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  1. 13 points
  2. What a day! Took my 8 year old son to his first Wembley visit, he said it was the best day of his life,it doesn't get much better than that! When we got home he went straight to bed and took his ticket, programme, and flag to bed with him! He got up this morning buzzing to go school and packed them all again to take in and show his mates and as he said rip into them! Living on the south coast he never get's to see any Villa fans, he is always getting it from UTD,City, Liverpool, Arsenal,Chelsea,Spurs and Saints fans he was so chuffed to get in to school and let them have it I felt well chuffed for him to finally have something to brag about he deserves a little something for sticking with Villa down here, he never gives in to the pressure of glory hunting like all the other kids around here. He is also some sort of lucky charm, I started taking him to games 3 seasons ago, considering the the crap 3 seasons we have had it a shocking stat that in the 14 games he has been too home and away we have won 12 and drawn 2 and never lost! no wonder he sticks with us with that record he cant believe we don't win the premier league
    11 points
  3. Villa's new look Back Four???
    10 points
  4. It wasn't all bad for Raheem Sterling today. he got to meet Lionel Messi. In Ron Vlaar's pocket.
    10 points
  5. As others have intimated, I am struggling to think of any other recent performance by a Villa team that was so complete and entertaining. I was 3 rows from the back up in Block 552 (behind the dugouts) and very close to the black netting that segregated us from the scousers. It was always going to be an 'interesting' afternoon sat there. From way up high in the sky like a hardened Holte Ender, I was overjoyed to see Villa put on a majestic (yes RAWK, we were majestic - just once, we **** were)... with crisp, measured passing, and midfield control... and with real quality going forward into attack. It was, a joy to behold. My heart sank slightly when Coutinho scored for them - a seemingly brief spell after losing Baker culminated in a goal that silenced us for a moment or two. But unlike if we had conceded in the first 10 minutes, I didn't think that the game was over - and so it proved. With renewed vigour and recent rejuvenated spirit - a gorgeous move purveyed a sweet finish for Benteke. 1-1 and game on. Still Villa looked the better side - amazing stuff given our very recent history of no goals, no fight, no spirit. But it all came together... Half time came and went and the positivity continued into the second half... Benteke back healed (just like he did at Anfield once), Grealish remained involved and Delph - THE Fabian Delph... oh my god, made my crotch tingle and my knees go weak. A goal... Another Villa goal in a Wembley Semi Final against 'top opposition.' I couldn't quite believe it... My hands up at my face, praying and kicking every ball and singing myself hoarse... The remainder of the game actually went quite quickly - normally in that position, it tends to go very slow. THAT goal line clearance from Richardson - a match winning clearance... and that Balotelli moment - yeah, he was onside, but we'd kind of stopped playing, and the ref blew and disallowed it and there is **** all we or they can do about it. Final whistle - amazing scenes in the crowd and from the Villa players/management on the pitch. It was emotional... even I was lumpy throated and misty eyed. I would give them all 10... it was that 'perfect' a display from us. Richardson was going to get a lower mark I'm afraid, I just felt he was kind of our weakest link if there was such a thing in our team on the day. But, for that winning goal line clearance - straight back up to 10 son... you helped make my day, and then some. Big shouts for Grealish... Cleverley (probably MOTM - he was inspired)... Benteke... Delph... **** it, the whole lot of 'em. And thank you Tim... Somehow, being a Villa fan is enjoyable again... not a badge of shame and misery... The best bit is, I've still got an FA Cup final to go to AND, Star Wars Episode 7 at Christmas. Win or lose in the final, nobody can take that semi-final magical performance and atmosphere away from me... 2015 is going to be a magical, memerable year. Thank you Aston Villa - the magnificent, Aston Villa.
    9 points
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTGGQYKGhMo Love everything Gabby is doing for this lad
    8 points
  7. Relive the memories, bring on the Gooners! Highlights - 09:52 - English - 720p Highlights - 04:12 - English - 576p Highlights - 04:13 - Portuguese - 720p -- Full Match - English - 576p Full Match - English - 720p
    7 points
  8. Not sure if serious? If it is, and with all due respect, that's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever read. We've just won two games. Hugely important games, where we've outplayed two clubs who have been challenging for the top 4 for a good bit of the season, and people are STILL moaning about Gil not playing. Baffling.
