The games are coming thick and fast aren’t they?
Which is exactly what we could have done without at the moment as Steve Bruce is hardly going to get any time to go through tactics, let alone get some proper fitness training in.
If lack of fitness is the issue, that is.
I saw an argument yesterday that basically said the lack of fitness argument was a poor one that’s often been used by managers at the Villa. Now that may well be true, but Bruce said it’s “blatantly obvious” and didn’t beat about the bush when he directly pointed the finger at RDM.
Hence I think lack of fitness is to blame, at least partly, in my opinion.
I also think there’s a mental problem too, but that’s not all, because I think there’s some other intangible issues too.
We’ve changed the owner for a better one and we’ve spent loads of money on new players. But managers who get sacked for us don’t tend to get decent jobs afterwards and after that performance against Wolves we seem to ruin players.
I said in the replies it’s almost like we’re cursed.
Whatever can go wrong invariably does.
Which all in all is why I have no faith whatsoever that we’re going to get a point tonight. In fact I think we’re going to be doing well if we can keep the difference down to two goals.
The sadder part is while I think Bruce is the man to sort us out, I think it’s going to take a good while longer than I thought.
Which for me means we’ve no chance of automatic promotion or even a playoff place.
A good few of you will probably say you’ve thought that for a while, but I always at least try to stay positive and hopeful, which is why it’s taken so long to dawn on me.
So there you go then, a comfortable win for the home team and another poor showing for the over four thousand Villa fans who will be making the trip.
How they keep turning out for such little reward is beyond me.
Reading to win 2-0
Oh, by the way, I strongly recommend you have a read of this article. It’s unrelated to the game but is a brilliant indictment of the Premier league, in my opinion;