Date: 22nd April 2019 at 5:36pm
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Aston Villa welcomed Millwall to Villa Park for today’s Championship Easter Monday action.

With our fine run of form seeing us win nine games on the spin, equalling a 109 year record going back to 1910, today could see head coach Dean Smith and the current Villa side enter the history books if we made it ten wins on the trot – and with Play-Off hopes being more than alive now given our recent form, three points was obviously the aim of the day.

It was far from pretty and our more free flowing best, but we did just enough to get over the line and secure the win as Jonathan Kodjia scored on the half hour mark to return all three points and put this group of players into the history books.

Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, Smith said of the game.

“If you had asked me 11 games ago would we go and win the next 10 I would have thought you were a little bit crackers. The turning point was half-time at Stoke when I got into the players and we have been excellent since then. I don’t think until I look back on it I will realise what we have actually done because my focus is still on getting promoted. It is a historical great football club and to be the first manager to have achieved it is something special but we want to continue it.”

Villa Make History With Victory Over Millwall – Match Stats

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5 Replies to “Villa Achievement Is “Something Special” But Smith Is Looking For More”

  • Leeds are bottling it big style. Would send some message to them (and the Baggies) if we could turn them over on Saturday. After the Derby match my friend was purring about the performance; I said we need another 11 like that before we can think about the play offs. I’m thinking about a new career as a prophet. And I’m starting to believe that something that looked impossible might actually happen.

    • lol at prophet!

      Yup, all about the momentum now and message sending, given our form we absolutely need to keep that message banging on in the heads of others that we are the team on the rise, flying and cannot be stopped.

  • Players and fans alike can believe again now, Mike. Remember Field of Dreams? ‘If you build it they will come’
    Here’s hoping.

  • Great result and great achievement by this current Villa team , so what do we do the next two games , rest players ? Go for the 11th and 12th wins … onto 15 on the trot ???
    So big praise not only to all the players but to Smith and his very capable backroom staff.
    Lots of thought and planning ahead to get through the playoffs and onto Wembley and a win there after last years disappointing game there, can’t see Smiths Villa holding back.
    One disappointing thing is the coverage on Jack Grealish, the press already have him going to half the premier league, the latest being Crystal Palace , I’m sure Jack is well paid I imagine, near family and seriously could he go anywhere else and be such a legend as he is at Villa ?? Captain of a great club … stick with us Jack.

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