Aston Villa: We Finally Won A Game - Now Let's Go For The Cups!

Paul Lambert celebrated his first win as Villa boss, but the Scot still has plenty of work to do in the transfer market to get the squad up to scratch.
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Paul Lambert celebrated his first win as Villa boss, but the Scot still has plenty of work to do in the transfer market to get the squad up to scratch.

Jump for the sky Aston Villa have won their first game. I mean the bloody cheek of it and there was Colin Murray predicting an upset on Radio 5 too.

This game will be forgotten in the mists of time because for Villa fans Tranmere in the league cup will only ever mean that magical Sunday evening in 1994.

“You do the Ozzy Bozzy, knees bent, arms stretched SAVE SAVE SAVE” we were one penalty kick from losing but our Aussie hero did the business and we went to  Wembley for the first time in 25 years.

And we won the thing too. Imagine that. Actually winning something.

This season should be all about the cups, I’d rather finish lower in the league due to a cup run which will live in the minds forever than get a few places higher in a ridiculous league which 95 per cent of the teams can never win.

Lambert has only been here a few weeks and it is interesting seeing him trying to fashion a decent side out of what he inherited.

This game will be forgotten in the mists of time because for Villa fans Tranmere in the league cup will only ever mean that magical Sunday evening in 1994.

He will have a job, this crop of players is a poor one and losing our first two games, although one was against an on-fire Everton team, will have got the alarm bells ringing and the chequebook loosened.

Winning would have only papered over the cracks. We need more Lamberts Lions and not the pussy cats he inherited a lot of whom are squad players at best and not first team regulars.

If Bannan, The Fonz, Albrighton etc were good enough they would have already nailed down a place but none have ever strung five good games in a row and that is a worry. And now the best of the crop Gary Gardner is crocked again we might need to bring in a quality midfielder unless Mr Delph can fulfil his potential.

With senior pros like Dunne, Warnock and Given creaking and making regular howlers we have our fair share of dead wood.

McLeish managed to ship out some and now Lambert will have to finish the job, not that getting rid of highly paid footballers from the club is not easy.

With senior pros like Dunne, Warnock and Given creaking and making regular howlers we have our fair share of dead wood.

We are in desperate need of a striker to either play with Bent or push him for his place because our forward play now seems to depend on what side of the bed Stephen Ireland gets out of bed.

And though he looks silky against sides like Tranmere he can go missing in games, and with Bent’s rubbish work-rate that can be lethal against decent teams.

Anyway, The Premier League is back this weekend and I fully expect the Villa to put up a decent fight against Newcastle but lose, leaving us rock bottom as we go into the international break.

Not that means anything, I can finally see the flicker of fight in our team, something that has been missing for years.

Up the Villa…

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