With the appointment of Dean Smith as manager, Aston Villa fans will be hopeful they can still make a success of this season despite a pretty dismal opening 12 matches.
The Villains sit in 15th in the Championship table with the shoddy form leading to Steve Bruce’s dismissal after a 3-3 draw with Preston North End.
Kevin MacDonald took over the reigns for their away trip to Millwall last weekend but showed very few signs of improvement, losing 2-1.
With the calibre of players who arrived in the summer, top six will have been the minimum expectation amongst fans at the start of the season.
Tammy Abraham, Anwar El Ghazi, Yannick Bolasie and John McGinn all arrived at the club yet they are still slumped towards the bottom of the table.
It will be natural for the fans to look around at the players that got away from the club currently making a success of things elsewhere.
Here are three that they let go of too soon…