The main prize may be out of reach, but the name of the game can still be promotion, if Aston Villa find their form and bottle, in the play-offs.
Villa have learnt how to win again, after back-to-back 1-0 wins against Cardiff City and Leeds, but while it is too little too late for the automatic places, there’s no better time to start a winning run to get the fill up the confidence banks.
While we play out the rest of the season, before the play-offs, here’s the latest five reasons to be cheerful, as Villa fans…
With the Championship play-off dates confirmed this week, it didn’t take Villa long to finally book their spot in them after the 1-0 win versus Leeds. It’s a safe bet that Villa will have the second leg at Villa Park, which is traditionally an advantage.
So, if you like trips to Wembley, you could be in luck.
Only Three Left
Not including the play-offs, which are more like a mini-tournament, these COULD be the last three Championship games you’ll see as a Villa fan in your life time. Villa could get promoted at the end of this season by winning the play-offs and then once again become an established top-tier team and never get relegated again.
Although, there are those who prefer the Championship over the Premier League, although there’s plenty of reasons why.
After his double balls up against Sheffield United while playing centre back, the prospect of seeing Mile Jedinak at centre back was enough to give any Villa fan the shivers. But filling in again for the absent John Terry against both Cardiff and Leeds, Villa didn’t concede.
Yes, against Cardiff, that was partly down to a number of decent stops by Sam Johnstone, but Jedinak played his part too.
— MY OLD MAN SAID (@oldmansaid) April 11, 2018
Staying on topic, John Terry is back in training after missing those games that Jedinak has filled in for.
If there’s one player that has kicked his teammates asses at times to get them going and will be a good player to have in the team for the play-offs, it will be the Villa captain.
Terry gets a big financial bonus, if Villa get promoted, so he will be bang up for it.
It’s do or die time for JT.
Easy Way to Spot Numpties
It’s that time of the year where the level of clickbait articles on other lesser football sites, hots up. Still, you can turn them to your advantage…
If you want a way to decide if a Villa-supporting mate is sound or a dumb ass, it’s simple. Just ask them if they believe the recent ‘Jack Grealish to Leicester for £20m’ story doing the rounds.
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