Aston Villa - A View From A Young Villan
UK time is: 08:28:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A View From A Young Villan

I am a 17 year old from Worcester, UK, taking Advanced Construction level 3 at college, first year. But in my own time, I like writing book ideas. So, why am I saying this? Because I want to publish my first ever article. I have attempted to write a few whilst I was about 14, but obviously my grammar, punctuation and vocabulary wasn't as good. So, again, my first article. At nearly 1AM, wide awake, I found myself wondering what to do to pass time until I feel tired. So I went on iTunes, put a comedy podcast on and searched in the Google search bar 'Alex McLeish' to read the latest articles, looking for recent news hoping to see the headline 'McLeish sacked'.

The first article, published by Neil Moxley from The Daily Mail Online, titled 'Down and you're out: McLeish has three basement battles to save his job at Villa'.

Read more:

The second less attractive article, again by The Daily Mail Online, that caught my eye is titled 'I won't quit! McLeish vows to fight on after Villa are dragged into relegation dogfight' wrote by a sportsmail reporter.

Read more:

So far I haven't written much of this article, just gave information. Well, links. Like many of our fans, I would happily push this cracked nut off a cliff for how poorly he is managing our great and historic club. And I also do see the chuckle brothers (Randy and Faulkner) as half the blame for this mistake, along the Martin O`Neill spending spree. But overall, what do the club truly need?

Just a new manager? A new owner? A fresh start by getting rid of them all? Or pulling a Newcastle by going down?

n my opinion, I thing the Newcastle option is best. Sack McLeish, Put big Kev in charge and let him get experience, as well as the youngsters, in the Championship and pumping for a premiership return with blood thirsty youngsters and a well equipped Kevin McDonald. We are broke, unless we sell which we all know won't happen, and we have to work with youngsters. My idea is having a great, ready squad full of youngsters who resemble great players with a man who understands them. These are Gary Gardner, Marc Albrighton, Andres Weinmann, Eric Lichaj, Chris Baker, Ciaran Clark. We also have in the mix plenty of experienced players who can turn the wheel and pass off a few tricks.

Thank you for reading, I would very much appreciate feedback on the article and my idea. And feel free to express yourselves on anything Villa related!


Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Avfc94  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 26 2012

Time: 10:35AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Cheers for the article submission. I'd disagree with the 'we are broke' and also, think relegation is the very worst thing that could happen to us. Also, Kev Mac had his chance and kept saying he didn't know if he wanted it (don't blame him, as he said, the attention is 24/7) so .... !
The Fear
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:38:00

First off - very well written and balanced article mate - appreciated! Second off - got to disagree with yout Fear. Under KMAC we had 2 dissapointing results - 1 against newcastle where he went on record and said "I'm sorry, i got it wrong, it was my fault" - something the current incumbent has never had the bottle to do. Secondly, he only had like 4 games - 2 of which we won!! We're fickle fans, but surely we shouldn't judge KMAC on 2 bad games?? He's been brilliant with the youth, and imho deserves at least half a season?
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:50:00

you're not really disagreeing with me, you are disagreeing with Kev Mac. He kept saying he didn't know if he wanted the job. If you went to an interview saying that would you get it? If he'd wanted the job and banged their door down to demand it, the job was his.
The Fear
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:51:00

Sorry, just re-read your comment, and i suppose you're coming at it from the "He wasnt sure he wanted the job" angle.. ;) Best thing to do is sack mcloser and ask him again =)
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:51:00

lol ! Yeah, personally I'd love a manager who 100% wants the job, if that is him, so be it!
The Fear
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:53:00

Agree Fear,relegation is not an option,there is still a half descent team just needing a manager to manage and tweak them,a few players in and hay presto we should be top 6- to 10th next year,**** managers produce **** football.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:56:00

Yep, decent article but have to agree with JF, relegation is just what we don't need. We're not guarenteed to come back up..... Though I do agree with Kevin Mac for the last 3 matches on a caretaker role, that sadly that won't happen as Idiot won't go.... not until he's finished the job......
Pride of Lions
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:57:00

I agree with you mate but the only thing that worries me is the financial side... and i think we'd have trouble getting rid of some of our players because of high wages etc...
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 10:58:00

I think for now the best thing we can do is just hope to goodness we dont go down, and then sack him the day the season finishes.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 11:08:00

Relegation is not an option, we would then get an villa firesale and it would set us back years. Newcastle are the exception of what happens to a club that goes down, to get a more balanced reflection on what happens when you go down look at forest,Southampton , charlton, Portsmouth,two Sheffield clubs etc etc
Randy bollox
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 11:28:00

Well written lad! I also think going down would be a complete disaster. All we need is to stay up, axe Eck and put it the right man in charge this time.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 11:34:00

Randy bollox i fully agree with your sentiment relegation is not an option and villans need to stop entertaining it, its heart breaking believe me you do not want to experience it. there is no guarantee we will bounce back and what the consequences financially will mean for our great club
Shane Villains
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 11:43:00

Thanks for the feedback guys! And the reason I said my idea was because I feel as though we are heavily biased towards relegation now with our current manager, and I just feel as though, no matter what he tries, nothing can save us. Trying to hire most managers we all wish for will cost a fortune and even then, Randy most likely wouldn't put out what he won't get put back in. Unless we somehow tempted Roberto Martinez who is underrated by most. But my idea isn't cost effective and having a team and manager that will 'gel well' seems like a great way to restart. And sometimes restarting is the best way.
Avfc94 we do
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 11:46:00

Well written young man. Although most of it I disagree with, but that is the nature of healthy debate.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 11:58:00

I disagree that KMac should be put in charge. I thought he was awful in charge of us. Case in point was the Rapid Vienna game. We were rubbish and even when losing he bought of the Fonz and stuck him on the wing. A sign of things to come i thought
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 12:03:00

Opens a decent discussion which means an interesting article. For me I would leave Kev Mac. where he is the only parts of the club that are operating properly are the reserves and youth sections. If KevMac tried and failed we would lose that great experiance as a full time first team manager rarely steps back to reserve level. Old saying if it aint broke dont fix it.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 12:57:00

Agree Merlin on the long term. KMAC isn't the man. Leave him where he is doing a great job. However I do think that removing McMuppet for the final 3 games and having KMAC in charge would give the fans a sense of optimism and would avoid the negativity that is going to obviously happen.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 13:51:00

Worried that we would be less Newcastle more Middlesborough. See your point though.
Report Abuse
26/04/2012 16:24:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1118
2. ClivetheVillan 531
3. The Fear 465
4. kefkat 275
5. DeanoVilla 237
6. Fulford 237
7. Bonker 236
8. sirdennis 206
9. Villan57 202
10. thefacehead 193

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 0 3
12. Watford 3 0 3 0 0 3
13. AFC Bournemouth 3 1 0 2 -1 3
14. Aston Villa 3 1 0 2 -1 3
15. Spurs 3 0 2 1 -1 2
16. Stoke 3 0 2 1 -1 2
17. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Pugh: I have put myself in the manager's thoughts
AFC Bournemouth : 28/08/2015 08:17:01
Howe: Leicester have had a flying start
AFC Bournemouth : 28/08/2015 08:06:00
The Foxes Visit Dean Court
AFC Bournemouth : 28/08/2015 07:49:01
Analysis - Swans Benefiting From Playing To Gomis' Strengths
Swansea : 27/08/2015 22:06:00
Southampton : 27/08/2015 21:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Sunderland will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 84%
Lose 2%
Draw 14%