It’s very much a day for statements from Aston Villa supporters on the current state of their club. Earlier today was a heart-felt and very frank statement from Stan Collymore and this evening the Aston Villa Supporters Trust have made a statement (below) after the poor series of results, the threat of relegation and the growing inconsistencies in the stories coming out of Villa Park.
As a member of the AVST board, it’s good to see the AVST making a public stand early this season because four points out of 27 is an alarming situation with a quarter of the season already gone. But the situation is not just about this season, as the rot has been eating the club away for the past four seasons now. We’ve had a chairman who put out a statement, when he announced he was selling up, that declared his heart wasn’t in it anymore. He also suggested he would appoint a chairman to take over if he didn’t sell up, an action that has failed to materialise. The lack of clear direction and progression is worrying.
Villa fans are encouraged to join and push the AVST to make the club accountable for the shambles of the present and last four seasons. Don’t sit back, the AVST is only as strong as the supporters who get involved. Like the Avengers, it is very much time to assemble. UTV
AVST Statement – October 20th 2015
The AVST feels it is important to comment on some of the recent goings on at Villa Park. A dreadful start to the season sees us yet again faced with a relegation battle and the club starting to be cut adrift in the relegation places.
Regardless of our individual views on who should be held accountable for the position we find ourselves in, the AVST wishes to remind those involved at all levels of the club that their first duty is to our loyal supporters. To provide them with a team they can be proud of and to show the ambition that a club of our stature deserves.
For two weeks now there have been stories leaking out of Villa Park, seemingly from both the manager and the club, and the AVST demand that this is brought to an end. Pantomime season does not start for another two months.
It seems there is a clear decision to be made and this should be at the forefront of the minds of our board. Do they believe Tim Sherwood is the man to take us forwards and do they believe it is appropriate for him to do so? If the answer is yes to both, then they need to publicly back their man and ensure that everyone starts pulling in the same direction to get us out of the mess we find ourselves in again.
If not, then this cannot be allowed to fester. An immediate change needs to be made in order that a replacement manager can have the maximum amount of time to arrest our slump.
We have had enough of the infighting. It is time for the club to take decisive action, one way or another.
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