Aston Villa, Season 2017-2018

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  1. Larry-AV

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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 23/12/2017 : Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

    That as a match that was not short of drama. On the face of it going 2 up in 10' and then being pegged back could be interpreted as failure, but Sheff Utd's first goal was Route One and their second was due to luck ... bad for Jedinak, who misjudged the bounce of the ball and good for SU, who scored.
    What does concern me is that both of Villa's goals came from set-peices, a penalty (Adomah) and a header by Jedinak from a free-kick. I want to see AVFC scoring goals from open play, for that is the way to win games in the long run. There was also too much passing the ball to marked players (!) and too often free players were overlooked for a pass. It was certainly not all doom and gloom though, AVFC did play some good passing football at times, but we need the complete performance and not a curate's egg. I was very impressed by Adomah, who put in an excellent performance throughout, making him my MOTM.
    I witnessed all this from Upper Trinity Row J, as for some reason AVFC decided to shrink the open area in Block A7 and my Row A seat was affected by this, causing me to move.
    Both sides have 38 points after this draw and AVFC are 6th, ahead of SU on GD (+9 to +7) after 23 games.

    Attendance : 35,210 (AVFC)
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Tuesday 26/12/2017 : Brentford v Aston Villa, KO 19:30 hours, SKY.

    My AVF prediction, made on 25/12/2017 (today) : Brentford 1-2 Aston Villa

    Tue 26th December : Brentford 19:30 Aston Villa Championship, Sky Sports Football (19:30)
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Tuesday 26/12/2017 : Brentford 2-1 Aston Villa

    A long journey there and back to no purpose for the Fans who attended this match. This defeat sees Aston Villa drop to 8th and continues the abysmal form that AVFC has had for years now over the Christmas and New Year period.

    Attendance : 11,341 (SSN)

    After this result AVFC's total Form Points fell from 76 to 73 ... that is, points after 46 games.
    The maximum available is now 104 points, with 66 points left to play for.
    AVFC stay above par, with 38 points and GD at +8 from 24 games.

    It is Away to Middlesbrough and Mr Pulis next for AVFC.
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 30/12/2017 : Middlesbrough v Aston Villa, KO 15:00 hours.

    My AVF prediction, made on 27/12/2017 (today) : Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa

    ... now that I have predicted a draw, we will probably win ... and by 2-1 too.
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 30/12/2017 : Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa

    I predict a draw and we get a Win ... Excellent !

    Attendance : 29,422 (SSN)

    After this result AVFC's total Form Points rose from 73 to 75 ... that is, points after 46 games.
    The maximum available is still 104 points, with 63 points left to play for.
    AVFC stay above par, with 41 points and GD at +9 from 25 games.

    AVFC are up to 7th, with the same GD as Sheff Utd, but behind SU on goals scored and games won.
    Let us see our team push on from 7th as we did before, but this time without another slump !
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Monday 01/01/2018 : Aston Villa v Bristol City, KO 17:30 hours.

    My AVF prediction, made on 31/12/2017 (today) : Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol City
     
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    01/01/2018 : This link may not work, beware too of any redirects and/or download offers.

    Stream link, KO 17:30 hours : Feed2All - Aston Villa v Bristol City

    SSN might show the goals 'as they go in', as they have for several matches this afternoon.
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Monday 01/01/2018 : Aston Villa 5-0 Bristol City

    The High Fives ... score 5 and up to 5th. Let this performance and result be the benchmark for the rest of this Season ... and beyond.

    Attendance : 32,604 (SSN)

    After this result AVFC's total Form Points rose from 75 to 78 ... that is, points after 46 games.
    The maximum available is still 104 points, with 60 points left to play for.
    AVFC stay above par, with 44 points and GD at +14 from 26 games.
     
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    <applause><applause><applause>
     
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    Saturday 06/01/2018, FA Cup Round 3 : Aston Villa 1-3 Peterborough United

    After staying up all night for the cricket, I went to bed to catch up on my sleep and awoke around 18:00 hours, which meant I missed all of this.

    Attendance : 21,677 (SSN)
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 13/01/2018 : Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa, KO 17:30 hours, SKY.

    My AVF prediction, made on 12/01/2018 (today) : Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa - hoping for a win.
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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 13/01/2018 : Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa

    Once again I predict a draw and we get a win ... how long can this be sustained ?!
    This is AVFC's first double of the Season, there are 9 more opportunities pending.

    Attendance : 25,433 (SSN)

    After this result AVFC's total Form Points rose from 78 to 80 ... that is, points after 46 games.
    The maximum available is still 104 points, with 57 points left to play for.
    AVFC stay above par and are 4th in the table, with 47 points and GD at +15 from 27 games.
     
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    Just taking a moment to pay respect to former West Brom, Coventry City and Aston Villa star Cyrille Regis who has died aged 59.
     
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    I share the respect for Cyrille Regis, R.I.P. He always struck me as being a very honest person.
     
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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 20/01/2018 : Aston Villa v Barnsley, KO 15:00 hours.

    This match is one of the remaining 9 where AVFC can do the double, having won the away game 3-0 last September.

    My AVF prediction, made on 15/01/2018 (today) : Aston Villa 3-1 Barnsley - hopefully not a jinx !!!
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    EFL1 (Championship), Saturday 20/01/2018 : Aston Villa 3-1 Barnsley

    This was AVFC's 2nd double of the Season, just 8 more to go now. AVFC's 1st half performance was excellent overall, the 2nd half not so good, as we let Barnsley back into the game too much.

    Attendance : 31,869 (SSN)

    After this result AVFC's total Form Points rose from 80 to 82 ... that is, points after 46 games.
    The maximum available is still 104 points, with 54 points left to play for.
    AVFC stay above par and are 4th in the table, with 50 points and GD at +17 from 28 games.
     
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