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After losing star wingers Stewart Downing and Ashley Young in the same transfer window, Charles N’Zogbia was supposed to be the updated mastermind of the Aston Villa offense.
This prediction has come true, but only if "mastermind" has a definition identical to the word “liability.”
N’Zogbia simply did not show up in his first half season for the Villans. To make matters worse, he continued to be supplied as if he was in top form. Villa seemed to try and force the poor form out of their new signing by simply overusing him, a strategy used many times before, often unsuccessfully.
N’Zogbia has started to play more like his class the last couple of matches. He seems to finally feel comfortable at Villa Park,
In order to win over the Villa faithful, though, he will need to fulfill some of the enormous expectations laid on him after the departure of his predecessors.