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Author Topic: What does being back in the PL mean to you?  (Read 12320 times)

Offline Smirker

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #150 on: July 26, 2019, 07:56:10 PM »
Can someone link up the new Sky advert with Jack in it, can't find it anywhere.

https://mobile.twitter.com/SkySports/status/1152593060603334658

Or, if you prefer, an alternative version...

https://mobile.twitter.com/mrjimmyhessel/status/1152608743886065666

Thank you mate I am on mobile so will watch later but appreciate your reply 👍

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #151 on: July 31, 2019, 08:37:37 PM »
It means I can eat chocolate and bitter birds cannot.



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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #152 on: August 10, 2019, 08:21:31 PM »
Interesting noting the amount of people who've said they've hardly watched premier league since we've been relegated.

Interested if the intensity today came as a shock or not.

 The championship is a fun league and in many areas the premier league is overhyped but in terms of pace and precision it really is night and day between the two leagues.

Playing like that we eased to many 1-0 or 2-0 away wins in championship but completely different standard today.

Worth remembering in the time we've been away Man. City and Liverpool have really raised the standards in terms of pressing and pace upfront. If people thought today was a very hard workout wait until we play those four games.

Still the good news is teams like Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are nowhere near that so I'd like to think we can get some points on the board in next three games.

Also think with what we showed in first 60 minutes we can get some points off Arsenal, Man. Unired and Chelsea. They're the "easier" three of the top 6 to play.

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #153 on: August 12, 2019, 12:08:19 PM »
Iíve not watched top flight without us and yes summary above is fair.

Main difference now is less clicks to see the league table on bbc sport app!

Offline Damo70

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #154 on: August 12, 2019, 12:36:01 PM »
What does being back in the Premier League mean to me?

Ask me around Christmas time.

Online Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #155 on: August 12, 2019, 12:57:09 PM »
I hope I'm still around at Christmas, the nerves on Saturday were off the scale. The Championship was a walk in the park in comparison, even the Play off final. I really enjoyed the Championship, even with a defeat there was another game a few days later to fix things and get it right. This waiting a week between games just adds to the tension. I wish we could play Bournemouth tomorrow.

Hopefully things will settle down once we get back to winning ways but I somehow doubt it.

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #156 on: August 12, 2019, 01:31:05 PM »
Iím reading Heroes Discussion more than Off Topic.

Offline Duncan Shaw

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #157 on: August 12, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
It's the intensity that got me too.  Jack would have a quick shimmy and been away from that situation leading up to the 2nd goal time and time again in the Championship.  They will all need to up their game in speed of though and accuracy to aid ball retention, but I'm sure it will come.  I'm not expecting Bournemouth to be the walk in the park many on here seem to be anticipating.

Offline Risso

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #158 on: August 12, 2019, 01:39:15 PM »

Main difference now is less clicks to see the league table on bbc sport app!

Oh yes indeed.  Everything about the BBC site for Championship teams is annoying, including the fact that they listed our results third, after the Premier League and the SPL.  And to find the table you had to start to type in a team name, or the name of the division.  Now it's there, front and centre again.  Hopefully we won't have to scroll down too far to see our position soon!

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #159 on: August 12, 2019, 02:08:31 PM »
No more quest, Colin Murray or that Bristol twit

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #160 on: August 12, 2019, 07:09:57 PM »
No more quest, Colin Murray or that Bristol twit

They have the rights for the league cup highlights....

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #161 on: August 12, 2019, 08:19:34 PM »
It's really exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time.  Shitting myself in the hope that we are good enough to survive and also excited to see what Dean teaches them, knowing that our owners will bail us out of the shit if things go pear shaped.  I don't want us to be the yo-yo club but I know we have to be patient.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #162 on: October 25, 2019, 05:22:18 PM »
Matches like these upcoming Man city away and Liverpool home.
The players and the coaching staff look forward to these games and after the villa break from top fligh I'm actually looking forward in some ways to see these matches.
The Liverpool match I'll be lucky enough to be attending and both that and man city are what the likees of McGinn what to experience and fair play that Smith has taken is to the prem for the experience.
Now as Aston Villa this club , the one we all support and are back in premier league these matches is what it's about .
Likes of Sterling , Salah, Mane, Aguero, Mahrez, Silva, Firmino. 
We want these matches and tests and to be competitive.
I think Villa have had good showings in every match this season whatever the opposition.
And despite playing next level opposition in the 2 matches coming up the performance and ability to compete hopefully will continue.
Of course it won't be 100 surprising if demolished but it won't be 100% surprising if Villa get a result or 2! In matches when many in football expect a defeat.
It doesn't define anything tomorrow or next week but it's just good to see Villa have such fixtures again !
Up the villa

Offline Nastylee

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #163 on: October 25, 2019, 06:17:29 PM »
I didn't mind the EFL from a match point of view. I think we all agreed it was exciting and the games came thick and fast. However, for recognition especially for a club with our history then it's all about the PL. Being able to compete in the transfer market and more notably keeping hold of our better players gives us a platform to be what we all crave for.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: What does being back in the PL mean to you?
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2019, 07:47:38 PM »
Well I expected all villa folk like Grealish myself and Smith to be savoring such clashes as the next two .
With respect to efl I don't miss it but look back with fund memories for the experience as never saw villa outside of top flight before few seasons ago.