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What's ailing the Villains?

Updated: December 9, 2010, 8:08 AM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Aston Villa has won just one of its past nine league games -- and that lone victory was against a second-string Blackpool side. Couple this with a Carling Cup exit to fierce rival Birmingham, and it's been a poor couple of months for Villa. Here are five reasons it's going all wrong for Villa:

1. Formation isn't working

Martin O'Neill, who left just before the season started, was a strict advocate of 4-4-2. That system worked well for Villa, because it meant Gabriel ...

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