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Author Topic: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter  (Read 10365 times)

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2024, 03:45:30 PM »
We need to put all our effort into winning this simply because it enhances the chance if 5th getting CL

I think we are not finishing below 5th now so we need to focus in winning this competition

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2024, 03:53:41 PM »
They have no choice but to attack us. They will leave themselves vulnerable

That's what I'm thinking.  They were happy to sit in at VP, they have to come at us on Thursday, should leave gaps.

Hopefully, an earlyish goal to settle our nerves would be nice though.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2024, 03:58:11 PM »
For me, it's the biggest game of the season. We need to win a trophy again.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2024, 04:14:40 PM »
For me, it's the biggest game of the season. We need to win a trophy again.

Agree 100%. As good as the league has been, I'll feel very deflated if we got out on Thursday.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2024, 04:19:47 PM »
Totally agree.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2024, 04:59:25 PM »
We need to put all our effort into winning this simply because it enhances the chance if 5th getting CL

I think we are not finishing below 5th now so we need to focus in winning this competition

No! We need to win because it's a trophy. Not because we want to help Spurs.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2024, 05:00:21 PM »
We need to put all our effort into winning this simply because it enhances the chance if 5th getting CL

I think we are not finishing below 5th now so we need to focus in winning this competition

No! We need to win because it's a trophy. Not because we want to help Spurs.

Thats the obvious reason but just as muxh thw need to gwt 5th a CL spot

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2024, 05:23:07 PM »
Lille have advised anyone sitting in the home end not to wear colours, don’t act like a dickhead and no chanting. Seems pretty obvious but we’ve been warned!!

I’m presuming allez allez allez will be fine.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2024, 05:41:09 PM »
Lille have advised anyone sitting in the home end not to wear colours, don’t act like a dickhead and no chanting. Seems pretty obvious but we’ve been warned!!

I’m presuming allez allez allez will be fine.

Well you would have to be really stupid to do that

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2024, 07:01:05 PM »
I'd rather win this trophy than finish 4th.

Let's do both though!

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2024, 07:35:22 PM »
Lille have advised anyone sitting in the home end not to wear colours, don’t act like a dickhead and no chanting. Seems pretty obvious but we’ve been warned!!

I’m presuming allez allez allez will be fine.
It is not actually Lille but an administrative order that has been issued by the Prefect of the Nord Département.

Here is the text that I have run through Google Translate (and sorry, I  haven't got the time to edit to make it better )..The original page in French with a link to the decree is here : https://www.losc.fr/actualites/2024-04-16/arrete-prefectoral-avant-losc-aston-villa

Prefectural order before LOSC-Aston Villa

PREFECTORAL ORDER BEFORE LOSC-ASTON VILLA
LOSC informs spectators of the LOSC-Aston Villa FC meeting on Thursday April 18 (6:45 p.m.) that a prefectural decree has been issued by the Northern Prefecture concerning supporters of the Aston Villa club.

 LOSC was informed by the Northern Prefecture of the following information:

 “From Thursday April 18, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. to Friday April 19, 2024 at 2:00 a.m., it is prohibited for any person claiming to be a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club or behaving as such, without a ticket,  counter-mark or any permit allowing you to attend the match, to go to the Stade Pierre Mauroy and to drive or park on public roads within the perimeter delimited by the following routes:

 In Villeneuve d’Ascq: rue Verte, boulevard Van Gogh, boulevard du Breucq, rue de la Volonté, M146, avenue de l’Avenir, boulevard de Valmy”

 It was also decided that:

 “Supporters of the Aston Villa Football Club who take part in the bus trip organized by a travel agency or by the club, are required to comply with the travel arrangements and must in particular regroup in the C2 bus car park located on rue Paul Langevin  in Villeneuve d'Ascq (59) in order to be picked up and transported to Gate I of the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in order to access the visitors area.

 Aston Villa Football Club supporters wishing to use public transport are required to comply with the travel arrangements planned by the organizers by favoring metro line 1, yellow line (Gare Lille-Flandres - 4 Cantons route),  then going to gate 1 of the Pierre Mauroy Stadium to access the visitors area.

