Tomorrow aston villa face the first "hard" match of the season against one of 3 other unbeaten clubs, Manchester citys money men.
The obvious prediction is that the claret and blue army are going to face an unsuccessful journey upto the etihad stadium. but im tryin to stay optimistic.
In recent years yes we have struggled for performances at the city of Manchester stadium but under mcleish we have tightened up at the back a lot. i know we havent faced anyone of Manchester citys calibre but still i feel we can frustrate them and with a bit of luck come away with at least a point. fingers crossed
it will all come down to one part of the pitch, the midfield. i believe we need some steel in there i would replace Delph with Heskey as we don't really have anyone else. i would like to see bannan play as he can create something out of nothing and as we would only be playing the counter attack he could make that moment of magic for gabby and bent to latch onto.
one man who will have it all to prove tomorrow. a certain Mr shay given. no doubt he will once again show what a great keeper he has been this season and what a mistake from man city for letting him go. he could be the difference between us keeping our unbeaten run or not
one thing that has to happen what ever the result is this is just one away game against a team challenging for the PL and if we get anything out of it its a bonus. next weeks home game against the baggies is a lot more essential to get a result from so the mcleish haters need to stay in their box after the final whistle
man city 0 - 0 aston villa