I’m gutted that none of you have questioned why I haven’t posted lately.
I could have pegged out and none of you would care, it seems!
Nah, I’m only joking; the site is most important and my views are only the same as any other Villa fan’s.
The truth is, I didn’t get time to do a preview of the Peterborough game and didn’t even hear a single thing about it while it was being played.
But once I heard that Bruce had made 10 changes and we’d lost 3-1, after being thoroughly out-played, so I was totally despondent.
Many of you will know my stance regarding cup games and my belief in playing every game to win, as old-fashioned as it might be and Bruce went 100% against that.
He says he put out a side that he thought should have beaten the Posh, but to me that’s rubbish.
For a club the size of Aston Villa to lose so convincingly to a League One side, at HOME, is an utter disgrace, it’s as simple as that, in my opinion.
And I’d be very quick to say that it just proves that our second string, particularly the kids, just are not good enough.
Except, the only saving grace for me is that making 10 changes is asking for trouble and not giving the players a chance from the off.
While I can see the argument that we need to concentrate on the league, I just can’t see why we couldn’t have made fewer changes and used the game as training, with the aim being to actually win.
Bruce is frankly a disgrace for practically conceding the game and has gone down massively in my estimation.
I will never admit that we aren’t good enough to try and win any game that is thrown at us, plain and simple.
Hence me just deciding to take a few days away from what’s happening at Aston Villa.
Yet while Bruce couldn’t give a toss about the cups (where Posh brought 4-5000 supporters?) so he’s concentrating on the league.
Which means he’s made a rod for his own back now.
If we don’t beat Forest, he should expect the same backlash that MON got after the Stoke game that followed a similar poor attempt at winning in Europe.
And rightly so.
So I have to give this post a title, yet I don’t really know what to write.
“Sod the cups, we’re going for the league” seems apt, but it doesn’t feel right.
And then I’m seeing rumours, where someone has put a £3 million bid in for Davis.
Where does this sort of crap come from?
He’s just signed a new contract, for a start and if a club wanted him, I’d suggest we’d be looking at nearer £10 million.
Which of course is stupid money.
But we paid £15 million for McCormack, who proved a total disaster.
Talking of whom, should we bring him back, after scoring 10 in 15 or whatever in the A league?
Not a chance, as a) it’s a piss-poor league and b) RM and Bruce loathe each other.
Forget that one totally, I’d say.
About the only half decent rumour I’ve seen is Ulloah, or however you spell it.
Decent player, but I wonder why he can’t get a game?
I expect very little to happen in the window, maybe the two loans in, apart.
In the meantime, I’m trying to gee myself up for the Forest game.
But I’m finding it difficult to get motivated, given how volatile our play is.
The thought of another 5-1 whupping of Bristol City has me licking my lips.
But we all know it isn’t going to happen.
That’s for another day, though.