Well a another draw eh ?
However, the bigger story has yet to happen. Lets look at the game first and what happened there. We saw a team most expected with the absence of Albrighton, Warnock had to play on the left. A draw was a fair result and it could have been a win but on the other hand could have easily lost. The players tried their hearts out but the lack of positive subs was puzzling.
The clear MOTM was of course Dunne, he was fantastic today and to see that one burst of speed in the second half was something to wonder at. This was a good point, could have been more but we will settle for that.
However for me the talking point was what was happening on the bench. For the first half I could not see Mcleish on the bench, it was all Grant on the touch line. So when the the team came out for the second half I looked for him and saw him. Sneaked in, took a position on the bench, hid away and barely moved.
This is not Mcleish at ALL. We all know he stands on the touchline most of the game but today sat away not seen at all, in hiding if you like. At West Brom a manager can sneak out to the bench at Villa Park you have to walk half the length of the pitch, no hiding place at home.
If Mcleish is in charge of Aston Villa next Sunday I will be shocked.
Mcleish has explained his actions as below, if you believe that, then Santa Claus is real for you
McLeish opted to remain seated in the dug-out for long spells with assistant manager Peter Grant directing operations from the technical area.
But McLeish denied this had anything to do with him being public enemy number one with some sections of Villa fans.
He said: “My seat was in the middle and it was a bit of a chore trying to get past Peter Grant so I just let him stay out there and pass the messages on.
“It just didn’t seem appropriate today. I like to stand up normally but I also sat in the dug-out for the Old Trafford game recently.