4. Supporters are not alone
Villa supporters are not alone in their dissatisfaction with the direction of the club, as they have been backed by a growing number of ex-Villa greats who have made their thoughts known that the current direction on the pitch just isn’t good enough.
Ex-Villa chairman Doug Ellis, ex-boss Graham Taylor, Andy Gray, Mark Bosnich, Ian Taylor, Paul McGrath and even Emile Heskey, have voiced their serious concerns about the present situation being not good enough.
Gray reflected some supporter’s initial apathy that Villa ultimately are too good or big to go down, but Villa’s shocking goal drought has blown away his complacency.
“I never thought for minute until the last two or three weeks that Villa would go down but I now have serious doubts about it. If you can’t get a goal, you are seriously struggling,” said the former Villa striker.
In terms of what the club has been offering its supporters on pitch, former Villa keeper Mark Bosnich certainly hit the nail on the head.
“There’s only so far they can push the fans”, said Bosnich. “Before the fans start turning around and saying, you know what, I’m not going to pay my season ticket year in and year out to watch this cr*p.”
Even the voice of God joined in this week on Twitter, reflecting the anger many Villans are feeling right now.
Paul McGrath tweeted:
“Hate to see the club I love in the state it’s in at the moment , needed investment four years ago , Villa now in panic mode . Disgrace. UTV.”
5. Mourinho’s Bogey
Until the weekend at least, Villa still have one proud record that Lambert hasn’t destroyed (yet) and that’s the fact Jose Mourinho has never won a game against Villa at Villa Park.
Records of this ilk are what Aston Villa should be celebrating more often and not the kind that Lambert increasingly tortures us all with. UTV