Date: 21st October 2015 at 1:10pm
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Former winger Steve Froggatt has said he’s unimpressed by the silence coming from our board at the minute and he’s not that impressed with the squad either.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail as speculation, blame and well – the normal now – nonsense circulates Villa Park in the press and on forums with fans at wits end, Froggy isn’t seeing many positives either.

Beginning with his thoughts on the board, he says the silence in terms of the backing for manager Tim Sherwood at this point is astounding and worrying in equal measure.

‘The lack of support from upstairs is deafening. In a situation like this, if they were with Tim, someone from the top should be coming out and saying: ‘We`ve had some massive changes over the summer and after losing our two best players we`ve had to bring in what we can afford into the football club. We knew it wasn`t going to be perfect in the first half of the season but we`re going to back our manager to the hilt.` No-body has come out and said that and that`s worrying.’

With seven losses in the Premier League out of the last eight, whilst Froggatt accepts some of the newbies will take time to settle, he’s not that impressed by the attitude of the team itself either.

And for him the proof of that is in how Sherwood continues to rotate the team.

‘I think it`s up to the players to make sure he doesn`t have to do that. If you`re a group of players and you`re not getting picked you`d try harder and want to do better. The fact he`s not picking the same team every week, I think it`s a sad indictment on the squad. Who`s putting their hand up every week and putting in the type of performance that says ‘I can`t be dropped?’

And it’s a very valid point, but equally valid would be the argument of players not buying into a merit mentality when some are patently undroppable.

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