Now the dust has settled and the ‘feel good’ factor is back at Villa Park it got me wondering about our upcoming games v WBA.
After a positive second half display v Leicester and the kindest FA cup draw that I can ever remember we now find ourselves playing 2 big games v WBA in the space of a few days.
Now in an ideal world Villa fans including me would like to win both games. Assuming we take the momentum off the second half on Saturday into the rest of the season there is no reason why we cannot win both games. However, as we all know in football and Aston Villa, in particular, nothing is ever that easy.
Let’s assume that a ‘hypothetical’ genie gave us one wish that enabled us to win the league game or the cup game but not both which one would most of us take?
For me staying in the premier is paramount and those 3 points could easily be the difference of us staying up or going down. We certainly do not want to become the next Wigan! To complicate matters more if we went for the cup win over the 3 points and we face Liverpool, Arsenal or UTD in the Semi and/or the final, then even the most optimistic Villa fan would struggle backing us to win one or possibly 2 huge games against outstanding sides where we have a poor record anyway.
For me it’s a no-brainer I will take the 3 points. But of course I secretly hope we win both.