I saw it mentioned the other day it was a “miracle” he got us up that year. It was a good achievement no doubt but let’s not forget we had the one of the strongest teams in the Championship that was massively under achieving under Bruce.
However, we were what, 3/4 points off the playoffs when Smith came in? With 90 odd points to play for. We strengthened further in the January so for me, getting to the playoffs and going up was good but certainly not a “miracle”.
I was at that semi - final sitting in the upper Trinity. Had blowing bubbles ringing in my ears for about a week. They had some classy players back in the day and had a reputation for decent football. Sit on the fence, Brooking was some baller as was Bonds, Devonshire and Martin.
The relevance of the post I quoted was the strange lack of acknowledgment of the different stages of the respective matches in question. Just seems an unusual caveat for a Villa fan to be making when the context is clearly important to the discussion, everyone is aware that the Sheffield United goal crossed the line.
Not yet, no. Frosty the Snowman doing his best to rattle EU cages though. The latest is that jurisdiction of the CJEU should have “no role” in dispute resolution, even though that’s precisely what was in the deal agreed by Frost and passed by Parliament.
So far the EU has smiled and nodded. Patience wearing thin if Ireland’s Foreign Affairs minister (who is quite conservative and usually very diplomatic) is anything to go by.