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Paul McGrath: Building a Villan Legacy!

Started on 22 October 2014 by No1VillaFan / First Post
Latest Reply on 29 June 2015 by No1VillaFan / Last Post
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Big sale in Westwood but good money in for him. Peruzzi will be a star for you!
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Good deals there Jason, I don't think you'll miss Westwood too much, you are quite well stocked in that position, and Peruzzi will be very good.
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TaT Thanks :) I am glad your reading my story :)

Justice I really hope he is going to be a star, but I will ofcourse give him the best chance ever

Tanay Na I wont miss Westwood at all to be honest and Peruzzi can play almost anywhere lol

Paul McGrath: Building The Villan Legacy


McGrath: Awful Start!



McGrath speaks out about the poor start

Aston Villa managers over the last couple of season's have not been given a lot of time but in Paul McGrath fans believe he will get it right but not since 1991 has a start to Villa live been this tough. Aston Villa have won just once this term in the Premier League, a 2-1 victory over West Brom at the start of the season but have won in the second and third round of the Capital One Cup.

They have had some very, very poor results too, highlighted by the heavy 5-1 defeat to a simply unbelievable Chelsea side which did see Luc Castaignos get his first goal for the club in the 87th minute. Before that though the shock of the season so far is Swansea but when Grealish gave Villa the lead in the 15th minute things were looking good. however Villa have been disappointing in the League for several year now and McGrath, who we will hear from in a bit faces a very tough rebuilding job.

Manchester United and Stoke also thrashed the Villans, 2-0 and 3-0 respectively to leave them in 18th place after the first handful of matches with Arsenal up next, how much longer will McGrath be in a job for you wonder?


Bad Month and a half for Villans manager McGrath

It has been a horrid month and a bit but I have seen enough to say we can finish in the top 10. Jack and Gabby have looked good and with Libor and Christian just back from injury we are going to be firing on all cylinders again in no time. I look at the West Brom performance and it is the only one I can think of that we were good in. We did take Portsmouth apart in the Capital One Cup and then we deserved so much more against Burnley in round 3 but we got to round 4 and we can beat Manchester City in a one off game. The Stoke match was the only one i was angry about because it was like we did not try and that made me ridiculously sad and I wish that it could have been changed, I will be resting players, well not resting DROPPING players because of that match!.

Villa Player Of The Month



Grealish gets Villa's Player Of The Month

It a very poor month I will give it to Jack Grealish. He is one of 3 players who have not disgraced themselves, the other two being Gabby and Jordan.

League Table



Chelsea and Swansea lead the way joint on points with Manchester City with Manchester United and Everton just behind.
not the best start man, but there are some positives in there: just don't let the heads drop!
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Not the greatest start, but you've had some tough games in Chelsea, United and Stoke away, so I'm sure you'll turn it around. :)
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Ouch!! That is really not a good start. It is still early days though and I am sure you can turn it around!
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TaT Oh they will not drop, trust me :)

Tanay Yeah very tough games but hey i am still in a job!

JAmes I hope so we will see :)

Paul McGrath: Building The Villan Legacy


Arsene Wenger In Unbelievable Rant About McGrath



Wenger in a quite astonishing attack on Aston Villa manager Paul McGrath

There are times in football when you hear things that are just ridiculous and this afternoon, just after 1.30pm Arsene Wenger was answering a question from BBC Sport.

What do you think of your opposing manager, Paul McGrath? He has had a rough time since taking the Villa job don't you think?

(In a harsh french accent) No I do not believe he has at all, he is just a poor manager. He used to have a drink problem and must have been drunk at the time he took the job because his signings have been poor, he has not used Yaya (Sanogo) in the way he said he would and he does not know anything about tactics. I did not even rate him as a player for gods sake so I am not even contemplating the fact that Aston Villa could defeat us because they are rubbish and will get relegated!

