Aston Villa fans will agree almost entirely with a recent article on them in The Guardian. Journalist Ben Fisher writes about the club’s struggles for a playoff spot and how they need to seriously stand up if they’re to finish in the top six this season. Tommy Elphick contributed to the article, and the Villains loved the defender’s words.
Elphick: “This manager comes with a structure and a plan that maybe needs a little bit of time to get it where he wants it and, given that time, the club long-term will definitely be able to sustain itself as a top Premier League club again.” [guardian] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) February 6, 2019
Elphick spoke about how Dean Smith has come in and changed things up, commenting on how he believes that the current structure is a much more reliable one as they aim for promotion back to the Premier League as opposed to the way things went for the Villa Park faithful as they faced either promotion of financial instability until Nassef Sawiris came in and saved them.
The former Bournemouth man came across in a superb light and the Villains couldn’t help but note how tuned in their 31-year-old centre-back sounded, with supporters noting that he may have a future in management. Villa fans will be able to take comfort from Elphick’s comments, and even if they don’t go up this season, good times are no doubt on the horizon for the club.
You can read the Villains’ verdict on Elphick’s words here:
— jay (@jaycee_av) February 6, 2019
Sounds like a future manager to me
— Mick Smith (@bournemouth71) February 6, 2019
Always been impressed with his professionalism
— Laurie Jones (@Lauriewfjones) February 6, 2019
amen to that
— Lee Poultney (@LeePoultney) February 6, 2019
Tommy for president
— driveitpaddy (@driveitpaddy83) February 6, 2019
Nowt wrong with that.
— rodvik humble (@rodvik) February 7, 2019
Really hope you get a new contract @TommyElph4 . You’re professionalism, attitude & recent performances suggest we’d be very silly not to extend your contract
— TWG (@TWG0121) February 6, 2019
— classykodjia (@ClassyKodjia_) 6 February 2019
The Villains loved Elphick’s comments on their current position and will hope he can be proven right over where they stand.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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