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Sunday Round-Up, 29/3/09

A few Internet sources are reporting that Ashley Young is off to Chelsea. Personally, given that Hiddink is not on a long-term contract, I think it is absolutely ludicrous to suggest Chelsea are looking to sign anyone.

There are the usual Barry-to-Liverpool reports. This will go on again every day until there is definitive movement either way.

Marlon Harewood says he has no hard feelings towards Martin O’Neill.

Finally, Emile Heskey has pulled out of the England squad with a hamstring injury, which will make him a doubt for Manchester United. In all honesty, I would not play him anyway, as I would go with Carew up top, as I keep repeating I want us to play 4-5-1 (although that side, unless we play 5-5-5, I can not see us winning at Old Trafford!) and not 4-4-2.

Thankfully, we have a game next weekend so business will start to pick up!

March 29, 2009 Posted by | Aston Villa, Summary, Tactics, Transfer Rumours | 1 Comment

4-4-2? No thank you!

I have written an article for Vital Villa, available by clicking here, discussing why I believe we should not play 4-4-2 and revert back to one central striker.

I wrote an article a while back on my old Villa blog during MON’s first season explaining why I believed he should have stuck to the 4-3-3 formation that he had when he first joined the club. Now, in his third season I am still making the same argument!

But I believe in it, and I believe that we need to move away from 4-4-2 in order to have ANY chance of pipping Arsenal to the post.

Up the Villa!

March 21, 2009 Posted by | Aston Villa, Tactics, Uncategorized, Vital Football | Leave a comment