Date: 27th August 2018 at 8:00am
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With frustration being the main takeaway from the weekend’s draw with Reading at Villa Park as a late equaliser for the visitors saw us drop two points from a game we rightly should’ve won given the chances we had, the performances of a couple of players were always going to picked on when it came to social media.

Having not taken all three points on the day, Jonathan Kodjia’s own showing was always going to rankle with some as following his brace in the previous game, the expectation suddenly became he was back on fire and form and wouldn’t look back, but football is never that simple and whilst his confidence would’ve been boosted, some hangover from his lengthy spell out injured is going to remain until he gets through at least ten games this year. If not potentially slightly more.

Now, there’s no doubting his performance was sub-par, but I fail to see how it’s suddenly become the end of the world again.

I also fail to see, given the improvement on show, how this turns into another round of anti Steve Bruce ramblings but some have already drawn their lines in the sand and there would still be gripes if we topped the table and had won every match as you can never achieve perfection – especially if nothing is ever good enough anyway.

Some very valid criticisms in fairness, also some massive overreactions and there’s plenty more if folks want to look for themselves.

 
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