“Third generation Villan” has submitted the following article.
I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment. Cheers, TGV;
Its Tuesday 10th Feb 2015
Hull 2 – 0 Villa
• Jelavic grabs seventh goal of season
• N’Doye scores on full Hull debut
• Villa without a win in 10 matches
• Villa drop into bottom three in Premier League
Victory lifted Hull to 15th in the Premier League table and left Villa in the bottom three.
Lambert says ’13 cup finals’ coming up for Villa.
Paul Lambert’s Villa have now gone 10 Premier League matches without a win, they have not scored an away goal in almost eight and a half hours, and a banner reading ‘Lambert Out’ was unfurled by some visiting supporters at half-time.
I do and like most of you I believed we were on the verge of being relegated and with Lambert and Lerner still in charge probably with worse to follow.
And by the way you got that wrong too Mr Lambert, it was 14 cup finals.
At that time I recall we were all calling for a change in tactics and if we were going down at least have a go and attack the opposition so we saw some entertaining football not the dross being served up by Mr Lambert.
Then we got a lifeline. Villa sack Mr Lambert and give Tim Sherwood a go.
Our next game is Leicester in the cup and Sherwood is watching from the stands and after another dire first half he rushes to the dressing room at half time and we come out and play much better in the second half and manage to win the game.
Now like most of you I did not know what to expect but knew it could not be worse than Mr Lambert, so I was right behind Tim Sherwood.
And just 14 weeks later, we are safe with a game to spare and a cup final to come!
Now just 14 weeks ago if I offered you that line, guaranteed, you would have snatched my hand off.
So the way I look at it is, Tim Sherwood has come in to a club with no confidence and has had to work with the players already there and most of you would agree it was not the best squad we have ever had, so he used the one asset and tactic he really had which was Benteke and told everyone to get the ball to him as quickly as possible.
There have been ups and downs along the way and yes, yesterday’s 6 – 1 was a low but overall I am grateful for the job he has done.
Looking forward I think Tim Sherwood has earned the right to have a summer transfer window and some money to spend to rebuild the team he wants. I also think he will do an ok job at least and might just surprise a few people.
As for my ideas, I think we need a new goalkeeper, a new defence with Clark, Baker and Bacuna plus 3 or 4 new additions, another striker at least, if not 2, to help Benteke and Gabby (Wiemann and Nzog not good enough) and possibly another midfielder.
But as they say it’s a game of opinions.
I look forward to the bonus of a cup final, with hope renewed for the future of the Villa.