It’s only a brief initial reaction, but that result will do, won’t it?
I jumped in the car after work around half time, expecting to hear the commentary on radio WM. Only to find it was on D.A.B, which I don’t have (or want).
So I had to listen to the Blues commentary in the hope that I’d get the odd minute of comment about the Villa.
And my heart sank when I heard Blackburn had scored, after another mistake from Gollini?
I might be being unfair there, but the commentator said the goalie thought it was going wide and it crept between him and the post?
Even if it wasn’t his fault, I’d expect a new goalie coming in, in the transfer window.
Whatever, the mood soon changed when I heard we’d quickly equalised through a Kodjia pen after Grealish was fouled.
I got in the house with about twenty five minutes left and ran to the computer to hear the AVFC commentary. Only to spend the next five minutes trying to get on the site. Does anyone else find getting the live commentary a total joke?
Anyway, I’d missed Kodjia’s second goal in the meantime.
To think I’m paying for this crap service.
So the only thing I know is from the live update;
“Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mile Jedinak.”
After some reservations about Kodjia, he certainly seems to be doing the business and justifying his hefty fee doesn’t he?
I see Gabby came on for McCormack and I suspect Steve Bruce doesn’t rate the latter, probably because of the way we play. It’ll be interesting to see if he keeps getting a start, as he hasn’t exactly set the world alight.
And when I did finally manage to get the commentary, it sounded really nervy and players were dropping like flies through injury.
Adomah sounds like he won’t be available for a game or so and Baker got crocked, although maybe he ran it off?
And Bruce apparently went to a 4-5-1 to try and keep the result, which we did, with what sounded like some bodies on the line defending. Very encouraging.
While it’s early days, we may now have killed the hoodoo of conceding late goals. We even came from behind. When did that last happen?
And perhaps most importantly, we simply held on.
I talked in the preview about a new manager bounce and noticed a comment suggesting Bruce has been lucky.
Perhaps he has. But that’s now eleven points from a possible fifteen isn’t it?
If it’s all done on good luck alone and I don’t think it is, I’ll take it.
I’m a content bunny for the rest of this weekend.
Oh, we’ve also pulled two points back on the Blues too.
Not that I’m overly bothered about them, but it would be great to finish higher, if nothing else.