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Aston Villa CEO posts tweet, fans respond angrily – “Change before it’s too late”

Aston Villa are a side who have spent heavily in their attempts to get back into the Premier League – a goal that many thought would be an automatic one two seasons ago.

In their first season after relegation from English football’s top-tier, the Villans ended up finishing in 13th place on 62 points – 18 points away from the play-off picture. In the current table they sit in eighth on 38 points and just three shy of a place in the top-six.

Villa spent big last season brining in the likes of Conor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury, Albert Adomah, Scott Hogan and Jonathan Kodjia – the latter pair of strikers costing a combined fee around £20 million.

Last season was disappointing for Villans fans, this season an improvement but the club realise that this isn’t enough. That ethos to improve is what has driven Villa CEO Keith Wyness to post the following on Twitter:

As well-intentioned as the tweet may have been, it was seen as bait by many Villa fans who couldn’t wait to reply with their own comments on what Wyness posted about.

Villa fans comment on CEO post – many not impressed

First up is Villa fan Seán who says that it is the pitch where talk is needed, not on social media.

Villa fan Jason makes a very simple, yet extremely valid, point about how Villa are being played by opponents.

Harley compares CEO Wyness’ thoughts to the playing style of manager Steve Bruce.

Heads must roll for Morris.

Not all comments are negative though, there’s some support from the likes of fans Murray and Peter.

But these supportive opinions are few and far between. It all bounces back to the likes of this comment bashing manager Steve Bruce.

The beginnings of a comprehensive list here started by Villa fan Chrsmo.

For some fans, promotion is definitely not what should be on the club’s agenda – unless they deepen their pockets somewhat.

More pointed criticism.

A couple of linked comments here showing fan displeasure.

If there’s a proof-reading and sensible test that club officials need to screen tweets on Twitter through, it seems that Keith Wyness might have not used it on this one. Then again, it could have been done with the best of intentions – fans have just used it as a sounding board.

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