It’s not clear whether Aston Villa will ultimately win this struggle. On last seasons displays alone, there are question marks as to whether it is even capable of competing. It is broken, leaderless and the battle hasn’t even been fought.
If only we had had a dwarf such as Tyrian Lanister to steer us through the nightmare. Wisdom, innovation and good fortune would have served us well. Instead, we got Barry Bannan.
Randy Lerner (Hodor) arrived with great fanfare, buying out then owner Doug Ellis (Tywin Lannister). The American always seemed pre-occupied with the irrelevant. A mosaic adorning a stand. The restoration of a public house. Simple gestures that missed the point.
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