December 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm #758354
We needed a win from either the Newcastle match or todays game to stand a chance of survival and it didn’t happen, even the most optimistic Villa fan must be realistic and admit that’s it for us now.
It’s a shame as the goal West Ham scored before half time was a bit of a wonder strike out of the blue, but a more organised defence wouldn’t have allowed that much space down the left. A few lucky bounces and we could have got the winner, but it wasn’t to be. We were far the better team in the second half, which was encouraging, and Ayew and Veretout were both standout performers for me. We didn’t look like a team bottom of the league, but that’s been the story of our season, edged out of most games by a single goal or individual errors costing us.
In a way I feel like I can relax a bit now: Villa are playing for pride, and the slim chance that 3 other teams go on a horrendous run. I’m really not sure we’ll go straight back up, and we could lose our best players at the end o the season. To be honest, I’d rather see us win 15+ games a season in the championship than see us win a handful of games all season in the Premiership.December 26, 2015 at 5:33 pm #758438
i agree we looked certain to go down , our only hope now is a good run AND some disasterous runs our peers AND a lot of luck .
so its over then .
i thing garde is being too cautious not starting with traore – he is someone who can win games on his own .
im still not impressed by gana , veretout is a lot better going forward , i thinkwe missed sanchez.
but this team will struggle to win games in any league, not enough goal power.December 27, 2015 at 9:39 am #759113
leicester looked certain to go down last season,look at them now,unfortunately when villa board in all its wisdom decided to employ a foriegn manager with no experience in the english game,let alone the premiership,this stupid decision is why you are where you are now,going down is costly ,loss of tv revenue,millions of sale price of club and loss of top players to other clubs and last but not least finding a manager good enough to get you srtaight back up.happy new year to you allDecember 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm #759518
dont like the name of this thread at all! we are all entitled to opinions but never forget its just that an opinion.. ! of course its not looking good yadder yadder yadder.. and I know that the headline is written in slight gest and I should probably get a sense of humour.. blah blah, blah, buts its neither helpful nor correct to go around saying we are relegated.. those that already think its all over then please stay away from Villa park until it is actually all over.. you can then prance around villa park in complete smugness telling people I told you so after the west ham game we were relegated!December 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm #759521
keom please give it a rest with the foreign manager nonsense! As far as I’m aware the Watford manager is foreign as is the Leicester manager, saints manager, west ham manager.. the other team teams in the relegation zone actually have English managers! and don’t say it its beacaue he bought lots of foreign players with no prem league experience.. look at Watford, they bough 19 players in the summer and installed a foreign manager with no prem league experience.. these are all facts by the way not conjecture or opinion!
Since Garde has come in we have picked up draws against Saints (away) Newcastle (away) , Man City at home and West ham at home who have one of the strongest away records in league.. of course we need wins,, but those of that actually watch Villa see a mared improvement since Gadre came in,, and in my opinion our 2 best plaers in recenet games have been veratout and Ayew.. two French players with no prem experience!December 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm #759839
I take your point Jimmy, I did wonder afterwards if I should have added a question mark after the title of the thread, but it really would take a minor miracle for us to recover now, I think 3 wins were needed from this current run of 4 games for us to be in a with a chance in the new year but it hasn’t happened.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for us to stay up and will continue to support the team every game and hope we get as many points as we can. I’d love to be wrong, there is no joy to be had in being vindicated by what at the moment seems like an inevitable outcome. I still have hope and will back the team as ever but I’m just trying to be realistic. I do agree that if people go to the games and think were already relegated and don’t back the team then that’s not healthy.December 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm #760652
thanks for your comment Agil. My rant was a bit too strong so apologies.. I think we are all hurting and dealing with it as we can.. I’m forever an optimist and its not over till the fat lady and all that.. we are playing ok and deserve a break of some sort.. I wanted 16 points in bag post the sunderland game.. that’s not going to happen now but win our next 2 and we should be off the bottom.. a small step in the right direction.. of course we need to win them though!
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