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Get A Grip And Stop Moaning!

Get A Grip And Stop Moaning!

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Phew, been reading the flak on here and other fan sites all morning and as an alleged negative person I just cannot see the point.

Its not as though any of the Villa players did anything better or poorer than they normally do. OK I appreciate there are some who take every chance to promote their agendas especially against certain players and I could find plenty to say about Petrov's inability to get near Utd wingers, Young's inability to make a telling cross and so on. But lets get some perspective here, please.

Had it been after a loss to Reading I could understand the recriminations, I've done it, plenty of times this season alone, but this was a Wembley final against one of the top teams in Europe.

Not only that but most everywhere I read the pundits are calling it a superb final in which Villa gave as good as we took and but for a poor ref's decision, and a superb header from the most in form and probably best England International we have we might have done it.

Its a well used phrase on here by certain lobbyists that we are progressing, that O'Neill is taking us forward and despite the loss, which most fans in their heart of hearts expected, Villa reached a Wembley final and competed for most of the game with the best. I was well peed off too, especially after watching the England Ireland game before hand, but Villa put themselves on the map, we competed with Utd with a young up and coming side who are learning with each game.

For those moaning, get a grip will ya, come Sunday we are up against Reading on their own park, and again those competing with us for the top 4 spot get another chance to get 3 more points ahead. Save your whinging for when it counts.

I've been to Wembley and seen worse, but each time we moved on. Not only on but upwards. Lets hope we do so again.



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Writer:avfc48
Date:Monday March 1 2010
Time: 2:37PM

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Well said 48, look where we were 4 years ago and where we are now. We have just competed against one of the best teams in the world and gave them a decent game. We are progressing as a club and a team. Talk about fans going over the top after our first defeat this year. Onwards and upwards and always cheer the Claret and Blue.
OldHolteEnder
01/03/2010 14:57:00
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Well said. I'll repeat what I've said on another thread - "OK, let's be done with our weeping and wailing. It's now time to bury our dead and start pointing the handcarts southwards towards the Royal County of Berkshire and the jewel in its crown, its largest town with its 150,000 or so souls, yes we speak of the fabled borough of Reading. Specifically, let us focus on the far-famed Madejski Stadium which when it's not hosting the football association team that represents the town is home to the London-Irish rugger buggers (a team in which, nowadays, it's extremely rare to find even one Irish player). Sunday afternoon will find us either there or settling in front of our TVs to watch the mighty Villa shrug off the disappointment of yesterday's events about 30 miles to the east and, with a distinct lack of pity, put the Royals to the sword. I'm saying 3-1 to the boys from Brum." BTW, you'll excuse me if I don't share the majority opinion on the outcome of the game at Twickenham! But there's a point there too. For hundreds of years (or so it seemed!) Ireland used to have that chariot run them right into the ground every time they ventured out onto a rugby pitch to meet the might of Blighty. Now, it's 6 wins out of 7 for the men in green. It's unlikely to last in the scheme of things but it's been a pretty good few years. I think Villa, like the Irish rugby team a few years back, is on the rise and that we're on the brink of experiencing several good years - which need not necessarily end quickly either!
bbj
01/03/2010 15:00:00
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Well said. I'll repeat what I've said on another thread - "OK, let's be done with our weeping and wailing. It's now time to bury our dead and start pointing the handcarts southwards towards the Royal County of Berkshire and the jewel in its crown, its largest town with its 150,000 or so souls, yes we speak of the fabled borough of Reading. Specifically, let us focus on the far-famed Madejski Stadium which when it's not hosting the football association team that represents the town is home to the London-Irish rugger buggers (a team in which, nowadays, it's extremely rare to find even one Irish player). Sunday afternoon will find us either there or settling in front of our TVs to watch the mighty Villa shrug off the disappointment of yesterday's events about 30 miles to the east and, with a distinct lack of pity, put the Royals to the sword. I'm saying 3-1 to the boys from Brum." BTW, you'll excuse me if I don't share the majority opinion on the outcome of the game at Twickenham! But there's a point there too. For hundreds of years (or so it seemed!) Ireland used to have that chariot run them right into the ground every time they ventured out onto a rugby pitch to meet the might of Blighty. Now, it's 6 wins out of 7 for the men in green. It's unlikely to last in the scheme of things but it's been a pretty good few years. I think Villa, like the Irish rugby team a few years back, is on the rise and that we're on the brink of experiencing several good years - which need not necessarily end quickly either!
bbj
01/03/2010 15:00:00
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In total agreement 48, more than happy with the battle our lads showed. Lets apply it to the remaining league fixtures and the FA Cup and the Cup and 4th will be ours for the taking! UTV
Charizma
01/03/2010 15:03:00
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they did us proud, we won't win every game and especially not against one of the best teams in the world.
The Fear
01/03/2010 15:10:00
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they did us proud, we won't win every game and especially not against one of the best teams in the world.
The Fear
01/03/2010 15:10:00
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oh and avfc48 in opti shocker....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
01/03/2010 15:10:00
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I thoroughly enjoyed the day, whatever the result I was determined to enjoy the moment. I hope the players don't feel too down, it's back to business.
andy5759
01/03/2010 15:14:00
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Someone get the man a pint :-)

Really good honest view and appraisal, I'm hoping this loss makes the likes of Gabby and A Young hungrier to succeed in the FA Cup and get straight back to Wembley. Villa ... Villa ... Villa UTV
davidsands1982
01/03/2010 15:42:00
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Someone get the man a pint :-)

Really good honest view and appraisal, I'm hoping this loss makes the likes of Gabby and A Young hungrier to succeed in the FA Cup and get straight back to Wembley. Villa ... Villa ... Villa UTV
davidsands1982
01/03/2010 15:42:00
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