Derby County 2-0 Aston Villa|Dinosaur tactics yet again

Aston Villa match reviews are back and I’m ready to do more blogs.

Let’s start off by talking about the previous matches of Aston Villa because it’s been a roller-coaster ride. Well firstly we’ve been picking up loads of good results with wins against the likes of Sunderland, Ispwich. QPR, Preston etc and we’ve been keeping out play-off spot which is good, but then it hit me as we can clinch 2nd place. Then Leeds and Millwall kind of ruined our plans.

A 1-1 draw with a good Leeds side but there was moments in the game where we should of won. But Lansbury and Grealish came on and changed the game and they were instrumental in the way they made an impact. Then Millwall at home, Steve Bruce changed by starting Lansbury ahead of Hourihane and to be honest Lansbury did well for 20 minutes but the fans grew frustrated and we was angry when the game ended 0-0 and we played terrible. So with two draws we was worried as Derby are in incredible form so far and I rate Gary Rowett as he’s a good manager so I was worried.

Derby 2-0 Aston Villa

What an absolute disaster it was at Pride Park as we lost 2-0 to Derby and I’ve had enough. I’m done with Steve Bruce and I’m done with this team, I’ll always support Aston Villa but today we was like a bunch of chickens just clucking around not knowing what to do.

The game started and then line-up was pathetic as we played Jedinak as defender, even though we have a recognised defender on the bench and then not starting a striker and have two strikers on the bench. Tactics was wrong, team was wrong and all the blame has to go to Steve Bruce. Derby got the first goal when Glenn Whelan who has been getting his form back recently but after the three games including this game, he’s not good enough for Villa at all. He made the worst back pass I’ve ever seen in my life and of all people to give it to, he gave to Derby’s top scorer in Vydra who set up former Villa man Weimann and he made it 1-0.

I don’t know why Glenn Whelan keeps getting in the team like he does the job when it comes to tackling but his passing is dreadful and he played in the Premier League. His passing level is close to Sunday League football and I’m not exaggerating. We went in at half time and I was thinking maybe we can give the travelling fans something to cheer, but that ain’t gonna happen Steve Bruce hasn’t done anything to change the team for the second half.

The second half was the same as the first half as we did literally nothing just dominate possession but no shots from apparently strikers but then Hogan came on but Steve Bruce still plays the wrong type of football for Hogan as he likes the ball on the ground. Russell made it 2-0 and it was full time. I’m wondering to myself “how are we still in the play offs as teams below us are climbing and they could replace us if we continue like this.

Sheffield United is a must win and we have a busy January coming with players we need to bring in and I’m looking at Nakhi Wells on loan which will be good and maybe a creative midfielder but I’m not sure who but something has to happen.

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Aston Villa 2-1 Fulham| John Terry is the best signing of the season

John Terry

Villa have done it again and we moved into the play-offs with a 2-1 win over Fulham.

We needed to win after the awful performance against Wolves, so we need to bring confidence into the side and keep our home record because we haven’t lost at home yet. Fulham looked really good on the day when they had two great chances in the first 5 minutes. They looked sharp, they got pace and we left them so much space to create a chance.

This has been happening since the start of the season where teams come to Villa Park and we make teams look world class. We need to shut teams down from minute 1 to minute 90. First half we dominated Fulham and it payed off when Snodgrass won a free kick.

Hourihane crossed it in and The Captain John Terry meets the ball and he made it 1-0.  Terry has made a massive difference to Aston Villa. His leadership skills, his organisation and his character has been extremely key to our side and I do hope we can give him another one-year deal. He was my man of the match for the game as it was his best game in a villa shirt so far.

Before half time Fulham won a free kick after a challenge by Whelan (AKA Westwood Number 2), Johansen took it and it found the bottom corner brilliantly and it was 1-1 at Villa Park. Second half kicked off and Onomah was on the ball and he squared it to Kodija, who miskicked it but Adomah was there to make it 2-1.

