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Offline Chipsticks

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #135 on: January 28, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
Leicester aren't even the biggest club in their own city; the rugby club are bigger than them.

That's just not true man, the football club is undoubtedly huge and winning the league did wonders for them.

They are considered 'bigger' than us by the vast majority of people in their early 20's who aren't so aware of our history, and if we go another 10 years without winning anything that'll become more and more of a common consensus.


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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #136 on: January 28, 2020, 03:43:37 PM »
The Sky generation? Anyone with greater than one functioning brain cell knows Villa > Leicester.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2020, 03:44:47 PM »
45 seats left for tonight, are we getting too choosy about attending?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #138 on: January 28, 2020, 03:47:47 PM »
On what fucking planet are Leicester bigger than us?

Even the mutants out of their East Midlands swamps wouldn't come out with such bollocks.

The biggest club in the Midlands, by a mile has and always will be, us.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #139 on: January 28, 2020, 03:51:37 PM »
I used to look after the phones at an engineering firm in Leicester, and I was in the canteen talking football with my gaffer who was a nose (one of the better ones).
One of the lads that worked there joined in, big dopey bugger but harmless enough, and we were discussing the merits of our three teams on a reasonable basis.
The big lad then got up to make a cuppa, and I noticed a claret shirt hanging out of the back of his trousers. I asked him if it was a Villa shirt and he said yes, his Nan had bought it for him because he'd liked that one (think it was the NTL one)


Fucking weirdos.

Offline Chipsticks

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #140 on: January 28, 2020, 03:59:55 PM »
The Sky generation? Anyone with greater than one functioning brain cell knows Villa > Leicester.

I know we're bigger and agree, but I'm arguing that the common consensus of the 'typical' football fan is starting to shift - we need to start winning silverware again to prevent that from happening. That is the truth. Especially with the rapid pace modern football is going.

I'm in my mid-20's myself which is probably why I'm getting this perspective.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #141 on: January 28, 2020, 04:07:15 PM »
I get tired of this but I'll roll it out again.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #142 on: January 28, 2020, 04:10:30 PM »
This is the first time, in my supporting history, we are the under dogs in a League Cup semi final since Manu in 1970.
the first leg of which we drew 1-1 away.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #143 on: January 28, 2020, 04:17:01 PM »
When I first got into football as a kid in the late seventies Leicester were a Small Heath style yo-yo club between divisions one & two. MON changed that and won promotion and two trophies and then after some bad years they had their title win and Champions League run. I would compare them to Blackburn in the nineties/early noughties.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #144 on: January 28, 2020, 04:18:24 PM »
I get tired of this but I'll roll it out again.

Form is temporary, class is permanent.I

When was the last time we were class?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #145 on: January 28, 2020, 04:19:01 PM »
I get tired of this but I'll roll it out again.

Form is temporary, class is permanent.I

There's no 'I' in form.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2020, 04:24:04 PM »
I get tired of this but I'll roll it out again.

Form is temporary, class is permanent.I

When was the last time we were class?

When was the last time we weren't?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #147 on: January 28, 2020, 04:24:12 PM »
Leicester being compared to us is as funny and mental as sticking Dugarry in your hall of fame.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #148 on: January 28, 2020, 04:26:21 PM »
Leicester aren't even the biggest club in their own city; the rugby club are bigger than them.

That's just not true man, the football club is undoubtedly huge and winning the league did wonders for them.

They are considered 'bigger' than us by the vast majority of people in their early 20's who aren't so aware of our history, and if we go another 10 years without winning anything that'll become more and more of a common consensus.



Agreed, the rugby club is nowhere near as big as the the football club these days.  The average attendance for the egg chasers is about 18K compared to 32K for the football team.  In addition, you rarely see a Leicester Tigers shirt in the city centre or the surrounding towns.  All four of our kids are at school in Leicester now, and you see loads of people wearing some sort of Leicester City gear, eg replica kits, hats and scarves etc. Not so the rugby.  The rugby team is followed by a niche, mostly middle class, mostly middle aged crowd.  The football team is more popular by a huge amount.  Hopefully this isn't stereotypical, but there's a big Asian population in Leicester and the surrounding towns, and from my experience they are a lot more interested in football than they are rugby.  It's the same in Northamptonshire.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #149 on: January 28, 2020, 04:35:34 PM »
I don't even think a club needs to win anything to be considered bigger. Look at Tottenham, finish in the top four a few times and you're talked about non stop.

 


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