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Author Topic: 22/23 season expectations.  (Read 9475 times)

Offline chrisw1

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #180 on: August 05, 2022, 09:58:30 AM »
I think with the squad as stands at this moment we’re looking at 10th. If there are other buys we should go higher maybe 8th. Going against the grain somewhat but I don’t really care what we do in the cups. The club doesn’t  care so why should we.
Because as fans it's kind of nice to see the club lift a trophy?

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #181 on: August 05, 2022, 10:14:49 AM »
I think with the squad as stands at this moment we’re looking at 10th. If there are other buys we should go higher maybe 8th. Going against the grain somewhat but I don’t really care what we do in the cups. The club doesn’t  care so why should we.
Because as fans it's kind of nice to see the club lift a trophy?

And the club and Smith and Gerrard have repeatedly said they want to compete in the cups…

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #182 on: August 05, 2022, 10:24:56 AM »
One thing is sure, though, 10 years of not being in the top half of the top flight (inc three not being in the top flight at all) is absolutely not good enough.

We can't go on and on about what a big club we are and mooking about in 14th or 15th year after year.

Gerrard is right, it's unacceptable, and he's got to make sure it doesn't happen again, otherwise he's going to wind up the next name on a depressingly long list of failed managers.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #183 on: August 05, 2022, 11:00:54 AM »
Top  10. I'd like 8th.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #184 on: August 05, 2022, 12:07:47 PM »
I think with the squad as stands at this moment we’re looking at 10th. If there are other buys we should go higher maybe 8th. Going against the grain somewhat but I don’t really care what we do in the cups. The club doesn’t  care so why should we.
Because as fans it's kind of nice to see the club lift a trophy?
The Cups are an opportunity to actually win something, gain more profile and attract better players to the club. Given that we will not compete for a top 4 slot anytime soon, the Cups are a great place to build a winning habit. The League Cup provides a platform for playing our younger players in a full-blown tournament. The FA Cup is still a high-profile tournament for Villa to build its international reputation.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #185 on: August 05, 2022, 02:52:08 PM »
Guess it worked for Lesta until 2022.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #186 on: August 05, 2022, 03:49:13 PM »
I think with the squad as stands at this moment we’re looking at 10th. If there are other buys we should go higher maybe 8th. Going against the grain somewhat but I don’t really care what we do in the cups. The club doesn’t  care so why should we.

On what are you basing your theory that "the club doesn't care"?

This was the team that started our last cup game:

Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Jacob Ramsey, Buendia, Ings, Watkins.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #187 on: August 05, 2022, 03:54:06 PM »
I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a good season.

6-8th I think is possible

Offline johnny from donny

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #188 on: August 05, 2022, 05:06:14 PM »
7th- 9th  depending on the form of the others who would expect the same.
5th round  FA Cup.
Semi Final League Cup.

Offline Nii Lamptey

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #189 on: August 05, 2022, 05:10:34 PM »
Worst case - 10th and FA Cup
Best case - 6th and FA Cup

Nothing else will suffice!  ;)

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #190 on: August 05, 2022, 05:52:06 PM »
I think with the squad as stands at this moment we’re looking at 10th. If there are other buys we should go higher maybe 8th. Going against the grain somewhat but I don’t really care what we do in the cups. The club doesn’t  care so why should we.
Because as fans it's kind of nice to see the club lift a trophy?

And the club and Smith and Gerrard have repeatedly said they want to compete in the cups…

I love Deano but he never took the cups seriously until we were in the semi final. Gerrard did play a full strength team in his one game so far.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #191 on: August 06, 2022, 01:15:50 AM »
I don't trust Gerrard to do things like drop the likes of Coutinho or McGinn if they're not performing. He spoke of changing line ups in the past then when the next game came along he changed fuck all (I know he has more available changes now but still). Basically he has to convince me because I still don't trust him. 11th/12th.

Offline Paul.S

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #192 on: August 06, 2022, 03:15:48 AM »
I’ve absolutely no doubt Gerrard will drop anyone who dips below his standards. The issue we’ve had is the strength of the squad to enable real competition. He’s addressed many issues we’ve had in that department apart from central midfield. Get another in there and I don’t see why our expectations shouldn’t be a challenge for 7th.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #193 on: August 06, 2022, 08:40:18 AM »
Win the F.A. Cup.
Win the F.A. Cup
Win the F.A. Cup


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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #194 on: August 06, 2022, 08:56:44 AM »
Winning it three times in a season would go some way towards making up for our disgraceful record in the last 102 years.

 


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