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Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1110 on: March 02, 2024, 08:12:29 PM »
Sky have shown an Opta graphic of who to finish 4th place.

Opta Top 4 Predictor
Aston Villa 67%
Spurs 31%
Manchester United 2%


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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1111 on: March 02, 2024, 08:15:30 PM »
I believe the 4th is between us and our inner us. Win that and it’s ours.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1112 on: March 02, 2024, 08:16:31 PM »
Sky have shown an Opta graphic of who to finish 4th place.

Opta Top 4 Predictor
Aston Villa 67%
Spurs 31%
Manchester United 2%
2% is very generous.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1113 on: March 02, 2024, 08:17:24 PM »
I believe the 4th is between us and our inner us. Win that and it’s ours.
I agree 100%

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1114 on: March 02, 2024, 08:22:07 PM »
Massive 3 consecutive wins. Was so deflated after the Man Utd game but if we beat spurs now, I think we can do it and not be Villa for a change.
Even a draw against them would be a good result.

We just cannot lose.
Beat them and only need 12 more pts maximum by my calculations.
Can do that by just winning  3 more games after beating Spurs and then only 3 draws that would be enough.
Just beat Spurs next week makes it far easier

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1115 on: March 02, 2024, 08:23:18 PM »
I believe the 4th is between us and our inner us. Win that and it’s ours.
That's a great statement . It very much so is in many ways.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1116 on: March 02, 2024, 08:50:05 PM »
I believe the 4th is between us and our inner us. Win that and it’s ours.

This sums it up, absolutely.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1117 on: March 02, 2024, 08:53:49 PM »
In the run in Chelsea detests Spurs, and the history of Tottenham's  will have quite a match and it's at Stamford bridge.  Villa at home to Chelsea is different.
They also have to go away to West Ham like we do and West Ham and Spurs have a rivalry too.
Gary O'Neil and wolves has resentment towards Emery and will be a battle for us.

Following the match tonight Emery declared, "If we are there in game week 33, 34 we are contenders."
Emery is obviously aware that Spurs have these games scheduled as travel to Newcastle and then home to Man City meetings in 33 and 34, respectively.
Man City could teach the FA Cup semi final so this may force Spurs match to rescheduled and not have a game on April 20th when Villa play Bournemouth at home.


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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1118 on: March 02, 2024, 08:59:57 PM »
Emery has done his future planning there, and I'd like to bring up that scenario since Spurs could end up with two games in hand, Chelsea away and Manchester City at home.
In chasing us, having those games to play isn't much fun.
Perhaps the Chelsea match will be rescheduled if they are not in the FA Cup semi-finals for the same weekend as Villa Bournemouth tie but Spurs do have Newcastle, Arsenal, Liverpool, and possibly Chelsea all in one go, as well as Man City if they lose the cup, and if not, it will be played in a midweek later in season

I believe the fixture favours us here in April. Majorly so.





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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1119 on: March 02, 2024, 09:02:29 PM »
Just keep winning. Simple enough and the message Unai will stress more than any other.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1120 on: March 02, 2024, 09:34:53 PM »
We’re in a great spot and just need to bring it home. I would be interested to know how we compare to other sides in terms of conceding goals within 10/15 mins of the second half starting. I could be wrong, but feels like we do it a fair bit.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1121 on: March 02, 2024, 11:42:31 PM »
We’re in a great spot and just need to bring it home. I would be interested to know how we compare to other sides in terms of conceding goals within 10/15 mins of the second half starting. I could be wrong, but feels like we do it a fair bit.
I know we have conceded 34% 13 goals in 46-60minutes the most for us in any quarter of match

Did you know we also have scored the most first half goals 29. We are the top scorers on first half matches and top the table

Also with Man City joint with us are the top team for leading at halftime!

Perhaps theres a relaxation period 45-60 as we are scoring so many first half goals.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 11:44:30 PM by Footy-Vill »

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1122 on: March 02, 2024, 11:48:01 PM »
We're now 1/25 to finish top 5 which should be enough for a CL spot. Might as well close the thread.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1123 on: March 02, 2024, 11:51:48 PM »
Shame Liverpool won . We would have been 5pts behind and they would have to come to Villa Park.
I don't discount top spot but that's if we go on a Dean Smith play off winning run.
Beat Man City , Arsenal and Liverpool we could be revising out targets.
Als Man City have to play Arsenal and Liverpool so whos to say where we end up.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 11:53:38 PM by Footy-Vill »

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1124 on: March 03, 2024, 05:36:18 PM »
We have some tough games left but I’ve just reached the “disappointed with no champions league football” stage.

 


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