It’s another big test for Steven Gerrard and his new look Villa team. The biggest to date, because the Premier League Champions are coming to town. Can we beat them? Yes, anything is possible. This must be true because if it were false that would be horrible. Will we beat them? Probably not. I suspect that’s the mindset of the majority of Villa fans going into this game. Lets hope Steven Gerrard and the players think differently. Anyway this means subconsciously I have already written off this game as a loss. But in reality I am praying to be proved wrong.
My illogical logic
You see my logic and reason goes out the window where Villa is concerned. I always convince myself were going to win. And against all the odds I have already convinced myself were going to beat Manchester City. Only trouble being, it may not be this Wednesday. But then again it could be, it’s going to happen at some point. And based on that logic and reason I just cannot accept our fate before a balls been kicked. Honestly I just can’t bring myself to do that. I am not made that way, so until that final whistle goes and the scoreline says differently you wont convince me otherwise.
Am i in denial? No because we are Aston Villa, we are not Norwich City. We don’t just roll over and accept our fate. This is a big test but so was Liverpool last season, and we won that 7-2. There is no question about Manchester City’s credentials. But they will still need to be the better team on the night. So it won’t stop me hoping that Villa can produce one of those magical nights under the lights at Villa Park. Hopefully one which sees us put Manchester City to the sword.
Big test or not, my logic says because Manchester City are the only top six team Villa have failed to beat since our return to the Premier League. That victory against them is long overdue. Which means it’s going to happen sooner or later. So because of that, it now means I need to bung a few quid on us every time we play them. Let’s hope that Murphy’s law doesn’t come back to bite me. It’s a funny old game, and with my imagination it’s not taken me long to convince myself that perhaps this could just be our time. As I said I am forever setting myself up for the fall.
Hopefully the footballing “gods” will shine down on us. And as an added bonus I will be rewarded with a nice little earner to help spread some Christmas cheer.