The season may only be four games old, but it’s already been a mixed bag for Villa so far. There’s been plenty of positives individually and collectively, alongside a fair amount of frustration. Amongst the highs and lows so far, one factor has began to look apparent on occasion, and that is our dedication to Smith’s 4-3-3 formation of choice. It is only early doors but in its current form it has left us looking a bit open and prone to the better quality of opponent that we’re now coming up against on a weekly basis.Read More »
After a frustrating start to the season, in which we have no points from the opening pair of matches despite performances which warrant more, I have noticed big issues in our style of play that need addressing.
It’s already a fortnight since the day that was, and the realities of Premier League preparations are settling in. The recruitment drive has begun in earnest and it’s fair to say it will be a sizable rebuild that’s required to be as Premiership ready as possible.Read More »
The number ‘3’ seems to be a recurring theme for Aston Villa, and most recently, not in the good sense.Read More »
‘Just have a little patience’, is something you would hear a reformed quartet of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange harmonise over in 2006. “Take That”; something I imagine Swansea boss Graham Potter muttering under his breath in retaliation to the Welsh side’s losses at the hands of Villa in the league.Read More »