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Sky Reporter On Lack Of Allies For Gerard Houllier

Sky Reporter On Lack Of Allies For Gerard Houllier

A couple of article submissions which I thought would fit well together.

Interesting on Sky Sports News, Villa reporter Pete Colley saying Gerard Houllier has no real allies in the dressing room amongst the senior players. Must admit, even without an ITK it is clear they are not playing for him at all, some professional pride would be nice from the players but you do have to say that they are playing like the last days of David O`Leary where the players could so very obviously not stand the manager.

All sorts of rumours flying around the internet about press conferences due, Gerard being given an option to resign, etc. Thing is, 2+2 quite often doesn`t come to 4 on these sites and forums and it only takes a whisper for it all to explode into 'fact`.... Hopefully some sign will come from the club, I`d like an exit in fairness but if not, a statement that the manager is staying will at least let us all know and we can calm down until New Years day at least!

Right, two submissions:

Relegation Nightmare

Recent comments have suggested that despite the horrendous mess the club is now in, there are enough 'quality' players to haul the club back from the brink of the abyss.

As a life long villa supporter,season ticket holder,businessman, and author, even if we did have some players of the very highest quality we would continue to fall. I am not a doom monger, I think on my feet and look at the reality of the situation - as like any supporter in situations like this it is painfully frustrating because I am just another supporter who cannot have any bearing on the decisions that need to be made. In a very short period of time we are WITHOUT A TEAM.

Yes, we have the players but it is going to take a true leader with drive and spirit to forge that team back together,so that they play with the drive and ambition as a team that we were seeing last season, on the brink (so close but yet so far) of taking the club to a level not seen in over 100 years. Referring back to the drive and ambition we are also WITHOUT A MANAGER. All Villa supporters I am sure realise that this situation is serious, we have little time to pull out from the dive, I am sure Mr Lerner realises also as it will be the board and himself who will be left with the financial consequences if the worst becomes reality - and it will be the worst possible outcome for the many supporters left broken hearted.

So act now!!


Would you be content with 17th place this season?

Would you be content with 17th place this season?

Well, that could have been a better run of Christmas games couldn't it?

With only 1 win and 3 points in 6 games, we're certainly looking relegation fodder, and in fact, as results currently stand, only the fact that there are worse teams in the league will keep us up! So far, Houlier has averaged only 0.9 points a game, compared to 1.5 for KMAC and 1.6 for MON in his 3 full seasons. We all said that this was a 'transitional' season, and that we wouldn't be challenging top-4 again because of the time needed to settle a new manager in, so with that in mind, I ask would you be 'content' (not happy obviously!) with finishing in 17th place and avoiding the drop?

I'm going to say no. I wouldn't be!!

We're a better team that that, and we should be at least finishing in the top-10 as a bare minimum, otherwise we start to hinder our chances of luring the better players to B6.

I'd like your thoughts guys!


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 29 2010
Time: 3:57PM


Use your contacts within the club to get him sacked JF. Please 
29/12/2010 16:04:00
Dunno what them numbers are ^^^
29/12/2010 16:05:00
My report on VMC says most of it. It was the poorest Villa team I've seen in years. 4-0 against our Europa League team flattered you. It was a team with no heart for any kind of fight. What's happened to Brad? From best goalie in the EPL to a shadow which stems from a lack of confidence in those in front of him. I'm sure Dunnie would have tightened you up a bit at the back. You're heading for the trap door boys
29/12/2010 16:11:00
we are at the moment pedmachine I'd love to say sod off no way and all that but I just can't! And City didn't really get out of 2nd gear
The Fear
29/12/2010 16:21:00
I put the blame at the foot of the senior players who haves failed to deliver, can't take criticism and do not like the kids pushing them out
29/12/2010 17:01:00
Can't disagree with anything written above. The most annoying thing of it all is that the over paid pre madonnas who pull on the Villa shirt can't be arsed. I don't care who the manager is, if you like him or not or whether you agree with his tactics, as a proffessional football player they should be motivated to perform at least by their obscene wage packets. Randy stop their wages, no-one on that pitch yesterday should get paid and I'd fine them all for embarrassing the club (oh and you could use the money raised to refund our tickets and travelling expenses)
29/12/2010 17:08:00
pedmachine, Dunne has perhaps been our worst player this season - which is saying something given Warnock has been virtually ever-present. The player who would have made a difference to the scoreline if not the result is Ciaran Clark who, for some unfathomable reason, is not in the team week in, week out, when he has been our best defender this season.
29/12/2010 17:51:00
I think the only option in the short term is to give the first team back to Mcdo...
29/12/2010 19:29:00
Does anyone know why Clark isn't playing? Is he injured?
Adam Deuce
29/12/2010 20:15:00
Pete Colley talks the truth: he once called Mick McCarthy an eagle headed t**t. You don't get better than that.
29/12/2010 22:09:00
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