There were plenty of things for Aston Villa fans (and the club in fairness) to celebrate on Good Friday as we took Championship victory over struggling Bolton Wanderers in the first of our Easter double header.
For Villa, it was three points, a club record equalling nine wins on the spin going back 109 years to 1910. It also moves us to within one win of guaranteeing our Play-Off spot if I have my numbers right and on a personal front, with Tammy Abraham smashing Peter Withe’s goal tally previously, he now equals Andy Gray’s record going back to 1976/77.
The stattos amongst us might have more details or know of even more reasons for celebrations, but there was another side to Friday’s action that wasn’t so celebratory.
The game was the final nail in Bolton’s battle against relegation and everyone knows they’ve had a hell of a season off the pitch, let alone on it and I’m sure a lot of fans will appreciate that after our summer, their problems could well have been ours.
So top marks to the club for their reaction on game day when it would’ve been easy to just revel in our success.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) April 19, 2019
New owners, a new gaffer, a new spirit within the players – nice to have our heart and soul back again and the simple message was applauded by fans on both sides of Friday’s fence.
Good lads nice one, Grealish is class btw
— sid (@big_si_d) April 19, 2019
— Diggy (@avfcdiggy) April 19, 2019
Always had time for Villa. All the best.
— Tom Voolary (@TVoolary) April 19, 2019
We nearly went bust at the end of last season, so we would never consider taking the piss of your situation. We know what it’s like. Good luck next season
— Villa Boys From Aston (@VBFA_Blog) April 19, 2019
Touch of class, good luck in the play offs guys ???? pic.twitter.com/TDbKnGuwzS
— ???? Aaron ???? (@aaron_bwfc) April 19, 2019
Feel sorry for Bolton a good club. The late great Nat Lofthouse will be looking down with a tear in his eye.
— robbie (@villawindy) April 19, 2019
Nice touch Villa, good luck for your promotion!
— Marky (@Supawhite) April 19, 2019
Hope your back up next season all the best !
— $KILL$ PAY BILLZ ???? (@skillspaybillz) April 19, 2019
Class lads. Respect that. Good luck for the future.
— Liam (@Liambwfc_) April 19, 2019
You will bounce back Bolton, best of luck for the future lads. UTV
— EuropeanCupWinners82 (@MidlandTopDogs) April 19, 2019
— Rowli (@BWFCRowli) April 19, 2019
Bolton are a big big club! I'm sure under the right leadership you'll be back, hopefully soon. Sometimes you need to take a step back to move forward. Good luck for the future!!
— PPG (@PPG20003510) April 19, 2019
That’s only a small portion of the Tweets, leaves a warm fuzzy feeling doesn’t it.