PaulTaylor19 has sent in this piece about today’s game. I have to say I would try and not read too much into a pre season game.
Today we saw a woeful display of football from AM new look villa team, is this what we have to look forward to this season?
I know its just pre-season and doesn’t count and is in essence merely a practice match but I cannot help be dissapointed. I do not care for the Asia cup or even the result against chelsea however I do care about the performance. I witnessed a villa team who tried everything to get some rhythm and even just string 5 passes together and fail miserably whilst a cool and collected chelsea played as if they were on the training ground but destroyed us and made us look shoddy in all areas of the pitch.
I hate the negativity that has surrounded this pre-season and have tried to loose it and look on the bright side, and I found a light in the belief ‘atleast he can bring a solid defence’ but I do not know if he even played one today. our midfield looks vacant with ireland offering very little, delph (although I feel is a great player) brought nothing and petrov who for years has done no more than frustrate the hell out of me with every touch going backwards.
Is this team that can bring us success in the premiership? I hope so but without midfield and a solid defence I fear we may be left dissapointed and may face an uprising which would be a sad day for our great club!
It seems stupid to get too downbeat about loosing to chelsea in a preseason match but it has done nothing to ease my fears of AM taking control of our great club this season!