Midweek, or close enough, and Villa find themselves safely locked in the promotion lottery following back-to-back 1-0 victories over Cardiff and Leeds. Accomplished with three games to go, it might have been a bit dicier than we would’ve liked.
At the weekend, Villa somehow put four past Sheffield Wednesday while conceding only two. I’m not sure how that came about, so I guess we all just say thank you very much and move on. There are some other things to consider, however.
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.