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Author Topic: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread  (Read 70647 times)

Offline VillaBoy_23

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #915 on: February 24, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »
I was the most positive person on earth about the final until I went to Southampton on Saturday. The Ďperformanceí was a disgrace and has left a real bad taste in my mouth.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #916 on: February 24, 2020, 04:50:16 PM »
Hating positive posts about a cup final seems a tad bizarre. We all realistically know that we're massive underdogs but hating that someone is positive is weird.

That isn't what I said though.  Positivity is good, but chest-beating posts like that I don't like. Each to their own.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #917 on: February 24, 2020, 04:56:26 PM »
The only thing I'm clinging to is that we were shite in the run up to the 1994 Final. While it is far from ideal, as we are in a relegation fight for our lives, we wouldn't be the first or last team to be distracted by an impending cup final, and produce a much better standard than expected in the final itself.

I'm choosing to ignore the fact that we were shit in the run up to the 2015 FA Cup Final as that doesn't suit my argument.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #918 on: February 24, 2020, 05:03:07 PM »
The only thing I'm clinging to is that we were shite in the run up to the 1994 Final. While it is far from ideal, as we are in a relegation fight for our lives, we wouldn't be the first or last team to be distracted by an impending cup final, and produce a much better standard than expected in the final itself.

I'm choosing to ignore the fact that we were shit in the run up to the 2015 FA Cup Final as that doesn't suit my argument.

We were shite for the rest of the season in 94.  Probably best we don't look for comparisons!

Offline Chipsticks

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #919 on: February 24, 2020, 05:10:10 PM »
No offence at all but I really hate rah rah posts like that.  Well done on trying to be positive, but I'm going there intending to enjoy the day but throughly convinced we're going to lose.

Get over yourself.

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #920 on: February 24, 2020, 05:17:34 PM »
We beat Liverpool under 23s, not Liverpool. You know and I know that a full strength Liverpool would probably have beat us. I know anything can happen and I am hoping that in a one off game it does, Man City are below par, and we play as we never have and win the bloody thing. In all honestly I dont think we will win. I will go and sing and hopefully have a great day.

We beat the team put out in front of us. We were beating them in the league until the final minutes when they snuck the win.

So err Liverpool won? Look I want Villa to win, if i could make Villa win by only thinking positive thoughts, then I would, but I canít make Villa win by my thoughts, nor can I bend spoons, nor can I predict the lottery tickets or talk to my nans dead budgie, nor to my dead nan. What I can do is go and support them. Do I think they will win, no unfortunately, do I hope Iím wrong, bloody hell YES

Offline KRS

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #921 on: February 24, 2020, 05:39:44 PM »
Entirely different circumstances granted, but Iím pretty sure we were the overwhelming underdogs against Bayern Munich.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #922 on: February 24, 2020, 06:01:32 PM »
Of course we're probably going to lose but it's my first ever trip to Wembley so I am going to make sure I have a fun day regardless. UT effing V.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #923 on: February 24, 2020, 06:08:29 PM »
Get those prayer mats out Aston Villa fans

Offline walsall villain

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #924 on: February 24, 2020, 06:23:37 PM »
Entirely different circumstances granted, but Iím pretty sure we were the overwhelming underdogs against Bayern Munich.
Bayern were favourites but donít recall it being anything like this weekendís situation

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #925 on: February 24, 2020, 06:31:22 PM »
If it gives anyone hope, Wigan were in poor form heading into their FA Cup final win against Man City.

The two games prior were a 3-2 loss at home to Swansea, and a 4-1 battering away at Arsenal.

Wigan were 9/1 to win in 90 minutes, whilst we're 10/1 to win the cup overall (only comparison I could find)

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #926 on: February 24, 2020, 06:32:13 PM »
They also got relegated.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #927 on: February 24, 2020, 06:51:43 PM »
They also got relegated.

Of course.

If we're going to go down (and we might do), I'd rather we go down with the cup.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #928 on: February 24, 2020, 07:05:42 PM »
I don't understand going into a final utterly resigned to defeat despite the fact that it is highly likely.
Football fans live on the oxygen of hope,  otherwise why support anyone other than those nailed onto to win things? Because it is more than that, it is your town or City, your friends, your memories, your heroes, your family. That's why we're all spending money, time and our precious patience on a Sunday afternoon in February. We might be on a hiding to nothing but while there is hope there is reason to be, for any football fan.

I hope we win, we probably won't but I'll love Sunday.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #929 on: February 24, 2020, 07:21:55 PM »
I don't understand going into a final utterly resigned to defeat despite the fact that it is highly likely.
Football fans live on the oxygen of hope,  otherwise why support anyone other than those nailed onto to win things? Because it is more than that, it is your town or City, your friends, your memories, your heroes, your family. That's why we're all spending money, time and our precious patience on a Sunday afternoon in February. We might be on a hiding to nothing but while there is hope there is reason to be, for any football fan.

I hope we win, we probably won't but I'll love Sunday.

Well said, Nev!

I'm seeing Sunday as a wonderful chance for a day out with friends and family, surrounded by the Claret and Blue colours I love.

Nice brucie bonus is getting to see Jack lead the team out in a major final.

I'll enjoy the game being nowhere near as stressful as the two play-off finals!