    7 points
  9. Doncaster Rovers showing the highlights from their match this weekend. Well worth watching.
    7 points
  10. What a peculiar and sad thing to enjoy.
    7 points
  11. I love this one even more. Just look at how dejected Slippy G is.
    7 points
  12. Are the Wembley dressing rooms usually decked out with motivational sayings and such? I have seen the fight like lions hashtag and Grealish posted this up. If these are down to Sherwood and his staff, then i can see why the players respond so well to him. Goes that extra mile to give confidence to the players.
    7 points
  13. Rugby League is the sport of choice round these parts. My 8 year old and I were watching our beloved Wests Tigers play Canberra Raiders. After 20 minutes Wests Tigers were up 22-0 and completely dominant, and looked like racking up a cricket score. Out of the blue, my son asks who I'd prefer to win: Wests Tigers or Villa later. I told him that Villa were by far more important than Wests Tigers. Wests Tigers then proceeded to totally capitulate and lose 30-22. At the end of the game, my lad then consoles me by saying that must mean Villa will beat Liverpool...
    7 points
  14. Lots of managers (Mourinho & Big Sam instantly spring to mind) would have made the entire interview about the offside call with two minutes to go. Doesn't matter that Villa stopped playing as soon as the flag went up and Balotelli shot after the whistle was blown, it could have been painted as the greatest injustice since Deirdre Rachid got sent to prison in Corrie, the media seemed only too happy to run with that angle but Rodgers didn't go there. Fair play to him.
    6 points
  15. 6 points
  16. Definitely. On his day, Sanchez is better. But that day is every now and then for Sanchez, and the rest of the time he can be awful. Westwood is way way more consistent. No he shouldn't be a certain starter these days. But today showed that he is still a very valuable member of the squad, and talk of letting him leave is premature, imo.
    6 points
  17. No one has mentioned one of his best moments today. Just made this GIF of it.
    6 points
  18. Not sure if this has been put up yet, but this has to be my image of the Semi Final.
    5 points
  19. Agreed. I went yesterday but I don't think I'll be able to get tickets for the final. When you consider the Wembley holds 90k, 44% of people at the final won't be fans of ourselves or Arsenal. That's disgusting.
    5 points
  20. Right. Back at home after an incredible day. Players were amazing today. Can't really fault anyone. Apart form Okore's slip up for their goal I can't think of a single thing anyone did wrong. N'Zogbia was probably the weakest player, but he wasn't terrible, just not as good as everyone. Grealish was top of the pile for me. Wonderful display. He's going to be some player. Sherwood. Class. I still think he lacks something tactically, but if you can get the team playing like they played today then it doesn't **** matter about tactics. He should also wear a suit more Fans. Our fans are incredible. I was sat in club wembley, which as luck would have it meant I was sat in the liverpool end (club wembley isn't segregated so it's a mixture in the tier, but we were in the liverpool end) I was gutted to not be amongst the villa fans, but it meant i got the opportunity to watch our fans from a distance. They are amazing. So loud. Even amongst the Liverpool fans, all you could hear was Villa. We were absolutely amazing today and it was a beautiful thing to watch. At the end of the game when the players were celebrating with the fans it almost brought a tear to my eye. Genuinely. It just looked and sounded brilliant.
    5 points
  21. Really proud of our away support as always The media and fans (in Sweden at least) always go on about that mythical Liverpool crowd and how loud and fantastic they are. Today our fans outsang them from start to finish, even when we wen't behind. Nice to see Sherwood acknowledge them
    5 points
  22. That's an absolutely incredible response Dave. Round of applause.
    5 points
  23. 10 for everyone!! We outplayed them, outsung them and I still can't believe that we're in the final!!!! Delph was brilliant and so was Grealish. What made it better was that my family all support Liverpool so they all hate me at the moment haha! Now I'm off to cry... white tears... from my penis.
