Five Reasons to Be Cheerful as Aston Villa Fans after the Football Circus Comes to Villa Park


Aston Villa 4 West Brom 3 – 2014

Crazy opening eight minutes. Crazy first half. Crazy amount of goals. Crazy types of goals. But nothing more crazy than Aston Villa actually winning a game at Villa Park for a change. Crazy! Five Reasons to be cheerful as Aston Villa fans after much needed three home points…


1.  Entertainment at Villa Park! It’s been a while. Same again next time, lads?

2. Spirit. At 2-0 down after only eight minutes, the curse of Villa’s home form was getting beyond a joke.  Fair play to the lads for knuckling down and not going missing. If there’s one thing this team has got and that is spirit, it also got us three points out of nowhere from the Manchester City and Southampton games too. It’s just a shame that sometimes it’s only sparked into life after a bit of adversity first!



brad guzan celebration
The Spirit of Guzan


3. Meanwhile, as the goal crazy excitement was going on, Christian Benteke made it three goals in three games. A very good sign indeed. It seems the big Belgian prefers the second half of the season for getting his eye in. It’s all good. A hat-trick should be coming up soon enough.

4.  Apparently, recently, somebody else has been calling themselves the ‘Pride of the Midlands’? Haha, the very thought of it. Nuff said.

5. Historically, football fans have  marveled over the gifted Dutch masters: Johan Cruyff’s turn, Dennis Bergkamp’s soccer sorcery and Robin Van Persie’s ruthlessness.  At Villa Park, we got to witness one of the most poetic, exquisite and beautifully finished goals ever executed by a Dutchman, Leandro Bacuna’s unique equaliser… Seriously though, Bacuna’s goal was certainly one of a kind. Try recreating that in the park at the weekend. Meanwhile, we also found out that Fabian Delph only scores wonder strikes. More please! UTV



  1. on the bacuna goal, the daily mail said “If he tried to do it again from now till Christmas, he could not do it”. But they all count. If they go in off the backside…. you have to be in the danger area to do it. Yes the spirit was great, but give credit to andi weimann, rightly man of the match, for the beautiful chip. I was in the north stand and thought for a moment it had gone over… then it dipped and we were back in the game. On split seconds like that games turn.

    summed up by Guzan’s leap on the photo. Can we get this onto a poster? It is what makes us keep going down the see the matches, the fact that the lads do care. Who took it?

    However still many questions. Any chance of a serious discussion of the underlying issues?

    Trevor Fisher

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