Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday March 16 2006
Article submitted by deano.avfc via the suggest an article section in the drop down Vital Membership menu above
Having been to the last two away games I can see that we first of all need to reach the 40 point mark. Once that's done what's the point??
Lets make a start for next season. Be honest - how many players would you really want to stay at Villa if we could have a real clearout and start afresh? Davis, Barry, Hughes, McCann, Milner, Mellberg, Moore and maybe some of the youngsters.
That's not even starting to talk about Doug and David O'Leary. On that point there is no way that the Doug of a few years ago would have stuck with a manager
who has no relationship with fans, no tactical awareness and no motivation let alone the poor run of form! In my honest opinion the Doncaster defeat should have been O'Leary's last game in charge. Three or four years ago Doug would have sacked him BUT we beat Brum, sacking him would cost money and he is (hopefully) selling up and retiring soon! SO..why bother?
Anyway, back to playing squad - I think we should get 40pts to ensure we will be about next season. Then try a different starting XI and give some players a run. See what they can do and get an idea on who stays and who goes.
Hughes (RB) Samuel (LB) Bouma (CB) Cahill (CB)
Milner (R) Berger (L) Djemba-Djemba/Hendrie (CM) Gardner (CM)
Agbonlahor (ST) Baros (ST)
OK it doesn't make great reading but my point is lets see how players like Taylor, Cahill and Djemba play a bit and see how they get on - if one or two of the fringe players perform its a few million saved to spend elsewhere.
I know for most that a double over the scum will be enough for most fans but for me I expect a lot more!
- On a side note - I am a Northern Ireland fan - just have to point out that it is excellent to have two N.I. players (perhaps our best) playing for the Villa!! Shame that there are two Bluenoses in Taylor and Johnson though!!
by Robert Moore
Date:Thursday March 16 2006
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