I’m sorry, but if you think I have anything good to say apart from the result, you’re going to be highly disappointed.
I seriously don’t remember such a “backs to the wall” performance in all the time I’ve supported the Villa. Which is a fair old time.
I suppose I can commend the defence for holding on, because that’s all they did tonight, against the onslaught that the mighty Crystal Palace put us under.
And that says it all; comment over.
That said, I suppose (as someone who tries to be neutral), I should look for positives.
And there were a couple.
Benteke did the bizz yet again.
I’ll re-emphasise what I keep saying.
He’s world class and would easily get 30 a season at the likes of Real or Barce.
But we all know that.
Second is that Sanchez looks the bizz too.
No doubt that’s more debatable, but I felt he was the only one looking for options.
He was pulling the strings, regardless of if he gives the ball away too much and he reminds me of when Angel first came, in that he sees things way before the rubbish that surrounds him.
Going back to my original point, we were quite simply shocking on the whole and how we stole that, I’ll never know.
I’m thoroughly disgusted, even though we got the win and have nothing but disdain for Lambert.
Yeah, yeah, you might say he’s had it tough in his role as our manager, but this is 100% his side.
And it’s utter rubbish, I’m afraid.