Date: 11th May 2008 at 5:36pm
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Villa have ended the season in 6th place and earning them an Inter Two Bob Cup place.

So from 11th last season to just missing out on 5th. Not a bad season all in all and some real highs in the process including beating Chelsea and obviously the local derby victories.

To see us progress five places AND to still feel slightly disappointed at not gaining 5th is amazing really – just those few ‘no shows’ (Fulham away, Sunderland, Boro and Wigan at home) and possibly a lack of spending in January stopped us clinching that most unlikely lofty position and hopefully, after a summer of spending (please, lets have a summer of spending) who knows where we can get next season?

So we have a run in the inter to look forward to. The format has changed so we are only one two-legged tie away from the Uefa qualifying round. Our opponents will come from Northern Ireland, Denmark or Finland. According to the official site the first leg will be away July 19 or 20.