On Wednesday, Aston Villa’s first team returned to Bodymoor Heath for the start of pre-season training having received a bit more time off following the failed Play-Off run in 2017/18.
First day back ????
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 4, 2018
It must have been an interesting day for the players, not only would they have returned with questions about their own future and whether they’d again get paid at the end of the month, it was no doubt an opportunity to see if any friendly faces on the non-playing staff were still in situ.
One thing is for sure though, with the players back Dr Tony Xia may have broken into another sweat when he thinks about how the electricity bill will now skyrocket. Maybe Steve Round’s unexpected sacking will offset that for a week or two?
The fact there was an emphasis on showing Jack Grealish in the pictures released by the club led some fans to form their own conclusions about how we were spinning the players return in an effort to turn some attention away from our absent, but silent, owner and the **** storm we’re currently dealing with.
At least it proves we’re still trading at the moment though.
— Sam McAllister (@SupersizedSam) July 4, 2018
Is there going to be any good news to look forward to @AVFCOfficial ?????????
— Daniel rivers (@king_martel_utv) July 4, 2018
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) July 4, 2018
I bet they have to pay for parking now. Every little helps.
— Dan B (@danbeasley1) July 4, 2018
No pics of any type of management/coaches, lads just gonna have a kick about #rudderlessship
— Kev Mc (@villabloke) July 4, 2018
Play the youth and allow Steve some time to tidy his garden. 12 months should just about do it.
— Son Lyme (@Son_Lyme) July 4, 2018
Didnt expect Round leaving to be part of that context ????♂️ #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) July 4, 2018
The “Con “ in Recon is very apt ????
— S7eve (@coopermanyorks) July 4, 2018
And don't they look happy
— bradz11 (@Stephen42044776) July 4, 2018
Grealish just there to clear out his locker…?
— Des Kelly (@EvilDes82) July 4, 2018