We hold on and we won 2-1 and now we are finally in the play-offs and we have the confidence into the next game which our rivals Birmingham City. We need to maintain our position in the play-offs and keep hammering teams in order to reach the Premier League.

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Aston Villa 1-0 Bolton| Ugly but three points again

Jonathan Kodjia

Aston Villa makes it 4 wins in a row after beating Bolton 1-0 in wet conditions at Villa Park.

The game was really stressful when we have chance after chance in the first half, but eventually we did took we when Kodija was brought down and he stepped up. Kodija needed a goal to get the confidence after the ankle injury, he stepped up sends the keeper the wrong way and it’s 1-0.

But the rest off the game was just boring, let’s be honest. But I’m happy with the result as we are 7th in the league, a point off the play-offs, three points off top four, 5 clean sheets out of six and unbeaten at home and unbeaten in 8 games. But somehow these amazing stats that I’ve said doesn’t make a difference to some Villa fans who are still ¬†screaming Bruce Out.

Speaking about this I want to address this to many fans about Steve Bruce. Because it’s frustrating me that fans are still moaning even when we are doing good. I put a post on Facebook to see who’s Bruce in and Bruce out. To my surprise theirs more for Bruce out and theirs a few fans who are Bruce in. In my opinion I am Bruce in because Steve Bruce is by far a better manager then the last 4 or 5 managers we had after Martin O’Neil. He can actually organise a defence and can put in the right discipline towards the players and be completely honest when in press conferences and post match reactions.

His championship record speaks for itself when he gained promotion with 3 or 4 teams to the Premier League. He is the right man for the job and we should hold on to him for a long time until the right man comes along to carry on the dynasty in the near future. I remember when we had Martin O’Neil and we was finishing 6th in three consecutive seasons. Then him and then owner Randy Lerner parted ways and my goodness, that was the worst decision we’ve ever made.

All I’m saying is get behind Steve Bruce and get behind the team and we will become better then ever when we are back in the Premier League UTV!!

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Burton Albion 0-4 Aston Villa| Burton were outclassed!

Robert Snodgrass celebrates

4 goals, clean sheet, 3 wins in a row and I wonder why people are moaning still? Aston Villa came to Burton’s ground and we showed our class today and we smashed Burton Albion 4-0!

What can I say that’s bad about the game for us, we came to Burton Albion and we continued our good form and now we are a point off the play offs. First half kicked off and we started well when Elmohamady (Who’s been decent so far) crossed the ball in the ball and youngster dominated in the air, headed the ball into the net and we was off to a good start.

Then it was 2-0 when Snodgrass played a through ball and Adomah puts the ball into the bottom corner without any fear. Then it was made 3-0 when the ball was in the air and Snodgrass hits it perfectly first time into the corner and it was his first goal for Villa.

Second half started and we stepped off the gas a bit and we was in cruise control. Steve Bruce took Kodija and Davis off for Hogan and Onomah, which was good because they can rest and train for the game against Bolton on the weekend. Then the damage was completed when Hogan squared the ball across the Onomah who made it 4-0 and overall it was a fantastic performance from Villa.

I feel that Bolton will play defensive because they know Villa are in from so we need to score a goal and then we can dominate Bolton and 3 points will be ours. Keep the momentum and we can be in the top 6 in no time UTV!!!

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Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest| 2 points behind the play-offs!!

Conor Hourihane

We’ve only gone and done it, Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest. Get in there!!!

After the 3-0 win at Barnsley and getting knocked out on the EFL cup, we can now focus on the league until January when the FA cup kicks off for us and also the transfer window will be open.

Now onto the game, we kept the same team we used against Barnsley so I was confident that we can perform well against Forest. We started well in the first half with Kodija who did well to get past his marker, then played a beautiful pass to Adomah who went round the keeper and made it 1-0. It was his third goal in 2 games and we all been saying “Why has he not started very often?” because he was the best player on the pitch for me and he was a threat to the Forest defence.

