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Author Topic: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread  (Read 9608 times)

Offline AVH87

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2020, 09:52:07 AM »
Still not sold out, surprised about that. We can get 42k every week in the league but not for a semi? Maybe Man City awaiting is putting people off.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2020, 10:11:26 AM »
Still not sold out, surprised about that. We can get 42k every week in the league but not for a semi? Maybe Man City awaiting is putting people off.

I thought it would be sold out, so I didn't bother looking.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2020, 10:15:50 AM »
If we reach the final is that enough to qualify for Europe?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 10:26:11 AM »
If we reach the final is that enough to qualify for Europe?

I don't think so.  If we win it, obviously, yes, but if Man City win it and finish in the Champs League spots, they open up another league spot at number 6 or 7 I believe.  I'm not sure I'd want us involved with the Europa.  Another half a season's worth of games to win it. 

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2020, 10:50:11 AM »
If we reach the final is that enough to qualify for Europe?

No

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2020, 11:08:13 AM »
Still not sold out, surprised about that. We can get 42k every week in the league but not for a semi? Maybe Man City awaiting is putting people off.

There's less than 1,200 tickets left, so it's still going to be a big crowd near to a full house.

The last time we played Leicester in the League Cup semi was 20 years ago. The crowd was just over 28,000.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2020, 11:12:44 AM »
This is not doing my GTC figures any good. Sort it out!

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2020, 11:35:35 AM »
1-1. We hit a late equaliser, Konsa. This time, it's definitely his goal. Reina the hero in the shootout. Trezeguet sends us to Wembley where we beat Man City 3-1.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2020, 02:28:33 PM »
If we sell all our remaining tickets, it still won’t top 40k. Leicester have got 4,226, all in the North, which holds just over 7k. We haven’t given them a single ticket more than we have to ( quite rightly). R1 and R7 haven’t been sold and there’s several rows netted off at the front of the Upper  and Lower North.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2020, 08:50:11 PM »
Villa to win on penalties and another trip to Wembley........hopefully.

Probably be a tad cooler in the Green Man beer garden this time of year though.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2020, 12:22:44 PM »
I'm excited for this one. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2020, 12:43:11 PM »
Still not sold out, surprised about that. We can get 42k every week in the league but not for a semi? Maybe Man City awaiting is putting people off.
We don't sell out cup games. Bradford and Blackburn were 40k+ but didn't sell out. Albion QF was only 39,500 with 6k away fans. Genuinely can't remember the last cup game we sold out?

There will be less than 1k empty seats in our ends by kick off which isn't bad in January when everyone is skint. The fact we pretty much sold out against Watford on a Tuesday night says a lot about where the fans' priorities lie.

Other factors are that Leicester destroyed us at home a few weeks ago and most people I know think we're going to lose. Even if we do get through then Man City are waiting in the final who would most likely batter us.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2020, 12:48:08 PM »
Didn't know Extra time isn't a thing anymore, could easily go to pens this.

Can remember Reina winning a few shoot outs at Liverpool, I take it he can play?

Should be a good atmosphere although Man. City in the final does put a dampen things a touch.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2020, 12:49:27 PM »
Still not sold out, surprised about that. We can get 42k every week in the league but not for a semi? Maybe Man City awaiting is putting people off.
We don't sell out cup games. Bradford and Blackburn were 40k+ but didn't sell out. Albion QF was only 39,500 with 6k away fans. Genuinely can't remember the last cup game we sold out?

There will be less than 1k empty seats in our ends by kick off which isn't bad in January when everyone is skint. The fact we pretty much sold out against Watford on a Tuesday night says a lot about where the fans' priorities lie.

Other factors are that Leicester destroyed us at home a few weeks ago and most people I know think we're going to lose. Even if we do get through then Man City are waiting in the final who would most likely batter us.

Shall we just not bother then? Should we give up on every competition because eventually we'll come up against a team better than us?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2020, 01:06:51 PM »
Still not sold out, surprised about that. We can get 42k every week in the league but not for a semi? Maybe Man City awaiting is putting people off.
We don't sell out cup games. Bradford and Blackburn were 40k+ but didn't sell out. Albion QF was only 39,500 with 6k away fans. Genuinely can't remember the last cup game we sold out?

There will be less than 1k empty seats in our ends by kick off which isn't bad in January when everyone is skint. The fact we pretty much sold out against Watford on a Tuesday night says a lot about where the fans' priorities lie.

Other factors are that Leicester destroyed us at home a few weeks ago and most people I know think we're going to lose. Even if we do get through then Man City are waiting in the final who would most likely batter us.

Shall we just not bother then? Should we give up on every competition because eventually we'll come up against a team better than us?

I know what QV means, and I know what you mean too - that's the conundrum I have had going around in my head for a few days.

I hope we win it, but having just been swatted away by the other finalist, who ran up a cricket score without even trying, and adding in the distraction from the relegation fight, I have never been so unexcited about a cup semi final.

I know it's bad, but I can't help feeling that way.

 


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