Villa, I think, are in a hesitant cycle. People who make the decisions are afraid or unwilling to step out and face the future. Falling back on what was once comfortable, once worked, and was once successful is too strong a feeling to really change.
The importance of making a team tick when local derbies arrive is important writes Matt Greenhill.
Matt Greenhill looks at the contrast between Claudio Ranieri and Tim Sherwood.
Ryan Pitcher says that way forward involves risk.
Ryan Pitcher talks Gabby, the reaction to the loss to Crystal Palace and a new star being born.