I have never seen Villa look so rudderless. I think the style of play that Houllier is trying to instill is currently beyond the ability of the players. Maybe, he is trying to lay down the ground work, so that the team will be ready when he transfers in new talent. But, getting relegated in the meantime would be a disaster.
Good point OC. I also think injuries and illnesses have contributed to our decline. I don't even want to say the "R" word. Yes - let's hope we have a good trasnfer window.