James Richardson: Who’s your upset tip? There’s always an upset, there’s always a Stoke beating chelsea.
Barry Glendenning: I’d say Villa to beat Man U.
James Richardson: And I’m not even sure that still counts as an upset.
“Talking about Villa and talking about going down—shouldn’t be in the same sentence. You shouldn’t talk about Villa and, they’ve done well to stay up. Last year they did do well to stay up. Villa doing well to stay up is an embarrassment.”
—Dion Dublin on “The Game” podcast, live from Birmingham (October 24, 2013)
“For us, however, the insatiable fans who want to see our team play, the waiting is nothing short of agony.”
—Matt Turvey on the ridiculous interval between games three and four (“I Am Legend Past & Present Plus A Man We Desperately Need To Avoid,” Aston Villa Life)