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Sheffield Wednesday lost tonight. From my calculations if we win tomorrow we're 11 points off the playoffs. Long shot I know.
No we dare not. Squad is nowhere near good enough. We go up it will be a nightmare even with a huge investment. We need to make minimal changes in the summer and get this youth academy more games next season.
Well wolves did us a favour beating Fulham. 11 points now. Dr x will spend big if we get promoted.
I know this is ultimately not where we want to be but we're not ready yet. In the meantime, I'm starting to enjoy the weekend again for the the first time in years.
That's true but were limited who we can buy whilst in the championship. I agree that this current squad would probably be in a relegation battle though.
I'm not having a go bongo, but why does it matter "who we can buy"? Every fan from every team thinks that"... If we buy so and so..." it isn't the case if you buy 10 players 3 seem to do OK and the rest are like Tone, Sylla, Westwood, Hutton, Heskey, Shevchenko, Forlan, Carroll, Balotelli, etc etc etc etc etc etc
We need to build a team, which takes time and I am perfectly happy at this level, beating teams and winning more often than losing and having 2 games a week out of the spotlight. I prefer the championship honestly
I see what your saying Sam. It's just a shame because I believe with the right signing we would have stayed up.
I still want my Barry icecream
We gave the ball away so often like it was carrying a virus - good job Wigan are crap or we could have been 3 down. Don't even THINK about promotion this season - we would get murdered every week. Loved Scotty's goal though and the Villa fans were truly world class.
PS. First time for me at Wigan, the worst traffic bottleneck I have been in at any ground ever, a complete ****house and it poured down. 3 points!
If we did go up , we will have to play much better than yesterday , i went to the game , and we would struggle in the premier without huge investment as there are a few players in the squad that ,that just aren't good enough , ok we got a win ,but wether we deserved it , i don't no , i think if Hutton is in the team , play him in his corrected position , full back , he will never be a midfielder or a winger , we improved with the substitutions but Johnston kept us in the game , he looked confident and assured , still need a strong centre half , Jedi needed in midfield , one thing i will say , i thought the Villa supporters were magnificent yesterday , made plenty of noise and backed the team , keep it up we will get there in the end , too much to catch up this season , start build for a big push next season UTV
Provided those dreams don't become a reality this season that's fine by me - we made Wigan look good and they should have had the points wrapped up before our goals. You can't just scrape your way up to the Prem and then buy a whole team again and expect to stay there, like others on here I'd prefer us to develop a team that competes well throughout the season, one that's solid and goals coming from several players.
Bongo we wouldn't have stayed up, had AVFC been a horse it would've been shot it was that bad.
You have to laugh. Beat mighty Wigan with a very mediocre performance and suddenly its promotion on the cards. Ever the optimist. No harm in that I suppose.
Either way I don't mind another season in the championship. It's not the end of the world.
Our day will come Bongo but in the mean time, dream away!
Nice one mate. I'm really optormistic now. I think with players like Jedi Houraine Lansbury with Adomah and Green on the wings we have as good as any championship midfield that's obviously starting to gel. The same goes for hogan and Kodjia up front. These players would do ok in the premier league. Our defence would need to improve though and quality keeper and centre back needed. Tony needs to replace the ones that might struggle in the premiership with proven quality, like Gardner for Barry for example.
At least your still creating conversations Bingo.
One of our iconic movies over here that gets quoted all the time is The Castle and one quote just for you Bingo. "tell em they're dreamin"
Whatever happens this year or next we have to keep our feet on the ground and be realistic. Boro finished a credible 4th two years ago, came second last season, getting automatic promotion and leaving a very good BHA to lose in the play offs, and many were lauding their manager Aitor Karanka, including Villa fans, and now they're about to be relegated and Karanka has been consigned to the dole queue with his P45.
It's a tough league to get out of, and an easy one to get back into....(just talk to baggies fans )