Fight like Lions, Look like idiots

Di Matteo Sacked

We tried to tell them about Di Matteo. We tried to tell them that when things are going well Roberto is great, but when shit hits the fan he is unable to turn things around. We tried to tell them about his hands off approach to training and match preparation. But we are just “bitter baggies” after all. Just like we were when we said they were welcome to take agent Lescott.

I must admit I haven’t watched any of Villa’s games this season, I have just seen the results and have heard about them repeatedly conceding in the last few minutes of games. It is good to see the Villa fans getting a hard dose of reality once again, as all we were hearing all summer was about how much they had spent and how they were easily going to get one of the automatic promotion spots.

Tony Xia – gob on a stick

On one hand I find Tony Xia’s honesty on twitter and his communication with the fans to be quite refreshing. I just can’t help thinking (and hoping) his gobby-ness is going to come back and bite him on the arse.

You can’t promise Champions League football within the next 5 years and not expect serious questions and concerns from the fans when things are going wrong. I can also foresee him possibly saying something about a match official or an opposition player and getting pulled up by the Football League at some point in the future.

Who’s next?

Steve Clarke is now caretaker manager until a replacement can be found. I am not too sure how that will pan out but if Clarke can get some decent results he could be in with a shout of the permanent job.

Otherwise, Tony Mowbray is now out of work if they wish to keep the ex-Albion theme going that is working so well for them (LOL). The bookies favourite at the moment is Steve Bruce. Despite him being very experienced and successful at that level I’m sure the “McLeish Out” brigade may have something to say about another ex-Blues manager.

On their forums they are as deluded as ever. Bielsa, Villas-Boas and Hiddink are amongst the names they are seriously suggesting for their new manager. (You know, because they won a cup back in 340BC – and they are the biggest club ever since time began – and any manager in the world would be privileged to have such a coveted role.)