After two wins on the trot, Aston Villa can now start looking up the table at teams they can drag back into the relegation scrap and there’s one team that stands out.
Perched precariously one point above Villa is everyone’s favourite over-spending manager’s team, Sunderland.
That single point looks very frail indeed when you consider Sunderland have the 5th hardest run-in in the league, while Villa’s remaining fixtures are far kinder.
Is Martin O’Neill beginning to sweat? Well, he should be, just look at Sunderland’s next four fixtures:
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This could be the league table after those games (Villa’s fixtures are predicted as W 1 D 2 L 1), if Sunderland only pick up a point or so, before what can only be described as poetic justice…
Sunderland’s next game would be the visit of Martin O’Neill and his team to Villa Park.
While Villa had some decent times under O’Neill, he had reached his limit and ultimately failed in his mission of silverware and Champion’s League qualification. Worse than that, it was his over-spending on the transfer fees and superstar wages of average players, and then doing a runner on the club days before a new season, that is largely responsible for the past three of years of suffering for Villa supporters.
Monday April 29th 2013* at Villa Park could be payback time. If Villa were to complete the double over Sunderland this season at Villa Park, taking those six points off MON would go along way to sealing his fate.
If O’Neill took Sunderland down, this time, it wouldn’t be his decision not to start the new season as the manager of his club. Karma indeed. UTV
* – Date change due to Sky TV Coverage
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