Not only that but the board should take the blame for hiring such a awful manager. The fans apparently used to love him and they are also dumb and stupid but then again they are Villa fans who live off the fact they have won the Champions League once in the dark ages! They play with two centre backs, one should be retired and the other is so over-rated it is silly and why? He had a fluke World Cup.

I kind of hope that McGrath drinks himself to death! The Premier League would be much better off without him and we will show up the Villa team, fans and most of all Manager tomorrow!


A shocked press conference were speechless so the reporter then went on and said these words So I can definitely print that you are not Paul McGrath's biggest fan then? Then there was laughter.

We look forward to McGrath's press conference later on today
oh Arsene :( I feel like this may return to haunt him at some point!
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Fiery Responce By McGrath



McGrath hits back at Wenger

Upon hearing about the astonishing outburst by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Paul McGrath issued a response that was to be expected. Amazingly the same BBC journalist issued the question, What do you think about Wengers pre-match comments?

Well I do not want to go into much detail but when a man stands on the touchline and your worried that you think he is on hunger strike, then you know there is something wrong! Arsenal are a fantastic side but other than the F.A Cup win last season, what have they won in the last five years?

This from a club where the fans think they are still a 'BIG CLUB' and Wenger just will not admit that he can not cut it in the Premier League anymore but I will say that we have a tough match ahead of us if Wenger puts out the right team and the right players. I have every faith in my attributes to manage at this level and I will shut Wenger up on Saturday by murdering the team on the pitch on the scoresheet only.




The match, which is fast becoming a grudge match will kick off at 3pm on Saturday.
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Arsenal Thrashed By Villa!




Arsenal, who have one of the league's poorest disciplinary records, suffered defeat against Aston Villa on a mild autumnal afternoon at Villa Park.

Things did not get off to a good start for Arsenal as explosive winger Gabby Agbonlahor seized on an error by Laurent Koscielny to score a close range finish which was timed impeccably. Villa captain Ron Vlaar then smashed home a free kick from 28 yards out which hit the frame of the goal before finding the back of the net on 6 minutes, in what was an explosive start to the match by The Villans.


Agbonlahor celebrates scoring the first goal of the match against Arsenal

Jack Grealish was all over the pitch and him and Andi Weimann were pulling the strings for the first half an hour of the match. On the 33rd minute however powerful striker Oliver Giroud pulled on back for Arsenal completely against the run of play with a fine header from point blank range after Ramsey swung in a corner.

Arsenal were almost gifted a goal after half time on the 55th minute when youngster Jores Okore, who was in ahead of the poor performing Senderos had a rare lapse in concentration but Giroud failed to capitalise on the opportunity presented to him.

Then in the 79th minute Aaron Ramsey, one of two Arsenal players to come out of the match with any credit at all scored a placed shot from close range to make it 2-2 and looked as if Arsenal would get a point they did not deserve but Villa are a gritty side, they have showed this over the past 2 or 3 seasons and when Oxlade Chamberlain made a catastrophic back pass, Andi Weimann said thank you very much and rounded the keeper to slot into the empty net and Villa were deservedly back in front.


Weimann's late double eases pressure on manager McGrath

Arsenal went for it after that and on the counter attack, Grealish hit a 45 yard pass through to the rushing Weimann who again rounded the keeper to put the game beyond doubt and Villa had there win and Wenger refused to shake Paul McGrath's hand which riled assistant manager Roy Keane who PUNCHED Arsene Wenger and then all hell broke loose. Keane went on to push the Arsenal Manager over and kick him in the ribs. The Villa fans were cheering this and it was eventually broke up and Keane was obviously arrested and will face questioning in the morning no doubt.


Keane arrested after the match for assaulting Wenger

There will be more reaction tomorrow and with news of what is going to be happening with Roy Keane, one thing that is right though, is that Villa win 4-2.

Better Month But Still A Lot To Do For McGrath



Thumbs up for Villa boss Paul McGrath

The month of ups, like beating Sunderland 6-2 and Arsenal 4-2. Then the downs like losing to Liverpool 4-3 and Manchester City 5-3 but most of all Roy Keane punching Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.



