Leeds is a crucial game in our quest for promotion. But then again, all games from here on in are. We’re now at a tipping point. We have done extremely well in this tough period of games. Far better than I imagined was possible when Smith took the reigns. And with better game management we could have done even better. But we simply have to get back to winning ways tomorrow or we can kiss goodbye to any hopes of automatic promotion.
Everyone can see the importance of this Leeds game, It’s a season-defining game for me. If we win, then we claw back points and look ahead to a less difficult set of fixtures, well at least on paper. Whilst those above us enter a period where they will be taking points off each other. And by the time we kick off tomorrow, the pressure could well and truly be cranked up another notch depending on how results go today.
Were going to have to get through this festive period without Jack
As your well aware we were without Jack last time out. And in my opinion, we missed him. He’s still out injured and unavailable for Leeds. So we have to adjust. That’s what good teams do when they are missing key figures. They find away. Besides, it’s a team game and if we’re going to rely on one man to make us tick. Well, then we have not moved on in years.
Transfer window and the first bit of business done
Welcome, Lovre Kalinic – Orjan Nyland now as competition let the best man be No1. It’s good we have been proactive, identified a target and got it over the line so early.
Leeds Villa Match facts
- Aston Villa are unbeaten in their past three matches against Leeds United, drawing twice whilst winning the most recent fixture – 1-0 at Villa Park last season.
- Over the 84 previous league meetings between Aston Villa and Leeds, both sides have won 28 matches each, while also playing out 28 draws.
- No team has scored in more Championship games this season than Leeds United and Aston Villa (21 each).
- Aston Villa are unbeaten in seven games (W4 D3), although they’ve conceded 11 goals in their last five (netted 16 in return).
- Leeds United have won five consecutive league games for the first time since December 2009. The Whites last embarked upon a longer such run during a nine-game streak ending in September 2009.
- Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham has had a hand in 39 goals in just 57 Championship appearances in his career (35 goals, 4 assists), netting 12 and assisting one this term.
I want to take this opportunity to wish all users and their families of this site, and Villa fans in general. A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Thanks for all your support these last 12 months and lets hope come May we are back where we belong.