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Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham| Championship again!

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Disappointed, Gutted, Embarrassed. Three words to say how I feel after watching us struggle against Fulham, no disrespect to them because they deserved the win as they wanted it more then us and sh-owned more passion then us which baffles me.

I swear you will hear some positive Villa fans saying “Oh well, we got a day out at Wembley and we was against Fulham who are really good”. Listen I don’t care about Fulham. We are Aston Villa FC so start acting like a big club because we are like a average Championship side and I don’t want to see that at all. Steve Bruce there’s been questions about you since you came to Villa and questions about the performances and no one seems to acknowledge the fact your football is rubbish, slow and pathetic.

The team was strong, I grant you that it was the way Steve Bruce want’s them to play and the first half we sat deep and allowed Fulham to attack, attack and attack  which lead to the first goal from Tom Cairney. I saw our team playing as if they didn’t care in the first half and Steve Bruce has to kick them up the back side to perform in the second half. We tried to fight in the second half but it was too late as I see us no creating anything and we didn’t make a change until the 77th minute which made me question the logic of Steve Bruce and I was frustrated that his tactics lost us a perfect chance to be a Premier League team again.

Next Season I have no hope for us anymore as this was the perfect chance to get us back but now I don’t care like I’ll still go to the games, I love Villa but Steve Bruce I don’t care about his reputation and his press conferences because I want a manager to brighten up the players and show some “Proper” football and bring real quality into the sqaud because West Brom, Stoke, Leeds and Swansea will have good chances and we need to show to everyone we are a Premier League club, but with Steve Bruce we are a championship and at the moment we are the next Leeds which hurts. Loads of Villa fans turned up at Wembley and spend loads of money and they think that it’s acceptable to perform like dogshit like we have been all season.

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Aston Villa 1-1 Derby County| Goodbye Gabby!

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Well last home game of the season and it ended with a point to separate the sides. It was a frustrating game as we can’t do anything right now to get automatic promotion, but maintain the playoff place and make sure our best players are fit for crunch time.

It all started badly as Derby were on or tail as they are also chasing playoffs so we needed to keep it tight first 20 minutes and contain them but 14 minutes gone and we was 1-0 down and who was to blame. Neil Taylor. Who allowed Weimann to steal the ball of him and not make any effort to track on him, and Weimann squared it to Jerome who scored an easy goal. A lot of people were slagging Taylor and rightly so as he’s been poor this season and he had to come off and Hutton put more effort then him.

After that we were pressing Derby to gain some confidence and try to comeback, but Derby just sat back with big Curtis Davies who was winning every header and it was sign that in the second half we will get a result. Second half started and Derby did the same, men behind the ball and invite the pressure which we did. Kodjia came on and it was all Aston Villa as we kept looking for a goal to spark a comeback. But then A short corner from Grealish to Hourihane, who’s first time shot brings a save from the keeper, the ball was bouncing all over the place, Terry passes it to a man I’ve back since day on of his arrival which is Lewis Grabban who grabbed the goal we deserved and Villa Park erupts.

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The game end’s 1-1 and it was emotional as it’s last time we see Gabby Agbonlahor at Aston Villa. The man that made me support the club and he made records, scored goals, and been loyal for such a long time and we say thank you Gabby for the memories you have given us to cherish and young Villa fans will see him as an idol to many and they will look up to him as a legend at the club.

Playoff time and we may get either Cardiff or Fulham in the last day and we will have to be fitter, better stronger to beat the teams and we will get Premier League status once again UTV!!

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Aston Villa 4-1 Wolves| Take a Bow Steve Bruce!!

Wow, wow, wow What an incredible performance from Aston Villa we bullied Wolves from minute 1 to minute 90.

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Don’t lie we all thought Wolves was gonna smash us as they are top of the league, but it was us that caused the problems when we won a corner in the 8th minute. Snodgrass crosses it in and Jedinak helped it on and it bouncing round in the box and who better to put it in the net was Albert Adomah in front of the Holte End.

The fans were driving the team on the keep it going because this win will be extremely important for this season because it will put pressure on Wolves and of course Cardiff. Wolves did hit it back with another scrappy goal from Diego Jota which sent the Wolves fans mad and they was mocking us. Half time came and I was happy because normally i would be worried because Wolves got the equaliser and they will dominate the second half.

