Aston Villa Forum · 27 comments
My Villa Despair
Lambert's philosophy of signing young and hungry unknown players doesn't look like it's working. We all brought into it and thought we'd give it a chance but this season there's no sign of improvement from last. The style of football has massively regressed. Our current 11th place in the league is false. Another relegation battle is on the cards. Lambert has had £40,000,000 to spend on players at Villa in 2 seasons. And a lot of the players he's brought including a lot this summer aren't up to standard. Last season despite the relegation scrap it was enjoyable football to watch. We played passing exciting football and scored plenty of goals. This season we are a long ball team we can't keep the ball or pass it, we have the least amount of possession in the EPL, we are 1st or 2nd for the most long balls and we struggle to score goals. We've turned into a modern day Wimbledon. It's painfully dreadful to watch us play football. Our home record is horrendous 6 defeats 2 draws and only 2 wins at home in the league so far. Plus a defeat in the FA cup to 18th placed league one side Sheffield United yesterday. Season ticket money seems like an utter waste. Villa Park is a caldron of despair for home supporters these days.
Although Lambert's philosophy isn't working I don't blame all our problems on lambert I believe the roots of our problems are coming from our tight @rse chairman at the top. He seems as if he's happy to run us as a small club just happy to survive. He's had no ambition since MON walked out of the club. O'Neill knew what was coming hence the reason he walked IMO. Say what you want but Villa are a big club with a good history and a big fan base without the aid of glory supporters from all over the country. We rely on local support. We've never been relegated from the premiership we're ever presents. Playing just to survive in the Premier League season after season is not an acceptable ambition for Aston Villa FC or for the fans of Aston Villa. We should be looking to be top half team at the very least. The fans have put up with 4 seasons of relegation battles now. It's now become to much now and the fan base have became very disillusioned. Some have lost faith in Lerner, some have lost faith in Lambert and some have lost faith in both. Opinions differ in the fan base.
My personal opinion is that I think we need a new owner who will invest more in our playing squad and give us our shattered pride and ambition back. Lambert also needs to change his philosophy and bring in some more experienced quality players. The trouble is he probably won't be given the finance needed for that by Lerner although you can argue he has had 40 mil in 2 seasons to spend and he has wasted it on a lot of sh!te so Lambert must shoulder some blame. Although in his defence the tight wage structure has probably hamstrung his ability sign real quality.
The frightening thing about Lerner is if you listen to the fans of the NFL team in America the Cleveland Browns a team Lerner owned until recently they also say the same things about his lack of ambition he had for there team.
Lerner please sell up to somebody who will give us our pride and passion back! We want our Villa back!