No club's start has been more of a roller coaster than Aston Villa's. They started the English Premier League season with a reassuring win over West Ham. Then cam yesterday's match at St. James' Park.
I'll let Kirsten Schlewitz at 7500 to Holte - SB Nation's Aston Villa blog - take it from here:
Today is the first day I've actually despised being a football blogger.
Even through crisis, even through early early games, I've loved this job of writing about footy. But then there are days like today. Days in which you have to drag yourself out of bed at just a few minutes after 5am, even through you're feeling quite ill. Days when all you want is to go back to sleep--before your team is even down by one goal.
And then your Villa get hammered. Absolutely thrashed. And you go back to sleep at 3-0 because maybe, maybe it will all just be a nightmare, except with the internet these days you can't pretend it's a nightmare because you get up and are immediately confronted with 6-0! 6-0! 6-0! from every possible source.