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Paul McGrath: Building a Villan Legacy!

Started on 22 October 2014 by No1VillaFan
Latest Reply on 29 June 2015 by No1VillaFan
Good month, KDB will end up being a bargain buy if his performances continue
Decent month, but a really tough one coming up for you! Good luck with it ;)
Hm, national management! Will be interesting to follow. France has some real quality players!
A great update as usual mate!

McGrath: This IS Our Revenge Chance!

Villa Land Chelsea In Semi For Second Year In Row

Aston Villa and Chelsea will face off against each other in the Capital One Cup Semi Final for the second consecutive season, with Villa looking to extract revenge on this time last season.

Last season, Aston Villa did not just lose but the capitulated to the scoreline of 9-3 but Villans manager Paul McGrath is adamant they will not lost by that scoreline again this season. We are in a much better place this season, we have invested well in the squad and the fact that both legs had to be replayed last season, disrupted our season completely. I think Chelsea are going to be very surprised just how much this squad wants to win trophies and this cup is a winnable target.

It is clear that Aston Villa will not take this two legged affair lightly with McGrath likely to field a completely full strength team to play the Premier League Champions.

Jose Mourinho however has a obvious different take on the whole situation. I think we are the overwhelming favourites to win this two leg match. I was actually happy that Villa were drawn with us again because they are the easiest side to play that are left in this competition.

The matches will take place in January on the 23rd and 30th with the first leg at Villa Park and the second leg at The Zola Arena.
oohhh good luck, youre definitely going to need it,

what has Mcgrath got up his sleeve for this one
You can't exactly do worse than before. ;)
A very tough draw but you have to beat the best to become the best. Good luck!
TMO Thanks I have something up my sleeve

AlexTHFC Yeah haha

Justice Thanks I am on the way to be the best I know it

Better Month For Villans

Villans Rise To Fifth In Table As Form Picks Up

Aston Villa had a hectic month in December, but had a great month all in all. There were some stand out results including thrashing Everton twice, defeating Anderlecht by what should have been a cricket score and then also defeating Arsenal by a big 5-2.

So lets start with the first game of the month and the match against Newcastle, Salomon Rondon was controversially rested but it did not matter as Newcastle had not been at the races for several matches and Villa dominated the game throughout. The Villans did most the work in the first half when Kevin De Bruyne, who again impressed got them into the lead with a great curled effort into the bottom left hand corner.

Villa then were relentless in attack and a second goal was inevitable, and it came three minutes before half time when De Bruyne won a free kick next to the corner flag in which Sterling provided the cross for Stones to head home to make it 2-0. The second half was treated as a training match and Villa coasted to a 2-0 victory.

Up next were Everton at Villa Park, where 51,000 crammed into the stadium knowing just how great there side were playing. Rondon was named on the bench again and Werner started this time. Manager Paul McGrath was interviewed before the match and stated that Rondon was just being rest. Villa started very well again and were leading inside 8 minutes with an exquisite goal by Raheem Sterling. The former Liverpool man picked the ball up in his own half, played it into Ward-Prowse, who took off skinning 3 players before passing it to Werner, who instinctively new where Sterling was as he clipped the ball over the defence for Sterling to volley home to make it 1-0.

It took just seven minutes for Villa to double there lead as De Bruyne made it two in two matches for The Villans as he hit a 20 yard screaming which Everton keeper Tim Howard stood and watched in awe as hit smashed the post and went in. Ward-Prowse then made it 3-0 on the stroke of half time. De Bruyne won a free kick in which Ward-Prowse dispatched with reletive ease. After half time Everton were better but Villa were still in the ascendancy and it showed on the 72nd minute when Sterling bagged his second goal of the game to make it 4-0 and then Ryan Ledson got the consolation goal for Everton.

Aston Villa then hosted Anderlecht in a game that McGrath handed a long awaited recall to Jordan Graham in the 6-0 victory. A 3rd goal in 3 games for Kevin De Bruyne along with a brace from Salomon Rondon, recalled to the team for this match along with goals from Sterling and Gauld gave Villa one of the best wins for quite some time securing top spot in the Europa League.
De Bruyne has also been excellent this season

Villa then stepped up against Man Utd in the Premier League but this time Villa could not prevent themselves from losing. Salomon Rondon scored again but goals from Japanese superstar Nagatomo and Mata gave Manchester United a priceless victory that keeps them in the top four for now.

