The performance against Liverpool was good, no one should deny that. However it was ONE good game in a season of dross and mediocrity. It will mean nothing at all if we fail to beat West Brom. One thing it showed from Lambert’s sharp comments afterwards was just how much under pressure he is. One game does not justify the ‘project’ at all unless he backs it up with a body of evidence.
So then we had the James Nursey piece in the Mirror today defending the ‘progress of the project’. However it was these words that I thought said everything about the modern Aston Villa.
My criticism of SOME fans’ unreasonable expectations
These words come from the mouth of Faulkner and Lerner. Their greatest trick was to convince a large number of the Villa world that relegation struggles and comparisons with Norwich are a ‘transitional’ moment.
How can it be unreasonable for a club of our size, history and ground to think that 10th is satisfactory. When Mark Ansell told us that we went rightly so, wild, why is different now with a want/stay away owner ?
How can it be unreasonable to think that we should be competing with Everton who also have large debts and a high wage bill but made the right managerial calls over the years ? I am sure no Villa fan has unreasonable expectations of top 4 or the PL title this season ?
So I wonder what the the club think is unreasonable (all local journo’s have become a mouthpiece of the club or they lose their access), is it unreasonable to expect a few home wins etc ? Is it unreasonable to expect better buys than a 32 year old midfielder who is average at best but cheap.
Or does the odd good result against some of the better teams negate the crap ?