So I’ve gone from utter anger and disbelief, to pride.
Yes, Leeds brought our winning run to an end. But only by a completely unfair goal (which - I think - was offside) and through blatant cheating from a player who has a face that I think everyone outside of Leeds would like to punch.
I genuinely think if Anwar and Jimmy D stay on the pitch, we win that. We were causing problems on the wing all game.
They look a good side, but we more than matched them.
Bring on the playoffs. 12 games unbeaten, Villa fans managing and captaining us, and a genuine connection between fans and players that I can’t remember being as strong as it is now. Well, since I started following the team in the early 00s, anyway.
Mings is a colossus, Axel a rock and our midfield is absolutely stacked.
We’ve always had a proud history, but now - for the first time in over a decade - it feels like we really do have a bright future, too.
Prepared? You bet we are.