Villa Are Improving
The January Report
Grealish has been amazing this month
The thing with this Aston Villa side at the moment is that they can up there game against the league's big boys but then faulter against the sides below them, so lets start with the F.A Cup, where Villa played away at Aldershot and although Villa only won 2-0, debutee Kevin Volland got a 10 out of 10 rating and set one up and scored the other as Villa got a home tie against Watford for beating the conference side.
The F.A Cup forth round though was a different story as Watford came and parked the bus. Although Ruben Garcia scored in the 5th minute, Watford were more than a match and Troy Deeney got the goal to send it to a replay.
In the Premier League however, Villa were less than convincing although Kevin Volland was a rock in the attacking midfield role. Newcastle United started with a goal-less draw against The Villans. Villa were lucky to escape with a draw but they were not very lucky against Forest.
Nottingham forest then were the next opponents of Aston Villa, Kim Bo-Kyeung ruled the show in the match and scored either side of Jack Grealish to record a vital win for Forest. Forest were fantastic today, they dominated from the word go and to be honest deserved there win. I feel for Jack and Kevin because they worked tirelessly this match but the rest of the side let them down
If McGrath thought they were let down against Forest, they bounced back against Leicester. In a match where Luc Castaignos and Samuel Eto'o both were given starts and they did not let the club down as they both scored along with Grealish yet again this time though Jack Grealish was on the winning side.
Then followed another match against a struggling side in Southampton, in which was one of the most BORING
games ever. There was just 3 shots between both sides in the whole match and that is the most we can report.
Then followed a wonderful match against United, where there was a scored penalty, a missed penalty and some dodgy refereeing decisions which cause Man Utd to win 3-1. The missed penalty was from Villan Ruben Garcia, who hit the ball so high it made the legendary Jaap Stam penalty look good. Manchester United were 2-1 up at that stage and Villa were in the ascendancy but Falcao, who has now struck 8 goals in 3 games against Villa finished the job off.
Well Everton had a shocking month this month because they were second at the end of last month but now Arsenal lead Chelsea by 1 point. Man Utd have made inroads this month and are now just 3 points behind leaders, Arsenal.
Q.P.R are in a high position in 6th place with Liverpool and Stoke just behind them. Aston Villa are on 30 points in 11th place but with 9 points separating 6th and 11th it is very, very close in the league at the moment. Leicester and Southampton look doomed in the relegation zone but Nottingham Forest have really rallied this month and now West Ham, Hull, Charlton and Wigan must be looking over there shoulders because in football we all know its better to chase than be chased.
Villa Player Of The Month
This was always going to be a tough one again. Kevin (Volland) has been amazing but I decided to go for an unsung hero and give it to Tom Cleverley. The midfielder and once Manchester United star is now producing some amazing football this January, he has a 8.21 average rating this month but the star, who was once labelled selfish by Sir Alex Ferguson is anything but selfish now. This is a team game, I am part of a squad that could potentially be fantastic in the coming years. I can not wait to pull on the shirt again
Aston Villa have have six matches this month and with the transfer window closing soon it will be interesting if they bring anymore players in. The chairman has made it clear that there is money there if McGrath finds a player he wants.