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The last Premier League match that any player of Aston Villa has managed to score a single goal was back in December 20 of 2014 when Aston Villa rescued one point from their match when facing off with Manchester United.
Aston Villa is the lowest scoring team in the entire Premier League after only managing to score 11 goals in 22 matches.
Their current situation in the Premier League is one that worries many fans and supporters of the club but there are many other things which are going on that puts the future of the club into a mist of doubt and uncertainty. Read the rest of this entry »
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Roy Keane spent less than 5 months as the assistant manager of Paul Lambert in Aston Villa as the Irish football manager left his position in the Premier League on November 28 of the current year and as soon as he left there were reports claiming that he left because his presence in the English team was toxic as he delivered negative vibes and influence to the team with the manager even having issues with certain players but Paul Lambert has stepped up and rejected those claims.
Paul Lambert was starting to feel frustrated by the influence and the false information that the media has been spreading around involving Roy Keane as Lambert stated that all of it was untrue: “There were no issues whatsoever. I spoke to Roy this morning and had a chat last night as well. The guy is run off his feet with his Irish commitments and I respected that. It is absolute nonsense what has been written about him.
“I find it bizarre because Roy was great for me, great for everybody at the football club. So I have nothing but thanks for Roy for coming in. There weren’t any bad words on anything.That is the disappointing thing, to read a headline whereby people said there was a poisonous atmosphere here when Roy was here. That is laughable.”
Roy Keane will continue his coaching career by focusing more on the Irish national football team where he also plays an assistant manager role along with Paul Lambert meanwhile Aston Villa is going through a fairly better campaign in the Premier League as they are safely above the bottom relegation zone which is slightly better than the previous season where they just barely managed to survive.
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Aston Villa arguably has had the most difficult set of fixtures during the opening stages of the Premier League as the squad of Paul Lambert has already faced off against Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City within these past 2 months between September and October.
Even with all of these tough matches and opponents that Aston Villa has played with, they have still managed to hold their ground and main themselves in the center of the Premier League standings and are fairly safe away from the bottom relegation zone.
This achievement is even more impressive for Aston Villa if you take into consideration the passive transfer window that they enjoyed in summer as the club stayed within a budget of around €7 million after having signed: Joe Cole, Phillipe Senderos, Keiran Richardson, Tom Cleverley, Aly Cissokho and Carlos Sanchez.
Those aren’t bad players at all but do not bring a sense of excitement or thrill to the fans of the club. The transfer window will re-open in January and there are a few coaches that already are talking with the respective chairman’s of the club and have begun to establish a budget for their winter targets.
Lambert said, “I’ve spoken to the Villa chief executive Tom Fox about January. It all depends on personnel and injuries and ultimately the decision will come from the chairman and what he wants to do. But he’s never once said to me ‘you can’t do x, y or z’. You put it to him and if he thinks it’s fine, he will do it. He’s never once had any rejections. If he thinks it’s right and it’s right for the football club he will do it, if not, he will tell me so. That’s what you want someone who is being honest.”
One of the potential winter signings of Paul Lambert is Cagliari’s Albin Ekdal. The Swedish player from Caglari has made an impressive start of the season after scoring a hat-trick a few weeks ago when playing against Inter Milan and Paul Lambert has started to take an interest in the 25 year old midfielder.
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