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Enough Knee Jerk Reactions Please!!! Parts 1 & 2

Enough Knee Jerk Reactions Please!!! Parts 1 & 2

mauvaisgarcon has had his say... in two parts... but hey, I've merged them... boo me!

Enough knee jerk reaction please!!! Part 1 of 2

This is, potentially, my first & last article. You see I've never actually written one before. I've read plenty and made the odd comment but how do I know if I'm actually good enough to be published?

In the big time. On Vital Aston Villa no less!

I believe I've got the required skills. Can discuss topics sensibly and often see things others miss (except spelling & punctuation of course). I'm calm under pressure, understand the concepts and have plenty of experience using these skills in a similar way. But having never done it... How do I know?

Can you see where I'm going with this?

Kmac (formerly Super Kev) was royally dropped in it. He never asked for this. But was trust onto the stage and told 'you'll be fine'... Now I don't know Kmac, Randy Lerner or any of the players. I have no real idea why Martin O'Neill went... or even if any villa player still uses a webcam.

But what I do know is what I think of them in their professional roles. As footballers, coaches and management at Villa Park.

'Never judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes' my granddad used to say. Which is very true, but this is football and I have watched my team's players run 1000's of miles over the years... So I will pass judgement. It is my right as a fan, follower and lover of Aston Villa FC to do so.

Mon left us because it suited him. He is a very intelligent man, someone who 'ponders' and looks at every angle. I can see him being the next Man City manager in the near future. He did a fantastic job at Villa. The successive 6th place finishes, two trips to Wembley... European competitive football. His stock is still very high everywhere except VP. He has now joined the unfaithful ex-wife\girlfriend club. Once loved but now shunned. He can now list himself alongside the likes of Barry & Yorke. As Ex's lost.

So f*** ***. *** ***** and *** you *****! I think that says it for most of us. But that's just emotion talking.

Time heals old wounds.

Which brings us on the Kmac era. Kmac, I believe, likes his teams to play FOOTBALL. Now I know that's quite an alien concept at VP. I once heard that David O'Leary used to have hoofing practice with his 'honest bunch of lads' which went down that well that MON kept it up... except for Beye who wasn't allowed to take part in those sessions, he had keepy-uppy practice at the same time?? But I have to say that under Kmac we have played some, dare I say it, breathtakingly exciting football. We were absolutely brilliant against West ham. Which was only 13 days ago. We then got a very good draw at Rapid with kids (which is more than the ex managed there). Then came Newcastle. End of part 1

And straight to part two by the magic of .... errr, well, the site editor really!

Enough knee jerk reaction please!!! Part 2 of 2

What the **** happened there?

We missed a pen to go 1-0. Note to Villa players here: Can you PRACTICE your pens please. The toon got a lucky goal, was Brad unsighted??? Then we had a perfectly good equaliser disallowed. Then they got 2 more. Then a 4th & two in the last mins. I still look back and can't believe that. Kmac (formerly Super Kev) tried to play football against a group of lucky cloggers... even though I do really rate Carroll, but he'll be bought by ManC reserves in Jan (probably) so enjoy it while it lasts toon army. Oh yeh and thanks for Milner we made loads on him. :-) lol. ha ha ha ha!!!! and we relegated them plus removed their own Super Kev. So they beat us 6-0. Who got the better deal in p*** taking rights?

So to last nights crushing defeat. KM (formerly known as Kmac) has now totally destroyed our club! He doesn't know what he's doing! He has no experience! He used to be a scouser for goodness sake!

Why was he even allowed near VP! - Or am I mis-reading and media spinning (lying to you & me) some others posts?

The truth is Super Kev has done a fantastic job with the foundations of the future of Aston Villa. We all know that. He has given the youth a chance. Given us exciting, even though losing, football. Over the last couple of weeks. Maybe the job is too big for him. But some of our comments have been totally disgusting and driven by 'TalkAdvert' style radio phone in losers, 'knee jerk' reactions to the last two games. ffs!

Give him a break.

He's down on back room staff, given a new toy in 'Ireland' and told to play with him (probably). Has an injured Gabby - who looked awesome! A Carew that's forgotten how to play! A national joke in Heskey (which I think is totally unfair but that's for another time) No collins\dunne partnership etc...

Aston Villa is bigger than ALL of us. It will be here long after RL, us and the Ex have all popped our clogs. I think the growing problem at VP is us.

I'm as disappointed as any of us with the last few days and I'm worried about the visit of Everton. But knowing football we'll beat them 5-0 and everything will be rosy again. KM will then be backed by the 'knee jerk' reaction brigade. And so it goes on...

Or worse he'll change tactics and grind out a 0-0. What we should be asking is what do we really want? Are we ever going to create an atmosphere at VP? Are we going to raise the team's spirits when they need it? Personally I want entertaining football. I also want a team and a club aiming to challenge on 4 fronts each year. Football is now all about money according to the media. Not 11 blokes kicking a ball about. No. It's about money (say the Sun readers).

But its not. It's about memorable nights like tonight. Wembley trips and excitement. Yes we lost. But it wasn't a boring 1-0 defeat (which I have seen far too much of over the years). We had plenty of chances, missed a pen and failed to be awarded another. Heskey even scored (which is about as rare as a playboy footballer having a threesome with a mother & daughter)... But then you can't 'manage' mistakes by players. KM took chances and got us PLAYING football, obviously not defending, but you get my point. Hopefully. All I ask is that we all start loving, with kindness and understanding, our beautiful club and its current representatives.

