Fulham, Derby, Middlesbrough and us. It's going to be an interesting night and a very interesting day tomorrow. But nothing is won or lost in the first match, but going back to Villa Park next Tuesday in a good place is what it should be all about.

But it's also very important to not forget that there is also a third game. This is the business end of the season and we should only be celebrating if we win the match at Wembley. Enjoy what happens now, but it's all about getting the job done.

And there is no 'it doesn't matter if we don't'. Every single Aston Villa supporter wants the Club to be challenging for silverware in the Premier League. So there is nothing you can say after the match tomorrow if we get spanked, to make anyone feel better tomorrow.

It's all about winning the three matches. And as the manager says in the video below, it's about taking our chances tomorrow. But we can't win if in the match we only create one chance and I'm sure that's what he'll be telling the players. We need to be creating a lot of chances.

Post tomorrow. This is going to be fun.

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Author: Damian
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Damian started The Villa Blog as a passion project quite a few years ago while he was living in South Africa. Now living in Sweden, it continues. He's originally from Chasetown and grew up when supporting Villa meant there was a real chance of silverware at the start of every season.