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Two Villa Fans Say Give Houllier A Chance

Two Villa Fans Say Give Houllier A Chance

Two Vital Villa stalwarts ask for patience and support amongst the hysteria surrounding Gerard Houllier. Brave men!

Give him a chance

Let's not give up hope yet.

Just imagine that Houllier uses a knowledge of European players that we are not used to seeing and brings in half a dozen good players without breaking the bank in the Jan and Summer windows, and gets rid of some of the higher paid, non playing players that we all talk about?

Imagine starting next season with 5/6/7 good players from around Europe in the squad, earning the money saved from the departed Sidwell, NRC, Carew, Pires, Ireland, Dunne, Davies, Heskey (or is that last one just wishful thinking), and possibly Warnock, L Young and maybe a big fee from Ash. Plus some really promising youngsters who have had the experience of a difficult premier league season and one or two less experienced younger players like Herd and G Gardner.

Maybe I am just a 'glass half full' type, but if he sorts out the things that MON got wrong, then it could be a good 3/4 years ahead, with some good kids maturing into the 1st team. I know that GH has not got the team fighting to win like MON did, but I would like to see what he can do after presiding over a couple of transfer windows. Randy can't have just plucked a name out for manager.

He must have got advice from people who know football, so lets not write him off too soon.

Give him a chance.


A plea for perspective

Back the manager I know this goes against the grain but I still think we have to back Mr Houllier.

Not that I'm a fan of his in any way right now but I can't see a better way through this nightmare than to all get behind the manager and whichever players are not walking around with their arses in their hands (Carew, Ireland et al) and push forward.

If we get rid of him now it will be tantamount to the manager leaving 5 days before the start of the season (and we all know how that worked out when MON left) and if we make his and the players' lives a drudge they will respond in kind and never pick themselves up.

I know it's difficult but if we want to get out of this I can't see any other realistic way than to work together as a team.

If we still want rid come may, let it be known but until such a time our complaining will do nothing but harm.

Villan Of The North

The sane part of me agrees, the football side of me (ie the insane part) says we are 3 points off bottom place, the squad appear in disarray and the game at Man City was nothing short of woeful, albeit having seen the replays, that second goal shouldn't have been allowed!

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

Writer:NeilH111 / Villan Of The North
Date:Thursday December 30 2010
Time: 10:20AM


No, get rid. GH is a terrible appointment.
30/12/2010 10:24:00
The word 'Imagine' appears rather too often for my liking...the only thing Villa fans are imagining now is relegation...Yes Houllier has had no time to bring in new players yet, but he has had time to steady the ship, and he's failed completely...I say get a new manager in now and just hope to stay up....because after watching Villa this season I cant see anything but misery ahead.
30/12/2010 10:30:00
And what if we chuck money at the problem do you think he is going to all of a sudden come up with a way of playing that does'nt resemble a shower of *****e headless chickens all chasing the ball. The problem is the frenchy even with the senior players back the shambles is still there for all to see. Lets not give him a penny to spend lets get rid Randy NOW.
30/12/2010 10:36:00
just get behind the manager and team instead of being fickle and always criticise... if we get rid of houllier we will be in a worse position than we are in the moment?
30/12/2010 10:42:00
We're not fickle, just aint that keen thats all....
Stourbridge Villan
30/12/2010 10:50:00
We already gave him a chance. He's taken us to 3 points off rock bottom with over half of the season gone (& Chelsea away next); alienated most of the fans by showing where his loyalties lay and clearly upset most of the squad as well. He needs to go NOW before his wasted all of out money in Jan.
30/12/2010 10:51:00
I usually agree with a lot of what these two people say, but not in this case. We are on a super-slippery slope here. Even if GH went now and we had a similar window this time around to last time ... even if nothing happened in the window ... the players we have now are still good enough to bring us up the league with a manager who can motivate, organise etc. I'm not putting forward any names, but I'm convinced many, if not most, could do the simple managerial stuff much better than GH is doing.
30/12/2010 10:52:00
Right now all i can say is Alex Ferguson and manchester united!! any one remember his first season?
Astonian Villan
30/12/2010 11:03:00
ok we`ll give dem a chance........right count to ten ,now run after dem with sticks!!!!
paul muldrew
30/12/2010 11:07:00

We lose against Chelsea

We scrape a draw against Sunderland

We are bottom or second from bottom

We get rid of 50% of our defenders

We are favourites for relegation.

Having imagined all that, as you suggest, now try to imagine what sort of players will be happy to come to VP. I can imagine it all too clearly:

players that other clubs are desperate to get rid of

players long past their best and looking for one last big pay day

untried youngsters from the French Second Division

players who will not look out of place in the second (or third) division.

What a nightmare.

chocolate teapot
30/12/2010 11:08:00
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