Talk about a freaky week for Villa fans, three games and no loses, that hasn’t happened much in recent seasons. While a point against Leicester in the context of their league position isn’t a bad result, you could tell by the urgency that Rudy Gestede grabbed the ball after his goal to restart the game, that wins are the important currency that the team must trade in nowadays.
The new chairman Steve Hollis finally revealed himself, although Villa supporters didn’t get much assurance from his words that were the same-old, same-old wishy-washy clap trap that again took little responsibility and promised little.
“There is no agenda to sell the club, but if there is anybody out there who wants to phone me up and have a chat, they know where I am now,” said Hollis, a voice of contradiction.
Villa CEO will face the music of Villa supporters at this Thursday’s AVST AGM, so get down there if you can. If you have any questions to Fox you want passing on, drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, here’s five reasons to be cheerful as Villa fans…
4. REAL EXCUSE
Are the refs always bad at Villa Park? Mark Clattenburg had dubious game in midweek at Villa Park, but Villa managed to irk out a win against Palace, but against Leicester, Roger East was on another level. It was a performance so bad, you have to question why East didn’t just go the whole hog and turn up wearing a clown suit.
We’re told repeatedly that the Premier League is ‘the best league in the world’, but when you look at some of the standard of the games, the lack of atmosphere and the state of most of the referees, you know for a fact such claims are just marketing hype.
Those who resist video evidence on key incidents such as penalties are out of date, out of touch and out of their minds. You have a video official on penalties and you’ll find player diving would stop and injustices like what happened to Kozak would be stamped out and lead to fairer results.
In the end, on balance you couldn’t grumble with a draw, but if a penalty is given for the blatant foul on Kozak, Villa would have had back-to-back three points.