To say that Tony Xia was happy after we made it to the playoff final last night was an understatement.
The club’s official Twitter account shared a clip of the chairman celebrating enthusiastically after the final whistle:
???????? Reaction Cam: We ❤️ you @Dr_TonyXia!!!
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 16, 2018
Fans reacted to the video with a mixture of amusement and appreciation for his passion for the club:
Could watch that clip all day
— Justin Halliburton (@justinh72) 16 May 2018
Gotta feeling that we can achieve some special things with chairman like him . Got luck on 26th May ,hope we win and come back to where we belong.
— George Bosski (@Bossinho28) 16 May 2018
— Andy Hodson (@AndyHodson67) 16 May 2018
— Austin Oakes (@MrLoverman1975) 16 May 2018
@Hockz1 just what you want from the owner
— Joey (@JoeReed12) 16 May 2018
Big Tone on a mad one
— Josh???? (@joshgr98) 16 May 2018
Great reaction from our chairman but where did he go? ???? ???? #PartOfThePride
— Fortress Villa Park (@FortressPark) 16 May 2018
— robin monk (@bagoffrogs) 16 May 2018
— Price (@jayrobinson96) 16 May 2018
Of course, there is still one big hurdle to go. The match against Fulham will be a lot different to the nervy two-legged affair against Boro. The Cottagers are far better going forward, but they do have their weaknesses at the back.
After two clean sheets with excellent displays from the likes of Hutton, Terry and Chester at the back, with Jedinak screening in front, we can be confident heading to Wembley that we can keep our opponents out.
Playing on the counter and picking them off could be the best approach, but they are dangerous, and we will have to be on the top of our game to seal a win.