So once again Villa have drawn a game after we took the lead from a good Kodjia strike, only for it to be cancelled out by an 87th minute equaliser.
And quite simply, this isn’t good enough.
I said earlier that not winning today doesn’t mean the season’s written off just yet and I stand by that.
But we’re at least making things more difficult for ourselves, especially when you consider our next two games are Ipswich and Newcastle away; games I’d certainly expect to be even tougher tests.
We sounded like we probably edged the first half, but it seems Brentford were the better side in the second.
Again that simply isn’t good enough, given that we were the team at home. And no disrespect to the visitors, who were well worth their point, but this is Brentford, for god’s sake!
I listened to the commentary and you could tell the pressure was building after the hour mark and that same commentary became more and more repetitive about how we couldn’t expect to keep holding on and try and defend.
If the commentators can see this and keep harping on about it because it’s so obvious, you have to wonder what RDM’s thought processes are.
Surely he must be able to see what’s happening and it begs the question as to why he allows it to continue.
I wasn’t there, so I don’t know, but I’d expect him to be massively animated in the technical area and frankly doing his nut at the players.
I wonder if he was?
The salt was rubbed even further into the wounds when McCormack and De Laet had to come off injured.
I’m really beginning to question what’s going on when it comes to the fitness and conditioning at Bodymoor Heath.
However, I’m not going to let all this wind me up.
One thing I do know is, is that Dr Xia will not tolerate this sort of thing for long.
He’s already alluded to the fact that we shouldn’t be repeatedly doing the same things wrong and he will not leave it too long before he swings the axe.
He may have no choice anyway, as what was a noisy, supportive crowd in the first half became more and more tense and left RDM’s ears ringing with the sound of boos at the full time whistle.
It would seem the manager is fast losing the support of the fans.
I said upon his appointment that I thought he wasn’t the right choice, but I’m not going to crow about it and the fact is I would rather he sorted out this inability to win a game, as opposed to us having to go with another manager.
Last season we put many of our woes down to having fragile players, but surely we can’t use this as a reason now, as we’ve changed most of the starting eleven.
Whatever the reason we can’t win, RDM has to sort it out and quickly.
Because his days are already numbered if he doesn’t.