Villa’s three-game winning streak was interrupted last Friday night with a draw away to Leeds, and today sees Millwall, currently 17th, coming to Villa Park. With Sheffield United and Bristol playing each other, it’s an opportunity to pick up an important three points. Then again, from here on out, pretty much every match carries the same weight.
I’ll never get tired of saying it…another win, another three points. Villa have now gone 3-1-1 in their last five to climb into fourth. It certainly wasn’t the prettiest of matches, but just because a former PL side is sitting bottom doesn’t mean you’re going to have a walk in the park.
Villa hosted Fulham Saturday, and came away with a hard-fought three points. It was a good win against a decent side, and an important one for confidence and league placement after the defeat at Molineaux.
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.