@ Captain - Davies isn't a joke, but knight is. The problem with the Aston Villa defense is not the level of skill, but the command. We have no commanding defenders anymore, esp. since Laursen was injured and had to leave. The skill exists in our defense, but we can't bring it together because no-one commands the defense like him. If we had Rio Ferdinand, problem solved, but that ain't gonna happen.
Barry would be good, people forget he is a commanding defender... but we need him as a midfielder too and it just wont work.
3 defenders is what we need and one of them needs to be powerful over other defenders.