Manchester City have dominated English football for many seasons now, whilst Villa have been dormant in the Championship for the past three seasons we’ve not had the novelty of visiting stadia in the form of the Etihad or the (dis)pleasure of pitting our wits against the greatest manager in world football, with arguably the best team in Europe. 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 »
Our tour of renewing old acquaintances continues today, as we head back to the Emirates Stadium and the scene of our feckless final game in our last ill-fated Premier League campaign.
After only managing to catch the second half of our first game back in the Premier League since 2016 for being in Bulgaria – and funnily enough the half we got battered in our opening weekend loss to Spurs – I had hoped to watch the full ninety against The Cherries. A flight home knackered that one. Step 1: Land in Manchester, Step 2: flight mode immediately OFF, Step 3: Score Centre app, Step 4: Pissed off for the rest of the day. Imagine my sheer effing disappointment when I remembered I had agreed to work the 23rd August on the North side of Leeds; Friday night football at home on the couch then.
A season that caused the exhibition of every emotional state possible came down to ninety-minutes of football, an occasion not many thought would ever arise, an opinion I shared until October. Read More »