Who the heck can moan about that? Nobody.
Sure we took a bit of a first-half battering, but we nailed them in the end.
Villa are a good side and Jack Grealish, as annoying as he appears, is a very good player indeed. But we beat them down, held them off and ultimately and deservedly triumphed. And we don’t throw cabbages. At anybody.
Jordan Rhodes was immense, but my credit goes to the triumvirate of the “under-fives” as in Lewis, Aarons and Cantwell. Youthful enthusiasm? I’ve no problem with that at all.
For me, the Timm Klose-Christoph Zimmermann combination worked very well – yet again. If any of our MFW readers want to fault Max Aarons or Jamal Lewis, please do so. I thought they were both up to the mark. Todd Cantwell did “rather well” also.
Obviously, two pieces of dodgy marking at corners led it to one each just short of the hour mark and a fair reflection on play that was.
And then there was that sublime movement from back to front (I’ve read 18-20 passes were involved but I was too excited to count). Then Jordan Rhodes struck with the best finish I’ve seen in yonks.
A well-observed round of applause for Mr Raper at 24 minutes showed what we are all about. And well done Villa fans for joining in. You’re good lads as we know and even our “favourite referee” Simon Hooper was sort of okay as well. Even if he was in love with Grealish. Or so it seemed to me.
A great result and let’s all be grateful for it.
Language is a funny old thing. Timm Klose was criticised by dirty Leeds fans for using the F-word after Pontus Jansson was similarly told off and banned for a match. Timm was understandably excited post-match and I certainly enjoyed his use of language.
I worked in France and Germany on many occasions and lived on and off in Spain over a period of many years.
The first words you hear are enculez, arschlocken, puta and cojones. So well done Timm for the assimilation.
You know you’re accepted when you recognise the swearwords.
Please stay Timm – we need you.