 Persons with a ticket, a voucher or any other document allowing them to attend the match cannot claim to be supporters of Aston Villa Football Club or behave as such outside  of the sector reserved for them on the square (gate l sector) and in the visitors' area of ​​the Stade Pierre Mauroy.  »

Based on this decree, LOSC will exercise the right to prohibit access or invite to leave the enclosure any person who does not respect these measures.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2024, 07:55:23 PM »
The local press in the Lille area are rightly pointing out that Villa fans, and I paraphrase, are not like the ones that were seen in Belgium in the 80's and are not known for being troublemakers but are more likely to take over bars, drink beer and sing songs without causing hassle.

Which is nice. Don't fuck up in my country Villa fans! ;-)

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2024, 08:00:46 PM »
The decree also states that failure to comply with its requirements carries a penalty of a fine up to €30,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment.

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2024, 08:22:33 PM »
Again Google Translate. FWIW

"Lille – Aston Villa: more than 2,600 English supporters under surveillance

 They are no longer the Aston Villa supporters of the 1980s, some of whom were involved in acts of violence in Belgium or the Netherlands.  English clubs and their fans returned to the European Cup in 1990 – Aston Villa were then involved in the UEFA Cup – five years after their exclusion following the Heysel tragedy, and a major clean-up was done in the country's stands  now almost sanitized, without real ultras or large groups formed.  Current fans of the “Villans” do not have the reputation of being dangerous, rather the type who hang out in bars drinking beers and singing, without picking a quarrel, before going, often quite late, to the stadium.

 In July 2002, they arrived at 600 for a semi-final first leg of the Intertoto Cup (1-1 at Grimonprez-Jooris).  More recently, they went to France for a preparation match in Rennes in the summer of 2023, gathering 1,300 people at Roazhon Park without any particular incidents.  “They agitated the city center with passion but calmly,” observed Ouest-France at the time.

 Vigilance on alcohol levels and ticketless people
 This Thursday, there will be 2,621 (for UEFA the visitor parking, limited to 1,000 in Ligue 1, represents 5% of the commercial capacity of the stadium, here a little more for logistical reasons) for a match which will be played behind closed doors  .  In addition to blood alcohol levels, the Northern prefecture especially fears the arrival of people without tickets, who could number up to 1,000 according to various information.

 It issued a supervisory decree, which above all lays the legal foundations in the event of intervention.  It prohibits them from entering the stadium and its perimeter and also for everyone, classically, to claim their status as an Aston Villa supporter outside the parking area and the reserved area on the square, around Gate I, which will be protected by barriers.  mobile and security forces.  If there is no procession planned, however, it is difficult to imagine that the English supporters would remove any “claret and blue” reference (burgundy and blue, the colors of the club) and refrain from singing along the way...

 Those who travel in an organized manner (two special charter flights in particular have been chartered) will not be escorted, unlike many championship matches;  we will find them in town, in Lille, during the day.  Many will come by Eurostar or by private car and will travel to Pierre-Mauroy on their own.  The prefecture recommends metro line 1.

 On the first leg, 1,300 Lille supporters attended the match (2-1), after setting the mood in the center of Birmingham, without incident.  The return is classified as risk 2/5 by the DNLH, the national division for the fight against hooliganism.  It remains sensitive and potentially at risk in an exacerbated international context.

 Inside the stadium, LOSC has mobilized 800 security agents (a little less than 500 for a standard L1 match, a little more than 800 against Marseille) who will also ensure that opposing supporters who have purchased tickets  general public tickets, excluding parking, (and identified by an address in Great Britain) are held to the ground.  In the surrounding area, the police force is also large, with around 250 people, canine and equestrian brigades in support."

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Re: Lille vs Aston Villa - Conf League QF 2nd leg - pre match chatter
« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2024, 08:26:12 PM »
Has anyone else not yet received their ticket voucher? Even though they have completed the travel form?

 


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