Submitted by: Terry Jones
Now lets see if tomorrow’s 12-45 pm kick-off against Norwich will be Villas D-DAY; the one that will define the rest of our season. This is now our fifth game, we’ve won one away and lost one away and lost two at home with Aston Villa now lying 17th in the league. Six new signings during the summer and yet the same old problems have re-occured from the last four seasons. There is no change in tactics and the defence that continues to make mistakes, and failing to pick up clean sheets. It’s all because we have a owner who is trying to do things on the cheap or the fact that the manager is absolutely clueless.
We have seen since the opening days glimmer of hope a sudden slide in fortunes. Thus making some of us question if Paul Lambert is the right man to manage our great club. As we have had to endure four years of relegation battles and thought that just maybe this season would be different. Therefore I am praying to the footballing gods to give us three points against Norwich; as I see this being enough to see a turn in fortunes. If we don’t it’s going to be yet another season where Villa are going to be humiliated time and time again by teams say like Swansea whom are flying high. The home form has been abysmal and it has to improve, I want to see Villa Park become a stadium that clubs fear to travel too.
At the start of the season I did think that Lambert had learned a lesson from last year when he bought in a winger. I thought we’d see the end of a narrow formation that he appears to favour, I was hoping we’d see some wide play, the type of style that fans really enjoy. But now after five games and lying 17th am now questioning if my and other fans optamisum is going to be short lived. For me tomorrow is our D-DAY lose or draw to Norwich then our season is defined another season of living on the edge of disaster. Is this the way to run a club of our greatness and as for discussion sites like this they will always be full of negative views unless the owner realises he cannot do things on the cheap or the manager gets real with his tactics.As it seems neither give a thought for the long suffering fans.