DRAWS, DRAWS AND MORE DRAWS
The 2-0 win over Newcastle was to be Villa's last win as they amazingly go on a run of five successive draws - each ending 1-1!!
The only respite was a fifth consecutive win in the Champions League group - 2-1 over Wolfsburg and a penalty shoot win over Norwich in the Capital One Cup after another 1-1 draw.
The league table shows an unbeaten Villa in fourth place after 13 games but they have slipped off the pace with their recent inability to claim victories.
The fans are starting to get disgruntled and voice their opinion on Twitter.
We need a striker big time, defence is solid but selling Bent was lunacy. #avfc
Connolly needs to sort it out at Villa, we should be top of the league!!
Connolly out!!! #avfc
"I'm gobsmacked. Absolutely gobsmacked. They want me sacked??? In two and a half seasons, we have won SIX trophies. This club had only won 3 trophies since 1957 before I took over!! We are unbeaten in the league and are in the last 16 of the Champions League, some of the fans need to look hard in the mirror and realise where this club was before I arrived."
In other news....
Villa draw Sheffield Wednesday in the F.A. Cup 3rd Round and Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi final.
Andreu Fontas will leave for Norwich in January in a £6m deal after falling behind Vlaar, Albiol and Shawcross in the central defence pecking order.
Villa are at home to Stoke in the Premiership next.