Cup ties haven’t been much to look forward to for Villa the last several years. This season might not be so different except for the fact that Villa have a deep squad and a number of players looking to either reclaim their places or earn further consideration as future starters.
Three goals, three points. A clean sheet. Away. Cause for celebration, indeed. Beleaguered Steve Bruce got the result he, and the team, desperately needed as they ultimately cruised to a 3-0 win at Barnsley.
The September of Truth has so far yielded two points, and no goals. Villa sit 20th, with seven points from the campaign to date, and a negative-two goal differential. No wonder Bruce is getting annoyed by the vultures.
It’s a curious thing that over 100 years ago if there was one criticism due to the formidable Villa sides of those days, it was that they failed to convert enough chances into goals. And to me, there lies the key issue of today’s players: that they are creating enough chances but are not putting […]
Well, we know it’s a big game tonight as Gary Monk’s Middlesbrough come calling. We’ve heard calls for unity, and despite our individual opinions, I agree that a home crowd fully behind the team is essential. Even if Ladbrokes are publishing a list of potential successors to Steve Bruce.