Well, that was absolutely great for me.
I’ve said before that I can see things coming in the way we play our footy.
We try moves going forward, that don’t always work.
But at the same time, defenders knock the ball back, even though they haven’t looked; because they know where the player will be.
Trust me, I totally believe it’s coming and I believe it’s because we’re organised. Something that I haven’t seen in a long, long while.
That said, it was plainly obvious that Preston were struggling at the back, with so many players out.
They just looked incredibly unbalanced as a side, which meant that they were there for the taking.
And we took them; it’s as simple as that.
This was a display rooted on our defence, where Chester and particulary John Terry were outstanding.
Elmohamady and Hutton did very little wrong either, but it’s just that they were out-shadowed by those in the middle.
That said, we looked lively when we did attack and I’d made my mind up that Keinan Davis was the MOTM, way before it was mentioned.
He was simply outstanding in his movement and hold-up play.
He had a couple of very good chances too, where he was unlucky to not score.
I have to be honest though and I do worry about his manner and body language on the pitch.
Maybe it’s the arrogance of youth, but it doesn’t look good to me.
Whatever, he put himself about well and caused Preston a world of grief.
Well done son!
Another truth is that Preston offered nothing and i worry about them.
Not much, but I do.
The opening line on $ky was something like “Villa started the game and Preston won it”
Very, very fitting for me, as a traditionalist.
Preston are a proper club, similar to us.
But that’s enough about them.
We whupped them and are beginning to show our credentials.
I’m not Bruce’s biggest fan.
Indeed, I’m not Terry’s biggest fan either.
But it would seem things are beginning to click.
If you still doubt it, try putting a neutral head on and just look at the results.
Title contenders, we’re coming for you, indeed.
Think about our squad depth. We still have the likes of De Laet to come in, if needed.