So we’re down, but Villa – Palace anyway.

I’m despondent, to be honest.

I’ve done my best to stay positive and hopeful, but having seen today’s results, we’re now seven points behind our nearest competititors.
With four games left, there’s no way I can see us catching them.
While my heart tells me we’re capable of getting points against Palace, Everton and West Ham, the reality and my head tells me we’re utter rubbish and just don’t look like scoring.

But then, as much as I’m upset, so I also find myself not too bothered about being relegated.
It’s a contradiction in terms, I know, but the Man U game has just capped it off for me.
I can live with a poor refereeing decision.
But when you have some mug watching the slo-mo’s repeatedly and still coming up with the 100% wrong decision, well frankly, I’ve just about had enough of the Prem for one season.

The trouble is, as much as the Championship is by far the better league, the Premier league is the only place to be. There’s simply no glory to be had in the Championship, even if you win it, promotion aside, which as we’ve seen is usually short-lived.

So onto the game then and as I said, I think we can get something here even though Palace are a better side.
I think we have some decent players. Not many, but some, who will go on to be better, whether at the Villa or not.
But we have some total rubbish too; too many lightweights who can’t handle the Prem and certainly won’t handle the rigours of the Championship either.
But that’s for later.

I’m going for a 1-0.
More in hope than anything, but it really doesn’t matter either way, does it?

“Nath” seems to be saying that we need a poll.
I’m not exactly sure what for, but believe it’s about who should be sacked.
I’m happy to roll with that and I’ve added one below.

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    nath July 12, 2020 at 4:27 pm .

    man that was hard watching. i am getting more nervous watching us than i ever have been. old age creeping up or we are just bad for my health.

    first half was a boring encounter, reminded me of the old days where teams used to play a bore draw at the end of the season cause nothing to play for. but we have we just too nervous and not enough belief to stamp your authority. or just maybe not enough skill.

    second half we started much better lots of movement, better slick passing and interchanging positional play. we looked miles better. so i think our players are lacking in belief more than the skill. i thought var was amazing sh it again. it would be better to scrap VAR and just flick a coin heads or tails would be fairer.

    i still believe in villa and x files until i hear a fat bird i wont change that. p/s anybody see agent beneke clear that ball away from scot danns classic clearance agent beneke

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    Bill Pearson.. July 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm .

    Nath, your not old to till you are my age, that game had me going , in so much the first 30 minutes you wouldn’t bet on Villa. But yes we got better and better as the game went on. I’ve no argument on Dean Smith’s selection today, Hourihane did well ,Jack must have read what the fans thought of last game and did better.Nath we are in with a chance. Thursday will tell us.

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      nath July 12, 2020 at 5:07 pm .

      i felt i aged a decade watching that. first half was testing my patience. don’t know what you thought of the first half. second half and result was much better and i dont care now we got the result we needed so happy

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    nath July 12, 2020 at 5:09 pm .

    just heard that racist instgram tweet or what ever it was about saha. police arrested a 12 year old

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    nath July 12, 2020 at 5:16 pm .

    just heard beneke got a red card after the game 🙁 i saw him fall out with konsa and mings separated them.

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    Gerry Kiddy July 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm .

    Benteke told Konsa he was going to sort him in the tunnel. Where were the managers to stop it.

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    badger123 July 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm .

    Hitch, I’ve just seen another angle of the Pen and you’re right.
    Grealish actually stamps on the Palace player.
    And then dives, the dirty cheating get.
    Should have been booked, I agree.

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      Hitchens60 July 12, 2020 at 5:53 pm .

      I’m not going quite that far over a Grealish but it did seem that he simulated the foul.

      Just watched Dean Smith interview and, quite unbelievably, Jon Moss was the VAR referee today after that terrible decision against Manure. Smith seemed unhappy about it and who can blame him. The football authorities just have no common sense.

      So, we win 2-0 – is that just to prolong fans agony? 🙂 so typical of theVilla!

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    Holte66 July 12, 2020 at 6:07 pm .

    Too little too late as far as I’m concerned. Palace players weren’t interested in the game. I still think the Sheffield United game was the one that mattered. Nice to see a VAR decision go our way. Probably a case of restoring the balance on bad decisions against us.

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    Hitchens60 July 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm .

    Leicester one up at Bournemouth.

    You may well be right Holte but the fat lady hasn’t started singing ……. yet!

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    Bill Pearson.. July 12, 2020 at 8:32 pm .

    Bournemouth 2 1 Leicester 10 men we are in the shite ,

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    Holte66 July 12, 2020 at 8:38 pm .

    Fat lady is warming up her vocal chords 😔

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