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Author Topic: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread  (Read 8514 times)

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2020, 01:08:33 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?
Not saying that mate, my point was they are factors which are putting some people off. I know a few people who have said we'll lose in the final anyway so there's no point etc.

Either way, the crowd that is there will be rocking I'm sure and an early goal would lead to one of our best atmospheres for ages.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2020, 01:11:11 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.

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.

I'm exactly the same. After the Citeh game I said we should throw it and chuck in the reserves for the second leg, but the couple of positive results since made me change my mind.

I hope we win because dumping a very decent Leicester side out over two legs is a feather worth having for this inexperienced side.

Offline Pat Mustard

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2020, 01:13:52 PM »
I think the fact that it has been difficult to get tickets this season means a lot of people have just assumed it would sell-out.  I know a few people who are going to try to get tickets now because they are aware it hasn't sold-out, and who would probably have bought last week if it had been advertised more.

The available tickets have already gone down from about 1500 to under 800 this morning, so I'd be surprised if it hasn't sold-out by the end of today.

Offline Behind Bluenose Lines

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2020, 01:18:53 PM »
Man Utd might pull off a surprise on Wednesday, people: you never know.  Wouldn't mind beating them at Wembley again!

Remember everyone thought we'd be playing Leeds in the Play-off Final???

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2020, 01:31:28 PM »
Man Utd might pull off a surprise on Wednesday, people: you never know.  Wouldn't mind beating them at Wembley again!

Remember everyone thought we'd be playing Leeds in the Play-off Final???

I actually dreamed that the other night - City took their foot off the gas and United hit them on the break and won on the night 3-0

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2020, 02:56:35 PM »
Blimey, how times have changed Ö. when we would rather be playing Newton Heath, than Citeh, in a final   :)

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2020, 03:15:52 PM »
just seen that the M6 southbound has overnight closures on it from 9pm....Junction 4 to J2  showing a diversion of M42/A5/M69....it is on the Highways Agency twitter feed.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2020, 03:28:00 PM »
Blimey, how times have changed Ö. when we would rather be playing Newton Heath, than Citeh, in a final   :)

Go back 30 years and it wouldn't have mattered which of them.







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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2020, 03:29:04 PM »
I think  vardy and ichanecheao (sp?)  Will start

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2020, 05:10:01 PM »
if we get through we will probably lose

But
Southampton got battered 9-0 a few weeks ago by Leicester yet best them on their own patch a couple of weeks back
every game is different

the line up against City was the most defensive Iíve ever seen
it was a White Flag line up and it said we are shit and we donít believe we can do anything against you, do please take the ball of us and score as many as you like
Pathetic

hopefully if we get through (big if) we will be a bit more positive
You know like Palace, Norwich, Newcastle, Wolves etc who didnít roll over and die like we did





Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2020, 05:17:35 PM »
600 tickets left now, so will be almost full.

Hope nobody goes on the pitch if we win. Would look a bit daft if Man City did batter us in the final.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2020, 05:18:51 PM »
Could be worse than the Arsenal humiliation

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2020, 05:37:36 PM »

Hope nobody goes on the pitch if we win. Would look a bit daft if Man City did batter us in the final.

I hope nobody goes on the pitch but the odds are they will, and no, it won't look daft at all. No one says how daft we were after Inter, or the Blackburn game, or even the Albion game. People just remember a great day and moment following Villa.

I don't get the negativity, maybe Leicester will batter us, maybe Man City will, but winning semi finals and and finals is the whole point of the club and the whole point of going to games. The shitfest finals against Chelsea and Arsenal and even the tie against Trabzonspor didn't diminsh that feeling when we beat Bolton, Albion/Liverpool and Inter. Those moments still live with me.
Wigan had no chance against Citeh, sha had no chance against Arsenal, Bradford had no chance against us and so on, well surprises happen so enjoy the ride wherever it ends.

Offline TelfordVilla

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2020, 05:43:10 PM »
if we get through, it is a major cup final. Wigan beat Mancity and even blues beat Arsenal. Villa beat Manutd when they were red hot favorites for the treble in '94. Anything can happen in a one off final. On the other hand if we don't get through it's no biggie as we would probably get thrashed in the final.....therefore it is a win/win for us.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2020, 05:45:42 PM »
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