One of the criticisms in Jack’s absence is along the lines of “Villa don’t have much to show for £250 million.” Which is a tad unfair, I think. We are still sitting 10th with just 10 to play. So, once again, a little perspective on where that money went, and why, to me, it’s nothing like what it seems.
Unfortunately, over the years and decades of football in almost every country, the innocence and spontaneity of the game is slowly being whittled away. Strict adherence to a manager’s tactics make the game more stilted. The biggest detriment? VAR.
What can I say about 2020? Thank you again, Dean. Thank you Villa. And thank you to all who read and contribute. Oh, and Happy New Year to you all.
Christmas Eve, and Villa sit ninth, having taken 7 of the last 10 points on offer. For once, Villans can actually relax and enjoy their holiday. I’d even go so far as to say we should be rather happy.
Is £100 million fair compensation for Jack’s services? If it is, then it’s time for Edens and Sawiris to cash in. Grealish isn’t ever going to be worth much more than he is right now.