Whenever I go on holiday, I always take Villa shirts with me.
Because I like to publicise the name of Aston Villa whenever I go abroad.
It’s what I do and have done for years.
And even if some might slate me for having the audacity to actually buy Villa merchandise during these testing times, it’s something that isn’t going to change.
In fact I might make posting pics of my shirt abroad a regular thing. If you can call it regular, given that this is my first holiday in 18 months, due mostly to work commitments.
Whatever, I think my efforts have been wasted over here in Honolulu. The locals just aren’t interested in Soccerball.
I haven’t even seen a solitary Man U shirt. There’s just no helping some people, I suppose.
Ah well, you can only try.
Anyway, onto more important stuff and the sad fact is that there isn’t much.
But I can at least cast my opinions over a few things, which might cause a bit of debate;
First off, is young Grealish.
I really like the look of this kid. He reminds me of Ashley Young, before he started his diving malarkey; ie not scared to run at people and actually try something.
The something that has been so sorely lacking down the Villa for far too long.
So which country should he choose?
Easy. Although I’m fairly patriotic when it comes to footy (I’m English), he should choose Ireland.
They have a dearth of players to choose from, so he will have far more chance of actually playing.
And the expectation and disappointment that comes from playing for England, a supposedly top footy nation, won’t be there.
Then, keeping with the Irish theme, we have Shay Given, who has returned into the Irish fold.
Fair play mate, I don’t blame you.
Best of luck at getting a new contract at half of what you’re on now.
I’m still perplexed at how he was offered and accepted the assistant manager role temporarily, after being bombed out, but it’s the Villa, where anything can happen, isn’t it?
There’s Roy Keane too, who says being with us is making him a better coach.
I’m glad he said “coach”, because in my opinion he’s a rubbish manager, particularly in the man manager sense.
My dad used to give me rollickings, but I respected him, as he told me stuff without wanting to beat me up.
And he even had scary eyes, just like Keane.
Horses for courses and Keane will never make a good manager, I don’t think.
If I wanted someone threatened, I’d call on Keane, put it that way.
There’s a couple more, where I think we’re supposed to be interested in an Italian player?
And Juve are interested in Benteke?
Both I believe have come from Juve’s own paper.
So, yes, they are boring.
And Heskey apparantly missed a shot.
So what’s new there?
I’m sorry if you feel a bit short changed here, in that I’ve said nothing new, but what did you expect, when there’s no footy to be had and I can’t even get any banter from anywhere?
I can’t wait to get home, even if I have to debate with noses, in all honesty.