I've been to Manchester it is a shithole. I prefer glasgow.
Not really seen Birmingham properly but From what I saw everything is too spread out. Maybe if it had a good city centre people would buy up one of its teams.
I like Aston Villa as a club. Pretty good players there. Nice that we have a fan on this forum
I hate Aston Villa supporters with a passion. In fact the only supporters I hate more in english football than Villa supporters are Chelsea and Arsenal supporters.
And all this and Villa supporters turn their nose up at Rafa Benitez when Lerner wanted him to replace O'Neill. Alas those supporters got McLeish and Lambert instead. Shame.
Laughable really that you say Villa supporters turned their noses up to Rafa
You know the politics and it's as black & white as the fans deciding on the manager, pitiful.
Anyway, never would have thought that yesterday Villa would have gone to White Hart Lane and grabbed 3pts there. Sure there's always the talk & hype of a manager returning to the place of his former employers and doing the damage, but with this Villa squad? Shocked and still in disbelief.
Big win especially after the disappointment of not taking the 3pts against QPR.
@Blaugrana Bull - he's talking about the time in the late 1800's where apparently Villa weren't dominant just because a couple of teams won a cup or took the league title. It's like saying one of the top 4 in modern day football weren't dominant because 1 of the other teams took the league that year. Small clubs win cups in a given year but they aren't dominant. BCFC beat Arsenal a few years ago at Wembley but let's not talk about that because Arsenal weren't dominant
Your brother stopped by, all the best for Sunday and let's hope Villa can spoil the media luvvies dream of an Arsenal v Liverpool final! After 3 losses, one in 2000 plus twice in 2010 the "football gods" owe us a Wembley victory! Lerner is flying over for it so that could be a jinx! But it could be 3rd time lucky for him, fingers crossed, etc!
As over 30,000 Villa fans made their way down the M40 on Sunday, all were dreaming of a return trip in six weeks’ time. What was remarkable was that many of the travelling support were probably pretty confident of seeing Villa’s first outright win at Wembley in nearly two decades. What was even more remarkable was the confident, assured manner in which Villa turned this dream into a reality.
Here’s a look at the Good and, erm, the Bad and the Ugly of a truly memorable day.
I’ll do my very best to keep this from rolling over into dissertation length. What a day, and what an on-field display to mark it. That was perhaps as complete a performance as we’ve seen from Villa in a long, long while, and there can be no question that Villa were the deserved winners.
Tim Sherwood got his tactics spot on and must be every bit as good a man manager and motivator as Paul Lambert was a terrible one. The Villa of old would have crumbled after Liverpool’s opener – Sherwood’s Villa were level within six minutes and then continued to dominate as they had for the first half-hour.
The difference from a couple of months ago is astounding – like a phoenix from the ashes, Villa’s belief has returned, and the players should be returning to Wembley in six weeks’ time really, truly feeling that they can write themselves into club folklore.
The midfield axis of Fabian Delph, Tom Cleverley and Ashley Westwood was absolutely tremendous, largely shutting out Philippe Coutinho, who was always bound to be an average Liverpool side’s only real threat. They played through us for the Brazilian to score, but aside from that one defensive lapse there was a bare minimum of threat posed by Liverpool for the entirety of the game.