Richard Keys has been talking about the bottom three in the Premier League.

Andy Gray’s sidekick reserves his worst abuse for Aston Villa.

The former Sky Sports pundit describing them as ‘Abject, Pathetic, Awful, Embarrassing’, and claims he has good info that Villa gave up on Premier League survival some time ago because they are sure they can bounce straight back up.

As for Sunderland, Richard Keys is full of it after their win over Manchester United which still leaves them second bottom. However, Keys says that he ‘never doubted’ that Allardyce would keep the mackems up.

In their previous 12 matches (all competitions) before Saturday, Sunderland had only won two of them, so it isn’t like Fat Sam has performed some kind of miracle survival bid. Their survival, like Newcastle’s, is surely in the balance and like United they have shown they are capable of isolated results but can’t string wins together.

As for Newcastle?

Richard Keys reckons that on the pitch they ‘aren’t much better’ than Aston Villa, which is pretty damning considering they are totally useless.

However, no doubt another of his conspiracy theories, Richard Keys hints that he has insider info on Newcastle as well and suggests that Newcastle fans might have something to celebrate at last – not Premier League survival maybe but rather the departure of Mike Ashley!

Richard Keys writing on his blog:

“What can you say about Villa? Abject. Pathetic. Awful. Embarrassing. If those players had any decency they’d refund long suffering Villa fans their entrance money.

“I’ve mentioned this before. I heard some time ago that the Villa hierarchy had given up on the Premier  League in the mis-guided belief that they will get straight back up next season. Not with the current lot they won’t. It’s more likely they’ll go straight down again. They’re hopeless. 

Newcastle aren’t much better – but there could be light at the end of the tunnel for the Geordie faithful.

“Don’t get too excited, but it might not be too long now before Mike Ashley calls it a day.

“Big Sam has given Sunderland a real chance of staying up. Allardyce knows what he’s doing and I’ve never doubted he would keep his team in the league.”