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Offline Des Little

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #240 on: May 21, 2019, 10:39:20 PM »
Three weeks ago, Derby were struggling to get into the play offs, now people are giving them the edge because they beat a Leeds side whose arses fell out when things got nervy.

The simple fact is, if we turn up and play our best game, we win. Derby won’t be able to deal with us should we execute our game plan, and for me that’s a source of great comfort.

It all sounds very straightforward doesn’t it?! If only...


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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #241 on: May 21, 2019, 10:47:50 PM »
Exactly!

We beat Derby 4-0 in half a game at Villa Park.  It would've been 8-0 if we hadn't given them the second half off!

I'm amazed the bookies are even taking bets!

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #242 on: May 21, 2019, 10:52:56 PM »
Derby are there because Leeds royally fucked it up. We won’t do the same. A convincing win is what I expect.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #243 on: May 21, 2019, 11:04:22 PM »
If I weren't A Villa Fan I'd make us favourites, but that would be because wouldn't know us as well as I do. I know we're meant to be all 'good' at 'football' now, but the fact remains that I'm always surprised when we win and never surprised when we lose - a fact which applies triple to big games.
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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #244 on: May 22, 2019, 01:01:23 AM »
But we're not on a bad run.

We held Leeds off with ease and had the best chance of the game. Went down to ten men and defended stoutly.

Our reserves lost to Norwich having from the 10th minute been the better side.

We beat the Stripey Filth.

We lost to the ghost of Stoke 2008, but won where it counted.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #245 on: May 22, 2019, 02:39:07 AM »
The ever-supportive MAil. https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/absolute-mismatch-bumper-aston-villa-16309559

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #246 on: May 22, 2019, 06:38:51 AM »
I think it could go either way quite easily

I think we're the better team. Especially if Tammy is properly fit - not sure he was for the semis

But derby destroyed Leeds with Lawrence, Mount and wilson breaking from Central areas

If we play hourihane as DM that's not a lot of protection. I'm thinking about the way forest destroyed us in a similar fashion at Villa Park and it's making me nervous. I don't think any of us could take a 5-5!

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #247 on: May 22, 2019, 07:46:57 AM »
The ever-supportive MAil. https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/absolute-mismatch-bumper-aston-villa-16309559

You can smell the Stripey in that article.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #248 on: May 22, 2019, 08:02:11 AM »
Promotion will go to whoever the better team on the day is. Simple as.

We didn't show up at Wembley last year. Time to set it to rights.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #249 on: May 22, 2019, 08:31:41 AM »
The ever-supportive MAil. https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/absolute-mismatch-bumper-aston-villa-16309559

After reading that (dodging the pop ups and the music and God only knows what else was going on) my first thought was how on earth did we manage to beat Brazil Albeeyun?

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #250 on: May 22, 2019, 09:09:34 AM »
If you look at it player for player, Villa are stronger in virtually every position. Would you swap Grealish/McGinn for Wilson/Mount? Keogh is a carthorse at the back, Mings is immense! But, as it stands it's on the day that counts!

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #251 on: May 22, 2019, 09:27:27 AM »
They'll be more worried about us than we should be about them. I don't mind Derby, though being from Leicester, I know we'll have a lot of Leicester fans cheering us on next Monday.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #252 on: May 22, 2019, 09:55:57 AM »
The ever-supportive MAil. https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/absolute-mismatch-bumper-aston-villa-16309559

After reading that (dodging the pop ups and the music and God only knows what else was going on) my first thought was how on earth did we manage to beat Brazil Albeeyun?

same here...by god we were incredibly lucky/spawny...

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #253 on: May 22, 2019, 10:52:17 AM »
Yea, dominated by the Albion for 150 minutes? What an absolute load of horseshit.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #254 on: May 22, 2019, 11:40:31 AM »
Surprisingly it was only Brian Dick-Head who was on the money, saying Albion paid us a back handed compliment playing the way they did, because if they'd have gone toe-to-toe we'd have murdered them.