I’m seeing some commenters on here beginning to question where we stand in the scheme of what is English football and I think this needs addressing.
No, we aren’t the draw we were, but we are still a MASSIVE club.
The fact that I constantly hear supporters of the top 4 clubs, as well as many others (even noses), asking what is currently going on, makes me realise that footy fans generally don’t want to see us in this current situation.
We even had a boggie intimating exactly that, just last night on here. This just re-affirms it for me.
While the current tripe football is what we have to endure, we should realise that we really are a top club.
Let’s look at the positives;
We genuinely have one of the finest histories in the game; that’s without doubt and surely cannot be questioned, even though much of it was early days.
Even then, we’ve won everything, including “big ears”.
We have one of the finest stadiums in the British game; that’s also unquestionable.
You know that’s true when you have had Liverpool fans (as I have) drooling, in this respect.
One of our directors practically started the game as we know it. That’s also undeniable.
We can still attract a very good crowd, if there’s decent fair on offer.
The point is, we have many things in our favour and while the current rubbish we’re being offered isn’t great (to say the least), we should not let things get us down too much.
Is this a desperate rallying call, in troubled times?
Am I deluded?
Some of you might see it like that, but I don’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I bitch and moan along with the best of them. That’s what the game is about.
It’s just a reminder of what we really are, as viewed from the vast majority of fans of the game.
What we are seeing is only temporary, in my opinion and we will always be a MASSIVE club.
Yes, times are hard, but trust me, many old timers on here will attest that if you can hack it as it is now, so it makes top achievements all the more better.
Keep the faith and let’s not forget what we are;
We are ASTON VILLA.