Lets not beat around the bush, what is happening at the club is a disgrace. Recently humbled by two relegation threatened teams in their last two games, Aston Villa aren’t even in a relegation battle after the Christmas, they are cut adrift at the foot of the table 11 points from safety after an astonishing 19 games without a win.
And…they couldn’t even beat Wycombe Wanderers teams in the cup. In contrast, the last couple of times they’ve travelled for cup games at Adams Park , Villa have won by five goals.
Whatever Aston Villa CEO Tom Fox may talk about enduring short-term pain for longer term gain, don’t listen. No good football plan involves allowing a team to sink so dramatically. No good business plan for a Premier League club involves the club getting relegated from the league to then miss out on the massively increasing television revenue that next season offers up.
The time has come for Aston Villa supporters to purposely engage in the matters of their club, you can’t let a bunch of American business men ruin it any longer. Together, supporters are a huge and powerful consumer group – to use the football business vernacular – but we must be united to be strong.
Meanwhile, here’s five reasons to be cheerful as Aston Villa fans…
4. CUP RUN
We’re still in the FA Cup boys and girls, despite a nightmare day. Don’t forget we still have the second best record in the FA Cup in the past year (so shove that up your butt Martin Lipton (journalist), who claimed this week that Villa didn’t deserve to be in the FA Cup).
Surely Villa will win the replay at Villa Park on a better pitch?
One other silver lining is at least Wycombe Wanderers will get some extra cash from the replay, whatever the result. Wycombe are a decent club with the right mentality, as was witnessed by their effort in rolling out the red carpet for visiting Villa fans.