It's hard to blame McLeish at Villa Park when we have such a lack of talent in the side. Even a top manager would be hard pushed to get much more out of this squad.
Against Arsenal I think we had the best performance this season and still lost. I can't fault McLeish for his tactics - at least in the second half. It was all Villa for a while - no negative, defensive stuff - but we don't have the class.
Anyway - shame about your European run - you did far better than our lot did with their European chances.