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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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Martinez, Poyet, Lambert, Holloway, AVB, Me, My mum, My nan... Anyone would be better than McMUPPET....
08/05/2012 22:53:00
AVbornandbred: Wanna bet?
08/05/2012 21:29:00
I'd be happy with Curbishley. What about Mackay from Cardiff? He may be looking for a new challenge. Those talking about Villas Boas, Capello or Benitez are just dreaming. Why would any of them come to VP? Realistically we shall have to look for a younger manager, probably from outside the Premier League, still looking to build a career.
chocolate teapot
08/05/2012 11:26:00
If they want to see what giving him another season would do look at blackburn nuff said . Would go with poyet,zola etc but doubt any of them would come without lifting the spending restrictions this may not be popular but how about Curbishly ? its outside the box but ex Villan who did a good job of keeping Charlton up for years, on a low budget.
08/05/2012 10:32:00
Unless he is sacked next week we will have him until he either empties VP or relegates us. COTVABU
irish villa
08/05/2012 10:17:00
Gary Neville?
Chelt Villan
08/05/2012 10:15:00
Talking sense there whvilla. It goes to show how good decision-making at board level is vital. It will take a long time to recover from the downward spiral. I can't see a way out of it that doesn't involve the owner dipping his hand in his pocket.
08/05/2012 09:06:00
mcleish will still be in charge next season - i am 100% sure. I'd love poyet, zola, rodgers or martinez; withe and cowans would bring back the feel good factor and get VP rocking but we have to face reality. Mcleish will still be manager next year.
08/05/2012 08:11:00
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
I hope, that this time next week, weare officially looking for a new manager.
Pride of Lions
08/05/2012 01:03:00
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