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Aston Villa 1 West Ham 1: On brief reflection, a fair result

Despite us having probably 65% of the possession in the first half, 1-1 is a fair result, mostly because West Ham did create some very good chances early on.

It wasn´t one thing that let us down today. Formation was as expected and we were quite lucky that West Ham lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, the players played as well as they could and the support was very good.

If anything, today sort of shows that we are just missing the quality in the team to take us to the next level. We have good players, made a little better by the inspirational talk from the manager, but that really is all they are; good players.

It was an even playing field today and we drew at home to West Ham. We can say what we want to say but at the end of the day, if we are ever going to get to where we all want to be, then these are games we should be winning.

The manager has had three seasons, this summer is very important. He has to buy some real quality with the money he apparently has available to him.

I for one don´t think he has any money to take us to the next level and that Lerner is just another Doug Ellis, but I want to be wrong and this summer will tell us one way or another.

Anyway, your votes please for man of the match and we will publish the results tomorrow in the autopsy.