Villa -Blues; Their game of the season, even if they get relegated

Well, at least it’s how it seems to me.
I don’t see it like that, but it is indeed nice to get one over the enemy, isn’t it?

I believe we’ve only given the noses around 2,000 tickets and I have to admit that’s a paltry amount. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a tit-for-tat thing, but my best memories of the Brum derby were when the away fans got massive support and the singing was pretty equal on both sides, creating a superb atmosphere.
I suppose this is exactly what the powers that be want to get away from and they’d prefer what American football does, where fans make a day of it, with their Camper vans and barbecues and all that rubbish.
Not for me. Bring back that raw hatred and let those who want a punch up carry on. Just control it, which I’m sure they could.

Okay, that’s not realistic in today’s world, but I’m sure you know what I mean.
Even something as precious as THE local derby is becoming more sterile, year by year, in my opinion.

Whatever, what do we know?
Well, I don’t give a toss about them, apart from the fact that they’re having a poor season after foolishly sacking Rowett and appointing Zola.
What a laugh that’s provided, as every man and even his dog knew that was a bad decision.

As for us, obviously the main news is that Kodjia is out because of his red card last week.
Which leaves us with the problem of who’s going to get the goals?
Chester seems the only alternative, from a set piece and I have to admit that’s a very poor state of affairs.
Can Hogan get one? It’d be about time right on cue if he did.

The good (?) news is Gabby has worked his proverbials off this week and has actually been coming in early for training. Which means Steve Bruce intends to include him in the squad.
Hmm, I’m really not sure I’d bother. Where was he when we needed him?
That said, he does have a decent record against the blues, so I guess that’s what Bruce is thinking.
Maybe the last 10 minutes then, where he’ll run around like a headless chicken and score… nothing.
I looked at his record lately and I have to be honest, I don’t even see why I’m talking about him. There’s a fair chance I’ve scored as many goals as him for the Villa in the last couple of seasons, which says it all.

Otherwise, my lack of time to check, tells me not much has changed on our part.
Which means Bruce will play his strongest side, with no kids, as he’ll want to win this, just to prove to the more dense amongst us that he really isn’t a bluenose.

So what to predict?

Well, I’d like to win this one, obviously, but as I’ve already said, I don’t believe it’s in our interests overall for them to be relegated.
And you have to add in that melted welly face factor, that is Harry Redknapp.
He hates us and we’re not keen on him.

It’s hard to call, but I’m struggling to see where the goals will come from on either side.
They’re crap and we don’t score many, kodjia aside.

This has 0-0 or 1-0 written all over it.
I can live with either.
But they simply can’t be allowed to win.

Come on you LIONS!

50 Comments

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  1. giddyvillan April 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm .

    Off to celebrate 🎉 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺 🍺

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm .

      Happy days. Gabby now cemented as legendary status 😄

  2. Tekkers48 April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm .

    Get in there. Who is your man Abonglahor who scored for us ? Any relation to Gabby ? 😉😉😉😉

  3. VillaAwayInDiv3 April 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm .
    1. giddyvillan April 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm .

      Cheers for that

  4. Hitchens 60 April 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm .

    Who’d have bet against that – Gabby really doesn’t like the Blues – hero status regained 🙂 large glass of wine now in hand.

  5. VillaAwayInDiv3 April 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm .

    The goal reminded me of Dave Simmonds 12 April 1970….worse goal ever but it beat them 1-0…..we had lost 4-0 on their muck heap at start of season so was most welcome….1st time I had seen us beat them.

  6. DSVilla April 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm .

    Next game away at Blackburn. i think we should field a team of youngsters. If we lose Blues would be in the bottom 3 if they don’t beat Huddersfield 😉

  7. Adam April 23, 2017 at 3:48 pm .

    Could spark gabby in to life. Top goalscorer next season!….no? oh ok just me then 🙂

  8. Ardent Villain April 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm .

    Trust the lazy sod to score against Blues…

    Now I see some reports that he might be offered a new contract – unbelievable if true; mind you Bruce is also quoted by the BBC as saying that he’s got a massive summer of off-loading players coming up, so Shabby might have just left on a high!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath April 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm .

      It just fell to him right place right time. U can’t offer him a new contract just for that he will never be any good again and he never was really

  9. Hitchens 60 April 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm .

    See that loveable cheeky chappie Harry is up to his usual tricks after today’s game – loves trying to rile Villa fans. Well Harry here’s a message for you – if Villa were as bad as you made out what does that say about your team?

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath April 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm .

      Shows how crap Blooose are that we play our Flabby OAP who’s done nothing all season but still scores the winner 😄

  10. Bill Pearson April 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm .

    Exactly Hitch, he’s just found out we’ve known it for years, must be covering up his miss interpretation of how he wanted it to pan out, now he’s going through what we have last season. All the best Harry, oh the tax man lives in Brum as well Harry.

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