imageHi everyone big UTV!
The season is now 8 premier league games in and we find ourselves on 10 points.We have had 3W,4L and 1D.This is a better start to the season than last season.This time last season we had only amassed 5 points and I’m sure our goal difference is better.
We have had a tough start to the season up against the title contenders and European elite.Now the games we have lost we have lost by poor ball retention,being exposed at the back with fullbacks supplying the width and our forwards not taking chances.I would also have to put in lackluster performances by certain players you know who you are!
I also strongly feel we desperately need that creative playmaker to knit everything together and to pop the ball around across the area.
We need that creative spark to quickly pass that ball when we are on the attack in the final 3rd.Maybe the January window will bring a player of that ilk in.
Our midfield is improving Fabian Delph shows signs of promise along with KEA also improving.Delph is starting to show his skills as was shown yesterday with him ghosting past and taking on players to try and keep the ball.
Bacuna is showing signs of real class and I think he will be another class signing another diamond in the rough.Bacuna is also showing his adaptability and I think the defensive position he has taken on suits him well.As for Westy bit out of sorts of late but is showing that strong tackle which for me still has a place in the modern game a back off warning take one for the team.
Im hoping Sylla gets another look in as I think his strength in a midfield 3 is vital.A holding 2 of Sylla and Delph would also suit me in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The defence has started to improve to IMPO.It was only a fluke goal by Townsend and a well created 2nd that divided the sides.The defence held its own up against serious Champions League contenders who have spent a hell of a lot more money than we have on players.I think we missed Clark yesterday as Baker didn’t look to good.
Our front 3 needs to get on it and start scoring consistently and with a timely return of Benteke we should start scoring goals again.Bentekes return seemed to bring AVFC to life and also the movement looked more fluent.
Now the rollercoaster ride that many of us knew we would be on again as the youngsters get to grip with their second season is evident.A return of a mid table position from Lambert will be an improvement on last season and progression will be evident.
It is hard to watch the highty hights of beating Arsenal and Man city of the elite then losing in the fashions we have done to others.But this is the rollercoaster I speak of and until a regular consistency develops we will just have to get used to it……UTV…Villa Family….


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  1. Villan1
    Villan1 October 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm . Reply

    Its bad enough watching us miles behind Spurs and co, but now the likes of Southampton are breezing past us because they have invested in quality. They haven’t spent hundreds of millions but a couple of quality players make the world of difference (in Southampton’s case Lovren and Wanyama).
    I don’t believe Paul Lambert only wants these 2/3m bargain buys, that is why I am firmly in the Lerner Out camp now. We are supposed to be an established PL club but we’re behaving like a tin pot club that has just been promoted. I guarantee Cardiff will achieve something before we do, their owners might be a bit wacky but they are ambitious, a word that can never be connected to Randolph Lerner.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath October 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm . Reply

      Agree villain 1 and when posters like Langford can’t defend them anymore then we all know its time for Lerner to go. But afraid it will never happen certainly not for the foreseeable future

  2. BWS
    BWS October 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm . Reply

    Run that by me again.

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