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May 7, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No news is goo… actually, it’s just dull

I really don’t like international football and therefore I find it an inconvenience in the proper football season. That said, it has probably come at a decent time for Villa, as hopefully we will have more players back by the time the dreaded Old Trafford visit comes around. That said, how often do Man Utd lose 3 on the trot, so I suppose law of averages is against us as much as the form book.

The Academy lad beat Ipswich 4-2 yesterday, with James Collins grabbing his 25th of the season – made even more impressive by the fact that he scored for the reserves the night before. Andreas Steiber, Dominick Hofbauer and Andreas Weimann got the other goals; three young British talents there! Er…..

Looking around the news, Brad Friedel says Gareth Barry is world-class, Martin Laursen is being coy over his return and referee’s are perplexed over the decision to rescind the aforementioned Friedel’s red card.

That’s all, folks!

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Friedel Wins Red Card Appeal

Brad Friedel has had his red card from the Liverpool game rescinded, so will now be back to face Manchester United – and keep his longest consecutive playing streak record going.

This now means that if the best case scenario happens, we will have Brad Friedel, Wilfred Bouma and Martin Laursen all available for selection. I’d still expect us to lose but at least they wont have Vidic, Rooney or Scholes available. It’s quite annoying that Ronaldo didn’t get sent off against Fulham – which, quite frankly, was no more than he deserved.

March 24, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a 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