Second half started and it was us that came out and we battered Wolves and they didn’t have any good chances. Our pressure paid off as we won a free kick and Snodgrass crossed it in to Chester who was unmarked and set the Villa crowd into euphoria and it was 2-1. The Grealish played a beautiful weighted pass towards Adomah as he sends the ball in towards Grabban who finish it superbly to make it 3-1. Grabban has scored 4 in his last 4 games and he has started his life at Villa fantastically well, he’s definitely gonna help us this season to get us back but there is still a long way to go. Then Birkir Bjarnason who came on to rub salt into the wounds of the Wolves fans, he went pass one then another and then another and then he toe poked it from 18 yards to make it 4-1 and I was so happy for Birkir Bjarnason. So many people slagged him off and he wanted to leave the club, but he had really good games as a defensive midfielder and he came on a few times and now he scoring goals it shows that he could be important to us this season.

I have to give credit to Steve Bruce as he outclassed Nuno and his Wolves side who have been smashing teams lately. But in this game we dominated Wolves and kept Cavaleiro, Costa, Jota and in my opinion one of the signings of the season in Ruben Neves. We have QPR on Tuesday and we need to win that keep on the pressure on Wolves and Cardiff and maybe we can get the title but let’s hope for automatic promotion. UTV!!!!

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Sheffield Wednesday 2-4 Aston Villa| I love being proved wrong!!!

Aston Villa celebrate a goal by Lewis Grabban (right)

This has made my day this is why I love football as it can make you feel down when you lose but then a certain change when the team you support turn it round and win the game to make you feel happy emotions.

As the title said “I loved being proved wrong”  because I said the team selection was wrong from the players that started and it got off to the worst start when Clare found the bottom corner brilliantly and we was 1-0 down, but we responded with a couple of scuffles in the box but Grabban stabbed it in to make it 1-1 which made me relax. Grabban is gonna be a help to us when there’s 2 months left of the season and we need to keep pressure on Cardiff. Then I was worred when Lucus Joao (which was one of the players we need to watch) made it 2-1 just before half time but we was still in that game which was good.

Second half starts and suddenly we put so much pressure on Sheff Wed and it paid off and I have to say this, Sheffield Wednesday how can you let Glenn Whelan score. It’s ironic because there’s people who hate it when I criticised Glenn Whelan but I don’t think he does a better job then Jedinak and Bjarnason. He can’t pass, cant tackle and doesn’t protect the defence in Terry and Chester. Then it was 3-2 not to Sheffield Wednesday but to Aston Villa when the ball fall to Conor Hourihane who hits it on the half-volley into the bottom corner and then passion he showed and what that goal meant to us is that we don’t have a never say die attitude which I feel we haven’t had that in a while. It was made 4-2 when Snodgrass converted his penalty from the spot and it was an amazing comeback from the boys.

This is why I love football because it can gives you feeling that you will never have when you your team is losing and they comeback and win the game. Let’s hope this can mean for when we fight for 2nd to avoid the tough teams that are in the Play-off’s and we would need to invest heavily in the squad when we are in the Premier League UTV!!

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Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa| Just a bad day at the office

It’s typical Villa when us fans like myself who get overly excited because we was winning 7 games in a row and then we get brought down to earth from this result.

Ryan Sessegnon points to the Fulham badge as he celebrates his goal against Aston Villa

I knew we would struggle against Fulham as they were in tremendous form as now they are 10 games unbeaten and they play brilliant football. The team selection was wrong and I feel that Bjarnason was pushed to the left after he was performing really well as a defensive midfielder. I thought Tuanzebe was not too bad as he did really well for his first start, but I’m not gonna blame as he’s young and he’s learning the game which is good. The first half for Villa was actually alright like we did get caught out by how quick Fulham can be on the counter attack, but it was signs that we keep it tight and defend against solid teams like Fulham or any team in the Premier League.

Second half starts and to be honest they deserved it when they got the first goal when a low cross comes in and their Top scorer Ryan Sessengon who’s only 17 who was unmarked from Tuanzebe and he  slotted it into the bottom corner. It got worse when Sam Johnstone who had a poor game today and he’s been one of our best players this season who’s free kick went straight to Ayite who was 30 or 40 yards out and scores an unbelievable goal that made Fulham fans went mental and made us feel disgusted.

Let’s not dwell on this result as it was the first lost in 2018 and we go to Preston on Tuesday and give the home fans something back after that performance at Craven Cottage. Let’s get back in the race for promotion spot and we will welcome teams at Villa Park to not for them to perform, but to show that we are a Premier League club 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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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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