Aston Villa teammates celebrate a rare 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The club’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral with aloof American owner Randy lerner keen to sell. Photo: Reuters Aston Villa teammates celebrate a rare 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The club’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral with aloof American owner Randy lerner keen to sell. Photo: Reuters
Aston Villa teammates celebrate a rare 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The club’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral with aloof American owner Randy lerner keen to sell. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
Opinion

Opinion

Home and Away by Peter Simpson

Aston Villa are in a bigger predicament than they care to think

The widening gap in sentiment between the crisis-hit club’s absent American owner and loyal fans is only growing larger as relegation looms

Aston Villa teammates celebrate a rare 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The club’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral with aloof American owner Randy lerner keen to sell. Photo: Reuters Aston Villa teammates celebrate a rare 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The club’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral with aloof American owner Randy lerner keen to sell. Photo: Reuters
Aston Villa teammates celebrate a rare 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The club’s fortunes have been on a downward spiral with aloof American owner Randy lerner keen to sell. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE
Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.