The transfer of Douglas Luiz to Aston Villa during the summer was one that filled me with excitement, seeing the Brazilian join from Manchester City for £15m. Whilst at the time he was a relatively unproven quantity in English football, he was admired a considerable amount by City manager Pep Guardiola: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 don’t like Norwich City Football Club. That’s probably not the best way to start but it’s true and it’s hard to put my finger on the exact reason. My first trip to Carrow Road was in May 2012 – the Alex McLeish season – and apart from the night out before when I was technically underage, the game was awful.
Facing two potential relegation rivals next, in a tough fixture at Carrow Road which precedes a home clash against Brighton and Hove Albion, followed by a difficult run, it’d be fair to say that the fate of relegation hangs in the balance of the next two matches.
Aston Villa won promotion along with Norwich City and Sheffield United with all three playing a progressive and intense brand of football but so far, Villa appear to be the only side to betray the very philosophy that saw them promoted to the Premier League.Read More »