Downing: “Villa will see this as winnable “

Downing overheadStewart Downing – grateful to see the team win against Burnley is hopeful we will finally start to hit the net  in the weekend game against his former club Aston Villa.

There, Tim Sherwood’s scored a 3-2 win over Everton at the weekend which lifted them to fourteenth place although they remain just two points above the relegation places.with three games remaining.

After us they travel to Southampton and Burnley before meeting Arsenal in the FA Cup Final so they will see their last home game as a hugely important affair.

Downing knows there is a tough test ahead saying:“ They have done ever so well since Tim Sherwood came in. They had a big result against Liverpool in the FA Cup and it’s helped us in the league.

“They’ll probably target us as a winnable game, but if we create our chances like we do and take them better than we have done, I think we can go there and beat them.”


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8 comments on “Downing: “Villa will see this as winnable “

  1. Doubtful Stuart Sam will play his celebrated 4-6-0 against a free scoring villa side!!!!

  2. This player and others are completely stoned… ok, we won against Burnley (wow!) but some players have short memories… before Burnley a complete joke.
    Villa is playing really well, I saw their match against City, they have an attitude and a way to play totally different from ours.
    Said that, I hope we’ll win, but I predict the usual sophisticated starting lineup with a lone forward and Nolan.


  3. Downing is fast becoming BFS new boy with Nolan now looking like he is moving on maybe Downing thinks he can be adopted,
    Villa are still not safe Burke will have his first big game against Benteke if he is not dropped with fatigue,
    Let’s hope we get a couple of weak penalty,s and half there team get sent off we might scrape a draw,

  4. Downing is right about Villa seeing us as 3 more points towards safety.Bubs is also right imo saying Downing is looking to be adopted by BFS. Downing was quoted as saying he wants Allardyce to stay.”Good grief” back to the garden for me.

  5. Dowming is definately becoming Hippoheads baby hippo,he is only backing Sam because he plays him even though he hqs been pretty poor recently.Villa will love the thought of playing us,they know we are more than beatable,they probably expect to beat us.That is how low we have sunk in recent months.No away win in the Prem since Dec 2 or 3rd for us.Ofc Villa will fancy it.I saw BFS on his Manager on Monday on the official site is still telling everyone that though the points haul recently has been disappointing the performances have been excellant.He is delusional.Three games to go & the reign or terror is over 😉

    • ahahha… “Manager on Monday” should be called “The Clown Corner”… it’s better then Mr Bean’s show.. lol

      • *than not then… ops

        • Haha,i know,i should avoid reading it,but i do it through curiosity to see how hippohead is still talking up his achievements this season,it is funny to read much of it.Sometimes i think i have been watching a different team in a different season to the one he talks about on there,lol 😉

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