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It was the 14th of February this year, when the Sherwood love affair with Villa started. The following day saw the first signs of Sherwood's influence, when he visited the dressing room at halftime to help inspire the team to a 2-1 win over Leicester in the cup. Before that, we were heading for yet more disappointment - with another frustrating first half performance, the sort we were used to under Lambert. But after leaving his seat in the stands and giving a morale boosting talk, a different V
I've seen some really bad things happen at Villa, in my time as a fan. Losses in league cups to lower league teams (Scunthorpe, Sheffield United) but I have never felt so deflated and depressed as I do at this moment.
Don't get me wrong, Bradford deserve their massive achievement 100% and I wish them all the best for the final.
But whilst this is their finest hour, this is also my clubs darkest hour and I am not sure we can pull this around in time to save our premiership status.
It's become a matter of great discussion, about how important Darren Bent is to our future prospects and success. For what it is worth, if we had Young and Downing supplying from the wings, I would have Darren Bent in the team every single week. The problem is, we do not create the chances Darren thrives on, and thrived on under the attacking threat from both Downing and Young.
Simply, without the ammo, Darren is less of a threat.
In my eyes, we cannot risk playing somebody who offers so l
It's going to be tricky to get right back up and yet avoid being in the same situation as this year. If we bring in people like Gayle and Murray, supplemented with buying top Championship players we may find we're right back where we were a year ago: A number of key promotion players too old and/or not quite good enough to be starters in the PL and having to spend big just to fill out a squad. It may almost be better to get some strong prospects for smaller fees and lower wages that may take a year in the Champs to develop, understanding that some would develop and some might not, then build on the squad for a second year if we don't go up. If we then go up the 2nd year the PL money can be used to buy a few quality players to improve a settled squad rather than rebuild. We'd never keep Luiz, Mings or McGinn for 2 years, obviously, but I think that's more what the owners were aiming to do when they took over. Success may have come too soon for the best long term outcome.
How can you be so sure that we did? As I recall, the links to Santamaria came first and then shifted to Nakamba, quite possibly because Santamaria didn't want to come or his club didn't want to sell at a reasonable price.