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Baggies Looking To Break 33 Year Villa Hoodoo

I was going to ignore this, bit weighed down by doom and gloom at the moment really... however, it is a talking point!

WBA manager Roy Hodgson has told the baggies official site: www.wba.co.uk one of their main targets is to finish above Villa.

It will be the first time in 33-years and to be fair, it will also be a bloooooody disgrace.

Roy says they won`t be taking their foot off the pedal now they are in the safety zone and instead, want to win as many games as possible.

And on finishing above Villa, who always had - which was never enough but was something to hold on to - the 'biggest club in the Midlands tag, Hodgson says:

'But, if we have a goal, that would definitely be the goal - to break what is neither a record or a hoodoo, but a fact of life that it's a long time to be below an important rival in the city. To have 33 years where you've always seen a rival finish above you is a long time. Now is our time to try and break that. We have a great opportunity of course because we're also playing them.'

(Last time the baggies official site state was 1978/79 season)

Villa are on 35 points with a game in hand on the Baggies (and as Roy states, we are still to play them... we face them away on 28th April). Baggies are on 42 points.

We need two wins and a draw to level with them. It is doable but we shouldn`t be under looking up, we just shouldn`t.. and if that is arrogant, then tough, it is how I was brought up as a Villa fan, the biggest... that is why they all hate us!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 18 2012

Time: 2:47PM

Your Comments

Just another blotch on McWeCanNeverWin's villa record. Fear - do you know what other records he's likely to break by the end of the season? EG, fewest ever points in the premier league, fewest ever goals in a premier league season etc?
thorpyuk
I've got our historian to chart them all thorpyuk, will appear at the end of the season.
The Fear
i honestly couldn't give a hoot !! I mean it would be more hard to take if we were playing well and lost out to them on last day of the season but the fact were so poor Im more worried about who's below us than above fair play to baggies they deserve to be above us along with 14 other team's aswell
marshyboy87
Lord if I was a baggies fan and the best I could hope for was to finish above Villa ide open my wrists lol. At the moment I would back Wigan to finish above us never mind the baggies.
Merlin128777
Well done alex.
lerneravfc
Our lowest points was 42 I believe. I dont believe any team, not just us, has ever gone a whole season without scoring a set piece. With most teams expecting to score almost half their goals from set pieces this is a record I believe will never ever be beaten. It is also the biggest evidence of what goes on at the training ground and is the most damning statistic possible. On this one stat mcMuppet can not survive at our club and will/should be sacked without any pay off of any kind. As for WBA finishing above. Thats nice for them.
voiceoftheholte
No chance of catching the Baggies so let them have their season of glory. Hopefully we'll have a real manager next season - and hopefully we'll still be in the PL.
Pride of Lions
This just confirms that McLeish deserves to be held in the same esteem as other *****ty Villa managers like Tommy Docherty and Billy McNeill. Big Ron once said that Tommy Docherty criticised him and said he wouldn't match his achievements as a manager. Big Ron simply replied "That's right. I'll never be capable of taking Man Utd to the 2nd division and Villa to the 3rd division!" Eck's tenure in England has seen him make West Brom the kings of the Midlands without even being there manager. Great job. At least they'll build you a statue outside the Hawthorns.... You Tit!
heavy d
 

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