Sheffield United 0-1 Aston Villa| Snodgrass!!!!!

Aston Villa's Robert Snodgrass

It was a hard game but it was down to some magic from Snodgrass to give us three points, and we are currently third in the table.

I knew this was a massive win for us to maintain the position and catch Derby who dropped more points to Millwall so we need to keep going. We named the same team as we have done in the last few games and I was confident we will win the game.

Well I say I was confident but in the first half Sheffield United were the better team and Sam Johnstone kept us in the game with some unbelievable saves and I want us to go for him in the summer because he’s been fantastic with another clean sheet this season. This result is fitting to Steve Bruce personally because hearing that he’s been having a tough time for his family so I hope he get’s better soon.

Second half kicked off and we started to grow into the game and the lads all were brilliant. Grealish was brilliant, Hogan was becoming a nonsense for defenders, Bjarnason again was immense in passing, tackling and he worked his socks off. The one player I think had a bad game was Adomah because his crossing was pretty bad last night and I feel he needs to improve on that but I still think he will improve and be important to us this season

But there’s one man who transformed the mood of the away fans from agony to ecstasy and that man was Robert Snodgrass. Bjarnason played out wide to Snodgrass and then he cut inside on the right and he produced some magic as he curled in a beautiful shot past the goal keeper in the last minute of the game and the away fans went absolutely crazy. Snodgrass has been phenomenal this season with 5 goals, 9 assists and we should buy him in the summer from West Ham.

The next 2 games are Burton Albion and the derby as well with Birmingham City so we can keep the winning streak going because Derby are the only team we can catch in order to reach automatic promotion towards the Premier League UTV!!!

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Aston Villa signs Axel Tuanzebe!!

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe in action against then Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez last season

First bit of transfer business done and we have signed Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Manchester United.

You might be thinking “Who is he?” well I never knew who he was so I done some research and I’ve seen him play a few times as a substitute.

I’ve seen this guy play when he’s in the youth squad and he is a good player and he has the potential to become a first team starter for Manchester United. He also has ambition when saying “Villa should push for second place, rather then play-offs” and he’s right.

I’m saying that we have bought the two youngsters from Man United in Tuanzebe and Johnstone and they will be good signings in the summer, but we need to see the potential in Tuanzebe and we can see him as a replacement for Terry. Also John Terry will be able to guide Tuanzebe in games to gain confidence.

Overall we are happy with the signing because it will add competition in centre backs and I’m hoping he can produce on the pitch. He’s quick, strong, has a great character and he has got ambition to achieve in the future. We are also linked with players like Enzo Crivelli (Wolves are linked with him as well) and Haris Duljevic (Who I’ve never heard of him) then we can add competition to certain areas in the squad.

Let’s carry on and win games to achieve automatic promotion and make sure we don’t drop points UTV!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Aston Villa 3-1 Barnsley| Hogan is our Fox in the Box

Scott Hogan

Villa has done it again and we won 3-1 against Barnsley and we have automatic promotion in our sights.

It was a comfortable game for us and we played really well today in the honour of a former Villa player Cyrille Regis who was an inspiration to many black players and was a legend at clubs like West Brom and Coventry City.

We started really well and we took the lead when Elmo crossed the ball in and Hogan’s reaction speed was phenomenal and he made it 1-0 and it’s 3 goals in a row he has scored and I’m so happy for him. But his day was gonna be better when Snodgrass crossed the ball in from a corner and Hogan was there again in-between the two centre backs and he made it 2-0. Hogan is showing his class this season and he is now settled in the club and he’s is somebody we don’t have.

Hogan is a goal poacher as he’s always being in the right place and finishes like a fox in the box and we are glad to have him in our squad. Few minutes later Barnsley pulled one back from a corner and Cavere made it 2-1 with a powerful header and Sam Johnstone had no chance. We was still attacking and it paid of when Grealish played the ball to former Barnsley man Hourihane who made it 3-1 with a nice calm finish and don’t forget this was all in the first half.

You looking at the squad Hogan had a great game Grealish as well Snodgrass has been fantastic but I have to give a mention to Birkir Bjarnason who played as a Defensive midfielder and he was fantastic and I’ll tell you why.

Image result for birkir bjarnason

79% Pass Accuracy

3 Areal duels won

4 Interceptions

Clearances

3 Blocked shots

He can be an important player this season if he continues to perform like he did against Barnsley and Nottingham Forest and we should keep him as it’s rumoured he could leave which is a shame.

Overall it was a perfect weekend when every team around us dropped points and we could chase for automatic promotion if we continue to win games including the second city derby soon UTV

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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa| 4th in the league!!

Aston Villa celebrate Scott Hogan's goal

Being a Villa fan with Steve Bruce is like being a wife to an unfaithful husband where you know he’s cheating on you but then he’s started to bring you flowers and chocolates, so I might give him another chance. Only playing but it was a massive win on the weekend over Nottingham Forest who are a nightmare to beat.

We started well and we was facing a team that outplayed Arsenal in the FA Cup so I was worried coming into this game. Forest also had a new man in charge by the name of Karanka who managed Middlesborough to the Premier League, so yeah I was worried.

We took the lead when Snodgrass crossed in a brilliant ball into the box into Scott Hogan who has been impressive in his last few games. His training has paid of for when he got in front of defender as a striker should do and makes it 1-0. Hogan has been good in his last few games and he’s still effective for our squad, but he needs to be played in the right way to get the best out of him.

Overall we had good chances when Terry’s header hit the crossbar from a Snodgrass cross and also Snodgrass’s freekick was saved by the keeper and we could of won 3-0. Snodgrass is a player I feel we should try keep permanently because he’s showing s he can show his class week in, week out.

We are 4th in the table now 5 points behind Derby who are second so we have a chance to make the automatic play off spot without any problems. Let’s keep this up and we could be back into the Premier League and we can rejoice for when the scum go down.

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Aston Villa 5-0 Bristol City| Great start to 2018

Aston Villa goalscorer Robert Snodgrass celebrates

Aston Villa achieved their biggest win of the season and their biggest win in 4 years, against Bristol City to go back into the play-offs.

It was an fanatic win over Bristol City who are like the underdogs this season on this league. This was the best game we’ve had under Steve Bruce in such a long time because ewe go into games and winning them by scraping them but in this game it was comfortable.

I know people will say ” OHHH Milan is now Bruce In!!!” well that hasn’t changed because I still think he’s not the right man because we all know that his football is atrocious. First half started when we had Adomah, Grealish, Hourihane and Snodgrass with Hogan up-front and that destroyed Bristol City. Bristol did cause some pressure on us and we knew what they were capable of. We got the first goal when Grealish plays the ball wide to Adomah, who crosses it in for Hogan who guided his header over the keeper and it was 1-0 and what a header it was from him. Then the it was made when Hogan made a similar header towards goal, but the keeper made a brilliant save but Snodgrass got the rebound.

Second half kicked off and it was all Aston Villa when Grealish was driving the ball forward and then he played the ball to Snodgrass who coolly slots it in the bottom corner to make it 3-0. The it was 4-0 when Hutton played the ball to an unlikely goal scorer in Bikir Bjarnason who finds the bottom corner in front of the Holte End. It was 5-0 when Hourihane finds the back of the net with a deflected shot and it was the most convincing win we’ve had under Steve Bruce and it was a great start to 2018.

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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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