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Sunderland 0 - Aston Villa 4: The Cult of Tim

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

Aston Villa

The Good, Bad and Ugly of the week Paul Lambert was finally sacked

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

Premier League

Why appointing a football manager invariably relies on huge chunks of good fortune

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


I Blame Lambert and Lerner!

New manager, same old shit from Aston Villa, cannot attack, defend or play football, there is only one place we are heading. No team has played worse in the English, German, Spanish, even the Egyptian pyramid of football than Aston Villa. 308 more words

The Week That Was: 9th - 15th Feb

Contrasting performances makes mockery of sackings

We’ve seen it time and again, and by now it’s becoming so normal it’s worrying that nothing is being done about it. 429 more words


Did Lambert Get Financial Backing? Who Will Keep Villa Up?

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


Can new Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood manage as well as he can talk?

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