Aston Villa FC. We should sing & chant our way back into contention. Playing football (and not being afraid to do so), with passion and flair. Plus restoring the hoofing practice session just for HB's benefit.



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Date:Friday August 27 2010
Time: 6:01PM


Absolutely, completely and utterly agree with every word! I'm fed up of hearing about how we are going to get relegated now MON has left. The last few weeks have taught me that some Villa fans will never be happy - we could win the champions league, prem and FA cup and i'm sure someone would whinge about not winning the league cup! Lol. If life was meant to be stress free I would have been born in Brazil, and support Man Utd! But I love Villa wouldn't have it any other way. UTV!
27/08/2010 18:44:00
All this "Get Behind Kev Mac" its *****ing me off, the hasnt even backed himself!!!! He doesnt want management, if he wanted it he would have put himself in positions to make it happen! We need a motivator, a tactisian and mostly a leader! somebody who will wake up after a 6-0 thump and say "Right lets fix this" not somebody who will say "hmm not sure if im up for the job" ... Its *****ing me off the way every things Kev Mac is the answer and shold be given a chance. If Kev comes out and says "Matt, I am the man for this, this is what ive been waiting for, lets do this , I have some great ideas" then wow yes I'll say "Go Super Kev , show us what you got" . I dont wanna hear "I havent decided yet" because he is delaying us bringing in a replacement! ARGH!!! No knee Jerk, I said after Hammers game.... Kev Mav isnt right for the job, until he says he is right for the job.
27/08/2010 19:10:00
I was encouraged by certain things in the 6 - 0 defeat at Newcastle! I still think KM might be the man. We don't know - but he might b a quick learner. Yes, he loused it up good and proper with his defensive selection last night for an absolutely crucial game for our "squad". I am not saying he is the man - just that he might be. I agree with this article. One good game against Everton, and take it from there - but equally, a lousy and inept performance, and a stupid selection of unfit or "can't do it " players and he's not going to be our manager thgen. Fingers crossed for a turnaround in fortunes on Sunday. But please whatever happens don't get on KM's back (or Randy Lerner's back, fir that matter). He is a good and highly successful and respected key member of Villa's staff. If he is not the answer, he certainly is not the problem. May he reign long and successfully at Villa Park in whichever role he takes in the future.
27/08/2010 20:41:00
I honestly cant understand why people think Kmac, who obviously has Villas best interest at heart, would jeopardize the future of Aston Villa FC by delaying his decision. What has his job been since he has been at Villa? To develop the future of the club....thats was his JOB! It would be crazy to think that he would cause the club harm, he knows whats going on, he isnt ******** anything up people, its his club too, he wont hurt it
All Hail MON
27/08/2010 21:19:00
Im not saying he is intentionally doing harm, but by refusing to Rule himself out he is removing a sense of urgency from the board.
27/08/2010 21:42:00
He's sitting on the fence simply because if he says he wants the job and then he doesn't get it, another manager isn't going to tolerate a member of staff who's after knocking him off the top. He's not saying he doesn't want it, siomply because he does.
27/08/2010 22:05:00
I'm afraid we're not in the business of giving guys a break. Maybe we should be, but we're not. This is football big business style, the year 2010. We're the sixth best team in the country, we have been for the past three campaigns. I want to at least remain there, I'm enjoying the good times. We're respected again, arguably for the first time since the golden years of the early eighties. We should be pushing on, building on the MON years, but we're not. Typical AVFC style we decide to shoot ourselves in the foot, and the prospects of us returning back to square one, suddenly become a distinct possibility. KevMac might be the nicest gut since Santa Claus, but premiership quality manager he is not. Get it sorted Lerner/Faulkner, before this hiccup becomes a slide. Good article though. Well written and interesting read.
28/08/2010 01:16:00
What is the Aston Villa way of playing? What are we known for? Long ball? Kick and Rush? Pass and Move? Counter Attack? We are known as a team who is always nearly there...the Nearlymen. Let's accept our path. Let's accept that we will never be more than the Nearlymen. I accept any position in the Barclays Premier League, just as long is it's not the bottom three. Let's face it the top 4 is sewed up, there is no way we will ever finish there. 5th is our title.
28/08/2010 01:41:00
Let's face it. We are completely and utterly in the *****E!
28/08/2010 01:43:00
Just another point i want to make,. ok Mr Lener bought our beloved club for 64million (approx) ok he has invested in total i have looked up 170million, so that makes a total of 230/240million in 4 years or so,. well if you look at clubs that have been sold and bought wolves cost similar to us? west ham more? spurs, liverpool 500million valuation et etc,. Ok so heres my point, what Mr Lerner has paid out for Villa in the 1st plaice was a steal ! all his investmen doesnt come to the price of some of the lower clubs being sold! so if you think about it its pretty damn cheaky saying we need to tighten the purse strings, this reminds me of the Deadly Doug years again., if we have see Mr lerners spending spree then please sell us to someone who doesnt just buuy the club cheap and spend the equivalant as to buiying a west ham or fulham etc we need a proper serious investor to take us where our GREAT history belongs,. we aint no little small time charlie club, we have a REAL history but know we need a brighter future sorry Mr Lerner i dont think you are gonna give us the finances to push upwards. whats the point in accepting mid table or a relegation scrap every other season, cos if you dont spend Mr Lerner thats what happands seen it before !
28/08/2010 03:30:00
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