I know. It’s just like buses, where I don’t post for ages and then you get two at once.
Apologies in advance, for those who like time to digest things.
So, after Sunderland beat Everton 3-0, the relegation places have been settled and Norwich and Newcastle are coming down with us.
I have to confess to being a bit shocked, as although Sunderland have been on a decent run, so I didn’t expect Everton to seemingly roll over so easily.
Martinez’s position is already being brought into question and today’s result can’t have helped.
But who cares?
The big question now is who do we think are favourites to come straight back up?
It depends how you look at it, in my opinion, but if you look at organisation, it has to be Norwich.
They’re in a much better position, having been there more recently.
Mind you, Newcastle beat us in that sense, but they’re just as messed up as we are.
Resources-wise, that’s an interesting one, as Ashley will probably throw Newcastle a bone.
What we’ll get is anyone’s guess, as Lerner might still be in charge, at one end, or we might have a new owner, at the other end of the spectrum.
But I’d expect Norwich to be favourites in that sense too, as they know the script.
It really shouldn’t be like that, as both Newcastle and Villa are way bigger than Norwich.
But it does demonstrate how you need to be nimble and much more up to the speed of things generally and not live on times past.
Leicester, even before they won the league, haven’t gone un-noticed on my part, in that they were just behind us in turnover.
That should never be right, but they seem to have called on foreign fans, who are seemingly far more willing to spend than we are.
Which demonstrates that the Villa are a great proposition, if you actually know what you’re doing.
So what am I actually saying?
I don’t know, except I don’t see us being favourites to come back up.
In fact, I doubt we should be anywhere near, as things stand.