I’m not angry.
Just very very disappointed in you.
I’m more angry with myself for having the stupidity to believe that you might just be different to any footballer in many a year.
But you aren’t. You are as magnolia as the rest. I will never ever understand or believe that winning trophies with Citeh will be anywhere near as close to being the experience it could have, and should have, been for you at Villa.
But then again that’s me believing, as you had us believe and you did, you totally did and made out you meant it, were Claret and Blue through and through. I don’t think you are, you can’t be. Because you left when you had the Villa world utterly and completely at your feet. From fans, pundits, coaches, ex coaches, players and ex players. You left when you had the chance to take ‘your club’ (you said it) right to the top and even if we didn’t make it, you would have at the very least secured your families future for generations and had generations of Villa fans fawning over you. That is surely something. Look at Sir Brian. Walks around Villa Park 50 years later like a God. I would die for that as a Villa fan.
At least your parting gift is to unite the fans and bring them ever closer and determined to get us back to where we belong.
Damn, it’s a crying shame. Generic, magnolia, just another player in the list of Citeh players. No way will you be revered there as you would have with us.
I’ll put my house on it.
What a fine footballer. Absolute pleasure to watch. A first touch that I do not think I will witness again at Villa Park from a Villa player. I have banged on and on for years to anyone that was not a Villa fan that he is the real deal. They scoffed at me, they said nah, no way.
He is a classy classy footballer and I was dead right.
But it’s my prerogative and anyone else’s prerogative to think that he has made the wrong decision when all things are considered, not just the thought of playing in an overhyped, now busted flush, of a European competition. The ultimate irony being the club he joined thinks so much of this competition that they wanted to leave it. The grass is always greener, but it often never is in my experience.
As a Villa fan of 40 years, and at this current time in our history, I think he has made the wrong decision and absolutely nothing anyone can say now or in the future will change that.
Doesn’t matter a jot now though. He’s gone and it’s such a shame as that’s it for me, the final nail in the coffin for the game I grew up loving. The last hope I had of a player nowadays actually meaning something to us and us meaning something to them. It’s confirmed and actually a relief now. No more BS, no more ‘my club’. We will never have to go through this again because we know what will happen, what the end result is. If we can’t keep a player/fan like Jack at Villa in the circumstances we have now at the club, we will never ever keep any player when certain clubs come calling.
Writer: Melon Donkey