The next few games will not only defy Villa’s season but may also defy Villa’s future. Aston Villa is a club in free fall, or as I believe it; a crisis! I am not the one to become negative but all my finger nails are almost bitten off. We’ve struggled in the league, failed to progress to the cup final in expense of a League 4 side and there has been zero transfer activity.
Randy Lerner has a huge decision to make, back or sack. Now I am not blaming Lerner at all, he’s funded the club millions over the last couple of years, including 20 million in the summer. And I bet that he’s also paying a lot of wage money. Also 20 million is a lot of money, I believe that Everton and Stoke have spent less. If Lerner was to sack P. Lambert he would have to find a replacement under 24 hours, Di Matteo comes to mind. Or he opens his wallet and gives Lambert, perhaps 10 million. That’ll be enough, I hope.
The lack of transfer activity is also making me a bit nervous because Newcastle, Reading, QPR and Sunderland have all spent. They’ve also brought in some quality players, we’ve done nothing. What worries me is that we have no targets, no rumours what so ever. One of the only links we’ve had, Sissoko has stated his desire to join Newcastle!
“Newcastle is a club that attracts me, even if they do not have a good ranking currently, but I am not scared by that,” – Sissoko
I was behind Lambert at the beginning, but something is seriously wrong. Youth hasn’t worked, I want to see the likes of Vlaar, Dunne, Warnock, Ireland and Bent all starting. I don’t care if they aren’t ‘quality’ players; I think they’d do better then those we’ve seen playing. I’d also like to apologise for the rant, but man; this has been a tough and embarrasing period as a Villa fan.