Fulham's Tim Ream predicts 'cagey' playoff final with Aston Villa

Elena Summers
May 26, 2018

'I really genuinely hope he triggers it. The money Villa have spent on players has been remarkable given they are a Championship club and not gaining promotion is a disaster for them on and off the pitch.

Villa face Chelsea's arch-rivals Fulham in the play-off final this Saturday.

Bruce made a tongue-in-cheek remark that he wouldn't pick Terry against Chelsea next season if the defender wasn't comfortable playing against the club where he won 15 major trophies during a 19-year stint.

According to the Guardian, Terry is willing to extend his deal - but only if the two conditions are met. All those phone calls to him last summer, he hasn't been disappointed with it. Those days of Swindon 4-3 Leicester in 1993, Bolton 4-3 Reading in 1995, and Charlton 4-4 Sunderland in 1998 (one of the greatest matches of all time) are so last century.

For starters, their five loan players: Sam Johnstone, Axel Tuanzebe, Robert Snodgrass, Josh Onomah and Lewis Grabban will all have to go back to their parent clubs with no/little chance of signing them.

'People like [Jack] Grealish have looked up to him and thought: "Is that the way I've got to be to be a top player?"' He is a great leader of men, which we don't produce many of any more. Whilst the likes of John Terry and Jack Grealish would nearly certainly exit as well. But probably they can not be in their best level right now.

Driving away from Villa Park that day, myself and many others knew that from this point on, we would always be keeping an occasional eye on the fortunes of their club.

"So I am going to try to use my best weapons, and the game can be long so we are going to use the bench too to try and force the situation". We believe in our style. I expect he can make some difference in our favour. All of us can make mistakes and I expect some mistakes from his side. I am not thinking about the future.

"I cant say who we are going to start with".

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