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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 87871 times)

Online dave.woodhall

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1425 on: March 25, 2020, 09:43:13 PM »
If we could play every home game at night I swear we'd win the league.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1426 on: March 25, 2020, 09:48:50 PM »
Just thinking some of the best games ever under the lights.
5 1 Liverpool
2 1 Manure LC Semi
The Watford win in Jan was not too shabby either.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1427 on: March 25, 2020, 09:51:58 PM »
Atletico Madrid though we ultimately lost the tie.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1428 on: March 26, 2020, 12:09:27 AM »
West Brom 4-3 was a good one a few years ago.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1429 on: March 26, 2020, 12:37:44 AM »
No way as stated by others would playing at home behind closed doors be fair , its effectively a game played at a neutral venue. Ditto the playing at night - full houses at Villa Park Id still fancy us against any of the six we still have to play .

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1430 on: March 26, 2020, 12:50:00 AM »
If we could play every home game at night I swear we'd win the league.

When I get the chance to return, it's always great to be back at Villa Park. But night games are just magical, no matter the opposition. Arsenal (Sammy Morgan), Liverpool 5-1Barca with Cruyff, Anderlect but more recently, how the Holte rose up as one when we needed the points, this one was magical.


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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1431 on: March 26, 2020, 05:15:49 AM »
I've had enough - This needs to be said.

I'm a teacher, I am carrying on teaching, looking after the children of essential workers in inner Birmingham.

I've been waiting for this news....and waiting....and waiting....so I thought I'd imagine how it would be reported if it happened.

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Hats Off To Villa Stars (Daily Mail 26/03/20)

'Hats off to Villa Captain Jack Grealish for being the first Premier League player to pledge a month's salary to local children's charity, Accorns. The 35,000 a week Villa talisman was also quick to enlist the support of his Villa Team mates who have also made similar pledges in this time of need. Grealish was quoted in the local media, whilst self isolating at home, 'Aston Villa has a very strong link with its fans and the local community, for us, making a donation of this kind is just a small gesture, giving back to those people who are giving so much in this time of need.'

As of the 26th of March, and three weeks into the crisis, this claret and blue initiative stands along side similar donations by Premier League footballers. Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba, both of Manchester United were the first to step forward a week ago and galvinised player support for those in need.

As De Bruyne commented over the weekend, 'we do a job we love and the amount we earn is quite obviously obscene. Its quite obvious who the essential workers are in the community and its not the bankers, club owners, chief executives.' He went on, 'we use to call them the little people - the refuse collectors and cleaners, nurses and shop workers - not any more, that's why we are all happy to donate to a charity of our club's choice.'

As I approach my sixth decade, the fabled connection between player and supporter is, shall we say, frayed.
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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1432 on: March 26, 2020, 08:00:15 AM »
I'm a teacher, I am carrying on teaching, looking after the children of essential workers in inner Birmingham.
Hopefully after the dust has settled, the people who we need most in society - "skilled" and "unskilled" - will be better recognised as such.

Agree entirely with three sentiments of the rest of your post. It'd be wonderful to see, from those who are able, support the communities they depend on :)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1433 on: March 26, 2020, 09:19:02 AM »
Just thinking some of the best games ever under the lights.
5 1 Liverpool
2 1 Manure LC Semi
The Watford win in Jan was not too shabby either.

The Inter Milan games for me.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1434 on: March 26, 2020, 09:22:51 AM »
I've had enough - This needs to be said.

I'm a teacher, I am carrying on teaching, looking after the children of essential workers in inner Birmingham.

I've been waiting for this news....and waiting....and waiting....so I thought I'd imagine how it would be reported if it happened.

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Hats Off To Villa Stars (Daily Mail 26/03/20)

'Hats off to Villa Captain Jack Grealish for being the first Premier League player to pledge a month's salary to local children's charity, Accorns. The 35,000 a week Villa talisman was also quick to enlist the support of his Villa Team mates who have also made similar pledges in this time of need. Grealish was quoted in the local media, whilst self isolating at home, 'Aston Villa has a very strong link with its fans and the local community, for us, making a donation of this kind is just a small gesture, giving back to those people who are giving so much in this time of need.'

As of the 26th of March, and three weeks into the crisis, this claret and blue initiative stands along side similar donations by Premier League footballers. Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City, Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba, both of Manchester United were the first to step forward a week ago and galvinised player support for those in need.

As De Bruyne commented over the weekend, 'we do a job we love and the amount we earn is quite obviously obscene. Its quite obvious who the essential workers are in the community and its not the bankers, club owners, chief executives.' He went on, 'we use to call them the little people - the refuse collectors and cleaners, nurses and shop workers - not any more, that's why we are all happy to donate to a charity of our club's choice.'

As I approach my sixth decade, the fabled connection between player and supporter is, shall we say, frayed.

I'm not sure why you would post even an imaginary article from the Daily Mail?

Loads of footballers do a lot of charity work, much of it will go unreported.  Calm down.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1435 on: March 26, 2020, 11:02:51 AM »
If we could play every home game at night I swear we'd win the league.

When I get the chance to return, it's always great to be back at Villa Park. But night games are just magical, no matter the opposition. Arsenal (Sammy Morgan), Liverpool 5-1Barca with Cruyff, Anderlect but more recently, how the Holte rose up as one when we needed the points, this one was magical.


... in the days when Gabby looked like he gave a shit.
One of the classic games.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1436 on: March 26, 2020, 11:56:25 AM »
If we could play every home game at night I swear we'd win the league.

When I get the chance to return, it's always great to be back at Villa Park. But night games are just magical, no matter the opposition. Arsenal (Sammy Morgan), Liverpool 5-1Barca with Cruyff, Anderlect but more recently, how the Holte rose up as one when we needed the points, this one was magical.



That game means a lot to me for personal reasons that I won't go in to.   

However, I will remind you all there have been some absolute stinkers under the lights as well down the years, but we can always pretend those never happened.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1437 on: March 26, 2020, 12:50:47 PM »
Leeg, did you attend this game? I forget

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1438 on: March 26, 2020, 12:56:43 PM »
I was texting him score updates while at the game. The replies got funnier and funnier.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #1439 on: March 26, 2020, 01:12:56 PM »
Piss off.