Another from across the pond. Good to see. Good to see also that you've taken an interest in Villa even if its for how awful we have been. Most of our problems stem from our owner Randy Lerner and hes recent lack of commitment to the club. January was a prime example. While those around us spent money, like Newcastle spending about $50 million USD we spent 0. We still could have mounted a fight and we were within reach if we just tried. But we had thrown in the towel as a club already.
Last Summer we sold our 2 best players and replaced them with a bunch of players no one had heard of. We sold our goal scorer in benteke and didn't replace him with a proper goal scorer. Though Gestede has his uses he was never going to hit the heights of Benteke. In the last 5 seasons we have a net spend of about 35million. Newcastle have spent around 85. When those around you spend more than twice you do thats a recipe for disaster.