Villa away in the League cup on what might almost certainly be an inclement Tuesday evening in Brum, was something that used to not so much phase fans, but it certainly appeared to all frequently phase our players.
I could be getting over excited, but I think those days are well and truly behind us. Cynics will tell you “that’s what spending £100m quid or so can do” but whether it’s been bought in or not, the mindset, hand in hand with the intensity has changed.
But the serious side to this game is that Aston Villa appear to be decimated by gout.
Physioroom.com has no return date for Christian Benteke, Gabby Agbonlahor, Charles N’Somnia or Ashley Westwood. It’s possible we couldn’t have been ‘gifted’ a weaker side to face.
I don’t think I’m unrepresentative. I’d like a pot on top of anything else we might or might not achieve.
We face the Blue Racists next Saturday. So tell me, what team would you play, tomorrow night?!