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McLeish Sets New Premiership Record For Villa

McLeish Sets New Premiership Record For Villa

Well, the pundits tore us apart today through the game v Manchester City. It was sad to hear, especially when what they were saying was hard to disagree with.

The stats for this game aren't pretty (see match stats on the home page) but nor is this new record.

No win in seven games at home, UPDATED via the Villa historian Lergy:

In fact, the 7 games without win at home is the worst record *ever* in the top flight! Though Turner managed 7 in 1985-86, McLeish's record including 5 defeats is the worst on record - Turner's run included just 4 defeats.

Just how important are our next four games?

After that we face the big boys, but before we have
Wigan away, Blackburn away, Fulham at home and Bolton at home.

(Arsenal), Chelsea, (Liverpool), Stoke and then (Man Utd) follow. (Away games) and no, I'm not calling Stoke one of the big boys, they are just sandwiched between the two games!

Got to get at least 9 points out of the next 12 surely?

Sadly Eck's post match interview has done nothing to ingratiate himself with the fans either. I don't think today we could count ourselves as unlucky. As Chris Coleman said, Man City didn't get out of third or fourth gear.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday February 12 2012
Time: 6:58PM

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Exactly Mr. Fear. Fair play to Gary Neville and then Dwight Yorke (a self confessed still a fan of ours) for calling it how it is. Martin Tyler seemed to be having a go at the fans at the start of the game and suggested that Eck would turn things around and win us over but the Ex-footballers could see what was going on. Ashamed to be a Villa fan.
12/02/2012 19:13:00
What did he say in the post-match interview? I didn't even bother watching.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
12/02/2012 19:24:00
said unlucky etc Stephen. Was a bit poor to be honest. Mikey will do a summary later hopefully.
The Fear
12/02/2012 19:30:00
He said that it was an Excellent game plan (LOL) and that apart from 1 horrendous error we would've drawn and possibly won (or something along those lines) basically blaming Collins (I assume) for leaving Lescott but disregarding our boring lack of wanting to leave our half and hoof everything clear at the first opportunity.
12/02/2012 19:32:00
Hope RL isn't turning in to Gillette & Hicks. Feels like he's bored with his not so new toy. What is he getting out of being the owner of Villa? You could see Doug Ellis feeding his ego out of owning a football club.
12/02/2012 19:38:00
Unlucky?? Excellent game plan?? He's not just a incompetent manager then, he's also a crazy delusional nutjob. Was the gameplan the same one as against Man Utd and Spurs? The one that didn't, and never does, work? We've all had enough and can't seem to do anything about it. It's like being stuck in an abusive relationship.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
12/02/2012 19:42:00
McLeish for England anyone??
12/02/2012 19:45:00
I don't know what I'm more annoyed about, the game or that interview. He really as lost the plot (if he ever had it). It's not going to be fun from here to the end of the season boys.
12/02/2012 19:54:00
Mcleish for anywhere!!! Is truly scary if he thinks defending for ninety minutes is a good game plan. We could buy big name exciting players in the summer ad is being touted in the press today but what is the point if they sit back like that! Every player is scared to attack or show a bit of ambition. At one point today we had the ball in Man cities half for 7%. Never seen attacking possession so low. Is just not good enough and we deserve much better than the current dross.
12/02/2012 20:03:00
graham taylor breathes a huge sigh of relief after mcleish smashes aston villa's worst home run since 1987 !!!!!
12/02/2012 20:19:00
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