We just want to win two games in a row!
It’s been a while now since Aston Villa have won two games in a row. Surely it’s not asking for much for it to happen this weekend when local rivals West Brom visit Villa Park. The last time we won two games on the bounce came at the start of last season I believe when we beat Blackburn and Hereford in consecutive games.
This is a ridiculous stat for a club like Aston Villa and highlights just how much we struggled last season. Even with Alex McLeish in charge this is just not good enough and it’s about time we put a consistent run of games together. After two good games against Newcastle and Swansea we went into the Southampton match confident that we could get another good result.
Things didn’t quite go to plan and as many have pointed out with such a young side there are bound to be some ups and downs this campaign. I actually had a good feeling going into the game against Man City and despite some labelling it their reserve team, any team that can play Balotelli and Tevez up front, and bring on players like Dzeko are not too shabby.
In the end it was a thoroughly deserved victory and I really hope we push on against the Baggies. We saw last season with the great victory against Chelsea away and in supporting Villa in general that it’s important not to get your hopes up too much. A few days after that result against Chelsea, Swansea came to Villa Park and recorded their first away victory of the season.
After a credible draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the Baggies were stuffed 3-0 away at Fulham last time they left the Hawthorns. With the win at Man City, Villa fans are once again full of optimism going into Sunday’s game.
I’m really interested to see what kind of side Paul Lambert goes with for what should be a pretty intense affair against our local rivals. I expect there will be a few changes despite our great performance last night and a win on Sunday could be a huge moment in our season.
We finally got that long awaited home win and it’s about time we turned Villa Park into a fortress once again. It’s nice to be able to go into matches with more confidence and I really hope we get three points on Sunday afternoon.