Saturday 22 July 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

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

Michael McCarthy

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.

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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