Talk about a freaky week for Villa fans, three games and no loses, that hasn’t happened much in recent seasons. While a point against Leicester in the context of their league position isn’t a bad result, you could tell by the urgency that Rudy Gestede grabbed the ball after his goal to restart the game, that wins are the important currency that the team must trade in nowadays.
The new chairman Steve Hollis finally revealed himself, although Villa supporters didn’t get much assurance from his words that were the same-old, same-old wishy-washy clap trap that again took little responsibility and promised little.
“There is no agenda to sell the club, but if there is anybody out there who wants to phone me up and have a chat, they know where I am now,” said Hollis, a voice of contradiction.
In the meantime, here’s five reasons to be cheerful as Villa fans…
5. SIGNS OF LIFE
Villa’s form over the last six games suggests Villa aren’t the worst team in the league. Six points from the last six games puts Villa 15th in the current form table. The reality is Villa will need top-six kind of form to fashion an escape route out of their current mess.
The rest of January and February offers up lower table opposition, but fixtures get tougher in March. We’ll know by mid-February if Villa have shown enough heart to get out of the situation. It doesn’t matter where teams are in the league, they now need to be beaten.