Terry Jones submitted this last week, but there was lots of other news and opinions, so it got sidelined.
We’re happy to put it up now though;
Now last friday in the Birmingham Mail, Rodney Marsh, a well known and respected footballer now turned pundit commented that Villa are now in the Hangers-On-League. Now for me and I don’t know about the rest of you, that is an insult too far when an ex-footballer makes comments in the local press of this kind.
Is this is what we have become because of one man and his ideas and tactics and also his inability in the transfer market to attract above average players to the club?
Now we all know the owner wanted to cut costs but at the same time he has backed this (may I say “so-called” manager?) with some forty odd million pounds over two transfer windows and yet the money seems to be wasted on players apart from the odd one or two that are below average and may or may not make it in this league.
Yes, I will admit we do find ourselves in a better position than last season. But have we moved forward?
The answer to that remains to be seen as although we had a good start by beating the Gunners, things since have seemed to go in the opposite direction with dire performances and tactics and yet again we find ourselves dumped out of the cup by lower league opposition.
Now we are in January and another transfer window is upon us and speculation is rife as to players we are linked to.
But are they going to come to a club whose manager’s tactics are inept and dire and a club with the stigma in the media of being in the Hangers-On-League?
Somehow I don’t think so if they have any sense or unless they are wannabes like the rest of the dross we have at the moment.
You can see I have not mentioned any names in this post as I cannot bring myself to do so as my blood is still boiling at the thought of being in the Hangers-On-League.
What are your thoughts on what Rodney Marsh had to say?
If you are like me you will be incensed.