Most of us attacked the Christmas period with one last dose of optimism. Aston Villa were playing struggling teams, so it was one last chance to haul themselves up to create a platform for survival and launch an epic escape to safety in 2016.

Two points out of nine leave little in terms of hope. With the performances on show over Christmas, you’d be hard pressed to pick a team in the Premier League any more that Villa could beat. Lets be honest: WE. ARE. IN. THE. SH**.

Still, here’s five reasons to be kinda cheerful as Aston Villa fans… please sign-up to be an MOMS E-Member at the end of the 5th reason to be kept in the loop for changes for 2016. ūüėČ


4Beast Minutes

Now, he plays with his head down and thinks football is a one man game at the moment, but hey who can blame him when you consider the calibre of his team mates, but finally Adama Traore is getting some minutes on the pitch. Rudy Gestede perhaps should have been brought on at the same time against Norwich to give him Adama a target, as there was little hope of Villa profiting from Traore crazy runs with the players on the pitch.

When Adama’s been given a chance he’s tended to make things happen.¬†There’s no Villa player in the current squad i care about seeing in the first XI anymore, but at least this kid presents some entertainment and an unpredictable threat for the opposition to deal with.

Of course, he’s no saviour and you have to question Villa’s recruitment team’s judgement in paying top dollar for such a wild card. Still, playing a wild card is better than playing a hand of jokers at the moment.



  1. I said it 2 months ago, we are crap and we are going down. Just hope Garde can get a few wins because I would like him to be our manager next season. At this point I wouldn’t bother selling gabby he will be a useful striker in the championship i think. A season in the championship will give us a chance to blood some youngsters, and hopefully its not too long before we return to the top.
    Despite being utterly depressed about our plight I still find myself getting up at all hours of the early morning to watch us play so please don’t think I don’t love and support our team.

  2. Think it is actually the Year Of The Monkey. And you know the old saying; If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

    Stan almost has a sensible idea reported in the BM. Though he has admitted defeat on staying in the league, it is still mathematically possible so I think they do need to fight for it. Mind you, according to Opta Villa ran 3 less miles as a team then Norwich, so they haven’t really changed. And again our Captain says to the press that they wanted it more. He needs to be stripped of the band, but I wonder if it is in his contract now. The club captain just wants to receive his wages for doing nothing. Those three things say everything to me about Villa.

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