The last two seasons have been a total disaster on the field.
Back in the Ellis days I often said his greatest triumph was the lowering of expectations of a lot of the fans. The last two years also saw that. We went from expecting to challenge for the top 4 to actually being relived not to be relegated.
With the appointment of Lambert today I do not expect he has come to Villa Park to be avoiding relegation. I am 100% sure his expectation levels are not for 16th and nor should they be. It is not a time for Villa fans to also accept second best. We had enough the past two seasons and now time to look forwards.
So, yes with Lambert I am getting to set some high targets for him to achieve. I do not believe that this is being too unfair or else why has he come to Villa ? So for the first season lets set Lambert some tough but fair targets, I am sure these are the same as what Lambert wants
Minimum of 9 home wins
More than 50 goals scored
Less that 45 goals conceded
Top ten placing and a points tally of around 50 or more
Get the average attendance back up to 36,000 plus
Buy some quality in the mould of Milner, Young etc
Actually make the likes of Gardner, Weimann Clark produce what we think they can
Only if we aim for the stars may we reach the moon. Only if we set targets worthy of the club then maybe we can get back up there with other clubs of own stature. In the three years he is contracted for we have to see at the end a chance of getting to that oh so important top 4 position.
If Randy back him is there any reason why we should be aiming any lower ?