This week’s match preview features Mail on Sunday reporter James Sharpe (@TheSharpeEnd):
Many media outlets will have this game penned as the Steve Bruce derby – the return of the former, disgruntled manager, coming back to prove a point to the nasty fans and the club who did so wrong by him (I hope the sarcasm came through!)
In actual fact, Steve Bruce should be an irrelevance in this fixture. This game is really about two clubs, who will both be in a relegation battle this season, trying to get an important 3 points.Read More »
Well, how nice was it to win again last time out?
Beating Norwich 5-1, away at Carrow Road, was hopefully a sign of things to come. We looked good, passing the ball around well, causing the opposition to make mistakes and being ruthless in front of goal. It also sent a message to other teams around us in the bottom half of the league table – we are coming for you!
And Brighton are one of those teams. However, they are coming to Villa Park off the back of a brilliant 3-0 victory against an under-fire Spurs side. So this one promises to be a serious battle!Read More »
I’ve rarely seen a player at Villa Park who divides opinion quite as much as Neil Taylor.
Since joining us, in an exchange deal with Jordan Ayew in the January transfer window 2017, Taylor has split the Villa fanbase, except for a good spell at the very start of his Villa career.Read More »
It’s been a tough start to life back in the Premier League for Villa so far this season. One win and three losses – although one of these would have been a draw, had we not seen one of the worst refereeing decisions in Premier League history – sees Villa currently sitting in 18th place, just inside the relegation zone.
It’s no time for panic though. One win would see us significantly climb up the table and would supply the team with a lot of confidence. And what a time it would be to get it!Read More »