Manager: Martin O’Neill
Ground: Villa Park
Pitch size: 115 x 75 yards
Year formed: 1874
Nickname: The Villa, The Villans, The Lions
Goal Keeping: B/B-
Martin O’Neill has quite a bit of talent accumulated. What can they do with it in the coming season? That being said they have the talent to push for a spot in Europe.
Scott Carson represents a solid future joining Villa on loan for the season. I’d like to see his work in the coming months. Lots claim Carson to be a England hopeful but he’s going to have to really show some strong performances to push his way into the starting eleven. Who is Carson kidding to make the substitutes bench he’s going to have to make a solid push. Carson should be solid enough to help Villa regain their status in the Premiership.
Laursen is a capable defender. He represents a solid foundation for O’Neill to build from. Villa could really use some extra depth at the back. If O’Neill is going to add something before the close of the August window I’d hope it to be at the back.
Barry, Reo-Coker and Petrov should hold down the middle. Villa need to find a real creative outside presence to add to these three. Look to France but I have a feeling that O’Neill will probably go after youth from England. They could have made a play on a player like Adu, but he doesn’t want to play wide any longer in his career. Let’s hope Lerner loosens the purse strings and then that O’Neill makes a wise purchase.
John Carew is going to bring trouble to several defenses in the coming term. Add on Ashley Young, Luke Moore, and Gabriel Agbonlahor and the attack at Villa should be fun to watch. I’m not sure why they added Harewood, he blows. Carew’s height and overall ability make all of the players around him that much better. Let’s hope he gets the proper supply and support. If not I could see Carew growing bored and looking for a change of scenery.