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Aston Villa vs Bradford City, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg: Open Thread

bradford aston villa 600x318 Aston Villa vs Bradford City, League Cup Semi Final Second Leg: Open Thread

Premier League side Aston Villa faces a monumental task today to help save their season and perhaps the job of Paul Lambert.

The Villains are 3-1 down from the first leg, but have an opportunity to try to bounce back today in the second leg. The winner will play in the League Cup Final against either Chelsea or Swansea. League Two side Bradford City would love nothing more than to make it through to the final, where they’ll be bringing thousands of proud Yorkshiremen to Wembley. But before they get carried away, they face an Aston Villa side who — even though they didn’t win on Saturday — will have regained some confidence after their draw against West Bromwich Albion.

For viewers in the United States, the match will be shown live on beIN SPORT with a kick-off time of 2:45pm ET.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below.

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16 Responses to Aston Villa vs Bradford City, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg: Open Thread

  1. Pat says:

    I really hope that Bradford City can advance. I would love to see this club in Europa League..Just would be an interesting scenario if so.

  2. BlankCheque says:

    Villa have a good shot at winning this game by more than 2 goals if they play as well as they did against West Brom on Saturday. Playing at home will help and Benteke has to have a terrific game for them to advance to the final.

  3. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Goarrrrrn Bantams, get that away goal. 6000 Bradford fans at Villa Park tonight.

  4. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Atmosphere at Villa sounds awesome on Talksport tonight.

    Stan Collymore isn’t working tonight so is sat in the Holte End.

  5. Scrumper says:

    Come on Bradford – stuff em!

  6. BlankCheque says:

    It’s all Villa in the first half and deserve their one goal lead. Villa need one more to force extra time. Away goals only count after extra time.

  7. IanCransonsKnees says:

    GET THE F&*K IN!

  8. M owen says:

    4th tier club and you showed PL clubs how to play…Congratulations Bradford City

  9. The Gaffer says:

    CONGRATULATIONS BRADFORD CITY!

    Well deserved.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      You’ll never have a better chance of seeing Swansea win a major trophy at Wembley.

      • The Gaffer says:

        True, but Bradford plays a style of football that Swansea would have a hard job coping with. Still we have to get past goal-machine Chelsea tomorrow, so we still have a long way to go.

        Cheers,
        The Gaffer

        • IanCransonsKnees says:

          Would Swansea be able to play in Europe if they won it? I’m sure there was some fuss over Cardiff been prevented from taking a European spot if they’d won the FA Cup because they’re governed by the Welsh FA not the English FA.

          • The Gaffer says:

            They’d get a spot in the Europa League if they won. I haven’t heard any discussion this season regarding whether UEFA would allow it, but I can’t see why not.

            Cheers,
            The Gaffer

  10. BlankCheque says:

    Congratulations to Bradford City! Hope they put on a good show at Wembley.

    Villa have to put his terrble loss behind them if they want to avoid relegation. Very tough times ahead at Villa Park.

  11. Dust says:

    How lambert still keeps his job I don’t know…. Villa are a mess… cup or not, you have to neat a league 2 side at home,especially with the squad villa put out.

    Looks like my bottom 3 predictions at the start of the season will happen….Bye Bye Villa

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