Villa 3 – Rotherham 0; A win, finally!

Game highlights here
I listened to the game on AVTV and it sounds like we played quite well overall.
Of course the point has been made on here by certain fans, that Rotherham are a poor team, but you can only beat what you have in front of you.
We apparently did that very comfortably today and as far as I’m concerned you can’t do much more than that.

By the same token, we’ll meet better sides who will give us a much tougher test and that’s where we’ll see more of what we’re really about, but for today we should just be happy that we got the result.

Tony Morley is a bloke I respect and his view was that Gestede, McCormack, Ayew and Grealish all played well along with Elphick and Chester at the back.
Gestede particularly seems to have had a great game, having scored two goals from headers and being close with another effort. It just shows that if you give him the service, he’ll get you goals and the crossing was excellent today.
Ayew did well and had the right hump when he was subbed and possibly rightly so, as Morley said he’d been our most creative player, particularly in the second half. But then it’s a long season in the Championship, and we’ll need to rest players as much as possible.
It was also nice to see Grealish’s name on the scoresheet too, after he rounded the keeper and scored from a very wide angle.

Overall, that’s three points towards the tally we’ll need to avoid the imminent relegation that we’re facing, if you listen to some and I’m one happy bunny, who’s out for a few beers later to celebrate.
Happy days!


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  1. bws
    bws August 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm . Reply

    Deepest condolences to his family, RIP Dalian.

    1. Hitchens60
      Hitchens60 August 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm . Reply

      Awful news. RIP Dalian

      Remember that goal at Wimbledon and the equaliser against Tranmere in the LCSF Great moments

      1. pat57
        pat57 August 15, 2016 at 1:29 pm . Reply


        What a player! What a loss.

  2. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan August 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm . Reply


  3. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla August 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm . Reply

    Why has my last post gone into moderation?

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm . Reply

      My fault tried to put post up re DA but crashed site. Badger sorting out for me sorry

  4. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla August 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm . Reply

    RIP Dalian
    My thoughts are with your family, friends and loved ones

    *** why are all my posts going into mideration? ***

  5. bws
    bws August 16, 2016 at 9:36 am . Reply

    According to BBC reporter Pat Murphy, a £4m fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
    Pat Murphy
    Jedinak to @AVFCOfficial for £4m depending on today’s medical & sorting out complex visa issues (an Aussie!). Hopefully all sorted tomorrow.

    1. giddyvillan
      giddyvillan August 16, 2016 at 9:51 am . Reply

      Isn’t Dr x unveiling a new signing after tonights game???? I thought jedinak was it.

      1. bws
        bws August 16, 2016 at 9:58 am . Reply

        Dr X ”the gift that keeps on giving”

      2. langfordvilla
        langfordvilla August 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm . Reply

        Giddy….the problem with Jedinak is that when you change your employer you have to renew the visa…..typical red tape is holding it up. We could do with him for the Derby County game on Saturday.

        1. giddyvillan
          giddyvillan August 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm . Reply

          I forgot that mate

  6. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla August 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm . Reply

    *** more good news (hopefully)…..Lescott rumoured to be going to Glasgow Rangers. The new regime is working very well IMO. Just Gabby and Richards to go and I’ll be happy. The only one that I didnt want to leave out of all those who have gone is Gil.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm . Reply

      Can’t believe any other team are stupid enough to take him. Great for us though

  7. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla August 16, 2016 at 4:33 pm . Reply

    He is so slow that I think Scotland will suit him. Look forward to watching him trying to catch Sinclair in the ‘old firm’ game.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 16, 2016 at 5:29 pm . Reply

      That will be a laugh

  8. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan August 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm . Reply

    He’s become another third rate player in a second rate league

  9. nath
    nath August 16, 2016 at 6:03 pm . Reply

    i think okore needs to do one too, before i start cracking open the champagne. but squad is developing nicely. away with the deadwood, in with more quality, more backbone and more integrity.

    we are gonna beat huddersfield tonight, all the pundits (and ooohahaha ) will all stand up and take notice, claret and blue are back and we are going straight back up

    R.I.P V.T.I.D

    1. nath
      nath August 16, 2016 at 6:04 pm . Reply

      p/s don’t forget to click the dislikely button if you don’t approve. lmao

  10. nath
    nath August 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm . Reply

    Dalian Atkinson R.I.P

    was the end of the first message 🙁 i messed up as usual sorry

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