After one point from six games and a growing sense that Aston Villa football club is spiraling into uncertainty. After being labelled as everything from a soap opera to a circus, a concern has been raising amongst Villa fans to the seemingly weekly dose of pictures of Villa players goofing around in training.
At first, they thought it was just a case of the club’s PR machine thinking supporter’s were born yesterday and trying to put on a brave face to cover up Randy Lerner leaving the club in limbo, after telling us to wait until the end of the season to find out what is going on at the club.
However, based on the hard evidence of the results of the last six Villa games it seems that Villa’s ‘training methods’ maybe directly at fault.
When a batch of particularly jokey training photos preceded a 4-1 drubbing by Swansea City, suspicions arose that the Villa players were just on a big jolly all week.
Rumours leaked out of Bodymoor this week that the player’s felt with resident kill-joys Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa now out the way, the high jinx and tom-foolery could now step up a level.
In the picture above, the players seem to be doing impressions of Antonio Luna’s defending to the Villa left-back’s face (apparently a tradition back in Spain at his ex-clubs too).
Surely the player’s time would be better spent on finally learning how to defend properly?
Also alarming from these happy camper training pictures is Paul Lambert being exposed as a fun and jovial character, a real king of the banter.
“Yeah, Paul’s whole serious match day persona, of a sour-faced grumbling out-of-his-depth manager is just a big wind-up,” a source close to Lambert told MOMS.
“The whole mumbling accent and his team selections are all just a big joke. It’s an act. He’s actually a half-decent manager, but he’s got a bet on with Mr Lerner at the moment, as to who can be the biggest clown at the club.”
Haha, very funny guys, but maybe it’s time to start taking this season seriously? UTV
A Venglos View is a satirical (and sometimes surreal) look at the Villa. And just to spell it out to certain people, some of it, believe it or not, is actually made up.
Final word: On a serious note, yes, we all know it must be a right old laugh earning thousands of pounds for playing football all week, while some of us live out the daily struggles and blue collar work depicted in Bruce Springsteen songs, but please don’t spin us the yarn with these pictures that everything at the club is hunky dory.
You’re not kidding any one. We want our Villa back.