Why take off a midfielder for a striker with fifteen minutes to go and leading?

I'm not sure what baffles me more; we go one up and sit back not looking for another or when doing that and that is what we do, we take off our defensive midfielder and replace him with a striker with fifteen minutes to go. What exactly did the manager hope to achieve?

It could just be that the dizzy heights of fourteen points from twelve games was too much for him and maybe it was, because we've now got twelve points from twelve games. Pretty much exactly what we've had from this manager since the day he took over. One point a game.


And this season, one point a game could very well get us relegated. It's going to be much tougher this season and surely we've seen enough now to know that this is too big a job for Lambert. He has to go and someone has to be brought in that can keep us up. That is how serious it is and I mean nothing against Lambert, but how many chances is he supposed to get?

We gave away the points tonight and I just pray that the new CEO can see this. If he can't he just has to look back at the last two seasons. It's not rocket science to work out.

Some stats

But that isn't the entire picture. We had 36% possession tonight and one shot on target. All this at Villa Park. And to top it all off, there was only 25,311 people at Villa Park. If this goes on much longer we'll go below 20,000 this season but maybe these numbers are going to help, because these numbers mean a drop in revenue and that's what it's all about these days.

Maybe also, it's taken the new CEO this long to find a new manager. Maybe he just wanted to try and see if there was anything he could do. Maybe he's tried to lessen the load on the manager and maybe he's just figuring out that it's a lost cause.

And if you didn't know, we were leading 1-0 with ten minutes to go and the match ended 1-1.

And I've just heard Ciaran Clark say they would have taken a point before the match and that's another issue, why should we have gone in to the game willing to take a point? It's things like this that wind me up.

But in positive news Okore and Clark were very decent tonight. But after a big result against a top four side, watch the manager change that up.