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Alex McLeish insists the win at Chelsea 'counts for nothing' as he gets his side ready for their latest battle against Swansea. McLeish doesn't want his stars to bask in the glow of their glorious victory at Stamford Bridge, which saw Stephen Ireland, Stan Petrov and Darren Bent put the capital aristocrats to the sword. Full article: McLeish insists: Forget Chelsea win, it's all about Swansea now

Darren Bent has called for Villa to live with the enormous expectation levels as they get set to face Swansea on the back of their tremendous win at Chelsea. Super sub Bent - who bagged the third goal - was thoroughly impressed with the way the players excelled in the victory at Stamford Bridge. Article: Bent: Big expectation levels now for Swansea game

Alex McLeish wants Stephen Ireland to keep up his 'unbelievable' performance levels, saying Villa 'will have some player on their hands' if he does. Article: McLeish: Ireland an amazing asset if he continues 'unbelievable' form

Stan Petrov was thrilled with Villa's 'fabulous' victory over Chelsea - and warned the rest of the top-flight: 'When we're on the top of our game, we're a match for anyone.' Article: Petrov: When we play like that, we're a match for anyone

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 2 2012
Time: 11:20AM

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Typical Villa. Performance against Chelsea raises our hopes then this!! No consistency what so ever. Why change from the Chelsea line up will never know!!
ByEck
02/01/2012 16:44:00
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i don't know ByEck, maybe he thought about having more fresh legs? but im beleiver in when you lose games, then win stick to a winning team, he could have subbed 3 players off in the second half to freshen us upa bit, i left the ground when they went 2-0 up, i feel sad angry and sick of this now.
clivethevillan
02/01/2012 16:51:00
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why? why play Bent? keep with a winning side....dont change anything. We are carrying 1 player every time with him in the team and losing out.
KSarge1
02/01/2012 16:55:00
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14 + corners and only 1 shot on target?????? None for Bent???? Why bring him back into the starting lineup when you don't know how to play him Eck??? Swansea's 1st away win this season. Villa's 4th straight loss at home. Worst in 12 years. Shows how lucky Eck was that Ireland, Gabby and the defence were on such good form against Chelsea. None of the plaudits should go to him. Waiting for the post match Eckscuses. Tired, small bunch of honest lads O'Learyesque etc. blaming defenders.
Villan444
02/01/2012 16:57:00
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To be fair to the guy, he couldn't predict that shocker of a pass that Warnock made. Chasing the game from that early allowed Swansea to counter us time and time again, completely messed up the game plan. Deflating after New Years Eve
Francobaresi13
02/01/2012 17:01:00
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pathetic... just astonishing... and warnock... I mean... i dunno what to say. The guy had a garbage day at the office... yet ireland and clark go off? he doesn't know what he's doing.
Zarch
02/01/2012 17:02:00
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eck i mean
Zarch
02/01/2012 17:05:00
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Mcleish takes one step forward and two back! Finally finds a winning formula praises albrighton on a class performance against Chelsea then drops him! Makes no sense at all. Hutton back on as a sub, how long before him and heskey start every match again!
ByEck
02/01/2012 17:05:00
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Franco???, you've got to legislate for these things and be able to chase a game by changing the tactics, Eck is incapable. Back to normal after New Year's Eve, not deflating.
Villan444
02/01/2012 17:06:00
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My prediction was 2-1 to Swansea, but we wouldn't of scored if we were out there until 6pm!.......
Pride of Lions
02/01/2012 17:44:00
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