Aston Villa fans have been left with a sense of deja vu as the 2013-14 Premier League season comes to a close. The Villa supporters are faced with the threat of relegation for a third successive season with just three games left to play for the injury-riddled Villans.
The unrest and displeasure of the Villa faithful was on display yet again after the team lost their fifth match in six tries against Swansea on Saturday. Support for manager Paul Lambert is at an all-time low as the team faces a crucial meeting with Hull this weekend.
While Randy Lerner and the players are also culpable for Villa's disheartening season, many of Lambert's decisions as Villa manager are clearly identifiable as key reasons that Villa are struggling to perform.
If the Scottish manager returns as Villa manager next season then he will have to acknowledge and rectify his errors in order for Villa to improve and avoid yet another flirtation with Championship football.
These are five managerial decisions that have let Villa down in 2013-14.