Date: 29th September 2018 at 7:16pm
Written by:
Bristol City
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Aston Villa

Ashton Gate


28/09/2018 8:00 pm

Attendance: 24224

Referee: Robinson

Bristol City Aston Villa
Brownhill (16) Bjarnason (45+3)
Maenpaa Nyland
Webster Chester
Baker Jedinak
Kelly Hutton
Eliasson 87 Bjarnason
Brownhill McGinn
Pack Hourihane
O'Dowda 68 Grealish
68 Kodjia
Weimann Abraham 91


Dasilva Whelan
Diedhiou 68 Bolasie 75
Walsh Bree
Hegeler El Ghazi
Watkins 87 Moreira
Paterson 68 Elmohamady
O'Leary Adomah 91

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 12
3 On Target 5
3 Corners 8
15 Fouls 18
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

It’s difficult to know where to begin when it comes to Aston Villa at the moment. Friday evening saw us take to the Ashton Gate pitch as we faced Bristol City and serial irritating mentalist Lee Johnson.

I quite like the short arse to be fair and I think he’s done a cracking job at Oldham, Barnsley and latterly Bristol City, but for some reason, Villa seem to rub the 4ft midget up the wrong way so I can only presume during his playing career we decided that Mark Kinsella was the better player (rightly) and he’s held it against us ever since.

In any event, last night’s 8pm kick-off gave us the opportunity to distract ourselves with an actual game and not the insane and frustrating nonsense that surrounds the club once again.

So how did that go for us as we met up with Nathan Baker and Andi Weimann again?

Well, predictably the hosts took the lead, but we equalised through Birkir Bjarnason in first-half stoppage-time and yup, that was about it.

One win in the last eight, more managerial ructions, more excuses – meh, we started the game with no wingers and ended the match with no strikers, we’re well past round pegs in square holes, I think we’re now trialling triangles.

I’m off for a drink.


4 Replies to “There & Thereabouts, Or Something – Villa have Established We’re Good At Draws, How About Trying Wins”

  • Not sure what the gentleman who matter must be thinking but surely they can’t be happy with what they are seeing, we are stumbling from match to match , a win occasionally and lots of promises and requests for time and patience.
    Think enough is enough , even if we won the next five how long before we have another spell of draws and defeats, happened last season and will probably happen this season.
    I’ve had enough of this tip tap football across the park and then the hoof ball forward to a lone striker, no tactics, graft, pressure, shots on target.
    Bruce has to be moved before our season is over, that must be obvious to the owners surely ?.

  • What is sure Ali is that the new owners have their own agenda. They have purchased the Rolls Royce of football and they will certainly not leave it in the hands of someone ( SB ) who does not know how to drive. It is all about making the correct decision. I believe that they want to appoint a Director of Football first and then deal with the entire coaching staff – not just SB of course. Am fairly sure that they will try to construct a management/coaching structure that will not only get promotion but also take us back into European football. That is the only way that they can get a return on their investment(s).

  • DJFrance as usual your post is spot on. Despite everything we are on 14 points 6 points below WBA who are top after 10 games with 36 to be played till the end of the season. The number of draws is disappointing when you think if 2 had been wins we would be joint top. Agree with Eddy1 about our style of play especially when we get new players in and don’t play them. Bruce has spoken about the Man U situation and his reverence for Fergie but I don’t recall the great man ever saying to supporters ‘we will be there or thereabouts’. He needs to sort the team out and play a different style of football and cut out comments about supporters. Preston on Tuesday night will be his chance to change things and if it goes badly then I think we will hear about our new owners reacting.

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