David Wild looks at Aston Villa’s progression in Paul Lambert’s second season at the helm…
“People think we are doing poorly and we are sitting tenth – it’s really incredible, the perception of it.” – Paul Lambert
Aston Villa are one of the more curious teams in the Premier League. A rich European cup winning history behind them, they currently sit in 10th with 27 points from 24 games and are five points off the relegation zone. Considering their previous two league finishes were 15th and 16th respectively you would think that the fans would be praising their team and a march into the upper echelons of the league was at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
“95 per cent of Villa fans want boss Paul Lambert sacked” – talkSport listener Jan 13th
Back on Boxing Day Crystal Palace beat Villa 1-0. This made four losses on the trot and six defeats in nine at home. There was, almost unbelivably, a movement towards ‘Lambert Out’ on social media, phone ins and in some media. Continue reading