My article last week was very negative and I was hoping that this week’s offering would be more positive but once again the boys in claret and blue did little to raise the spirits of Villa fans.
For the Villans to lose to a League One team any day is disappointing but to do so with a fairly similar team to the one we put out in the Premier League earlier in the same week is unforgivable.
I have always been one to stick by Lambert and last week, for the first time, I found myself criticising him.
After our performance yesterday, I have come to the conclusion that Lambert has run out of ideas and I do believe that he should be sacked. We may be in a slightly better position in the Premier League than we were in last season but the football we are playing is dreadful and we are still losing games we should be winning. The team’s performances are average at best and I have to believe that is in no small part down to the tactics. The players Lambert purchased in the summer have shown little, if any, promise and he seems to be at a loss during the game, doing very little to change the original game plan even when it is obviously not working.
On Saturday, Helenius scored, proving that maybe he is ready to be given a chance in the Villa team. Villa fans have been crying out for this over the last few weeks. With Kozak out for the rest of the season and a goal to his name, Lambert has to give the lad a chance in our next Premier League game.
I have always been a fan of Cup competitions and I do think it is important to have a good Cup run during the season. It’s a shame that we are unable to have a cup run this season and we are now purely relying on Premier League survival. On the plus side, focusing purely on the Premier League may benefit the players, keeping the team fresh and reducing the number of injuries.
It could be another difficult season for the Villa faithful but I think we established that a long time before Christmas. It’s time for Lambert to go and for Lerner to bring in someone new with fresh ideas to save the Villa from dire, slow and inept football and the possibility of another relegation battle.