Date: 30th October 2008 at 3:08pm
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What do we have to do to get some respect?

I have just finished work in the Middle East. Turned on the TV and was pleased to see the sports round up was beginning on BBC world. I was not pleased for long. After reading the results (they said we beat Blackburn 2-0, but hey, we all make mistakes), they then showed the top of the Premiership league. 3 teams, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Villa were omitted despite having the same points as Arsenal.

How many times does the media show the top 3 only….never seen it before. Always the top 4 or top 6 if we are lucky.

I wonder what we have done wrong?. Why are we dismissed out of hand. What do we have to do to get some recognition? Even when we won the league in 81, it was unlucky Ipswich that were the better team. In 82, the media view was that we held out against a superior Bayern Munich team.

Even winning trophies got us no respect. Maybe we have to do it 5 years on the trot before we get some credit.

On a more positive note, Fergie showed a little respect today but it is small potatoes compared with what we deserve with our glorious history and clear bright future.

I did the interview on Vital Villa and predicted we would win it. I read most of them and I think I was the only one to predict this. I still have this feeling in my bones! However even if we do, the media will say its – a fluke – a one off – they had the run of the ball etc.

What do we have to do?

Up the Villa

dannyvellow