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10 Commandments For Aston Villa Fans

1. Thou shalt only give the Manager a year in charge before wanting him axed.

2. Thou shalt live under the illusion that Aston Villa are still the biggest club in England even though they have not won a real trophy for 25 years.

3. Thou shalt only boo certain players, usually signed by the current manager in charge.

4. Thou shalt call Randy Lerner the saviour then criticise everything he does.

5. Thou shalt never discuss a poor performance from the club captain.

6. Thou shalt question every signing the manager makes before they kick a ball.

7. Thou shalt question every signing the manager makes after they play 90 minutes of football.

8. Thou shalt call the manager rubbish cause no right back was signed.

9. Thou shalt expect the team to finish 16th and then 4th the season after.

10. Thou shalt question a fan who is willing to give a manager more than a season to turn a team around that has underachieved for over 20 years.




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Writer: Young_Jonah Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 1 2007

Time: 10:38AM

Your Comments

Would this article be aimed at the 14% who have voted MON out by any chance? Sadly, the article has a lot of truth about it and it gives credence to O'Dreary's comments about fickle supporters. Have faith and more important, have patience. Better times are ahead, but it WILL take time.
krfeskivilla
There is an eleventh commandment. Thou shalt never criticize a "home grown" player even if they are playing with no effort. Great article. Randy and MON repeat over and over that rebuilding AVFC is to be done the right way - it's going to take four or five years - just because we beat Chelski doesn't mean that we are going to win every game. On reflection maybe it would have been better to lose that game........
gmvillan
Did set the bar a bit high that win didn't it!
The Fear
great article....hits the nail on the head....keep the faith
imavillan
Good article young jonah, hits home its so close to the truth. Jonah the elder no doubt approves?
glensider
great article young jonah,very true judging by some of the things i read on here.UTV
Belfast Villain
We have won the league cup twice, been Premier League runners up twice and qualified for Europe via our league placing a number of times in the last 20 years (I'll not include FA Cup runners up as that was a huge disappointment rather than an achievement). Nevertheless if that counts as underachievement for the whole 20 years then it sounds like you too are expecting a miracle of winning the League 9a real trophy) - albeit in 3 or 4 years rathar than 12 months. I just want to underachieve by winning the Cups and qualifying for Europe again. Let's not write off our history. I get the point and I agree we have under-achieved. We could have taken off post 1981 and certainly post 1996 if things had all fallen into place earlier in the new dawn of the Premier League. Give me the old dawn anyday - when it was a bit more about good management, good youth policy, an eye for players in the transfer market and good team spirit. These are all still vital ingredients if Villa are to succeed, but no longer enough to challenge the big 4. Even so we have had some good times - don't downgrade are achievements more than we should. it is a common perception amongst non-Villa fans and increasingly amongst Villa fans that we have spent most of the history of the Premier League in mid-table or in relegation fights. We have had some good times and let's hope things are rolling our way again now. European qualification is there for the taking for the best run club outside the Big 4 for starters and there is no reason why that shouldn't be us - and hopefully sooner rather than later. Breaking into the Big 4 will clearly take longer.
stennyvilla
stennyvilla well put, when Randy took over last season and we had a good start to the season we were delerious and heady with thoughts of Villa returning to Europe.... Maybe we need a little more Patience and let nature take its course.
col8
just hope some of these supporters have now been brought back down to earth, the last few games have been a rude awakening for a few supporters who think we should just go out and splash the cash on players,this does not guarantee success but it could surely bring us into bankrupcy,we all know that other teams cashed in on us as soon as randy learner took over and we have maybe payed over the odds for the players,but i think mon by not rushing out and spending 15 or 20 million pound on players has sent a message out to the other clubs that we are not going to get ripped off, there are fans who think we should spend spend spend,well what i would say to these people is come back in to the real world,randy learners life just does not revolve around aston villa fc he has other comitments in is life just like the rest of us only on a larger scale.utv
claretandblue
This lad young jonah writes some good stuff. Must take after his Dad.
jonah
If we think we read snap judgements on here most weeks, wait until derby-Sunday should we get beat.
glensider
 

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