Bencey83 has submitted the following and I think it’s an interesting question;
Judging by the recent poll, it appears that the majority of us think that this may be the season that our luck runs out and we make the fateful drop into the Championship.
I thought it would be interesting to consider who we think will remain at the club after the dust settles.
Personally, I can see the following jumping ship at the earliest opportunity, regardless of whether or not we go down:
Benteke (looks totally disinterested at the moment)
Cleverley (probably still hoping for an Everton move)
Bent (he’ll be off as soon as his contract runs out)
Vlaar (as soon as he gets a better offer or when he becomes a free agent)
I can see the following being snapped up by other clubs in England on the cheap if we get relegated:
Sinclair (will probably go out on loan elsewhere)
And I can see the following going overseas on the cheap:
Who will we be left with?
I think that Lambert will stay, saying “I owe it to the Chairman and the fans to take us back up” and we will all groan in disbelief as the Villa PR team go into overdrive trying to justify why we have gone down. Maybe he will manage to take us back up – he has a decent track record in the lower leagues – or maybe we’ll just disappear into the abyss with the other once-great teams, such as Forrest and Leeds, who are still struggling to break free from the shackles of the lesser money divisions.
His squad will probably consist of the following (either because nobody will take them off our hands or due to some skewed sense of loyalty):
To be honest, it doesn’t really look too bad a squad of youngsters for the Championship that would probably do well under a good manager, but Lambert would probably take them down another division.
Not sure about this lot, could go either way, as they’re all a bit over the hill. They could well stick around, as I’m not sure there would be a great deal of Premier League interest:
Looking through our current squad has made me realise that we do have a good balance of youth and experience and really are under achieving. We should be comfortably sitting in mid table and not flirting with relegation yet again! I despair! UTV!!!