The Arsenal game has already been reported on so lets look at the Sunderland match. This was a month where Jack Grealish came good and he had a part to play in EVERY goal. Andi Weimann got the ball rolling for Villa after striking in a corner from wonderkid Grealish. Aston Villa looked like a side full of world beaters this time.

Grealish picked up the ball on the half way line and saw his chance, he cut inside and skinned 3 players then played a one-two with Agbonlahor and curled a fantastic shot into the top right hand corner and the Sunderland fans were absolutely shocked. There was time for a third goal before half time when Grealish, who was having a storming match crossed in and it unfortunately hit John O'Shea and bounced into the net.


Agbonlahor and Weimann celebrate Gabby's goal against Sunderland in the 6-2 thrashing

After half time Agbonlahor collected a fantastic through ball by Grealish and he made no mistake, Villa were having a laugh now at Sunderland's expense. Agbonlahor then went off for the unimpressive Sanogo, and you know its a good day when your least effective striker gets on the score-sheet. Sanogo, actually showed a great turn of foot after great interchange play by Weimann and Cole to play in Grealish, who unselfishly passed it across for Sanogo to just get on the end of it because he was not expecting a pass but got there and made it 5-0.

Sunderland got a couple back but it was then Jack Grealish who hit a thunderbolt from around 30 yards out and hit the roof of the net. It was a fantastic result for the Villans.

Villa then were back at home and played Liverpool but this upturn in form soon came crashing back to earth, but they gave it there all. When Johnson, Sturridge and Henderson gave Liverpool a 3-0 lead at half time, you had to wonder if it was going to be a cricket score. How wrong would they be! Sturridge got the 4th for Liverpool and that seemed to kick Villa into life. Luc Castagnos then smashed the ball against the post in the 70th minute but had scored just seven minutes later with a bullet header. Then just two minutes after that he struck a fantastic half volley to make it 4-2.

Agbonlahor and Castaignos then hit the post and bar respectively again after great play by Delph and Grealish but Liverpool were on the back foot and when Charles N'Zogbia made it 4-3 in the 88th minute, it was getting tense but Liverpool held on for a memorable victory and this should be taped and shown to everyone.

This followed a Capital One Cup match against Manchester City and it was one sided but Villa took a 2-0 victory. Benteke and Agbonlahor looked to have set Villa on the way to a great victory but Man City five goals through Aguero (2), Lampard, Navas and Jovetic and Villa hit a third goal through Benteke but it was not enough and Villa were out but had met there goal of getting to the 4th Round.

What a interesting month! The win against Arsenal stands out but it was marred by Roy punching Wenger. I can tell you that he has been charged with assault but he will come back here when he is out on bail. The Sunderland match was amazing! Jack was very, very impressive and although we lost against Liverpool and Manchester City, we gave it out all and I think we are going to go from strength to strength.

League Table



Nothing surprising at the top of the Premier League Table with Man City top, Man Utd second and Chelsea in third. QPR have had a good start lying in 4th and Arsenal are doing disappointing in11th place.

The bottom of the table sees Sunderland, who has shipped 27 goals this season are rock bottom, West Brom and West Ham are also being very poor this season. Crystal Palace and Hull are only just safe at the moment but there is a lot of the season left.

Villa Player Of The Month




Jack Grealish is a superstar and he has been a integral part of the side this month and we will need to be on our toes and make sure we keep hold of this superstar in January.

Upcoming Fixtures


With fixtures such as Palace, Burnley and Southampton coming up in November Villa should move up the table a bit more, but then this is Villa and anything is possible.
A really tough set of opening matches, all the big guns straight away! Still some good results in there and an average of 7 goals per game in that last run certainly made it entertaining for the fans regardless of the results lol.

Oh and Keane getting arrested for assault, nice touch :D
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Ziechael Thanks mate, glad you are enjoying it and the fact keano gets arrested with a altercation with Wenger again lol

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