Benteke is top, Villa mixing it up and Lambert’s Words of Wisdom
No clean sheet for 26 games straight. Only nine home wins in the last 40 games at Villa Park with the next visitors being Manchester City and Spurs. These are facts that are hard to ignore. What could possibly ease the pain for Aston Villa fans? Below, five reasons to be cheerful as a Villa fan…
1. Benteke is the Premier League top scorer. He scored again against Newcastle, despite being kept quiet by double/treble marking by Newcastle. Villa need for the other players to step-up, if their main man is being kept quiet. Against Newcastle, Gabby and Weimann clearly left their shooting boots at home.
2. Despite a record of Won 1 Lost 3, the total statistics from the four games suggest all of the matches were close. Villa even have won more corners than their opposition over the four games. When you consider they’ve only lost games by a single goal against decent opposition, at least Villa are always in games. At home, perhaps the crowd needs to stick with it more to help out.
3. 37,554 not bad and after 40,000-plus against Liverpool, at least the Villa Park average attendance is on the up. It’s just a shame that amount of home Villa fans can’t make the same noise as just 2,000 Villa away fans.
4. Villa have beaten the team at the top of the Premier League. So we should in theory at least, be able to beat any team. In theory…
5. In the Newcastle post-match interview, Paul Lambert said the magic words: “You pick yourself up and you go again”. That always provides a chuckle. UTV
Please do join in, if you have any other reasons, please add them in the comments section below. UTV
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