Is This the Real Life?
For awhile, blogging was difficult because I’d run out of new ways to talk about not scoring goals and not winning games. 1,328 more words
Written for My Old Man Said and published there on 12/02/15
Two differing performances, the same inevitable result. Villa’s slide continued with defeats to runaway league leaders Chelsea and a poor Hull City side. 1,489 more words
Aside from the obvious financial balancing act, the biggest decision for any football club board is to appoint a first-team manager.
Other things matter of course – the structure of its coaching set-up for example – but ultimately it boils down to finding someone who will win games of football. 504 more words
After Aston Villa sacked Paul Lambert, pundits backed the decision but said he wasn’t financially backed as much as other managers. According to Aston Villa director Charles Krulak, Lambert was given transfer fees but spent it on a team that was “not fun to watch”. 716 more words
An unpopular manager has been ditched and a new man has swept Aston Villa fans off their feet with energising words and bold promises.
At his unveiling, he spoke of his pride at joining a club with ‘a fantastic history’ and made reviving a flagging team his priority. 563 more words