Sunday, 15 March 2009

Aston Villa are like Samson but Arsenal can only get stronger

If you are aware of mythology then you may well be familiar with the story of Samson, an exceptionally strong hero of the Israelites who had tremendous physical strength.

The source of his strength came from his long, thick hair. While Samson was asleep one night, his girlfriend Delilah cut off his hair. She had tricked him into revealing where his strength came from.

Samson grew weak and the Philistines seized him. They put out his eyes and chained him to pillars in the temple of their god Dagon.

After a time Samson's hair grew back, and his strength returned. During a celebration in the temple, Samson pulled down the pillars to which he was chained. The temple collapsed, killing Samson and all the Philistines inside.

Aston Villa remind me of Samson. They appeared to have power, pace and thrived in a 4-5-1 formation. Since Emile Heskey arrived in January they have changed from a formation that served them well into a 4-4-2 and appear to have lost their powers.

I've always been confident that Arsenal would overtake Aston Villa at some stage but I wonder why Martin O'Neill would change a formation that was working so well for his side?

Arsenal are going from strength to strength and with players like Fabregas, Rosicky and Adebayor to come back will only get stronger.

The defeat against Tottenham today may leave the Aston Villa players crushed mentally while Arsenal appear to be getting into their stride, and in perfect time too.

Arsenal have an edge over Villa now. And like Samson, Aston Villa may find it's too late to regain the early season strength that they had.

Keep it Goonerish..........

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

1st

Anonymous said...

What a bitch! Lol. Nice analogy though

Wrighty7 said...

3rd! Ha ha

Anonymous said...

VILLA ARE GONE IN 60 SECONDS,THANK YOU STOKE

Anonymous said...

WRIGHTY7 DOES DOGGING OUTSIDE HOMEBASE

Wrighty7 said...

I dont dog outside Homebase so get your facts right.

It's B&Q actually.

Anonymous said...

weakness of your analogy is that Samson (not mythology by the way) killed his enemies - which would mean Villa getting into Champ league ahead of us - can't see that happening.

Danish Gooner said...

We still have to face Chelsea,Pool and Manure so expect it to be very tight in the end.

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaay 4th!

Anonymous said...

it'll be a close race. might get the 4th place on goal difference! the games vs manure pool and chelski will be too exciting to watch :o

Rhinogooner said...

Mythology? Not quite. It's from the Bible mate not the Odyssey. That makes it history...

Anonymous said...

By dumping the UEFA Cup, O'Neill put his team under too much pressure to finish in the CL position. It is telling on them now. I think it will be tight between us but its in our hands now

Spike said...

Sooo, the bible is factual now??? Don't think so!

Anyway, where are all those Viallns that invaded this site telling us how we were finished and they, "100% deffo" were gonna finish top4???

Not saying we have made it yet, but their silencve is golden baby!

Anonymous said...

Trust Danish Gooner to add a gloomy note after a 4-0 victory. He really is a miserable git.

Anonymous said...

So, the story of Samson isn't mythological? There really was a bloke who lost his strength when he got his hair cut and later pushed down pillars with his bare hands, causing an entire temple that had stood for hundreds of years to collapse? Jeez, Rhinogooner, I never knew that. But now the Old Testament has been declared FACT by such an authority as yourself I'll obviously have to rethink all those stories I thought were mythical and/or symbolic, starting with Moses parting the Red Sea. How the fuck did he do that? I guess that's why they call it faith.

Anonymous said...

Nice one wrighty. Weird suporting the spuds yesterday.
It looked like Villa's next two games would be our chance to catch up some points, but who would have expected us to be 4th before they're even played.
So Heskey is Villa's barber - like it.

Mark Modi said...

Good to be back in four. We still have Manu, Liver, Cheal to play and to catch up. With this kind of season where it is just like a pinball game, we can put sight for a better finish than forth. Maybe this time the other top 3 will have their barber. All we need to do know is to win all the game and continue our unbeaten run. Maybe, I say maybe, we will have a happier ending rather than 4th place. As for CL and FA Cup, anybody can win it now. Go on Gunners, don't disappoint us. Give us your faithful fans something to cheer.

gazzap said...

villa had to go 4-4-2 because their one up front (agbonlahor) has totally lost his form. Even if MON had persisted with 4-5-1 they would still be in this position. but 4-4-2 does them no favours. they found a formula that worked. Its hard to just stumble across winning formulas. They need to hope they get some luck or form back because they are looking pretty average right now.