This season actually ended a long time ago, probably as early as December, but Villa were finally put out of their misery as the curtain came down on the shocking 2015/2016 season.
It was a season of unprecedented failure in the history of the club
Villa finished an amazing 64 points behind Leicester City. Villa’s three wins in the whole season is what a decent team could have pulled off in just a week, if they had a mid-week game. It was a season of unprecedented failure in the history of the club.
The buck is very much at the feet of Lerner and his false messiah, Tom Fox. The ex-Villa CEO ultimately failed in his overhaul of the club, while Lerner sought a buyer. Unfortunately, Lerner was as good at selling a club, as he was at running one.
A massive overhaul is needed for this club to make it’s way back. To swing a club from winning only three games to one that will need to win a majority of games next season, will be no mean task. For starters, a new owner and manager need putting in place and the latest rumours of the past week don’t exactly fire-up much encouragement that we’re about to get some miracle workers.
While we continue to limp along in limbo, here’s five reasons to be cheerful as Aston Villa fans…
4. Announcements Forthcoming
Patience is a virtue, but as Villa supporters we’ve been patient enough on the key issues concerning the club. News drifting around the Emirates was that news of the new owners would be forthcoming this week, after the ‘fit and proper’ test has been passed.
Whether such news will be announced remains to be to seen, but the sooner the better. As for the new boss, I’m not convinced by Di Matteo will have his eye on the ball in terms of what needs to be done. Pearson, if he’s been expecting to get back into management with Villa, will surely have done a few weeks due diligence on the situation and what players he’ll need to turn the good ship Villa around.
Lets get on with it, shall we?