Wednesday 18 January 2017

Villa are in the doldrums – and nobody even cares

New owner won't be found in time to save fans from another season of woe next term

Michael McCarthy

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

Randy Lerner has announced that he is to put Aston Villa up for sale
Randy Lerner has announced that he is to put Aston Villa up for sale

It's grim – really grim – being an Aston Villa supporter right now. The season ended in fitting fashion on Sunday with a toothless loss away to Spurs, with three goals conceded before half-time.

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But it wasn't until I had to watch Manchester City destroy Aston Villa last Wednesday that I fathomed the depths of how miserable it is to be a Villa fan.

It wasn't so much the hammering inflicted by a team looking to wrap up the championship, but how much of a complete non-factor Villa were in the game. After years of grinding me down, I finally just didn't care any more.

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