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Cup Action At The Bridge

Cup action at stamford bridge tonight, and a change of heart from me. Following our victory at the weekend, I was all for us playing the kids in the cup and resting the first team ready for the weekend. But on reflection I now want us to field our strongest team tonight. 

Football is all about winning trophies at the end of the day. And since Villa have not yet got European football in B6. I don’t think we should be wrapping our senior players up in cotton wool, especially this early in the season. Besides given our next league opponent’s and our horrendous record against them. Will any of us be that surprised if it continued this weekend? So why risk an early cup exit. It’s not like it’s April and European football is within touching distance.

A Cup Run

So I would rather we try and win a cup and finish 10th or thereabouts in the league. Then to just prioritize the league and then only end up finishing 8th or 9th. Because we still won’t have European football. Dean Smith can still give some of the Kids cameo roles, afterall, we don’t want to hinder their development.

Tonight is a perfect opportunity for our first team to avenge their 3-0 loss in the league. Personally I believe had we taken our chances, and not made silly mistakes, I think we would have won that game. But football is unforgiving and is always decided on mistakes, or moments of brilliance.

Even if Chelsea were to field their second string tonight. It’s still going to be extremely difficult to get us into the hat for the next round. Because Chelsea are blessed with a wealth of talent. However I do believe that our first team will feel like they have unfinished business and will want to avenge their league defeat.

Of course playing our big guns could result in unnecessary injuries that could impact our season. But injuries can occur in any game, and if we are going to go on and win the cup we’re going to have to field our best 11 at some point, so why not tonight.

UTV

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Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
23 days ago

Hopefully another good performance coming ,stuff it to levy, no need to change anything smith

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
24 days ago

Joe got to watch the master Messi score a screamer from the bench

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Vancouvervillan
26 days ago

Another fantastic performance from us yesterday, is there any doubt this 352 is working?
We were the better team and created the better chances yet again and this time got some luck after once again being surrounded by bias refs, linos & media.
I’m absolutely loving this high press and our attacking energy, Hause was immaculate and dominant as the replacement and not a bad performance out there.
Can’t wait for the next game
UTV!

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26 days ago
Reply to  AVFCVillablog

Lol, I liked him as a player classless idiot of a manager.
Bothers me he as much as asked for a pen in the match build up & Dean, after ignoring Maguires clear foul on SJM, couldn’t wait to oblige, no way was that a clear pen imo.

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
26 days ago

Or Maguires tackle on Watkins early in game in which he went through the back of Watkins to win the ball ,which is a foul nowadays with a proper ref not wnaker dean

jcv
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jcv
27 days ago

brilliant win yesterday
even i cant moan about that great performane.
ill leave the moaning to that sore loser olly 😄😄😄😄

Bigfatron
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26 days ago
Reply to  jcv

It’s in your blood to have a moan,being a brummie

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HenleyVillain
27 days ago

That was quite some goal.
No wonder the set piece coach was celebrating.
Must have been right off the training ground that one.

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HenleyVillain
27 days ago

YAY !
And about feckin time too

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
27 days ago

Hard luck dean your team took a. Beating

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
27 days ago
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Mike dean the wnaker

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
27 days ago

Ming’s mcginn Ings outstanding what a mouthful

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
27 days ago

Hail hail smith , masterclasses

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
27 days ago

Mike deans is wnaker wnaker Maguire took mcginn out at neck no free no booking

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
27 days ago

Good first half time we put two good ones in same match

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
28 days ago

Mike dean bailing out utd defenders ,what’s new

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
28 days ago

Not liking this 3 at back already our centre halves run into box marking one man leaving Bruno free at edge of the box,he should have. scored

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Bigfatron
28 days ago

Don’t like 3 centre halves unless you have midfielders that can score,very little goal threat on smith line up
Martinez cash Konsa ming’s hause target mcginn Ramsay Luis Ings and watkins

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