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Offline Des Little

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #345 on: May 24, 2019, 04:35:57 PM »
I'd be a lot less anxious if any one of you can come on here and assure me that we are definitely going to win.  Thanks in advance.

Offline Tayls_7

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #346 on: May 24, 2019, 04:40:50 PM »
I've been doing circuits every day at my station for the past couple of weeks and this Derby supporting lad introduced himself to me and started off giving it large. Going on about nothing to lose blah di blah. Has gone very quiet last couple of days as I've grown more confident.  Approach this without trepidation and it is ours to take.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #347 on: May 24, 2019, 04:44:36 PM »
In lighter news, Drake has changed his Instagram profile picture to the pic of Mallory Edens wearing a villa shirt.

https://www.instagram.com/champagnepapi/?hl=en

... What does this mean?
https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-drake-curse-best-times-it-struck-down-sports-teams-athletes-2487702

Offline john2710

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #348 on: May 24, 2019, 05:05:13 PM »
EFL play-offs: Is this the year Sunderland break the red and white curse?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48382788



Just read that and the comments section - for some reason a lot of other clubs fans seem to hate us these days - I know there are a few over confident posts on there but still...I always thought we were pretty well liked throughout the football world (apart from the obvious) but that seems to have changed now.  The Neutral support definitely seems to be with Derby.

We were liked when we were a cuddly push over. Fuck them all.

The world is an angrier place now than it was even 2-3 years ago. Everyone has an opinion on everything & most are only too happy to be vocal about it.

Fuck 'em all, UTV.

Offline KRS

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #349 on: May 24, 2019, 05:06:48 PM »
In lighter news, Drake has changed his Instagram profile picture to the pic of Mallory Edens wearing a villa shirt.

https://www.instagram.com/champagnepapi/?hl=en

... What does this mean?
https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-drake-curse-best-times-it-struck-down-sports-teams-athletes-2487702
It was on SSN earlier...our very own Edens owns Milwaukee Bucks who were playing against Toronto Raptors who Drake supports. Mallory got into some banter with Drake by wearing a tshirt of some other rapper. Not sure why he changed his profile pic to one of her though, but she looks great in her Villa shirt.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mallory-edens-drake-raptors-bucks-nba-playoffs-2019.amp

Offline exigo

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #350 on: May 24, 2019, 07:03:03 PM »
I rather like the difference between Villa and Derby after they won their respective semis. Derby go on a huge boozy night out. We celebrated with the fans, and then in Tyrone's words, went home as the job isn't done.

Tyrone interview

I'm really not that nervous because I just think we're the form team, with a grounded set of players and a manager who will set out to exploit their weaknesses. Bring it on.

Offline bilsim

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #351 on: May 24, 2019, 07:34:29 PM »


Quality content from the Villa view lads

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #352 on: May 24, 2019, 07:49:54 PM »
That's an excellent video.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #353 on: May 24, 2019, 08:02:16 PM »
In lighter news, Drake has changed his Instagram profile picture to the pic of Mallory Edens wearing a villa shirt.

https://www.instagram.com/champagnepapi/?hl=en

... What does this mean?
https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-drake-curse-best-times-it-struck-down-sports-teams-athletes-2487702
It was on SSN earlier...our very own Edens owns Milwaukee Bucks who were playing against Toronto Raptors who Drake supports. Mallory got into some banter with Drake by wearing a tshirt of some other rapper. Not sure why he changed his profile pic to one of her though, but she looks great in her Villa shirt.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/mallory-edens-drake-raptors-bucks-nba-playoffs-2019.amp
Probably to curse us

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #354 on: May 24, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »
I can't fucking wait. Thankfully Ive got the Punk in Drublic stage at Slam Dunk festival to keep me occupied for a day at least.

I went to the Midlands one on Bank Holiday last year, worked out fine with us playing on the Saturday and needed a chill out day to get over the disappointment of that game.

Go back to February and was annoyed they'd dropped the Midlands event from this year as it's a very good line up so would've got a ticket.

Pretty glad now as three months back I wouldn't have given us any chance of even making the play offs so being at NEC and getting score updates would've been torture.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #355 on: May 24, 2019, 08:13:53 PM »
The games we lost were all against better teams than us tho (Chelsea x2, man u, arsenal, Fulham)

It's a bit like saying Jurgen klopp has a bad record in finals because he's lost as Liverpool and dortmund manager to bayern, real Madrid, etc

If anything, it shows that the favourites tend to win finals and I reckon thats us

Yeah we've played hard teams but we hardly give them a game. Everyone knows how bad we were last year, in 2015 and the infamous 2000 cup final. 2010 ones we weren't too bad and were very unlucky with decisions in both games.

When you look at other underdog teams around that period we had in 2011 some Midlands team I've forgotten beating Arsenal, Wigan beating Man. City in 2013 and even in the 2014 final Hull were 2 up against Arsenal before losing. This was a Hull managed by Steve Bruce. These were all underdogs anyway who had gameplans and played very good finals.

I'm really not sure what on earth happens to us on final day. You're talking about many good players who all seem to collectively freeze all at once so we barely even have a shot on target.

I just want us to come out on the front foot from the start. If people want an easy win we're more likely to do it that way than just playing at half pace and trying to feel our way into things as we attempted to do last year. Part of why I want Kodjia and Hourihane to start, gives a completely different mindset to Whelan and Adomah starting.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #356 on: May 24, 2019, 09:18:19 PM »
Agree with this...just go out and play with confidence and it should be our day, if itís not let it be because they were better than us, not because we didnít give it our best.
And they arenít better..we are. UTV

Offline ajmant

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #357 on: May 24, 2019, 11:07:15 PM »
Just wondering if dean smith exists at the moment as the press are so lampard focused itís untrue.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #358 on: May 24, 2019, 11:17:56 PM »
Just wondering if dean smith exists at the moment as the press are so lampard focused itís untrue.
I wouldn't worry, it's to their detriment.

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Re: Championship Play-off Final : Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #359 on: May 24, 2019, 11:41:04 PM »


Quality content from the Villa view lads

He's got a pea souper of an accent.