The season goes from worse to worser to worsest for Aston Villa and the Christmas period hasn't been much different. There was a glimmer of hope in the performance against West Ham United, just enough to make supporters wonder whether a miraculous escape might be possible after all. Sadly, two days later, any remaining hope was dashed.
In this week's Aston Villa Review we use the phrase "by our standards" a lot in order to try and squeeze some positives out of the West Ham match. There's a cursory nod to the Bank Holiday defeat at Norwich City, some choice words about a former player and brief previews of the upcoming games against Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers. Warning: negativity.
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