Scotland international Robert Snodgrass reckons that Aston Villa have to be ‘together as one’ in order to clinch promotion to the top-flight.
The 29-year-old joined the Villains on a season-long loan from West Ham United earlier last month, and he has immediately set about making an impression with the West Midlands outfit.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says that he is feeling sick after watching his team suffer a 4-0 humiliation against Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Villa were hoping to finally into the run of several decades without a FA Cup title by beating the gunners. They have not managed to win this title since the success in the 1956-57 campaign. The closest they have been since then was being runners up at the turn of the century and now against Arsenal. Despite being in a relegation battle for much of the campaign, Villa were hoping to create a major upset at the new Wembley.
When the performances of a Football team happen to be poor over a long period of time, it’s the manager who takes the most of the flak, but, in Aston Villa’s case, it’s the hierarchy too which seems to be a tad responsible.
Randy Lerner, who bought Villa 8 years back in 2006, has never tried to get involved that much into the cub activities.
He does not even spend a lot of time in UK and many experts reckon that’s not the way to run a top class Football club.
Lerner might say that he has done things which people expect a good owner to do. He spent as much money as anyone else, brought in a young, creative manager and also gave him his full backing.
But, spending money and employing quality people does not mean that your duty as an owner is completed.
During the previous season of the Premier League, Aston Villa managed to avoid getting relegated as they had an advantage of 5 points which kept the team of Paul Lambert safe.
The manager of Aston Villa believes that this season should be easier to avoid being pitted in the bottom spots of the Premier League if his squad continue performing in the way that they have been doing up until now.
Aston Villa has claimed victories against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool, Stoke City and Hull City which has helped the club in maintaining a fairly comfortable spot in the middle section of the Premier League standings.