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Author Topic: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread  (Read 36349 times)

Offline themossman

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #285 on: May 23, 2019, 10:26:25 AM »
This thread makes me realise how pathetically suggestible I am. Im either rampantly confident bordering or arrogant or resigned to eternity in the championship depending on which post I read last.

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #286 on: May 23, 2019, 10:40:51 AM »
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I know we can't just turn up and expect to win, but a lot of people are getting very 'Villa' about this.
That's not us any longer.
We're different now.
We're new Villa, sharp, powerful, progressive.
We plan meticulously. 
Our revolution has purpose, stand before us and be crushed.

I, for one, can't f***ing wait for this.

That rally cry has gave me the horn.

We may have a big % of the same players as last year but we are different now in almost every way.

We turn up and play - we win

We know it
They know it

Its all about us

Offline robbo1874

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #287 on: May 23, 2019, 12:40:48 PM »
So, will we win then?

I think so.....thats us damned to the championship for the next 10 yrs then!! 😄

Gone for a win in the poll!

Offline cdward

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #288 on: May 23, 2019, 01:34:02 PM »
Last year we all said Fulham was the team we didn't want in the Final, because we knew they had the beating of us, and had been on a great run of form. This year Derby will be thinking the same.
We have the psychological advantage over them, plus the experience of players like Grealish and Hourihane who felt the pain of losing last year will drive us on.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #289 on: May 23, 2019, 01:35:45 PM »
I remain unconvinced that they will commit a high press as they lack the discipline, if not the legs to do this successfully.

The press also leaves space in midfield for Grealish to get into and once here's there, you're in serious difficulties.

I think they'll play a diamond and two up top to chase balls into channels for territory. What they did at Leeds was good, but aided and abetted by Leeds having a meltdown.

A diamond exposes Cole and opens up space.

I cant see them putting 11 behind the ball.

Steer

Taylor
Mings
Tuanzebe
Elmo

Whelan
McGinn

Kodjia
Grealish
El Ghazi

Tammy

2-0 Villa.

Offline andyh

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #290 on: May 23, 2019, 01:38:17 PM »
Exactly the team Id go for as well, Ads.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #291 on: May 23, 2019, 01:47:40 PM »
Exactly the team Id go for as well, Ads.

me too

No Green or Albert for me. They aren't in form. Kodj has looked decent ne he has been used recently

Offline Des Little

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 23, 2019, 01:52:31 PM »
Kodjia to start for me too.  We need to be onto them like a fox on a bin bag from the off.

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 23, 2019, 02:22:14 PM »
Id unleash Kodjia too.

The pain of last season for those still playing and coaching for us will be fresh in the memory. But much more than than we will go into this with a very defined plan versus hoping to nick a fucking goal. Fuck off Bruce.

Online Monty

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #294 on: May 23, 2019, 02:25:48 PM »
I'd be tempted to go with Kodj as well, and I think I'd also go with Whelan over Hourihane from the start just because I'd rather be looking to change the game by bringing Conor on instead of off.

Offline Dr Butler

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #295 on: May 23, 2019, 02:31:00 PM »
as usual keep the clean sheet and the Villa will win...

UTV
The Doc

Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #296 on: May 23, 2019, 03:20:13 PM »
I'd be tempted to go with Kodj as well, and I think I'd also go with Whelan over Hourihane from the start just because I'd rather be looking to change the game by bringing Conor on instead of off.

Yep.

Offline ironmaidenmania

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #297 on: May 23, 2019, 04:06:25 PM »
Unleash Kodj, but I'd also switch Hawse for Taylor.

Offline purpletrousers

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #298 on: May 23, 2019, 04:07:27 PM »
I think we are agreed. Dean you there mate?

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #299 on: May 23, 2019, 05:14:29 PM »
My lad is flying into Heathrow from Australia on Monday morning.  He pre-booked his flight in February, just after we lost to the Albion. I told him he was mad, but he was convinced we'd be there.

He was there last year, but says this time it's different. If we perform how we can, we have nothing to worry about. UTV