Sunday, September 25, 2011

How Many Draws Can Villa Fans Take?

Actually, the draws are not that painful, but how today's match went vs. QPR, watching a win slip away because of an own-goal equalizer in extra time.  Probably the worst way to end the game.  QPR outplayed Villa in the first half, but a penalty kick taken by Barry Bannan helped Villa forge ahead 1-nil.
Considering how lackluster our play was today, I'll accept the draw.

(Photo Credit - BBC Sport)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Carling Cup 3rd Rd. Draw - Bolton

The Villa has drawn Bolton for our next Carling Cup match - scheduled for tomorrow (20 Sep 2011) 11:45 a.m. kickoff (Pacific Time) @ Villa Park.  There is no scheduled U.S. television broadcast, so you'll need to scour the internet for a live streaming feed somewhere.  Up the Villa!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gabby and Shay Save the Day

Gabby scored a sweet first half goal, but Shay Given was the man  of the match - making brilliant save after brilliant save to allow Villa to maintain a 1-1 draw with Newcastle at the final whistle.  The 15-20 minute, Villa looked sharp.  But after taking the 1-nil lead, the energy level dropped significantly.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gabby and Petrov Help Villa to Draw with Everton

Villa had to come back 2x today.   Down nil-1, Petrov drove a shot from outside the box and into the lower right hand corner of the goal to get Villa to 1-1.  After dropping a second goal to Everton (1-2), Gabby scored a header 80+' to bring Villa back again 2-2.  

It was a nice 2nd half effort, but the first half looked a bit uninspiring.  We need a win.

Stillyan Petrov

Gabby Agbonlahor 
(celebrating with Marc Albrighton)