Villa fans see Helenius rise, Baker drop and season end
Out the FA Cup again without a whimper against a lower league team. Fine, if Villa were pushing for Europe, but now there’s really nothing left for the club to play for this season. Don’t the players have any pride anymore? What exactly are Lambert’s tactics? If the team want to avoid getting booed off the pitch, may I suggest putting more effort in on the pitch. It’s a sorry state of affairs, so what are the five reasons to be cheerful for Villa fans?
1. The FA Cup doesn’t matter much according to Lambert, so it’s no big deal getting beat by a Division One at home. Right? It’s at least better than being knocked out of a cup by a Division Two team, like last season. Progress?
2. There was no injuries during the game. Unfortunately though, Nathan Baker got injured in the warm-up. At the moment, this sums Villa up.
3. At least Helenius proved a point by bagging his first proper Villa goal, which is a good sign in view of the Kozák injury. His goal scoring record before Villa was decent and he scored a couple in preseason for Villa too, so why does Jordan ‘No Goals’ Bowery get the nod over him normally?
4. Of the 24,038 at Villa Park for the FA Cup game, 6,000 odd were Sheffield United fans, meaning only 18,000 or so Villa fans witnessed what some have called the worst performance by Villa in recent times at Villa Park.
5. The 2013/14 season is already over now (unless Lambert takes us into a relegation battle). You can now look forward to the World Cup in Brazil and a better FA Cup run in the 2014-15 season.