Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 - Matt Maher and Nathan Judah analysis

Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 - Matt Maher and Nathan Judah analysis

Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 - Matt Maher and Nathan Judah analysis

Saturday may be the day of the Champions League final but the financial implications of the second-tier showpiece - worth at least €180 million of additional revenue to the victor - dwarfs the Kiev showpiece.

Even Steve Bruce has admitted it is set to be a scene of devastation this summer if Villa lose to Fulham.

'I really genuinely hope he triggers it. "All those phone calls to him last summer, he hasn't been disappointed with it. You can't be disappointed when you walk through here".

I just knew what he would give. The 19-year-old left-sided player is widely regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in the English game and he will be able to test himself on the country's highest stage next season.

If Aston Villa were to get anything from the game at Wembley, they were going to need Jack Grealish to be on top form to guide them through.

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.

John Terry came close to leveling for Villa in the 63rd minute with a glancing header inside the box that sailed narrowly wide of the target.

Jedinak, promoted through the Championship playoffs with Crystal Palace in 2013, has assured Villa supporters he and his teammates will do all they can to achieve the right result.

A couple of months ago, Jokanovic had insisted that dreams were to be had in the bedroom but he woke with his team triumphant and many topless at the end of Fulham's first game at the national stadium since 1975. We believe we can dominate the situation.

"We had to balance the books and I am sure we would have to do the same again". He plays in a complicated position. "Experience in life is important but it's not everything - all of us can make mistakes".

I have a contract and that's it.

"It was never a burden but I think people expect you to be a lot better than you are!"

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