The always heated derby with they who shall not be named was reprised Sunday, and to no-one’s great satisfaction ended in a scoreless draw. Although it nearly became much more interesting than that.
An oldie like me usually looks at the importance given to tactics with some disdain. After all, back in “the old days” footie was just footie wasn’t it? I was taught that the game is simple. You learnt your own part of the game as a defender or midfielder or forward and then somehow slotted […]
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 did not have a good outing against Wolves last week. But today’s another day. Visiting Fulham, who currently sit two spots and one point below us in ninth, give us an opportunity to respond and get back to winning ways. And a win today would be a big boost. We could go as high as fourth, or as low as 12th when all the results are in.
Yes, we lost against a good-looking Wolves attack on Saturday, without a doubt. And we may well have been looking at the eventual champions. But, to look at it from another angle, it was Villa’s first defeat in nine starts, and nine starts in which we have scored four goals in two of the matches […]