Spurs 0 -1 Villa; What a brilliant 3 points!

Well, that was unexpected, wasn’t it? Well, it was from me anyway.

That is the first game Spurs have lost at home since November, let’s not forget that.

While it might be easy to say that Spurs didn’t play to their best and had vital players missing, the latter point seems to have applied to us for a very long time.
They had a somewhat makeshift defence and so did we. Hence you can’t give Spurs any credit for that, in my opinion.

So what made this one so good?
It was simply the overall application.
Anyone who thinks that the players don’t want to play for Sherwood is quite frankly deluded and those players on the pitch today ran their proverbials off.

There were four possibles for man of the match today.
Delph for his constant running and energy.
Sanchez, who did what I expected him to do, in being a holder/stopper.
Benteke, who got the goal, but more importantly is beginning to show another dimension to his game, with his passing and vision.

And the Villa fans who were actually there.

You never know how the fans sound at the ground, compared to how the mics are set up, but from where I watched the game, they were simply outstanding and I think they edged it.
The consensus overall, is that we have brilliant away fans, some of the best in the game.
Hence I’m happy to give it to them.

I’ll probably expand more on my thoughts about the actual game in the thread, but my immediate thought is “papering over the cracks?”.
I don’t think so and to be honest, I’m glad to see some Sherwood haters proven wrong.

There aren’t many teams who win at Spurs and I’m simply chuffed to bits.

There are still many twists and turns to be seen before this season is out.


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  1. pat57
    pat57 April 12, 2015 at 12:38 am . Reply

    I think the pressure is off to a certain extent and who knows what they might pull off now (injuries allowing).

    Just beginning to allow myself to start thinking about staying up and the Cup.

    Anyway don’t bet that the Villa can’t beat anyone (Oohaah take note), look what happened to this fan….


    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 1:46 am . Reply

      Can u seriously see us beating liverpool and arsenal. Not a chance especially the way arsenal are playing at the moment. But staying up is all that matters stuff fa cup I still can’t get excited by it tbh and really don’t care if we win it or not as long as we stay up.

      1. Andrew
        Andrew April 12, 2015 at 2:39 am . Reply

        Liverpool? Yes I can actually see us beating them. They’re no better than Spurs, often have off games, etc. Arsenal? On a one off day? Definitely, overall Arsenal are by far the better team though to both Pool and Villa so they’re definitely favorites to win it. But we can definitely beat Pool. Now with the injuries we have, being without Clark and Gabby, Sanchez being suspended, it’ll be far more difficult, but still not impossible.

        1. Bum Bum
          Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 8:23 am . Reply

          I listened to the Blackburn game, Liverpoolyby no means had an easy time of it. It could have gone either way. Can we have a collection for some anti-depressants for OhAhh?

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm . Reply

            We will see in the extremely unlikely event we did beat them then arsenal awaits and they are the second best team in the prem on current form. We won’t beat them.

        2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 12:05 pm . Reply

          Yes we can beat liverpool but we won’t. Sterling Sturridge and cortinho will kill us

          1. Andrew
            Andrew April 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm . Reply

            Sterling hasn’t been good since the contract problems came around, Sturridge hasn’t been great since his return from injury. Coutinho’s the only one that even comes close to scaring me from that trio and like Eriksen yesterday, can very much have an off game.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm . Reply

              Still better than what we’ve got though. Remember our defence is shite yesterday was an exception to the rule but still rode our luck.

          2. B6
            B6 April 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm . Reply

            You mean like Kane, as you predicted, did yesterday?

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm . Reply

              Kane played well yesterday and could easily have got one like I said we rode our luck at times

          3. Andrew
            Andrew April 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm . Reply

            Kane’s only good chance was a 30 yard shot that went right at Guzan. Fazio was their only actual chance at scoring and it went just over after Benteke again lost his man on a corner defensively. We could’ve easily been 3-0 up and it wouldn’t have been shocking.