Second half started and Forest put the pressure on us and it payed off from a mistake from Glenn Whelan and Daryl Murphy slotted the ball past Johnstone to make it 1-1. We responded well and Kodija who was brilliant in out-strength two players and won a free kick.

Step up Conor Hourihane who curled the ball around the wall into the bottom corner. It was a brilliant goal and the technique he used was master class. Hourihane is the best player for us at the moment. Then I witness all the players who put their bodies on the line and the effort they showed to keep the lead was amazing. Johnstone made a fantastic save from a freekick, Terry was brilliant and also he’s been very consistent every game.

Now we are 9th in the table and two points off the top 6 which I’m really happy about, now we have Burton away and Bolton home so let’s make it 12 points out of 12 in September and be contenders and show others that we can challenge this season.

Man of the match goes to Adomah who scored and he was a nightmare for defenders. I said in the other blog, he should be starting every game with Snodgrass on the other side and we can perform well.

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Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough (EFL Cup)| Elphick the clown!!

Patrick Bamford

Hi guys Milan here and This is a blog talking about the third round of the EFL Cup and there’s been some drama so far and speaking of drama let’s start with my team Aston Villa.

Patrick Bamford scored twice as Middlesbrough beat 10-man Aston Villa to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

This game shows that with Tommy Elphick and Chris Samba in defence, we will lose the game and it has shown as Middlesbrough knocked us out of the the cup. First half was not exciting at all but we was doing alright, I mean we wasn’t creating any chances but we was staying in the game and trying to exploit a weakness.

1st goal went in a one man that we’ve been criticising him for a long time. Tommy Elphick who bottled it a brought down Bamford and got a second yellow and he got sent off. Elphick is a player that I’ve completely misjudged because somehow the desire and passion he had when he guided Bournemouth to the Premier League seemed to disappear since coming to Villa. He needs to sort it out before Steve Bruce gives him the bullet.

2nd goal went in when again, Patrick Bamford puts the nail in the coffin and send us out of the EFL Cup and we had no pray of getting back into this game. We seem to be half asleep half the time like these teams are taking performing enhancers and we taking bloody sleeping pills before the game.

Let’s hope that this doesn’t make a toxic atmosphere again and we can kick on the season and concentrate on the Championship and we can build our momentum and achieve minimum play offs. UTV!!

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Barnsley 0-3 Aston Villa|Dream goal from Kienan Davis

Albert Adomah

Hi guys Milan here and Aston Villa smashed Barnsley 3-0 and it was a really good performance away from home.

This was a dominant display from Villa as we needed a win to make the travelling fans happy after the awful back to back 0-0 draws. We started well with Kodija started after coming back from a long ankle injury. He looked solid as he scored a goal but it was called offside but he was level with the last defender.

The first goal went in when Chester long ball up Adomah came for it but he was lucky as the keeper lost the ball and it was an easy tap in and I was happy and glad that he was playing because Adomah should be starting every single game with Snodgrass on the right as well.

Then before half time Elmohamady pings a ball towards youngster Davis, who went body to body with Barnsley defender Jackson and Davis went down and it was a penalty. Adomah stepped up and he was cool as a cucumber as he made it 2-0.

Second half kicked off and we came out and played like we did in the first half. 10 minutes in the second half and Elmohamady crossed the ball into the box and one man, who will remember this goal for a long time. Step foward, Kienan Davis jumped in the air and he guided his header in the bottom corner and I was so delighted for him because he had some decent games and he was so close to score a goal but tonight he scored his first ever goal.

In my opinion Davis was man-of-the-match because he made a nightmare for the opposition defenders, he won a penalty and he scored so I’m delighted with the result and to make it better, Harry Redknapp is sacked by Birmingham City so they are not having a good time after losing 3-1 to Preston.

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We can build on this result play 4-4-2 and play with actual wingers and we can climb the table towards the play offs and hopefully see the scum relegated. UTV!!!

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