Many Aston Villa fans have debated the impact of midfielder Conor Hourihane this season in the Premier League.
Republic of Ireland international Hourihane joined Villa in January 2017 and featured regularly during their stint in the Championship, but playing time this season has somewhat become less and less.
Dean Smith’s side find themselves currently sitting 19th in England’s top flight, nervously waiting a decision on the outcome of the 2019/2020 season.
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With the Claret and Blue side looking to beat off relegation and continue in the Premier League through to next season, Hourihane’s impact has now been discussed amongst fans of the club via social media.
The 29-year-old has been much the subject of conversation of late amongst fans of the club, having given his thoughts on the future of teammate Grealish, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
Reacting to a question posed by Twitter account @VillaTilliDie, fans gave their opinion on the £5.4m-valued midfielder..
💭 Are Villa a better side ‘With’ or ‘Without’ Conor Hourihane? #AVFC
— VillaTilliDie (@VillaTil1Die) May 11, 2020
Although his stats in the Premier League aren’t great – 3 goals and 2 assists in 18 appearances – our win rate is better with him IN the side this season. And there’s no one better at a set piece.
— Simon Fairclough (@cloug4ie) May 11, 2020
Can sometimes be better when he comes off the bench, always worse when he starts it would seem.
— richard gough (@AVgoffy) May 11, 2020
Depends who we’re playing
— Richard Birch (@Birchy1788) May 11, 2020
Without. This really isn’t even debatable.
— Conradreturns5 (@conradreturns5) May 11, 2020
Good squad player but that’s it I’m afraid
— Lord Neil Taylor 🇬🇧 (@LordNeilTaylor) May 11, 2020
Bang average goes missing way too much
— L.B (@lukebellendxx) May 11, 2020
Without, He doesn’t offer much from open play
— Andrew Horton (@villandrew) May 11, 2020
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