McLeish Sets New Premiership Record For Villa
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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.

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Date:Sunday February 12 2012
Time: 6:58PM


KerryVillian - he did actually watch the Everton/City game and studied how they went about beating them, the commentator mentioned it during the game. Although despite watching it, he quite clearly learnt nothing from it!
14/02/2012 03:25:00
Will update Lergy. So was 85/86, right, cheers!
The Fear
13/02/2012 19:26:00
well said thorpyuk the tatics were stupid, if you sit back that deep for 90 mins and give 65% of possesion to any team never mind Man C they WILL ALWAYS SCORE!!! Look what everton did to them at home thats how to play a top team, if ECK was even a half decent manager he could have just watched that game to steal those tatics seeming he is obviously too stupid to come up with any himself!
13/02/2012 14:25:00
Even now, after the latest shambles of a performance he pig-headedly (looks a bit piggy actually when you think about it) refuses to accept his own failings, and thinks his tactics were exceptional. Those of you saying he got the tactics spot on, go and take a look at how swansea played against Arsenal at home. They showed them no respect, attacked, and won. I'd rather lose 3-1, 4-1, even 5-0 knowing that we'd thrown bodies forward, and attacked, commited in numbers and actually GAVE IT A GO!
13/02/2012 09:06:00
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.
13/02/2012 08:41:00
How did the protests go, was it a bit of a shambles as I have heard nothing about it? I did cringe watching Eck applauding the fans before the game, GET OUT OF OUR FOOTBALL CLUB!
13/02/2012 08:23:00
must admit I have never really understood this notion of 'gears' in a teams playing during a match. We played poorly, Man City were average hence the scoreline. When anyone play's a match, professionally or otherwise there are no gears, If you ask the players of any opposition in the premiership 'was it easy?' they would reply, without doubt as the margins are so fine, there is no easy match in the premier league.... . If people truly believe that this is one of the 'worst' performances then I would cast your minds back to the nervy approach to the 'big' teams under MON in his first season.
13/02/2012 05:25:00
i am npt an eck fan but I think he got the tactica right today..INDENTICAL tactics that Hodgson and MON used...but we conceded/// Get real//
13/02/2012 01:20:00
Perhaps more may bother to turn up for the protest at the next home match after that!!!!
Pride of Lions
13/02/2012 00:44:00
He's also set the record for the worse vibe at Villa park in history. Randy your a joke for even considering putting Eck in charge, at least admit your mistake and get rid of him before we slide into a relegation battle.
12/02/2012 23:11:00
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