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…
3. STAYING CLASSY
While a few Villans vented their anger directly at the players boarding the team bus and had more constructive, yet still heated pitchside discussions with Villa captain Micah Richards too, the majority of Aston Villa’s away fans have come away with respect.
Several Sunderland fans on Twitter applauded Villans for their support of their team and humour, despite Villa’s poor showing.
— Craig Middleton (@CraigMiddas) January 2, 2016
Better was to come at Wycombe, with the home team’s boss Gareth Ainsworth sharing his praises of Villa’s following to the media.
“It’s great and just fantastic for the Villa fans to clap us off, because they are in a bit of disarray at the moment,” said Ainsworth.
So for them to have the respect to do that for my boys, i’d just say thank you.”