Well, Dr Xia, you have a dilemma. Actually you are on the horns of a dilemma. In fact, you are on the horns of several dilemmas. I don’t envy your position as chairman of Aston Villa right now.
Something is still missing at Villa, despite improvement. The allure, the suspense of something great about to happen just isn’t there.
What’s the secret to playing long enough to have the experience without losing your legs?
Villa, I think, are in a hesitant cycle. People who make the decisions are afraid or unwilling to step out and face the future. Falling back on what was once comfortable, once worked, and was once successful is too strong a feeling to really change.
Ian Gibson looks at the next steps for the club.