Taking the new-manager ‘boing’ out of the Baggies

As I look back to my feelings before last night’s game with West Brom, for the first time properly this season, I felt somewhat nervous. This is mainly due to the baggies having newly appointed Sam Allardyce at the helm. Although ‘Big Sam’s’ notorious style doesn’t strike fear into an opponent, his stubborn style of defending and our inability to see off Burnley last time out, did worry me.

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Match Preview: Burnley vs Aston Villa

It hasn’t been a great time for Villa recently, has it?

Despite a vital win against Norwich on Boxing Day, we have lost 5 out of our last 6 matches. Our last game, against Watford, saw one of our most abject performances in recent times, causing us to lose 3-0 against a team who had 10 men for over 30 second half minutes and heaping the concerns of relegation on to us further.

But today marks the start of the January transfer window and a chance for Villa to bolster the squad ahead of our relegation fight.

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