Hands up, I’ve seen nothing of the game and am only going off what I’ve read on t’internet.
I managed to catch that we’d gone one up, conceded via a sloppy Jedinak backpass, then went 2-1 down, only for us to equalise.
That was the last I saw and I was cursing a draw at home.
Until I got back home, where I was delighted to see that we’d snatched a late winner!
I’m gutted that I missed this game, as by the sounds of it McGinn and Grealish dominated for us.
I was a bit concerned about how they might play together, but it seems my fears are unfounded and McGinn really puts himself about, while still showing good skill.
So McGinn edged MOTM, with some hard graft and guile, which pleased me immensely.
Anyone remember the last great player we had from Hibs?
It was a certain Des Bremner.
Which if omens mean anything, bodes well.
And I was delighted to see Grealish doing well too.
He got his head down and did his usual stuff, in drawing lots of fouls.
Steve Bruce went out of his way to praise how Jack and his family have behaved during the supposed Spurs move.
To quote Bruce, that is indeed “refreshing”.
All hail Jack and his Villa kin.
I thought it was a bit harsh dropping Elphick, but when I saw the starting line-up, I was very encouraged.
Although Wigan might be seen as one of the weaker sides in the league, I don’t think Bruce would have gone with quite the same sort of side if this was last season.
Indeed, you could possibly say that it’s about as adventurous as he gets, which leads me to think he’s been instructed to go with a younger side.
If so, that’s great.
Of course, things didn’t go all our way and it seems we gave the ball away far too much again.
And Kodjia is still being too greedy and not looking to bring others into play.
I’d give him a few more games, myself, as long as others are chipping in with goals, but I accept many don’t agree.
The trouble is what option do we have?
Bruce either has a loan lined up, or is frantically looking for one.
But at the end of the day, we’ve scratched another win after going behind, which shows resilence, even if we haven’t played that well.
And believe it or not, I’ve read elsewhere that if we beat Yeovil on Tuesday, it will be our best start since the 1962-3 season.
Surely that can’t be right and my tiredness has made me imagine it, hasn’t it?
Two games, six points.
It’s as simple as that.