As I have thought about our trip to Elland Road, which seems a lifetime ago, we had some interesting things to ponder after. A rough first half, a better second, subs that changed the game, a point salvaged, and a final stretch that looked more likely to see Villa grab a winner.
We’re close, we’re far away. We can’t score, we’re tough to beat. Gabby has a purpose, Gabby has no purpose. Steve Bruce is….well, I’ll let you fill in those blanks.
Are Villa in danger of becoming the Over The Hill Gang? Don’t get me wrong…These two could be exactly what Villa need. I’ll have no idea until I see them playing for us, and Steve Bruce, instead of someone else. But it does induce a bit of head scratching.
So Villa are coming back from Portugal. They’ve worked on their fitness and patterns of play, but did Bruce get any closer to figuring out our starting XI?
John Terry, a man not necessarily beloved by Villans, could well be in claret and blue soon. And for me, the pros outweigh the cons.