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Author Topic: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread  (Read 41141 times)

Offline walsall villain

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #480 on: May 26, 2019, 10:58:06 PM »
Keep looking at the clock, thinking I need to go to bed soon - leaving at 8 am - but knowing there is absolutely no way I am going to get any sleep at all.
Complete bag of nerves and excitement....and I turn 65 next week!




Watch the eu election results on bbc, it’s sending me to sleep.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #481 on: May 26, 2019, 10:59:40 PM »
My final thoughts for today.
We are a better, stronger and more organized team than last year.
Derby are not as strong an opponent as Fulham.

Goodnight.

Offline VillaAlways

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #482 on: May 26, 2019, 11:19:53 PM »
We can’t lose to a side whose most famous supporter is Mick Philpott.
That really made me laugh

Offline frankmosswasmyuncle

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #483 on: May 26, 2019, 11:37:04 PM »
Keep looking at the clock, thinking I need to go to bed soon - leaving at 8 am - but knowing there is absolutely no way I am going to get any sleep at all.
Complete bag of nerves and excitement....and I turn 65 next week!




Watch the eu election results on bbc, it’s sending me to sleep.
I'll give it a go.
Thanks wv!

Offline Chris_Jephcott

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #484 on: May 26, 2019, 11:55:59 PM »
I am a lot more nervous this time around than last time around.

Why?

I think it’s a combination of reasons. We have beaten Derby twice this season already, but it stands for nothing tomorrow and they are a good team. You have to be to in this position in the first place. And I would much prefer playing this game against Derby than Leeds for the simple reason that Leeds would have “shithoused” the entire game and it would have been another WBA type affair. Derby actually try to play flowing football and I think it will make for a very exciting and interesting game tomorrow.

There’s a lot at stake too - if we lose, we’ll be into another season of rebuilding and losing key players. If Derby lose, they might well be too.

I also fear the curse of Wembley and Drake. I also don’t like the way that we’ve been painted as favourites.

So yeah, I am nervous, edgy and angsty. If there was a cat in my crew rest room right now, I would consider shouting at it.

It will be a close game tomorrow. I would love Villa to win and get promoted but I have this horrible feeling that it’ll be Derby. I hope that come the final whistle that it’s wrong though and we can celebrate.

Anyway, UTV and not long left now!

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #485 on: May 27, 2019, 12:10:13 AM »
I wish I could be there. I may not be able to watch it due to work commitments. But I will be following as much as possible. I’m trying to stay positive. We’ve come such a long way. Think of where we were last July when it appeared very realistically that we could be wound up. No money, tax man at the door. Everything about the club was so dysfunctional. It was so very desperate.

So much has happened since and we have a sound structure in place. With a manager and squad that are so tight and together. You have to pinch yourself to believe that we are here again when only a few months that seemed impossible. We have become a club that has turned impossible to possible and we have one more massive step to take.

So I will be hoping as I sneak a look at this thread during the game that the mood is always great because of how we have been playing, that we are scoring goals and keeping them out, and that come around 9am my time Jack is lifting the trophy.

Offline DB

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #486 on: May 27, 2019, 12:43:08 AM »
We can’t lose to a side whose most famous supporter is Mick Philpott.
That really made me laugh

Tosh from the Bill

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #487 on: May 27, 2019, 01:14:04 AM »
At a Queensland Government buyers forum humming ‘We’ve got McGinn, SJM”. The things that get you through the day eh.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #488 on: May 27, 2019, 01:22:54 AM »
In 2002 5th played 6th in the final. 5th place won and was a side from Birmingham playing a side with an unhealthy interest in sheep.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #489 on: May 27, 2019, 03:16:16 AM »
I quite happily take a victory however ugly as long as deano doesn’t try to sign Bacuna

Offline The Moose

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #490 on: May 27, 2019, 03:57:54 AM »
Left Aberystwyth at 3am to get home to Cradley, train to Birmingham at 7, then queuing at Moor St. Come on you Lions!

Offline robbo1874

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #491 on: May 27, 2019, 04:01:21 AM »
Thanks. Hope we visit Craven Cottage in the Premier League the season after next.
A bit weird how we all love the trip to Fulham but nearly always play shit there and come away with f**k all!

In fairness they nearly always lose at Villa Park, to even things up.

Saw them beat us at VP in the FA cup 4th round I think.
Late 90’s

Offline Ads

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #492 on: May 27, 2019, 06:26:14 AM »
And here we go...

Offline john2710

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #493 on: May 27, 2019, 06:26:19 AM »
I'm feeling confident, last season we knew Fulham were the better side & Bruce approached it like we were. Today will be different, if we hit the ground running Derby will not cope with us.

Last season's defeat left us staring into the abyss & before the game we all knew the consequences. Thankfully the new owners saved us.

Whatever happens today, our football club is back & heading in the right direction for the first time in many years.

UTV

Online Clampy

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #494 on: May 27, 2019, 06:30:24 AM »
Our coach leave at 7.30am. Incredibly early but needs must. Let's hope we do it this time. Have a good day all.