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Online dave shelley

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »
I've posted this before.  Losing a pre-season friendly away to Bedford with a full strength team.  Fucking Bedford!  I'm of the opinion that that was when we bottomed out and it slowly, gradually and was actually the catalyst that ended in Rotterdam.

I was also there for that cup game against West Ham in 1980.  Thoroughly depressing result made even worse by sitting among their racist fans, and that was just the women, seriously.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 05:42:28 PM »
2000 Cup Final. I've never felt worse after a game.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 05:43:51 PM »
2000 Cup Final. I've never felt worse after a game.

Me too. Such a let down.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 06:07:40 PM »
The run in to the 1992-93 season.

Offline V dog

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
When they changed one of the bars underneath the Holte end for some kind of healthy burger set up. Didn't last long. Dark days indeed.

Offline peter w

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2017, 11:53:03 AM »
2010
2015
Randy Lerner

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2017, 02:04:50 PM »
The run in to the 1992-93 season.
2000 Cup Final. I've never felt worse after a game.

Me too. Such a let down.

I was thinking about these two the other day.  It really would have been something of note to have won the first Premier League and the last FA Cup Final at the old Wembley. 

The semi final against Bradford was a terrible feeling and I just felt a complete sense of desolation waiting for the train back to Birmingham after the FA Cup Final in 2015.  I think the realisation of where we were heading finally sunk in. 

Offline john e

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2017, 08:08:17 PM »
the appointment of Steve Bruce and Alex Mcliesh by a million miles


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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2017, 08:37:55 PM »
I didn't expect us to win either FA cup final although of course both performances were wretched.

Bigger one for me was Carling cup final, a game we were capable of winning and really should've won but for a number of things mostly related to a P. Dowd.

In the league I'd probably say 08/09. To be 6-8 points clear of Arsenal and playing pretty well and then collapse and top 4 to be all over by start of May (it wasn't even a particularly good Arsenal team that year either) was massively disappointing and typical Villa. It mirrored our collapse from being league leaders to finishing below West Ham ten years previously.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 08:42:42 PM »
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Can see where Peter is coming from here.

Of course things can change quickly in football for either better or worse but in the heady early seasons of his reign when we were one of the heaviest spenders in europe and were regularly in the top 6 I'd have laughed loudly in someone's face if say a SHA fan had at that point come up and said we'd be relegated from the premier league in an incredibly embarrassing fashion under his ownership.

It should never have happen but for some staggeringly inept decisions over a number of years.

Offline Lucky Eddie

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 12:23:38 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2017, 12:39:43 PM »
2008/09 season


Offline Damo70

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2017, 12:43:13 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

I think the majority were unhappy but accepting the decision was done and dusted. Can you imagine Celtic appointing a bloke who had just relegated Rangers or Liverpool appointing a bloke who just been relegated with Everton? You would love the bloke because he had just relegated your enemy, but that doesn't mean you want him to manage your team.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2017, 12:53:28 PM »
The majority of Villa fans idly accepting the appointment of McLeish.

I knocked an empty Pringles tube onto the floor in protest. It was the closest thing to me when my mate informed me of the news. I was at work in Shanghai, and at first thought he was joking.

That night after numerous joints, it dawned on me that we were about to become hopeless. And so it proved.

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Re: Your biggest let down as a Villa fan
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2017, 12:57:49 PM »
I concur with many of these, and can add two more Yernited let downs:

1.  Bruce getting that winner against Wednesday - we had walked a mile from the ground to the car before he stuck that in, still in Fergie time
2.. The last minute gut wrencher at OT when Macheda won it with the last kick in 2009.  I was sat in the Stretford End which made the whole thing worse.