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  1. The Concert/Gig Thread

    Was there too. Always a delight to see Devin! And yeah though they are damn expensive! Every ticket has the latest album with it which is incredibly annoying if you have already bought it....... Still probably going to get one though as I am a sucker.......
  2. The push for the Play offs ?

    Similar to the Relegation one I just did: 6th Place for the last 10 years: 2015-6 – 74 points 2014-5 – 78 points 2013-4 – 72 points 2012-3 – 68 points 2011-2 – 75 points 2010-1 – 75 points 2009-10 – 70 points 2008-9 – 74 points 2007-8 – 70 points 2006-7 – 75 points Average: 73.1 points Realistically we would need to get 31/32 points out of 12 games – meaning we would need to win 10/11 games out of 12 and require a couple of the play-off teams to drop badly in form. The lowest points to reach the play offs since we were last here was that 68 points. That would still mean 26 points and us winning 8 games out of 12 (winning 7 games means we would need to draw the other 5 to get to 68 points) and that’s the lowest points total to reach the play-offs. We are not reaching the play offs this year. Let’s focus on getting use to the league, building some good form, tidy up the team and get ready to hit the ground running next season
  3. Relegation thread 2016/17

    Shall we put this thread to bed? 22nd Place for last 10 years: 2015-6 – 40 points 2014-5 – 41 points 2013-4 – 44 points 2012-3 – 54 points 2011-2 – 40 points 2010-1 – 42 points 2009-10 – 47 points 2008-9 – 46 points 2007-8 – 52 points 2006-7 – 42 points* Average: 44.8 points (*Leeds had a 10-points deduction due to entering administration so would have been on 46 points and relegated anyway - pushes the average to 45.2 points if you take that into account). A win on Saturday and we will be 45 points and then another 11 games against Blues, Brighton, Norwich, QPR, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn, Burton, Fulham, Huddersfield and Wigan. The shame is that the home games are against tougher opponents and the away matches are teams in the bottom, but we *should* be able to scrape 10 more points which would put us at 55 points – more than anyone who has been relegated since we were last in the 2nd tier. Rotherham already look to have sown up 1 spot and I can’t see 2 of Ipswich, QPR, Forest, Burton, Wolves, Bristol, Blackburn and Wigan getting above us in any event (with both Bristol and Wolves below us in the form table). We have not been great, by any stretch of the imagination, however we surely are not being relegated? Time to lock this thread? For this season, anyway…
  4. The Concert/Gig Thread

    They are great band. Last album was fantastic. I'll be there too so I'm sure it will be good! Ah yes, the *ahem* "nuns"....! Oh and Anthrax the other night were great. Clearly though Amongst the Living is their best album by some distance! Going to the Hard Rock Hell Metal "festival" at the academy this weekend. Not sure how much will actually go to given Villa playing. However Sodom are playing on Sunday and they rarely play UK so good opportunity to catch them
  5. The Concert/Gig Thread

    Anthrax tonight. First headline tour in 10 years apparently. "Amongst the Living" in full too, which I am very happy at!
  6. Matija Šarkić

    How does he compare to Johnstone? If he is as good as then I would rather be playing a Villa player rather than a Man Utd one.
  7. The Concert/Gig Thread

    It was amazing! Best I've ever heard them and yeah best way to go out! So long Sabbath, it has always been an absolute pleasure!
  8. The Concert/Gig Thread

    I'm with @dAVe80 on this one. Whilst there was some ok riffs, instantly forgettable!
  9. The Concert/Gig Thread

    You definitely didn't miss much with Rival Sons - average rock band at best. You were better off going to the other bar! Sounds like your taxi driver was ace to be fair though with the parking, didn't end up paying as I wanted to pay by card at the end and the security couldn't be arsed to deal with it so just left me through!
  10. The Concert/Gig Thread

    Saw them at reading when they were on the main stage. Wasn't that impressed with them, came across as a couple of idiots with their egos massively inflated. However, festivals aren't always the best to judge live. I would probably say the flaming lips would be better (though I've not seen them live!).
  11. The Concert/Gig Thread

    Yeah I would. Sabbath were on 8.40 I think but definitely early!
  12. The Concert/Gig Thread

    Band were awesome! Tony and Geezer on form as ever. Ozzy sounded good too! Set list was the same as the rest of the tour though, so have to wait until Saturday to see if there are any "surprises". Queues though everywhere! Parking was a nightmare - ended up having to drive out of 1 to park in another, queue to pay for parking, queue to get in, massive queues at some bars (though found a much quieter one), queue for merch (where they have sold out of the £25 standard version of the "EP" they were selling, can only get the signed version for a "reasonable" £75.....). I hate arenas.... Ah well, back again on Saturday and going to go much earlier to avoid queues and try and get as close to the front as possible!
  13. Scott Hogan

    Not in Brentford team.....
  14. Ashley Westwood

    SOLD Dammit... Beaten to it! But seriously wish him well. Didn't want him at Villa anymore, but there were A LOT of worse players who have worn the shirt and disgraced it more.
  15. January 2017 transfer window

    Why does the AVFC twitter account feel that today is the best day to update with stupid tweets about random stuff no one cares about! I get excited by the prospect of a signing only to be told that we won 5-0 this day in 2004..... Trolling b*stards....