Ok, so I didn’t get to see the game on Saturday and yes, by all accounts, we were very poor.
That said, I’ve been shocked by the response to the game.
I’m minded to say that this is just a kneejerk reaction after a bad home defeat, but I’ve just re-read the previous article again and it seems there is no-one who has a decent word to say about AVFC at the moment, which I find a little bit sad.
The worrying thing though, is that the very downbeat theme is continued throughout all the Villa sites that I’ve had chance to read; even the ones that are normally extremely positive. So it’s not just us.
While I wanted to post something a bit more up-beat, as it’s still very early days in the season and in my opinion, way too early to make a judgement, there isn’t really much to say.
Hence, while I personally disagree with the following article submitted by Terry Jones, I’m putting it up in line with our policy of all views getting aired, whether we like it or not.
If you don’t like it, feel free to submit your own more favourable post (PLEASE!).
The fact is we simply aren’t getting any at the moment;
Who in their right mind now thinks that Lambert is the right man to manage a big club and are we fans going to put up with his vision of how football should be played or will the worms turn and see what he is doing to out great club?
Yes he has bought young players who may or may not make it and by the looks of things only the odd one or two will. Lambert is about as much good as a manager as a blind man in a fog.
His pathetic excuses of “we will get up and go again” have now wore thin with some of us.
So where are we going from here?
We certainly will not be challenging the so-called Sky four and it’ll be more like fighting for our survival as a premier league team and as a club.
Now that would be a tragic not only for Villa and loyal fans but IMO for midlands football as we have been the underdogs for far too long.
So who is to blame? Randy Lerner, Paul Lambert or the fans who wanted Lambert as manager?
I could blame all three; Randy for wanting to do things on the cheap, the fans who chanted Lambert’s name and last but not least Lambert for selling Randy on the idea of his vision for the club.
I think now however, most of us older fans have come to realise all three are partly responsible but Lambert has got to take most of the blame as he is the one who bought in these players. He is responsible for how the team plays and the tactics employed in each game.
If things do not change soon then there is not much hope left. VP will become a desert void of fans.
No more excuses Lambert change or the club and midlands football will die.
This club as been around for over 100 yrs and in that time have proved to be one of the greatest. Yes, we have had our highs and lows but us football fans need and so does the City of Birmingham, a football club for the next 100 yrs. I won’t be around then but for god’s sake stop killing our club just to satisfy your own ego.