I mean, it’s not as if they have got anything else to do right now do they?
Whilst some of us are going to have to fill our time with something new given the latest shutdown that is going across the country right now, to some extent, it should be business as usual for members of the football club in my mind.
Now obviously whilst it isn’t going to be completely smooth given that the team have put the training ground ‘on lockdown’ in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, if they’re smart enough, they can at least find a way to do it remotely, I’m pretty sure that is what Skype and FaceTime were invented for.
Now is the perfect time for those at the club to start looking ahead to the summer transfer window. To really dig deep and hopefully get a head start when it comes to scouting players that can be of help to us next season, that is of course assuming that next season goes ahead unscathed, but better to be safe than sorry.
You know how people talk about panic buys on the final day of the transfer window? Well, I don’t think you’re going to be given much of a warning and a head start than the one we have been given by the Prime Minister and the rest of the government gave us yesterday.
What would you rather?
Villa up, Hogan stays
Villa down, Hogan gone
There really can be no excuses for how the club approaches the summer transfer window now, get the work done early and then we won’t have to worry about chasing players around at the last minute.
Not only does that extend to just scouting players that the club can buy, but also who they can keep hold of. We’ve got a number of players whose contracts are up at the end of the season, and it would be nice to know if the club plans to keep hold of them or let them go.
That goes for the young players in the academy too, now is the best time for those promising youngsters that Pep Clotet has spoken so highly about in the past to get their contracts signed, sealed and delivered and have the foundations laid down for us all to see.