Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stalemate at Villa Park

This morning's match vs Wolves was disappointing.  Villa had a few chances but could not capitalize.  Other than a few good runs, the game was not a pleasant one to watch (especially at 4am).  Gabby seems to be the only player with potential to create something.  Bent didn't get any chances and N'Zogbia did not impact the game.  It wasn't due to the amazing play of Wolves.  Not winning these winnable games at home can ruin a season.  At least we were able to gain a point out of this nil-nil draw.

(click on image to go to report)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Carling Cup - Round 1

Click on image to go to AVFC match report.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fantastic first game at Villa Park

Goals by Heskey, Agbonlahor, and Bent in the opening home game at Villa Park give Villa a 3-1 win over Blackburn today.  The biggest change that I saw... once we took a 2-nil lead, we didn't sit back and play "to not lose".  Villa kept the pressure on and didn't fold like they did several times last season.  (When Blackburn scored in the second half to make it 2-1, Villa's aggressiveness help them extend the lead to 3-1 rather than playing tentatively and giving up a late equalizer.)  UTV!

Goal #1 Gabby!
Goal #1 Gabby!
Goal #2 Emile!

Goal #2 Emile!

Goal #2 Emile!

Goal #3 Darren!
Goal #3 Darren!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

4 a.m. in Honolulu

Your AVFC California chairman was in Honolulu for the opener against Fulham.  It was dark and quiet on the island, but the Villa was on in the Pacific!  UTV!
Enjoying Kahuku Shrimp (windward Oahu)

Sergio, an AVFC California member was at Craven Cottage for the game!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Villa Draws with Fulham

I was up at 3:30am to watch the Villa on opening day versus Fulham.  Both Villa and Fulham had chances, but nobody scored in this 0-0 draw.  I give the nod to Shay Given as man of the match.  More than once he stopped Fulham from scoring today!  One point to start the season?  We'll take it!,,10265~2419347,00.html

Saturday, August 6, 2011