Aston Villa Trending in the Top Six of Football Clubs in the USA according to Google
It’s only a few seasons ago that Aston Villa were consider a Top Six Premiership club. Three back-to-back sixth finishes confirmed that and Villa have been no stranger to European football over the years too.
While the team plots it way back to better days, a surprising chance discovery by MOMS suggests we still are a Top Six team in other parts of the world.
According to Google, for the month of August, across the Atlantic, Villa were in the top six for trending ‘soccer clubs’ in the USA (see table below). Topping the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, and even more outlandishly, all the champions of the five main European leagues: Barcelona, PSG, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich (who also won the Champions League).
How did this happen?
The Gareth Bale transfer saga would explain why Real Madrid are in top spot, but Villa, sixth, out of all the football teams in the world?
Surely Villa’s only American player Brad Guzan can’t be that popular across the pond? It could be to do with Villa’s win against Arsenal in August, but Arsenal would also have been trending, but they’re not even in the Top 10. I would have said Villa supporter Prince William having a baby, but that was in July.
The only explanation we can come up with at MOMS is it’s all to do with Paul Lambert’s decision in August to start wearing a smart shirt, tie and jumper combo. Dumping his sideline fashion choice of a tracksuit (or ‘shell suit’ as some fans have described it), seems to have gone down a treat stateside. Maybe Lambert’s ‘trendy’ attire has been the talk of many a American fashion blog or something?!
Whatever. If Villa are in vogue in the USA right now, we’ll take it. Match of the Day better take note. If they want more viewers stateside, they better stop putting us on last. We’re trendy now. UTV
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