Staying Positive

Villa ParkHi everyone Big UTV!
At the international break we are 7 games in and have 10 points.”What’s the big deal about that?” I bet some are saying.If we look at the fixtures our young lions have had to deal with I think this is a pretty good points return.
We have won at Arsenal massive result.We have beaten Man City at Villa Park which given the fact Man city are title contenders is another massive result.We only just lost to Chelsea away and had some rough refereeing decisions go against us.The Norwich win away was another good result to.
There has been a few draw backs with the first halves in the Liverpool and Newcastle games but the second halves where better.
We are now getting clean sheets which means Lambert is addressing the defensive problems.Vlaar and Clark look pretty good together and I think there could be a partnership growing there.
With Benteke out and probably not back for a couple of weeks yet, Kozaks movement looks good.He can lead the line well but just needs that bit of Premier League confidence and he will start finding the net.
I have to admit Andy Weimann looks out of sorts at the minute I don’t know what’s going on there maybe a sit on the bench would do him good.
Our midfield is getting better Delph has improved along with KEA both looking more comfortable.KEAs movement and goal well taken against Man city.
Leandro Bacuna has looked like he can grow into the Premier League and is now starting to show promise.His free kick was a beauty against Man City.
Gabby still isn’t 100% but still looked threatening against Hull.Many people me included thought we could get 3 points at Hull and on a better day I think we would have but still managed a clean sheet against an inform Hull who haven’t lost at home yet.
Tough game to come after the international break with Spurs at VP with some players on international duty but I’m hoping Benteke will be back maybe that’s a bit to much hope for now.
I still feel we are moving forward and if we keep our points tally at the same pace we will reach the magic 40 points by 28 games which gives us a lot of breathing room if we keep that up.
Lambert is doing a good job IMO and it wasn’t that long ago we looked in a very bad state.Lambert and Lerner have stabilised AVFC and AVFC is back looking like a proper club again.A good coach,less debt,players who want to play for a team and wise spending in the transfer market.Things are looking better and moving forward bring on the rest of the season I can’t wait……UTV

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  1. Naughtius Maximus October 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm . Reply

    I’d have to agree lion heart, we’ve for the most part all been very patient and understanding with what we are trying to achieve and how we are trying to achieve it.

  2. Lionheart October 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm . Reply

    N.M

    I think we have to see the bigger picture.. we can argue the merits of RL doing a 360 all day long.. but he has.. the facts are we have brought 17 players out of which probably Benteke Vlaar K EA Okore were given 20K a week.. so that’s where we are at.. what do people expect.. miracles!?

    The facts are that come next summer we will have a squad of capable players who in inuries can come in and do a job.. the likes of Westwood Lowton K EA are decent players.. they have played and won games in the Prem so they can hold there own..

    Now in the summer if we add four players equivalent to the likes of Benteke and Okore then we look very healthy indeed.. a competitive squad and players who have prem experiences who aren’t crippling the wage bill who can perform at this level.. someone like K EA might be on the bench next seaosn but could come in if someone is out injured and fit in nicely..

    Isnt that better and more progressive then having the likes of Reo and Sidwell drainign the club and being bang average in return..

    Luna at the back looks a typical FB of the modern era.. dodgy defensively but good going forward.. i cna only see him improving..

    OK the debate about ‘what if’ RL doesn’t sanction quality addition is noted but we can’t throw it up every time there is a constructive debate.. we will deal with that situation come August next year.. if it needs dealing with..

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath October 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm . Reply

      Lionheart u are living in cloud cuckoo land if u think we will sign 4 quality players next year. A lot of posters on here have been saying it for 3 years now. Next season benteke will leave no doubt about it may even be Xmas. Lamberk will be lucky to get £10m of that and Lerner will expect him to find another benteke for £7m or so. What people on this site don’t realise or refuse to accept is that Lerner simply isn’t bothered where we finish in the prem as long as we stay in it. He will so it with outlaying as little as possible. The club will never taste success with Lerner in charge, any decent players we have will be sold to the highest bidder so they will never be here long enough to build a decent team. This is fact wake up and smell the coffee Ffs

  3. Naughtius Maximus October 9, 2013 at 10:29 am . Reply

    ooah I actually agree with much of what you say there ‘if’ these things happen, ‘if’ Learner doesn’t back lambert and villa in the summer then all the things you say will be true but it hasn’t happened yet, you cant talk in absolutes as if they are true based on no evidence, anyone expecting us to be signing quality players the last 3 seasons would be not accepting the facts, the last 3 seasons have been lambert and McLeish whos remit we all know was to slash the wage bill and shift the deadwood and build a team on a bare minimum so it was never going to happen.
    if we are still doing the same this time next summer after a decent season of consolidation then I would say I think a change is needed as it would be clear Learner had lost his appitite and ambition for Villa and is just ticking over happy with just being in the prem but until it happens we just gotta wait n see.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath October 9, 2013 at 10:32 am . Reply

      Fair point NM but we said the sane thing this time last year expecting Lerner to back lambert in the summer a d it just hasn’t happened and never will IMO

  4. Naughtius Maximus October 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm . Reply

    I didn’t really expect too much this summer to be honest but I will be next summer especially if we do reasonable well.

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