Spot the difference:
Under David O’Leary, Aston Villa’s players looked like a shower of disinterested journeymen.
Under Martin O’Neill, Aston Villa’s players look like a united team capable of finishing in the top six.
The only conclusion I can draw is that O’Leary (pictured) is a crap manager, or at least a crap man-manager. He must be feeling sick as the proverbial parrot right now. With every spirited Villa performance, O’Neill is making him look worse and worse. We always knew that O’Neill was a special manager (why didn’t the FA do everything in their power to make him England boss? Oh yes, it’s because they’re idiots) but Villa’s impressive start to the season has really shown O’Leary up. I almost feel sorry for him. Almost.