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  1. BWS
    BWS January 11, 2014 at 7:59 am .

    Rodney Marsh was picked by him for England and in the team talk before the game and Alf told him all had to work harder.

    Sir Alf “Rodney you in particular, if you don’t work hard I’m going to pull you off at half time.”

    Marsh “Christ, at Man City all we get is a cup of tea and an orange.”


  2. wittonryan
    wittonryan January 11, 2014 at 8:04 am .

    I would not say we are hangers on but we have had 3 relegation dog fights in a row ,but there are teams in the prem that have also been throw these patches in the time ,in the league, Spurs, Everton ,Westham ,all well known teams that have all been where we are now.

  3. Villan1
    Villan1 January 11, 2014 at 8:15 am .

    We are the new Wigan, the team whose only ambition is to scrape survival. Call it hangers on if you like.
    And like Wigan eventually we’ll go down, might not be this season but sooner rather than later Aston Villa will be a struggling championship team at best thanks to the lack of ambition from board level and terrible management.

  4. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee January 11, 2014 at 8:39 am .

    I don’t really care what Rodney Marsh has to say.Whoever fault it is it is shocking that we find ourselves buying shitty players from lower leagues.Lerner needs to put for a club of our size at least that 40 million each transfer window so he is a stingy Fucxxxr is Lerner.We cannot attract proper players anymore & are definately struggling t sign players.We are in a dire situation ATM even though we are 11…..UTV

  5. saddened
    saddened January 11, 2014 at 9:49 am .

    Lack of ambition, awful manager, clueless CEO, absent owner & continuous relegation battles, this is not a blip, we are hangers on….. Wake up and smell the coffee !

  6. Naughtius Maximus
    Naughtius Maximus January 11, 2014 at 10:13 am .

    ‘I don’t care about Rodney,
    he don’t care about me,
    all I care about,
    is AVFC!’ 🙂

  7. vaze
    vaze January 12, 2014 at 9:56 am .

    He’s a washed up has been who was sacked from Sky for making inappropriate comments. I won’t be losing sleep over his thoughts.

    Just the other day he was telling all and sundry that he knew that Yaya Toure wanted to leave Citeh in the transfer window. That forced the player to state that in fact, quite the opposite, he was happy at the title chasing club.

    Take anything a Talkshyte presenter says with a bag of salt.

    Villa don’t garner positive headlines when we’re fighting for fourth or in a cup final, so we’re hardly going to receive compliments in midtable.

    As for all this constant Lamberk & Lerner out, the Villa is ours, what is the alternative ? I didn’t receive a reply last time I asked, I won’t hold my breath.

    I think that we’re top six in terms of spending under Lerner, so it must be the managerial appointments. I, like many was reasonably happy to get Lambert in as he had such an excellent track record in building and improving teams.

    I don’t have a solution myself, surely it has to be continuity at some stage. But I refrain from sheeplike baaing of ‘everyone out’.

  8. DSVilla
    DSVilla January 12, 2014 at 10:10 am .

    Fantastic footballer but a nob as a pundit. Not interested in his opinion about Villa or anyone else. Have to agree with you Vaze. I don’t know whether we should stick or twist. Changing managers hasn’t done much for us the past few seasons. I suppose if we do it often enough we will get the right man in at some point. I’m not happy with things at Villa but it looks like Lambert is going to given time to turn things around so let’s hope he can.

    1. vaze
      vaze January 12, 2014 at 10:15 am .

      I don’t think that anyone can be happy with the dross on display right now, but surely if this guy is bringing in the players he wants for the future, he is going to be the best bloke to manage them.

      Just a thought. I don’t think that we’re serious under investors, we just dug a bloody deep financial hole under MON chasing the lure of CL football.

      Can’t blame anyone for once bitten and all that.

  9. DSVilla
    DSVilla January 12, 2014 at 10:24 am .

    Yep that’s my view too. My big worry is that Lerner has been put off to the point he has lost interest. I bought the family issues means having to be in America for a bit line, but this has gone on for so long now.

  10. Vaze
    Vaze January 12, 2014 at 10:39 am .

    That is the concern.

    It’s one thing for blokes to post on the internet that millions should be spent, but sat around a board room table, it’s probably harder to sanction another hundred million to try and make up three or four places in the league.

    That is the reality, but the fan in me dreams we’ll be up there once again. Probably when the money runs out at Chelsea & Citeh.

    That may be a while lol !

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