The current crop are stranded at the foot of the Premier League table.
Aston Villa look to be relegation fodder. Despite two hard fought draws in their last two outings that is not enough at the moment. The club need to be picking up wins right now if they are going to survive this season.
The game with Norwich City tomorrow certainly looks like being key to their potential survival chances.
Now one Aston Villa club legend has urged the players to turn up in the second half of the season.
Paul McGrath was a Republic of Ireland defender who played the early part of his career with Manchester United.
But he is best known for his seven year stint with Aston Villa after switching Old Trafford for Villa Park in 1989.
He was well known for not leaving anything on the pitch and he thinks some of that bite is missing at Villa Park right now.
He believes the players need to remember the magnitude of the team they are currently playing for and react to the current struggle.
He tweeted earlier today:
@ Villa will always be great , just need some.players to believe what a club their playing for # react !— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) December 27, 2015
Villa are certainly starting to show a bit more fight in their relegation battle but a little more quality needs to be injected into their final third if they are to survive this term.
Hopefully Villa can at least begin to show that, as all fans would like to see them put up a fight.