If I supported Villa I’d be going though a bottle of whiskey every game right now.
- @Regista_Michael, during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion, which Villa led 2-0 at the break
I had a big long post prepared that summarized the bad month of matches that Aston Villa has had, which saw them drop out of both Cups to lower-league opposition and mire further into a relegation fight, beginning with the 8-0 trouncing at Stamford Bridge. I had written a whole thing about how Lambert’s Norwich sides never did “boring,” which is great when you’re building confidence in League 1, but not the best when you just need to keep schtum at the back (some of which I will reprise). I did still decide to keep the above pull quote from Twitter, because it really does set the scene.
Then, in our internal email threads where we swear at each other and share fun stuff with each other, we were discussing the hilarity of the Brek Shea “donkey photo (after the jump).” And in that thread I had lamented Villa’s ouster from the FA Cup, which led Phil to say this:
Keith, is this the Brek Shea donkey photo of Villa seasons?
Well, let’s look, shall we?