Villa then came up against Everton in the Capital One Cup Quarter Final in a match that Rondon will remember for years as he completed an amazing hattrick and then commited himself to Villa for a further 3 years. The Venezuelen is fast becoming one of Villa's iconic players and this will just have helped a lot more with three of the best goals you will see from a team perspective. The first was after 65 passes in which Rondon slotted home. The second was a bullet headed goal, the best was saved until last for Rondon though and epitimised the striker as he skinned 6 players on his way to skipping past Howard to complete his hattrick. Kevin De Bruyne scored in between the hattrick and gave Villa a 4-0 victory and a tie in the semi final with Chelsea.

Aston Villa then played Arsenal and for the 5th time in 6 matches Villa made it 1-0 inside ten minutes. Toby Alderweireld scored from a headed goal and Salomon Rondon then got two in the first half again to make it eight goals in just four matches and John Stones then also scored a penalty in between Rondon's brace and so did Dele alli which meant Villa were 5-0 up at half time. Arsenal did get two goals back but Villa held on for a comfortable 5-2 victory.

Villa then finished with matches at Southampton and home to Brentford which yielded four points. Kevin De Bruyne got the only goal of the game against Southampton to give Villa a great victory but there was disappointment against Brentford as John Stones was not on the pitch Dele Alli missed a 97th minute penalty to only draw against the newly promoted side in the Premier League.

Premier League Table

Tottenham are still at the top of the table but with Chelsea playing 3 games less, they could be level this time next month. Man Utd are the closest challengers as far as the table goes so far with Man City, Liverpool and Villa up there too, as Villa have a game in hand over the top four.

Everton & Arsenal are still performing poorly but Cardiff are outside the relegation zone with Southampton, Fulham and Brentford in the drop zone as the big January Transfer Window approaches

Europa League News
Hoffenheim is next up for Villa in the Europa League

Aston Villa finished top of there group and have drawn German side Hoffenheim in the First kockout round. There were harder challenges to draw but Villa have got away with it and if they come through that match they will play either Lazio or PSV.

Player Of The Month
Rondon's form has been awesome this month

Salomon Rondon's form has been awesome this month with loads of solid performances and great goals scored by the Venezuelen striker. He is a real fans favourite and whenever he pulls on this Villan's shirt he plays for the badge not for the money. Rondon already has 93 goals for the club, he is chasing the record that Harry Hampton has held for so long of 215 goals. If he can get 93 goals in less than three full seasons then he could do it. The thing with Rondon is in three seasons he has over 30 assists too which is amazing.

Transfer Window
Grealish could be on the way back to Villa this January

It is rumoured that Raheem Sterling, Salvatore Sirigu, Gino Peruzzi and Jordan Rhodes could be on there way out and the guy that McGrath is apparently looking at is a return to the club of Jack Grealish. Grealish, who moved to Man Utd for £24,000,000 last season has just made 14 appearances since moving from Villa and it is understood that he is keen on moving back to Villa but all depends if Sterling is sold or not. Juros is also moving to Villa too this January along with two young English prospects.

Porto central midfielder Henry Okoro is apparently on Paul McGrath's shopping list. The 19 year old has attracted the interest of Lazio & Everton in recent times. Okoro could be just what McGrath is looking for as he continues to try and find a defensive midfielder.

Aston Villa are also looking at Crystal Palace central defender Keith Hill. The 19 year old. valued at around £6m by Palace is capped at English under 21 level and is being watched by Liverpool, Brentford and Newcastle but it is understood the youngster wants to move to the midlands which puts Villa favourites to land the starlet.
awesome update mate keep up the good work!!
great work :)
Wow, Solomon Randon is on fire, hopefully you get Jack Grielish back at Villa cause hes a very talented footballer
Rondon sounds like a beast.
ah Hoffenheim, is Firmino still there?

Defence has improved massively imo and Rondon - _ -

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