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Oh No! We've Avoided The Drop!!

Oh No!  We've Avoided The Drop!!

Oh no! We have avoided the drop.

It's had time to sink in. Aston Villa will not be relegated this season. Woo-hoo!

The question is.....Why does it not feel like party time?

Is it because we feel that we were too good to go down, and we should not have been down there anyway? I don't thinks so.

I think it is because we are afraid. Afraid that we are now facing another season of McLeish. You know it, and I know it.

Many words have been used to describe his reign lately, untenable, dead man walking, useless. The fact is that he has achieved the minimum requirement.

Keep us in the division. For this reason alone he will get another season. Already he is describing his plans for next year. Plans that don't include Carlos Cuellar, who should surely be offered a new deal. His current wage is irrelevant. Offer him what he is now worth as a player. At the moment he is going to be earning nothing nest season. He certainly doesn't have the option of going back to Rangers. Perhaps he has got an offer from Spain, that we can't match. Fair enough but the club should be telling us as much.

No doubt Fear will tell me I am wrong, and that he isn`t going. I so hope that is true. {No, can`t tell you that I`m afraid, he is off JF}

Another season of (I'm not a defensive manager - lowest scoring team in the premier league two years running) McLeish will drive more support away, and will only have postponed relegation for a year. Finally, if I am wrong, and he does go, who should replace him? A big name manager will not come now, so who should it be.

Just as England needed an Englishman to come in after Capello, (should have been Pearce though), we need a Villa man to come in and re-unite the club. Someone who knows the true value of the young players at the club, and will continue to support their development.

Time to step up to the plate Gordon Sidney Cowans, your club needs you!


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Date:Monday May 7 2012
Time: 6:34PM


You see this is the problem with us, Cowans has not been a manager what on earth make anyone think Cowans would be any good at all, I don't think so, there is no one out there with the experience that we need, Gordon no I am sorry, Peter Withe no I am sorry, Kmac, no not a chance, all would fail as we are in the hardest league in the world of football,, do you all remember when Bolton fans were over the moon to get Coyle,, now look at them, I am sorry but the only teams that prosper are the ones with a manager of 4 years or more.,
07/05/2012 19:20:00
07/05/2012 19:28:00
We do not need a big name manager, but would be happy if it was a Benitez, Villa Boas or Capello. It does not have to be an ex Villa Man (and personally not keen on Laursen, Withe, KMAC or Sid). It needs to be someone who is looking to forage a career and build on a growing reputation (Lambert, Poyet, Zola, Hughton etc). But despite the bluster I think we all know that Norwich is his last game. Money talks and without any fans, we have no money. Randy had a decision to make and that was McMuppet or the supporters. On this occasion he will have listened and he will try and ignore the vocal protests, but he will have heard loud and clear the sound of wallets snapping shut all over Brum. Shut the door on the way out please Alex . . . . . . . .
07/05/2012 19:36:00
Not right those of you wanting Hughton, after having Eck for a season. Granted he's a much better manager than Eck but he's still managing BC. For me, if you're realistic, Villa can't attract a big name or experienced manager, for this reason they should be looking outside of the box., someone associated with Villa or an upcoming manager. I expect ECK to stay as Randy hasn't listened to the Villa fans for a couple of years now, but if he does go, I'd like to see the bleeders of Colins, Dunne, the drink drivers and fighters to leave and for K-mac and his fellas to run the show, as I'd rather go down with a Villan on deck.
07/05/2012 19:51:00
I have a lot of time for Sid, know him as a friend as do many others but he is not upto the job for me. He is part of the current coaching team that are putting this current shower on the park each week. If he were upto the job we would be seeing sign of his input each week. Sadly we are not although I would question how much input he is able to have on the training pitch as I hear it is mainly Grant that is doing the coachin, not a bad gig to get on the back of 3 previous relegations in his career. I think the way Houlier and McLeish have been treated by the fans and the restrictions on ambition and spending imposed by the board would limit our options for a new manager this season. Despite the claret and blue glasses we all look out of, we have to face facts and see that on the outside we are not an attractive proposition for top managers and players at the minute so an out of work manager may be our only option and they are usually out of work because they are crap. I cannot see Martinez wanting to come to us, neither Paul Lambert unless Randy Lerner is to change tact amd start spending again. Those 2 managers are ambitious and their careers could be over before they have really taken off if they came to Villa Park with no money and fans on the back after a dozen games into a 3 year contract. I think its a job for an experienced manager to deal with the expectations of the fans as well as the over hyped, over paid players we have at the club at present who clearly think they are better than they are yet have failed to perform for the last 2 managers. Who is anyones guess but Sid is not for me however mch of a legend he is at tis great club.
07/05/2012 20:18:00
Need someone who can work with and promote the academy. The academy is a big part of our future. Carruthers and Johnson need game time next year. Whoever comes in needs to get in Delfounsoe's head and get that boy going.
07/05/2012 20:24:00
Delfounso needs to get going out of the gate,
07/05/2012 20:50:00
i have a bad feeling we are stuck with ginge... we shall see i guess
07/05/2012 20:54:00
I hope, that this time next week, weare officially looking for a new manager.
Pride of Lions
08/05/2012 01:03:00
If we get rid of the clown, I'll take Stuart Pearce please. You cannot fail to get behind a manager like him, it will be blood and guts every game and as I agree we won't attract a superstar manager, Pearce would have my vote.
08/05/2012 07:54:00
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