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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

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
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
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
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
they did us proud, we won't win every game and especially not against one of the best teams in the world.
The Fear
oh and avfc48 in opti shocker....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
they did us proud, we won't win every game and especially not against one of the best teams in the world.
The Fear
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
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
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
Ditto. We still have so much to play for. The Reading game is massive and Reading cannot be taken lightly. Also, our three protagonists for Europe won over the weekend and we've got to win our games in hand. You did us proud lads now let's get back on with the job.
M5villa
I thought your boys did okay, better than our game against united last season in the final!
mwatspurs
I thought your boys did okay, better than our game against united last season in the final!
mwatspurs
Well said, '48, well said.
BobTheBuilder
Well said, '48, well said.
BobTheBuilder
I concur
General Disarray
Thanks 48, good perspective. Great final, really enjoyed it except for the result. We are building and getting stronger and the 3 games v Man U this season have proved that. This experience will be good for the team in the long run.
panchovilla
Spot on 48 I don't mind admitting in the past not being on the same wavelength, but you have out down exactly what I felt yesterday
fatloser
Spot on 48 I don't mind admitting in the past not being on the same wavelength, but you have out down exactly what I felt yesterday
fatloser
Got to agree, we're on the up and still got plenty to play for this season, FA cup, 4th place and England places. We need to get behind the lads and let them know whenever they put a shift in we'll support them whatever. My Utd friends and most pundits have been very complimentary of Villa and rightly so.
claretandbluearmy
I think we should be allowed at least a week of mourning and moaning before we get on with our lives
Doug4ever
Well said 48. Had an absolutely brilliant weekend. Great memories from 7.30 am on Saturday morning until we got back home at 11.30 on Sunday night. Result was a blow but it will not get rid of the great memories. Unlike in 2000, I expect us to be reasonably regular visitors to the staduim in the coming years. Onwards and upwards. Fear, nice to see you in the Green Man!!
voiceoftheholte
Well said 48. Had an absolutely brilliant weekend. Great memories from 7.30 am on Saturday morning until we got back home at 11.30 on Sunday night. Result was a blow but it will not get rid of the great memories. Unlike in 2000, I expect us to be reasonably regular visitors to the staduim in the coming years. Onwards and upwards. Fear, nice to see you in the Green Man!!
voiceoftheholte
Good stuff, 48, Dowd stuffed up, but we were beaten by the better team on the day and at least we tried to play. Onwards and upwards now, beat Reading and its Wembley Way again, and maybe twice more. With our league run in we also have every chance of 4th place. What would the neighbours say if we keep right on to the end of the road? Onwards and upwards lads. UTV Forever!!!
Madirish
I appreciate there are some who take every chance to promote their agendas........... ha ha
col8
I have to say well done MON for picking the best right back available LOL, why oh why does he play an out an out centre half at right back, dont get me wrong I actually think cuellar is better than collins but luke young at right back gives us better options going forward, other than that I think MON is doing a fantastic job UP THE VILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chasrack
We had an easy run in to the final and have been blessed again this year in the FA cup(especially considering the last few years.) Performance on the day was nothing special with only 3 shots on target. We didn't deserve to win and hopefully this will spur everyone on to do better. If we had won, some may think that the season is a success and settle down ready for the World Cup, but now hopefully they will realise that there is a lot left to play for. That's the only positive that I can see......
Villan444
We had an easy run in to the final and have been blessed again this year in the FA cup(especially considering the last few years.) Performance on the day was nothing special with only 3 shots on target. We didn't deserve to win and hopefully this will spur everyone on to do better. If we had won, some may think that the season is a success and settle down ready for the World Cup, but now hopefully they will realise that there is a lot left to play for. That's the only positive that I can see......
Villan444
Someone has hacked 48's laptop or is it an attempt to become popular ? ha ha
villan57
Someone has hacked 48's laptop or is it an attempt to become popular ? ha ha
villan57
I don't live in England but was back for the Final. Get back home and I can't believe some of the comments I've seen on a few of these different pages here. I always get from friends outside of Brum that our fans can be fickle at times and they are right. Still pushing for a top 4 place, beaten only just by the best team in the country and at the moment, officially the second best in Europe and still the possibility that we might have another Final to look forward to. Yet still fans aren't happy. I can understand why fans are disappointed that Cuellar is playing at RB over Young, and like chasrack I actually think he is a better Centre Half than Collins. However, MON knows more about Football than everyone of us on here and has turned us into a team who are constantly in the top echelons of the table. You can see he is trying to emulate Man U's style of play, and with a little more quality, which will be coming in the Summer, as well as the continued development of our youngsters and Milner in the Midfield, we will be wll set for next season. avfc48 you are spot on my man. Any fans who are unhappy go and support the Spuds...you would fit right in there!
Francobaresi13
I don't live in England but was back for the Final. Get back home and I can't believe some of the comments I've seen on a few of these different pages here. I always get from friends outside of Brum that our fans can be fickle at times and they are right. Still pushing for a top 4 place, beaten only just by the best team in the country and at the moment, officially the second best in Europe and still the possibility that we might have another Final to look forward to. Yet still fans aren't happy. I can understand why fans are disappointed that Cuellar is playing at RB over Young, and like chasrack I actually think he is a better Centre Half than Collins. However, MON knows more about Football than everyone of us on here and has turned us into a team who are constantly in the top echelons of the table. You can see he is trying to emulate Man U's style of play, and with a little more quality, which will be coming in the Summer, as well as the continued development of our youngsters and Milner in the Midfield, we will be wll set for next season. avfc48 you are spot on my man. Any fans who are unhappy go and support the Spuds...you would fit right in there!
Francobaresi13
The day I'm happy to lose a Cup Final I'm afraid will never be ! Anyone who is Happy we lost must need his bumps reading or just isn't that bothered about Villa . I didn't hear fun and Laughter on our train home that is for sure , more of a stunned silence !
villan57
 

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