Tough TV Task
On the basis of the Aston Villa players’ performance at Southampton and Bournemouth, and how they continue to make school boy errors ala the Spurs game, it’s hard to look down the remaining fixtures and see where Villa’s next win is coming from.
It’s going to get tough once the daffodils start to push up (to quote Steve Bruce), with televised matches against Leicester City and Chelsea following the trip to Wembley. Then, in April, Villa will now continue their relegation trial by television, with all their current April fixtures against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool, Manchester United and Crystal Palace, moved for live television coverage.
Wolves will now be moved forward to a 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday, April 4, live on BT Sport.
While the other three fixtures will be moved back for screening on Sky Sports.
Villa’s trip to Anfield to face leaders Liverpool has been moved to Sunday, April 12 (ko 4.30pm).
The home fixture against Manchester United has also been moved to a Sunday, with it now taking place on April 19 (ko 4.30pm).
The Villa Park clash with Crystal Palace will now be a Monday night game on April 27 (ko 8pm).
Meanwhile, the home game against Sheffield United, originally slated for next weekend, which has been postponed due to the League Cup final, still hasn’t had a new date announced yet.
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Remaining Aston Villa Fixtures
- 9th: 8pm Leicester City (a) SKY
- 14th: 5.30pm Chelsea (h) SKY
- 21st: 3pm Newcastle United (a)
- 4th: 12.30pm Wolves (h) BT
- 12th: 4.30pm Liverpool (a) SKY
- 19th: 4.30pm Manchester United (h) SKY
- 27th: 8pm Crystal Palace (h) SKY
- 2nd: 3pm Everton (a)
- 9th: 3pm Arsenal (h)
- 17th: 3pm West Ham United (a)
- Sheffield United (h) date to be confirmed