Form. What’s it like?

I’ve been trying to assess how well we’ve done (or not) at this stage of the season and form came into the equation.
Now, after the dire form that we’d shown during Di Matteo’s reign, I expected our current form to have improved massively.
It makes sense that given we’ve climbed from nineteenth to ninth in the actual league, that our recent form would put us much higher to balance things out, doesn’t it?

Well, our form has of course improved, but not to the extent I expected.
If you take a look at this excellent site, http://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/astonvilla/form/ten, you’ll see that we are in ninth position over the last ten games, exactly the same as our actual league position.
Which surprised me really.

If you continue to look at the more recent current form of 8,6 and 4 weeks, our standing in the table has actually got progressively worse and we’re twelfth in the table.

So what does that tell us?
Well, at first glance, it tells me that we need to do better if we’re going to move up the table as we all want.

Fortunately, things are not quite as bad as they first seem, as they are slightly skewed by having played Leeds twice recently.

And to show why I’m not too downbeat, take a look at this, which demonstrates things perfectly;

http://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/astonvilla/progress

From our nadir, when RDM left and Bruce took over (games 11-12) the graphic shows a very nice progression indeed and seems to demonstrate that a play-off place is easily within our grasp.
Then factor in that you might say we’ve had our poor part of the season, where some teams above us haven’t and things look even better.
We do need to keep improving though and again it shows how it’s important that we get at least some better players in to keep the momentum going.

As an aside, look at Derby’s form over the last 10 games!
Although I’d expect them to fade at the back-end of the season, as they usually do.
Not exactly a good advert for Nigel Pearson (who many of us, me included, wanted) really, is it?

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  1. pat57 January 1, 2017 at 2:30 am . Reply

    First post of 2017 :-)) (and somewhat ka-lied)

    I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a very good year indeed!

    Onwards and upwards

    UTV COYL

  2. Bum Bum January 1, 2017 at 9:22 am . Reply

    Happy New Year guys! Oooh! Me bloody head!!!

    1. Hitchens 60 January 1, 2017 at 9:28 am . Reply

      Happy New Year Bum Bum – ditto! 🙂

  3. GIDDYVILLAN January 1, 2017 at 10:42 am . Reply

    Happy New year 🎉 I’m still pissed oh well may the merriment continue UTV

    1. Bill Pearson January 1, 2017 at 11:08 am . Reply

      Holly shit, just woke up 10.50 am that’s not me, Happy New year lads again, pissing down of rain still off to see th a girl I married 57 years ago. Oops have we signed anyone yet?

  4. nath January 1, 2017 at 11:47 am . Reply

    merry christmas oops i mean happy new year. my head is not alone hurting
    i declare the window open were did i put them scissor.

  5. pat57 January 1, 2017 at 11:48 am . Reply

    First rumour of 2017 – Ayew to Swansea to ‘save them’ –

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/relegation-threatened-swansea-keen-aston-9545461

    As far as I’m concerned they can have him, never does enough when he’s playing for us.

    1. nath January 1, 2017 at 11:52 am . Reply

      i just read this one. its fun sieving the good from the bad stories this is a bad one. i do think ayew is on bruce is unwanted list, if a decent offers comes in he will sell him. but i doubt swansea can afford him well what we will need to tempt to sell.

  6. nath January 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm . Reply

    one story pissing me off is the marseille story. another club who cant afford the player. wanting a charity fee to be arrange for their benefit. player himself has spoken about he wants to stay in england. so returning to france on a worst wage is a none starter, so why do we still get this crappy rumor

  7. nath January 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm . Reply

    need to find my chill pills count to ten breathe lmao i need a shower wake up

    1. GIDDYVILLAN January 1, 2017 at 2:02 pm . Reply

      Hair of the dog 🐶 Nath works wonders mate

  8. Bum Bum January 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm . Reply

    I think the only really fact that matters is the one that things are going in the right direction. Under Lerner we stank, but now things are looking much better. It’ll take a good while to get things right but becoming tough to beat an admirable quality to possess. We’ve just got to get into the habit of stringing a few wins together. Quite pleased with Bruce and really don’t mind staying in the Championship for another year if it means we rebuild on a more solid footing.
    Wish we were playing today…

    1. villaawayindiv3 January 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm . Reply

      One reason to remain in this league another year is people might actually be able to afford to get a seat….my annual boxing day pressie was 20 quid cheaper…almost BOGOF. …
      I know the reason me and my brother have been unable to attend these last year’s is we work but it’s too dear……
      Window….
      Barry..Millner ..Crouch…Lowton….
      Davies….

  9. nath January 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm . Reply

    have we signed anybody yet lol clubs moan they needs players or need to shove players out the door. but when window opens nothing happens until the last week and day to ciaos last hour

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