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Offline PaulWinch again

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The last 6/7 years
« on: October 01, 2016, 06:49:18 PM »
This can be moved if it fits elsewhere, but I kind of wanted to address the holistic calamity of the last 6/7 years. It seems that at every level we have been a disaster.
 We had an owner who flip flopped between apathy and ,well, lunacy. He made countless bad decisions including hiring a manager who had just been relegated with an awful side. He also hired Tom Fox, whose crowning achievement was somehow thinking Tim Sherwood was the only suitable candidate in football to manage Villa.

As these bewildering decisions mounted we lost game after game, limped along surviving in top flight before finally, inevitably, being relegated in humiliating circumstances.
In all of that time there was a period where we went four years withoutgetting a substantial, if any, transfer fee for a player. We had players just sitting on big contracts contributing nothing.

On the pitch across these years I can probably count on the fingers of my two hands the number of players who could be counted as successes. The vast majority of players were either woefully inadequate in their footballing ability, or they had no sense of character or fight, or they were a combination of both. Even those who looked promising after a brief time in the Villa shirt became complete shadows of what we expected/hoped.

The lack of any coherent strategy meant we changed from manager to manager all of whom seemed to be tactically outwitted by their opponents on nearly all occasions.

Anyhow with our Premier League time at an end a new owner came in and backed up his words by spending a lot of money on a management team and players who had succeeded individually at this level, so it all seemed promising. Yet once again we're getting worse by the week, looking mentally fragile and battling out at the foot of the table.

I genuinely have no idea what has to change to remove the apocalyptic black cloud that infects every facet of this club.

Apologies for the rant, but today was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

Offline CT

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 06:51:17 PM »
I'm hoping for a "Bobby Ewing" moment.

Wake up in the shower and realise none of this ever happened.

Offline Witton Warrior

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 06:58:55 PM »
I'm just bored with the last 6 seasons, nowt to cheer.
I used to be so excited going to Villa Park but now it is a chore which I follow through because I have a ST and would be doubly pissed-off to waste my time AND money. Not even that angry any more as there is just an inevitability about our decline.

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 06:59:14 PM »
Tell me about it. I mean it's 4 wins from 51 in the last couple of years, fuck
knows what it is across that entire period.

Offline oswald funkletrumpet

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 07:01:45 PM »
agree with everything you posted

our biggest problem is given that the fact that we are literally a basket case who are we going to attract?

we are really in the shit

Offline aj2k77

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 08:04:54 PM »
Stain on the history of the club.

Offline OzVilla

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 09:36:08 PM »
I've just had the courage to look at the league table. Fuck me we're bad.

Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2016, 09:39:56 PM »
Nothing much to add. I agree with you PWA. It has just genuinely beat the fun out of football for me. I dont know, I cant even be arsed to get mad any more.


Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2016, 09:45:45 PM »
Since Houllier left our league record is, by my reckoning:

PL201 W41 D59 L101 F191 A328 GD-137 Pts 182

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 10:01:23 PM »
It has all been rather ghastly, to be sure.

Online LeeB

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2016, 10:03:52 PM »
I'm hoping for a "Bobby Ewing" moment.

Wake up in the shower and realise none of this ever happened.

I'm hoping to wake some time this week to hear Juergen Klopp has quit Liverpool because can't stand by and watch what is happening to Villa.

Offline ozzjim

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 10:04:37 PM »
I have become that numb to the whole thing my anger lasted about 10 minutes after the game tonight.  It gets less.  I even laughed when we conceded inside 4 minutes.  There is a curse on the club. Little things continually knock us back and end up in shot confidence and scatty performances.  No luck, all passion evaporating from the players. Whatever we've done to deserve it i hope  our debt is paid off soon.

Offline TonyD

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 10:04:57 PM »
The curse of The Ulster Manager.   See Sunderland..

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2016, 10:08:27 PM »
The curse of The Ulster Manager.   See Sunderland..

Leicester?

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The last 6/7 years
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2016, 10:12:02 PM »
Thing is at some point some point things are going to have to change. I have a feeling after thinking about it that maybe we need new blood and up and comers in the management and coaching staff. The likes of Black, Bond, and Clarke just seem to do fuck all.