    5 points
  24. Aston Villa's 19-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish on BBC Radio 5 live: "It was brilliant for me personally to play at Wembley at my age. Now we're through to the final and hopefully we can go on to win it. "I've got to thank the gaffer Tim Sherwood for the confidence he has given to me since coming here - he has given me belief. "He gave me a kiss as I came off - I enjoyed that one. It's one of the best kisses I've ever had!"
    5 points
  25. That midfield performance from Delph, Westwood, Grealish and Cleverley was outstanding.
    4 points
  26. Ambition? You lot haven't won a trophy in fifty years! How about playing for a country where nobody is under constant media scrutiny, and you don't get jeered or harassed if you make a mistake and/or lose? Or, more importantly, playing for the national team you most associate with? In the shirt you wore as a kid? I hope Jack chooses whichever is best for him/his family and doesn't fall for this "ambition" nonsense There is nothing good about the English national team at all. If anything, I'd prefer Grealish to stick with Ireland and be an absolute star for them. Still, his call.
    4 points
  27. Ambition? You lot haven't won a trophy in fifty years! How about playing for a country where nobody is under constant media scrutiny, and you don't get jeered or harassed if you make a mistake and/or lose? Or, more importantly, playing for the national team you most associate with? In the shirt you wore as a kid? I hope Jack chooses whichever is best for him/his family and doesn't fall for this "ambition" nonsense
    4 points
  28. For me, he's 50% Gordon Cowans and 50% Brian Little So you could say, he's Sid Little Perhaps not!
    4 points
  29. I think us getting to the FA Cup final and our upturn in form in the league just confirms what many fans thought for some time. That he had built a good squad of players but was clueless in terms of how to get the best of them. I genuinely don’t know how much input he had into the scouting of players and who we purchased but I'd imagine it was quite considerable. What we do know is that as manager he was responsible for picking the team, formation, style of play in terms of it being attacking or defensive and for motivating the players. He totally lost his way on all those counts. I think wherever he ends up next he needs to take a serious look at who he has alongside him in terms of an assistant and coaching staff. Clearly Lambert is lacking in some areas, as all managers do, but a good manager will ensure where he is lacking he has staff around him who can fill the gaps.
    4 points
  30. Uh-oh, is that the Metropolitan Police on the line?
    4 points
  31. I'm going to assume he means "black cat"
    4 points
  32. Decent player. Best since Yorke. Will be better than him.
    4 points
  33. I was saying we should stick with Lambert for quite some time until he had to go. Before then I thought changing was more of a gamble than not. While no one can say what would or wouldn't have happened had we changed managers earlier, it appears I was wrong. Sherwood has made a much greater impact than I thought possible and it seems to be more than just new manager bounce. Long may it continue.
    4 points
  34. Commentators everywhere utterly failing to realise the difference between a disallowed goal and a player shooting after everyone else has stopped. Ffs the linesman's flag went up before bagojelly even got the ball !!!
    4 points
  35. What a result and what a day! 10/10 for all the team and the fans - proud day!
    4 points
  36. 4 points
  37. Do you not think for one second amongst the countless frustrating periods of poor form, 70 + goals all from open play in the premier league, countless derby winners and memorable performances, winners at places like Old Trafford and Anfield down the years in rare away wins there and the feeling yes he is one of us means people will feel a little more emotional attached to him than 90% of our squad given most players come and go. Just looking at the countless forwards we've had in the last 10 years, some of these I've even forgot played for us, Harewood, Sutton, Baros, Allback, Heskey etc, these are players you forget about once they go as they were effectively passing through the club. Even long after he's retired I'll still fondly remember some of the moments Gabby produced for this club so yes I'm not defending his frequent bouts of poor form but that's why he gets a bit more leeway from the fanbase on occasions.
    4 points
  38. Grealish well and truly announced himself today. Could have had a goal today if he was a little more composed but his link up work with Delph was sublime. We have been crying out for a player who can unlock the opposition defence like that and it was fantastic to watch. I can't remember seeing two such well-worked team goals from a Villa team in the same match for a very long time. Incredible seeing this Villa team playing one-touch football like that.
    3 points
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