Aston Villa board to hold crisis meeting amid 16-match winless streak

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Aston Villa’s last win came on September 22 against Championship side Birmingham City in the League Cup. Since then, the Villans are without a win in 16 matches.

After drawing with League Two’s Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup on Saturday, the Aston Villa board has called an emergency meeting to discuss the club’s crisis in an overall disastrous season.

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Villa executives are flying to New York to meet with the club’s American owner Randy Lerner, where they are expected to ask for large funds to make transfers in the January window.

The FA Cup draw against Wycombe signaled a new low this season, as fans turned on the club with boos raining down on the players and manager Remi Garde. After the match, captain Micah Richards was seen getting into a heated discussion with angry supporters.

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Aston Villa won their opening Premier League match in August, and that remains the club’s only league win. Tim Sherwood was sacked in October, and his replacement Remi Garde is yet to win a match after ten games in charge.

In 24 matches in all competitions this season, Aston Villa has a record of W3, D6, L15. Those three wins came against Bournemouth in the Cherries’ first-ever Premier League game, in extra-time over League Two Notts County, and over Championship side Birmingham City.