Call off the annihilation. Aston Villa to pack it in and fold after failing to beat pub team

15 Sep

Well that’s not a bad few days work. Brentford pulled it back to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa in a game which, arguably, the Bees can end up feeling disappointed not to have won. Certainly, based on a final ten minutes of frenetic pressure that built to a dazzling crescendo and almost an additional two points. Coming hot on the heels of Saturday’s win at Brighton, Dean Smith can probably allow himself an extra portion of coco pops this morning as reward for a job well done.

It was a point which was all the sweeter for having run the gauntlet of pre (and post) match abuse from a section of Villa home fans on social media. Da kidz giving it large from the safety of their keyboards is not uncommon these days but how delicious when it blows back at them.

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Villa Park – prior to kick off. Annihilation imminent. Possibly



Bees fans celebrate the equaliser in palatial surroundings

Nick Bruzon

5 Responses to “Call off the annihilation. Aston Villa to pack it in and fold after failing to beat pub team”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 15, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Wasnt there last night and even missed the Bees Player commentary due to work, so missed the game’s ups and lows. Sounds like an amazing away day.

    I see Mr Hateley (the emphasis on hate) has been at it again. Today going on about Villa winning the European Cup in 1981. It was 1982.

    Fortunately the majority of Villa fans graciously gave credit where credit is due & cringe when they see this fella’s tweets.

    Word is his tweet was pinned up in the changing room. So if Mr Hateley is reading this. Thank you for giving us all a laugh and thank you for your contribution to your team not getting 3 points!

    • nickbruzon September 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

      Yes, just seen Mr Hateley’s latest. I must admit, I’ve gone on Twitter. Sometimes it is just too easy.
      Look at it this way BQ, you may have missed the game but your riposte is already lined up for Monday’s ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’….

      • Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

        Twice in 2 weeks?! Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me! Sounded a lot better when Kenneth Williams said it

  2. Stephen Houlihan September 15, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Great report – photo shows NINE bees clearly, where are the other two?

    • nickbruzon September 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

      Good spot. I’ve had to double check. Bentley by the post and somebody(?) talking to Dean Smith. If you zoom in. Cheers

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