  2. pat57
    pat57 April 12, 2015 at 12:48 am . Reply

    Blimey Stan just won the Cup!


    Alright so it was the Central Warwickshire Over 35s Premier Division One Cup but so what…

    …is this an omen I ask myself? 🙂

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 8:29 am . Reply

      Isn’t that cheating? He was recently a top drawer player! Lol!!!! Well done Stan! Another piece of great news…

      LANGFORDVILLA April 12, 2015 at 10:39 am . Reply

      PAT57…..thanks for that link mate. Its a very heartwarming story. Stan is a proper top bloke. I am delighted that he’s back at VP and he is recovering well from his illness. Fair play to the club and the fans too who have given him the best possible support throughout. We certainly missed him when he stopped playing.

    GIDDYVILLAN April 12, 2015 at 6:45 am . Reply

    Morning fellow VILLANS hopefully QPR get a good stuffing today to round off a very rewarding weekend for results the sun is shining & the VILLA are in sight of the finish line.I’m not ruling out picking up points at shitty oh to be a VILLA fan. 😀 UTV VTID SOTC

    1. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 7:11 am . Reply

      Morning Giddy ,just want to have a pop at Oohah, Oohah tell me one thing did you think that Villa would have beaten Tottenham on their own patch? , to be honest I didn’t, that got to mean Villa not to be ruled out unable to beat Liverpool. Its a F A cup game that in its self is an incentive to any footballer on the rise in his game, Giddy I’m unsure on Sanchez he looks heavy on movement and slow in decisions, it could be me but seen it in him from day one, its coming on again in a few minutes seen it twice up till now.bloody brill mate.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm . Reply

        I did secretly think we might have pinched a point tbh bill. But Sherwood knowing their players must of played a huge part. The problem is Sherwood will never have that advantage when we play other teams. Can u seriously see us beating Liverpool then arsenal! Not a chance. I’m not saying we won’t give them a decent game as I think we will but bottom line is cream rises to the top

    GIDDYVILLAN April 12, 2015 at 7:31 am . Reply

    Morning BILL yes I’m not sure about Sanchez he doesn’t seem consistent imo mate,as for Liverpool it’s the cup so anything’s possible.I do believe under Sherwood we’re going places,hope he gets a decent kitty in summer (LOL) I can see a few players being shown the door.onwards & upwards. UTV

  5. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 7:41 am . Reply

    I think he should now bring back Gardner, Bent, do we have others? Cannot remember anyway time to take a look at them and as you say move others on.

      GIDDYVILLAN April 12, 2015 at 7:59 am . Reply

      Sherwood seems to be a fan of bents,if we can structure the service around him he’ll score goals he’s told players to get the ball to benteke which we’ve started to do goals will come.I still feel our midfield needs strengthening not enough goals are coming from that position.still chuffed with the performance yesterday bring on the bin dippers Wembley Wembley.

    GIDDYVILLAN April 12, 2015 at 8:08 am . Reply

    Any injury updates LADS????

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 8:27 am . Reply

      My shoulder is a bit sore from gardening. That any good to you? 🙂

  7. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 10:26 am . Reply

    Lol…….can you get a liver massage on the NHS? 🙂

    Sanchez is a bit Marmite. I think he finds the PL pace a bit difficult. I do think he is quite talented though and will get better when he adapts himself to the PL. His career up to now as been in the Spanish league which is a much slower pace. I think a good pre-season will help him to adapt and he will be more effective next season.

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 April 12, 2015 at 10:50 am . Reply

      Morning all; nice to see you back Langford. I originally chose this blog ‘cos I always enjoyed your posts. You’ve been missed.

      Great result yesterday and I did post I thought we would get something from the game so that’s one correct prediction this season LOL.

      Baggies need to be careful as they really could get sucked in but think the barcodes have enough points. Sunderland look like a team that have completely lost the plot and Hull have now gone 6 without a win. Three winnable home games to come; keep the faith.

