Writer: J P Fear
Date:Wednesday March 8 2006
Is David O'Leary now the one being 'unrealistic'?
He has challenged the team to end the dire home form and win the rest of our home games this season.
Villa started the run on Saturday in a tame display against an even tamer Portsmouth. Match report:Click Here but our manager now wants home wins against:
Fulham, Birmingham City, West Brom, Manchester City (who played us off the Park - albeit only drawing - in the FA Cup game) and Sunderland.
On paper they all seem possible, although our derby record isn't the best.
Villa have only won four all season at Villa Park, with 4 draws and 6 losses, putting us 17th in the home form league. Now he wants Villa to make it 9 wins in total, giving us the chance to at least finish in the top ten of the Premiership.
O'Leary said: 'Starting with the Portsmouth game last Saturday, we had six home games left and I was looking to get 18 points on the board from those six games and we have started in the right way. We are on a great run away from home but are putting ourselves under big pressure in those games because of our form at Villa Park. If we win the last six at home, we will be more than safe.'
Adding: 'If we can start reproducing our impressive away form at Villa Park on a regular basis, there is no reason why we can't achieve our objective. There is no doubt that our supporters have seen the best of us on our travels in recent times. It's time we started doing the same at home.'
He also promised before the Pompey game that Villa would be fired up and treat every game up to the end of the season like a 'Cup Final'. We then played a truly awful team and struggled.
Wonder if we will be saying, come the end of the season Get real O'Leary. Or more preferably, get lost? Or will he suddenly be able to get the team playing as they should have been all season and have a last minute charge to mid-table mediocrity?
Talk is cheap, lets see the team doing it on the pitch.
Date:Wednesday March 8 2006
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