Bring Back Kevin MacDonald?
HOULLIER OUT!! Bring Back Kevin MacDonald!
Some may say 'What a stupid thing to say!' But facts are facts. Cuellar is now fit, he is still on the bench! Why? We have now conceded from 11 set pieces this year and still Houllier has not resolved this problem. When will he open his eyes to realise how poor Collins, Dunne, Young AND Warnock have been at defending this season!
I know Friedel is older now which is a challenge for Brad to deal with anyway but these four useless players have done absolutely no favours for him. I feel bad for Friedel.
We are still playing 4-4-1-1. Why? Can Houllier please point out one game where he has played this formation and we have played our best football and won the match comfortably? No, of course not, because we have not done that with this formation!
The players don't enjoy playing under Houllier. Gabby was asked when he came in if he was looking forward to working with him, his response? 'No comment.'
Stephen Ireland has suddenly changed his mind about playing for Villa with Houllier admitting 'I don't know if Ireland wanted to come to Villa.' Yes, he did, to play for Kevin MacDonald. All of the players want to play for MacDonald. Yes Newcastle thrashed us once but that was a blip on the radar. Think how good we were defensively against Everton and West Ham. We played great football and were picking up results. Kev left us in a very healthy looking 8th position, now we are 16th; back where we were under O'Leary. Ashley Young was signing a new deal under Kevin MacDonald, then Houllier comes in and suddenly he 'needs to concentrate on his football.' Ashley Young and the rest of the squad clearly do not want to play under Gerard Houllier.
The man is playing the same tactics for every single opponent we have. 4-4-1-1 and long balls up from Collins and Dunne seems to be our main attacking intent. I don't know about everybody else but I'm a season ticket holder who is paying a lot of money to go and watch this rubbish unfold every week and I'm sick of it. Since Houllier has joined he has scraped a last minute win against Blackpool, a late winner away at Wolves and 2 late cup game wins against very poor Burnley and Blackburn sides. He has achieved nothing with a squad that has finished 6th 3 years in a row with good cup runs. He isn't dropping the out of form players (our defenders) despite having other options and is not changing the formation until we are trailing each game.
Liverpool were without Carragher, Gerrard and Torres tonight and they battered us every chance they had, imagine if those 3 had played? Before people say, 'It's because all our central midfielders are injured,' that is not an excuse. Bannan, Clarke, Hogg and Herd have all taken their chances well and out shone the majority of our senior players that are currently playing and certainly filled the gap. Houllier's tactics are wrong, his style of play is wrong, his formation is wrong and he won't change it no matter how bad we play. This Saturday I'm going to Villa Park and will be singing one thing 'HOULLIER OUT!!!' I can't stand watching him spend what money we have available on the players he has commented on (e.g. Michael Owen?)
I was 100% behind Houllier when he came in and thought the future was positive but clearly it has not lived up to expectation. The players aren't happy with Houllier, the fans aren't happy with Houllier, the results are terrible and we need saving from this dreadful mistake. Randy Lerner please tell Houllier it is time he left so somebody who understands Villa can step in and improve what is already a good team. Step up Kevin MacDonald or a big name like the now available Martin Jol. Villa fans will all have their opinions but mine is Houllier has ruined the team morale and I don't want to pay to watch this unfold anymore! That performance was an absolute joke! HOULLIER OUT!! (Also I don't know if anyone else saw but it seemed Carew said his goodbye to the Villa fans at FT).