Writer: Carew AV
Date:Wednesday April 18 2012
Martin's Return !
On Saturday afternoon at 3 O'clock, Villa as you well know will play host to Sunderland and of course Martin O'Neil (a hero but abandoned ship).
This time two years ago this fixture would have been classed as a straight forward fixture where 3 points was a certainty, but as we know to well now, is that this is a game were we would be difficult to get a point out of.
This isn't the Villa i used to know, which is really sad because in the last 2 years the team i dearly love has collapsed to its knees, some would even say its a club in free fall.
The 2009-10 season as a fan is one of the greatest seasons I've ever seen as supporter of the claret and blue. It was a season where we could score as many as 6 goals in a match... 6-4 against Blackburn 5-2 against Burnley 2-4 against Reading 1-3 Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea 0-1 Man Utd
Some of these results against weaker sides, but we were in an era were we could DEMOLISH a side such as these, whilst also being able to claim a few extraordinary results.
Now I'm not saying the season was all fantastic i.e. 7-1 against Chelsea, but you could certainly say by a mile that season was 1st class. Maybe it was because of the calibre of players we had, Milner and Young (diver). But some would say it was because of a certain Irish man, who produced 3 consecutive 6th place finishes, and bought some brilliant players, but on the occasion bought some duds as well.
His positives outweighed his weaknesses in my honest opinion, disagree if you may but its for you to decide. The first final in 10 years at Wembley and a semi-final also shows the progression we were making, despite it taking 3 years. Since the shocking news were MON left, the club has lost that spark were teams used to see us as a tough game.
Now come the days of McLeish. One of the worst managers i have ever seen. The fact that he was manager of Blues was never the issue for me when he joined the club I'll stat that now. 2 relegation's in 3 seasons, and a Carling Cup win that came at the hands of an Arsenal mistake BY THE WAY doesn't to me give him the right to be the man who would create stability for a big club such as Aston Villa FC. Game after game, we see defensive tactics that don't even work, attractive football hahaha what a joke.
McLeish could have a team with Ronaldo and Messi, and still make us look crap. He simply cant understand how a club like us should play. Houllier at least tried to attack. We cant escape the fact we are the most boring team in the league, as much as i hate that statement but its a reality check. So when Martin O'Neil (the perfect man to be manager at Villa) despite leaving us 5 days before a season due to financial issues, I would any day of the week welcome him back with open arms, as I know many of you Villa fans would as well.
I know we have been injury ravished this season, and unfortunately Petrov (legend) was diagnosed with leukaemia, #pray4stan, we should unite as the massive fan base we are and make sure this Scottish idiot is relieved of his duties. I know some may say we should support the team in current times, but we wouldnt be in this situation if he was here. On Saturday I will be at the game, SINGING, yes SINGING.... Martin O'Neil's Claret and Blue army, with the hope that McLeish being a former blue will know that my opinion is he will NEVER be respected by me as a Villa Fan. Hopefully he will get the message that HE WILL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS MARTIN.
Hopefully he will notice he has no future at the club.
Hopefully the board will pick up on the fact that they let go one of THE BEST MANAGERS IN THE LEAGUE AND POSSIBLY EUROPE!!! If you are also there on Saturday, join me in LETTING MARTIN O'NEIL KNOW HE IS STILL LOVED BY THE VILLA DESPITE THE PAST UTV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MCLEISH OUT !!
Forum thread: Click Here and don't forget our current poll asks your opinion on MON's return.
Date:Wednesday April 18 2012
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