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Brian Little On The Five Teams Fighting The Drop

Brian Little On The Five Teams Fighting The Drop

Brian Little, a Villa legend, says you have to be concerned about relegation.

Speaking on Talksport he says it is amongst five teams now (saying Newcastle have pulled out of the troublesome area)

1) QPR
2) Reading
3) Wigan
4) Southampton
5) Villa

And he says you can`t pick which of those teams will be able to survive. Of course each have a chance of getting out of them but each are under threat.

He also points out that we only play one decent half and the goals against us are frightening.

Says Benteke is a diamond find for us, 'old school centre forward`...

'I`ve felt for some time that although the defence get a lot of criticism, they get no help from the midfield either`.

He predicts a tough end to the season for all five of the clubs.

Worth a listen, he, as always, talks sense when he talks Villa.

Savage has 18th and Shearer 19th. :( See:

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday February 4 2013
Time: 5:23PM


Fancy coming back Sir Brian and sorting our defence/midfield out please, your self and JG and Big Ron i will forever worship best managers i have ever seen at Villa luv'd all three, and how true, our midfield has been too weak for a while now,
04/02/2013 17:46:00
The words and wisdom of Mr. Magic. I suggest he/we include the upcoming weekend's opponents West Ham United in that little gathering. I dont for one mnute think that they are out of the mix.
04/02/2013 18:24:00
not being involved in the struggle it is a fascinating battle when looking as a neutral. I agree that Newcaslte are probably out of it and have bought well and found confidence and momentum which I believe will see them finish the season well. also I just feel that Norwich, Fulham and Sunderland have enough momentum and certainly in the case of Norwich have real ability to scrap. I like the way Southampton are playing and see them having the balance, spirti and quality to be ok. of the other four, there are plusses and minuses for you all and it is all down to bottle and getting a run of games where you nick the unexpected. I wonder how Villa would have felt in training this morning if they had won at Goodison. Suddenly I feel there would be a belief that hasnt been there since Anfield and has been all too rare this season
04/02/2013 18:41:00
fair point oxford. In fairness, if we'd have held on against the baggies when 2-0 up, suspect we'd still be in both cups and probably in a better place in the table. In terms of quality of squad, I don't think there's much to choose between us and the bottom half of the Prem (not deluded about how good we are, but I think there are a lot of very ordinary squads outside the top 6-7). Problem is, confidence has been shot. Improved 2nd half vs Toon and Everton game might have boosted confidence a bit, but almost certainly too little too late.
04/02/2013 18:47:00
Guess Iv got 20th then...
04/02/2013 21:20:00
Cdx agreed, rock bottom.
04/02/2013 21:51:00
Have to agree I'm afraid.... 20th.
Pride of Lions
05/02/2013 05:19:00
Trouble is with this lot that no matter what the situation, how high confidence is or isn't, whether we are 1-0 down, 1-0 up or even 3-1 up with 5 minutes to go they are more likely to implode than anything else & when they implode boy do they implode! So lets say we had won at Goodison? I will still be petrified as the last time we had a really good away win that "confidence" gained from that saw us humiliated 0-8 in our next game!! Work that one out!
05/02/2013 09:46:00
Smack on danceoftheshamen do not think it would supprise any of us if we went to old trafford and won then lose the next three. Its a two edged sword we lose to southampton at home then get a draw at goodison.But for me Brian Little sums it up the weakness in midfield has haunted us all season.
05/02/2013 10:55:00
I agree, its difficult to see how Villa can sustain any level of consistency and surely their late capitulations when in winning positions, is down to the obvious lack of experience and leadership, whilst confidence is bound to be on the floor. so much about relegation battles are about momentum and also being used to being these battles. Sure Villa have had a couple of seasons of struggle, but this is the first one where there is a real probability that you will go down
05/02/2013 15:44:00
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