Villa 2 – 0 Wolves; An excellent, deserved win.

After what was a torrid fifteen or twenty minutes, where Wolves were sharper and frankly better than us, we managed to fight our way into it and went on to dominate for the rest of the game.

We had a bit of a scare and it was all quite strange, as Ait-Nouri found himself in front of goal in acres of space. It was almost like he and everybody else thought he was offside, hence everybody practically stopped, leaving him a free shot. Fortunately Emi was up to the task and managed a good stop.
That apart, I don’t really remember Wolves troubling us much and it was all in all a pretty convincing win, with Moussa Diaby hitting a corker to the top right of the goal and leaving the goalie with no chance.
Once we’d got that goal I felt quite comfortable, which is something I wasn’t expecting at all.

Then, Ezri Konsa of all people, crossed the ball, only for it to turn into an excellent shot, which again left the goalie helpless and crossed the line. If it hadn’t actually gone in, Duran would have netted anyway.
Once we got that second, I couldn’t see any way back for Wolves and for the first time in a good while, I was able to just relax and watch the game unfold.

I have to keep reminding myself that Wolves were seventh and in very good form, yet we beat them quite easily. Given that I thought they were a very, let’s say, physical side, I felt we held our own particularly well, especially given my worries about us missing John McGinn. In fact I’m not even sure we missed him at all and that’s a very nice thought.

The major plus point for me is we didn’t look like a team that are ready to fold and we still have plenty of fight left yet.
I also thought we played some really good football, with cross-field balls coming from lots of players. I do really like that kind of pass and they never fail to remind me of Sid Cowans.
Another surprising thing is that I didn’t think we looked tired either, which given our injuries is something else I didn’t expect.

So all in all, a very good day at the office and the lads and Unai should be very pleased with themselves.
I’m not even going to think about our upcoming games, but I think we only have eleven left to play. Who would have thought we’d be in this position so late in the season? Certainly I didn’t.

One last thing. I’m now beginning to hope that we can keep things going and end up above Spurs, if only to ram all the pundit’s words down their throats. I’ve nothing against Spurs at all and actually quite like them as a club, but it makes me sick that they are the darlings of the game at the moment. You’d think they’re the only team that can play nice footy.

I was going to say Onwards and upwards, but I guess we’re already at our pinnacle for now.
Onwards it is then!



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  1. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 April 6, 2024 at 5:15 pm . Reply

    Console yourselves lads as Blues drop into the bottom three.

    Every cloud has a silver lining!

  2. Hitchens60
    Hitchens60 April 6, 2024 at 5:20 pm . Reply

    Ah, didn’t see the game and am a little confused.

    Watkins scores the equaliser with a header but no player is given an assist. Now I know Watkins is some player but did he really cross it to himself 🙂

    No doubt someone will enlighten me

  3. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson April 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm . Reply

    Emery must know who’s who in that shower of idiots. As Watkins said I said we had to step up in the second half , they capitulated and thrown a wonderful chance away and midfield plus half back line fucked up. End of the road now.

  4. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson April 6, 2024 at 6:33 pm . Reply

    Was Holte and technology by the lines provided the goal to Watkins and it was Bailey assisting.

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