Houllier Out And The 'R' Word? Or Back The Boss?
So, the aftermath of a poor game, or at least first half, v Arsenal.
Geard Houllier has admitted on Talksport that the Villa fans were right to boo the first half performance yesterday. Houllier said: "They were quite right, I was sharing their frustration, I was sharing everything that they could feel. It was the worst half that we`ve played here."
Nice to read the honesty at least.
Meanwhile also on Talksport, Ray Parlour said "If they play like this they could be in a relegation dog-fight this season there`s no doubt about that. There`s teams around them who are good sides and are getting points at the moment. Aston Villa were poor today."
Our forum thread on Houllier with a chance to vote you lucky, lucky people (remember, forum = adult language and strong views!) Click Here > Houllier?
I got this from Eddy1 over in Australia today... along with this great image of his car, or more importantly number plate!
"I've been reading a few blogs and there appears to be some concerns from Villa fans about the Houllier era, well its time the fans really got behind him. We all know what happened five days before the season, Kevin Mac took the helm on a temp basis before GH came in, had to build a new back room staff, get to know the players capabilities, unable to add new faces until January window.
On top of all this we've had a crippling injury toll and as Mr H put it 'sickness' also ( Gabby and Albie).
Look at the positives... Albrighton, Bannan and Clark have been outstanding, we are playing I think better football but not getting the breaks at present, yes we've had some off days but GH has said this would happen.
Transfer window coming up and I'm sure we'll see new faces in January (and probably not at the 11th hour on the final day)
Playing staff needs some pruning ... good bye to players who have been good servants yet need to move on...... Carew, Bebe, Sidwell .... players who never really made it like Salifou
Players coming back .... especially looking forward to return of Delph and Gardner.
We all know a run would have us shoot up the table, think we have a manager who will not panic.
So come on, lets get behind the team and especially Mr Houllier."
Cheers to Eddy1 for that.......................
So are we going to be in a relegation fight? I still don`t believe so. I also can`t see what else Gerard Houllier could be doing right now? We weren`t great yesterday but then we were against Manchester United, so not all is wrong is it? Also, he hasn`t had time to bring in his own players, how can he be judged on an injury ravaged team put together by another manager?
It isn`t comfortable at the moment and this season is sort of a write off already short of our Cup hopes and dreams, but are we not panicking a little bit too much? The 'r` word is being used more and more and I heard several at the Villa (and on this forum) mentioning Houllier in the same sentence as Billy McNeil. A few even said Houllier has to go. Really? Already? Without bringing in a single 'proper` signing?
Funny old game, leaving yesterday though, not many of us were laughing really were we?