OK, the Peace Cup is old news now, but I wanted to bring you the organiser’s productions of the semi-final and final and it will also give me a chance to have a whine about something that gets on my nerves.
I have to warn you, these videos feature lots of people talking about what a great concept the Peace Cup is and how well organised it was – complete with empty seats as far as the eye can see!!
It might only be pre-season, it might only be the Peace Cup, but damn it feels good to win something, doesn’t it?! Winning can be a habit and there’s no better time to start this particular habit than in pre-season.
Simply taking part in this tournament would have no great effect on Villa’s season beyond being a good bonding exercise in the sun. But winning it, and winning it in the manner that they did, could well be the
Aston Villa have won the 2009 Peace Cup on penalties. A full review to follow.
It may only be pre-season, but it’s great to see some silverware!!!
Aston Villa will face European giants Juventus in the Peace Cup 2009 Final on Sunday August 2nd in Seville. The game will be held in the 57,619 seat Olympic Stadium which also hosted the opening game between Sevilla and Juventus, attracting 15,000 spectators. If the locals couldn’t be tempted to see their home team play Juventus then I’m not holding my breath about them coming out to see an English team take on the Italians. Real Madrid
First of all, it’s pre-season and Porto didn’t put their strongest eleven out from the start so I don’t want to get carried away here, but Aston Villa just beat the 2004 European Champions to set up a Peace Cup final against Juventus. Who saw that coming after the Malaga game?
In all honesty I didn’t enjoy the Malaga game very much, there were very little positives to be extracted. I didn’t enjoy the first 30 minutes or so
Aston Villa may have ridden their luck over the two games so far in the Peace Cup, but we have the semi-final line up the majority would have predicted before this tournament got going – Juventus vs Real Madrid & Porto vs Aston Villa. In normal circumstances, a pretty tasty proposition. During pre-season, who knows? According to O’Neill, the lads were pretty thrilled with their come back win over Atlante and they certainly had to work hard
Aston Villa were finally able to find the quality required to earn themselves a Peace Cup semi-final match against Portuguese champions, Porto, on Friday. It didn’t come without any drama though.
If Villa’s opening Peace Cup game against Malaga was disappointing in both performance and result, this one made up for it. Eventually.
Emile Heskey had recovered from his bang on the head, so apart from Guzan getting a start in goal, there were no major surprises in
A jazzy video featuring the irritating Peace Cup Theme Tune. Doesn’t matter how many clever editing techniques are used, it’s difficult to make it look like there’s anyone at the game.
John Carew’s look over his shoulder as he walks down the tunnel at the end of video made me chuckle for some reason.
Atlante are a Mexican Primera División team who now play in Cancún after relocating from Mexico City a couple of years ago. They’re a late addition to the Peace Cup tournament, replacing Celtic, and it’s actually quite odd that they were able to attend; Mexico’s Primera División kicked off on July 24th.
The Mexican league operates a two championship per season “Apertura” & “Clausura” system popular in Latin America. Atlante finished 14th in the last Causura, but 3rd in