What's happened to Aston Villa's season since December? A terrible loss of form, some highly damaging injuries and a seeming loss of confidence and direction during games. But while the men struggle, the women are doing the business! Many congratulations to Gemma Davies on winning the Championship Manager of the Month for December. Villa have a majestic lead at the top of the table. Dean Smith's attacking-style looks more like Paul Lambert and Steve Bruce's ill-fated teams. He’s struggling with a lack of options. So what now? A great win at Burnley but at the cost of two awful injuries to Heaton and Wesley, a draw in the first-leg of the Carabao semi, but heavy defeat at home to Manchester City. What can we hope for in the transfer window? Will Christian Purslow stick with Dean Smith? Who's responsible for this? Here's Howard and Jonny and YOUR contributions.