Tough times don’t last, tough people do.

The last three years have been like one giant nightmare for the Aston Villa faithful.

Tough times don’t last, tough people do.

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January 24th, 2013

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Since Martin O’Neill has left we have gone through five different managers – including Alex McLeish from across the city – and watched as the best team we have had in many a year has been stripped to the bare minimum. We have had to fight against relegation on both of the previous two seasons but most of us believed that we would be OK; however this season it is so very different.

The spine of the first team has been ripped out and we no longer have the players to come in and do the job.

To quote John Gregory: “Tough times don’t last, tough people do…”

The former Villa manager hit the nail on the head when he tweeted that quote before the weekend’s Midlands derby against West Bromwich Albion. Manager Paul Lambert has gone with the inexperienced but it has backfired and we as Aston Villa supporters have to face facts – we are in a relegation fight.

No matter what excuse the former Dortmund and Celtic player comes out with, all that matters is the full-time results and where Aston Villa finishes in the Premier League table. The players, the supporters, and everyone else associated with Aston Villa Football Club need to unite as one and fight together, because at the end of the day no-one else will help us. We can only help ourselves.

As John Gregory stated, these tough times will end whether it be sooner or later, but tough people will see through all the hard times and come out of them stronger for it. It’s time to stand up and be counted, as our club motto states – it’s time to ‘Be Prepared’.

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