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Desperately Sad At Where We Are, BUT....

Desperately Sad At Where We Are, BUT....

revdpete says:

I was a shocked, upset and down right angry at yesterday (Swansea) as anyone. I really thought we'd turned the corner. When I saw the team (whilst eating my very nice beef bap in the Holte Suite) I was worried. How many times have we proved Gab is not a winger, and yet thats the change you make? I was in two minds as to wether it should have been wholesale changes like were made by Swansea, or exactly the same and bring on 3 later in the game. I think Swansea proved the change was the right thing.

Why do I say that. Because we were tired from the off, we were second to every ball, we were struggling to close down, we were as the game went on leaving our full backs exposed time and time again. For all the credit that should be given to Swansea, they got their away win because they had more energy. End of. Hindsight is a great thing isn't it.

So how does it leave me feeling about Alex McLeish? After calming down, pretty much the same. Was bemused (still am) by the appointment, he has a lot to do to prove to me as a supporter that he is as good as Randy and Paul believe. But should we really be changing manager NOW?

Have to say I can't see the logic.

We won't go down this year. In my opinion this is one of the worst premierships in terms of quality for a long time. There are some truly poor sides.

To stick rather than twist will prove once and for all if Alex McLeish is even a good manager. It will give the board and owner chance to sit back in May and say ok what did we achieve? I think it will also give us as supporters much more right to say 'you got this so wrong' if we finish below 8th (our squad is good enough to finish there with a good manager in this present league). It will also give us stability of sorts in what has been a truly awful 18 months. Do we really want to be appointing Ian Holloway or Big Sam as our 6th manager (counting caretakers MON, Mc1, Hou, Mc2, Mc3) in that time? Will we attract any player if thats our record.

Don't get me wrong, this is not saying I believe he is a great manager and will come good. I think he's a decent bloke who at the present moment is on a hiding to nothing. But he decided to take the job, so he has to work with that.

What about transfers. Must admit when I heard Keane, I thought 'here we go'. But what if there is method in that? What if we know that in the rest of this season we still are going to need to keep Ireland under wraps sometimes (he isn't that long back from injury and AM noted that himself). Is then not a 2 month loan logical? Piennar? Well I think he's a decent player, he could add something. Kranjcar? Again, yes he could add something. Maybe those two could show Gab and Bent and Bannan that we are still looking forward, and stop them leaving for wherever as has been muted?

Anyway, I'm just thinking out aloud, trying to give us a bit of reason in this so unreasonable situation. I have a great fear that we will all end up tearing this great club of ours apart. And Villa Park will be a poorer place for it. As was witnessed by the riot lines of stewards around Villa Park at the end of the Swansea game. Do I want that for Villa Park? No.

Of course I am as fickle as the rest of you and should we loose against Bristol and Everton I'll be getting my banners out!

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Writer:revdpete
Date:Tuesday January 3 2012
Time: 3:51PM

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I'd rather he admitted the mistake and went, but then, from his comments, none of this is his fault so......... Should never have been done this, it is turning nasty as you could see yesterday with the way they lined all the stewards up
The Fear
03/01/2012 15:57:00
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Rev, as we approach (I believe) the equalling of the number of successive home defeats (five), I hesitate to hope.
the_lergy
03/01/2012 16:13:00
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Is that the record Lergy? 5 home losses in a row?
The Fear
03/01/2012 16:14:00
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Not saying it's good Lergy. Just saying could it be worse if we get what we wish for.
revdpete
03/01/2012 16:16:00
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Yes it's 5 Fear, back in 1963. Were you not there?
revdpete
03/01/2012 16:19:00
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http://www.statto.com/football/teams/aston-villa/records
revdpete
03/01/2012 16:21:00
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I was -6 at the time, then again, dad would have been so... I'll stop there.
The Fear
03/01/2012 16:24:00
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Lol. You youngsters!
revdpete
03/01/2012 16:27:00
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No buts....we need change....in varied departments around the club
reza
03/01/2012 16:27:00
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Yes hindsight is a wonderful thing but wasn't it obvious the players would be tired? It was obvious to you, it was obvious to the Swansea manager, it was obvious to many people on this forum, but not, it seems, to Alex McLeish, a professional football manager with twenty years experience. The mind boggles.
Saurat
03/01/2012 16:29:00
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