This isn't me trying to change the subject, after all we won at the weekend and for all the complaining some will do, we're in a very good place at the moment, but I've got to hold my hands up and tell you, while not trying to change the subject, I don't think I'm much of a fan of Kodjia. Don't get me wrong, I love the goals and the enthusiasm, I just want more.

When he came back from injury I commented that he played people in and I mentioned that because I thought maybe he had changed from last season, but that lated for one game. Ever since that match, he's turned into that player I remember from last season.

And I'm sorry, if there is going to be a player as selfish as Kodjia, I want more, many more goals. Does that make sense?

And this is somewhat a throwaway statement, but I'd even go so far to say that he's hindering Davis because of the way he plays. But maybe that's just me. I just liked how Davis created. And this post isn't about players, it's about the match last weekend and the match this weekend.

We won scrappy at the weekend and by that I mean, we didn't overrun them and I suspect most of us were on the edge of our seat until the whistle went. But we won and that is the Steve Bruce way. He's not going to, week in week out, dominate teams or win by three or four. Sure, it will happen every now and then, but not by design, but fortune.

Just like we will lose every now and then. No team wins week in week out and only a few managers can get a team playing beautiful football, that dominate teams and win every week. But enough about that and the tense win at the weekend. This weekend, we've got a trip to the circus.

A trip to the circus

So with the above written and with the desire for beautiful, attacking and purposeful football, I think it's fair to say we'd all take a tense 1-0 win this weekend. You see, it's not often we visit the circus and we do like all the treats that come from visiting the circus.

Now, this is where I could take this post in a certain direction, but I wont. You see, it's just a football match even if it's a local derby and one that we'd all like to win. Yes, it's important to win and I hope we do and it will feel just a little nicer than the Fulham win, but it's just a match. Maybe I'm getting old.

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Author: Damian
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Damian started The Villa Blog as a passion project quite a few years ago while he was living in South Africa. Now living in Sweden, it continues. He's originally from Chasetown and grew up when supporting Villa meant there was a real chance of silverware at the start of every season.