Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday May 7 2010
Just for those wondering why it might matter where Villa finish (apart from the financial gain per additional place) now that 4th is out:
If we finish 7th (we lose/draw and Liverpool win) Villa would have to enter the Europa League at the third qualifying stage, played in two legs weeks of July 27 and Aug 3 giving players very little rest, especially those coming back from the World Cup.
Finishing 6th however would mean we are straight in the competition for the play off rounds, matches played weeks of Aug 18 and Aug 25
The Premier League`s seventh-placed team must enter the Europa League at the third qualifying stage with the two legs in the weeks of July 27 and August 3.
The Premier League begins August 15th.
James Milner says on the official site :
'If the lads are going to get an extra couple of weeks off by getting a win it's obviously a nice incentive. You're not going to try any harder because you give 100 per cent anyway but it's been a long season for all of us and the rest is very much needed.'
Naturally we can still finish 5th, we need West Ham to beat Manchester City and for us to do the business against Blackburn Rovers.
Date:Friday May 7 2010
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