy.php?season=2009&view=1&comp=0&teamid=0
revdpete
You need about 85-90 points to win the league which means we need another 55 from 20 games to be realistic. Thats one heck of a run of form we'd need. Not impossible. However I was trawling the net (probably a bit bored, nothing to do this time of year ;-) not for me anyway) and came across this prediction, think it's wrong and we'll have done well to finish 4th but it's interesting... http://www.pretronix.co.uk/Footy.php?season=2009&view=1&comp=0&teamid=0
revdpete
that's the most unrealistic table i've ever seen.
los_angeles_villan
that's the most unrealistic table i've ever seen.
los_angeles_villan
I agree LA Villan, in fact, the bottom half of the table is more shocking than the top. Blackburn to finish 20th?? On 32 points!!!!? That will never happen. Having said that, after looking at it for another 5 minutes and comparing it to the current table there's an eery resemblence in the top half teams. Look again.
Villan-in-Cyprus
I agree LA Villan, in fact, the bottom half of the table is more shocking than the top. Blackburn to finish 20th?? On 32 points!!!!? That will never happen. Having said that, after looking at it for another 5 minutes and comparing it to the current table there's an eery resemblence in the top half teams. Look again.
Villan-in-Cyprus
The Bluenoses 5th!! come on, seriously!!!! The title is a really big ask, I tend to look only 4 games ahead, our next 2 games are the biggest of the season so far if we come through these with 3 or 4 points, then we are on track for top 4. whatever happens we are on the right track with MON and his policies. UTV
claretandbluearmy
The Bluenoses 5th!! come on, seriously!!!! The title is a really big ask, I tend to look only 4 games ahead, our next 2 games are the biggest of the season so far if we come through these with 3 or 4 points, then we are on track for top 4. whatever happens we are on the right track with MON and his policies. UTV
claretandbluearmy
I know, computers are fun aren't they, you put rubbish in you get rubbish out! Wouldn't make any self respecting fan buy software from that company would it. But it's a laf!
revdpete
I know, computers are fun aren't they, you put rubbish in you get rubbish out! Wouldn't make any self respecting fan buy software from that company would it. But it's a laf!
revdpete
I cant remember 1981 that clearly anymore, but correct me if I am wrong, but by Christmas that year we were not in the top 4 yet at this time. Of course even that year we had luck on our side that the other top teams were in a slump, but hey! they are this time too! I have the feeling ANYTHING can happen this year. We dont need to fear any of the top 4 teams this year, as we have proven, but on the other hand we still have to show great respect to teams like Spurs, Man City and even Fulham.. there is still a long way to go, but I think it is increasing looking like what Steff predicted at the beginning of the season when we all sneered at him. TOP 4 AND SILVERWARE!
villa_de
I cant remember 1981 that clearly anymore, but correct me if I am wrong, but by Christmas that year we were not in the top 4 yet at this time. Of course even that year we had luck on our side that the other top teams were in a slump, but hey! they are this time too! I have the feeling ANYTHING can happen this year. We dont need to fear any of the top 4 teams this year, as we have proven, but on the other hand we still have to show great respect to teams like Spurs, Man City and even Fulham.. there is still a long way to go, but I think it is increasing looking like what Steff predicted at the beginning of the season when we all sneered at him. TOP 4 AND SILVERWARE!
villa_de
I would certainly settle for top 4 and silverware
TuBBz
I would certainly settle for top 4 and silverware
TuBBz
 

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