I’m getting used to this misery, it’s depressingly predictable and it seems to last ages – this is the fifth season of pain for Villa supporters. I look at the recent Villa line-up and there’s some decent players in the first 11, even decent internationals, but there just doesn’t seem to be any ideas from the management team in how to ultilise them. Lambert’s latest record is shameful.
Anyway, here’s five reasons for Aston Villa fans to be cheerful…
1. We have a record-breaking manager. In fact, Lambert is something of a legend when it comes to inscribing his name into Villa folklore. In his first season he oversaw Villa’s worse start in 54 years, before equally the record of most home defeats in a season with nine. The next season, Lambert went one better and chalked up 10 home defeats, an all time record in Villa history.
2. Carlos Sanchez had a decent five to ten minute spell.
3. Joe Cole had a decent five to ten second spell.
4. If you’re having a bad time at work and are worried about your job safety with your current employers and being able to pay your mortgage, don’t be. If Paul Lambert can get a new four-year contract based on what he’s achieved so far at Aston Villa Football Club, then with just the minimum of extra effort, you’ll probably get a massive Christmas bonus and a huge wage raise in the new year.
The secret seems to be that nobody really cares what you do at your job, as long as you just turn up. Becoming friends with someone with a beard at work and also growing one yourself (still worth a try, if your a lady) for a couple of weeks will probably also help your cause.
5. After getting beaten to nil three times last season against Spurs, Lambert was obviously saving the team in the last five games for the upcoming Spurs game to make sure of getting revenge at Villa Park.
In case he hasn’t got any ideas as to how to beat Spurs, maybe the Holte End and North Stand can help out with this short-term solution to Villa’s attacking problem?
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