      1. langfordvilla
        langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 11:12 am . Reply

        Cheers H60…. Hope you and yours are all well. Agree about the Baggies. Cant believe a Pulis team as let in 7 goals in 2 home games. BTW, I was one of those wanting to sign Lescott. Thank goodness we didnt as he as been very poor this season. Not so sure that the barcodes are safe yet. If the bin dippers beat them tomorrow then they should start worrying.

        1. Bill Pearson
          Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm . Reply

          I thought the same Langford about Lescott, seen him a few times and glad we didn’t, and might I add he could have had a different attitude with villa knowing he’s claret and blue.Hitch catching up on allotment mate time to plant, just come back seeds popping up already. Hope you read that the cup match is on BT Sunday. I fancy us to get the result.

        2. Hitchens 60
          Hitchens 60 April 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm . Reply

          All well thanks Langford. Went to watch QF with kids and grandkids but, sadly, can’t watch SF as travelling to Flanders for visits to WW1 sites in which I’m greatly interested. Will have to listen in on the old steam radio!

  8. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm . Reply

    I like that Robbie Savage he’s singing our praises, tips us to stop up, thinks Sherwood showing the way on players, and saying Sunday is winnable game. He’s a nice chap that Savage.urrr.

  9. pat57
    pat57 April 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm . Reply

    QPR lose…just. Means we’re still 2 wins ahead of them with just 5 left to play

    This has been a fantastic weekend, sun shining and I woke up with a big grin on my face this morning.

    Good analysis on MOTD regarding our competitors, looking especially dire for Sunderland and Hull (thank God).

    Now 99.99999% certain we’ll stay up.


  10. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm . Reply

    QPR lost. Thats another massive plus for us. There is no way that we wont finish above 3 teams now IMO. Next Sunday is a bit of ‘free hit’ now for me. Show no fear and ‘fight like lions’. Form is temporary and class is permanent!

    Bring on the bin dippers, Citeh, the Toffees, the Hammers, the Saints and Burnley…….we fear NOBODY……can you hear me we fear NOBODY!

    FFS …we are the Villa, we’ve conquered England, we’ve conquered Europe. Why the fuck should we fear ANYONE?

    We will NOT be relegated

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm . Reply

      Fucking right Langford!!!! Fucking spot on!!!!
      COME ON YOU LIONS!!!!!!!

      1. Bum Bum
        Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm . Reply

        P.s. sorry for swearing, but I’m feeling pumped up about our club for the first time in years!!! 🙂

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm . Reply

      Fuck me Langford u do t half change your tune mate. DOL must of been referring to you when he said villa fans are fickle. One decent result that papers over the cracks and all of a sudden Sherwood’s the messiah. This is exactly what happened when we beat city at home with lamberk everyone had a fest over him.

  11. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm . Reply

    Come on Langford you told me last season you was frightened of the wife, or was it the year before?

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm . Reply

      Are any of us NOT frightened of the wife!! I bet yr missus tells you what to do with your vegetables Bill 😉

      1. B6
        B6 April 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm . Reply

        I’ve heard she tells him what to do with his meat as well!!!…….Just saying. 😉

      2. langfordvilla
        langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm . Reply

        I’ve heard his vegetables are quite large too 🙂 He’s a grower, not a shower 🙂

      3. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 12, 2015 at 9:59 pm . Reply

        I’m scared of my girlfriend like most men I do as I’m told for a quiet life

    2. langfordvilla
      langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm . Reply

      Me….frightened of the wife?…..no chance…..Buried in the garden years ago. People said she was ‘down to earth’. I said I’d prefer her ‘under the earth’ so I did 🙂

      1. Bum Bum
        Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 5:34 pm . Reply

        Lol!!! As much as they put us in our place, where would we be without the fairer sex???? We’d all sound like like OhAhh!!! 😉

        1. Bill Pearson
          Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm . Reply

          Yep mammoth onions, mammoth leaks, big as footballs and goal post, I wish.and only the gaffer when she goes out.

