Steve Bruce has been telling some home truths about Aston Villa and that’s a good start to get Villa back on track and back into the Premier League where they belong.
We have to remember that Aston Villa won the European Cup in 1982 when they took Bayern Munich apart 1-0 in Rotterdam with a goal from striker Peter Withe after 67 minutes.
They have won the English League 7 times, the FA Cup 7 times and the League Cup 5 times – that’s a great record in anybody’s book.
Steve Bruce – Aston Villa manager
We are not going to criticize Aston Villa when our club has also been so very badly managed over the last few years too – and that’s why these two big clubs are now both in the second division in England.
Bruce is having a tough time of things at the moment and has lost the last four games, but he is the best man for the job.
The Geordie has a good history of being able to get clubs promoted from the Championship but it will not happen this year for the Villa.
We know what it’s like when the team gets relegated – it’s so hard on the fans and the Villa fans have to be hurting at the moment.
Bit its also good that Steve Bruce is trying to tell it the way it is – and thereby move the club forward.
This is some of what Bruce said yesterday:
“It’s probably been one of the toughest periods for the club and the supporters themselves.”
“Let’s be fair, it’s only four or five years ago that the club was competing in the top reaches of the Premier League, so it’s tough for them.”
“That’s what can happen to the big club whenever there’s a bit of mismanagement or whatever you like to call it.”
“Six managers have sat here in the last two years. That suggests alone that it’s been chaos.”
“When there’s chaos at a football club, it results in one thing – no matter how big the stadium, how big the name, how big everything else is.”
“If you’re not right out on the pitch then it can be very, very difficult for everybody.” “And it has been.”
“The supporters have been unwavering, and fantastic.”
“I know, and I’m confident, that we will turn this around and they’ll have a team they can support and be proud of it again.”
“Look I have to get a few results to give us that stability because I do believe the club is in a healthier position even since I took over four months ago.”
Villa need something out of the game on Monday night at St. James’ Park, but we need a win badly and we must get all 3 points.
Maybe Villa under Steve Bruce can get back next season to the Premier League.