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Villa Shows Life, Edges Toffees 1-0

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, International

By Christopher Boulay

With all of the turmoil that Villa is experiencing at the moment, they really came together and grinded out a win against a tough, but also struggling Everton side on Sunday.

The Villains went ahead in the ninth minute from a strike by defender Luke Young (photo), but they were lucky to hold on. Everton dominated the possession; which was nearly 60-40.  The Toffees also outshot Villa eight to five on target and six to four off.

Luke Young Celebrates Scoring 1st goal with team mate Ashley Young Aston Villa 2010/11 Aston Villa V Everton (1-0) 29/08/10 The Premier League Photo Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

The thing is, a win is a win, and with six points from three games, the Villains stand in fourth place. One of the few positives Villa fans can look at is deceiving at best. First off, Everton isn’t playing well at all, and Villa barely pulled out the win. Second, Villa still hasn’t addressed their most pressing need, which is a new manager. Three matches in, and already out of Europe, the Villains are still stuck with Kevin MacDonald. Luckily, Villa announced today that they want a manager with Premier League experience, something that MacDonald does not have. Villa has to act fast, as they really need a new manager before the international break ends to build some sort of cohesion before their next match against Stoke City on September 13.

Now that United States National Team manager Bob Bradley has reached an agreement to extend his current contract to 2014, the attention turns to Europe. Unluckily for Villa supporters, rumors are that Villa want David Moyes, the current manager at Everton.

Let’s put it in as plain terms as possible – Moyes is beyond an awful choice. He has a very talented team in his hands already, and cannot do anything with them. This would be an incredible downgrade from Martin O’Neill, who probably was one of the top four managers in the league the past couple seasons. Dutch manager Ronald Koeman is another name that is being linked to the job, but his resume is sketchy, at best.

Other than Moyes, no one seems to be mentioned that has Premier League experience. It remains to be seen what Villa do, but the Scotsman is not the right choice.

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