It’s been a while since Aston Villa last visited The City Ground for a Premier League tie against Nottingham Forest, but after their promotion from the Championship last term, that’s what Monday night’s fixture had in store for us.
Head coach Steven Gerrard went with an attacking line up, so hopefully it would pay off – and it was a more lively start from us in fairness. So, typically with what I think was their first effort, Forest took the lead.
We were back on level terms shortly after though as Ash Young powered in a cracker from outside the box. Fingers crossed we were now awake properly.
We weren’t, the goal should’ve lifted our confidence but we seemed to sit back even more, play even slower and then just relied on aimless long balls up top to an isolated Ollie Watkins – so it was standard stuff for Villa now.
1-1 at the break, let that please be the bad half as I might not make it to full time at this rate.
1-1 full time, I made it but I don’t remember anything of any real note happening.
Any chance we can have our club back please and a semi-competent manager to boot? It was that dire I can’t even be bothered to moan about it – Big Eck had more tactical nous and I never thought I’d ever say that.
The City Ground
10/10/2022 8:00 pm
Referee: Anthony Taylor