It’s a big season indeed for the Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern, after such a dismal campaign last time out.
While much was expected of the Villains last term following their rebuild after being relegated from the Premier League, though their expensively assembled squad failed miserably to live up to those lofty targets.
So, with Steve Bruce at the helm and big names all around the squad, there’s fresh optimism amongst the punters propping up our bar.
Which is exactly why recent injury news surrounding Jack Grealish has proved so unwelcome today. The England U21 international looks like facing up to three months after damaging his kidney in a pre-season clash with Watford.
The talented playmaker may well have had his problems off the field during his short career thus far, though our drinkers were expecting big things of him this season, so the fact his progress will be stunted somewhat has sparked reaction online.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Villa fans reacted on Twitter.
We should be okay, didn't do too much last season tbf
— Alex Wise (@AJWise) August 2, 2017
Injured at Magaluf away
— Andy Crowther (@Andyc1990) August 2, 2017
Too much sauce
— . (@Alergisal) August 2, 2017
— Comrade world cup fan (@Stokesey84) August 1, 2017
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Totally believe Villa won’t miss Grealish at all.
Far better team without him in it.#avfc
— Lee (@pre_fabbed_lee) August 2, 2017