Aston Villa: The 2018 Play Off Diaries

I’m an Aston Villa fan. The Championship play offs, the final of which has long been dubbed ‘the one hundred million pound game’  are a special kind of agony as a fan. I couldn’t help throwing together my impressions of what went down as the Villans tried to battle back into the Premier League under Steve Bruce in summer 2018. Here’s what I wrote…

It Starts (pre-kickoff thoughts and analysis)

A Flaky, Winning Start (Middlesborough 0 – 1 Aston Villa)

Off To Wembley (Aston Villa 0 – 0 Middlesborough)

Stumble and Fall (Aston Villa 0 – 1 Fulham)