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
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 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
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For all Newcaste fans' moaning about Ashley, I'm not even sure if he's even done that bad of a job with them. Both times they were relegated he got them straight back up, and now they're a comfortable mid table side, and yes they've lost Benitez, but Ashley was the one that brought him to the club in the first place,. I don't know the state of their finances, but I'd imagine they're okay in that department as well.
the thing with ashley is that despite his Pantomime villain routine outside of football ownership he is a very smart businessman and despite the attempts at publicity as a football owner sitting in the crowd looking laddish etc he's supposed to be quite introverted
when he does eventually sell and pockets around 200m (plus whatever cream he's taken off over the years) he will have done very well for himself
I don't know if "clown" is fair, think he's more just of an asshole in it for himself, he knows exactly what he's doing
and as I typed that I couldn't help but think of our previous owner (except for the introverted bit) doug "loved the villa" but he did a pretty similar thing to us
VLADIMIR: We wait. We are bored. No, don't protest, we are bored to death, there's no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste. ...In an instant, all will vanish and we'll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness.
POZZO: The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
VLADIMIR: Tomorrow when I wake or think I do, what shall I say of today? That with Estragon my friend, at this place, until the fall of night, I waited for Godot?
...Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! Let us do something, while we have the chance....at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! What do you say?
Why are we here, that is the question? And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come. ...We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.
ESTRAGON: And if he doesn't come?
VLADIMIR: We'll come back tomorrow.
ESTRAGON: And then the day after tomorrow.
ESTRAGON: And so on.
VLADIMIR: The point is—
ESTRAGON: Until he comes.