- Jan 17, 2015
- Reaction score
- Dr Tony's Villa Revolution
Villa were very good today and deserved the win (I was there), but going forward I'm still not overly convinced with them unless changes are made in the summer. They've clearly improved under Sherwood and they should stay up, as I predicted when he took over, but I still think he's a manager for getting the best out of players in the short term and will struggle to take Villa much further up the table next season. He deserves the chance though.
I actually thought Villa created very little today, and their third goal came against the run of play at a time when Everton looked like scoring every time they came forward. They still have problems at the back and far too often they resort back to the side-to-side passing that typified Lambert's reign at the club which is all too easy to defend against.
Saying that, Delph and Grealish were fantastic and if you create chances for Benteke he'll score more often than not. After the shit they've been through in recent years league survival and a cup final appearance is a big achievement.
I said it first! And do remember that Sherwood hasn't even had a pre-season with the lads yet, and is playing with entirely Lambert's squad. If we keep hold of Benteke and make some smart signings, we'll do very well next season imo.