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Relegation Might Not Be The Worst?

Relegation Might Not Be The Worst?

Relegation May Not Be the Worst

Before we see numerous amounts of responses below saying that this is outrageous and relegation can't not happen, hear me out.

I'm not for relegation, just stating some interesting things and maybe what we could expect.

We all remember the final day of the season of 2009, where Villa played against Newcastle, this game would determine whether Newcastle would stay in the Premier League or not. The result was 1-0 to Villa, this saw Newcastle getting relegated and this also marked the final game for Gareth Barry in the Villa shirt, he marked his farewell with a goal.

This resulted in a massive transition for Newcastle; which saw many average players on high wages leave and created room for new players. Some of the players that left were Owen, Geremi, Bassong, Martins, Beye, and Duff and in total made 23.5 million. With little players coming in, they developed their youth and once they made the change to the Premier League they were easily capable of buying Ben Arfa and Tiote. A change of manager was also seen, with Chris Haughton given a chance.

Some journalists say that there very much is a similarity of the Newcastle in 2009 and Villa today. We have a lot of average players and on high wages; a move to the championship would really fix that. And more importantly would result to an end of McLeish. Newcastle managed to win the Championship the following year and ever since have been established as a strong Premier League team.

Today we are seeing Newcastle challenging for the Champions League, they have a good scout system located in France. They also have a very strong manager in charge, Alan Pardew. Strange things have happened, but if Villa did get relegated this season I will be in tears but it could result in a better future. With so many similarities between Newcastle of 2009 and Villa today, we could see a completely transformed team in two years time.

Of course I hope this will all occur without Championship football, but the spotlight is on Lerner and I hope he uses Newcastle as a model for how to transform Villa.

__villa__

Related threads:

Do You think We Will Get Relegated - POLL
The Relegation Rivals Thread
Relegation Ramifications
You wont go down



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Writer:__villa__
Date:Thursday April 26 2012
Time: 2:37PM

Comments

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Mmmmm - yeh I'm sure Coventry thought they would come straight back up after their 27 year stay in the old first division. relegation could go the other way, with us being the new Charlton Athletic
bigolbear1970
26/04/2012 14:46:00
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Interesting points and quite right in my opinion, but let's hope it doesn't become a reality.
strangybob
26/04/2012 14:48:00
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Yeah, I can see your point, but what happened to Leeds? Southampton? Norwich? Portsmouth? Coventry? Charlton? and probably many more. They have all been relegated from the top flight, and have also gone down to league 1. I certainly don't think we would come straight back up.
calavfc
26/04/2012 14:49:00
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Sheffield Wednesday are also an example of how it can go horribly wrong. They haven't been back since they were relegated 12 years ago.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
26/04/2012 14:57:00
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I've been thinking that relegation might not be the end of the World for a while. I agree with all the comments above & that it would be a risk but without a considerable amount of investment & a top notch manager I think we'll be in the same situation next year if we stay up. Last season was a disaster until the last few games ,this year worse . At least in the Champonship we might win a few games ,play football & consolidate & as stated above clear out the high paid average performers + Eck . Don't want to go down but I also don't want another season like the last two
AstonBilla
26/04/2012 15:02:00
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There are possible similarities with Newcastle perhapsbut as you say, they have Pardew. What do we have?.... a toilet on legs!
Pride of Lions
26/04/2012 15:17:00
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We wouldn't get out of the championship if our board were in charge of hiring and firing regardless. We need a DoF ASAP. Faulkner can keep behind the scenes and leave the football to football people then.
Villan444
26/04/2012 15:26:00
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We are more likely to do a Shef Weds/Cov than a Newcastle. I remember the pain of relegation under Billy McNeill, and the gulf between the divisions/difficulty of bouncing back is way bigger now. Relegation will be all of our worst nightmares, and then some.
onlyteaminthemids
26/04/2012 15:34:00
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And you have faith in Lerner getting the next managerial appointment right because?
Randy bollox
26/04/2012 15:38:00
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our latest poll asks if we are staying up or going down
The Fear
26/04/2012 15:38:00
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