I'm a simple man in so much I like simple things to be simple. Putting together IKEA furniture should never be simple or mastering knitting. I accept that when things are more complicated they take more time and they can be more frustrating.

I think you know where I'm going with this.

If you didn't, it's simple. Before Friday, we started with four at the back, two holding midfielders, three attacking midfielders and a striker. We scored eight goals in two games. So why on Friday did we start with three at the back?

It baffles me that when something is going right, the manager decides to change. And I'm one of his biggest supporters but this type of stuff really does baffle me. It's not as if we didn't have the players to play four at the back because mid way through the first half we changed it and we started to look better.

In fact, the second half was much better when we decided to put a right back at right back. This, for me is an amateur mistake and in this League you can not act as if it's your first job. He should know better. I don't mean to sound disrespectful and again I'm one of the managers biggest supporters, but this isn't something I have come up with since Friday, I've banged the drum on this for years and most recently last week!

In other news

If you didn't know and that would surprise me, we signed Robert Snodgrass from West Ham on a season-long loan and I wrote about this last week too. I hope there is no bedding in time or time for him to get to know the players and the style of play.

I hope the manager also quickly finds that style of play otherwise this could look like a big mistake. I hope it doesn't and I secretly don't think it will, but bringing in players this far into the season, probably only for me, can be disruptive and that can go either way.

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Author: Damian
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Damian started The Villa Blog as a passion project quite a few years ago while he was living in South Africa. Now living in Sweden, it continues. He's originally from Chasetown and grew up when supporting Villa meant there was a real chance of silverware at the start of every season.

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