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Gavin McCann has agreed with the fans, Villa have underachieved this season.

He said to the fans: "I understand why you're hurting at the moment - so are we."


He said: 'The fans are saying the season's over - and I understand what they mean. We've got two derbies against West Brom and Birmingham to look forward to but it's obvious that's not good enough. We need to win every home game now just to make it look reasonable because our home record has been so poor.'

Adding: 'The first season I was here, we struggled and then we did well; the second season we were up and down which has been the same as this one really. We win one, lose one draw one. The place is low at the minute. As a player, I feel responsible because we're the ones who play. Some games have been flat.'

Yup, as a pancake, I think all the fans ask for is to see some passion on the pitch, far too many games this season it has looked like no one cares.

'When we play badly, too many players have an off-day. It's not one or two, too many play badly and that's when we suffer and we make mistakes.'

Be great to get to safety and look forward to the end of this miserable season. Trouble is, with no money in the offing for the summer, short of a takeover, it could be more of the same next season and that will mean more and more fans walking away.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday March 17 2006
Time: 6:12PM

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I don't know whats up with them. We have quite a few players who are deemed regulars in their countries starting 11. Why can't they be more assertive in their performances for their club. Can you blame it on the uncertainty of the takeover, or is it the manager who is to blame or simply the fact they aren't good enough. One things for sure another season of under preforming and poor results and they will be playing to an half empty Villa Park every other week.
still skeggy
17/03/2006 18:30:00
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I don't know whats up with them. We have quite a few players who are deemed regulars in their countries starting 11. Why can't they be more assertive in their performances for their club. Can you blame it on the uncertainty of the takeover, or is it the manager who is to blame or simply the fact they aren't good enough. One things for sure another season of under preforming and poor results and they will be playing to an half empty Villa Park every other week.
still skeggy
17/03/2006 18:30:00
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At least he has been honest, could of easily hid it under the carpet.
Tierney
17/03/2006 18:54:00
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At least he has been honest, could of easily hid it under the carpet.
Tierney
17/03/2006 18:54:00
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Underachieved Gavin? You should know!
murph
17/03/2006 19:45:00
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Underachieved Gavin? You should know!
murph
17/03/2006 19:45:00
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Refreshing honesty. An extremely disapointing season from a collection of players who should have achieved so much more. On paper they are considerably stronger than the likes of Everton, West Ham, Bolton, Blackburn, yet we trail all of those teams. Fans are indeed staying away in droves, and but for the 'kids for a quid' deal available for the Fulham game, I think we'd have witnessed a crowd of between 26-28,000. The fun has gone out of going to Villa Park.
glensider
18/03/2006 01:53:00
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Refreshing honesty. An extremely disapointing season from a collection of players who should have achieved so much more. On paper they are considerably stronger than the likes of Everton, West Ham, Bolton, Blackburn, yet we trail all of those teams. Fans are indeed staying away in droves, and but for the 'kids for a quid' deal available for the Fulham game, I think we'd have witnessed a crowd of between 26-28,000. The fun has gone out of going to Villa Park.
glensider
18/03/2006 01:53:00
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A honest appraisal of our season by Gav,all that you could expect from an honest lad
dannydeeavfc
18/03/2006 19:56:00
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A honest appraisal of our season by Gav,all that you could expect from an honest lad
dannydeeavfc
18/03/2006 19:56:00
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