          1. Hitchens 60
            Hitchens 60 April 12, 2015 at 6:22 pm . Reply

            Bill won best rhubarb at our horticultural society show Saturday – mine were the longest and the straightest LOL

          2. langfordvilla
            langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 6:49 pm . Reply

            H60… Very funny. They tell me its best to put manure on your rhubard….I prefer custard myself 🙂 have a safe journey mate

  12. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm . Reply

    My right arm would be much stronger! 🙂 and my wallet alot heavier……she’s ruined my hearing, probably because I dont listen to her 🙂

    Bum Bum…..you said you were ‘sore’ from gardening earlier……where exactly are you sore? Do you live anywhere near Bills allotment?…..just asking 🙂

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 12, 2015 at 8:34 pm . Reply

      Bending down planting those seeds sure takes it out of you!!! I’ve modified a proximity alarm for when Bill is around!!!! When it goes off I rip my shirt off and run into his sweaty mud soaked arms!!! Lol!!!

  13. badger123
    badger123 April 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm . Reply

    Well, I’ve just watched the second half of the Manc game and guess what?
    Citeh don’t scare me in the slightest.
    No doubt Oohah will say we can’t possibly beat them, as they’re top 4.
    But I think we can, with a bit of luck.

  14. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm . Reply

    Question…..I have been away for a couple of months. I have trawled the net since I came back to see what punishment the FA gave us for the pitch invasion. Cant find anything though. Surely they must have decided by now!

    Can anyone give me a link or an answer?


  15. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm . Reply

    Cheers…thats pretty lenient. We could afford to run on every time we are victorious….and there are plenty of them days ahead of us I feel.

  16. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm . Reply

    We can beat anyone IMO. I am positive going into every game. Sheerwood seems to have the attitude that I like. Give 100%, entertain and score at least one more than the opposition. No team should ever turn up thinking they will lose. I think Gabby (if fit) and Benteke can give them real problems. I am confident that we will get at least 7 more points!

    1. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson April 12, 2015 at 7:01 pm . Reply

      I did hear Langford ,the blue noses had to stop fans running onto the pitch when celebrating corner kicks costing them money.

  17. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 12, 2015 at 7:12 pm . Reply

    Are the bluenoses good enough to win a corner? They must have improved dramitically 🙂

  18. Benno
    Benno April 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm . Reply

    So thinking forward to next weekend, what team do you think we should start against the scousers?

    If Hutton is fit, I wonder whether he should slot in at right back and push Bacuna into the midfield, with Cleverley slotting into Sanchez’s spot. I think it would be suicide to put Sinclair or Nzogbia in instead, as we will be too open. The other option would be a straight sawp for Westwood.

    But If Hutton isnt back and Westwood isnt fit, I think he may have a bit of a selection headache. The other midfielders are very attack-minded.

  19. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion April 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm . Reply

    The Sun is shining and Villa are winning. Whaddiditellya? At the moment it is looking good weather-wise for Wembley on Sat. Villa don’t play along with the old gag about watching the grass grow if the team are playing crap. Villa play crap when the grass isn’t growing – from November to March.

    Tim’s crack about icing on the cake players is going to be extremely tested I fear. The marzipan got himself stupidly suspended so we will have a small cake with thicker icing come Saturday. The chef has just a week to turn some egg-beaters into world-beaters and I think it will be too tough. A pity because nobody does sour-faced-git better than Rogers when he has lost and I was hoping to see him in full sulk.

  20. pat57
    pat57 April 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm . Reply

    I am once again looking in my crystal ball (I actually haven’t done too bad so far!) and I predict –

    Villa win in extra time in the Cup

    Villa really unlucky at Man City – they only draw!!!

    You heard it here first


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