Now, at the end of that blog post, I happened to mention my pessimism for the season ahead with the loss of Martin O'Neill at the helm. I happened to conclude by saying that whatever happens, be it Champions League qualification, mid-season obscurity or relegation, I would still be a Claret & Blue come what may.
Well, I could surely not have truly realised on writing that final throw away remark at the time that in just 4 months time, I would find myself looking at the league table with my beloved Villa in the bottom 3.
What greatly concerns me though isn't just the lack of points in the bag, but also the goal difference. At -15 it is the joint second worst in the league alongside Wigan who are level with us on 21 points and just ahead of West Ham's goal difference of -16 who happen to be bottom on 20 points.
So, in all honesty, Villa deserve to be exactly where they are.
It goes without saying that this petrifies me! Whether they're burned out or not from an exhausting winter schedule, it's been no less demanding for the majority of the other teams in the Premiership (apart from Blackpool who haven't played since 1994 because of their frozen pitch).
Houllier has not galvanised the team in the way that his predecessor did but he will really need to now for the games ahead. Our next match is the big derby away to Birmingham - they're going to love that! That will be followed by games against both Manchester City and United with a 'relegation six-pointer' against Wigan thrown in between.
I'm really really keen to see my beloved Villa play Swansea and Cardiff next year. But I want that to happen in the Premiership and not the Championship.
Are Villa too good a team to go down? We should be, but we're not. We are where we are because we've been playing like relegation contenders.
Sort it out Villa for crying out loud.