It’s confirmed then, Sherwood it is.

Tim Sherwood

For once, I actually called something correctly and Tim Sherwood has been confirmed as our next manager.
I gave my reasons as to why I thought he might be the choice in the previous post, so I won’t go over that again.
What’s surprised me though, is how fast the deal has been done and I’m actually quite impressed.

There are two options as to how we’ve gone about things, in my opinion.
We’ve either panicked and done it all in what? two days?
Or this has been planned for a while and Fox has been negotiating with Sherwood quietly behind the scenes.
I suspect and hope it was probably the latter, although I can’t say I’d be pleased if that’s the way we go about business, ie doing a deal behind Lambert’s back. But this is Football and the whole game seems to have a different set of rules, doesn’t it?

So there we go, Sherwood it is then.

It’s good that we’ve appointed him before tomorrow’s game against Leicester, as I was quite prepared for us to lose, so we could concentrate all our energy on the league. Now that we have a manager though, my attitude has changed and I want us to go all out to win the game.

I won’t say it’s a stunning appointment, but I do think it’s a decent one, given our current requirements. Let’s hope Sherwood can hit the ground running eh?
I think we can expect some fireworks in the next few weeks, as it would seem he doesn’t mince his words, which is probably why some people dislike him with a passion.
Personally, I think this is exactly what’s needed, as many fans, even neutral ones, think that our team ought to be performing better than it is in reality.
Which to me says that certain players are far too comfortable.

I really don’t care who he falls out with, as long as he keeps us up.
Survival this season is all that counts for me and if he proves overly troublesome, we can sack him at the end of the season, even if it costs us three and a half year’s wages.
It’ll be pennies in the scheme of things. As long as we survive relegation.

Welcome aboard Tim and good luck.
I suspect you’ll need it.

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  1. #HELENIUS February 15, 2015 at 2:23 pm . Reply

    Yeeeeeeeeeessssss. Paul Lambert’s claret blue army

    1. BWS February 15, 2015 at 2:25 pm . Reply

      Oohah no doubt will be on shortly to poo poo it, we were lucky, shit first half blah blah blah.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath February 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm . Reply

        We just about shaded it but it’s Leicester City and they were the better team first half but we were better against them under Lambert. Just saying. . I think we should get to semis now only to be knocked out by utd or pool.

        1. BWS February 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm . Reply

          Lol, I’ll give you this oohah, you’re consistent.

  2. New Regime February 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm . Reply

    If Tim Sherwood had anything to do with our second half performance, I think we’ll be in for some exciting football! Great heart in the second, pace, paying for the badge, utv Quarters at home please

  3. Bum Bum February 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm . Reply

    Sherwood’s 100% record!!!! Lol! Big changes in the second half. Deserved.

  4. GIDDYVILLAN February 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm . Reply

    Only a game away to Wembley.

    1. Bum Bum February 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm . Reply

      Great game Given!

  5. Adam February 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm . Reply

    Great second half performance! With a bit of luck we will see Robinson playing for Preston against united tomorrow, lets hope he puts a hat trick past them!

  6. steve February 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm . Reply

    That was the best gabby has played for ages. Great win.

  7. pat57 February 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm . Reply

    First half rubbish – mid fielders too static. Benteke a lonely figure.

    Second half much better mid-fielders going forward, Cleverly tackling and actually running into attacking positions. Still lacking quality but at least they looked like they were trying and a fantastic strike from Bacuna.

    Sinclair lucky but getting a goal this early in his Villa career can only give him more confidence.

    Okay Leicester didn’t exactly get tonked as I predicted but this was a game that the Villa actually deserved to win. How often could you say that this season.

    Exciting times ahead!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath February 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm . Reply

      First half they were a better team than us but we were better second half though impossible to play worse

  8. nath February 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm . Reply

    bradford are winning

    similar game to the last one bournemouth, given mom lets hope this is the kick start 🙂 poor match thou lol

  9. DeadVillaFan February 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm . Reply

    THATS WHAT I’m talking about!!!!

    Passion, going into tackles, driving forwards, GOALS!

    Jesus even Cleverley looked like a footballer second half.

    UTV!

    1. Hitchens 60 February 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm . Reply

      Benteke looked much more energised second half when he was being used as a target man and getting more sight of the ball – lacks confidence but reckon we’ll see the big man back soon.

      Cleverley started to look a half decent player second half and Vlaar brings real composure to the defence. Final thought – why oh why didn’t Lambert play Bacuna more often, he’s the one midfielder that regularly scores and he has a great right foot for free kicks.

      1. GarethVilla February 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm . Reply

        If a half-time 10min chat from Sherwood can produce that response I think once he gets his feet under the table we should see a higher tempo with people getting forward and shooting!!
        First half looked like Lambert was still in charge.

  10. Hitchens 60 February 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm . Reply

    Seen the stats – 17 shots and 8 on target – when did we last see that in a game

    1. GarethVilla February 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm . Reply

      1992-93 season!!!

      1. Hitchens 60 February 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm . Reply

        LOL

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