Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Premiership Preview Part 2 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Aleksandar Tonev
(Lech Poznan) Undisclosed
Jores Okore (FC Nordsjaelland) Undisclosed
Leandro Bacuna (FC Groningen) Undisclosed
Nicklas Helenius (Aalborg BK) Undisclosed
Antonio Luna (Sevilla) Undisclosed
Jed Steer (Norwich) Undisclosed

Richard Dunne
(Queens Park Rangers) Free
Jean II Makoun Released
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) Free
Andy Marshall Released
Brett Holman Released
Derrick Williams (Bristol City) Undisclosed

Positives: A stable summer and a few new faces even if they are fairly unknown to the casual fan at least this summer for Villa in the first time in aeons it has been a stable summer and Paul Lambert has the full backing of the Villa support as well which is also a positive.

The signing of a new contract for Christian Benteke. He contributed 49 percent of all of Villa's goals last season and after he handed in a transfer request at the summer he was persuaded to do a u-turn and sign a new four year contract instead and if the has a season like he had last Villa should be a comfortable mid-table team this season.

Negatives: Thin Squad and lack of experience in it. Any player that was along for the ride last season at Villa Park would have been battle hardened and better for that experience but I think Villa would still have been benifited of adding a two 25 plus players to their squad just to balance things out a little bit as I think this team can still be capable of  producing horror shows like the 8-0 loss to Chelsea last season. It is good that the squad is young and the investment of youth is a good thing in any club but a bit of experience would not go astray either for Villa and they still have time to rectify that of course if they so wish before the window closes. Also they might struggle to win any of their first three games as they are Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Predicted Position: 11th

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