Three conclusions: Blackburn Rovers 0-4 Aston Villa, Premier League

Ollie Irish

29th, November 2007


78134898.jpgNo.1 Fine performances from Gareth Barry, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ashley Young and Scott Carson are a plus point for Villa – but that can be a double-edged sword for any Prem side not in the Big Four. Man Utd and co. will be looking more closely at Villa’s star performers (maybe not Arsenal, who don’t generally sign talented young Englishmen), with a view to making an approach in the January transfer window.
No.2 Marlon Harewood scored his 100th league goal last night. Is he the shittest striker to manage this feat? Help me out – I’m struggling to think of a worse one…
No.3 Rovers fans shouldn’t panic. Like Man City’s 6-0 defeat by Chelsea, this was a freak result. I’d still tip Blackburn to finish above Villa in the table, provided they can hold onto Mark Hughes for the remainder of the season.
What did you learn from this game?

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  1. ura nob says:

    4-0 aint a freak performance, its a thumping mate!4 wins on the bounce, 3 away from home! face it we kicked Blackburns sorry asses!

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Thanks for your measured, articulate comment ura…

  3. Dom says:

    Four wins on the trot isn’t really difficult when you played Boro, Birmingham and Derby last is it?
    I sat there and watched Villa get pounded all the way through the first half. The free kick that went in was their first chance on goal.
    Dowd is a fat moron and hates us after Hughes called him useless last season, for another stupid sending off. He shouldn’t be allowed to referee our home games. Even the Villa fans were laughing at his decisions because they were that ridiculous. Especially denying us a penalty for blatant handball.
    Nelsen being given straight red for a foul in the box when he clearly wasn’t the last man was the turning point and left a gaping hole in our defence. Villa exploited this, and quite rightly so. They played better later in the second half, but not four goals better.

  4. Chringle says:

    I learned to read during this game.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “(maybe not Arsenal, who don’t generally sign talented young Englishmen)”
    I think they should be careful from the Arsenal front too now they’ve got some spending money… Although Man U and Chelsea are the big dangers, true.

  6. Colin Kazim-Richards says:

    Marlon Harewood is pretty bloody awful, I’ll give you that, but I’m confident I can top it. Ade Akinbiyi’s goals total in all competitions? 131!

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