A few years ago, when he put pen to paper on a deal seeing him move to Villa Park from Rapid Vienna, the name Andreas Weimann would of meant very little to many die hard Villains. However now even the tamest of Villa fan knows exactly who the big striker is. Andi Weimann has become a poster boy for Lamberts philosophy, and Villa fans cant speak highly enough of the young Austrian.
After making an impact comparable to a drop in the Mediterranean sea, Weimann was shipped out on loan to championship club Watford, in January 2011. This is where Andreas got the goalscoring juices flowing, where he netted four times in 19 games.
When Weimann returned to the Villa reserve ranks, he was scoring goals like they were going out of fashion, netting two hat-tricks in quick succession. This followed a call up to the first team squad, and sure enough on the 10th march 2012 he scored that scrappy goal against Fulham to secure a 1-0 victory, and also take a bit of pressure of former manager Alex Mcleish.
So, Weimann had come from the abyss, to scoring in the premier league, a dream for many, but things got better and better for the young whipper-snapper. This season, Andreas has thrived off the support from current gaffer Paul Lambert has has found some scintillating form at times, netting twice against Manchester United and Norwich City respectively.
Thus far, Andy has netted 6 times this season, while also providing good support for the likes of Christian Benteke. The Australian has really become a fan favourite and Im sure in a few years he will be seen as a Hero at Villa Park.