“What on earth has happened to this great football club?” wrote the former Wales international. “For Villa to have only six points on the board at this stage of the season is ludicrous.
“If they are not careful, they will replace Derby’s class of 2008 (whose register included one Savage, Robert) as the worst Premier League team in history – and even we had collected seven points by Christmas.”
Villa have been the worst team in the Premier League so far this season and appear set for relegation to the Championship.
The Villans have picked up just six points from 16 matches and are as many as eight points behind 17th-place Swansea City.
Back in the 2007-08 season, Derby County, now in the Championship, were having a similarly bad time.
The Rams eventually finished bottom of the league table, having managed to collect just 11 points from 38 matches. Birmingham City, who ended the campaign second from bottom, picked up 35 points.
Remi Garde’s Villa will take on fellow relegation candidates Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park in the Premier League later today.
A win for the Villans will be a massive boost to their chances of survival in the top flight of English football.