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  1. Yes. And it's a great feeling to not worry like I was 2-3 weeks ago. That isn't because I don't love this club and always will, it's because worrying myself sick can't change a thing. Football will continue, Villa will continue, and if that has to be in a different League, so be it.
  2. You could click at least 4 of them answers, easily.
  3. Not a thing. We've reached a point where going down is probably for the best, as I can't watch season after season of this shit anymore, from players who are basically robbing a wage. I think I'd enjoy a season in The Championship, more than one in the Prem again at this moment in time.
  4. I've already accepted the fact we are going down. I have seen nothing this season to suggest otherwise, as even the wins we've had could all easily have gone the other way. If we stay up, it will highlight what a poor League the Prem has become and the massive gulf between the top 6-7 clubs and the rest. I also think we'd win The Championship and come straight back up. In the long run, it could be a good thing for the club. We're not financially screwed like Leeds were, would be the biggest side in years to drop down, we'd still attract decent players (even in a lower League we are a bigger club than the likes of Palace, Swansea, Stoke etc...) and a core of the current squad would probably have a very good season. At the moment, I'd be quite happy if every player left this club, as I see no passion from any of them to turn this around (Clark & Hutton aside). Next season, if the worst happens, I think we could field a team like this.... Guzan, Hutton, Baker, Clark, New LB, Bacuna, Westwood, Gardner, Grealish, Agbonlahor, Kozak.
  5. Agreed. We actually have a half decent squad. We have the best striker in the bottom half of the Prem by far in Benteke, Gil is a poor man's David Silva (a bloody good one at that) and we have players like Delph, Sanchez, Westwood, Hutton etc... who like-for-like with other clubs down there with us, I'd not swap for any of their players. What we have been missing is someone with a bit of charisma, self confidence and passion to send them 11 players onto the pitch with the belief they will deliver performances. Lambert trotted out the same thing, game-in-game-out, we apparently played excellent in every single match and with any luck would be doing the treble year-in-year-out if you believed him.
  6. This. Tim Sherwood is the closest thing to John Gregory since he left. I personally loved our time under Gregory. The football was hit and miss, but he spoke his mind, got the job done, and the team was moderately successful. We certainly weren't the joke that we are now and have been since Gregory left (other than the MON years). For all those that are saying that they don't like Sherwood's personality, I think we need someone with arrogance (like Gregory had), who is prepared to fall out with "big name" players if needs be. I'm genuinely excited about this, and think this could be the beginning of something a bit special over the next few years. Come on Tim prove everyone wrong. String a few results together with some goals, and everyone will be behind you very quickly. Exactly my thoughts, Gregory was my favorite ever Villa manager in my time supporting (even over Big Ron & Little). I think the fact he has something to prove and is still somewhat an unknown in terms of managerial experience could work wonders for us. Also, it'll be totally refreshing to have another manager who tells it how it is, as Lambert was a total yes-man to Lerner. Not saying it will work out the same as Johnny Greg's tenure but if it's even 50% as exciting, then that is fine with me.
  7. Time to stop bitching and speculating and get behind him. UTV!
  8. After what we have seen under Lambert, I am surprised at the amount of opposition to any manager, considering the amount of posts I have seen in recent weeks saying 'Anyone could do a better job'. I think everyone is still a bit shocked that Villa pulled the trigger so quickly, though it was glaring obvious that it needed doing. I think Sherwood, if appointed, could turn out to be a Gregory-esque appointment. Many fans would have been underwhelmed and scratching their heads when Gregory came in, yet the guy brought fresh ideas, attacking football and produced results until Collymore helped to secure his downfall. You could compile a list of manager's and pull each one apart as nobody doing the job is without fault. There are only a handful of 'outstanding' manager's - people like Mourinho, Ferguson, Guardiola - but they will always take the top jobs, where there is ample amount of money to spend on a yearly basis. Saying that, they all had to start somewhere, with little experience (Guardiola apart) and have worked hard to forge very successfull careers. At this time and the position we are in, we need to fully support any manager the club appoint and hope that it see's us safe in the short term. What comes after that is yet to be seen but the performances, lack of goals, terrible records etc... supplied by Villa under Lambert can only improve. Any manager the club get in, bar a handful, will split opinion, most purely on perception of that individual and his management style. And at least it isn't Alex Mcleish!
  9. If it is Sherwood, then why are people writing him off before he's even managed a game? I will get behind him, solely for the fact he can't do any worse than Lambert has this season.
  10. I honestly think Sherwood would keep us up. Whoever comes in, we all need to fully back them 100% and hope they can inspire a change in fortune to keep us up. Then come the summer, we can re-group, make changes to the squad and put the last 3-4 dredful seasons behind us.
  11. Good stuff. Nothing against the bloke except the 3 years of total shit I've had to endure while he's been here.
  12. Does Lerner realize that new TV deal won't apply to Villa when we are in a lower League?? That's a hell of a lot of cash to kiss goodbye to because of loyalty to a uselss lapdog.
  13. Tonev is officially my new cult hero. I watched the Liverpool game around my Dad's and we were laughing when he came on and wanted to take the free-kicks. You can almost imagine him saying in a eastern European accent 'Give me ball, me shoot'. Was hoping he'd start on Wednesday night but was chuffed when he came on. I was in the North Stand but everytime he got it I was shouting 'shoooooot'. Laughed so much when he did and it went 30 yards over the bar, quality. Thing with him is, sooner or later one of his shots is going to rip into the back of the net and everyone will be crooning over what a goal it is and he should do that more often. Early days, let him settle in a bit more, have a few more game but don't stop him shooting, it's too funny!!
  14. Bannan is a silly little shit. I'd have booted him out the minute he decided to go drink driving. In that article he talks about the Liverpool match and not playing after. Has he not watched back what he did in that game, some glorious 40 yard through balls he put through..... for Liverpool. He's a rubbish footballer and his attitude is all that is wrong with modern footballers. Thinking he's Billy big-time and trying to act the kiddy. Good riddance, hopefully he'll take that bald coot Ireland with him.
  15. Dunno what has happened to him. I remember when he started getting linked with Manchester United, just after his first 'proper' season. Best I saw him play was when he was being used, here and there, as a holding Midfield player. I swear he scored twice against Arsenal playing that role. Think his head has gone for the time being. Why he keeps trying to dribble the ball out of defense is anyone's guess. Shame really, as I think everyone now watches him just waiting for the mistake to happen.
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