Date:Sunday February 3 2008
On the Box again
Just back from the second half humiliation at Twickenham and the very long drive home amongst 40 odd drunken Welshmen , its safe to say I'm not in the best of moods.
In a week where O'Neill again raised questions about the clubs ability to buy decent quality, such a performance was the last thing I needed.
To add to my potential misery Villa are the last game on Sky this afternoon against a London side so anything can happen
Fulham have a decent manager now but the squad is so poor in quality and lacking in discipline its a game we should win, even without our prize attacking asset Young. Rumours abound that Barry, Carew, Petrov and Laursen all have niggling injuries but I'm sure all will play, its just a question then of how well.
Already 6 points adrift of the relegation zone, Fulham have won only 2. Arsenal managing 3 in their last home defeat, so expectations should be high for Villa fans.
In midfield they have one of their more prolific scorers in Dempsey (he's scored nearly as many as Laursen), aided by the excellent, on his day, Davies and a world beater in Danny Murphy, if he turns up, but not that much up front to frighten out two magicians.
There of course can only be one result, what can stop Villa, apart from 4 players worried about International call up, one suspension, 3-4 partly fit players, no quality on the bench, 1 defender thinking of Italy and of course its a televised match in London.
Results all around us in the league have gone our way, and with some frightening away matches to come, 3 points for the 4th spot visionaries, is a must. The 5 year planners will accept a draw of course, and the 'faithists' will accept any result, they believe in O'Neill.
Me I'd be amazed if we didn't win by 3 clear goals, but then there was no way Wales were going to come back from the slaughtering they took in the first half either. Sky bet has Villa at 11/10 on which says much and a win by 6 clear goals will put us 4th and really send a message.
Its possible of course. One thing I've learned in the time O'Neill has managed the team is that he makes anything possible, well apart from early or any signings in transfer windows, so I'll be in the armchair watching with bated breath.
But I promise you all now, if we put out a comparable performance to England's second half showing against a club side, Monday the mods had better get their red cards ready.
Date:Sunday February 3 2008
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|Aston Villa||0||-||2||Man City|
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|16. Aston Villa||11||3||2||6||-11||11|
|17. Leicester City||12||2||4||6||-7||10|
|19. Crystal Palace||11||2||3||6||-6||9|
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