After the news that Dr. Xia was taking his club to a new home, Larry had seen his transfer budget chopped from £38 million to just over £10 million. It wasn't the best news Larry had heard as they embarked on their first season in the top flight but with some deals already signed, he … Continue reading Season 6 – The Premier League!
January began in the worst possible fashion. A New Years day 1-0 defeat away to Charlton Athletic where Fredericks side looked for want of a better word, hungover. Bristol City arrived at Villa Park four days later and the home side reacted to Fredericks outburst to get back to winning ways. In doing so, however, … Continue reading Season 5.2 – The Culmination
Larry shut his laptop down. That must have been the 16th time he had watched the run in from the previous campaign, it still haunted him. He had spent the summer looking long and hard at himself as well as the job at hand. Larry and Terry Butcher had talked often and in great detail … Continue reading Season 5.1 – One last shot!
It had been six months since Larry had walked through the doors at Villa Park. In that time he had completely restructured the club, completed an overhaul of the coaching staff, secured a new foreign affiliate club and reduced the squad size to raise £24 million in cash, in doing that they also saved over … Continue reading Season 4 – Villa ran by a Villain
It was late, and the ground was in almost complete darkness. The only light radiated from the sun lamps repairing the pitch in the far goalmouth. Alone on the back row of the Holt End, Villa Park, sat Larry Fredericks. He thought of all the great players that had come through these doors. The games … Continue reading Resurrecting A Villain.