Every part of the club is in a mess

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21 March ~ For several years now there has been a strong correlation between a Premier League club’s wage bill and their position in the table, with the two often matching almost exactly. Aston Villa are proving to be an emphatic exception to the trend this year, however. A club rooted to the bottom who may go down with several games to spare had the seventh highest wage bill in the league in 2014-15. The Swiss Ramble offers a thorough examination of what has gone wrong in various ways at Villa Park over the past few years.

Photo by Simon Gill/WSC Photography: The steps leading up to the Holte End at Villa Park

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