McCann Out - A Good Thing?
Sorry, this is going to sound really bitchy and it isn't meant to (well.......) but we have some potentially good news.
Gavin McCann will now have to sit out the games against Wigan at home (Monday 9 April) and away to Middlesbrough (Saturday 14 April) after the red mist descended on him in last nights match against Everton and he picked up a 10th yellow card for the season.
Actually, that does look like a bad thing to say! However, despite the fact you can't say he doesn't always give 100%, McCann has proved to be a fairly average midfielder for us and was woeful in the first half yesterday. He works so hard to get the ball - although not so much last night - and then gives it straight back to the opposition. You have to question whether it was just coincidence and a kick up the arse that made Stiliyan Petrov play better in the second half, or was it having a quality player in Patrik Berger alongside him?
So maybe we'll see Patrik Berger make a well deserved start against Blackburn on Saturday and see a little more of the second half display Villa rather than the atrocious first half fodder.
So, a good thing that McCann sits out a couple of games or am I totally out of order?