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Defining week ahead



Friday’s remarkable 3-3 draw with Sheffield United has left Villa fans feeling mixed emotions in what was only the start of a huge and possibly defining week.
Undoubtedly coming from 3-0 down so late on felt like a win, however the previous 80 minutes were some of the worst seen at Villa Park this season.
Poor communication, poor positioning, poor passing and more against an impressive, industrious Sheffield United team managed by Chris Wilder led to what seemed like a deserved hiding. However the huge positive of somehow returning with a point highlights some plusses.
Firstly, the point itself means yet another draw, Villa having already drawn more than another club in the football league this season. It also could go on to prove to be a hugely important one. Secondly, it showed there is fight and perhaps a never say die attitude in the side despite the frustration of repeated lapses defensively.
Andre Green coming on to grab a winner after so many injury woes and a recall from his recent loan spell at Portsmouth was a real sweet sight for the Villa faithful.
Glenn Whelan also came on at 3-0 down and put in a performance that deserves both credit and regard from those that seem to ridicule him week in week out. The contrast in performance to Mile Jedinak in the first half couldn’t have been clearer and he combatted well.
Whelan seems to have been an easy target and a scapegoat at times when other players continue to look average at best and inconsistent.

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