Aston Villa FC – Under Construction
Don't get me wrong, we have struggled in the past two seasons due to bad management from both the clubs owner, to the team manager, however we still find ourselves amongst the top league in English football.
July 16th, 2012
Despite the ups and the downs Aston Villa Football Club have spent 101 years in the top tier of English football, a record that only Everton (108) can beat.
On top of that we are also one of only seven all present teams to have played in every single Premiership season, and of course have the fourth highest total of major honours in football.
You are probably wondering were I am going with this? Well bare with me.
I have personally been unwell recently so have took a backwards step from the football scene and just watched on multiple platforms from my personal fansite to social network websites.
With our club currently going through a rebuild stage there are plenty of other club supporters including both Norwich City and Leeds United who consistently state that there managers/players shouldn’t leave for Aston Villa because it would be a backwards step.
Now from a perspective of a side who have only just returned to the Premiership after a four year absence and another who have been nowhere near the top league since 2004 it is a pretty silly argument isn’t it really?
Don’t get me wrong, we have struggled in the past two seasons due to bad management from both the clubs owner, to the team manager, however we still find ourselves amongst the top league in English football.
So many clubs in the past including the two clubs I mentioned earlier have had bad patches and have found themselves slip down the football league table, but not Aston Villa.
We still sit amongst the elite of the best league in European football and I personally believe how misfortunes are about to change.
Randy Lerner and Chief Executive Paul Faulkner have both held there hands up and admitted that they have made mistakes in the past and are willing to do everything in there powers to put things right.
When Alex McLeish was sacked they stated they wanted a young ambitious manager who would get the full backing of the Claret and Blue faithful. Enter Paul Lambert.
Following the appointment of the former Norwich manager, who sore something in Aston Villa that many Norwich City fans failed to see, both the board and the manager stated that the rebuilding would start with young talented players and people from across the pond.
Since then we have signed three players in Brett Holman, Karim El-Ahmadi and Matthew Lowton, while strongly being linked with Feyenoord and Holland international Ron Vlaar and Leeds United’s Robert Snodgrass.
I guess the point I am trying to make is, regardless of what other football fans think, all that matters are those of a Claret and Blue persuasion and lets be honest – the facts do speak for themselves.
Written by Stuart Young.